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Munitions found in the Lusitania
Source: Daily Mail Submitted: 12/20/2008
Her sinking with the loss of almost 1,200 lives caused such outrage that it propelled the U.S. into the First World War.

But now divers have revealed a dark secret about the cargo carried by the Lusitania on its final journey in May 1915.

Munitions they found in the hold suggest that the Germans had been right all along in claiming the ship was carrying war materials and was a legitimate military target.
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Excerpted from "The Creature from Jekyll Island"

--In the map room of the British Admiralty, Churchill watched the play unfold and coldly called the shots. Small disks marked the places where two ships had been torpedoed the day before. A circle indicated the area within which the U-boat must still be operating. A larger disk represented the Lusitania traveling at nineteen knots directly into the circle.

--One of the officers present in the high-command map room on that fateful day was Commander Joseph Kenworthy, who previously had been called upon by Churchill to submit a paper on what would be the political results of an ocean liner being sunk with American passengers aboard. He left the room in disgust at the cynicism of his superiors. In 1927, in his book, The Freedom of the Seas, he wrote without further comment: “The Lusitania was sent at considerably reduced speed into an area where a U-boat was known to be waiting and with her escorts withdrawn.”

(The man charged with writing an “acceptable” report about the incident, Lord Mersey) --wrote to Prime Minister Asquith and turned down his fee for services. He added: “I must request that henceforth I be excused from administering His Majesty’s Justice.” In later years, his only comment on the event was: “The Lusitania case was a damn dirty business.”

Full 1,100 word excerpt here: http://joeplummer.com/the_lusitania.html
The latest from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth (Audio)
Source: PrisonPlanet.com Submitted: 12/20/2008
.  Listen here »
The link above is a 15-minute clip from a recent interview with Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

-Now that NIST has finally admitted WTC7 experienced a period of "Free-Fall" acceleration, maybe it's time to pressure them on some of the other smoking guns (like thermite residue / molten iron found in the WTC debris.)

See also:
http://joeplummer.com/1-hour_guide_to_911.html#ExhibitB
The solution is...
Source: DishonestMoney.com Submitted: 12/20/2008
The idea behind government is simple: Citizens grant special power to certain individuals so that those individuals can serve and protect society. Citizens DO NOT grant special power to certain individuals so those individuals can serve (and protect) themselves at the expense of society. –And yet we see this happen over and over again. (Criminals infiltrate government, pervert its purpose and use its power against the people.)  Read full article »
In Madoff We Trust (Highly Recommended)
Source: Peter Schiff Submitted: 12/18/2008
--Unfortunately, the Ponzi economy doesn’t stop there. A chain letter is no more viable when run by governments than when run by private citizens. However, government orchestrated pyramids have the advantage of required participation. As a result, they can maintain the illusion of viability for several generations. But the longer such schemes operate the larger will be the losses when they ultimately collapse.

The Social Security Administration runs its “trust funds” with precisely the same methods used by Madoff and Ponzi. As money is collected by from current workers, the funds are then dispersed to those already receiving benefits. None of the funds collected are actually invested, so no investment returns are ever generated. Those currently paying into the system are expected to receive their returns based on the “contribution” made by future workers. This is the classic definition of a Ponzi scheme. The only difference is that Ponzi didn’t own a printing press.
 Read full article »
Dollar No Longer Haven After Fed Moves Rate Near Zero
Source: Bloomberg Submitted: 12/18/2008
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The world’s biggest currency-trading firms say the dollar’s appeal as a haven amid the financial crisis all but evaporated.

The U.S. currency slid to a 13-year low against the yen today and had its biggest one-day decline versus the euro after the Federal Reserve reduced its target interest rate yesterday to a range of zero to 0.25 percent, the lowest among the world’s biggest economies. CMC Markets said today the currency’s prospects appear “ominous.” State Street Global markets said the dollar’s outlook has been “undermined.”
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Court strikes down Patriot Act gag provision
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 12/16/2008
A federal appeals court ruling late Monday is the cause célèbre of the American Civil Liberties Union, as another provision of the Bush administration's Patriot Act falls to the judicial system.

Until the ruling, recipients of so-called "national security letters" were legally forbidden from speaking out. The letters, usually a demand for documents, or a notice that private records had been searched by government authorities, were criticized as a cover-all for FBI abuses.
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Nobel Economist Says More Stable Currency Needed
Source: Fordham.edu Submitted: 12/15/2008
More than 200 members of the Fordham community converged upon the Flom Auditorium on Oct. 14 to hear John Forbes Nash Jr., Ph.D., winner of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, talk about solutions to the downturn in the national and global economy.

Nash told the audience that such financial crises would be less likely to occur if there was some international monetary standard, such as the gold standard or competition among worldwide currencies, to curb inflation and prevent the rise of mortgage abuses. He expressed some skepticism about a government bailout as a solution.
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I've said it privately; I might as well say it publicly:

Now that the international bankers have created this global crisis, the easiest way for them to get everyone to sign on to their "solution" (a global central bank and new global monetary unit) will be to introduce it as a "gold-backed" system.

This, of course, will only be temporary. Once their new gold-backed currency becomes the world's reserve currency, the gold backing will be removed and they’ll finally have what they’ve always wanted. (A single fiat global currency that they create and control.)

-More centralization of power is NOT the answer.
Man Throws Two Shoes at Bush in Iraq (Video)
Source: AP Submitted: 12/14/2008
Bush got a size-10 reminder of the intense opposition to his policies when a man threw two shoes at him — one after another — during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. "This is the end!" shouted the man, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.  Watch here »
Man, I'm impressed with Bush's reflexes. That was a Hell of dodge!! (Wish I had more good things to say about the guy...but that's about all I can think of.)
Whose Debt?
Source: Larken Rose Submitted: 12/13/2008
--In literal terms, without the authoritarian propaganda spin, here is how things work: A bunch of liars and crooks, declaring themselves to be our rightful rulers, steal tons and tons of money from the rest of us. They then spend far MORE than they steal, and declare that the difference, the debt, is OUR responsibility. And almost everyone accepts that as true. -It's not.

--There's a very easy way to fix the "federal budget deficit" and "national debt" problems: ignore them out of existence. To any who have invested in oppression and government extortion, the joke's on you. You're not quite as bad as the thieves you financed, but you're pretty darn bad. And when the day comes, which is fast approaching, when all your "investments" disappear, don't come crying to me. You deserve it, for the exact same reason that people who invested in the slave trade industry two hundred years ago deserved to lose everything. Next time, try investing in trade, instead of theft.
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--and now our "dear leaders" have put us on the hook for a multi-trillion dollar bailout. It won't end until we end it.
Fed Refuses to Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion in Lending
Source: Bloomberg Submitted: 12/12/2008
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve refused a request by Bloomberg News to disclose the recipients of more than $2 trillion of emergency loans from U.S. taxpayers and the assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.

Bloomberg filed suit Nov. 7 under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act requesting details about the terms of 11 Fed lending programs, most created during the deepest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

The Fed responded Dec. 8, saying it’s allowed to withhold internal memos as well as information about trade secrets and commercial information. The institution confirmed that a records search found 231 pages of documents pertaining to some of the requests.
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Crowd Control Munitions (Recommended)
Source: OpEdNews.com Submitted: 12/11/2008
--in a December 1 story, the Washington Post reports that the Pentagon plans to have not just that 4,000, but 20,000 uniformed troops inside the U. S. by 2011. Dedicating 20,000 troops to domestic response "would have been extraordinary to the point of unbelievable," Paul McHale, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense, said, but the realization that civilian authorities may be overwhelmed in a catastrophe prompted "a fundamental change in military culture."

--the Army Times report of September notes that the First Brigade Combat Team’s commander, Col. Roger Cloutier, said his soldiers will learn how to use the first ever package of so-called "nonlethal" weapons the Army has fielded, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and weapons designed to subdue individuals without killing them.

"It’s a new modular package of nonlethal capabilities…they’ve been using pieces of it in Iraq, but this is the first time that these modules were consolidated and this package fielded, and because of this mission we’re undertaking we were the first to get it," Cloutier added."
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...quite a list of new "toys." This one is especially interesting (from the article)

"Raytheon Corp.'s Active Denial System, designed for crowd control in combat zones, uses an energy beam to induce an intolerable heating sensation, like a hot iron placed on the skin. It is effective beyond the range of small arms, in excess of 400 meters. Company officials have been advised they could expand the market by selling a smaller, tripod-mounted version for police forces."
650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims
Source: Senate.gov Submitted: 12/10/2008
The UN global warming conference currently underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore. Set for release this week, a newly updated U.S. Senate Minority Report features the dissenting voices of over 650 international scientists, many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN. The report has added about 250 scientists (and growing) in 2008 to the over 400 scientists who spoke out in 2007. The over 650 dissenting scientists are more than 12 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.  Read full article »
For a couple pages of me arguing with defenders of "man-made" Global warming, see "On Global Warming" here: http://joeplummer.com/on_global_warming.html
Illinois Gov. Blagojevich Arrested
Source: AP Submitted: 12/09/2008
--A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

Otherwise, Blagojevich considered appointing himself. The affidavit said that as late as Nov. 3, he told his deputy governor that if "they're not going to offer me anything of value I might as well take it."

"I'm going to keep this Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain," Blagojevich allegedly said later that day, according to the affidavit, which also quoted him as saying in a remark punctuated by profanity that the seat was "a valuable thing — you just don't give it away for nothing."
 Read full article »
State Trooper infiltrates nonviolent groups and labels dozens of people "terrorists"
Source: LA Times Submitted: 12/08/2008
--"At one demonstration, I remember her showing up with a laptop computer and typing away," said Mike Stark, who helped lead the anti-death-penalty march in Baltimore that day. "We all thought that was odd."

Not really. The woman was an undercover Maryland State Police trooper who between 2005 and 2007 infiltrated more than two dozen rallies and meetings of nonviolent groups.

Maryland officials now concede that, based on information gathered by "Lucy" and others, state police wrongly listed at least 53 Americans as terrorists in a criminal intelligence database -- and shared some information about them with half a dozen state and federal agencies, including the National Security Agency.
 Read full article »
The article says the cop wasn't a "provocateur." Ya, right.

She might not have been "provoking" the peaceful activists, but she sure as Hell WAS "provoking the State" to act against them. ...And isn't that the whole point of being a provocateur? (To CREATE a situation that justifies State intervention / interference?)
'KopBusters' reality show to ACTUALLY BUST CROOKED OFFICERS
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 12/07/2008
'KopBusters' is a reality TV program that aims to sink crooked officers.

"KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana," claims a release from NeverGetBusted.com "When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have probable cause to raid the house. Instead of conducting a proper investigation which usually leads to no probable cause, the Kops lie on the affidavit claiming a confidential informant saw the plants and/or the police could smell marijuana coming from the suspected house."

"The trap was set and less than 24 hours later, the Odessa narcotics unit raided the house only to find KopBuster's attorney waiting under a system of complex gadgetry and spy cameras that streamed online to the KopBuster's secret mobile office nearby.
 Read full article »
I love it. Damn shame there weren't some secret cameras rolling when these guys were framed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH_0L6T699M
Barry Jennings WTC 7 Interview (Video - short version)
Source: Fabled Enemies Submitted: 12/06/2008
Deputy Director of Emergency Services Department, (NY City Housing Authority) Barry Jennings discusses explosions in WTC 7.

Please note, Barry makes it clear that BOTH towers were standing when the bombs went off in WTC 7.
 Watch here »
The FREE Non-GMO Shopping Guide (PDF)
Source: ResponsibleTechnology.org Submitted: 12/05/2008
No more confusion about which brands to buy or what ingredients you need to cross off your list. This guide is a joint project brought to you by the Institute for Responsible Technology and the Center for Food Safety.

Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a genetically modified organism or GMO. GMOs can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans. Most Americans say they would not eat GMOs if labeled, but unlike most other industrialized countries, the U.S. does not require labeling.

This Non-GMO Shopping Guide is designed to help reclaim your right to know about the foods you are buying, and help you find and avoid GMO foods and ingredients.
 Read full article »
If you're not sure why you should "care" about GMO foods (or, if you've got friends / family that aren't paying attention) this short video interview should do the trick:

http://joeplummer.com/avoidgmo.html
The Federal Reserve Is Engineering The Economic Collapse
Source: YouTube Submitted: 12/05/2008
.  Watch here »
For those who don't understand the history and the workings of the Federal Reserve System, there is an easy / short (free) book available online (in both HTML and PDF format) at http://MeetTheSystem.org
Congressman Ron Paul: ‘End the Fed’ Now
Source: CNS News Submitted: 12/04/2008
“They (the Federal Reserve Banks) are the official counterfeiters,” Paul told CNSNews.com. “The Constitution says only gold and silver can be used as legal tender. Printing paper money or creating money with a computer is not permissible, and economically it’s a disaster.”

Several thousand demonstrators rallied in 45 cities around the country on the Saturday before Thanksgiving trying to draw attention to Paul's "End the Fed Campaign" and to collect 1 million signatures by Jan. 22, 2009 to present to the new Congress in support of his proposed legislation.
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FBI agents stage sting to snare corrupt cops
Source: AP Submitted: 12/04/2008
CHICAGO – Duffel bags stuffed with cocaine were delivered by plane to an out-of-the-way suburban airport while two sheriff's officers provided security. A police officer stood by to guard the cash and keep out the riffraff at a poker game where $100,000 changed hands. And a drug dealer was told squad cars marked "sheriff" and "sheriff's police" might be available on a "freelance" basis to provide protection for his deliveries.

Such tales of law enforcement gone awry emerged in court papers Tuesday as federal prosecutors unveiled a series of elaborate sting operations aimed at officers who hired out to ride shotgun for drug deals and other criminal activities.

Fifteen officers and two other men who had pretended to be law enforcement officers were charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine or heroin or both.
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The Federal government hates competition. You've got to admit it's a good racket. Especially the part where they can actually fly the drugs in, distribute the drugs, protect the "dealers" and always have the fallback excuse of being "deep undercover." (In the RARE event that something they can't control gets in the way.)
Flashback: A Coverup That Won’t Stay Covered
Source: Lew Rockwell Submitted: 12/04/2008
CNN recently reported that "the Justice Department is re-examining its investigation into the 1995 death of a federal prisoner that the victim’s family alleges was murder at the hands of the government."

The victim was Kenneth Michael Trentadue.

At 7 AM on August 21, 1995, officials from the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s office arrived at the new Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center for the body of a man recently picked up for parole violation who allegedly was a suicide by hanging. The astonished state officials saw a body with scalp split to the skull in three places, throat slashed, and a body completely covered in blood, bruises and burns.

As law requires, the officials asked to see the cell in which the alleged suicide occurred. Federal officials pulled rank and refused on the grounds that a federal investigation was underway. A federal investigation was not underway.
 Read full article »
See also: "In the Matter of Kenneth Michael Trentadue"

Part 1
http://www.mccurtain.com/cgi-bin/okcscript.cgi?record=1464

Part 2
http://www.mccurtain.com/cgi-bin/okcscript.cgi?record=1463

part 3
http://www.mccurtain.com/cgi-bin/okcscript.cgi?record=1462

part 4
http://www.mccurtain.com/cgi-bin/okcscript.cgi?record=1461

part 5
http://www.mccurtain.com/cgi-bin/okcscript.cgi?record=1460
Next terror attack on US will originate from Pakistan
Source: Yahoo India Submitted: 12/03/2008
--The US says the tribal areas in northwest Pakistan, where the government exerts little control, are a haven for militants from both Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan.  Read full article »
And out of nowhere, there is a new boogieman to justify an escalation of "US involvement" in the region.

Whether or not the "next attack" actually comes from Pakistan, Afghanistan, or FalseFlagistan is, of course, totally irrelevant. Whatever the Obama admin says will be taken as gospel and former opponents of unilateral acts of US aggression will fall ominously silent. (Not all of them - some will certainly stand in loud / vocal support.) -A TINY minority will remain intellectually consistent.
While our attention is elswhere . . .
Source: JoePlummer.com Submitted: 12/03/2008
--Can you remember when our biggest concerns were . . .

* The war in Iraq and the threat of war
with Iran
* The Patriot Act
* Torture
* Habeas corpus
* Warrantless spying
* The REAL ID Act

It was just a few months ago. Do we still care about these things? We should. These issues are now more dangerous than ever, because . . .When our attention is diverted elsewhere, the sins of the past become entrenched.

The media and the politicians have set a new agenda -- the economy....

--Politicians exploit the crises they create to make us forget about their past transgressions. To win in the long term we must think strategically, and resolve to remove this particular sleight-of-hand from the politicians' bag of tricks.
 Read full article »
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Pentagon To Deploy 20,000 Troops On US Soil
Source: Washington Post Submitted: 12/01/2008
The Pentagon's plan calls for three rapid-reaction forces to be ready for emergency response by September 2011. The first 4,700-person unit, built around an active-duty combat brigade based at Fort Stewart, Ga., was available as of Oct. 1, said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., commander of the U.S. Northern Command.  Read full article »
Linked to "digg" for comments.
Supporters of the "Federal Reserve System"
Source: JoePlummer.com Submitted: 12/01/2008
...A good prosecutor picks out the best evidence to make his / her case. The real "case" to be made here (in my opinion) is that our fractional reserve banking system is a predatory and dangerous system. It benefits the few at the expense of the many and it is "The Fed" (sitting at the top of the banking system) that directs everything. All the evidence needed to make this case is readily available.

...apologists can ALWAYS deny the nefarious "intent / motive" of those running the Fed...but in the end, it isn't the claimed intent / motive that matters; it's the results.

The Fed Chairman might really believe in the system and he might pull all the levers and push all the buttons he thinks he's supposed to...or, he might know EXACTLY what he is doing; he might know exactly who it will hurt and who it will benefit. In the end, that isn't the main issue. What's most important is that he not have the power, as a believer or conspirator, to do it.
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Texas DA reveals evidence against Cheney
Source: Raw Story Submitted: 11/30/2008
--Guerra showed us the Vice President's financial disclosure from last year and it shows he owned shares in the Vanguard Group. Guerra estimates Cheney has $85 million invested in Vanguard and in turn, into the prison companies.

"The problem you have is he now has a direct interest," said Guerra. And according to Guerra, it's a direct interest in making sure the prison companies stay in business.
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Legalize Marijuana? And give up all that "private prison profit?" You must be joking.

Far better (more profitable) to jack up "minimum sentences" as high as possible. Ya, let's do that instead.
The Power To Destroy
Source: Lew Rockwell Submitted: 11/30/2008
It’s 2:00 AM. You are aroused from your slumber by the sound of someone’s pounding on your front door. You stumble to the door and open it to find three men in expensive, pin-striped suits who haul you off to a warehouse and, under the threat of "sleeping with the fishes," force you to fork over thousands of dollars to purchase food, clothing, medicine, and other necessities that they promise to donate to the less fortunate – although at that moment you wonder if anyone could possibly be less fortunate than you. The thugs then return you to your humble abode, warning you that they will return to "help" you engage in further "charity" in the future.  Read full article »
Simple physics proves NIST's WTC-7 report wrong (Video)
Source: YouTube Submitted: 11/28/2008
.  Watch here »
And let's not forget the molten iron found in both the WTC dust and steel removed from the WTC site. -It too proves the "official government explanation" is physically impossible.
http://joeplummer.com/the_evidence_is_in.html
FlashBack: The terrorist attack on flight 455
Source: National Security Archive Submitted: 11/28/2008
Washington D.C. May 10, 2005 - Declassified CIA and FBI records posted today on the Web by the National Security Archive at George Washington University identify Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who is apparently in Florida seeking asylum, as a former CIA agent and as one of the "engineer[s]" of the 1976 terrorist bombing of Cubana Airlines flight 455 that killed 73 passengers.

The documents include a November 1976 FBI report on the bombing cited in yesterday's New York Times article "Case of Cuban Exile Could Test the U.S. Definition of Terrorist," CIA trace reports covering the Agency's recruitment of Posada in the 1960s, as well as the FBI intelligence reporting on the downing of the plane. The Archive also posted a second FBI report, dated one day after the bombing, in which a confidential source "all but admitted that Posada and [Orlando] Bosch had engineered the bombing of the airline." In addition, the posting includes several documents relating to Bosch and his suspected role in the downing of the jetliner on October 6, 1976.
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Dozens of People Killed in Mumbai Attacks
Source: WSJ Submitted: 11/27/2008
At least 101 people were reported killed in blasts and gun attacks across south-central Mumbai late Wednesday evening, as unidentified terrorists took hostages in two of the area's most popular hotels for business travelers and tourists.

Police and gunmen were exchanging occasional gunfire at Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels and an unknown number of people were held hostage, said A.N. Roy, a top police official. Officials said at least six militants had been killed since the overnight attacks began around 9:30 p.m. Pradeep Indulkar, a senior official at the Maharashtra state Home Ministry said 101 people were killed and 287 injured.
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If this is blamed on Pakistan it will justify an escalation of "US involvement" in that country. They're already calling it "India's 9/11." How convenient is that? "Pakistani-funded terrorists go on a rampage” justifying a policy of intervention that has already been decided on. –wonders never cease.
On Operation Gladio (and other state-sponsored false flag attacks)
Source: Uruknet Submitted: 11/27/2008
--"You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force…the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security."

This was the essence of Operation Gladio, a decades-long covert campaign of terrorism and deceit directed by the intelligence services of the West – against their own populations.

Hundreds of innocent people were killed or maimed in terrorist attacks – on train stations, supermarkets, cafes, offices – which were then blamed on "leftist subversives" or other political opponents. The purpose, as stated above in sworn testimony by Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra, was to demonize designated enemies and panic the public into supporting ever-increasing powers for government leaders – and their elitist cronies.
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FDA Scientists Revolt Against Corrupt Food & Drug Officials
Source: Natural News Submitted: 11/25/2008
A group of scientists working in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health division has revolted against the corrupt managers of its own department, accusing them of committing crimes...(They claim) "There is extensive documentary evidence that managers at CDRH have corrupted and interfered with the scientific review of medical devices."

--The letter from the FDA's own scientists goes on to say, "It is evident that managers at CDRH have deviated from FDA's mission to identify and address underlying problems with medical devices before they cause irreparable harm, and this deviation has placed the American people at risk."
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U.S. Pledges Top $7.7 Trillion to Ease Frozen Credit
Source: Bloomberg Submitted: 11/24/2008
Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government is prepared to provide more than $7.76 trillion on behalf of American taxpayers after guaranteeing $306 billion of Citigroup Inc. debt yesterday. The pledges, amounting to half the value of everything produced in the nation last year, are intended to rescue the financial system after the credit markets seized up 15 months ago.  Read full article »
The Austrians Were Right
Source: Ron Paul Submitted: 11/23/2008
--Today, a major economic crisis is unfolding. New government programs are started daily, and future plans are being made for even more. All are based on the belief that we’re in this mess because free-market capitalism and sound money failed. The obsession is with more spending, bailouts of bad investments, more debt, and further dollar debasement. Many are saying we need an international answer to our problems with the establishment of a world central bank and a single fiat reserve currency. These suggestions are merely more of the same policies that created our mess and are doomed to fail.

At least 90% of the cause for the financial crisis can be laid at the doorstep of the Federal Reserve. It is the manipulation of credit, the money supply, and interest rates that caused the various bubbles to form. Congress added fuel to the fire by various programs and institutions like the Community Reinvestment Act, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FDIC, and HUD mandates, which were all backed up by aggressive court rulings.

The Fed has now doled out close to $2 trillion in subsidized loans to troubled banks and other financial institutions. The Federal Reserve and Treasury constantly brag about the need for “transparency” and “oversight,” but it’s all just talk — they want none of it. They want secrecy while the privileged are rescued at the expense of the middle class.
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Almond Growers Sue USDA to Halt Mandatory Chemical Fumigation
Source: Natural News Submitted: 11/22/2008
--Since the USDA's ruling in 2007, organic almond growers in California have been economically devastated by the mandatory fumigation of almonds. Because USDA rules don't apply to almonds being imported from other countries, however, the industry has seen a huge shift away from U.S. growers and towards almond growers in Spain and other countries. Some American almond farmers have even called the USDA's decision "a plan to destroy the U.S. almond industry and put small organic farmers out of business."

On The USDA's plot to deceive consumers over "raw:"

The mandatory almond fumigation requirement is seen by health-conscious consumers as not merely bizarre, but downright fraudulent. That's because the USDA's regulations allow fumigated and pasteurized almonds to be labeled "raw," thereby intentionally deceiving the consuming public and instantly destroying consumer trust in the labeling of all almonds.
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Is this change? Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House
Source: Alternet Submitted: 11/21/2008
-- His plan to escalate the war in Afghanistan;

-- An Iraq plan that could turn into a downsized and rebranded occupation that keeps U.S. forces in Iraq for the foreseeable future;

-- His labeling of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a "terrorist organization;"

-- His pledge to use unilateral force inside of Pakistan to defend U.S. interests;

-- His position, presented before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), that Jerusalem "must remain undivided" -- a remark that infuriated Palestinian officials and which he later attempted to reframe;

-- His plan to continue the War on Drugs, a backdoor U.S. counterinsurgency campaign in Central and Latin America;

-- His refusal to "rule out" using Blackwater and other armed private forces in U.S. war zones, despite previously introducing legislation to regulate these companies and bring them under U.S. law.

Obama did not arrive at these positions in a vacuum. They were carefully crafted in consultation with his foreign policy team. While the verdict is still out on a few people, many members of his inner foreign policy circle -- including some who have received or are bound to receive Cabinet posts -- supported the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Some promoted the myth that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. A few have worked with the neoconservative Project for the New American Century, whose radical agenda was adopted by the Bush/Cheney administration. And most have proven track records of supporting or implementing militaristic, offensive U.S. foreign policy.
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Join the "End The Fed" Rally this Saturday
Source: Campaign For Liberty Submitted: 11/20/2008
November 20, 2008

Right now, Americans are looking for answers as our nation undergoes another economic crisis. It is a key component of our message that the Federal Reserve system lies at the heart of these financial problems. This weekend, activists will gather at Fed branches across the country to call for the end of the Federal Reserve System and for a return to sound money.

Ron Paul will be speaking around 12:30 pm central at the Houston "End the Fed" rally on Saturday, and while these rallies are not C4L-sponsored events, we wanted to make sure you were aware of this grassroots effort. The organizers of "End the Fed" have provided us with event background and website information, which is included below.

While enjoying the festivities if you are able to attend, please keep in mind that the organizers are promoting a peaceful event. Anything along the lines of vandalism or violence will only discredit the movement and set back our efforts to reform our nation's monetary system.

The battle to reclaim our Republic is just beginning, and it is a fight that we can and will win if we stick together and work hard.

Matt Hawes
Campaign for Liberty
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Campaign for Liberty sent the letter above - I've linked directly to the "End The Fed" website
KashKari grilled on bailout (Partial - Audio)
Source: Prison Planet Submitted: 11/18/2008
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Panel finds widespread Gulf War illness
Source: Rome News Submitted: 11/17/2008
--The panel focused its research on comparing the brain and nervous system of healthy adults with those of sick Gulf War vets, as well as analyzing changes to the neuroendocrine and immune systems.

It found that in terms of brain function, exposure to pesticides and the PB pills hurts people’s memory, attention and mood. Some people, it notes, are genetically more susceptible to exposures than others.

About half of Gulf War personnel are believed to have taken PB tablets during deployment, with the greatest use among ground troops and those in forward positions.
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Study Confirms Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Threaten Human Fertility and Health Safety
Source: ResponsibleTechnology.org Submitted: 11/15/2008
--A book by author Jeffrey M. Smith, Genetic Roulette, distributed to members of congress last year, documents 65 serious health risks of GM products, including similar fertility problems with GM soy and GM corn: Offspring of rats fed GM soy showed a five-fold increase in mortality, lower birth weights, and the inability to reproduce. Male mice fed GM soy had damaged young sperm cells. The embryo offspring of GM soy-fed mice had altered DNA functioning. Several US farmers reported sterility or fertility problems among pigs and cows fed on GM corn varieties. Additionally, over the last two months, investigators in India have documented fertility problems, abortions, premature births, and other serious health issues, including deaths, among buffaloes fed GM cottonseed products.  Read full article »
Celente Predicts Revolution, Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012
Source: Prison Planet Submitted: 11/13/2008
The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012.

Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox News this week.

Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.
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Obama’s Civil Defense Program
Source: Prison Planet Submitted: 11/12/2008
--Asked by Smith about the universal service plan and whether people would have to live in military barracks, Emanuel laughed before responding, “We’re going to have universal civil defense training, somewhere between the ages of 18 to 25 you will do three months of training….but there can be nothing wrong with all Americans having a joint similar experience of what we call civil defense training or civil service in service of the country, in preparation, which will give people a sense of what it means to be an American.”

In response to the point that the program was significantly expanded in comparison to what the U.S. government already has in place, Emanuel responded, “Guess what - we have a lot more challenges so we are going to need a lot to do it.”
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Government To Confiscate 401(k)s and IRAs For Mandatory Savings Tax?
Source: Prison Planet Submitted: 11/12/2008
--Would the government risk a widespread revolt and potential riots by confiscating 401(k)s and IRAs? They probably wouldn’t brazenly do it under that banner, but in the name of financial reform and saving the economy, Americans could find their voluntary retirement savings stolen and replaced by a government promise of a completely devalued mandatory savings account.  Read full article »
FDA Set to Approve Genetically Engineered Animals
Source: Natural News Submitted: 11/11/2008
(NaturalNews) Genetically Engineered grains have been in existence for several years, amidst many concerns from various organizations and individuals. Now, the FDA is set to approve Genetically Engineered Animals to be introduced into the food chain.  Read full article »
On Aspartame and Aspartic Acid
Source: Answers.com Submitted: 11/11/2008
The artificial sweetener aspartame has been the subject of a vigorous public controversy regarding its safety and the circumstances around its approval. A few studies have recommended further investigation into the possible connection between aspartame and diseases such as brain tumors, brain lesions, and lymphoma.[1][2][3] These findings, combined with alleged conflicts of interest in the approval process, have engendered vocal activism regarding the possible risks of aspartame.[4][5]

--Aspartic Acid: Food contains aspartic acid as an amino acid bound to proteins. Approximately 40% of aspartame (by mass) is broken down into aspartic acid. Because aspartame is metabolized and absorbed very quickly (unlike aspartic acid-containing proteins in foods), it is known that aspartame can spike blood plasma levels of aspartate to very high levels.[23][35] Large spikes in blood plasma aspartate levels have not been seen when ingesting natural foods.

Aspartic acid belongs to a class of chemicals that in high concentrations act as an excitotoxin, inflicting damage on brain and nerve cells. High levels of excitotoxins have been shown in hundreds of animal studies to cause damage to areas of the brain unprotected by the blood-brain barrier and a variety of chronic diseases arising out of this neurotoxicity.[36][37]
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Brown says time to build global society
Source: Reuters Submitted: 11/10/2008
LONDON (Reuters) - The international financial crisis has given world leaders a unique opportunity to create a truly global society, Prime Minister Gordon Brown will say in a keynote foreign policy speech on Monday.

In his annual speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet, Brown -- who has spearheaded calls for the reform of international financial institutions -- will say Britain, the United States and Europe are key to forging a new world order.

"The alliance between Britain and the U.S. -- and more broadly between Europe and the U.S. -- can and must provide leadership, not in order to make the rules ourselves, but to lead the global effort to build a stronger and more just international order," an excerpt from the speech says.
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From "Meet The System:"

"By weakening us financially, those who control our monetary system are incrementally increasing their leverage. A wealthy, proud, and independent nation would never willingly surrender its sovereignty and ability to choose its own destiny. An economically devastated nation, chaotic and struggling to maintain social order is another story all together."
Forget the Honeymoon - Obama's picks are "troubling" to say the least
Source: AntiWar Submitted: 11/09/2008
--He's mean, he's ultra-partisan, and he's a fully-paid up member in good standing of the War Party: during the Democratic primaries in 2006, when Emanuel headed up the Dems' congressional operation, he backed pro-war candidates over antiwar Democrats every time.

--When the House Democratic majority passed a military appropriations bill slated for Iraq, a clause that would have prohibited an attack on Iran without a vote in Congress was deleted at the instigation of Emanuel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When Rep. John Murtha presaged the popular rebellion against the Iraq war by coming out against it in no uncertain terms, Emanuel urged Pelosi to refrain from endorsing his call for withdrawal, arguing that it would hurt the Democrats politically.
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In 2000, Bush campaigned on a platform of "no nation building" a "humble foreign policy" and "limited government."

As soon as he got into power, he began hiring NeoCons; “men” with ZERO respect for Bush’s platform. (In fact, the NeoCons were well known / ARE well known for being openly hostile to the promises that won Bush the Presidency.)

History repeating itself?

Or, to put it another way: If you campaigned on "getting rid of the porn industry," why in the world would you (as soon as you took power) begin putting porn stars, porn producers, porn distributors, and diehard fans of porn into positions of power?
Should Kids Be Able to Graduate After 10th Grade?
Source: Yahoo News Submitted: 11/07/2008
High school sophomores should be ready for college by age 16. That's the message from New Hampshire education officials, who announced plans Oct. 30 for a new rigorous state board of exams to be given to 10th graders. Students who pass will be prepared to move on to the state's community or technical colleges, skipping the last two years of high school. (See pictures of teens and how they would vote.)

Once implemented, the new battery of tests is expected to guarantee higher competency in core school subjects, lower dropout rates and free up millions of education dollars. Students may take the exams - which are modeled on existing AP or International Baccalaureate tests - as many times as they need to pass. Or those who want to go to a prestigious university may stay and finish the final two years, taking a second, more difficult set of exams senior year. "We want students who are ready to be able to move on to their higher education," says Lyonel Tracy, New Hampshire's Commissioner for Education. "And then we can focus even more attention on those kids who need more help to get there."
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-If you ask me, this is an excellent idea.

I despised government "education" for a variety of reasons, but I might not have chosen my own "early graduation route" (dropped out so I could just get my GED later on) had there been a program that enabled me to "officially graduate" early.

That said, the idea that the government should get its hands on kids at an even earlier age is NOT a good idea. Read "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" and you'll believe as I do: The less time the state has to experiment on your kids the better.
Advancing the New World Order - Under Obama (Audio)
Source: Prison Planet Submitted: 11/06/2008
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From the the understandably pessimistic audio segment above, to the cautiously optimistic interview below (Lew Rockwell / Andrew Napolitano) the important thing to remember is to judge Obama by his ACTIONS, not his words.
Greater Respect for Civil Liberties Under Obama? (Audio - Recommended)
Source: Lew Rockwell Submitted: 11/05/2008
Lew Rockwell interviews Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst and author of "Nation of Sheep" and "Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws."  Listen here »
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