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Ron Paul: The Last Nail (Video)
Source: Ron Paul Submitted: 05/26/2011
--"Who would have ever thought that the current generation and Congress would stand idly by and watch such a rapid disintegration of the American Republic? Characteristic of this epic event is the casual acceptance by the people and political leaders of the unitary presidency, which is equivalent to granting dictatorial powers to the President. Our Presidents can now, on their own:

1. Order assassinations, including American citizens
2. Operate secret military tribunals
3. Engage in torture
4. Enforce indefinite imprisonment without due process
5. Order searches and seizures without proper warrants, gutting the 4th Amendment
6. Ignore the 60-day rule for reporting to the Congress the nature of any military operations as required by the War Power Resolution
7. Continue the Patriot Act abuses without oversight
8. Wage war at will
9. Treat all Americans as suspected terrorists at airports with TSA groping and nude X-raying"
 Watch here »
Judge Napolitano: Republic or Police State? (Video)
Source: Submitted: 05/24/2011
Judge Napolitano on how our freedoms have been systematically wiped out since the Constitution was signed.  Watch here »
PsyWar (Video)
Source: Submitted: 05/22/2011
Learn how the "ignorant masses" are manipulated to secure corporate and political objectives.  Watch here »
Our "leaders" have created a system that is based on deception, theft and violence. The documentary above focuses mainly on the "deception" part of the equation.

As is often the case with critiques that come from a "left-leaning" perspective, this piece has its fair share of blaming "capitalism" (as opposed to what we really have: crony / coercion capitalism), but overall it is well worth watching.
Trusting the Vaccine "Experts"
Source: Submitted: 05/22/2011
--Countless American parents are putting their trust, and their child's lives, in the hands of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) every time they vaccinate their children. Yet two of the CDC's "go-to guys" have now been caught red-handed lying and, in the case of Dr. Poul Thorsen, committing outright fraud. This includes:

* Dr. Poul Thorsen, who was involved in several key studies the CDC uses to support their claims that MMR and mercury-containing vaccines, among others, are safe.

* Dr. Paul Offit, a very well-known and frequent proponent of mandatory vaccination, whose views are promoted by the AAP and who previously served as a member of The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). ACIP is a 15-member panel of immunization experts, selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They provide advice and guidelines to the CDC on vaccine-preventable diseases.
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The purpose of the 10th Amendment and "Nullification" (Video)
Source: Submitted: 05/21/2011
.  Watch here »
Toxic Levels Of Barium And Aluminum Found In Several Arizona Residents
Source: Submitted: 05/21/2011
--In the last year alone the Chemtrail issue has been taken to a whole new level with millions of people demanding that governments around the world STOP spraying.

Mike Murphy has released the documentary, “What In The World Are They Spraying” which has brought the truth to millions of otherwise clueless citizens.

In late February, The Intel Hub released an article covering the connection between the supposed need to combat man made global warming and the large scale manipulation of our planet through aerosol spraying.

Now, citizens in Mohave County Arizona have had their blood tested for barium and aluminum and what they found should be an awakening for all the people of the world.

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Obama's war on whistle-blowers
Source: Submitted: 05/18/2011
--The prohibition on domestic spying was long one of the NSA's central mandates, and objecting to the agency's post-9/11 use of its awesome technology to turn inward on the American people is about as pure whistleblowing as it gets. Recall what former Idaho Senator Frank Church said about the NSA after his mid-1970s Committee uncovered decades of severe surveillance abuses under virtually every President since World War II: "That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would be no place to hide." Mayer also details how Drake raised objections to what he suspected (rightly) was the NSA's illegal eavesdropping on Americans without the warrants required by FISA.

Thomas Drake is a hero who deserves a Medal of Freedom. Instead, the Obama administration seeks to imprison him for decades while steadfastly protecting from prosecution -- or judicial review of any kind -- the high-level government officials who systematically broke the law.
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The Strauss Kahn Frame-Up
Source: Submitted: 05/18/2011
--Strauss-Kahn is portrayed as so deprived of sex that he attempted to rape a hotel maid. Anyone who ever served on the staff of a powerful public figure knows that this is unlikely. On a senator’s staff on which I served, there were two aides whose job was to make certain that no woman, with the exception of his wife, was ever alone with the senator. This was done to protect the senator both from female power groupies, who lust after celebrities and powerful men, and from women sent by a rival on missions to compromise an opponent. A powerful man such as Strauss-Kahn would not have been starved for women, and as a multi-millionaire he could certainly afford to make his own discreet arrangements.

As Henry Kissinger said, “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” In politics, sex is handed out as favors and payoffs, and it is used as a honey trap. Some Americans will remember that Senator Packwood’s long career (1969-1995) was destroyed by a female lobbyist, suspected, according to rumors, of sexual conquests of Senators, who charged that Packwood propositioned her in his office. Perhaps what inspired the charge was that Packwood was in the way of her employer’s legislative agenda.
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Here is what made me suspicious from the start: The media can paint an allegation of rape any way they like. They can make it sound “preposterous” and give it very little coverage, or they can present it as if the allegation came from Mother Theresa herself and plaster the story everywhere. (The latter approach nearly guarantees the assumption of “guilt” in the public’s mind and all the coverage I saw leaned toward this “smear” method.)

Of course I have no way of knowing whether or not the charges against Kahn are true, but then again neither does anyone else (except the maid who’s alleging the attack and Kahn himself.) That said, Paul Craig Roberts brings up some very important things to consider in the article above.
About Those "Legal" Prescription Drugs
Source: Submitted: 05/18/2011
Stevie Nicks: "Finally, in 1993, I'd had enough. I said, 'Take me to a hospital.' I went in for 47 days, and it made Betty Ford look like a cakewalk. My hair turned gray and my skin molted. I could hardly walk. You can detox off heroin in 12 days. Coke is just a mental detox. But tranquilizers -- they are dangerous. I was terrified to leave, and I came away knowing that that would never happen to me again."

--Although many fail to realize this, prescription drugs can be just as addictive as illegal drugs. In fact, in many cases there's no difference between a street drug and a prescription drug. For example, hydrocodone, a prescription opiate, is synthetic heroin. It's indistinguishable from any other heroine as far as your brain and body is concerned. So, if you're hooked on hydrocodone, you are in fact a good-old-fashioned heroin addict.
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...and they're not only "legal" but the "pushers" of these drugs (doctors) are perceived as knowing "what's best" for the patient’s health. In other words, most people would never think of taking heroin, but they would absolutely take something just as bad (or worse) if a doctor says it’s “what they need.”
Patriot Act Deadline Looms
Source: Submitted: 05/17/2011
"GOP leaders argue that extending the PATRIOT Act is especially important because the killing of Osama bin Laden might inspire retaliatory terrorist attacks against Americans. Call me cynical, but had Bin Laden not yet been killed or captured, I'm sure that these same GOP leaders would argue that extending the PATRIOT Act is especially important because Osama bin Laden remains on the loose." - Don Boudreaux

Three controversial provisions of the so-called Patriot Act are set to expire on May 27.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, has introduced a bill that would make one of these provisions PERMANENT and would extend the other two for SIX YEARS.

This bill will likely be debated and voted on in the House next week.

We need you to CALL your Representative to encourage him or her to oppose this bill. Start here:
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Ron Paul on the Dylan Ratigan Show 5-16-11 (Video)
Source: MSNBC Submitted: 05/17/2011
.  Watch here »
See Also

Ron Paul On Fox News Sunday 5/15/11
Freedom Watch: Addicted to Spending (Video)
Source: FreedomWatch Submitted: 05/17/2011
"--The Congress set up a mechanism to limit the amount of money the federal government could borrow and every time the government has gotten to that limit (every time) the limit has gone up. This is ridiculous.

Government is utterly out of control. It has grown in size under big government Democrats like Lyndon Baines Johnson and it has grown in size under so-called centrists like Bill Clinton. It has grown under big government Republicans like George W. Bush and even under the iconic “small government” Republican, Ronald Reagan. "
 Watch here »
Are you a Sheeple? Take the Sheeple Quiz and find out
Source: Submitted: 05/16/2011
#1) The purpose of the mainstream media is to:

A) Keep you informed.
B) Feed you misinformation while keeping you distracted from the real issues our world is facing.

#2) Social Security is:

A) A financial safety net that makes sure people have a retirement income.
B) A government-run Ponzi scheme that requires more and more people to keep paying in just to stay afloat and will ultimately collapse into total bankruptcy.
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New Hampshire: 2011 Porcupine Freedom Festival
Source: Submitted: 05/15/2011
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I've linked to the "speakers" page, but all other info (events, lodging, etc.) is also available at the link above.
Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Announcement (Video)
Source: ABC Submitted: 05/13/2011
.  Watch here »
See Also:

Ron Paul on Chris Matthews

Ron Paul on Neil Cavuto
The People vs. Goldman Sachs
Source: Submitted: 05/12/2011
--To recap: Goldman, to get $1.2 billion in crap off its books, dumps a huge lot of deadly mortgages on its clients, lies about where that crap came from and claims it believes in the product even as it's betting $2 billion against it. When its victims try to run out of the burning house, Goldman stands in the doorway, blasts them all with gasoline before they can escape, and then has the balls to send a bill overcharging its victims for the pleasure of getting fried.

--This issue is bigger than what Goldman executives did or did not say under oath. The Levin report catalogs dozens of instances of business practices that are objectively shocking, no matter how any high-priced lawyer chooses to interpret them: gambling billions on the misfortune of your own clients, gouging customers on prices millions of dollars at a time, keeping customers trapped in bad investments even as they begged the bank to sell, plus myriad deceptions of the "failure to disclose" variety, in which customers were pitched investment deals without ever being told they were designed to help Goldman "clean" its bad inventory. For years, the soundness of America's financial system has been based on the proposition that it's a crime to lie in a prospectus or a sales brochure. But the Levin report reveals a bank gone way beyond such pathetic little boundaries; the collective picture resembles a financial version of The Jungle...

Upton Sinclair's narrative shocked the nation into a painful realization about the pervasive filth and corruption behind America's veneer of smart, robust efficiency. But Carl Levin's very similar tale probably will not. The fact that this evidence comes from a U.S. senator's office, and not the FBI or the SEC, is itself an element in the worsening tale of lawlessness and despotism that sparked a global economic meltdown. "Why should Carl Levin be the one who needs to do this?" asks Spitzer. "Where's the SEC? Where are any of the regulatory bodies?"
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Top Interrogation Experts Agree: Torture Doesn't Work
Source: Submitted: 05/11/2011
Virtually all of the top interrogation experts - both conservatives and liberals (except for those trying to escape war crimes prosecution) - say that torture doesn't work:  Read full article »
The article above provides a LONG list of references. It's well worth looking at, but I'd like to focus on something that's often left out of the argument.

Let's say, just for fun, that torture DID work. Is that the only measure of "merit" that matters? For instance: What if lighting suspects' children on fire "worked?" ....assuming it would "help us get a 'bad guy' every now and then," would it be OK?

Obviously, there are a lot of things that "work." Rape is an effective way to engage in sexual intercourse. Theft is an effective way to increase wealth. Assault can be used to gain compliance. That these "methods" CAN secure the desired "ends" does not make them acceptable. Trying to dig up a single instance where torture "worked" (so it can be used as official U.S. policy) isn't acceptable either.

As noted below, the first question a moral human being should ask (when determining an acceptable course of action) should always be: "By what means?"
The Human Body, Searchable in 3-D
Source: Submitted: 05/11/2011
The first online 3-D interactive search tool of the human body was released today. It allows a user to view and navigate the human anatomy, male or female, down to the finest detail—from the muscles and deep muscles to the nerves, arteries, vessels, and bones.  Read full article »
Mozilla to Homeland Security: Why?
Source: SimpleJustice.US Submitted: 05/11/2011
Harvey Anderson, Mozilla’s lawyer, in response to a demand from the Department of Homeland Security to remove a browser add-on which re-directs traffic from domains seized by the government to the original owners’ new domains:

* Have any courts determined that the Mafiaafire add-on is unlawful or illegal in any way? If so, on what basis? (Please provide any relevant rulings)
* Is Mozilla legally obligated to disable the add-on or is this request based on other reasons? If other reasons, can you please specify.
* Can you please provide a copy of the relevant seizure order upon which your request to Mozilla to take down the Mafiaafire add-on is based?
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This is a really powerful concept, i.e.:

The government "flexes its omnipotent muscles" and seizes my domain name. One day my visitors have access to the information at my site, the next day they don't. Kind of like what happened with these guys:

But what happens if a major browser provider like Firefox has an “add on” that redirects everyone looking for “” to, as an example, “” (The actual domain name isn’t important…as long as the name is available, I can register it and have it show all of my website files.)

Full comment here:
10 Facts That Prove The Bin Laden Fable Is a Contrived Hoax
Source: Submitted: 05/09/2011
1) Before last Sunday’s raid, every intelligence analyst, geopolitical commentator or head of state worth their salt was on record as stating that Osama Bin Laden was already dead, and that he probably died many years ago, from veteran CIA officer Robert Baer, to former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, to former FBI head of counterterrorism Dale Watson. In addition, back in 2002 Alex Jones was told directly by two separate high level sources that Bin Laden was already dead and that his death would be announced at the most politically opportune moment. Top US government insider Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik, a man who held numerous different influential positions under five different Presidents, serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under the Nixon, Ford and Carter, told the Alex Jones Show last week that Bin Laden died of marfan syndrome shortly after he was visited by CIA physicians at the American Hospital in Dubai in July 2001.  Read full article »
Be honest: Would it surprise you?
Larken Rose: Judge Deeds, not Words (Audio)
Source: Larken Rose Submitted: 05/09/2011
Larken Rose is now doing a weekly radio show. In this segment: Can you change the "substance" of an immoral act by simply calling it something else?  Listen here »
A good rule to live by...always ask: "By what means?"
The "Sick Care" Profit Model
Source: Submitted: 05/09/2011
--The drug industry in particular is now primarily focused on treating illness, not promoting health, and has an industry market outlook projection of over $880 billion in sales in 2011. That's equal to one-third of TOTAL health care expenditures in 2008!

---The only thing they need to keep raking in their billions in profits is an endless supply of symptoms, which precludes allowing you to regain your optimal health, because that would drive you out of their business model. An optimally healthy American does NOT fit in their business model.

The sooner you realize this, the sooner you and your family can "opt out" of the health industry's current "sick care" model and truly begin to regain your health.
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Foundations of Evil
Source: Submitted: 05/08/2011
Many "philanthropic" foundations have been used in America as a tax dodge to protect family fortunes, to polish tarnished images of robber barons and worst of all, to make the public fund depopulation and other detrimental policies that benefit the controlling elite. Some tax-funded depopulation programs include vaccines, genetically modified (GM) crops and "reproductive rights" which is a euphemism for abortion, birth control and sterilization under the elites' eugenics programs. Incredibly, the public is paying for its own demise! This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'death and taxes'.  Read full article »
The Real Reason for NATO Attacking Gaddafi? (Video)
Source: Submitted: 05/08/2011
.  Watch here »
The Dirty Secret GMO Compaines Don't Want You to Know
Source: Submitted: 05/08/2011
--While I am not against corporations seeking a profit, I am quite adamantly opposed to corporations manipulating government regulators (who are nowadays simply former executives of the corporations themselves!), producing biased scientific studies that blatantly distort data and lying to the public to accomplish their goals. And until Monsanto and Syngenta submit their GM seeds to independent analysis by scientists not funded by these companies, I will remain skeptical about their safety claims. It is important to note that they are currently stonewalling ALL independent researchers from safety testing under the guise and legal excuse of "patent protection".  Read full article »
Ron Paul in the 5/5/2011 Presidential Debate (Video)
Source: Submitted: 05/05/2011
.  Watch here »
This clip highlights Ron Paul only.
Ron Paul's Debate Day Moneybomb is TODAY!
Source: Submitted: 05/05/2011
Today is the day! Here is a "condensed" version of Ron's message:

"My, how far you and I have come since 2007.

That year, our exploratory committee barely registered on the national radar, and we had to fight just to get on television. Now, we get so many interview requests I can not physically do them all!

Our issues have been thrust into the spotlight during a critical time in America - a time like no other in my life.

More and more Americans are waking up to the fact that we need to balance our budget, rein in the Federal Reserve, restore civil liberties, and return to a constitutional foreign policy.

The Grassroots have been organizing a Money Bomb on the day of the debate, and its success is crucial to my final decision. Our team will have a counter up at our new website,, for all the world to see. I hope you will help show them how strong we are.

Whatever you can do will help us send a clear message to the political establishment that our movement is here to stay, and our issues will not go away.

Thank you for your consideration.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul"
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My wife and I are giving $20.12. There will be plenty more where that came from when he announces.
Pieczenik: 9/11 was a False Flag / Inside Job (Video)
Source: Submitted: 05/05/2011
Top US government insider Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik, a man who held numerous different influential positions under three different Presidents and still works with the Defense Department, shockingly told The Alex Jones Show yesterday that Osama Bin Laden died in 2001 and that he was prepared to testify in front of a grand jury how a top general told him directly that 9/11 was a false flag inside job.  Watch here »
I edited the original interview down to the most damning statements regarding 9/11. The full interview is available too.
Bin Laden’s Corpse Has Been On Ice For Nearly a Decade
Source: Submitted: 05/02/2011
A multitude of different inside sources both publicly and privately, including one individual who personally worked with Bin Laden at one time, told us directly that Osama’s dead corpse has been on ice for nearly a decade and that his “death” would only be announced at the most politically expedient time.

--In April 2002, over nine years ago, Council on Foreign Relations member Steve R. Pieczenik, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, and James Bake, told the Alex Jones Show that Bin Laden had already been “dead for months”.

Pieczenik would be in a position to know such information, having worked directly with Bin Laden when the US was funding and arming the terror leader in an attempt to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan in the late 70's and early 80's (a documented historical fact that talking heads in the corporate media are actually denying today in light of developments).
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Here is a nearly two-hour interview of government insider, Steve Pieczenik, laying out the "Bin Laden has been dead" story:
Weakening Your Immune System with Vaccines
Source: Submitted: 05/02/2011
---The main "active" ingredient in a vaccine is either killed bacteria or live viruses that have been attenuated (weakened). However, that's by no means the sole ingredient in vaccines. All vaccines also contain a variety of chemicals; some of which are more toxic than others.

Most seasonal flu vaccines, for example, contain 25 mcg of mercury dangerous levels of mercury in the form of thimerosal, a vaccine preservative. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and thimerosal containing vaccines have been associated with long-term immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions. (Aluminum is another neurotoxin that is used in some vaccines as an adjuvant and has been associated with neurological problems such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia).

Just imagine the potential brain damage you're exposing yourself to if you get a seasonal flu vaccine every single year!

But thimerosal is not the only concern when it comes to flu vaccines. You also have the dangers of immune adjuvants like squalene or aluminum to contend with. (Aluminum adjuvants are used in approved U.S. influenza vaccines while other countries may allow squalene to be added as an adjuvant).

Other toxic substances found in various vaccines include:
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Reasonable Tyranny
Source: Larken Rose Submitted: 04/30/2011
There are things called principles, that people ought to (but usually don't) stick to even when making an exception seems "necessary" and "reasonable." Usually people start complaining that those in power have "gone too far" long after the actual principle involved has been killed and buried. The current absurdity with the TSA is a fine example.

Once upon a time, those in power decided it was necessary and reasonable to have security personnel rummaging around in everyone's luggage. After all, what if someone had a bomb?!? Isn't it worth giving up that little bit of privacy and freedom, if it meant saving lives?

Oops, there goes a principle.

In short, no, it was not worth it, precisely because that was the moment when the principle died. After that, the slow slide into the ridiculous situation we have today--with everyone who rides a plane being groped or electronically strip-searched--was bound to occur, because there was no principle left to prevent it.
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Obama’s Birth Certificate: Not the Issue
Source: Submitted: 04/30/2011
--Ideologically, President Obama’s qualifications are important and many are right to question them. Realistically, they are a red herring, as is his entire presidency. He is in charge of exactly nothing, most likely not even the tie he puts on in the morning and surely not the words that come out of his mouth. His entire function is to perpetuate the facade that America is still run by an elected government and not an illegitimate oligarchy of corporations and financial institutions. Arguing over his birth certificate engenders him with legitimacy in and of itself – suggesting that if he had proper qualifications he would be a “legitimate” president. But he, like his predecessor Bush, are both entirely illegitimate, as is the system they purportedly preside over.

Recognizing this grave reality, and instead concentrating on the corporate-financier interests that have hijacked American politics is essential to restoring a true constitutional republic. For it is not whose hands we think hold the power, it is in whose hands that really hold the power that shapes US policy. Definitively, US policy does not favor the people, definitively the power is not in the people’s hands. As long as we grasp to the illusion that through the futile exercise of elections we are somehow “in control,” it will remain this way perpetually. The fact that our president is in charge of absolutely nothing and that his duties have long been shifted to an unelected corporate-financier oligarchy is the issue, not his dubious qualifications.
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Ron Paul on the Colbert Report - April 25, 2011 (Video)
Source: Submitted: 04/28/2011
.  Watch here »
Here is another video that's pretty funny AND informative (Keynes VS Hayek - Round Two)
The 'Other' Sweetener That's Made from Sugar, but is Closer to DDT
Source: Submitted: 04/26/2011
Since aspartame is clearly bad news, many people have turned to THIS sweetener, believing it's a healthier alternative. Not only does it destroy up to HALF of your GUT flora, it can cause seizures, GI problems, dizziness, blurred vision, an increase in blood sugar AND cause you to pile on unwanted pounds.

--Splenda was approved by the FDA as a tabletop- and general-purpose sweetener in processed foods in 1998. The FDA claims the approval was based on more than 110 animal and human safety studies. However, what they don't specify was that out of these 110 studies, only two were human studies, consisting of a combined total of 36 people, of which only 23 people actually ingested sucralose.

Additionally, the longest of these two human trials lasted only four days and looked at sucralose in relation to tooth decay, not human tolerance!
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Ron Paul on The View (Video)
Source: Submitted: 04/25/2011
.  Watch here »
UN Embarrassed by Forecast on Climate Refugees
Source: Candada Free Press Submitted: 04/24/2011
Six years ago, the United Nations issued a dramatic warning that the world would have to cope with 50 million climate refugees by 2010. But now that those migration flows have failed to materialize, the UN has distanced itself from the forecasts. On the contrary, populations are growing in the regions that had been identified as environmental danger zones.

...the website which is maintained by GRID-Arendal, an official United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborating centre, has now deleted the map.
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Into the memory hole!
Ed Griffin on the Left / Right Paradigm (Video-Recommended)
Source: Submitted: 04/24/2011
Ed Griffin discusses how the Establishment creates the illusion of choice (“Left” VS “Right”) to trick voters into “endorsing” their predatory system. (A system designed to continually transfer wealth and power away from the people and into the hands of a select few at the top.) In short: When we vote for Establishment-endorsed candidates ("Left" or "Right"), we lose.  Read full article »
Jim Rogers: Gold & Silver Not Yet in a Bubble
Source: Business Intelligence Submitted: 04/20/2011
--Rogers advises watching the dollar and the price action in deciding when it is time to exit precious metals.

"Maybe the US dollar is going to become confetti in 2011, and if that’s the case and silver goes to US$150, then obviously I wouldn’t sell my silver. It would be the US dollar which is collapsing. But if silver goes up... without currency collapse, I would be very worried," he told Financial Survival Radio

"There’s no question in my mind that all commodities will be a huge bubble someday. But I don’t think that bubble is going to happen in 2011," Rogers added.
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50 Things You Haven't Been Told About Fluoride
Source: Submitted: 04/20/2011
50) The Union representing the scientists at US EPA headquarters in Washington DC is now on record as opposing water fluoridation (Hirzy 1999). According to the Union’s Senior Vice President, Dr. William Hirzy:

“In summary, we hold that fluoridation is an unreasonable risk. That is, the toxicity of fluoride is so great and the purported benefits associated with it are so small – if there are any at all – that requiring every man, woman and child in America to ingest it borders on criminal behavior on the part of governments.”
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Ron Paul Supporters plan May 5 ‘money bomb’
Source: Submitted: 04/17/2011
Ron Paul supporters are kicking off a fundraising drive billed as a debate day “money bomb” for the potential presidential candidate.

The goal of the fundraising push – patterned after the original money bomb that put the Texas congressman on the map in the 2008 race – is to showcase Paul’s strength the day of the first debate of the White House campaign of the season.

“The first nationally televised Republican presidential debate in the 2012 election cycle will be held on May 5, 2011 on Fox News. Because of this, it is imperative to showcase Ron Paul as the leading frontrunner in the race. On May 5, 2011, we will hold an online money bomb in support of Ron Paul for President 2012,” organizers wrote on the website.
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Popular Science Touches on the "Abiogenic" Oil Theory
Source: Submitted: 04/16/2011
Study lends credence to abiogenic petroleum theory, which means there may be more oil in our future than we thought  Read full article »
Google "Peak Oil Myth" and you'll find a lot of interesting information. ...Not the least of which is: Those who control oil benefit greatly from the "imminent threat" of (exaggerated / intentionally created) scarcity.
Jesse Ventura on The View: "The Federal Reserve Runs The Country" (Video)
Source: Submitted: 04/16/2011
.  Watch here »
Today Poker, Tomorrow Alternative Media?
Source: Submitted: 04/15/2011
On Friday April 15th, the U.S. government showed again just how easily it can completely “shut down” any website it wants. By seizing a domain name, the Department of “Justice” can cut the public off from access to products, services or information in the blink of an eye. Case in point: Today, the DOJ seized, and  Read full article »
...and regarding the government's claim that it's just trying to "protect us" from ourselves, I've said it before and I'll say it again:

I can spend every dollar I have on worthless State Lottery "scratch off" tickets. I can mortgage my house and play $5,000 hands of blackjack in land-based casinos. Hell, I can even bet my kids lunch money at the local CHURCH; but in the "Freest Nation on Earth" I'm not allowed to play nickel slots or low-stakes poker from the privacy of my own home. GIVE ME A BREAK!

The people didn't want this anti-gaming legislation; as a matter of fact they fought for years to stop it from passing. So what did the government do? They took advantage of the fear created by 9/11 and snuck the legislation through under a PORT SECURITY BILL!

Visit the following link if you want to know how truly absurd this legislation is:
Federal Reserve forks over $220 million in bailout money to wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs
Source: Submitted: 04/13/2011
--This is where TALF fits into the bailout picture. Created just after Barack Obama's election in November 2008, the program's ostensible justification was to spur more consumer lending, which had dried up in the midst of the financial crisis. But instead of lending directly to car buyers and credit-card holders and students — that would have been socialism! — the Fed handed out a trillion dollars to banks and hedge funds, almost interest-free. In other words, the government lent taxpayer money to the same assholes who caused the crisis, so that they could then lend that money back out on the market virtually risk-free, at an enormous profit.

Cue your Billy Mays voice, because wait, there's more! A key aspect of TALF is that the Fed doles out the money through what are known as non-recourse loans. Essentially, this means that if you don't pay the Fed back, it's no big deal. The mechanism works like this: Hedge Fund Goon borrows, say, $100 million from the Fed to buy crappy loans, which are then transferred to the Fed as collateral. If Hedge Fund Goon decides not to repay that $100 million, the Fed simply keeps its pile of crappy securities and calls everything even.

This is the deal of a lifetime. Think about it: You borrow millions, buy a bunch of crap securities and stash them on the Fed's books. If the securities lose money, you leave them on the Fed's lap and the public eats the loss. But if they make money, you take them back, cash them in and repay the funds you borrowed from the Fed. "Remember that crazy guy in the commercials who ran around covered in dollar bills shouting, 'The government is giving out free money!' " says Black. "As crazy as he was, this is making it real."
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The Real Culture War: the Federal State vs. The People
Source: Submitted: 04/13/2011
"I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right." -- Frederick the Great, (1712-1786) King of Prussia, Frederick II

Last Friday, several functions of the Federal State nearly shut down as Democrats and Republicans fought over things like tax funding for abortion providers. It's the usual con game . . .

* Democrats pretend that you must be "anti-choice" if you oppose tax-funded abortion
* Republicans are right to favor choice when it comes to such funding, but they're still just cherry-picking the unconstitutional programs that they can best use to manipulate their base.

In other words, the politicians are still pretending to fight a "Culture War." But are the people following their lead? I think not.

It seems to me that times have changed. People are waking up. They're becoming harder to manipulate. As the letter below indicates, the real Culture War isn't the one being portrayed by the institutional media. It's not the conservatives against the liberals; it's the politicians against YOU.
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Jim wrote a great letter to his "representatives" in Washington. ...Well worth reading.
Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on Us
Source: Submitted: 04/10/2011
--The Obama administration is urging Congress not to adopt legislation that would impose constitutional safeguards on Americans’ e-mail stored in the cloud.

As the law stands now, the authorities may obtain cloud e-mail without a warrant if it is older than 180 days, thanks to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act adopted in 1986. At that time, e-mail left on a third-party server for six months was considered to be abandoned, and thus enjoyed less privacy protection. However, the law demands warrants for the authorities to seize e-mail from a person’s hard drive.
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Wachovia Laundered Billions in Drug Money
Source: Submitted: 04/10/2011
--More shocking, and more important, the bank was sanctioned for failing to apply the proper anti-laundering strictures to the transfer of $378.4bn – a sum equivalent to one-third of Mexico's gross national product – into dollar accounts from so-called casas de cambio (CDCs) in Mexico, currency exchange houses with which the bank did business.

"Wachovia's blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations," said Jeffrey Sloman, the federal prosecutor. Yet the total fine was less than 2% of the bank's $12.3bn profit for 2009. On 24 March 2010, Wells Fargo stock traded at $30.86 – up 1% on the week of the court settlement.

--At the height of the 2008 banking crisis, Antonio Maria Costa, then head of the United Nations office on drugs and crime, said he had evidence to suggest the proceeds from drugs and crime were "the only liquid investment capital" available to banks on the brink of collapse. "Inter-bank loans were funded by money that originated from the drugs trade," he said. "There were signs that some banks were rescued that way."
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Ventura VS George Stephanopolous on covert government operations (Video)
Source: ABC Submitted: 04/09/2011
.  Watch here »
Ron Paul: ‘New World Order’ Using Financial Crisis, Wars To Enhance Globalism (with Audio)
Source: Submitted: 04/07/2011
--“The new world order people see it as an opportunity to move one step forward.” Paul stated, alluding to an infamous description of the current US led international coalition of powers.

“Bush senior bragged about that, remember he didn’t want to go to Congress, he came and got a token approval in 1990/91 for the Persian Gulf war, but he got his orders from the UN, he didn’t need to go to Congress… That was the first time I heard a president use the words ‘new world order’, anyone who used that had to be a conspiracy nut, but Bush was saying this is what we need to do for the ‘new world order’.” Paul explained.

“They go to war under NATO and the UN, not by the Congress,” Paul added. “But ultimately the big one is to control the money, so they are making their plans to have a world wide fiat currency through the IMF/World Bank operations.”
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Flashback: Ron Paul: Imagine
Source: Ron Paul Submitted: 04/07/2011
Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.”

Imagine that they operated outside of US law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women and children, most of the time with little to no repercussions or consequences. Imagine that they set up check points on our soil and routinely searched and ransacked entire neighborhoods of homes. Imagine if Americans were fearful of these foreign troops, and overwhelmingly thought America would be better off without their presence.

Imagine if some Americans were so angry about them being in Texas that they actually joined together to fight them off, in defense of our soil and sovereignty, because leadership in government refused or were unable to do so. Imagine that those Americans were labeled terrorists or insurgents for their defensive actions, and routinely killed, or captured and tortured by the foreign troops on our land. Imagine that the occupiers’ attitude was that if they just killed enough Americans, the resistance would stop, but instead, for every American killed, ten more would take up arms against them, resulting in perpetual bloodshed. Imagine if most of the citizens of the foreign land also wanted these troops to return home. Imagine if they elected a leader who promised to bring them home and put an end to this horror.
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