CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS

Dec 03 22:38

Bank of America busted lying about bailout money. By Ryan Dawson

They never stop lying. We should not have counterfeiters supporting illegal gambling and fraud as a basis for economics. By the way they also got TARP funds! And gave themselves 100% bonuses with it!

See this quick video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJtTtY2svTI

and this one which a bit of was on the daily show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlNN8SZMmYo

Dec 03 00:29

Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/realtime/

Federal law enforcement agencies have been tracking Americans in real-time using credit cards, loyalty cards and travel reservations without getting a court order, a new document released under a government sunshine request shows.

The document, obtained by security researcher Christopher Soghoian, explains how so-called “Hotwatch” orders allow for real-time tracking of individuals in a criminal investigation via credit card companies, rental car agencies, calling cards, and even grocery store loyalty programs. The revelation sheds a little more light on the Justice Department’s increasing power and willingness to surveil Americans with little to no judicial or Congressional oversight.

Dec 02 21:26

“Unconstitutional” food bill driven by Big Food lobby dollars

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

While over 200 organizations lobbied on the Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510), no one seemed to notice an unconstitutional section in the bill until after it passed on Tuesday.

That day, Roll Call advised that the bill contained a provision, Sec. 107, allowing the Senate to raise revenues. This violates Article I, Section 7, of the U.S. Constitution, granting that power exclusively to the House. S.510 opponents now celebrate the House’s use of the “blue slip process” to return the bill to the Senate.

The Alliance for Natural Health figures that . . .

Dec 02 15:40

Madison County Man Being Evicted Off His Own Land for Living Too Simply (VIDEO)

Madison County officials are forcing a man out of his home — a recreational trailer — because they say he's breaking several ordinances.

Dec 02 12:36

Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners

Americans continue to lose their homes in record numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.

The Fed's proposal to amend a 42-year-old provision of the federal Truth in Lending Act has angered labor, civil rights and consumer advocacy groups along with a slew of foreclosure defense attorneys.

Since 1968, the Truth in Lending Act has given homeowners the right to cancel, or rescind illegal loans for up to three years after the transaction was completed if the buyer wasn't provided with proper disclosures at the time of closing.

Attorneys at AARP have used the rescission clause for decades to protect older homeowners stuck in predatory loans with costly terms. The provision is also helping struggling homeowners to fight a wave of foreclosure cases in which faulty and sometimes-fraudulent disclosures were used.

The violations must be of a material nature to invalidate a loan under the extended-rescission clause. To do so, homeowners — usually those facing financial problems or foreclosure — hire an attorney to scour their mortgage documents for possible violations regarding the actual cost of the loan or payment terms.

Dec 02 09:11

The Austerity Hammer Starts to Fall on United States as Debt Consumes Europe

Problem, Reaction, Solution: Derivatives, Crash, Too Big To Fail, Bailout, Nationalization, Budget Crisis, Privatization, Debt Slavery, Austerity, Evaporating Pensions, Central Banks, Big Government, World Government. It’s been quite a saga, but this economic crisis has been planned sabotage by design. The age of the Offshore Global Cartel is the age of economic warfare with the wealthy Western world. The 3rd World has largely already been brought to its knees. The remaining vestiges of national sovereignty must be eliminated and the middle class consumer society must be swept back to the feudal age by way of a tidal wave looting of living standards, cut wages & pensions, and the bread and circuses of cheap plastic goods and entertainment.

Dec 02 09:07

Structure of Health Tyranny: Codex Alimentarius, Part 3

Brandon Turbeville -- Activist Post

The history of Codex is important, but one should also understand the structure of Codex Alimentarius in order to understand how it arrives at its decisions.

Dec 02 07:16

Institute of Medicine Report on Vitamin D Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

If you believe anything the government says you are a fool!

Dec 01 21:31

CDC knowingly used false data - D.C. water may still be contaminated by dangerous levels of LEAD

Thanks, Centers for Disease Creation... from my WP email alert and to think I just finished showing a friend moments ago History International's The Crumbling of America about our failing infrastructure, saved on the DVR. Important Doc even with the global warming part and that jackass Meigs using it as a vehicle for street cred in the science sector after managing the Popular Mechanics hit piece on 9/11 researchers so long ago now.

...The water in almost 15,000 D.C. homes that were repaired during a massive effort to remove lead pipes may still be contaminated by dangerous levels of the metal, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dec 01 16:58

TSA turns off naked body scanners to avoid opt-out day protests

Anticipating a nationwide grassroots surge of protests against naked body scanners and aggressive pat-downs, the TSA simply turned off its naked body scanners on Wednesday and let air travelers walk right through security checkpoints without being X-rayed or molested.

All across the country, air travelers are reporting that the TSA simply deactivated the naked body scanners and let people go right through without a scan. "Backscatter scanners are off. No scan. No patdown." reported a traveler from the Seattle airport. "Backscatter machines aren't being used at LAX," reported another traveler. "They're all roped off."

As soon as the TV cameras leave, however, they can turn those machines right back on and start molesting people once again. This is classic behavior of police state tyrants: They present a calm, professional image to the media, but once the cameras leave, all of a sudden their hands are back down in your pants.

Dec 01 16:24

Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510, by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it's headed to become law. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.

Here are the ten biggest lies that have been promoted about S.510 by the U.S. Congress, the food industry giants and the mainstream media:

Lie #1 - Most deaths from food poisoning are caused by fresh produce

Lie #2 - Under S.510, the FDA would only recall products it knows to be contaminated

Lie #3 - They didn't tell you that nearly 70% of grocery store chickens are contaminated with salmonella every day

Lie #4 - S.510 will exclude and protect small farmers

Lie #5 - The FDA needs more power to enforce food safety

Lie #6 - Fresh produce is contaminated because of a lack of paperwork

Lie #7 - The American people are dying in droves from unsafe fresh food

Lie #8 - The FDA just wants to make food "safer"

Lie #9 - Food smuggling is a huge problem in America

Lie #10 - S.510 will make America's food supply the safest in the world

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The singular role of any government is to secure the rights of the people, any law that does not hold this basic tenant is unconstitutional. -- kdtroxel

Dec 01 16:00

Fed Names Recipients of $3.3 Trillion in Crisis Aid

The Federal Reserve, under orders from Congress, today named the counterparties of about 21,000 transactions from $3.3 trillion in aid provided to stem the worst financial panic since the Great Depression.

Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. were among the biggest borrowers from one program, the Term Auction Facility, with as much as $45 billion apiece. Some aid went to U.S. units of foreign institutions, including Switzerland’s UBS AG, France’s Societe Generale and Germany’s Dresdner Bank AG. The Fed posted the data on its website to comply with a provision in July’s Dodd-Frank law overhauling financial regulation.

The information, which also includes the amounts of transactions and interest rates charged, spans six loan programs as well as currency swaps with other central banks, purchases of mortgage-backed securities and the rescues of Bear Stearns Cos. and American International Group Inc.

Dec 01 13:00

Government by dicts: my comprehensive resources to prove US fascism and rigged-casino economics

If you'd like the facts of American war and economics policies explained, documented, and proven beyond doubt, I offer two options. My article, "Open proposal to US higher education," is my professional and academic voice. Here is my passionate citizen advocacy voice:

Fellow Americans: literally for the love of God, it’s time.
It’s time to recognize the overwhelming evidence of unlawful and lie-based US Wars of Aggression, rigged-casino economics, and a complicit corporate media that echoes propaganda for our lying sacks of spin “leaders” who operate above and in contempt of US law.

It’s time to recognize “leadership” of both parties are the Left and Right arms of one oligarchic political body. The proper academic label for this government, not even close to a constitutional repubulic, is fascism.

The US government is run by dicts, as in dictatorship; doing whatever they dictate and unlimited by rule of law.

Note: Article is full of supporting links.

Dec 01 11:50

REALITY REPORT #72 - Stripping the TSA

Will the TSA soon be at every bus terminal and train depot in America? In this edition of the Reality Report Gary Franchi discloses the purpose of the TSA Viper Teams and what non-invasive methods the Russians and Iraqis use to hunt for explosives. A new initiative is launched to abolish the TSA and Gary gives you the steps to take action. Nina breaks down the top stories including the Christmas Tree Bomber, what the media didn't tell you about "Opt Out Day" and new information in the latest Wikileaks release and what you need to know about the world silver market. We are Change Chicago is featured from their latest street action, Beverly Eakman, co-founder of the National Education Consortium talks with Gary about how the financial crash can grow the police state, and Jesse Ventura returns to weigh in on the 9/11 Attacks. The mailbag is sifted and an new Enemy of the State joins the ranks.Please help raise awareness for The Reality Report and share this show.

Dec 01 11:21

Industry bought Congressional votes to pass S. 510 food safety bill

Despite an incredible outpouring of public opposition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "Food Safety Modernization Act", or S. 510, the Senate voted 73 to 25 to pass the bill anyway. And data presented by Maplight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, shows that big industry groups and large food producers spent millions of dollars buying off Congressmen to garner support for it.

According to the site, Senators that ended up supporting the bill received nearly $10 million in political contributions from interest groups that also supported the bill. This amount was more than four times as much as groups opposed to the bill spent on overall contributions.

Why Your Senators Did Vote For S.510

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson (1778)

Dec 01 08:22

The United States Turns Into A Post-Industrial Wasteland

The video posted below is a compilation of video footage from this past Black Friday. It is absolutely shocking to see what average Americans will do to each other just to save a little bit of money on cheap foreign-made goods....

Dec 01 07:07

Why the Tester Amendment Does NOT Help Small Food Producers Under S.510

The Tester "Small Farm" Exemption to S.510 Exposed as a Scam: Part 1

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Some of our readers and others have requested that we reference specific sections of the Tester Amendment to food safety bill S. 510 to outline why this does not help or exempt small food producers.

The amendment has been sold to the critical public as "exempting" small farms and food producers from the entirety of the heavy-handed regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth . . .

Dec 01 06:28

How to Save Taxpayer Money: Bring in The Dogs, Not Naked Body Scanners

Brasscheck TV

This video exposes the blood-boiling waste and corruption that the new airport body-scanning machines represent. So far, at least $160 million in US Taxpayer money has been spent, with potentially billions more to be paid on these systems in the next few years.

Trained bomb sniffing dogs, in combination with the metal detectors *already being used* in airports would produce FAR more accurate readings of REAL threats to airline passengers, without the Gestapo-like humiliation, the illegal invasion of privacy and the toxic exposure to radiation from these devices . . .

Nov 30 21:04

Keiser Report ?99: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of silver shortages and quitting the dollar. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Paul Mladjenovic, author of Precious Metals for Dummies, about silver market manipulation.

Nov 30 19:59

S.510 PASSES: THE SENATE EFFECTIVELY DECLARES ITSELF AN AGENT OF FOREIGN PRINCIPALS

As most of you know, S.510 the fake food safety bill which had nothing to do with food safety, passed the Senate this morning. This bill, which will go down in history as one of the greatest weaponless assaults on the States by the central government, is intended to knock the knees out from under what little is left of our economy.

Section 404 of the bill, forces the subjugation of the citizens of the States to unlawful trade agreements, international organization demands, and will reduce operating standards across the board for bio-piracy corporations in order to maximize their profits and to end as much competition in those markets as possible. These unlawful agreements and the mandates from such odious organizations as the World trade Organization, Codex Alimentarius committees, and other foreign principals have unlawfully usurped US laws and sovereignty, forfeiting our right to self determination and governance.

The bill, which expands a notoriously dysfunctional and incompetent agency, the FDA, is also intended to abrogate the rights of the citizens. The multiple constitutional violations in the bill went by unnoticed by members of the Senate; probably because the majority of them never even read the bill and had no idea what was in it. These violations of rights also seemed to by pass the mental faculties of several high profile front groups and individuals.

Nov 30 12:16

TSA Agent Claims Videotaping Against the “Rules” Declares TSA Above The Law

The TSA has now been caught denying American citizens the right to videotape their encounters with airport security. It is very clear that TSA believes they are 100% above the law.

Apparently, the TSA goon was not even aware of his own rules. No where in TSA regulations does it say that TSA agents have the right to deny American citizens their right to film in a public setting.

See, the TSA needs to ban cameras in airports so that citizen journalists can no longer document their molestation at the hands of an agency that should have no legal authority to supersede the Constitution.

Not only did the agents declare videotaping illegal, they went as far as to claim that TSA is above the law!

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“When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.” – Thomas Jefferson

Nov 30 07:31

More than 8 million drop out of credit card use

Eileen AJ Connelly
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 8 million consumers stopped using credit cards over the past year. The decline stems from a combination of consumer choices and bank actions ...

Nov 30 07:14

No hiding place from new U.S. Army rifles that use radio-controlled smart bullets

* Weapon hailed as a game-changer that can fire up and over barriers and down into trenches
* Soldiers will start using them in Afghanistan later this month

The U.S. army is to begin using a futuristic rifle that fires radio-controlled 'smart' bullets in Afghanistan for the first time, it has emerged.

The XM25 rifle uses bullets that be programmed to explode when they have travelled a set distance, allowing enemies to be targeted no matter where they are hiding.

The rifle also has a range of 2,300 feet making it possible to hit target which are well out of the reach of conventional rifles.

The XM25 is being developed specially for the U.S. army and will be deployed with troops from later this month, it was revealed today.

Nov 29 14:43

Gordon Duff: Unconstitutional, Time to End the Scanner Scam

AIRPORT SCANNERS ARE, IN EVERY WAY, RACKETEERING

Let’s begin with one fact. We are using expensive, dangerous and illegal scanners in our airports for one reason. A year ago, single “terrorist,” really a moronic dupe with a defective bomb in his crotch was escorted onto a plane for Detroit, no search, no passport, not even a ticket, placed on a plane by an airport security officer who is a former IDF “commando.”

Nov 29 12:43

Stop S.510, the fake food safety bill, at your state line

"S..510 calls for the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to contact the governors of each state to determine which agencies within the state will contract on behalf of the state to administer the USDA/FDA federal plans for seizing control of food production and supply, handing it over to multi-national corporations and setting into motion the eradication of family and independent farms and ranches. These new “business plans” (which is what S.510 is, a business plan), require contracting with state agencies accompanied of course, by bags of USDA bribery money called “cooperative funding”.

The federal government, including Senator Reid, who is yet again pushing for a vote on S.510, the fake food safety bill, know they cannot pass any enforceable law on the federal level dealing with agriculture; it is not in the enumerated powers, and will exist only as a non-positive code and title. Because these “laws” are outside the scope of the federal government, they cannot be used to criminalize what was other wise your right to do without their interference. Non-positive code and title, in this case Title 7 USC, cannot be revised, codified and assigned a public law number as these corporate codes are outside the authority of the federal government. Should S.510 pass, it is null and void on its face, as if it never existed, but not one of your Senators or Representatives will tell you this.

It is expected, that failure to pass this assault on private agriculture and the intent to export as much of the US food supply as possible, President Obama will incrementally implement the provisions of S.510 using Executive Orders and using the Food Czar’s office to issue edicts and mandates that we, as citizens of the sovereign states will be told, we must comply with. No hell we don’t have to comply.

Nov 28 21:38

HOW 250,000 US EMBASSY CABLES WERE LEAKED

An innocuous-looking memory stick, no longer than a couple of fingernails, came into the hands of a Guardian reporter earlier this year. The device is so small it will hang easily on a keyring. But its contents will send shockwaves through the world’s chancelleries and deliver what one official described as “an epic blow” to US diplomacy. The 1.6 gigabytes of text files on the memory stick ran to millions of words: the contents of more than 250,000 leaked state department cables, sent from, or to, US embassies around the world.

Nov 28 10:40

ON REALITY AND ITS ALTERNATES – BY DR. LAWRENCE DAVIDSON

Beck vs. Assange and What it all Means
Too many Americans, and their leaders as well, haven’t got an accurate sense of the real world. In part, that is why the U.S. government regularly formulates domestic and foreign policies that answer the demands of interest groups while harming the rest of us. Such policies fail in the long run. In doing so they open political space for both charlatans and truth tellers. And here they are in the persons of Glenn Beck and Julian Assange.

Nov 28 08:06

US Government seizure of the internet has begun; DHS takes over 76 websites

As part of a new expansion of government power over information, the Department of Homeland Security has begun seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains) without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous "Department of Justice" logo on the web site.

Over 75 websites were seized and shut down last week, and there is no indication that the government will stop such efforts. Right now, their focus is websites that they claim "violate copyrights," yet the torrent-finder.com website that was seized by DHS contained no copyrighted content whatsoever. It was merely a search engine website that linked to destinations where people could access copyrighted content. Google also links to copyrighted content -- does that mean the feds will soon seize Google, too?

Nov 27 07:33

Video: "Human Resources", a new documentary on social engineering - free to view on line

“Brilliant…Riveting…The amount of material the filmmaker covers and unifies is astounding…
Human Resources diagnoses the 20th century.”

Stephen Soldz, Professor, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis; President, Psychologists for Social Responsibility

“An important work…terrifiying in its implications….
Human Resources is a must see for those of us who still take democracy seriously.”

Bruce E. Levine, Author Commonsense Rebellion:
Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations, and a World Gone Crazy

“It scared the shit out of me…A powerful and methodical dissection of the dominant culture.”

Derrick Jensen, Author, Endgame

Direct link to view online: Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century

Nov 26 10:52

America: The Grim Truth

Americans, I have some bad news for you:

You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin.

If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia, you’d be rioting in the streets calling for a better life. In fact, the average Australian or Singaporean taxi driver has a much better standard of living than the typical American white-collar worker.

I know this because I am an American, and I escaped from the prison you call home.

I have lived all around the world, in wealthy countries and poor ones, and there is only one country I would never consider living in again: The United States of America. The mere thought of it fills me with dread.

Nov 26 05:43

Like the Patriot Act? You’re gonna love the Food Safety Modernization Act

By Rady Ananda

Down to the wire – the bill will likely be voted on this Monday, November 29. Farmers, slow food activists, natural food growers and distributors have all condemned the federal government seizing control of how food is grown and sold. Yet, every day, in corporate and first tier “alternative” media sites, support for the bill is promoted. Here’s why you shouldn’t fall for the psyops . . .

Nov 26 05:18

The Nation called out on attempt to smear John Tyner (don't touch my junk) as a right-wing tool

The ACLU, always fighting to protect our Constitutional Rights were right in the middle of the battle and it was one of the few victories we had against the Bush administration's march toward totalitarianism that court challenges managed to keep them out of our airports, until last year.

The ACLU and its members have now, apparently, become 'rightwing trolls' 'astro-turfers' for the Koch brothers, or whatever other smears that are coming from, incredibly, the 'left'!

That the Nation would sink to this level of yellow journalism, worthy of Fox News, almost makes me lose hope that there is anyone in this country, left or right, who actually cares about PRINCIPLES. Is it all about party loyalty after all?

Nov 25 08:04

Monsanto Says it's the "Right Time" for GMO Wheat

Editor's Note: Problem = wheat shortages due to extreme weather and speculation driving commodity prices; Reaction = global starvation and outrage; Solution = Drought-resistant GMO wheat seed from Monsanto.

Monsanto Co., the world’s largest producer of genetically modified seed, backed off commercialization of “Roundup Ready” wheat several years ago, amid concerns it could hurt the U.S. wheat market. But earlier this month, the firm said it's the "right time" to pursue development of drought-resistant and high-yielding wheat.

Nov 25 07:57

7 Mega-Cartels That Run the World

Activist Post

Think we have a free market? Think again. Think it was free market capitalism that collapsed the financial system? Think again.

What America has, and what we've had for a long time, is Cartelism. It is becoming increasingly evident that every industry has been infected by "Too-Big-to-Fail" consolidation that has resulted in a near-picture-perfect oligarchy -- a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, or military control (Wiki).

Nov 25 06:10

Big victory against Monsanto's rBGH treatment for dairy cows.

Now, here's the BIG news. The court challenged the FDA's finding that there is "no measurable compositional difference" between milk from rbGH-treated cows and milk from untreated cows. According to those who have worked on this issue for nearly two decades now (maybe more), the FDA's claim that there was no compositional difference between milk from rbGH-treated and untreated cows was THE MAJOR roadblock to any good regulation. And the court finally struck it down, citing three reasons why the milk differs: 1. Increased levels of the hormone IGF-1, 2. A period of milk with lower nutritional quality during each lactation, and 3. Increased somatic cell counts (i.e. more pus in the milk).

Below, you will find the exact language of the court's ruling, as well as testimony submitted to the FDA's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee all the way back in 1993 by Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist at Consumers' Union. Amazing how it only took 17 years to get the truth legally recognized.

Nov 24 16:58

JimCorr Time4Revolution eXpose Banksters backed by NWO Mafia

Jim Corr asking that the Irish people unite, as our forefathers did, and take to the streets at 11am Saturday 27th from Wood Quay Dublin, to voice our anger and concern over the actions of our politicians and what is happening to Ireland.

Its no longer a conspiracy theory people.Time to wake up & fast.We can stop this if we stand up & be counted.

Jim Corr on Irish radio show The Last Word with Matt Cooper, on Today FM, talking about The Lisbon Treaty & The New World Order. On the 29th of May 2008. The Documentary Jim mentions at the end is 911 Mysteries.

The protection of national sovereignty is crucial; not for patriotic, nationalistic OR xenophobic reasons but because this is where the battle lines have been drawn; between an elite intent on total control, and the masses of people who should have the right to govern their own lives.

Nov 24 16:16

It Was An Inside Job - Music Video

David Dees' political satire illustrations set to the tune of Don Henley's "Inside Job".

Nov 24 16:06

REALITY REPORT #71 - TSA Gone Wild

The stink of the TSA blue shirts has reached the people and the front line in the war on freedom has been drawn. Gary Franchi showcases the latest abhorrent displays of abuse dished out at the request of Janet Napolitano and her thugs in Washington DC.

New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods returns to the show for a special interview about the economy and Jesse Ventura drops in to spread some wisdom about the controlled media.

Nina delivers the news including stories about the latest Federal Government push back from the State of Virginia, the FBI's latest wish list including wiretapping the whole internet, and Senator Rockefeller's statements on the Hill regarding destruction of the Free Press. We brand an Enemy of the State and read your comments in the Mailbag.

Nov 24 14:25

Copyright infringement bill could bring the FBI to your intranet

A senator from Oregon has threatened to block a copyright enforcement bill that would give U.S. law enforcement the right to shut down Web sites without trial or defense if it finds the central reason for the site is to distribute copyrighted information illegally.

Ron Wyden, (D-Ore.) calls the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, or COICA bill the "wrong medicine" for copyright infringement, partially because it includes enforcement measures like a sledge hammer, when ice tongs are more appropriate.

Nov 24 13:44

Fail and Grow Rich on Wall Street

Welcome to the brave new world of post-bailout capitalism. The Commerce Department announced Tuesday that corporate profits are at their highest level in U.S. history, and the Fed released minutes of an early November meeting in which officials predicted a stagnant economy and continued high unemployment.

Nov 24 13:36

New Food Crisis Looms

The world experienced a major food crisis in 2008 that led to civil and political unrest from Bangladesh to Haiti and added millions more to those suffering from malnutrition. Though prices have dropped somewhat, some analysts say the crisis never totally ended. With prices rising dramatically in 2010, the world could be on the brink of a new crisis.

Nov 24 13:20

UCSF professors raise safety concerns about backscatter x-ray scanners.

Unlike a medical X-ray, the TSA X-ray machines are a sci-fi fan's dream: they are lower-energy beams that can only penetrate clothing and the topmost layers of skin. This provides TSA agents with a view that would expose any explosives concealed by clothing. But according to the UCSF professors, the low-energy rays do a "Compton scatter" off tissue layers just under the skin, rather than the bone, possibly exposing some vital areas and leaving the tissues at risk of mutation.

When an X-ray Compton scatters, it doesn't shift an electron to a higher energy level; instead, it hits the electron hard enough to dislodge it from its atom. The authors note that this process is "likely breaking bonds," which could cause mutations in cells and raise the risk of cancer.

Because the X-rays only make it just under the skin's surface, the total volume of tissue responsible for absorbing the radiation is fairly small. The professors point out that many body parts that are particularly susceptible to cancer are just under the surface, such as breast tissue and testicles. They are also concerned with those over 65, as well as children, being exposed to the X-rays.

Nov 23 17:50

Tester Amendment to food ‘safety’ bill puts lipstick on a pig

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

The voice of controlled opposition wants Americans to believe that the Tester Amendment to S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, elevates the bill to something we should adopt. The Tester Amendment puts a bandaid on a head wound. It does not stop the most lethal agency in American history from seizing control of the food supply from farm to fork.

Even though Big Ag now opposes S 510, we should continue to oppose the bill, as it amounts to federal assault on food freedom . . .

Nov 23 17:16

Study: AIDS pill helps gay men avoid HIV infection

As a practical matter, price could limit use. The pills cost from $5,000 to $14,000 a year in the United States, but only 39 cents a day in some poor countries where they are sold in generic form.

Nov 23 11:17

28% Plunge In Our Standard Of Living

What is the most immediate danger for 300 million Americans from the limitless bailout of the most politically powerful special interest group in America, the bankers of Wall Street? Author and financial expert Daniel R. Amerman, CFA, illustrates the very real danger of a 12% to 28% plunge in the standard of living for the average family, and shows how it could occur in a matter of weeks or months.

Nov 23 10:52

Keiser Report on Silver Revolt: 'Crash JP Morgan' Goes Viral!

This time, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at videos from the "Crash JP Morgan, Buy Silver" viral campaign. They also discuss whether "My father is Li Gang" is any less corrupt than "My Uncle is Sam", as mortgage holders go postal and regulators tell us to "batten down the hatches". In the second half of the show, Max talks to financial journalist Teri Buhl about Ambac's lawsuit against JP Morgan. The case JP Morgan is trying to seal was filed by New York law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler for Ambac Assurance. To learn more about how JP Morgan is trying to cover up the alleged fraudulent practices of EMC (a wholly owned sub-company) and the Bear Stearns residential mortgage bonds it now responsible for: Look for Nick Verbitsky of Blue Chip Films upcoming documentary film 'Confidence Game'.

Nov 23 09:51

Girl speaks out about TSA abuse and "random" selection

Girl speaks out about TSA abuse and "random" selection. They handcuffed her to a chair.

Nov 22 17:01

Think you've read the worst about foreclosures? Read this

MIAMI — All she wanted was $50,000 from the equity in her house to help pay the bills while looking for a job in nursing. What Imogene Hall got was a brutal lesson in the sometimes shady ways of the mortgage industry.

It's a lesson learned by untold numbers of homeowners in Florida, epicenter of the foreclosure crisis gripping the nation.

"Everywhere I turn, someone else is scamming me,'' said Hall, a 49-year-old Jamaican immigrant who stands to lose her Miami Gardens home the Monday after Thanksgiving. "All I do is work hard, and I get surrounded by thieves.'

Nov 22 16:26

The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet

This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill -- despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. What's really amazing is that many of the same Senators have been speaking out against internet censorship in other countries, yet they happily vote to approve it here because it's seen as a way to make many of their largest campaign contributors happy. There's very little chance that the bill will actually get passed by the end of the term but, in the meantime, we figured it might be useful to highlight the 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet this morning:

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Nov 22 11:53

"They don't give a flying fuck about your safety. If they did, they would give you universal health care. They want your obedience."

I've seen so many questions about why the TSA is doing this or that and it just misses the real point entirely. They are training the brownshirts (TSA) and they are training us to accept more and more personal incursions on our liberty. I know everyone who has traveled in the last few years has seen the increasingly abusive behavior by the TSA. Incremental steps and I promise you if you look back over the last 20 years or so, you'll see so many places where TPTB have encroached on our persons and have been allowed to. The only thing interesting here is the miscalculation. They've taken it one step too far a little too fast and we have screamed.

Nov 22 10:41

Luxury shampoo? It's all just hogwash!

Whether you pay £5 or £50 for a bottle, the astonishing truth is that all the ingredients will be almost exactly the same...

Nov 22 05:16

Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel

Michael Tarm
Associated Press

CHICAGO — As if air travel over the Thanksgiving holiday isn't tough enough, it could be even worse this year: Airports could see even more disruptions because of a loosely organized Internet boycott of full-body scans . . .

Nov 21 14:43

From “Don’t Tread On Me” To “Don’t Touch My Junk”

Doug Mataconis
Outside The Beltway

Charles Krauthammer explains why the TSA search uproar has resonated so strongly with the American public:

"Ah, the airport, where modern folk heroes are made. The airport, where that inspired flight attendant did what everyone who’s ever been in the spam-in-a-can crush of a flying aluminum tube – where we collectively pretend that a clutch of peanuts is a meal and a seat cushion is a “flotation device” – has always dreamed of doing: pull the lever, blow the door, explode the chute, grab a beer, slide to the tarmac and walk through the gates to the sanity that lies beyond. Not since Rick and Louis disappeared into the Casablanca fog headed for the Free French garrison in Brazzaville has a stroll on the tarmac thrilled so many. . .

Nov 21 08:52

TSA At The 'Tipping Point': Passenger Anger At Airport Pat-Downs Threatens To Boil Over

How did an agency created to protect the public become the target of so much public scorn?

After nine years of funneling travelers into ever longer lines with orders to have shoes off, sippy cups empty and laptops out for inspection, the most surprising thing about increasingly heated frustration with the federal Transportation Security Administration may be that it took so long to boil over.

Nov 21 08:50

Former Manchester United Footballer Ignites Banking Protest

Thousands of French protesters have taken up the former Man United footballer's call for a mass cash withdrawal.

As students and public sector workers across Europe prepare for a winter of protests, they have been offered advice from the archetypal football rebel Eric Cantona.

Cantona was once a famous exponent of direct action against adversaries on and off the pitch. In 1995 he was given a nine-month ban after launching a karate kick at a Crystal Palace fan who shouted racist abuse at the former Manchester United star after he was sent off. But while sympathising with the predicament of the protesters in France, the now retired Cantona is urging a more sophisticated approach to dissent.

Nov 21 06:31

The First Victory Against The Police State May Come Against The TSA

There is a growing public resistance campaign across U.S. airports against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for routinely performing creepy pat-downs on passengers of all ages and all backgrounds and also submitting them to naked body scanners that are not only intrusive and unnecessary, but, according to scientists from Johns Hopkins University, are harmful to people's health.

Nov 21 03:13

$11,000 fine, arrest possible for some who refuse airport scans and pat downs

If you don't want to pass through an airport scanner that allows security agents to see an image of your naked body or to undergo the alternative, a thorough manual search, you may have to find another way to travel this holiday season.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.

That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest.

Nov 21 00:38

Victory! Leahy’s Draconian Food Safety Bill Language Defeated For Now!

We’re thrilled to announce that today that, thanks to your calls and letters, the Senate Food Safety bill (S. 510) will not include those obscene ten-year jail sentences for food and supplement manufacturers who violate complicated FDA rules. Senate offices were deluged with your messages, and the Senate leadership listened to you!

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) is the manager of S. 510. He has pulled together what is called a Manager’s Amendment, which will replace S. 510; that package does not include the language from Sen. Leahy’s bill. There was a unanimous consent agreement in the Senate on Wednesday as to what amendments will or will not be raised when the bill is debated on Monday, November 29. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says they have agreed to “up to five” amendments, mostly procedural, and ANH-USA has been assured by Sen. Harkin’s office that Sen. Leahy’s bill is not among them. Neither the bill nor its language can be considered without another unanimous consent vote by the entire Senate, so that issue is now dead.

ANH-USA has further learned that Sen. Hatch worked with Sen. Leahy to remove a section from the Leahy bill that specifically targeted supplements and made a lapse in filing to the FDA subject to the full ten-year jail term (see the reference to subsection V of Section 301 of the Federal Food and Drug Act). This is important, because this was the worst part of the bill, and Sen. Leahy could attempt to pass his bill again, either during the Lame Duck session or in the next Congress. We are grateful to Sen. Hatch and Sen. Leahy for working together to remove this provision.

This is the second S. 510 victory for ANH-USA members and allies. You may remember that last year we were able to make sure the bill did not require the development of a plan to harmonize with the Codex Alimentarius, which would have reduced access to higher, therapeutic doses of nutrients in dietary supplements.

We’re pleased that now no one will be putting small food and supplement producers (even mom-and-pop operations) in jail for ten years simply for running afoul of mindlessly complex FDA rules. This is an exciting day for natural health and health freedom.

Some background, for readers who haven’t been following the bill’s progress as closely:

The House version of the Food Safety bill passed some time ago. That bill includes draconian ten-year jail terms for even minor paperwork violations. Long jail terms were explicitly rejected by the Senate committee that put together the Senate’s version of the bill. But Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced his own bill, the Food Safety Accountability Act (S. 3767). This bill adds back the ten-year jail terms for adulterating or misbranding food.

Bear in mind, the FDA defines those terms in its own way. In the FDA’s view, “adulteration” includes recordkeeping violations, while “misbranding” includes citing peer-reviewed science about the benefits of a dietary supplement. This new threat of sanctions would have given the FDA a hammer with which to threaten and coerce companies engaging in completely legal activities.

Sen. Leahy subsequently amended his bill to reserve the jail terms for someone who “consciously or recklessly disregard[s] a risk of death or serious bodily injury.” But of course, what is conscious or unconscious, intentional or unintentional, is to be decided by FDA prosecutors. No actual harm is necessary! And the additional language targeting supplements was added, although now removed.

The good news is that with the help of people like you, who were willing to speak out on what they considered an unjust threat, we were able to keep the Leahy language out of S. 510. Thank you—this victory belongs to you!

Nov 21 00:03

Oversight or Overreach - Bill S 510

Reporter Patrick Tutwiler interviews Liz Reitzig, the Secretary of the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association about S. 510 (Food Safety Modernization Act). The bill is likely to come before the Senate in November.

Congress is likely to pick up S. 510, a sweeping overhaul of food safety regulation, in the lame duck session starting in November 2010.
Link: http://www.govtrackinsider.com/articles/2010-10-15/s510

Nov 20 13:53

I am NOT just bashing Tennessee!!!! - Nissan recalls more than half a million vehicles in Americas

Nissan recalled over half a million vehicles in the Americas and Africa on Thursday over fears that a fault could cause the steering column to crack.

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The affected vehicles were built at plants in Tennessee and Brazil between 2001 and 2008.

Nov 20 11:40

Profit Ties between Phony Terror Alerts, Airport Security and L-3 Communications

Steve Scheetz
COTO Report

Since September 11, 2001, our government has been operating with a demand for the understanding of the people. We, as part of this demand, are to allow for certain limitations of our liberty in order to gain a certain level of security. But, given the questionable nature of what are likely exaggerated threats, coupled with Congressional enrichment from these expensive security technologies, the U.S. public is losing both liberty and security, as well as money.

Nov 20 08:30

Action needed to avoid food crisis

WASHINGTON — Soaring global food prices are a wake-up call to action to avoid a new food crisis that would pitch millions more of the world’s poor into hunger, researchers said on Thursday. Warning that prices were edging toward crisis levels seen in 2007-2008, the International Food Policy Research Institute urged policymakers to learn lessons from that crisis to prevent another one.

Nov 20 07:52

Buying a Car a Little Harder Now: Terror Check Required For Financing

Jennifer Compston-Strough
Wheeling News-Register

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - If you're in the market for a car, be prepared to prove you are not a terrorist.

The federal government's Red Flags Rule mandates that auto dealers, banks, credit unions and other "creditors" and "financial institutions" take additional steps to prevent identity theft and fraud, beginning Jan. 1. Included in the list of so-called creditors is your family doctor.

Nov 19 19:48

TSA Agents Absolutely Hate New Pat Downs, Find Them Disgusting And Morale Breaking

One of the common themes that people keep mentioning in talking about the new TSA pat down procedures is that those involved must "enjoy" the groping they're giving people. But, of course, most TSA agents are normal every day people who don't actually want to grope random people. Chris Tolles points us to a post from BoardingArea.com, who reached out to some TSA agents and found that many TSA agents hate the new rules and find it to be sapping morale to have to grope passengers. Some of it appears to be the verbal abuse they're getting from travelers, but some of it is just the fact that they have to keep touching people they'd rather not touch in that way:

"It is not comfortable to come to work knowing full well that my hands will be feeling another man’s private parts, their butt, their inner thigh. Even worse is having to try and feel inside the flab rolls of obese passengers and we seem to get a lot of obese passengers!"

Nov 19 18:14

Propaganda Alert: AP reports Small Farms are Exempt from Food Safety Bill

A day after the Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510) passed cloture with a vote of 74-25, the Associated Press put out some world-class propaganda claiming that "Some small farms would be exempt from government efforts to prevent foodborne illness under a Senate agreement on food safety legislation." The article claims a last-minute deal was struck to allow small farms to "avoid expensive food safety plans

That all sounds well and good, but it only exempts them from having to submit food safety plans, not from inspections that they get billed for, licensing requirements with expensive quality controls, product confiscation without cause or recourse, and even armed raids. We've already seen all of these ugly faces of food fascism unfold in America. Private organic co-ops have been raided by armed guards, lemonade stands fined and closed down, Amish Dairies raided, and a family farm had 50,000 pounds of cheese confiscated.

Nov 19 12:58

Airport X-ray scanner is just as likely to kill you as a terrorist bomb

Full-body airport scanners are just as likely to kill you as a terrorist's bomb blowing your plane out of the sky, a leading scientist has said.

The controversial machines have been brought in at major airports across the globe, including the UK, leading to fears that the increased exposure to harmful radiation may cause cancer.

Now a US physics professor has added to the debate by claiming that the scanners are redundant because you are just as likely to contract cancer from the radiation as you are to die in a terrorist bomb on your flight.

Nov 19 12:17

Canadians vote against fluoridated water supplies

Residents in Waterloo, Ontario have voted to stop adding fluoride to water supplies.

Campaigners against fluoride believe that adding fluoride to the water supply is tantamount to poisoning and are lobbying for fluoridation to be stopped all over Canada. Opponents of fluoride claim the chemical is illegal, unnecessary and dangerous; campaigners believe fluoride contributes to health conditions, including increased risk of cancer, thyroid disease and arthritis.

Nov 19 09:09

Travelers opt for autos over air

Amid growing public uproar over invasive airport security procedures and assorted fees tacked onto the price of airline tickets, this Thanksgiving will see the largest share of automobile drivers versus air travelers of any holiday in the past decade, travel experts said.

The shift to driving will happen even though gasoline prices will remain high, $3.05 on average for a gallon of unleaded fuel in Illinois, the experts said.

Next week, 94 percent of Thanksgiving travelers nationally are expected to drive — up from 86 percent in 2008 and 80 percent in 2000, according surveys conducted by AAA.

Nov 19 07:47

The Truth Comes Out From The Sexual Assaulters (TSA)

Well well look what we have here:

"This year alone, the use of advanced imaging technology has led to the detection of over 130 prohibited, illegal or dangerous items," TSA spokesman Greg Soule told FoxNews.com. The TSA would not disclose exactly what those items were, but it said they included weapons like ceramic knives and various drugs -- including a syringe filled with heroin hidden in a passenger’s underwear.

This year is almost over.

Various drugs may be dangerous (to the user) and are illegal - but they are not a risk to airline safety.
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file this in Crotchgate Category

Nov 18 22:13

Fraud Factories: Rep. Alan Grayson Explains the Foreclosure Fraud Crisis

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Can't believe that Florida voted out Alan Grayson. This only goes to show that the old saying is true: "The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." -- H.L. Mencken

Nov 18 17:37

End of Free Internet: US Senate Committee Approves Internet "Blacklist" Bill

Activist Post

It seems the lame duck Congressional session is becoming anything but unproductive. Yesterday, we saw the cloture of the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510), and today the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was unanimously approved by the US Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday with a 19-0 vote. The COICA has been overwhelmingly viewed as a corporate hijacking of the internet by mega-media cartels. Indeed, it is the end of the free internet as we now it.

Nov 18 10:48

'Stop touching me!' Fury as airport security staff are caught on camera searching a crying three-year-old girl

The national outcry over intrusive body searches at American airports intensified today after it emerged security staff were caught on camera frisking a crying three-year-old girl.

Mandy Simon is seen sobbing and pleading with staff at Chattanooga, Tennessee airport.

She had become upset after having to have her teddy bear put through an X-ray machine and can be heard screaming: 'Stop touching me!'

Nov 18 09:04

Woman Sues Debt Collectors Over Alleged Facebook Harassment

A Florida woman who fell behind on her car payments is suing the company she claims has been using Facebook to contact her family members in a campaign to embarrass and intimidate her into paying the debt.

When Melanie Beacham of St. Petersburg had to take a medical leave of absence from her job this summer, she alerted the company, Mark One Financial, that she would likely fall behind on her monthly $362 car payments, her attorney told The Huffington Post. Two months later, the attorney said, Mark One representatives began calling Beacham up to 20 times a day and contacting her cousin and sister on Facebook.

Nov 18 02:13

Celente Supports TSA "Groper" Procedure Proposes "Happy Ending" Policy Change

"I am one of those frequent flyers that will opt-out for health concerns," said Celente. "The government's assurance that the scanners are completely safe is alone enough to convince me that they are dangerous.

Nov 17 13:25

BREAKING: Senate votes cloture on S 510 – must now be voted on in 60 days

Rady Ananda
Food Freedom

By a vote of 74 to 25, at noon today, the U.S. Senate voted for cloture on S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, which means it must now be voted on in the full Senate within 60 days. All amendments to the controversial food control bill must be completed by that time.

Nov 16 23:16

Don't Pay Credit Cards

Caterpillar Corporation applauded the Chinese for directing their stimulus towards the people. All American politicians and treasury people have done is to direct the bailout to the banks who scammed us.

The banks have decided to raise interest rates rather than pass their inexpensive borrowing from the government along to the burdened credit card holders. They have become loan sharks in the way that they have desperately attempted to charge their unfair rates with complete government immunity. At a time when rates should be declining, they are rising. This is not the way to help the economy recover.

Nov 16 21:10

Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act vote imminent: Would outlaw gardening and saving seeds

Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called "the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America." It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public's right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people selling cucumbers at farmer's markets. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don't comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government.

This tyrannical law puts all food production (yes, even food produced in your own garden) under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security. Yep -- the very same people running the TSA and its naked body scanner / passenger groping programs.

Nov 16 21:03

100 Million People On Drugs: The World Has Gone Insane

The Medicated World We Live In, All In The Name Of Pharma Profits.

Nov 16 09:01

Danger Identity theft Just waiting to happen

Google's Gingerbread Aims to Replace Credit Cards
Danger Identity theft Just waiting to happen, and you thought someone stealing your credit card was bad, wait till they call your phone and download your identity and copy it to a disposable phone! and no one the wiser till u see your bill with 100's maybe 1000's of dollars worth of charges on it !!!!!!!

this is a disaster waiting to happen for millions of Americans!

Nov 16 05:50

NYPD Commences Use Of Iris Scans Of Suspects

Editor's Note: This is yet another application that started with military use and is now being used on Americans. First at checkpoints in Iraq, now in NY.

Department Spending $24,000 Per Unit; Will Have 21 Around City

CBS New York

NEW YORK (AP) – Along with fingerprints and mug shots, the New York City Police Department is now taking photographs of the irises of crime suspects.

Nov 16 02:25

James Turk Gold 8000 Hyperinflation a sure thing

Gold is in a 2nd stage of a bull market. We will see a more rapid price apriciaten than in the past years. Price target untill 2015: 8000 Dollar. Price manipulation has come to an end. Gold as natural alternative to currencies. Chances of hyperinflation 100%. Gold prohibition possible.

Nov 15 16:06

111 Obamacare Waivers And Counting – Can The Rest Of Us Get Waivers From Having To Comply With Obamacare Please?

In a stunning admission of just how job-killing and business-crushing the new health care law really is, the Obama administration has issued a staggering total of 111 Obamacare waivers (and counting) so far. The list of the dozens of companies and organizations that have been approved for a waiver is very, very deeply buried on the website of the Department of Health & Human Services. In fact, it takes six separate clicks to get to the list. Some of the companies that have been granted waivers include McDonald's, Darden Restaurants (owners of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurant chains), Aetna, the United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund in New York, and Dish Network. These Obamacare waivers cover a total of 1.2 million Americans. However, as news of these waivers spreads, it is inevitable that thousands more companies will want to apply. In the end, tens of millions of Americans may be covered by health plans that have been exempted from Obamacare. So can the rest of us get in on this action or is the Obama administration going to play favorites with these waivers?


Obama White House Hands Out 111 Obamacare Waivers- Hides It on Website

Nov 15 12:58

TSA "Security" Monkeys Flunk Physics and Evolution

One report from a very credible source (a famous health author whom I know quite well) reveals that glowing TSA officers told her the naked body scanners don't even emit X-rays. "It's a myth," the officer said. "There are no X-rays from those machines."

Really? Then how do they work? Are they MAGIC? Do TSA officers cast a magic Spell of X-Ray Vision on the air travel passengers like some sort of Dungeons & Dragons adventure?

Nov 15 07:33

No Breaks for Robo-signing Computer Stamping Mortgage Documents

Prashant Gopal
Bloomberg

Bryan Bly is a pen-wielding “robo- signer” at Nationwide Title Clearing Inc., inking his name on an average 5,000 mortgage documents a day for companies such as Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Those are just the ones that cross his desk.

Nov 15 07:13

Scanners: Abdulmutallab, Reid, Chertoff, that Nicely Dressed Indian Man and the Great Terror Lobby

The Chertoff Connection and ICTS

Everyone must understand that ICTS is the worst airport security company ever to have existed…. FACT. They were running the show at Schiphol that day, just as they were at Boston’s Logan on 11th of September 2001, and as well when Richard Reid boarded his flight at Charles de Gaulle. This is the security company made up of crack Israeli ex Shin Bet agents, expert in counter-terrorism, that has the worst airport security track record in history. Prior to the 3 biggest air-terrorist acts in recent history this company actually managed to TURN OFF all procedures just at the moment when the terrorists were passing security. Mohamed Atta managed to breeze through the magnetic detectors with his boxcutters without so much as a beep. Richard Reid had already been identified as a potential threat, yet was allowed to board his flight. Abdulmutallab had all the markings of a suicide bomber and even his own father had reported him two weeks before, and the scanners just happened to be switched off that day. Either this company is really, really unlucky or its Israeli owners had a side-line more profitable than its airport security racket.

Nov 14 18:40

London Mayor to Spray City Streets with Pollution Paste

In a bid to cut air pollution, the City of London began spraying a "dust suppressant" today that acts as an adhesive to paste particulate matter to the streets instead of re-circulating in the air.

Nov 14 15:19

S 510 is hissing in the grass

S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act*, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.

1. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security.

3. It would allow the government, under Maritime Law, to define the introduction of any food into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as smuggling into “the United States.”

4. It imposes Codex Alimentarius on the US, a global system of control over food.

5. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seed in the US, putting control of seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security.

6. It includes NAIS, an animal traceability program that threatens all small farmers and ranchers raising animals.

7. It extends a failed and destructive HACCP to all food, thus threatening to do to all local food production and farming what HACCP did to meat production - put it in corporate hands and worsen food safety.

8. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy.

9. It would allow the government to mandate antibiotics, hormones, slaughterhouse waste, pesticides and GMOs.

10. It uses food crimes as the entry into police state power and control.

Nov 13 19:12

Voters approve Arizona medical marijuana measure

PHOENIX — Arizona voters have approved a measure that will legalize medical marijuana use in the state for people with chronic or debilitating diseases.

Final vote tallies showed Saturday that Proposition 203 won by a tiny margin of just 4,341 votes out of more than 1.67 million votes counted. The measure had started out losing on Election Day by about 7,200 votes, but the gap gradually narrowed in the following 10 days.

"Now begins the very hard work of implementing this program in the way it was envisioned, with very high standards," said Andrew Myers, campaign manager for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project. "We really believe that we have an opportunity to set an example to the rest of the country on what a good medical marijuana program looks like."

Nov 13 12:59

Keiser Report ?94: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of Americas economic Suez and neutering Iran. In the second half of the show Max talks to rare earths analyst, Kevin Kerr, about the state of this market controlled by China.

Nov 13 12:12

Investigation Finds Radiation in Texas Drinking Water: TCEQ was lowballing radiation levels

Hundreds of water providers around the Gulf Coast region are providing their customers with drinking water that contains radioactive contaminants that raise health risks, according to state lab results and public health scientists.

The revelations came to light during a four-month KHOU-TV investigation, which examined thousands of state laboratory tests from water providers across Texas. The data, provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), ranged from 2004 to the present.

The radiation was first discovered as a part of required testing, under federal regulations, of all drinking water provided by community water systems in America.

"Radiation in your tap water - part 1" Link & Video: http://www.khou.com/home/I-Team-How-safe-is-your--water--107010754.html

"State ‘lowballs’ radiation scores in drinking water - part 2" Link & Video: http://www.khou.com/news/State-lowballs-radiation-scores-in-Texas-drin...

Nov 13 11:48

Dangerous Chemicals in Food Wrappers Likely Migrating to Humans

University of Toronto scientists have found that chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed in blood.

Perfluorinated carboxylic acids or PFCAs are the breakdown products of chemicals used to make non-stick and water- and stain-repellent products ranging from kitchen pans to clothing to food packaging. PFCAs, the best known of which is perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), are found in humans all around the world.

Nov 13 06:22

USDA plan could partially lift GM sugar beet ban

DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal agriculture officials have released a plan to let farmers plant genetically modified sugar beets while a lawsuit over them is resolved, but farmers fear a partial lifting of a court-ordered ban won't come in time for next year's crop.

Nov 12 16:27

Facecrime Technology

n late September, there was a modest gathering of law enforcement officers, military personnel, and mental health professionals in the small western New York town of Hamburg. It was totally ignored by the mainstream media, with just a reporter from the Buffalo News on hand to record the proceedings. Lucky for us.

The 120 men and women were attending the International First Responder-Military Symposium, held at Hilbert College, a small “Franciscan tradition” place of learning. Not that St. Francis would have been interested in a military symposium, but if he’d been able to attend, he’d have heard all about a new technology that will help identify and track “terrorists.”

Nov 12 15:11

Evidence of wholesale plaigarism in new Bush memoirs.

When Crown Publishing inked a deal with George W. Bush for his memoirs, the publisher knew it wasn't getting Faulkner. But the book, at least, promises "gripping, never-before-heard detail" about the former president's key decisions, offering to bring readers "aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq," and other undisclosed and weighty locations.

Crown also got a mash-up of worn-out anecdotes from previously published memoirs written by his subordinates, from which Bush lifts quotes word for word, passing them off as his own recollections. He took equal license in lifting from nonfiction books about his presidency or newspaper or magazine articles from the time. Far from shedding light on how the president approached the crucial "decision points" of his presidency, the clip jobs illuminate something shallower and less surprising about Bush's character: He's too lazy to write his own memoir.

Nov 12 12:11

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 1 - Revisiting American History - Financial Empire

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 2 - Revisiting Economics 101 – Debts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGTBkNJ8ZWI&feature=related

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 3 - Revisiting Civics 101 – Ownership
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2VDC8UQ3c8&feature=related

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 4 - The Culture of Empire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIsheDSCBK0&feature=related

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 5 - The Emerging Global Empire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCxjqPgHgpA&feature=related

Renaissance 2.0: Lesson 6 (part 1 of 3) - Brightening the Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw3i5Rzpx5A&feature=related

Nov 10 07:29

Drones Being Developed For Personal Use: Celebs Beware!

They could put your mind at ease - or do very much the opposite.

A new arms race is on and it could change everything from the way we parent to how we get our celebrity gossip.

Nov 10 03:43

Capitalism and the War on Public Education

My own experience indicates that the average college student is more concerned with grades than with learning. Therefore grades are more of an impediment to learning than they are an accurate measure of it. Scoring well on tests is not an indication of comprehension of complex ideas or the thought processes behind them. Nevertheless, test scores are the Holy Grail of the school reform movement that is sweeping the country as part of a political agenda to privatize the public domain and put it under absolute corporate control.

Nov 09 21:49

Chromium plume spreads in Calif. town's water

LOS ANGELES — A tiny desert town whose plight was made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich" has seen a dramatic increase in the size of a toxic plume of chromium as it has spread to multiple groundwater wells.

Water regulators earlier this year discovered a well with increasing concentrations of the cancer-causing pollutant and now even more wells have been uncovered with elevated levels, said Lauri Kemper, assistant executive officer of the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control board.

The contamination was first publicized during a 1996 court case in which PG&E settled with more than 600 Hinkley residents for $333 million. Many sick residents blamed the contaminated water for their crippling health problems that included Hodgkin's disease and breast cancer.

Nov 09 21:41

Jack DeCoster’s Salmonella Touch: Another massive egg recall

Another massive egg recall, another tie to scofflaw Jack DeCoster.

Nearly 300,000 eggs have been recalled, affecting eight states, after Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. got word on Friday from the FDA that eggs from one of its suppliers, Ohio Fresh Eggs, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). Cal-Maine processed and packaged 24,000 dozen eggs in its Green Forest, Arkansas facility under the Sunny Meadow, Springfield Grocer, Sun Valley and James Farm labels.

Cartons bearing plant number P1457 with Julian dates of 282, 284 and 285 are being recalled. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P1457-282.

Nov 09 11:45

What a scientist didn't tell the New York Times about his study on bee deaths

Few ecological disasters have been as confounding as the massive and devastating die-off of the world's honeybees. The phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) -- in which disoriented honeybees die far from their hives -- has kept scientists, beekeepers, and regulators desperately seeking the cause. After all, the honeybee, nature's ultimate utility player, pollinates a third of all the food we eat and contributes an estimated $15 billion in annual agriculture revenue to the U.S. economy.

In 2008 the NRDC sued the Environmental Protection Agency after it failed to release Bayer's underlying studies on the safety of its neonicotinoids. The federal agency has since changed course, and NRDC researchers are being allowed to sift through the Bayer studies, an NRDC spokesman says.

The EPA has based its approval of neonicotinoids on the fact that the amounts found in pollen and nectar were low enough to not be lethal to the bees -- the only metric they have to measure whether to approve a pesticide or not. But studies have shown that at low doses, the neonicotinoids have sublethal effects that impair bees' learning and memory. The USDA's chief researcher, Jeff Pettis, told me in 2008 that pesticides were definitely "on the list" as a primary stressor that could make bees more vulnerable to other factors, like pests and bacteria.

Nov 09 06:16

Look out, your medicine is watching you

Approval sought for pill with embedded microchip

Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval within 18 months for a pioneering tablet containing an embedded microchip, bringing the concept of "smart-pill" technology a step closer.

Nov 08 18:24

Indymac Boys Get Sweetheart Deal

Those Indymac boys were given deal by the FDIC, and borrowers were strong-armed.

Nov 08 17:44

Vermont nuke plant closes after radioactive water leak

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Technicians at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant began work Monday morning to fix a pipe that leaked radioactive water and forced the plant to shut down.

The technicians had to wait 13 hours for the plant to cool down before they could get into the area where the leak was spotted on Sunday by routine surveillance.

Now that they're inside the technicians are checking to see "what the repair options are and how long the plant will be offline," plant spokesman Larry Smith. said Monday.

The nuclear reactor was taken out of service at 7 p.m. Sunday

Nov 08 12:05

The rest of the world goes West when America prints more money

The Federal Reserve's words may have been anodyne. "We will adjust the programme as needed to best foster maximum employment and price stability," said the US central bank's Open Market Committee. But by announcing another round of "quantitative easing", America is rightfully incurring the wrath not only of the emerging giants of the East, but the eurozone too.

China gave the States a public tongue-lashing. Measures to cap trade surpluses would "hark back to the days of planned economies", said Cui Tiankai, who will be one of China's lead negotiators in Seoul.

Germany also waded in, using industrial-strength language to describe the Fed's latest move. "With all due respect, US policy is clueless," remarked the finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble.

Nov 08 11:14

Tranquilizers linked to brain damage 30 years ago

Secret documents reveal that government-funded experts were warned nearly 30 years ago that tranquillisers that were later prescribed to millions of people could cause brain damage.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) agreed in 1982 that there should be large-scale studies to examine the long-term impact of benzodiazepines after research by a leading psychiatrist showed brain shrinkage in some patients similar to the effects of long-term alcohol abuse.

Nov 08 08:58

The Chicken Which Should be Banned

Do you put dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, in your chicken dishes?

How about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you?

These are just two of the ingredients in a McDonalds Chicken McNugget. Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other 50 percent includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients.

Nov 08 07:02

Paypal Steals $5200 From Patriot???

Looks like some other people are having trouble with Paypal!

Nov 07 10:23

FLCOS Microdisplay Technology

Imagine a system that could switch frames so quickly that it could mix the red, green, and blue pixels over time, instead of space, to make a single color—much like a set of still images shown in quick succession fools the eye into seeing motion. This type of sequential color system would provide a full color pixel and increase image quality and color fidelity. But the light flow through each pixel must be controlled precisely and incredibly quickly—which is where our FLCOS technology shines.

Can't wait to see this on the next generation of Smart Phones

Nov 07 09:37

Debt Collection Company Was Using Fake Sheriffs, Judges and Courtroom To Scare Debtors

Now remember, citizens, it's the people who neglected to yank out their gold fillings to pay their credit card bills after they lost their jobs who are the real bad guys here. A debt is a debt, after all, and an honorable person would go without food or shelter to pay the crooks who are collecting the money!

Nov 07 09:32

When Single Moms Are Fined $1.5M, It's Time To Take A New Look At Copyright Protection In The Digital Age

First of all, it infuriates me that the federal government is working as private cops for the RIAA. Think about how they pushed through the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and forced the music and computer industries to use copy protection.

It also maddens me because the Founders only allowed ten year copyrights, after which the rights were turned over to the general public, to benefit from the work.

It's time to come up with a saner version of digital copyright, because this is crazy and wrong:

Nov 06 11:16

Big Pharma Censors Ad Warning Women About Cancer Hormone

Last month, when Breast Cancer Action, a non-profit advocacy organization, attempted to rent a billboard in Indianapolis, they got the kibosh by every rental company in the city. The message was simple–the billboards simply read, “Eli Lilly is making us sick.Tell them to stop,” and referred to Lilly's manufacturing of recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), which has been linked to cancer. BCA followed the guidelines of all companies contacted, but Indianapolis is home to Eli Lilly's corporate headquarters, and it seems their ad dollars aren't good there. According to one local company, Lamar Advertising, the billboard was not accepted because BCA cannot prove its claims. According to Lamar Executive Chris Iverson, "We didn't feel [BCA] could stand behind their statement.”

Nov 06 07:07

RICHARD FALK: UN WILL BE JUDGED ON WHETHER IT UPHOLDS PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

The most salient of these difficulties involves the non-cooperation of the Government of Israel. Israel has refused to fulfill its obligations as a member of the United Nations by its repeated failures to allow the special rapporteur to enter Israel so as to visit periodically the occupied territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza ever since his expulsion on 14 December 2008 from Ben Gurion Airport when attempting to enter the country.

Nov 05 23:42

“No Forced Vaccination” Vaccine Dangers Talking Points

1. Lack of Scientific Support for Vaccination

2. Vaccination is a Medical Fraud and has been since its inception.

3. Vaccinations, although without medical benefit, are highly profitable ONLY IF THEY ARE ADMINISTERED IN HUGE NUMBERS.

4. The US Supreme Court stated, in the 1905 case which allowed people to be fined if they would not accept a vaccination in a declared public emergency, that the Courts would intervene if there were a showing that vaccines were harmful.

5. The public is increasingly exercising its right to reject mandated vaccines or any mass vaccine program.

6. The Health Freedom Amendment is necessary to protect individuals

Nov 05 19:35

China quarantine bureau rejects U.S. GMO corn cargo

China's quarantine bureau confirmed on Tuesday it had discovered traces of an unapproved genetically modified organism (GMO) in a U.S. corn cargo and had refused it entry into China.

Nov 05 11:18

Buy a Clue PT.2 !!! . GM Likely to Introduce Pure EVs in China, But Not the U.S.

American Automakers claim drivers don't want EV's
LOL and they needed bailed out LOL
these people are on the Ball...Glad to see they finally got their act together!!!!

In the U.S. GM is talking smack about BEVs, but abroad its all flowers and roses

In a company as big as General Motors Company, a certainly level of differences in approach when it comes to different international branches is fairly standard. However, GM's approach to pure electric vehicles (also known as battery electric vehicles -- BEVs) is nothing short of bipolar.

Nov 05 11:09

Buy a Clue !!!! . American Automakers claim drivers don't want fuel efficient vehicles

American Automakers claim drivers don't want fuel efficient vehicles
LOL and they needed bailed out LOL
these people are on the Ball...Glad to see they finally got their act together!!!!

Automakers claim drivers don't want fuel efficient vehicles

Current fuel efficiency targets set by the Obama administration demand that average fuel efficiency of light passenger vehicles to increase to 34.1 mpg by 2016 -- an average increase of 40 percent. Last month the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rolled out a new proposal which called for much bigger improvements by 2025.

Nov 05 08:35

Consumers' right to file class actions is in danger

If AT&T has its way before the Supreme Court, any business that issues a contract to customers would be able to prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits, taking away arguably the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy.

Nov 05 00:35

Scariest speed camera of all... It checks your insurance, tax and even whether you are tailgating or not wearing a seatbelt

The latest weapon in speed camera technology can capture footage from 150ft away.
It is the first to detect multiple offences at the same time and is connected to police computers via satellite, so that prosecutions can be started within seconds of any offence.

Development of the system, known as Asset – Advanced Safety and Driver Support for Essential Road Transport – is being funded with around £7million of European money.

Nov 04 20:54

Independent News Site Fraudulently Blacklisted by Internet Explorer After Negative Bill Gates Article

Activist Post

Is the Internet Blacklist already being enforced via web browsers? Microsoft's Internet Explorer recommended that visitors should not access Activist Post today, claiming the site contains threats to outside computers. First, we want to assure all of our visitors that this is blatantly FALSE. Our site does not contain any viruses, malware, or data-harvesting capabilities. We have a voluntary and confidential sign-up mechanism for our free weekly newsletter, which apparently now falls under the category of illegal data mining according to Microsoft.

What's interesting about the timing of this possible censorship is that it comes on a day when we posted an article that reflects negatively on Bill Gates.

Nov 04 11:51

Study: Aspartame causes premature births

Regular consumption of artificial sweeteners by pregnant women may increase their risk of premature birth, according to a study funded by the European Union and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers interviewed almost 60,000 pregnant Danish women about their soft-drink consumption, then compared these data with the results of the women’s births. They found that drinking one can of diet soda per day increased her risk of giving birth prematurely by 38 percent compared with women who never drank diet soda. Drinking four or more of the beverages per day increased the risk of preterm birth by 78 percent.

A preterm birth is defined as taking place before the 38th week of pregnancy.

Nov 04 11:10

Blood on Their Hands: The World’s Slickest Con Job and a Stack of Deadly LIES... (Vaccination Nation)

Today, children may receive as many as 37 doses of 14 vaccines by the age of two, and as many as eight vaccines in a single visit!

The United States recommends more vaccines than any country in world. The CDC recommends 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age six, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18.

The CDC also recommends an annual flu shot for all Americans from six months of age through year of death.

What exactly is fueling this dramatic rise in the number of shots recommended to our children and adults?

Nov 04 10:56

Living Beyond Our Means: 3 Charts That Prove That We Are In The Biggest Debt Bubble In The History Of The World

Once upon a time the United States was the wealthiest country on the planet, but all of that prosperity was not good enough for us. So we started borrowing and borrowing and borrowing and we have now been living beyond our means for so long that we consider it to be completely normal.

We have been robbing future generations blind for so long that it doesn't even seem to bother most people anymore. We have become accustomed to living in debt. We go into massive amounts of debt to get an education, we go into massive amounts of debt to buy a home, we go into massive amounts of debt to buy our cars, and we even pile up debt to buy holiday gifts and to purchase groceries.

Just check out the chart posted below. It shows the total credit market debt owed in the United States. In other words, it is a measure of what everyone owes (government, businesses and consumers).

Nov 04 00:02

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America

Former Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush Catherine Austin Fitts blows the whistle on how the financial terrorists have deliberately imploded the US economy and transferred gargantuan amounts of wealth offshore as a means of sacrificing the American middle class. Fitts documents how trillions of dollars went missing from government coffers in the 90?s and how she was personally targeted for exposing the fraud.

Fitts explains how every dollar of debt issued to service every war, building project, and government program since the American Revolution up to around 2 years ago – around $12 trillion – has been doubled again in just the last 18 months alone with the bank bailouts. “We’re literally witnessing the leveraged buyout of a country and that’s why I call it a financial coup d’état, and that’s what the bailout is for,” states Fitts.

Massive amounts of financial capital have been sucked out the United States and moved abroad, explains Fitts, ensuring that corporations have become more powerful than governments, changing the very structure of governance on the planet and ensuring we are ruled by private corporations. Pension and social security funds have also been stolen and moved offshore, leading to the end of fiscal responsibility and sovereignty as we know it.

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America 2/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhIgvkc5CoQ&feature=player_embedded

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America 3/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90zvtIEaU_Q&feature=player_embedded

Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America 4/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM5tQrfrHdk&feature=player_embedded

Nov 02 21:03

Canada Declares BPA Toxic. Why Isn’t the US Following Suit?

Why Isn't the FDA Taking Action Against BPA?

According to the FDA, its regulatory framework limits its ability to regulate BPA production.

That's right. Under its current construction, the FDA is unable to remove a toxic chemical that is leaching into canned goods and other common foods as we speak, because it was classified in 1963 as an indirect food additive and is listed among the 3,000 or so chemicals categorized as GRAS ("generally regarded as safe").

Nov 02 07:48

Rocketing food prices spark fear of more global chaos

My mother-in-law loves to talk. She will spend hours on the telephone informing me about every last detail of her day's activities, no matter how unimportant or trivial. My ears pricked up however when her latest whinge was about the rising price of her weekly shopping bill. "Tomatoes, bread, sugar and meat have all doubled in price in the last few weeks," she exclaimed dramatically.

Nov 02 07:01

Alcohol is Deadliest Drug, More Dangerous Than Heroin

Study: Alcohol is Deadliest Drug, More Dangerous Than Heroin

Tobacco is second most dangerous legal drug, marijuana, ecstasy, and shrooms are respectively safer

A new study by London's Imperial College's chair of neuropsychopharmacology, David Nutt, claims that the three most dangerous drugs in the world are alcohol, heroin, and cocaine, in that order. In the study Drug Harms in the U.K., published in what is arguably the medical community's most prestigious journal -- Lancet -- Professor Nutt outlines a convincing case for the controversial claim that alcohol is the most dangerous drug illegal or legal in the world today.

Nov 01 14:40

Leaked trade agreements and hidden dangers of S 510: Corporations plan to end normal farming

Epoch Times noted: “Under provisions in CETA [Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement], using saved seed could result in a farmer’s land, equipment, and crops being seized for alleged infringement of intellectual property rights attached to plant varieties owned by corporations such as Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and Bayer.,/em>

“It includes the freezing of bank accounts too, so you couldn’t even defend yourself in court. And this is for alleged infringement,” says NFU president Terry Boehm. …

“These are the most draconian measures possible and they would literally create a culture of fear in the farm population where, I think, that ultimately farmers would end up buying seeds every year for every acre just to avoid prosecution or the threat of prosecution.”

Nov 01 06:19

ISRAELI SETTLERS’ TERROR - DR. ELIAS AKLEH

Those terrorist settlers (colonizers) are funded by large segments of the American Jewish community and by American tax exempted Jewish organizations with the knowledge and protection of both the Justice Department and Department of Home Land Security. Such funding encourages more terrorism and counter-terrorism rather than peace the Obama administrations claims to pursue in the Middle East

Nov 01 06:16

COP-10: Biodiversity Convention Hijacked by Corporate Influence

Ed. This report by Anne Petermann recaps the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan which met for several days at the end of October. Key was the failure to reach consensus on a binding treaty to curb the rapid loss of plant and animal species. A protocol on access and benefit sharing (ABS) of genetic material was stalled, many say, by Canada’s refusal to recognize indigenous people’s right to such sharing.

Nov 01 01:02

Not Just Stocks: High Frequency Traders Manipulating Futures, Options, Bonds, Currency and Commodities Markets

We know that high frequency trading is used to manipulate the stock market. The prevalence of high frequency trading in other markets means that it might be used to manipulate those markets - perhaps virtually all markets - as well.

Oct 31 07:42

Leading environmental campaigners flip-flop to support nuclear power and GM foods

Editor's Note: This propaganda alert claims the environmental movement has been wrong for decades in opposing GMO foods and nuclear power. It's a clear indication that the real environmental movement has been hijacked by the crowd that promotes CO2 as more dangerous than depleted uranium, or genetically-mutated pesticide-ready crops. It's convenient for the establishment to force the world's population to choose between the lesser of their two evils, both of which thoroughly enrich them and continue to poison the planet.

Oct 31 07:09

Airport Body Scanners Under Pressure: Experts Now Warn X-ray Devices "could give you cancer"

Activist Post

As we wrote in our newsletter this week: scanners and backscatter devices are under pressure from all sides. Despite the best efforts of Michael Chertoff and the TSA, word is out that the Backscatter X-ray scanner technology that is being used in airports is exceedingly harmful, along with being an invasion of privacy.

Oct 30 15:14

Jury asked to 'send a message' in Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A prosecutor urged a military jury to send a message to the world Saturday with a 25-year sentence for a former teenage al-Qaida fighter convicted of war crimes – but it would be largely symbolic since a plea deal limits the time the last Westerner at Guantanamo would spend behind bars.

Oct 29 12:13

Police State AXE Body Spray Attracting the Wrong People: Invisible DNA Body Spray Links Criminals to the Place They Robbed

The system is already used in nine other countries, and will soon be coming to the U.S., according to reports.

Ed. note: During my National Lampoon European Vacation Cold War intelligence days working for the wrong side, I remember how the East German Stasi was using DNA sampling. They learned that they could save a person's scent captured on cloth and store the swatches of DNA doom in sealed jars to catalog people and their specific identifiers. They were way ahead of the curve, hence why DHS hired the Professionally Evil former Stasi Chief Markus Wolfe [see below] after article.

Oct 29 12:09

Top 100 Items To Disappear First During A National Emergency

Everyone should have at least a hurricane or earthquake emergency kit to say the least... as the Government has theirs in the form of Continuity of Government [COG] sites like the one behind my house here in Washington, DeCeit.

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy…target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 – 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice – Beans – Wheat

Oct 29 11:52

GlaxoSmithKline whistleblower awarded $96m payout

Whistleblower who exposed contamination problems at Glaxo plant in Puerto Rico receives $96m

The case centred on a factory in Cidra, Puerto Rico, where GSK made a range of products including an antibiotic ointment for babies, and drugs to treat nausea, depression and diabetes. In August 2002, Eckard, a global quality assurance manager, led a team sent to the plant to investigate manufacturing violations that had been identified by the US Federal Drugs Administration (FDA). Eckard lost her job nine months later after warning that the problems ran deeper than the FDA realised.

Eckard's lawyers, Getnick & Getnick, said she was made redundant against her will in May 2003 after repeatedly complaining to GSK's management that some drugs made at Cidra were being produced in a non-sterile environment, that the factory's water system was contaminated with micro-organisms, and that other medicines were being made in the wrong doses.

Oct 29 11:32

High BPA levels don't swim well with sperm

Exposure to a chemical found in food packaging and other plastics, BPA, can reduce the quality of men's semen, according to the findings of a five-year study and one of the few involving humans rather than animal models.

"This study counters the argument that only highly exposed populations are affected," said study author Dr. De-Kun Li, a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research in Oakland, Calif.

"You can be exposed from the workplace. You can be exposed from consumer products. It doesn't really matter. Ultimately it will reflect in your urine," he said.

Oct 29 11:28

Unplug : The Truth Will Not Be Televised

As part of his "Unplug the Signal" campaign, Nathan Janes has released a new audio piece produced by Michael Wolsey. Activist Artist Janes is calling for an awakening to the gross manipulation of reality that is broadcast by the six major corporations controlling the content of television. The constant carefully planned message guides the masses to their conclusions. Janes asks everyone to turn off their televisions, seek alternative news sources, allow new information to challenge your thoughts and opinions and become engaged in constructing a new reality while building relationships within your community.

Oct 29 03:52

Video. NZ Hospital administered IV Vit C (under protest) & cures swine flu victim on "brink of death."

The 18-minute long New Zealand News3 video report shows the compelling story of Allan Smith, a man conventional doctors claimed "could not survive," after contracting a severe case of swine flu in June of last year.

But they were wrong.

Allan's family refused to accept the hospital's hopeless prognosis and the subsequent decision to turn off his life support. Instead, his family insisted the hospital try high dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C.

You'd think the hospital would have willingly agreed. After all, none of their conventional treatment methods had worked. The entire intensive care unit staff declared he was beyond hope.

Oct 28 22:06

FLASHDANCE FOR BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI HUMMUS HITS WEST PHILLY SUPERMARKET [VIDEO]

The Philly BDS Coalition dances into action in a local grocery store chain to push them to deshelve Sabra and Tribe of Hummus; both brands support Israeli war crimes.

Oct 28 13:47

WRH PayPal account RESTORED!

(* A time line for the recent WRH PayPal debacle . )

Oct 28 11:51

Historic Resolution Adopted by Costa Mesa: Official Position Taken to Ban Dental Mercury Fillings

Experts and citizens gathered at Costa Mesa City Council Chambers to speak against the use of the mercury silver filling. Dr. James Rota, a Los Angeles biological dentist and past UCLA dental educator, was among the speakers at this historic event. He will also be speaking at a free seminar in Los Angeles to continue the discussion and education of the dangers of amalgam fillings to people and the environment.

Oct 28 11:32

Mockingbird Post: FCC reaches record settlement with Verizon Wireless over 'mystery' fees

The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it has reached a record $25 million settlement with Verizon Wireless for wrongly charging subscribers "mystery" Internet fees over the past several years.

The payment is the largest in FCC history and the settlement concludes the agency’s 10-month investigation into these overcharges, the agency said in a press release.

Oct 27 08:44

Monsanto's Many Attempts to Destroy All Seeds but Their Own

There is a reason why I believe Monsanto to be one of the most evil companies on the planet, and this is in large part due to its activities relating to controlling food production through controlling the seeds to produce it.

For nearly all of its history the United States Patent and Trademark Office refused to grant patents on seeds, viewing them as life-forms with too many variables to be patented. But in 1980 the U.S. Supreme Court allowed for seed patents in a five-to-four decision, laying the groundwork for a handful of corporations to begin taking control of the world’s food supply.

Since the 1980s, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has won at least 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company.

Oct 26 18:06

Treasury Shields Citigroup as Deletions Undercut Disclosure

The late Bloomberg News reporter Mark Pittman asked the U.S. Treasury in January 2009 to identify $301 billion of securities owned by Citigroup Inc. that the government had agreed to guarantee. He made the request on the grounds that taxpayers ought to know how their money was being used.

More than 20 months later, after saying at least five times that a response was imminent, Treasury officials responded with 560 pages of printed-out e-mails -- none of which Pittman requested. They were so heavily redacted that most of what’s left are everyday messages such as “Did you just try to call me?” and “Monday will be a busy day!”

Oct 26 18:00

Treasury Hid A.I.G. Loss, Report Says

The United States Treasury concealed $40 billion in likely taxpayer losses on the bailout of the American International Group earlier this month, when it abandoned its usual method for valuing investments, according to a report by the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

“In our view, this is a significant failure in their transparency,” said Neil M. Barofsky, the inspector general, in an interview on Monday.

Oct 26 09:19

Gene Giants Stockpile Patents on “Climate-Ready” Crops in Bid to Become Biomassters

Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group today.

A handful of multinational corporations are pressuring governments to allow what could become the broadest and most dangerous patent claims in history, warns the group at the United Nations’ Convention on Biodiversity in Nagoya, Japan (18-29 October 2010).

Oct 26 08:58

Alternative to PayPal

Eway payment
http://www.eway.co.uk/small-business/payment-gateway-pricing.aspx

£100 plus £20 vat = £120 or £10 a month fees.
20p per transaction.

No contracts, no exit fees. No hidden fees.

RBS Worldpay
http://www.rbsworldpay.com/products/index.php?page=ecom&c=UK

More expensive option but you might prefer dealing directly with Royal Bank of Scotland.
£20 a month - upto 350 transactions per month.

So might be cheaper with Eway as then you only pay 20p or 30 cents IF a payment comes in.

Good luck, I'm disgusted with PayPal for what they're doing.

Oct 25 16:20

Google finally admits that its Street View cars DID take emails and passwords from computers

Google was accused of spying on households yesterday after it admitted secretly copying passwords and private emails from home computers.

The internet search giant was forced to confess it had downloaded personal data during its controversial Street View project, when it photographed virtually every street in Britain.

In an astonishing invasion of privacy, it admitted entire emails, web pages and even passwords were 'mistakenly collected' by antennae on its high-tech Street View cars.

Oct 25 16:19

Errors Appear In Bank of America Foreclosure Filings

Bank of America has identified errors in 10 to 25 of the first several hundred foreclosure cases it has reviewed over the last week, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The bank is working on resubmitting documents in 102,000 cases, and the bank has not yet seen any proof of wrongful foreclosures as a result of mistakes, the Journal said.

(*and you can take that to the bank ! )

Oct 25 11:06

Quadruple-dose seasonal flu "super" vaccine now being aggressively pushed onto senior citizens

(NaturalNews) The vaccine industry has now decided that injecting senior citizens with the "standard" vaccine dose just isn't working. (Gee, really?) So now they've decided the way to make it work better is to offer a quadruple viral potency vaccine that packs 400% more viral fragments into one toxic shot.

The target for this quadruple vaccine injection? Senior citizens, of course -- the very people most likely to suffer the most serious side effects from a vaccine overdose. The FDA reportedly approved the new vaccine in April even though no scientific tests have ever been done to show it reduces flu symptoms. Then again, since when did vaccines have anything to do with real science in the first place?

Oct 25 08:05

Is The Pharmaceutical Cure Part of the Disease?

Sigmund Fraud
Activist Post

My flight from the American healthcare system began in my late twenties during a period of severe personal crisis, mostly mental. I was suffering from extreme depression, severe anxiety, and poor physical health from years of a sedentary, entertainment-based lifestyle. The American Dream. I had a wonderful marriage with a child on the way, my own home, plenty of friends, and I was working my dream job that came with a great salary and all the health care benefits I could supposedly need. But I wasn’t happy. I was miserable, emotionally wrecked, and very self-destructive. Why?

Oct 24 10:00

Skin cancer fears may lead to lack of vitamin D

People with a genetic predisposition to basal cell carcinoma— the most common form of skin cancer— may trade one health risk for another, a new study suggests.
Because people with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) tend to develop multiple basal cell skin cancers in early adulthood and so take more precautions against sun exposure, they may also run a higher risk of being deficient in vitamin D, report researchers in the October issue of Archives of Dermatology.

"We found that patients with skin cancer who practice very good photoprotection (sun protection) have lower vitamin D levels," said Dr. Jean Tang, lead author of the study. "This makes sense because they're avoiding sunlight and sun is required to synthesize vitamin D."

Oct 23 18:18

Pilot Refuses Full-Body Scan, Says TSA Doesn’t Make Travel Safer

A Tennessee pilot who says he’s tired of being manhandled by security agents is waiting to see if he will lose his job because he refused a full body scan.

Express Jet Airlines first officer Michael Roberts was chosen for the X-ray scan Friday at Memphis International Airport. The Houston-based pilot says he also refused a pat-down and went home.

The 35-year-old Roberts told The Commercial Appeal newspaper he wants to go to work and not be “harassed or molested without cause.”

---Comment---

Gone are the days of innocent until proven guilty, where as, now our government and TSA considers citizens, "terrorists until proven not-a-threat-terrorists." -- kdtroxel

Oct 23 17:41

Healthy 16 y/o goes gulf swimming, then hospitalized with "compromised lung" & "enlarged heart"

Healthy 16 y/o goes swimming, then hospitalized with "compromised lung" & "enlarged heart"

Full Interview: Environment America in Mobile on 6 Month Anniversary of BP Spil

October 20, 2010 Press Conference in Mobile organized by Environment America on the 6 Month Anniversary of the BP Blowout. Featuring Heather Emmert from Environment America, David Underhill from Sieraa Club, Robin Young from Guardians of the Gulf, Captain Lori DeAngelis, and David Pham from Boat People SOS

Oct 23 16:53

Beware of Facebook's Beacon?

The new Facebook advertising system, codenamed Beacon, represents an innovative approach to online marketing, but it also marks an additional step in the ongoing erosion of consumer privacy.

There are two primary aspects of the new Facebook ad system. The first is the expansion of the "friends" concept so that you can be friends (articulated as Fans) of a brand or company. Any company or organization can now establish a profile on Facebook and solicit support from other users. Each time a user adds the company as a friend, their connections are notified that they support that brand.

Oct 23 11:15

What Happened to Hemp? Blame DuPont, Says Joe Baegant

How did hemp go from being a popular industrial material to a banned substance in 1937? Author Joe Bageant describes how the non-psychoactive plant was once used in everything from paper to automobiles, until a targeted PR campaign forever tied hemp's image to it's cousin, marijuana.

Oct 23 09:52

Recall issued for 24,000 pounds of frozen veggies sold at Walmart

If you buy frozen vegetables from Walmart or Kroger, check your freezer.
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 24,000 pounds of frozen peas, carrots, and mixed vegetables after learning that some packages may contain fragments of broken glass.

Oct 22 14:56

Demand to see your mortgage note.

The Wall Street banks’ foreclosure system is a mess. Their total disregard for mortgage laws and standards is what created the foreclosure epidemic in the first place. Now, their total mismanagement is catching up to them. As of today, some of the largest mortgage lenders – JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and GMAC (now called Ally) – have been forced to halt foreclosures in 23 states and growing. We can’t rely on Wall Street banks to follow basic rules. We have to hold them accountable. At very least, they must provide the mortgage notes.

Oct 22 11:55

Economists Say US Must Prepare for "Savage Austerity" - VIDEO

Howard Davies, chairman of the London School of Economics, and Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup Inc., talk about the potential impact of additional quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve on the U.S. economy. Davies and Buiter also discuss the U.K.'s economy, budget and financial industry. "Savage Austerity" in store for Americans...

Oct 22 08:55

How To Win Doctors And Influence Prescriptions

To get a doctor to write more prescriptions, Webb of PhRMA asks the doctor to become a speaker for their products.

Earlier this week the investigative news organization ProPublica published a searchable database of doctors who have taken money from seven drug companies in the past two years. The database features over 17,000 doctors, many of whom are paid substantial sums of money to act as speakers for drug companies. But because only these seven drug companies have publicly reported the payments they give to physicians, those doctors represent only a small fraction of the doctors who actually speak for pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. Most estimates place the number of physician speakers somewhere in excess of 100,000.

Oct 22 06:38

Genetically Modified Foods and the Monsanto Initiative

S. Paul Forrest
Activist Post

Deception, manipulation, propaganda and profit: These words have become the basis of the American corporate and political landscape without any seeming concern or guilt over their promulgation. One company in particular, which seems to be the iconographic example of this is Monsanto; or so go the claims today by the “conspiracy crowd” in reaction to the Genetically Modified (GM) food technology and its apparent governmental backing.

Oct 21 11:20

What ought to happen in all these foreclosure cases is the following:

What ought to happen in all these foreclosure cases is the following:

1. A trustee for the noteholder(s) appears at the Sheriff's office prior to foreclosure to sign an affidavit/statement that gets sworn to in front of the officer filing the statement to a new investigation case that gets created in their system.
2. This statement contains language attesting to the facts under penalty of perjury and lying to a peace officer in an investigation that an unbroken chain of legal compliance was accomplished since origination to foreclosure (including all trustee responsibilities + securitizations/recordings) on all local, state, and national laws/regulations.

Oct 21 10:47

‘Foreclosuregate’ and the President’s Pocket Veto

Amid a snowballing foreclosure fraud crisis, President Obama on Oct. 7 blocked legislation that could have made it more difficult for homeowners to challenge foreclosure proceedings against them.

...However, those errors actually conceal a massive fraud and cannot be corrected with legitimate paperwork, which is why the servicers had to hire “foreclosure mills” to fabricate the documents. These errors involve perjury and forgery.

Oct 21 10:14

7 Mega-Cartels That Kill the Free Market and Our Sovereignty

Activist Post

Think we have a free market? Think again. Think it was free market capitalism that collapsed the financial system? Think again.

What America has, and what we've had for a long time, is Cartelism. It is becoming increasingly evident that every industry has been infected by "Too-Big-to-Fail" consolidation that has resulted in a near-picture-perfect oligarchy -- a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, or military control

Oct 21 01:06

Abbott Laboratories recalls five million Similac cans

The most recent recall to hit the market is the Similac recall 2010 which was made just recently when the company found some bugs in one of its manufacturing plants.

This is a voluntary recall....they found the problem themselves....AFTER 5 million cans were processed, shipped, and sold..... Somebody remind me why we have a FDA, I kinda forgot, must be something I ate.......

Oct 21 01:01

S. 510 - Not Dead Yet, and what about the Tester Amendment?

Like a vampire in the books my daughters like to read, S. 510 keeps coming back to life. According to the AP, the Senate will consider a food safety bill (S. 510) after the November elections that would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to prevent foodborne illness.

http://smallholdersalliance.com/QA-Tester-Amendment-April-15%20(2).pdf

....There appears to be several misconceptions about what constitutes a facility. Some people have incorrectly stated that a farm that sells its value added products directly is exempt; however, the FDA’s guidance specifically states that the value-added products are only exempt if they are consumed on the farm. If the farmer leaves the farm and sells the jam or jelly at a farmers market, then his or her operation is deemed a facility.

Oct 21 00:51

Cold Truth - Lawyer spends $500,000 to prove that USDA allows sale of millions of pounds of dangerous meat

Why should a trial lawyer kick in a half-million dollars of his own money to document the presence of an unregulated pathogen in America’s meat supply when the agency responsible for meat safety won’t?

“That’s precisely why,” William Marler told me during a long series of interviews earlier this year.

Oct 21 00:16

Something Else To Anticipate The Morning After The November Election

If you go to bed on election night with a clear conscience and a smile, you may wake to a frown anyway after reading that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will throw the money machine into gear for Quantitative Easing, v 2.0.

The United States Federal Reserve, using your tax money, will lend money to the United States Treasury, which is spending money so fast that not even the Chinese can keep up.

Sort of like taking out a cash advance to pay down your credit card bills…

Oct 20 10:48

Why McDonald's Happy Meal hamburgers won't decompose - the real story behind the story

So why don't fast food burgers and fries decompose in the first place? The knee-jerk answer is often thought to be, "Well they must be made with so many chemicals that even mold won't eat them." While that's part of the answer, it's not the whole story.

The truth is many processed foods don't decompose and won't be eaten by molds, insects or even rodents. Try leaving a tub of margarine outside in your yard and see if anything bothers to eat it. You'll find that the margarine stays seems immortal, too!

Potato chips can last for decades. Frozen pizzas are remarkably resistant to decomposition. And you know those processed Christmas sausages and meats sold around the holiday season? You can keep them for years and they'll never rot.

Oct 20 10:43

Why is the World Rushing Headlong into Environmental Armageddon?

Is there any doubt that planet Earth has been undergoing an environmental armageddon for decades? We are not just referring to the spate of oil spills all over the world such as the BP Gulf Oil Spill, or the many other toxic deluges which go unreported unlike the Hungary Toxic Sludge Disaster, or the ongoing destruction of the world’s rainforests like those being systematically wiped out in the Amazon Basin. We are also alluding to the “unseen” worldwide chemical apocalypse, the global proliferation of electro-pollution (EMR), the major uptick in man-made geopathic stress events on both the micro and macro levels, as well as the relentless contamination of living environments throughout the planet with radioactivity.

Oct 20 05:55

Hemp Is the Far Bigger Economic Issue Hiding Behind Legal Marijuana

If the upcoming pot legalization ballot in California were decided by hemp farmers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, it would be no contest. For purely economic reasons, if you told the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that the nation they were founding would someday make hemp illegal, they would have laughed you out of the room.

If California legalizes pot, it will save the state millions in avoided legal and imprisonment costs, while raising it millions in taxes.

But with legal marijuana will come legal hemp. That will open up the Golden State to a multi-billion-dollar crop that has been a staple of human agriculture for thousands of years, and that could save the farms of thousands of American families.

Oct 19 23:40

Interactive Brokers' Peterffy Lashes Out Against The Broken Market, As Nanex Conclusively Proves HFT's Were Cause For Flash Crash

"It is not so much anymore that the public does not trust their brokers. They do not trust the markets, the exchanges, or the regulators either. And why should they, given our showing in the past few years?

Who cares what will happen in the future? Obviously not the banks, for whom each and every day of continued existence is a taxpayer-funded gift from god, or in this case Bernanke and the administration, which allows them to pay another batch of record bonuses for a catastrophe well done. They know the game is over, and it is now just a matter of when. If they can get paid one or two bonuses in the meantime, so much better.

Oct 19 22:45

Former surgeon general calls for marijuana legalization

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders told CNN Sunday she supports legalizing marijuana.

The trend-setting state of California is voting next month on a ballot initiative to legalize pot, also known as Proposition 19. The measure would legalize recreational use in the state, though federal officials have said they would continue to enforce drug laws in California if the initiative is approved.

"What I think is horrible about all of this, is that we criminalize young people. And we use so many of our excellent resources ... for things that aren't really causing any problems," said Elders. "It's not a toxic substance."

Oct 19 20:41

Only the Lawyers Will Win. Unless..................

This whole period of boom, bubble, and lie about quality of loan is calling into question legal title to thousands of American homes, with the likelihood that even those making housing payments successfully may NOT have legal title to their house, if legal title is not provable. This suggests they too would be better off defaulting, walking away. -Michael Clark

There are Title Theory States and Lien Theory States.

title.grabois.com/

In cases where the bank holds the Title, there might be the problem you point out. In Lien Theory, the owner holds the title unless the lender can prove lien rights. Then of course there are Intermediate theory, and Deed of Trust States........-Lower98th

Oct 19 13:57

Hemp Is the Far Bigger Economic Issue Hiding Behind Legal Marijuana

Hemp is the far bigger economic issue hiding behind legal marijuana.

If the upcoming pot legalization ballot in California were decided by hemp farmers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, it would be no contest. For purely economic reasons, if you told the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that the nation they were founding would someday make hemp illegal, they would have laughed you out of the room.

If California legalizes pot, it will save the state millions in avoided legal and imprisonment costs, while raising it millions in taxes.

Oct 19 10:23

Who’s Who in the Foreclosure Scandal: A Primer on the Players

The unfolding foreclosure scandal just keeps expanding. Scrutiny first fell on the “robo-signers” who rubber-stamped banks’ foreclosure paperwork, but they’re one of the many players who may have contributed to the mess.

To help sort it all out, we’ve drawn up a cast of characters. Let’s start with the basics:

Oct 19 10:08

Study Proves Aspartame Lung And Liver Cancer

A new study by Dr. Morando Soffritti at the Ramazzini Institute, demonstrated that aspartame administered in feed to Swiss mice induces significant dose-related increases of hepatocellular carcinomas and of alveolar/bronchiolar carcinoma in males. Dosages were 32,000, 8,000, 2000 or zero ppm, beginning on day 12 of gestation and lasting until death. See this new study at http://www.mpwhi.com/soffritti_2010_20896_fta.pdf

While the new study is breaking, the history of aspartame being a carcinogen has always been known. Aspartame was known to cause cancer from the beginning. On August 1, 1985 FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress that at least one of Searle's studies "has established beyond ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this predisposition of it is of extremely high significance. ... In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been established WAY BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?"

Oct 19 09:38

U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping

Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say.

The officials say tougher legislation is needed because some telecommunications companies in recent years have begun new services and made system upgrades that caused technical problems for surveillance. They want to increase legal incentives and penalties aimed at pushing carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast to ensure that any network changes will not disrupt their ability to conduct wiretaps.

Oct 19 07:24

Criminalizing Nature’s Most Perfect Food: FDA’s war on private food contracts

Is the FDA’s war on milk part of US strategy to ban all private food contracts?

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

In his latest book, "The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle over Food Rights," David Gumpert details several cases of malicious prosecution against the natural dairy industry, reporting the myths, exaggerations and deceptions by authorities charged with protecting the food supply.

Oct 18 10:52

Bisphenol A (BPA) found in virtually all canned foods

Bisphenol A (BPA), the endocrine-disrupting plastics compound that has garnered much attention for its prevalence in infant- and water bottles, is far more common in an even more widely used family of products: canned foods and beverages.

Almost 100 percent of canned food and beverage products on the market are lined with a resin made from BPA, and have been since the 1940s. BPA is known to leach from cans into food, the chemical is used in nearly all canned products, and nearly everyone consumes such products regularly.

BPA is known to mimic estrogen and otherwise interfere with the hormonal system, and studies have linked it to elevated risks of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. In January, the FDA admitted for the first time that "some concern" exists over the chemical's effects.

---Comment---

Any compound in a product, known to induce cancer in people (without a warning label), should be considered crimes vs humanity. -- kdtroxel

Oct 18 09:31

Banks seize 288K homes in Q3, but challenges await

Lenders seized more U.S. homes this summer than in any three-month stretch since the housing market began to bust in 2006. But many of the foreclosures may be challenged in court later because of allegations that banks evicted people without reading the documents.

A total of 288,345 properties were lost to foreclosure in the July-September quarter, according to data released Thursday by RealtyTrac Inc., a foreclosure listing service. That's up from nearly 270,000 in the second quarter, the previous high point in the firm's records dating back to 2005.

Banks have seized more than 816,000 homes (1 in 139 homes) through the first nine months of the year and had been on pace to seize 1.2 million by the end of 2010.

---Past Wisdom Required---

“Where law ends, tyranny begins.” – William Pitt the Elder (1708-1778)

“Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for the law.” – Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.” – Thomas Cooper (1759-1851)

“The Strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes.” – Confucius (551-479 B.C.)

Oct 18 09:06

Too much TV psychologically harms kids: study

The study, published in the US journal Pediatrics, found that kids who spend hours each day in front of the TV or games console have more psychological difficulties like problems relating to peers, emotional issues, hyperactivity or conduct challenges, than kids who don't.

And contrary to what earlier studies have indicated, the negative impact of screen time was not remedied by increasing a child's physical activity levels, says the study conducted by researchers from the University of Bristol in Britain.

Oct 17 19:53

Cancer caused by modern man as it was virtually non-existent in ancient world

Researchers looking at almost a thousand mummies from ancient Egypt and South America found only a handful suffered from cancer when now it accounts for nearly one in three deaths.

The findings suggest that it is modern lifestyles and pollution levels caused by industry that are the main cause of the disease and that it is not a naturally occurring condition.

The study showed the disease rate has risen dramatically since the Industrial Revolution, in particular childhood cancer – proving that the rise is not simply due to people living longer.

Now it is hoped that it could lead to better understanding of the origins of cancer and to new treatments for the disease which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK alone.

"But in ancient times, it was extremely rare. There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.

"Cancer appears to be a modern disease created by modern life."

Oct 17 19:09

Reality Report - Jeffery Smith: Exposing the Risks of GMO Foods

Gary Franchi sits down with the author of 'Genetic Roulette', Jeffery Smith. He expands on the GMO subject and lets us know the risks of eating these foods and what you can do to take action against them as an individual.

Oct 17 16:12

THE UNITED STATES FIGHTS AND PAYS FOR ISRAEL'S WARS - MAIDHC O'CATHAIL

Charles Freeman recently stated, “Only a peace process that is protected from Israel’s ability to manipulate American politics can succeed.” So, to paraphrase the neocons, the road to Jerusalem leads through Washington. As long as the Lobby holds sway inside the Beltway, Israel can do what it likes in the West Bank and Gaza.

Oct 17 10:36

Why “Show me the Note” will have your case dismissed

Here’s why:

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1) When you blame the other guy, you play the victim card. The victim card is the weakest of plays. It shows you are not willing to take responsibility for the event and seek to lay blame on something/someone else.

2) The situation is out of your control. You can not do anything to make it better.

Instead, look at what you are doing that is not giving the judge enough reasons to side with your case.

Oct 16 11:33

EPA faulted for not disclosing coal ash's recycling risks

The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general reported this week that the EPA had improperly used an official website to promote ways of recycling the waste that's left over when power plants burn coal, commonly known as coal ash.

The waste contains arsenic and other metals that can cause cancer and damage the nervous system in people who drink contaminated water, and it can kill fish and other aquatic life. The inspector general's report also says the EPA should have mentioned on the website that it had found seven cases of large-scale dumping of coal ash that had caused damage to health and the environment.

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