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DHS Source: TSA Infuriated With Coverage Of Nationwide Backlash
Source: Submitted: 11/17/2010
--Pistole points to the example of underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as the reason why Americans need to submit to “groin checks” and have their testicles squeezed by goons in uniforms.

However, it was the US State Department that allowed Abdulmutallab to board Delta Flight 253 despite the fact that his father warned the US State Department about him a month before, he was on a terror watchlist and was aided through security by a sharp-dressed Indian man.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 is NATIONAL OPT-OUT DAY!
Source: Submitted: 11/14/2010
--The government should not have the ability to virtually strip search anyone it wants. The problem is compounded in that if you do not want to go through the naked body scanner, the government has made the alternative perhaps worse! In an effort to try and make everyone comply with the scanners, the government has instituted "enhanced" pat downs. There are reports from travelers across the country about how the TSA now touches the genitals and private areas of men, women and children in a much more aggressive manner. We do not believe the government has a right to see you naked or aggressively feel you up just because you bought an airline ticket.  Read full article »
War Over Monsanto Gets Ugly
Source: Submitted: 11/14/2010
--Dr. Carrasco and a colleague locked themselves in a car as the mob yelled threats and beat on the vehicle for two hours. One delegate was hit in the spine and has since suffered lower-body paralysis. Another person was treated for blows to the head. A former provincial human rights official was hit in the face and knocked unconscious.

--Carrasco is a lead embryologist at the University of Buenos Aires Medical School and the Argentinean national research council. His study, first released in 2009 and published in the United States this past summer, shows that glyphosate-based herbicides like Monsanto's popular Roundup formula caused deformations in chicken embryos that resembled the kind of birth defects being reported in areas like La Leonesa, where big agribusinesses depend on glyphosate to treat genetically engineered crops.
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WOW! Fair Coverage of Building 7 on Fox News (Video - Recommended)
Source: Fox Submitted: 11/13/2010
.  Watch here »
See also
EU Chief: It's a "Lie and an Illusion" to Believe in Sovereign Nations
Source: Submitted: 11/11/2010
--Mr Van Rompuy’s speech in the German capital told his audience that ‘the time of the homogenous nation state is over’.

--‘In every member state, there are people who believe their country can survive alone in the globalised world. It is more than an illusion – it is a lie.’
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New Tools at DownsizeDC will allow you to see...
Source: Submitted: 11/11/2010
*The number of DC Downsizers in YOUR Congressional district -- wouldn't you like to know this number?

* The number of active users of the Educate the Powerful System in YOUR Congressional district -- are there other people near you pressuring Congress the same way you are? This tool will tell you.

* The number of letters sent to Congress from YOUR district -- surely this matters more to you than the national number (though you'll still have access to that number too)

---Our new focus is going to be LOCAL -- IN YOUR DISTRICT!
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Meg McLain Singled out by the TSA, Cuffed to a Chair, Her Ticket Ripped up
Source: Submitted: 11/11/2010
The TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. They wanted her to go through the new porno-scanners. When she opted out, TSA agents raised an enormous ruckus.  Watch here »
They scream "OPT OUT" to embarrass the person who is protecting their right to privacy and discourage others from doing the same. Next time, it would be nice if others, in line, would immediately begin saying "I OPT OUT TOO." Their tactic would quickly lose its power if enough people had the courage (dignity?) to do this.
Peter Schiff: "Drowning in Debt" (Video)
Source: Submitted: 11/10/2010
"Do something, DON'T go down with a sinking ship. You don't have a lot of time to protect your wealth. A lot of Americans...MOST Americans...are gonna be BANKRUPTED in this process..."  Watch here »
A person on facebook asked where to buy gold and silver. I replied:

If you want to support a company that is trying to "wake people up," is highly rated with the BBB and often has competitive prices. California Numismatic ( is another company that I've purchased from and they (usually) are the cheapest for Bullion Coins (which I recommend.)

Here is a short article that explains some other things that are worth considering:
Lack of Deceleration Proves Use of Explosives (with Video)
Source: Submitted: 11/09/2010
Many people who think they have been keeping up with the revelations of the last several years about the destruction of the three high-rises in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, will nonetheless be surprised to discover that the falling upper section of WTC 1 exhibited no measurable deceleration when it impacted the lower section. This is a startling revelation because it adds to the collection of “smoking guns” proving that the “collapse” of that building was not caused by the jetliner impact and ensuing fires.  Read full article »
Federal Reserve Banksters Return to Jekyll Island to Celebrate 100 Years of Dominance
Source: Submitted: 11/07/2010
The Federal Reserve is going back to Jekyll Island to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the infamous 1910 Jekyll Island meeting that spawned the draft legislation that would ultimately create the U.S. Federal Reserve. The title of this conference is "A Return to Jekyll Island: The Origins, History, and Future of the Federal Reserve", and it will be held on November 5th and 6th in the exact same building where the original 1910 meeting occurred. In November 1910, the original gathering at Jekyll Island included U.S. Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department A.P. Andrews and many representatives from the upper crust of the U.S. banking establishment. That meeting was held in an environment of absolute and total secrecy. 100 years later, Federal Reserve bureaucrats will return to Jekyll Island once again to "celebrate" the history and the future of the Federal Reserve.

Sadly, most Americans have no idea how the Federal Reserve came into being. Forbes magazine founder Bertie Charles Forbes was perhaps the first writer to describe the secretive nature of the original gathering on Jekyll Island in a national publication....
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For a short / free book on this topic, go to:
Ron Paul : What If
Source: YouTube Submitted: 11/07/2010
"...What if the American people woke up and understood that the "official reasons" for going to war are almost ALWAYS based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests..."  Watch here »
Keynesian Economists vs. Austrian Economists (Video)
Source: Submitted: 11/06/2010
.  Watch here »
The Fuzzy Logic Of Useful Idiots
Source: Neithercorp.US Submitted: 11/04/2010
--The useful idiot is not just the guy chugging down GMO milk filled with udder puss, anyone can do that and not be useful. No, the useful idiot is the FDA official or the corporately paid scientist who SELLS us on the purity of the milk. He’s the local dentist who laughs at you when you question the safety of all that fluoride accumulation in your bloodstream. She’s the nurse who threatens to call CPS because you don’t want your newborn baby injected with half a dozen mercury laced vaccines two months after they exit the womb. The useful idiot is the guy who received his standardized academic neuron rinse but never learned that the first rule of academia used to be ‘question everything’.

--Participation, for the useful idiot, is not about making a difference; it is about feeling like they are making a difference. In some cases, it’s about “hope”, but not real or effective action. In other cases, it’s about vengeance and malice, but not justice or integrity. In either scenario, the key missing factor is the truth, which is neglected or traded for a quick boost in self esteem. This makes the useful idiot the prime target of elitist disinformation. Nearly all criminal actions by governments receive their primary support from this portion of the citizenry exactly because they are so ridiculously eager. They are the zombie ditch diggers of the globalist infrastructure, chopping away at our liberties in search of brains.
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Admitted Acts of State-Sponsored ("False Flag") Terrorism
Source: Submitted: 11/03/2010
-- * According to the Washington Post, Indonesian police admit that the Indonesian military killed American teachers in Papua in 2002 and blamed the murders on a Papuan separatist group in order to get that group listed as a terrorist organization.

* The well-respected former Indonesian president also admits that the government probably had a role in the Bali bombings

* As reported by BBC, the New York Times, and Associated Press, Macedonian officials admit that the government murdered 7 innocent immigrants in cold blood and pretended that they were Al Qaeda soldiers attempting to assassinate Macedonian police, in order to join the "war on terror".
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Ralph Nader's "Ten Questions for Tea Partiers"
Source: Submitted: 10/28/2010
--My guess is that most Tea Partiers come from the conservative wing of the Republican Party who are fed up with both the corporate Republicans like Bush and Cheney, as well as the Democrats like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.

With the above in mind, the following questions can serve to go beyond abstractions and generalizations of indignation and get to some more specific responses.
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GOOD NEWS at DownsizeDC! We have a Congressional sponsor!
Source: Submitted: 10/28/2010
--I met Representative Thompson when I spoke to the SVRTP this past weekend. Mr. Thompson shook my hand and pledged that, when the new Congressional term starts in 2011, he will introduce . . .

* The Read the Bills Act
* The One Subject at a Time Act
* And the Write the Laws Act

Plus, he's already one of 70 co-sponsors for the Enumerated Powers Act.
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Forced Abortion: Dream Of The Scientific Elite (with Video)
Source: Submitted: 10/27/2010
--36-year-old Xiao Aiying was eight months pregnant when twelve government officials entered her house, brutally beating and kicking her in the stomach before dragging her kicking and screaming to a state hospital. Her crime? She had conceived a second child and failed to pay the mandatory $40,000 dollar fine for breaking China’s notorious one child policy.

Aiying was held down and forcibly injected with drugs to kill the baby. The woman, “who was filmed in hospital with large bruises on her arms and her dead child still inside her, said: “I have had this baby, feeling it moving around and around my belly. Can you imagine how I feel now,” reports the Daily Mail.

The vast majority of people would find such a story repulsive, but if White House science czar John P. Holdren and a legion of like-minded eugenicists are allowed to implement their autocratic population control measures, forced abortion could be coming to America. This is the dream of the scientific elite who have indoctrinated the globe to embrace the sick religion of eugenics and population control.
 Watch here »
Why Monsanto is paying farmers to spray its rivals’ herbicides
Source: Submitted: 10/24/2010
--If you tend large plantings of Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" soy or cotton, genetically engineered to withstand application of the company's Roundup herbicide (which will kill the weeds -- supposedly -- but not the crops), Monsanto will cut you a $6 check for every acre on which you apply at least two other herbicides. One imagines farmers counting their cash as literally millions of acres across the South and Midwest get doused with Monsanto-subsidized poison cocktails.

The move is the latest step in the abject reversal of Monsanto's longtime claim: that Roundup Ready technology solved the age-old problem of weeds in an ecologically benign way. The company had developed a novel trait that would allow crops to survive unlimited lashings of glyphosate, Monsanto's then-patent-protected, broad-spectrum herbicide. It was kind of a miracle technology. Farmers would no longer have to think about weeds; glyphosate, which killed everything but the trait-endowed crop, would do all the work. Moreover, Monsanto promised, Roundup was less toxic to humans and wildlife than the herbicides then in use; and it allowed farmers to decrease erosion by dramatically reducing tillage -- a common method of weed control.

--Today, there are no fewer than 10 weed species resistant to Roundup, thriving "in at least 22 states infesting millions of acres," The New York Times recently reported. And the ways farmers are responding to them are hardly ecologically sound: jacked-up application rates of Roundup, supplemented by other, harsher poisons.
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All Saturated Fats Are Not Created Equal
Source: Submitted: 10/23/2010
--for about the last 60 years the majority of health care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to a host of negative consequences, like elevated cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Meanwhile during this same 60 years the American levels of heart disease, obesity, elevated serum cholesterol and Alzheimer's have skyrocketed compared to our ancestors, and even compared to modern-day primitive societies using saturated fat as a dietary staple.

Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30-60% of their total caloric intact from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease?[1]

--The fact is, all saturated fats are not created equal. The operative word here is "created", because some saturated fats occur naturally, while other fats are artificially manipulated into a saturated state through the man-made process called hydrogenation.
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Global warming propagandist slapped down
Source: Submitted: 10/22/2010
--Through his position, Connolley for years kept dissenting views on global warming out of Wikipedia, allowing only those that promoted the view that global warming represented a threat to mankind. As a result, Wikipedia became a leading source of global warming propaganda, with Connolley its chief propagandist.

His career as a global warming propagandist has now been stopped, following a unanimous verdict that came down today through an arbitration proceeding conducted by Wikipedia. In the decision, a slap-down for the once-powerful Connolley by his peers, he has been barred from participating in any article, discussion or forum dealing with global warming. In addition, because he rewrote biographies of scientists and others he disagreed with, to either belittle their accomplishments or make them appear to be frauds, Wikipedia barred him — again unanimously — from editing biographies of those in the climate change field.
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Over $8,000 Per Month to Push Drugs
Source: Submitted: 10/21/2010
If you've ever left a doctor's appointment feeling like you've just received a drug sales pitch, you now have a place to go to find out just how much influence pharmaceutical companies may have in your doctor's office.

A new database compiled by the national investigative news organization ProPublica lays bare the financial relationships between seven pharmaceutical companies and the nation's physicians -- relationships that can amount to more than $100,000 a year for promoting drugs to others in the medical profession.

--In Ohio, the pharmaceutical data reveal that 15 physicians each received more than $100,000 from one or more of the seven drug companies from January 2009 to June 2010. Six of these physicians practice in the greater Cleveland area.
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If You’re Not an Extremist, You’re Not Paying Attention
Source: Center for a Stateless Society Submitted: 10/20/2010
--What it comes down to is that the “mainstream consensus” is manufactured — manufactured by the very institutions that depend on it for their survival. One of the most important functions in any society is the cultural apparatus, whose job is to reproduce a population that accepts the system of power as legitimate and as the only natural or inevitable way of doing things. The range of “mainstream” or “moderate” policy proposals, by definition, encompasses only those policies that can be carried out within the existing framework of dominant institutions, by the kinds of people currently running them. Any proposal that requires fundamental changes in the institutional framework or structure of power is, by definition, “extremist.”

You should also bear in mind that the fundamental structure of power itself did not, in fact, come about through a general public consensus in which “we as a society agreed” that things ought to be this way. It came about as a radical change, imposed from above, by the consensus of a small minority of society. The corporate economy that emerged in the Gilded Age was brought about by a tiny minority of plutocrats who exercised unaccountable control of the government. The transformation of the corporate economy into the full-blown managerial state capitalism of the 20th century, likewise, was brought about by a tiny fraction of the population with no real debate in society at large.
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Infowars Moneybomb raises over $410,000
Source: Submitted: 10/17/2010
--Thanks to your generous support, further construction on our new media studio and offices will now move forward. The studio will soon encompass 14,000 square feet and be used to produce and deliver multiple programs every week and reach even more people and arm them with the vital information needed to confront the global crime syndicate. The studio will soon be equipped with cameras, lighting, switchers, computers, office equipment, and will have the additional staff needed to make this expansion of the infowar a reality.  Read full article »
Here is a link to the total:
Horrific medical tests of past raise concerns for today
Source: MSNBC Submitted: 10/17/2010
--Cutler, who went to his grave defending the Tuskegee experiment, directly inoculated unknowing prisoners in Guatemala with syphilis and also encouraged them to have sex with diseased prostitutes for his research from 1946-48.

It’s easy to think he was a rogue doctor or a mad scientist. But his work was sponsored by lauded organizations such as the United States Public Health Service, the National Institutes of Health with collaboration of the Pan American Health Sanitary Bureau (now the Pan American Health Organization), and the Guatemalan government.

--Some of the best researchers in America were involved with Tuskegee and the Guatemalan syphilis studies. That was no guarantee that what they did was ethical then — nor is it now.
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" do good or to do no harm."

Compare the aforementioned with the pictures / information provided here:
Where Are Your Organic Eggs Really Coming From? (Video)
Source: Submitted: 10/11/2010
Separating factory farm egg production from authentic organic agriculture.  Watch here »
The video is about 5 minutes. Here is a link to their "organic-egg-producers" scorecard.
BCCI: Inside the Global Banking Intelligence Complex
Source: Submitted: 10/08/2010
--While investigating BCCI operations, I began to clearly understand for the first time how the Global Banking Intelligence Complex runs both political parties in the United States. After years of researching and investigating BCCI, I’ve come to understand how power really operates, who the real power players are and how the mainstream media, which is tightly controlled by these forces, keeps the American public in the dark and marginalized by never reporting on the roots of power. The harsh truth is that American democracy and the rule of law are an illusion.  Read full article »
19 pages, worth taking the time to print and read.
Foreclosure-Gate Explained on The Ratigan Show (Video )
Source: MSNBC Submitted: 10/07/2010
.  Watch here »
10/06/10: Ron Paul and Judge Napolitano on the Federal Reserve (Video)
Source: YouTube Submitted: 10/07/2010
.  Watch here »
5 Things You Need To Know About Roadblocks
Source: Submitted: 10/07/2010
The National Motorists Association opposes the use of roadblocks, period. The only justification for stopping citizens under a roadblock scenario is to warn them of an unseen peril that could cause injury or death to an unsuspecting motorist.

So-called “sobriety check points,” or seat belt checks, or the myriad of other excuses the government concocts to harass and intimidate its citizens through the use of roadblocks are, in our opinion unconstitutional and in direct contradiction to any honest definition of freedom.
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The Art Of The Bug-Out Bag
Source: Submitted: 10/05/2010
--The bug-out-bag offers you a CHANCE at survival when all else seems lost. This is its purpose. The more ingenuity invested in the design of your BOB, the better your chance will be. Finding items and tools that streamline efficiency, space, weight, or serve two or more functions at once is crucial in organizing a high performance pack. In this way, building a BOB becomes a sort of art form. In this article, we will go over some great methods for taking your bug-out-bag to the next level.  Read full article »
Bob Schulz responds to false and misleading TIME magazine story
Source: Submitted: 10/04/2010
--There are so many falsehoods in what was attributed to me that I cannot address them all in this letter. I will take them up with TIME management.

For the record, I have never advocated violence, I do not and have never belonged to any militia, nor do I communicate with militias or influence militias in any way that I am aware of. However, I do fully support the Constitution’s guarantee of well-regulated militias in every State. To quote the mandate of the second Amendment, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the Right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Therefore, the absence of well-regulated Militias in every State is repugnant to the constitution.

This article serves neither the truth nor the People of this nation. While it wastes thousands of words regurgitating the intricate details of militia activities, their confrontations with government officials, and a handful of blatantly criminal acts, the article fails to address the fundamental "secret" re-invigorating the Patriot consciousness of Americans across the land.

The "secret" that the mainstream media appears to have an extreme aversion against putting forward or openly discussing, is that over many administrations, with the support of both Parties, the federal government has all but abandoned our Constitution.
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Genetically Modified Foods: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Source: Submitted: 10/04/2010
--Irina Ermakova, a senior scientist at the Russian National Academy of Sciences, was shocked to discover that more than half of the baby rats in her experiment died within three weeks. She had fed the mothers GM soy flour purchased at a supermarket. The babies from mothers fed natural non-GMO soy, however, only suffered a 10% death rate. She repeated her experiment three times with similar results.

Dr. Ermakova reported her preliminary findings at a conference in October 2005, asking the scientific community to replicate her study. Instead, she was attacked and vilified. Her boss told her to stop doing anymore GM food research. Samples were stolen from her lab, and a paper was even set fire on her desk. One of her colleagues tried to comfort her by saying, “Maybe the GM soy will solve the overpopulation problem.”
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Bill Moyers: The Secret Government (Video)
Source: PBS Submitted: 10/01/2010
"This remains, for me, the heart of the matter: The men who wrote our Constitution (our basic book of rules) were concerned that 'power' be held accountable. No party of government and no person in government, not even the President, was to pick or choose among the laws to be obeyed. But how does one branch of government 'blow the whistle' on another…or how do the people cry foul (when their liberties are imperiled) if public officials can break the rules, lie to us about it and then wave the wand of 'national security' to silence us?"  Watch here »
It's only about 20 minutes. Well worth watching.
The Road to World War III - The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to Play
Source: Submitted: 09/26/2010
--For those of us who have been paying attention to economic imperial operations that have been carried out against countries throughout the world, this looks all too familiar. The IMF and global bankers have conquered the second and third world, and they have now moved on to countries within the first world. Western European and American working classes are in the cross-hairs now.

Economic and societal indicators, along with recent G-20 policy decisions, clearly demonstrate that they are carrying out and escalating systemic economic attacks throughout Europe and the US.

To put it in technical terms, the United States government has been taken over by a financial terrorism network. They have bought off leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, and have established a dominant role in all three branches of government and throughout the mainstream media. They have complete control of the economy, stock market, US Treasury, Federal Reserve, World Bank, IMF and global banking system. Free market capitalism has collapsed; it’s now a rigged global market. This is an organized criminal operation, an imperial fascist movement that is determined to destroy our very way of life.
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Probe: U.S. prosecutors repeatedly abuse the law
Source: Submitted: 09/26/2010
--Federal prosecutors are supposed to seek justice, not merely score convictions. But a USA TODAY investigation found that prosecutors repeatedly have violated that duty in courtrooms across the nation. The abuses have put innocent people in prison, set guilty people free and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees and sanctions.

Judges have warned for decades that misconduct by prosecutors threatens the Constitution's promise of a fair trial. Congress in 1997 enacted a law aimed at ending such abuses.

--USA TODAY found a pattern of "serious, glaring misconduct," said Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman, an expert on misconduct by prosecutors. "It's systemic now, and the system is not able to control this type of behavior. There is no accountability."
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Did 9/11 Really "Change Everything"?
Source: Washington's Blog Submitted: 09/25/2010
We've been told that 9/11 changed everything.. Is it true? Let's look:

* The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11 (see this and this)

* The decision to launch the Iraq war was made before 9/11. Indeed, former CIA director George Tenet said that the White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted "crap" in its justifications for invading Iraq. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill - who sat on the National Security Council - also says that Bush planned the Iraq war before9/11. And top British officials say that the U.S. discussed Iraq regime change one month after Bush took office

* Cheney apparently even made Iraqi's oil fields a national security priority before 9/11

* The Patriot Act was planned before 9/11

* Cheney dreamed of giving the White House the powers of a monarch long before 9/11

* Cheney and Rumsfeld actively generated fake intelligence which exaggerated the threat from an enemy in order to justify huge amounts of military spending long before 9/11. And see this...
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The author provides links for each claim.
"DISCLOSE Act" defeated! For now…
Source: Submitted: 09/24/2010
We cut it extremely close, but thanks to your efforts, we prevailed in today’s Senate cloture vote on the DISCLOSE Act (or as it should be called, “the Establishment Protection Act”).  Read full article »
Déjà Vu, All Over Again: ‘More Guns, Less Crime’
Source: Submitted: 09/22/2010
--Coinciding with a surge in gun purchases that began shortly before the 2008 elections, violent crime decreased six percent between 2008 and 2009, according to the FBI. This included an eight percent decrease in murder and a nine percent decrease in robbery.

Since 1991, when total violent crime peaked, it has decreased 43 percent to a 35-year low. The murder rate, less than half what it was in 1980, is now at a 45-year low.
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Building with Earthbags
Source: Submitted: 09/20/2010
Building with earthbags (sometimes called sandbags) is both old and new. Sandbags have long been used, particularly by the military, for creating strong, protective barriers, or for flood control. The same reasons that make them useful for these applications carry over to creating housing.  Read full article »
FDA won’t allow food to be labeled free of genetic modification
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 09/19/2010
That the Food and Drug Administration is opposed to labeling foods that are genetically modified is no surprise anymore, but a report in the Washington Post indicates the FDA won't even allow food producers to label their foods as being free of genetic modification.

--"This to me raises questions about whose interest the FDA is protecting," House Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) told the Post. Kucinich has repeatedly introduced bills in the House that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods.
 Read full article »
See also: "The corporate-government war
on private food production" (short video)
Waiter, There's BPA in My Soup
Source: Submitted: 09/16/2010
...scientists suspect that BPA interferes with hormonal function—especially in fetuses and children: A 2005 study published in the journal Human Reproduction found that women who had miscarried three or more times showed significantly higher levels of the chemical than women who'd had successful pregnancies.

In an ongoing study at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, part of which was published last December, mothers with higher levels of BPA in their urine early in pregnancy tended to have daughters who behaved more aggressively than daughters of moms with low BPA levels. Hugh Taylor, an expert in reproductive endocrinology at Yale School of Medicine, thinks some of BPA's effects might not show up for a generation: His team injected pregnant mice with the chemical and found that it altered the babies' uterine genes, leaving them less fertile than their mothers.
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Documentary about the Free State Project - Libertopia (Video - Trailer)
Source: Submitted: 09/15/2010
.  Watch here »
My wife and I moved in 2005 and haven't regretted it for a second.

I was recently asked "why" I moved to the "Live Free or Die" state. My reply (below) pretty much sums it up:

"I wanted to move to a state with a smaller / less intrusive government. (Where the population, in general, is less trusting of the politicians who claim to "represent us.") I spent years researching corruption in government (especially at the federal level) and New Hampshire really caught my eye when its legislators introduced a bill against the Bush administration's so-called "Patriot Act." (In contrast, Ohio liked the "Patriot Act" so much that it decided it wanted its own state-level version.) Anyway, without going on too long, it's just a "freer" state that's more likely to stand up against the ever-expanding / unaccountable Federal government."
"How" Hyperinflation Hits America
Source: Submitted: 09/13/2010
...both the Federal government and the Federal Reserve are hell-bent on using the same old tired tools to “fix the economy”—stimulus on the one hand, liquidity injections on the other. (See my discussion of The Deficit here.)

It’s those very fixes that are pulling us closer to the edge. Why? Because the economy is in no better shape than it was in September 2008—and both the Federal Reserve and the Federal government have shot their wad. They got nothin’ left, after trillions in stimulus and trillions more in balance sheet expansion—

—but they have accomplished one thing: They have undermined Treasuries. These policies have turned Treasuries into the spit-and-baling wire of the U.S. financial system—they are literally the only things holding the whole economy together.

In other words, Treasuries are now the New and Improved Toxic Asset. Everyone knows that they are overvalued, everyone knows their yields are absurd—yet everyone tiptoes around that truth as delicately as if it were a bomb. Which is actually what it is.
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And why not? This will destroy the dollar's "reserve-currency" status. With that out of the way, SDRs or Bancors can finally emerge to save us all. (/END sarcasm.)
9/11: Blowback, Provocation, and Perpetual War
Source: Submitted: 09/12/2010
--The "Newburgh 4" plot is so obviously an FBI production that U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon, who is presiding over the trial, admits to referring to it as "the un-terrorist case." It is hardly unique: This little melodrama was created from the same template used to create the "Fort Dix 5," the "Miami 6," the "Liberty City Seven," the so-called Michigan "Ummah" conspiracy, and other groups.

In each of those cases, the Feds dipped into their vast pool of criminally compromised informant-provocateurs, rented a meeting place, supplied the funding and hardware, and gathered a handful of pathetic flunkies into a telegenic terrorist "threat." Most importantly, the Feds, by way of their hired provocateurs, selected a grievance they knew would radicalize their recruits -- a jihad to avenge the deaths of innocent Muslims abroad, not to punish infidels at home for their refusal to submit to Islamic rule.
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Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One (Video)
Source: Submitted: 09/12/2010
10:27 "We now have sociopaths in control of our major financial institutions."  Read full article »
I don't agree with all the "solutions," but he does a good job of pointing out the "problems." If you're in a hurry, the first two segments are good.
Drowning in prescription drugs
Source: Submitted: 09/10/2010
--America has become a nation of druggies. The seniors are being drugged for nearly every symptom a doctor can find, children are being doped up with (legalized) speed, and middle-aged soccer moms are popping suicide pills (antidepressants).

Prescription drug addictions are on the rise, too. Prescription drugs are so dangerous that now even the DEA is hosting "take back your pills" day allowing citizens to anonymously surrender their unused prescription painkillers to DEA agents. (

Interestingly, DEA agents will only accept "legal" amphetamine drugs such as Ritalin but not "illegal" methamphetamine drugs. You're only off the hook if you paid monopoly prescription prices for your drugs.
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Canada bans BPA. Why haven’t we?
Source: Submitted: 09/05/2010
--In January, the FDA took a singularly maddening position on the stuff, as Tom Laskawy reported for Grist. On the one hand, after years of denying mounting evidence that BPA posed serious health risks, the agency declared it had "some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children."

On the other, the agency has essentially claimed it is unable to ban it from use. "Today there exist hundreds of different formulations for BPA-containing epoxy linings, which have varying characteristics," and food companies aren't obligated to declare which ones they're using, the agency complained in its January statement. "If FDA were to decide to revoke one or more approved uses, FDA would need to undertake what could be a lengthy process of rulemaking to accomplish this goal," the agency declared, referring to itself in the third person.

In other words, the poison has been distilled into so many forms that it would take a lot of work to keep it out of food processing. And rather than initiate that process, FDA chose to sit on its hands -- meaning that the food industry still knowingly exposes millions of people every day to a chemical the FDA acknowledges is harmful.

Laskawy aptly read the report as "a bureaucratic cry for help" -- FDA decision makers' acknowledgement that, in the face of chemical-industry pressure, "they really [don't] have the authority to ban BPA or even to meaningfully restrict its use." He concluded: "It seems that only Congress can provide the antidote."
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Why GM Crops are a Threat to Your Health
Source: Submitted: 09/01/2010
I believe that aside from common sense, which says it might not be such a good idea to consume toxins in every bite of food (which is what you’re doing when you eat a food that contains built-in pesticide or herbicide), there’s compelling scientific evidence demonstrating that GM foods can cause a number of health problems, and that these health problems may get more and more critical with each passing generation.

I recently interviewed GMO expert Jeffrey Smith on this topic. In that interview, he discussed a recent Russian animal study that illustrates the generational health hazards of a GM diet.

In the second generation, GM soy-fed hamsters had a five-fold higher infant mortality rate, compared the controls.

But it got worse, because nearly all of the third generation hamsters fed GM soy were sterile...
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Asset Forfeiture: Turns Cops into Robbers
Source: Submitted: 08/30/2010
The "civil asset forfeiture" laws are inherently corrupt. They empower law enforcement officers to take and keep your property, even if they haven't charged you with a crime.

It gets worse.

It's your property that's actually charged with a crime, and your property is considered guilty until proven innocent. This makes it virtually impossible for you to regain your possessions once they're seized.

But it gets even worse . . .

This scheme of legalized theft actually fosters additional corruption, as demonstrated in the sample letter below. Please use the new evidence we provide to send Congress another letter arguing that: Civil asset forfeiture laws should be made illegal.
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Burn, Witch, Burn!: America Rages Against Islam
Source: Submitted: 08/29/2010
Islamophobia is sweeping the nation—and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Just when the American people were starting to become distracted with trivial issues like the potential stock market crash, the re-branding of the war in Iraq, and the ongoing environmental disaster in the Gulf—along comes a crisis of Biblical proportions, that threatens to destroy the moral fiber of America itself, and deliver its Christian population into the diabolical hands of an Islamic dictatorship ruled under the precepts of Sharia law.

"Oh, foolish man. What can you not be made to believe?"
~Adam Weishaupt~

By now, it should be quite obvious that the hysteria centered on the proposed construction of an Islamic cultural center—a full two blocks from Ground Zero—is nothing more than an engineered distraction, designed to take the focus away from serious geopolitical and domestic issues as we head into the November elections.

Late last year, we watched in horror as the Tea Party movement was infiltrated by certain personalities from the GOP establishment. Glenn Beck, Dick Armey, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, and others of that same ilk—all dressed down to mingle with working class folks— and let them know that the Republican party shares their pain. Before these clowns got involved, the focus of the Tea Party was on big government, compulsory health insurance and Wall Street bailouts. But over a period of time—as these Johnny-Come-Latelies sunk their fingers deeper into the pie—they used their influence to diffuse the ire against Wall Street and redirect those energies to support the GOP war agenda.
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