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The Controversy Surrounding Genetically Modified Alfalfa
Source: Submitted: 03/05/2011
---As you've probably heard by now, the USDA recently approved planting of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa, the fourth-largest crop in the USA, without restriction.

As you can see, this has created quite the controversy, so rather than go with the original story posted by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), I decided to weigh in with all the participants and delay the story until I had a chance to interview all of them. Here, I will present several sides, including that of:

* Jeffrey Smith -- the Institute for Responsible Technology
* Michael Besancon -- Whole Foods
* George Siemon -- Organic Valley
* Ronnie Cummins -- The Organic Consumers Association

---You probably don't realize it but alfalfa is the fourth most grown crop in the US. Farmers plant millions of acres of alfalfa to produce forage seed and hay to feed cows and other livestock. It really is shocking that Monsanto pushed so hard for GMO alfalfa approval and received it, because over 93 percent of the current alfalfa crop is NOT being treated with herbicides, so there's really no need to make it Round Up resistant.

Alfalfa is also a major pollinator, which means that the likelihood of it cross-pollinating and transferring genetic material is very high, if not guaranteed. It's also a natural forage for pastured (organically-raised grass-fed) animals. Contamination would be disastrous for organic dairy- and cattle farmers as federal organic standards forbid them from using GM crops, and organic food manufacturers will reject a food ingredient if found to be contaminated with GM material -- not to mention Monsanto's history of suing both conventional and organic farmers for patent infringement should their crops be cross-contaminated.
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Bill Would Make Some Airport Screening Sexual Assault
Source: Submitted: 03/04/2011
CONCORD, N.H. -- Lawmakers and residents engaged in heated debate Tuesday over a bill that would make random airport security pat-downs and body scans criminal in New Hampshire.

The bill (HB628-FN) "makes the touching or viewing with a technological device of a person’s breasts or genitals by a government security agent without probable cause a sexual assault," according to the introductory text of the bill.
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There is a survey at the of this writing, 91% (10,000 + ) have indicated they support the legislation VS just 9% against.
Computer Expert: US Was Behind Stuxnet Virus
Source: Submitted: 03/04/2011
--Back in September 2010, we wrote several articles in which we identified “Israel and the United States….as the prime suspects behind the Stuxnet worm attack,” following the revelation that the virus was “created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group.”

At the time, debunkers labeled the claim that the US and Israel had launched the worm attack as a “ridiculous” conspiracy theory.
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The "conspiracy / debunking" article contained a post (in the comments section) from somebody who referred to himself as a "Conspiracy REALIST." ...That's a keeper!
The New Geometry and the New Math
Source: Submitted: 03/02/2011
--Not only is the geometry of our world being transformed, so is the mathematics. Decentralizing information makes it much easier for more individuals to communicate with millions of other individuals. One source estimates that the number of Internet websites in the world rose from 100,000 in 1996 to 234,000,000 by 2009. The capacity of the millions to generate information and ideas heretofore confined to the thousands, has proven discomforting to members of the institutional order. Each one of us now enjoys the technological means to directly communicate with every person on the planet, provided (a) they have a computer linked to the Internet, and (b) desire to communicate with us. In other words, mankind enjoys what the political establishment regards as that most destabilizing influence: a genuine marketplace in ideas.

What this has done is to unravel the mindset upon which the state has depended to maintain its control over people: the belief that political change could only come about through the so-called "democratic process." "Democracy" – the illusion that my wife and I, combined, have twice the political influence of David Rockefeller! – is premised on the proposition that any meaningful political reform must secure the electoral support of tens of millions of individuals, a situation most unlikely to occur.
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Scientist warns on safety of Monsanto's Roundup
Source: Submitted: 02/27/2011
--Huber coordinates a committee of the American Phytopathological Society as part of the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System. He is a long-standing critic of biotech crops, such as Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" soybean and corn, which have been genetically altered to withstand treatments of Roundup herbicide.

In his letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Huber said the organism has been found in high concentrations of Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, which are used in livestock feed. He said laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of the organism in pigs, cattle and other livestock that have experienced spontaneous abortions and infertility.
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Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Battered & Arrested for Silent Protest at Clinton Speech (Video)
Source: Submitted: 02/27/2011
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This happened at a speech where Clinton, ironically enough, was denouncing the use of violence against protestors seeking / exercising basic freedoms.
Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation (Video)
Source: Submitted: 02/26/2011
A 15-minute video exposes the ongoing dangers of fluoridation in a concise and hard-hitting format.

As they outline the science behind fluoridation and the effects it has had on entire generations, a select panel of experts show conclusively why there is no logical or rational reason to continue fluoridating our water supply.
 Watch here »
See also this story: EPA Reverses Itself on Fluoride

--"Nonetheless, here is yet another example of why consumers, especially parents, need to be vigilant, do their own research and understand that sometimes the “experts” and the government can be wrong."
NEW CAMPAIGN: Abolish All Federal Education Spending
Source: Submitted: 02/24/2011
--The Federal State has no constitutional authority for involvement in education. This alone should be sufficient reason to abolish the Department of Education and all federal education spending. But there are also two other powerful reasons . . .

* Federal education programs don't work. Instead, they actually cause harm.

* The Federal State is headed toward bankruptcy and needs to cut spending.

Statist schools don't work because they have no incentive to perform adequately. Unlike businesses in the Voluntary Sector of the economy, Statist schools can't be fired or replaced by the people they supposedly serve.

--This makes the comparison between the Coercive State and the Voluntary Sector very stark.

The Voluntary Sector constantly does more with less, while the Coercive State constantly does less with more. The incentives dictate that it must be this way . . .

* The Coercive State rewards itself for failure -- the worse schools perform the more money the politicians spend on them. This gives Statist institutions an incentive for INcompetence.

* But businesses and institutions in the Voluntary Sector have to perform well, or consumers reject them. This gives the Voluntary Sector a powerful bias towards competence.
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Ron Paul Moneybomb Progress
Source: Submitted: 02/21/2011
Just letting everyone know that Ron Paul is having a "Liberty Pac" Moneybomb today. (He's thinking about running for President next year and will be using today's results to measure his support.)

Looks like he's already raised well over $500,000. Not too shabby. If you want to help push him over the $600,000 mark, you can donate here.

I'm only giving him a little for now ($20.) He'll get more out of me when he announces his candidacy!

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UPDATE: As of now (5:00 pm EST 2.22.11) looks like he raised just under $750,000. That's pretty damn impressive. ...A lot of people have learned about Ron Paul since the last Presidential campaign. I think it's going to cost the media dearly if they try their "marginalize / discredit" BS again. ...we'll see.
Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
Source: Submitted: 02/20/2011
---The deal looked like a classic case of insider trading. But in the summer of 2005, when Aguirre told his boss he planned to interview Mack, things started getting weird. His boss told him the case wasn't likely to fly, explaining that Mack had "powerful political connections."

Aguirre also started to feel pressure from Morgan Stanley, which was in the process of trying to rehire Mack as CEO. At first, Aguirre was contacted by the bank's regulatory liaison, Eric Dinallo, a former top aide to Eliot Spitzer. But it didn't take long for Morgan Stanley to work its way up the SEC chain of command. Within three days, another of the firm's lawyers, Mary Jo White, was on the phone with the SEC's director of enforcement. In a shocking move that was later singled out by Senate investigators, the director actually appeared to reassure White, dismissing the case against Mack as "smoke" rather than "fire." White, incidentally, was herself the former U.S. attorney of the Southern District of New York — one of the top cops on Wall Street.

Pause for a minute to take this in. Aguirre, an SEC foot soldier, is trying to interview a major Wall Street executive — not handcuff the guy or impound his yacht, mind you, just talk to him. In the course of doing so, he finds out that his target's firm is being represented not only by Eliot Spitzer's former top aide, but by the former U.S. attorney overseeing Wall Street, who is going four levels over his head to speak directly to the chief of the SEC's enforcement division — not Aguirre's boss, but his boss's boss's boss's boss. Mack himself, meanwhile, was being represented by Gary Lynch, a former SEC director of enforcement.

Aguirre didn't stand a chance. A month after he complained to his supervisors that he was being blocked from interviewing Mack, he was summarily fired, without notice. The case against Mack was immediately dropped: all depositions canceled, no further subpoenas issued. "It all happened so fast, I needed a seat belt," recalls Aguirre, who had just received a stellar performance review from his bosses.
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It's a long piece and has some profanity, but provides some priceless insight into how things actually work "at the top."
Source: Submitted: 02/19/2011
--So, in its fullest statement, the President’s contention is that he enjoys judicially unreviewable discretion—acting either by his own hand or by the hands of his minions—to assassinate, anywhere in the world and presumably by whatever means may prove effective, any American citizen whom someone in the Executive Branch, whose identity may never be disclosed, has identified as a dangerous “terrorist” by some process and on the basis of some purported evidence that in its most important particulars may forever remain secret.  Read full article »
Do You Eat Soy? Read This.
Source: Submitted: 02/19/2011
--Sadly, most of what you have been led to believe by the media about soy is simply untrue. The sudden upsurge in the recommendation of soy as a health food has been nothing more than a clever marketing gimmick to further reduce the cost and nutritional content of your food.

For you vegetarians out there staring at the screen in open-mouthed shock, fear not. There are plenty of other healthy vegetarian alternatives, which I will discuss later in this article. What was once considered a minor industrial crop back in 1913 now covers over 72 million acres of farmland. But first, let's examine the dangers and side effects of soy protein isolate and GMO foods.


One of the worst problems with soy comes from the fact that 90 to 95 percent of soybeans grown in the US are genetically modified (GM), and these are used to create soy protein isolate.

Why the genetic tinkering?

Genetically modified soybeans are designed to be "Roundup ready." That's right, they are chemically engineered to withstand heavy doses of herbicides without killing the plant! What does this mean for your health and the health of your unborn or yet-to-be-conceived children? Read on.
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Fox uses old CPAC footage - Trying to undermine Ron Paul...again (Video)
Source: Submitted: 02/18/2011
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The video above is just a couple minutes...for many more examples of Fox "mistakes" regarding Ron Paul, click here:
McGovern Bloodied and Arrested at Clinton Speech (with Video)
Source: Submitted: 02/17/2011
--As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a CIA analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.

--Mr. McGovern is being represented by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). “It is the ultimate definition of lip service that Secretary of State Clinton would be trumpeting the U.S. government’s supposed concerns for free speech rights and this man would be simultaneously brutalized and arrested for engaging in a peaceful act of dissent at her speech,” stated attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the PCJF.
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TSA Workers Admit To Stealing + Busted for Other Crimes
Source: Submitted: 02/16/2011
---Michael Arato faces a maximum potential sentence of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for stealing up to $700 per day from passengers for eight years.

Arato also allowed another worker to steal up to $30,000 in cash from traveller’s bags over a 13-month period, pocketing a share of the ill gotten gains himself. The court heard that the pair specifically targeted foreign travelers, mostly Indian women, who could not speak English and discussed how they should not feel bad about stealing from them because they were leaving the U.S. with “our money”.
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Wow, it only took 8 years to catch the guy. That's some "security" you got there!
Judge Jim Gray on The Six Groups Who Benefit From Drug Prohibition (Video)
Source: Reason.TV Submitted: 02/16/2011
"The government has as much of a right to control what I, as an adult, put into my body as it does to control what I put into my's none of their business."  Watch here »

And just for the record, I stopped drinking and doing drugs decades ago.
Power, Propaganda and Alien Eyes! (Video)
Source: Submitted: 02/14/2011
--“33 percent of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives…neither do 42% of college graduates. In 2007, 80% of the families in the United States did not buy or read a book.”  Watch here »
An "expert" has the answers...all of the others are to sit down, shut up, absorb and regurgitate those answers. Daring to THINK about what is being forced into your head, or challenging "why" you should listen to a word of it, provides ZERO benefit. Why? Because those who simply "repeat" what they're told are praised and offered steady advancement up the ladder; the dissenters are punished and ostracized. THAT is the real lesson you're meant to learn in "public" school.
Mexico rejects Monsanto's GMO corn
Source: Submitted: 02/13/2011
(NaturalNews) Mexican officials seem to have more common sense than American officials, with their continued denouncement of Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) corn. Mexico has kept in effect a moratorium on Monsanto's GM corn since 2005, citing a lack of safety studies and evidence showing the "Frankencorn" is safe, and that it will not cross-contaminate non-GM crops. The Mexican government recently denied Monsanto's request to expand a pilot program for its crops in Northern Mexico as well.  Read full article »
Suzanna Gratia-Hupp: What the Second Amendment is REALLY For (Video - Recommended)
Source: Submitted: 02/13/2011
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US trade chief urges Europe to open market to GM foods
Source: Submitted: 02/11/2011
BRUSSELS – A top US trade official said she will bang down the door of the European Commission Thursday in a bid to break a long-standing impasse blocking the march of genetically-modified foods.  Read full article »
I picked up the story above from Ed Griffin's newsletter. I like the comment that went with it:

"Do you suppose that Monsanto being a US based company with a powerful Washington lobby may have some bearing on why the US Trade Chief is spearheading a move that will generate billions of profits for the company?"
A New & Dangerous Sweetener For Your Food
Source: Submitted: 02/08/2011
Since 2002 an artificial sweetener called neotame has been approved for use in food and drink products around the world, although so far its use appears to be very limited.

Neotame is a chemical derivative of aspartame, and judging by the chemicals used in its manufacturing, it appears even more toxic than aspartame, although the proponents of neotame claim that increased toxicity is not a concern, because less of it is needed to achieve the desired effect.

Neotame is bad science brought to you by the Monsanto Company.
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Retired CIA Officer Discusses Bush Jr.'s Fear of Arrest (Audio)
Source: Submitted: 02/07/2011
Alex welcomes back to the show retired CIA officer and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, Ray McGovern. Ray presented morning intelligence briefings at the White House for a number of presidents during nearly three decades in government.

Ray talks with Alex about George Bush's cancellation of a visit to Switzerland amid concerns that he could be arrested for allegedly authorizing the torture of prisoners and other war crimes.
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This is a 10-minute clip. The full interview is available to PrisonPlanet.TV members.

Reuters covers the story here:
Who’s Afraid of a Free Society?
Source: Submitted: 02/06/2011
---We know these myths by heart. Government acts on behalf of the public good. It keeps us safe. It protects us against monopolies. It provides indispensable services we could not provide for ourselves. Without it, America would be populated by illiterates, half of us would be dead from quack medicine or exploding consumer products, and the other half would lead a feudal existence under the iron fist of private firms that worked them to the bone for a dollar a week.

--But let’s suppose that the federal government has in fact been an enemy of the people’s welfare, and that the progress in our living standards has occurred quite in spite of its efforts. It pits individuals, firms, industries, regions, races, and age groups against each other in a zero-sum game of mutual plunder. It takes credit for improvements in material conditions that we in fact owe to the private sector, while refusing to accept responsibility for the countless failures and social ills to which its own programs have given rise. Rather than bringing about the "public good," whatever that means, it governs us through a series of fiefdoms seeking bigger budgets and more power. Despite the veneer of public-interest rhetoric by which it camouflages its real nature, it is a mere parasite on productive activity and a net minus in the story of human welfare.
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Ron Paul Clarifies How the 20-Year Iraq War Began
Source: Submitted: 02/06/2011
Ron Paul: Mr. Speaker, how did the 20-year war get started?

It had been long assumed that the United States Government, shortly before Iraq invaded Kuwait in August of 1990, gave Saddam Hussein a green light to attack. A State Department cable recently published by WikiLeaks confirmed that U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie did indeed have a conversation with Saddam Hussein one week prior to Iraq’s August 1, 1990, invasion of Kuwait.

Amazingly, the released cable was entitled,

“Saddam’s Message of Friendship to President Bush.” (published below)

In it, Ambassador Glaspie affirmed to Saddam that “the President had instructed her to broaden and deepen our relations with Iraq.” As Saddam Hussein outlined Iraq’s ongoing border dispute with Kuwait, Ambassador Glaspie was quite clear that, “we took no position on these Arab affairs.”
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Several Items of Good News, Including a VICTORY!
Source: Submitted: 02/01/2011
Congratulations! You've had another victory! The House passed one of the bills in our Downsize DC Agenda, the Enumerated Powers Act. Every House bill must now cite its Constitutional authority.  Read full article »
Flashback: More Money for the "Goldman Connected" (Video)
Source: Submitted: 01/31/2011
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FDIC seizes IndyMac, renames the bank "OneWest," then sets up a deal for some well-connected investors that you'll have to hear for yourself.
Hundreds Of ARMED Egyptian Riot Police Run From Protesters (Video)
Source: Submitted: 01/30/2011
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Remember the Underwear Bomber? (Video)
Source: Submitted: 01/30/2011
--Respected lawyer and community leader, Kurt Haskell, has nothing to gain from pointing his finger at the federal government. He witnessed the underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, being whisked past security and led onto NorthWest Airlines flight 253, by a well-dressed man with an American accent- all without the passenger’s proper visa and passport documentation. What the news piece doesn’t mention is that the State Dept did indeed put Mutallab on the plane, at the behest of “an unnamed US intelligence agency.” Undersecretary Patrick F. Kennedy (Detroit news article was removed from web!).  Watch here »
News piece aired January 25, 2011 – FOX 2 WJBK Detroit, Michigan
An Assassination’s Long Shadow
Source: Submitted: 01/30/2011
--The would-be poisoners could not get close enough to Lumumba to do the job, so instead the United States and Belgium covertly funneled cash and aid to rival politicians who seized power and arrested the prime minister. Fearful of revolt by Lumumba’s supporters if he died in their hands, the new Congolese leaders ordered him flown to the copper-rich Katanga region in the country’s south, whose secession Belgium had just helped orchestrate. There, on Jan. 17, 1961, after being beaten and tortured, he was shot.  Read full article »
Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution?
Source: Submitted: 01/29/2011
--Zbigniew Brzezinski is one of the chief architects of American foreign policy, and arguably one of the intellectual pioneers of the system of globalization. Thus, his warnings about the 'Global Political Awakening' are directly in reference to its nature as a threat to the prevailing global hierarchy. As such, we must view the 'Awakening' as the greatest hope for humanity. Certainly, there will be many failures, problems, and regressions; but the 'Awakening' has begun, it is underway, and it cannot be so easily co-opted or controlled as many might assume.

The reflex action of the imperial powers is to further arm and support the oppressive regimes, as well as the potential to organize a destabilization through covert operations or open warfare (as is being done in Yemen). The alterantive is to undertake a strategy of "democratization" in which Western NGOs, aid agencies and civil society organizations establish strong contacts and relationships with the domestic civil society in these regions and nations. The objective of this strategy is to organize, fund and help direct the domestic civil society to produce a democratic system made in the image of the West, and thus maintain continuity in the international hierarchy. Essentially, the project of "democratization" implies creating the outward visible constructs of a democratic state (multi-party elections, active civil society, "independent" media, etc) and yet maintain continuity in subservience to the World Bank, IMF, multinational corporations and Western powers.
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The article above is pretty long. If you're looking for something shorter, this one provides a good summary and also has a video of Brzezinski. In the video, he warns that the "global awakening" threatens the current global hierarchy.
Repeal the Patriot Act
Source: Submitted: 01/28/2011
Forty-five days after 9/11, Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act without reading it. This new law was supposed to protect you from terrorism, but it has really left you unprotected against lawless federal agents.

The Patriot Act contains numerous violations of the Fourth Amendment. It gives federal agents vast new powers that have been abused to investigate innocent Americans.

In 2001 and 2006 concerned members of Congress urged expiration dates on some of the Patriot Act's most controversial powers. Regrettably, Congress has constantly renewed those powers, despite a multitude of FBI abuses. Last year, the extension was passed with just a voice vote!
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TSA Files Charges - TSA loses (Video)
Source: Submitted: 01/27/2011
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Mass Murder is Good for the Environment
Source: Submitted: 01/26/2011
--Indeed, Carnegie lauds the fact that Khan’s actions were more successful than the Black Death in depopulating agricultural areas and allowing the land to return to forest so more trees could soak up CO2.

“We found that during the short events such as the Black Death and the Ming Dynasty collapse, the forest re-growth wasn’t enough to overcome the emissions from decaying material in the soil,” explained Julia Pongratz, who headed the Carnegie Institution research project. “But during the longer-lasting ones like the Mongol invasion… there was enough time for the forests to re-grow and absorb significant amounts of carbon.”

Using the “knowledge we have gained from the past” in studying the positive impact of Khan’s role in slaughtering 40 million people in cold blood, Pongratz says the research will be utilized to “make land-use decisions that will diminish our impact on climate and the carbon cycle.”
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Ventura Lawsuit To Re-Ignite TSA Revolt?
Source: Submitted: 01/26/2011
--The TSA has become embroiled in a number of lawsuits and legal challenges over the past few months as the agency’s policies are flagrantly abused by TSA staffers in numerous blatant examples of sexual harassment, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and wanton disregard for the 4th amendment to the Constitution.

Nowhere was this more evident than in the case of Lynsie Murley, 24, of Amarillo, Texas, who received compensation from the agency after TSA workers pulled down her blouse, exposed her breasts and then laughed in her face, leaving Murley, “extremely embarrassed and humiliated” according to the lawsuit.
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911: Mission Accomplished
Source: Submitted: 01/25/2011
--Here was a crowd of decent, ordinary people, of a multitude of hues; a fair cross section of this planet’s human constituency, one would think. Yet, they appeared vacant, distant-eyed, lost in their own worlds, pitifully docile as they unthinkingly responded to every order blared at them, seemingly stripped of all self-esteem, bereft of all ability to protest, and utterly brainwashed into believing one thing above all else:

“Al Quaeda’s gonna getcha!”

--9/11 lies at the heart of every deprivation of civil liberty we silently suffer; 9/11 lies behind every oppression of freedom we quietly endure; 9/11 lies at the root of every invasion of personal privacy to which we meekly accede. As with the proverbial frog unsuspectingly allowing it to be boiled slowly to death, 9/11 is the singular pretext used to gradually raise the heat so “we the people” begin to accept, resignedly and without question, every despotic diktat thrown at us—until it’s too late.

--Fact is the forces behind 9/11 transcend “government” as we know it. To delve any deeper into this subject would surpass the scope of this essay. Let it suffice to say that ever active but unseen, omnipotent but un-elected, there exists in the world today a formidable core of power that operates silently behind the scenes and across national borders. It is impervious to electoral influence; unaffected by public opinion; accountable only unto itself; and exists for one reason alone: the selfish generation of profit through engineered geopolitical divisions and conflicts.
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1 year prior to 9/11, PNAC (discussing how to establish their "full spectrum dominance") wrote:

"...the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor."

AND, long before the "post 9/11" propaganda campaign against Saddam Hussein, they wrote:

"In the Persian Gulf region, the presence of American forces, along with British and French units, has become a semipermanent fact of life.

Though the immediate mission of those forces is to enforce the no-fly zones over northern and southern Iraq, they represent the long-term commitment of the United States and its major allies to a region of vital importance. Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security.

While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
Despite Catastrophic Damage, Modern Steel High-Rises Don’t Just "Collapse"
Source: Submitted: 01/23/2011
--Another way to open the minds of skeptics – without getting technical at all – is to compare the other WTC buildings that did not actually collapse to the three that collapsed completely. Show the following photos to your stubborn interlocutor. Ask him or her to notice how severely damaged these other buildings were by the debris from the Twin Towers, yet substantial portions remained upright. And ask “Why?”.  Read full article »
The American Dream (Video)
Source: Submitted: 01/23/2011
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This is a pretty entertaining 1/2-hour cartoon about our so-called "Monetary System."
Short Video On "Sustainability," Population Reduction & Agenda 21
Source: Submitted: 01/23/2011
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The population timebomb is a myth
Source: Submitted: 01/23/2011
--Mr Martin's own forecast is that "by mid-century we're going to be using the term 'giga-famine', meaning a famine where more than a billion people will die, a catastrophe on a scale that's never been known before on Earth."

Martin sounds uncannily like Paul Ehrlich, the secular saint of the neo-Malthusian movement. Back in the 1970s, Ehrlich's book The Population Bomb became a global best-seller on the back of his forecast that by the end of the century even the United States would be enduring mass famine and that there was no better than a 50 per chance of anyone remaining alive in Great Britain by the year 2000. You might have thought that events would have discredited Ehrlich as a forecaster, but he is still constantly cited as an authority by the population control freaks, and is himself remarkably unbothered by the fact that agricultural techniques had rapidly developed in a way which he was unable to envisage. Asked in 2000 about his prediction of a wipe-out of the UK by famine, he replied: "If you look closely at England, what can I tell you? They're having all kinds of problems just like everybody else." If his original forecast had merely been that "The world – including Britain – will have all kinds of problems", I somehow doubt he would have found a publisher.
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War-Mart: Big Money, Big Government & Conservatives' Silence (Video)
Source: Submitted: 01/23/2011
--Like virtually every other federal department, the Department of Defense has become yet another inefficient, self-serving and special-interest laden mass bureaucracy…which not only characterizes big government but the expense of which dwarfs almost every other department conservatives regularly target.  Watch here »
"Engineering Consent": Edward Bernays & Water Fluoridation (Video)
Source: Submitted: 01/21/2011
A discussion with journalist Chris Bryson about Edward Bernays' role in the promotion of water fluoridation.  Watch here »
The video above is just a couple minutes long. For some info on Bryson's book, plus some other links, check out:
Ron Paul: I’m considering a Senate run in 2012
Source: Submitted: 01/21/2011
Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul said Wednesday he's considering a 2012 run for his state's open seat in the US Senate.

"It's certainly crossed my mind," Paul told The Hill after a poll found him to be a strong contender for the seat, to be vacated by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, who announced her retirement last week.
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Getting Rich: The Cooperative Economic / Market Approach VS the Political / Coercive Approach (Video)
Source: Submitted: 01/15/2011
The problem starts with government subsidies, says Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. States are spending around $70 billion on government subsidies, he estimates. That doesn't include the hundreds of billions more doled out in federal subsidies.

"Is that capitalism?," he complains. "Go compete in a competitive arena. Don't go to Washington and say 'give me money' either by saying 'I don't have to pay taxes' or forcing other people to pay taxes that go to me. Go earn your money in the marketplace."
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Tunisian Revolution
Source: Submitted: 01/15/2011
--With complete control of the comings and goings of Internet traffic in the country, the government was able to totally shut down the secure https protocol (SSL), forcing all Tunisian users to use the less-secure http protocol in order to log in to their accounts. Utilizing this vulnerability, the government hacked and phished its way into the accounts of popular anti-government activists, shutting them out without their consent or knowledge.

That feeling in the pit of your stomach? Yeah, that’s because it hits just a little too close to home. Remember the calls for an “Internet Kill Switch” by such paragons of freedom as Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins? What we’re witnessing across the pond is nothing less than the Department of Fatherland Security’s cyberspace wet dream. Imagine all notions you might have about Internet privacy and security dashed at the flick of a switch — the very thing the government says these measures are designed to prevent. Another scary thought: With the Patriot Act and the various eavesdropping/wiretapping provisions it contains and has spawned, this might not be far from reality in the U.S.
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Dr. Blaylock on Fluoride, Aspartame, MSG and Vaccinations (Video - Recommended)
Source: Submitted: 01/14/2011
Dr. Russell Blaylock M.D. is a retired neurosurgeon and author whose trailblazing research has tirelessly documented an epidemic of neurological disorders in the western world which are directly connected to toxins in our environment.

In this interview, he discusses water fluoridation, Aspartame, MSG and the negative effects of "over vaccination" on brain development.
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SCHIFF: Stuart Rothenberg and the arrogance of honesty
Source: Submitted: 01/11/2011
--This is how the game works in big-time politics: A potential candidate hires a polling firm to create a strategically written and scientifically executed poll to discover the buzzwords and simple campaign themes that "resonate" among voters. Consultants then boil down the poll results to a few "winning" message points and strategies. At that point, the modern candidate simply hammers away again and again at those sound bites. Winners are those who stay "on message" while knocking their opponents "off message." It is of little consequence to the professionals that this process produces the kind of vacuous, unprincipled leaders who have brought our country to the doorstep of economic ruin.  Read full article »
Government-created climate of fear
Source: Submitted: 01/10/2011
--So much of what the U.S. Government has done over the last decade has been devoted to creating and strengthening this climate of fear. Attacking Iraq under the terrorizing banner of "shock and awe"; disappearing people to secret prisons; abducting them and shipping them to what Newsweek's Jonathan Alter (when advocating this) euphemistically called "our less squeamish allies"; throwing them in cages for years without charges, dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackles; creating a worldwide torture regime; spying on Americans without warrants and asserting the power to arrest them on U.S. soil without charges: all of this had one overarching objective. It was designed to create a climate of repression and intimidation by signaling to the world -- and its own citizens -- that the U.S. was unconstrained by law, by conventions, by morality, or by anything else: the government would do whatever it wanted to anyone it wanted, and those thinking about opposing the U.S. in any way, through means legitimate or illegitimate, should (and would) thus think twice, at least.

That a large percentage of those brutalized by this system turned out to be innocent -- knowingly innocent -- is a feature, not a bug: that one can end up being subjected to these lawless horrors despite doing nothing wrong only intensifies the fear and makes it more effective. The power being asserted is not merely unlimited and tyrannical, but arbitrary. And now, the Obama administration's citizen-aimed, due-process-free assassination program, its orgies of drone attacks, its defense of radically broad interpretations of "material support" criminal statutes, and its disturbing targeting of American anti-war activists with subpoenas and armed police raids are all part of the same tactic. Those contemplating meaningful opposition to American action are meant to be frightened. The anguished, helpless cries of 18-year-old American Gulet Mohamed, after a week of being disappeared and brutalized by America's close ally, serves an important purpose.
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US says too much fluoride causing splotchy teeth
Source: AP Submitted: 01/09/2011
ATLANTA (AP) - In a remarkable turnabout, federal health officials say many Americans are now getting too much fluoride because of its presence not just in drinking water but in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, and it's causing splotches on children's teeth and perhaps more serious problems.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans Friday to lower the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in nearly 50 years, based on a fresh review of the science.
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Proof that we CAN (with great effort and evidence) force them to admit the truth. ...There is only so much credibility they can afford to sacrifice in the service of any given lie.
Giffords shooter shows pattern of psychiatric derangement; no clear political affiliation
Source: Submitted: 01/09/2011
--The utterly false and irresponsible accusation floating around certain circles on the 'net that Loughner was some sort of extreme right winger who targeted a Democrat is extremely irresponsible and hateful. Giffords was pro Second Amendment and publicly supported the right of the People to keep and bear arms. She's actually a gun owner who urged the U.S. Supreme Court to protect Second Amendment rights. She was also a huge supporter of a stronger border with Mexico, which has traditionally been one of the key positions of Arizona conservatives. Giffords can't be pigeonholed into a label, you see. Her views are far more complex than "Democrat" vs "Republican." She is certainly no "left-wing liberal," and the attack on her doesn't appear to be politically motivated at all.

--What is VERY clear at this point is that Loughner was not of the presence of mind to be rationally affiliated with ANY political party: Not on the left, nor the right. His apparent psychosis takes him way out of the realm of rational participation in any particular philosophy. Even his favorite books listed on his Myspace page adhere to no particularly consistent overriding philosophy.

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This deceptive practice of holding up ONE deranged man’s actions as something that “represents” millions of other people (people who would NEVER encourage or participate in the heinous act) needs to end. It’s a lie.

I think it's ridiculous that the "no political affiliation" statement even needs to be made. The only way it would be relevant is if the "political affiliation" in question applied to a homogeneous group that openly advocated murder. (And even THEN you’d have to be careful about who the liars were trying to “lump in” with that group.)

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Critique of "The China Study”
Source: Submitted: 01/08/2011
--Many people choose to avoid eating animals for spiritual reasons and one can never argue with this type of decision.


--Using the China Study to argue that vegetarianism is correct for everyone is particularly problematic because, as Chris reveals in our interview, not only does Campbell rely heavily on observational data that can never be used to support or refute a hypothesis, he also makes many glaring omissions about his own experimental work, ignoring many promising leads, omitting many critical findings, and taking one pet hypothesis out of many and running with it.
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