Study Shows Powerful Corporations Really Do Control The World’s Finances


(Bob Yirka) For many years conventional wisdom has said that the whole world is controlled by the monied elite, or more recently by the huge multi-national corporations that seem to sometime control the very air we breathe. Now, new research by a team based in ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, has shown that what we’ve suspected all along, is apparently true. The team has uploaded their results onto the preprint server arXiv.
Using data obtained (circa 2007) from the Orbis database (a global database containing financial information on public and private companies) the team, in what is being heralded as the first of its kind, analyzed data from over 43,000 corporations, looking at both upstream and downstream connections between them all and found that when graphed, the data represented a bowtie of sorts, with the knot, or core representing just 147 entities who control nearly 40 percent of all of monetary value of transnational corporations (TNCs).
In this analysis the focus was on corporations that have ownership in their own assets as well as those of other institutions and who exert influence via ownership in second, third, fourth, etc. tier entities that hold influence over others in the web, as they call it; the interconnecting network of TNCs that together make up the whole of the largest corporations in the world. In analyzing the data they found, and then in building the network maps, the authors of the report sought to uncover the structure and control mechanisms that make up the murky world of corporate finance and ownership.
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Mayor Orders Cops To Remove Citizen At Council Meeting For Stating His Name

(Infowars) Ron Paul supporter and anti-drug war activist Ronnie Reeferseed was hauled away from an Austin City Council meeting and banned for a year for stating his name in a mildly satirical manner, in yet another example of how local officials are increasingly engaging in petty power trips to oppress the free speech rights of American citizens.


The video shows Ronnie introducing himself before Mayor Lee Leffingwell snarls, “you will stop there, step back, your time is up,” and gestures for police officers to come and remove him from the podium.
Ronnie stated his satirical pseudonym in a, God forbid, mildly satirical manner, but the reaction of Leffingwell and the goons who removed him from the podium was a despicable and thuggish overreaction.
When other citizens present at the council meeting start to vocally complain about Ronnie’s treatment, Mayor Leffingwell calls for order and then threatens them, “sit down, be quiet, or you’ll be next.”
Ronnie was subsequently banned from attending Austin City Council meetings for a year for violating Leffingwell’s “rule of decorum,” by merely stating his name.
Mayor Leffingwell has led an attempt to restrict citizens’ free speech at council meetings by creating a new rule that a person can’t speak on more that three agenda items per session.
Leffingwell’s behavior is typical of the increasing trend of local officials who have forgotten that they are servants of the people and their job is to represent and hear out concerns of local residents, not boss them around.
In Quartzsite Arizona last month, Jennifer Jones was hauled away from a council meeting and arrested for criticizing Police Chief Jeff Gilbert , who later had the council declare martial law as a result of the bad publicity generated by the incident.
Also last month in Gould, Arkansas, the City Council moved to ban all gatherings and groups, no matter how small, from discussing city matters without prior permission from the authorities.
In an incident reported by Infowars this week, Republican Congressman Steve Chabot had cops grab the cameras of constituents during a town hall meeting in Cincinnati Ohio.
Watch Alex Jones’ reaction to this incident in the clip below, as well as an interview with Ronnie Reeferseed himself. Ronnie points out that the council meeting room was packed with police, indicating that they had planned to haul him out ahead of time.

Big Brother Bloomberg Pushes For Traffic Light Cameras On Every Corner

(ERIN EINHORn) Mayor Bloomberg wants to blanket the city with red light cameras – and maybe even publish the names of scofflaws who blow through intersections.

“I think we should have ‘em on every corner if we could,” the mayor said of the controversial cameras that trigger tickets to drivers caught running red lights.

“If people didn’t go through red lights, you’d save a lot of lives of elderly and kids,” Hizzoner told reporters Monday during a press conference.

Bloomberg was responding to a Daily News report on the $52 million in fines the city issued last year to drivers caught by cameras – really a $55 million haul with penalties included.

Bloomberg wants Albany to increase the number of cameras permitted on city streets to 225, up from the current 150.

A bill to hike the number of cameras passed the state Senate in June, but stalled in the Democratic-controlled Assembly.

The city is allowed to put up as many cameras as it wants but needs state approval to fine drivers for the related infractions.

The mayor mused that the city could put up the cameras – then try to embarrass the rule-breakers.

“Maybe what we should do is do it and start publishing in the paper who does it and then a list of the senators and assemblymen who keep us from having cameras [that can levy fines],” the mayor suggested.

“Every time there’s somebody hit, it would be nice to say ‘Ok, assemblyman and senator so-and-so didn’t think that person’s life [was important] … This is our lives of our people we’re talking about! This is not something cute and we’ve got to do something about it.”

Bloomberg said he would also support speed cameras to catch drivers going too fast – a proposal that’s the subject of an Assembly bill but has not yet been introduced in the Senate.

“We cannot afford to put a cop on every corner,” Bloomberg said. “We’re going to have to do more with technology.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/08/22/2011-08-22_mayor_bloomberg_pushes_for_traffic_light_cameras_on_every_corner.html#ixzz1VoEGGu81

Ron Paul: “They’re Setting The Stage For Violence In This Country”

(Paul Joseph Watson) In a response to a question asked by Infowars correspondent Robert Wanek at Iowa State University during the recent Ames straw poll, Ron Paul said that the federal government was preparing for civil unrest and martial law in the United States.


Paul was asked for his opinion on whether H.R. 645 (The National Emergency Centers Establishment Act) could lead to Americans being incarcerated in detention camps during a time of martial law.
“Yeah, that’s their goal, they’re setting up the stage for violence in this country, no doubt about it,” responded Paul.
The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645, first introduced in January 2009, mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill.
The legislation also states that the camps will be used to “provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations”.
Ominously, the bill also states that the camps can be used to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse.
The legislation was referred to Committee and did not proceed any further, but it was not rejected in a vote and can be re-introduced at any time in a new session of Congress.
As we reported yesterday, in the aftermath of the UK riots, police departments in the United States are being trained to deal with rioting and civil unrest.
Back in 2008, U.S. troops returning from Iraq were earmarked for “homeland patrols” with one of their roles including helping with “civil unrest and crowd control”.
In December 2008, the Washington Post reported on plans to station 20,000 more U.S. troops inside America for purposes of “domestic security” from September 2011 onwards, an expansion of Northcom’s militarization of the country in preparation for potential civil unrest following a total economic collapse or a mass terror attack.
The United States has continuity of government plans in place should martial law be declared by the President. However, the details of those plans have been so tightly guarded that even Congressman and Homeland Security Committee member Peter DeFazio (D – OR), who has the necessary security clearance, was denied access to view the material when he requested to do so back in July 2007.
“I just can’t believe they’re going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack,” DeFazio told the Oregonian at the time, adding, “Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right.”
Congressman Paul has warned about preparations for martial law before, telling the Alex Jones Show, “They’re putting their back up against the wall and saying, if need be we’re going to have martial law.”
Watch Alex Jones’ special comment on this issue below.

Scientists Alter Chicken DNA To Create Embryo With ‘Alligator-Like’ Snout

(Daily Mail) Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stage of their development, enabling them to undo evolutionary progress and give the creatures snouts which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period millions of years ago.

The scientific revelation of ‘rewinding’ evolution could pave the way for scientists altering DNA in the other direction and use the same process to create species better able to adapt to Earth’s climate.
Rewind evolution: The research changed the DNA of a chicken egg so the embryo developed an alligator-like snout

It has also been claimed that the breakthrough could eventually help eliminate birth defects in human children.

Arkhat Abzhanov, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, developed the chickens with snouts by cutting a square hole in the shell of a chicken egg and dropping in a small gelatinous protein bead before watching the embryo develop.

The changes allowed separate molecules on the side of the face free to grow into snouts within 14 days.
Although ethical rules prevent the eggs from bring hatched, Dr Abzhanov said he hopes to complete the work one day by turning chickens into Maniraptora.

Dr Abzhanov made the changes by analysing the ‘signalling molecules’ which control the anatomical changes in birds and other animals.

Adding protein beads to the egg which stifle the development of certain molecules also prevents the birds from growing certain features.

The revolutionary work by biologist Dr Arkhat Abzhanov could help prevent birth defects in human children

Maniraptora are small dinosaurs which it is thought spawned thousands of species of birds which exist today.

Chickens and other birds are thought to have descended from dinosaurs through a series of genetic changes.

By altering the DNA of chickens to resemble alligator genes before the beak developed, Dr Abzhanov was able to change the evolutionary path of chickens so that they grew snouts instead.

Dr Abzhanov told the New Scientist: ‘It looks exactly like a snout looks in an alligator [at this stage].’

Jack Horner, a leading paleontologist based at the University of Montana, is conducting similar work in an attempt to make a ‘chickenosaurus’ with a tail and hands similar to those of a dinosaur.

Craig Albertson, a developmental biologist at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, said: ‘Abzhanov’s ‘snouted’ chicken provides a striking demonstration of just how easy it can be to provoke major evolutionary changes.
Source-http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2027558/Scientists-undo-evolution-create-chicken-maniraptora-snout.html

Video-The Stock Market Is Owned By The Govt

The truth has been so twisted and turned that our belief system in America has become our biggest enemy.

We believe that the stock market is an independent structure, operating within government guidelines… But when we open up government’s Institutional Fund and Pension Fund investment portfolios and asset listings, we can easily find that the stock market is owned through stock investment by government funds.

Here, for example, is what just the New York Pension system holds:

. Shares $ Market Value

NYSE Euronext 1,044,464 18,695,906
NASDAQ OMX Group Inc 539,840 10,570,067

How about the Dow Jones?

Dow Jones 201,002 7,899,379

And most importantly, the rating companies:

Moody’s Corp 1,001,702 71,581,625
Barclays plc 2,558,517 29,889,010

The moral of the story is that while we listen to the government owned media report to us that the government owned stock market is taking a nosedive because the government owned rating companies have downgraded the government owned economy of the United States, we actually believe the lie!

And that is just sad…

(Clint Richardson) A puppet show of this magnitude needs to be torn apart and examined to its core, and that is why I spent 8 months collecting this information into a movie:

The Great Pension Fund Hoax:

01:14:00 – 01:18:00 Government owns China and the Oil Companies

01:42:00 – 01:57:00 – Government owns the media, Diebold, Monsanto, General Electric, etc…

02:27:00 – 02:42:00 – Government owns the banks and rating agencies

Every Hour Of T.V. Takes 22 Minutes Off Your Life

(Jenny Hope) Every hour spent watching TV, DVDs and videos as an adult reduces life expectancy by almost 22 minutes, a study suggests.
And viewing TV for an average of six hours a day can cut short your life by five years.
The research claims that a sedentary lifestyle is as bad for health as smoking and obesity, because of the dangers posed by inactivity and the greater opportunities it offers for unhealthy eating.

Warning: Experts have suggested that every hour of watching TV shortens life expectancy by 22 minutes
The academics conducting the study set out to calculate the overall risk to life expectancy from watching television. Their research involved more than 11,000 people over the age of 25.
Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, they concluded: ‘TV viewing time may be associated with a loss of life that is comparable to other major chronic disease risk factors such as physical inactivity and obesity.’
This finding is also comparable to risk factors such as smoking, with other research showing that one cigarette cuts 11 minutes off a lifespan – equivalent to half an hour of watching TV.

More…
Just 15 minutes of exercise a day ‘increases your life expectancy by THREE YEARS’
How fatty food triggers diabetes: Scientists believe discovery paves way for Type 2 ‘cure’
Smoking is a bigger risk to women who are 25% more likely to get heart disease than men
The researchers, from the University of Queensland, used information from the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study, together with population and death rate data.
But they said: ‘While we used Australian data, the effects in other industrialised and developing countries are likely to be comparable, given the typically large amounts of time spent watching TV and similarities in disease patterns.’ In the UK, the average amount of time spent watching TV is four hours a day compared with five hours in the United States.

Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies said the study confirms existing knowledge that a ‘sedentary lifestyle’ carries additional risks
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, said it was ‘biologically plausible’ that prolonged TV viewing results in disease and premature death. Other work suggests that sedentary behaviour is linked to obesity, high levels of bad blood fats and other heart disease risk factors, and more opportunities for grazing on junk foods.
Earlier this year, a separate study suggested the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, or dying prematurely, rises by as much as 20 per cent after just two hours a day in front of the box.
England’s Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, said: ‘Physical activity offers huge benefits and these studies back what we already know – that a sedentary lifestyle carries additional risks. We hope these studies will help more people realise that there are many ways to get exercise.’
Another study shows that exercising for just 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by up to three years.
It can reduce the risk of early death by 14 per cent, with each extra 15 minutes reducing all-cause death rates by 4 per cent.
Exercise also protects against cancer, although the benefits peak at 100 minutes a day, says the study in The Lancet medical journal.
It involved more than 400,000 adults taking part in a medical screening programme in Taiwan, whose progress was followed between 1996 and 2008.
The experts found that if individuals engaged in low-volume daily exercise, one in six all-cause deaths could be postponed.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2026380/TV-watching-Every-hour-takes-22-minutes-life.html#ixzz1VFIegCFl

10 New Ways That The Government Will Be Spying On You

(American Dream) Are you ready for Big Brother 2.0? If you think that the hundreds of ways that the government watches, monitors, tracks and controls us now are bad, just wait until you see what is coming. We live in an age when paranoia is running wild. As technology continues to develop at an exponential pace, governments all over the globe are going to discover a multitude of new ways to spy on us and control our behavior. In a world where everyone is a “potential terrorist”, we are told that things like liberty, freedom and privacy are “luxuries” that we can no longer afford. We are assured that if we just allow the government to watch all of us and investigate all of us that somehow that will keep us all safe. But it isn’t just the government that is watching us. Now we are being taught to spy on one another and to report any trace of “suspicious activity” to the government immediately. The entire civilized world is being transformed into one giant prison grid, and many of the new technologies that are now being introduced are going to make things even worse.

The following are 10 new ways that the government will be spying on you and controlling your behavior….

#1 Are you ready for “electronic skin tattoos”? One team of researchers has created an extremely thin, extremely flexible “smart skin” that will open up a whole new world of possibilities. Wearing “skin-mounted electronics” might seem like a great idea to tech geeks, but it also could create a whole lot of new problems. The following is how an article in one UK newspaper described this new breakthrough….

The “epidermal electronic system” relies on a highly flexible electrical circuit composed of snake-like conducting channels that can bend and stretch without affecting performance. The circuit is about the size of a postage stamp, is thinner than a human hair and sticks to the skin by natural electrostatic forces rather than glue.

Yes, this kind of technology would be a great way to connect wirelessly to the Internet and it would be helpful for doctors that need to monitor their patients, but the potential for abuse is also there.

Once this type of technology becomes widespread, governments will be able to monitor the location and activities of their citizens like never before.

In addition, this type of technology could one day become mandated by governments. For example, someday you may be required to have an “electronic skin tatoo” in order to prove your identity or to participate in commerce.

Also, it is not too far of a stretch to imagine that “skin-mounted electronics” could be used to control large populations. Just remember, if you connect yourself physically to the Internet, that also means that the Internet is connected to you.

#2 According to a shocking document obtained by Oath Keepers, the FBI is now instructing store owners to report many new forms of “suspicious activity” to them. According to the document, “suspicious activity” now includes….

-paying with cash

-missing a hand or fingers

-“strange odors”

-making “extreme religious statements”

-“radical theology”

-purchasing weatherproofed ammunition or match containers

-purchasing meals ready to eat

-purchasing night vision devices, night flashlights or gas masks

According to WorldNetDaily, this document is part of a “series of brochures” that will be distributed “to farm supply stores, gun shops, military surplus stores and even hotels and motels.”

#3 The U.S. military has developed an invisible “pain ray” that is remarkably effective. The following is how a recent article posted on Alternet described this weapon….

It sounds like a weapon out of Star Wars. The Active Denial System, or ADS, works like an open-air microwave oven, projecting a focused beam of electromagnetic radiation to heat the skin of its targets to 130 degrees. This creates an intolerable burning sensation forcing those in its path to instinctively flee (a response the Air Force dubs the “goodbye effect”).

Sadly, this weapon is already being used in American prisons. How long will it be before it is used on the general population?

#4 Be careful about what you put up on Facebook or Twitter. Law enforcement agencies all over the globe are now focusing on social media as never before. For example, the NYPD has just created a special “social media” unit dedicated to looking for criminals on Facebook and Twitter.

#5 Facial recognition technology has now come of age. With the millions of security cameras that are going up all over the world, such technology is proving to be very useful for law enforcement authorities. In fact, police in London are using it to track down people that were involved in the London riots. The following is an excerpt from a recent CBC report that described these efforts….

Facial recognition technology being considered for London’s 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain’s riots, with officers feeding photographs of suspects through Scotland Yard’s newly updated face-matching program.

Facial recognition technology is rapidly going to become part of our everyday lives. In fact, now even Facebook is using it. Eventually it is going to become very difficult to avoid the reach of this technology.

#6 “Smart meters” are going into homes all over North America and Europe. These smart meters monitor your home every single minute of every single day and they transmit very sophisticated data about your personal behavior back to the utility company.

They are already being used by police all over the United States in drug cases. If a smart meter catches you using an “unusual” amount of energy there is a good chance that your home will be raided.

The European Parliament has set a goal of having smart meters in the homes of 80 percent of all electricity consumers by the year 2020, and Barack Obama is working very hard to get them into as many American homes as he can.

#7 Our children are being trained to accept being under surveillance almost constantly. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending huge amounts of money to install surveillance cameras in the cafeterias of U.S. public schools so that government control freaks can closely monitor what our children are eating.

#8 Perhaps you thought that only Tom Cruise had to worry about “pre-crime”. Well, now “pre-crime” is popping up in the real world too. The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice has announced that it will begin using analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents and will place “potential offenders” in specific prevention and education programs.

#9 According to the ACLU, state police in Michigan are now using “extraction devices” to download data from the cellphones of motorists that they pull over. This is taking place even if those pulled over are not accused of doing anything wrong.

The following is how an article on CNET News described the capabilities of these “extraction devices”….

The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.

#10 LRAD sound cannons are already been used by law enforcement authorities to disperse large crowds inside the United States. So how much “damage” can sound do? Well, it turns out that sound can actually do a whole lot of damage. The following is how Alternet describes these cruel weapons….

The Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, built by American Technology Corporation, focuses and broadcasts sound over ranges of up to hundreds of yards. LRAD has been around for years, but Americans first took notice when police used it in Pittsburgh to ward off protesters at the 2009 G-20 summit. It is generally used in two ways: as a megaphone to order protesters to disperse; or, if they disobey, as an “ear-splitting siren” to drive them away. While LRAD may not be deadly, it can permanently damage hearing, depending on how it’s used.

LRAD sound cannons do not discriminate. When they are being used to disperse protesters, any innocent bystanders in the area will be affected as well. If anyone gets too close to an LRAD sound cannon while it is in use, permanent damage can result. Small children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. Sadly, the use of LRAD sound cannons is becoming more common. In fact, they have even been used to break up college block parties.

So is this the kind of world that you want to live in?

Do you want your children and grandchildren to live in a world where liberty and freedom are all but forgotten?

This world is headed toward a very dark place. These “Big Brother” technologies are going to become even more pervasive and even more oppressive. If this trend is not stopped now, someday these technologies will get into some very evil hands, and then all hell will be unleashed.

Source-http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/big-brother-2-0-10-new-ways-that-the-government-will-be-spying-on-you-and-controlling-your-behavior

21 Books The Ruling Elite Doesn’t Want You To Read

(Rick Gedeon) The sole purpose of COINTELPRO was to destroy individuals and groups perceived as threats to the status quo in the United States. COINTELPRO was “officially” ended in 1971—although it never really ended. After the 911 attacks, the government went at it again, but this time with a scared and more dumbed-down complicit public. Exactly forty-six days after the towers came crumbing down Bush signed the USA Patriot Act. This virtually eliminated restrictions on law enforcement agencies’ ability to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records. What we used to consider illegal eavesdropping is now reclassified as something else — an emergency. According to an official DOJ report, the use of “emergency”, warrantless requests to ISPs for customer communications content has skyrocketed over 400% in a single year. No outrage, no accountability. The majority of people are now more concerned about how to feed their families; civil liberties will just have to take a back seat until things improve.

The inequality and oppression in America now resembles that of a third world oligarchy. The only purpose of an oligarchy is to perpetuate oligarchic rule. Hence, “change” is not a choice, lest the rulers might be held to account for their crimes. Upward mobility is no longer attainable; the days of “hard work and dedication bringing success” are over. It would be a slap in the face to say that to the more than “317,000 waiters and waitresses (over 8,000 of which have a doctoral or professional degree), along with over 80,000 bartenders, and over 18,000 parking lot attendants” Americans who graduated from college. The cancer of nepotism and cronyism are the order of the day. It is mathematically impossible to hold a job while paying for exorbitant college tuition, unless of course you come from the fast-shrinking upper-middle class.

The majority of voters voted for Obama in 2008 because they wanted change. The word “change” did resonate in the hearts of Americans, but, unfortunately, the people were once again bamboozled. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Voting appears to be the least viable solution; the more productive path is to organize locally. The following list of books contains sources not often cited by mainstream media . . . and there is a reason for that. These books promote critical thinking, revisit the coverups of history, and promote individual empowerment. They should be read widely in order to raise awareness of the situation facing America today, so that we can take back what has been taken from us.

The descriptions of each book are generally sourced from their product sales points, and have been edited for brevity. In some cases where official product descriptions were not available, a summary of important points is offered. Each title is an embedded link where the book can be purchased.

These are the books that have been most instrumental in my research. I would love to learn what books you have found to be most helpful. Please share your thoughts and suggestions with others in the comments section below.

21. Propaganda, Edward Bernays
Media control and propaganda is how the rest of what is contained in the books that follows is ever made possible. Without belief in the orchestrated events of history, the tactics employed by the ruling elite could never work. This is an essential place to start to learn how human perception is altered so that a false reality can be created and accepted. Or, as Bernays himself said, “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”

20. Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, Mark Dice
High-tech spy gadgets, mind-reading machines, emerging artificial intelligence systems, and government projects seem as if they came right out of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Mark Dice illustrates how what was once considered fiction has now become reality. Dice shows you the scary documentation that Big Brother is watching you, and is more powerful than you could imagine. Learn about mind reading machines, cybernetic organisms, neural interfaces, and more.

19. What I Saw That Day Israel’s June 8 1967 Holocaust of US Servicemen Aboard the USS LIBERTY and its Aftermath, Phillip Tourney
Personal eyewitness testimony of Phil Tourney, US Navy Petty Officer concerning Israel’s 2 hour attack upon his ship USS LIBERTY on June 8, 1967 and the following cover-up by the US government.

18. The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope, Sheriff Richard Mack
Sheriff Mack’s latest book covers decades of research to prove once and for all that the sheriffs in this country are indeed the ultimate law authority in their respective jurisdictions. The sheriff absolutely has the power and responsiblity to defend his citizens against all enemies, including those from our own Federal Government.

17. Corporatism: The Secret Government of the New World Order, Jeffrey Grupp
Corporations control all basic resources of the world, all the governments and institutions, and prevent us from solving humanity’s problems. Their New World Order plan is the global ‘prison planet’ that Hitler was aiming for.

16. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins
An extraordinary and gripping tale of intrigue and dark machinations. Perkins writes about the Enron-style of cooking the books to convince foreign governments to accept billions of dollars of loans from the World Bank and other institutions to build dams, airports, electric grids, and other infrastructure he knew they couldn’t afford. The loans were given on condition that construction and engineering contracts went to U.S. companies.

15. JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy (Second Edition), L. Fletcher Prouty
Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the former CIA operative known as ‘X,’ offers a history-shaking perspective on the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. His theories were the basis for Oliver Stone’s controversial movie JFK. Prouty believed that Kennedy’s death was a coup d’etat, and he backs this belief up with his knowledge of the security arrangements at Dallas and other tidbits that only a CIA insider would know.

14. Where Did the Towers Go? Evidence of Directed Free-energy Technology on 9/11, Judy Wood and Eric Larsen
This book is a forensic analysis of what effectively is a crime scene. Ground Zero and the surrounding areas were photographed countless thousands of times, yet no one really assessed all of the phenomena found in these photographs. What is presented in this book is not a theory and it is not speculation. It is evidence. It is the body of empirical evidence that must be explained in order to determine what happened at Ground Zero.

13. Tragedy and Hope, Carroll Quigley
1,359 pages of details about how the New World Order really works. A confession from one of the architects of the power elite and the structures they use to divide and conquer the planet.

12. None Dare Call it Conspiracy, Gary Allen
This is the counterpart to Quigley’s tome. At just 197 pages, Gary Allen distills the machinations of the political, banking, and elite think tanks into the most concise book ever written about how it is possible for a small group of puppet masters to direct world events and control entire populations.

11. American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone, James H. Fetzer
Senator Paul Wellstone was, “the first 1960s radical elected to the U.S. Senate.” In Senate Race 2002, the White House made defeating Wellstone priority #1. Karl Rove hand-picked arch Republican Norm Coleman to run against him. Despite massive funding, Coleman was trailing the popular Wellstone two weeks before election day. Then, tragedy struck. Ph.D. Professors James Fetzer and Don “Four Arrows” Jacobs present the harrowing truth. The weather didn’t bring down Senator Wellstone’s plane.

10. New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, John Seymour
Packed with comprehensive information on all the practicals, from ploughing fields to milking cows, as well as new information on how to create an urban organic garden and harness natural energy. This full-colour edition of the illustrated classic is an engrossing read and a wonderful handbook for realists and dreamers alike.

9. Human Race Get Off Your Knees, David Icke
The manipulation of the human race and the nature of reality are continually taken to the highest levels by David Icke. Very few researchers are willing to walk the paths David has. In this book, he brings back even more new startling information about the destiny of mankind.

8. The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions, David Ray Griffin
Everyone who cares about the fate of American democracy will want to know something about what the pages of the report actually say. The Commission’s account, by popular reckoning, has made an impression with its heft, its footnotes, its portrayal of the confusion of that sobering day, its detail, its narrative finesse. Yet under the magnifying glass of David Ray Griffin, eminent theologian and author of The New Pearl Harbor, the report appears much shabbier. In fact, there are holes in the places where detail ought to be thickest. Griffin’s critique of the Kean-Zelikow report makes clear that our nation’s highest leaders have told tales that wear extremely thin when held up to the light of other eyewitness reports, research, and the dictates of common sense.

7. 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read, Jesse Ventura
The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bullsh*t, according to Jesse Ventura. Ventura proves it beyond any doubt with this incredible collection of actual government documents, including previously classified papers that were brought into the public domain by WikiLeaks. He scours through this treasure trove of documents to bring to light how we’ve been duped into wars we shouldn’t be fighting, lied to about intelligence, fed hogwash about terrorism, and tricked into losing more and more of our civil liberties. In addition to providing original government data, Ventura explains what it really means.

6. Stranger Than Fiction, Albert D. Pastore
The true story behind 9-11, delivered by a meticulous researcher. . . “Every news story about 9-11 that is contained in this book is true and easily verifiable,” states author, Dr. Albert D. Pastore [a penname]. “My investigation represents 12 months of careful study, painstaking research, detailed analysis, source verification and logical deduction.

5. 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, First Edition, Webster Griffin Tarpley
The thesis of Webster Tarpley’s book has been enthusiastically received with its working model of the 9/11 plot – a rogue network of moles, patsies, and a commando cell in the privatised intelligence services, backed by corrupt political and corporate media elites. Buttressed by historical examples like the Baader-Meinhof Gang and the Gunpowder Plot, this model makes it clear how such a monstrous false-flag or self-terror exploit is possible even under a largely benign government.

4. Snitch Culture: How Citizens are Turned into the Eyes and Ears of the State, Jim Redden
In this alarming exposé, investigative journalist Jim Redden examines how snooping has become so much a part of American culture that it is practically a family value, encouraged on billboards, television, and even in classrooms. From employees hired to spy on their coworkers to doctors forced to disclose medical information, the U.S. has developed a chilling network for monitoring its citizens. Worst of all, the information gathered – and widely disseminated – is often unreliable, solicited from paid and anonymous informants. This book was written in 2000 and is even more disturbing to witness in hindsight all that has come to pass both domestically and abroad as the War on Terror has been given carte blanche to use any means necessary to expand the power of the State. A citizen spy network is the hallmark of tyranny and Redden’s book concisely presents its evolution even within democratic countries.

3. The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, G. Edward Griffin
This is the classic exposé of the Fed that has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician’s secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You’ll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story – which it really is, but it’s all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of history. It’s all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Your world view will definitely change. Putting it quite simply, this may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read.

2. War at Home: Covert action against U.S. activists and what we can do about it, Brian Glick
This book was written in 1989 is provides thorough coverage and analysis of the FBI’s COINTELPRO program which targeted political activists. Beyond the program itself is the cultural analysis which is more important than ever, as COINTELPRO 2.0 has been launched in the wake of the War on Terror. The methods used abroad in counterintelligence have come home to roost. The plan for what activists can do to protect themselves is more valuable than ever.

1. Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations
Iraq Veterans Against the War
“The only way this war is going to end is if the American people truly understand what we have done in their name.”—Kelly Dougherty, executive director of Iraq Veterans Against the War. In spring 2008, inspired by the Vietnam-era Winter Soldier hearings, Iraq Veterans Against the War gathered veterans to expose war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here are the powerful words, images, and documents of this historic gathering, which show the reality of life in Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq Veterans Against the War argues that well-publicized incidents of American brutality like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and the massacre of an entire family of Iraqis in the town of Haditha are not the isolated incidents perpetrated by “a few bad apples,” as many politicians and military leaders have claimed. They are part of a pattern, the group says, of “an increasingly bloody occupation.” If we are ever to restore sanity to our foreign policy, we must have all of the facts. Empire America is bankrupting its citizens and leaving a legacy of shame. This is the single most important book in stripping away the naive and innocent version of war that the mainstream media fosters at the behest of the American government.

Please don’t forget to leave your favorite book in the comments section below and help others to wake up.

Rick Gedeon is graduate from USAF Air University, amateur historian, and anti-imperial/anti-police brutality activist. Rick Gedeon has traveled extensively throughout the US and Asia. A political marketer, routinely bringing together and forging alliances with different political organizations that share similar goals. He considers himself a Political Atheist and sympathizes with many Libertarian causes. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Monsanto’s 5 Most Dubious Contributions To The Planet

(Oliver Lee) Oh, Monsanto, you sly dog. You keep trying to make us believe you are “committed to sustainable agriculture” with your canny advertisments on American Public Media, even as you force-feed farmers your lab-grown Frankenseeds that expire every year (which are, let’s be honest, opposite of sustainable).

But we shouldn’t be surprised by the mixed message, should we? After all, you’ve been doing this for decades. With long-running corporate sponsorships, like Disney’s Tomorrowland, building reserves of goodwill as you spray us with DDT, it’s clear you’re entitled to send out products into the world with nary an environmental or health concern—just as long as you spend a bit of that hard-earned cash convincing us otherwise.

On that note, let’s take a quick look at some of the biotech giant’s most dubious contributions to society over their past century in business.

1. Saccharin

Monsanto burst onto the scene in 1901 with the artificial sweetener saccharin, which it sold to Coca-Cola and canned food companies as a sugar replacement.

Sweet, low, and according to the FDA, no longer carcinogenic. (Photo: costco.com)
But as early as 1907, the health effects of the sweetener were being questioned by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists.

“Everyone who ate that sweet [canned] corn was deceived,” said Harvey Wiley, the first commissioner of the FDA. “He thought he was eating sugar, when in point of fact he was eating a coal tar product totally devoid of food value and extremely injurious to health.”

After enjoying decades of unfettered consumption, the sweetener was slapped with a warning label in the ’70s when it was found to cause cancer in lab rats.

A subsequent three-decade effort by Monsanto to reverse the decision finally won out in 2001. After all, how could a product derived from coal tar not be safe for consumption?

2) Polystyrene

By the ’40s, Monsanto had moved on to oil-based plastics, including polystyrene foam (also known as styrofoam).

This cup will be still be here in a thousand years. (Photo: nationalaquarium.wordpress.com)
As most of us are aware by now, polystyrene foam is an environmental disaster. Not only is there nothing out there that biodegrades it, it breaks off into tiny pieces that choke animals, harm marine life, and release cancer-causing benzene into the environment for a thousand years or more.

“Polystyrene foam products rely on nonrenewable sources for production, are nearly indestructible and leave a legacy of pollution on our urban and natural environments,” said San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin in 2007. “If McDonald’s could see the light and phase out polystyrene foam more than a decade ago, it’s about time San Francisco got with the program.”

Despite the ovewhelming evidence against it, the noxious containers are still pervasive elsewhere around the country. Amazingly, they were even voted to be reintroduced into House cafeterias by Republicans earlier this year.

3) Agent Orange

First developed as an herbicide and defoliant, Agent Orange was used infamously as a military weapon by the U.S. Army during Vietnam to remove the dense foliage of the jungle canopy.

This is what Agent Orange exposure looks like. (Photo: wikipedia commons)
In the process, they dumped over 12 million gallons of the potent chemical cocktail—described by Yale biologist Arthur Galston as “perhaps the most toxic molecule ever synthesized by man”—over towns, farms, and water supplies during a nine-year period.

“When [military scientists] initiated the herbicide program in the 1960s, we were aware of the potential for damage due to dioxin contamination in the herbicide. . .,” said Dr. James R. Clary, a former government scientist with the Chemical Weapons Branch. “However, because the material was to be used on the ‘enemy,’ none of us were overly concerned.”

According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that lack of concern led to 4.8 million exposures to the herbicide, along with 400,000 deaths and disfigurements and 500,000 babies born with birth defects.

4) Bovine Growth Hormone

Did you know the United States is the only developed nation that permits the sale of milk from cows given artificial growth hormones?

Nothing like the taste of hormones in the morning. (Photo: bigteaparty.com)
With the lone exception of Brazil, the rest of the developed world—including all 27 countries of the European Union, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia—has banned growth hormone use in milk destined for human consumption.

Why all the lact-haters? Milk derived from hormone-injected cows shows higher levels of cancer-causing hormones and lower nutritional value, leading even the most stubborn U.S. courts to rule in favor of separate labels for hormone-free milk.

“The milk we drink today is quite unlike the milk our ancestors were drinking without apparent harm for 2,000 years,” said Harvard scientist Ganmaa Davaasambuu. “The milk we drink today may not be nature’s perfect food.”

According to the Center for Food Safety, thanks to increased consumer demand (and certain movies), approximately 60 percent of milk in the U.S. is rBST-free today.

5) Genetically-Modified Seeds

Not content to do mere incidental damage to the environment, Monsanto decided to get to the root of the matter in the ’80s: seeds.

Just remember: We are what we eat. (Photo: deminvest.wordpress.com)
But with much fuss being made over the company’s aggressive scare tactics and rampant mass-patenting, the biotech giant has, true to form, fought back with a multimillion-dollar marketing and advertising campaign featuring smiling children and making outlandish claims that “biotech foods could help end world hunger.”

“Unless I’m missing something,” wrote Michael Pollan in The New York Times Magazine, “the aim of this audacious new advertising campaign is to impale people like me—well-off first-worlders dubious about genetically engineered food—on the horns of a moral dilemma…If we don’t get over our queasiness about eating genetically modified food, kids in the Third World will go blind.”

What’s clear is that no matter what its justification, Monsanto is a) never giving away all these seeds for free; and b) rendering them sterile so that farmers need to re-up every year, making it difficult to believe that the company could possibly have the planet’s best intentions at heart.

“By peddling suicide seeds, the biotechnology multinationals will lock the world’s poorest farmers into a new form of genetic serfdom,” says Emma Must of the World Development Movement. “Currently 80 percent of crops in developing countries are grown using farm-saved seed.”

“Being unable to save seeds from sterile crops could mean the difference between surviving and going under.”
Source-http://www.takepart.com/news/2011/08/12/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-monsanto

The Revitalized Eugenics Movement And The FDA’S Role

(Byron Richards) On July 29, 2011 the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health sounded the population alarm bell in the international science journal, Science, advocating for international contraception efforts to be funded by wealthy countries.
On August 1, 2011 the Obama administration announced its plan to force health insurers, beginning in 2013, to pay for “free” birth control for all U.S. women, including free birth control pills, morning after pills, sterilization, and any other “FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling.”
Americans should understand that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is well-versed in eugenics theory, as both of her elite psychiatrist parents have headed the American Eugenics Society.
We are rapidly moving toward the time when government bureaucrats issue regulations to determine which fetuses, at five weeks of age, are genetically fit enough to be born.
A Brief History of Eugenics

The goal of eugenics is to utilize science to improve the genetic composition of a population. The elite eugenics ruling class is terrified of rapid population growth in “undesirable genetic stock.”
Their efforts are focused on controlling rapid population growth in developing countries, such as African nations, and in minority groups in the United States and other developed countries.
The “scientific” theory of eugenics originated in the 19th century with the works of Charles Darwin and others. Its theory was adopted as a core principle of genetic research by The Rockefeller University, Carnegie Institution for Science, and others at the beginning of the 20th century.
It was openly promoted and discussed for the first four decades of the 20th century. It even gained a supportive Supreme Court ruling in 1927 which allowed for sterilization of mental health patients. Moreover, American eugenics-oriented psychiatrists continued to force sterilization on mental health patients into the 1970s.
Beginning in 1910 and ending in 1944, a massive database of genetic information on Americans and related eugenics articles were collected in a Rockefeller and Carnegie-funded data repository known as the Eugenics Record Office.
WWII sent the public face and target of eugenics to scurry for cover as Hitler applied the theory to the Jews, giving the eugenics movement a major black eye. However, behind the scenes, American psychiatrists, German psychiatrists, and the heads of Rockefeller maintained their close working relationships.
At the conclusion of WWII, the Rockefellers allotted land in New York City to house the United Nations (UN), an organization founded on the core beliefs of the elite eugenics thinkers.
A wealthy Rockefeller family friend, England’s Sir Julian Huxley, led the eugenics movement in England. Upon setting up the United Nations, Huxley became the first Director-General of the United Nation’s human-rights organization, UNESCO. In his 1946 sixty-page document titled, “UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy,” he states:
The general philosophy of UNESCO should be a scientific world humanism, global in extent and evolutionary in background…its education program can stress the ultimate need for world political unity and familiarize all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to world organization…Political unifications in some sort of world government will be required…
Even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible [thanks to Hitler], it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenics problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that is now unthinkable may at least become thinkable.
Click here to watch a documentary on eugenics.
The Modern Packaging of Eugenics

A seismic shift is now occurring in the forces that will control health care in the United States and around the world. It is a shift in power away from the World Health Organization (WHO) and into a new alliance of wealthy governments (the G8), United Nations groups, and elite international non-governmental power brokers such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
American taxpayers should be alarmed. This means that tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars for “humanitarian” foreign aide is being spent on objectives never approved by Congress. Americans should pay attention when Bill Gates makes very public proclamations about the need to reduce the surplus population.
In February of 2010, Bill Gates explained that there are just too many humans, as a key mathematical variable, involved in CO2 and global warming. He thinks that a global effort on population control, utilizing vaccines and birth control, can reduce the projected African population by one billion people in year 2050.
This requires many tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to accomplish. The short version or long version of his speech is available to view on YouTube.
His theory that overpopulation is a primary source for the cause of global warming has also been presented in a 2009 report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population, and Climate.” UNFPA is an example of a United Nations group that is helping to coordinate the spending of billions in U.S. taxpayer funds to accomplish the global elitist eugenics agenda.
Bill Gates is not your traditional elitist, born into a family of wealth and privilege. His wealth bought him entry into the elite club. Born in 1915, David Rockefeller Sr., is the oldest living patriarch of the Rockefeller Empire and the undeniable kingpin in this arena. And he is not trying to keep his life’s work a secret any longer.
In his 2002 autobiography, Memoirs, he sets the record straight, responding to all of those who have claimed he is working to manipulate governments to create a New World Order. He states, “For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions.
Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
In a 2008 lecture he states, “Unless nations agree to work together to tackle these cross border challenges posed by population growth, overconsumption of resources, and environmental degradation, the prospects for a decent life on our planet will be threatened.” Rockefeller tries to place a “socially acceptable” spin on the need for eugenics in modern times. Click here to watch his calculated explanation.
A key strategy of the eugenics movement is to package it, publicizing seemingly helpful changes that, to most people, would appear to be advantageous. The PR spin is all about helping the poor, fighting disease, solving the oppression and inequality of women, improving women’s health, and reducing childhood mortality, etc.
It is a masterful cult in action, enlisting the help of many unwitting people by getting them to believe they are contributing to worthwhile objectives. Like any cult, once you get past the slick marketing and PR façade, evil stench is lurking.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s Family Eugenics Tradition

One of the leading scientific thinkers on the subject of eugenics in the second half of the 20th century is FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s father, psychiatrist David Hamburg, as well as her psychiatrist mother Beatrix Hamburg.
David Hamburg has had a major impact on U.S. government domestic public health as well as international public health and politics. He has been head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) from 1975 to 1980, member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board during the Clinton era, member of president Clinton’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Preventive Action of the Council on Foreign Relations—to name just a few of his involvements.
Omitted from his official bio is his role as director from 1989 to 1991 at the American Eugenics Society (renamed the Society for the Study of Social Biology, SSSB). His wife, Beatrix, served as director in 1983 and as vice president from 1984 to 1990.
Much of David Hamburg’s work has been funded as a result of his role as President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1982 to 1997, where he retains the title, President Emeritus. The consortium of entities under the Rockefeller and Carnegie banners do many things to accomplish the political and social structure to facilitate a New World Order.
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This has included significant national and global financial support for eugenics and programs that promote eugenics philosophy.
David Hamburg’s early training in genetics and psychiatry exposed him to the eugenics theory of his time. In a 1979 speech to the American Public Health Association, he emphasized, as head of NIH, the need to reduce population as part of preventive health. He declared, “The adverse effects of exceedingly rapid population growth are not only those affecting health, but also education, economic development, resource depletion, pollution, conflict and violence.
Thus, in an increasingly independent world, the technically advanced nations cannot afford to overlook these problems which are so burdensome for most of the less developed countries. This involves biomedical and behavioral sciences, in international collaborative efforts. Some promising lines of inquiry deserve consideration here…to make possible an array of contraceptive techniques and relate these to cultural preferences with respect to acceptability. A practical approach to pregnancy interruption is emerging.”
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is quite proud of her parents, and her record as New York City Health Commissioner shows she is on the same page as Mom and Dad. When Margaret Hamburg joined her parents in 1994 as one of the all-time youngest members of NIH, she said, “There was a sense of real fun that the father-mother-daughter constellation had been formed.”
Understanding the Scope of the “Free” Birth Control Services

The August 1, 2011 United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy declaration will mandate significant costs to the health care system, as part of implementing Obama’s new health care plan. This policy focuses on preventing unwanted pregnancies.
This health care regulation is based on recommendations provided by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in a July 19, 2011 report entitled “Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps,” which says that 49 percent of pregnancies in the United States are unwanted.
The implementation of this policy will rely on this report, so it is interesting uncovering the details of the recommendations that are not being made widely public. The FDA will be the final decision maker as to what these services comprise. Revealed below are direct quotes from the report.
Family planning services that are provided to prevent unintended pregnancies include contraception (i.e., all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices, sterilization procedures) as well as patient education and counseling…unintended pregnancy is more likely among women who are ages 18 to 24 years and unmarried, who have a low income, who are not high school graduates, and who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group.
A recent systematic literature review found significantly increased odds of preterm birth and low birth weight among unintended pregnancies ending in live births compared with pregnancies that were intended…The IOM Committee on Women’s Health Research recently identified unintended pregnancy to be a health condition…all pregnancies should be intended.
A wide array of safe and highly effective FDA-approved methods of contraception is available, including barrier methods, hormonal methods, emergency contraception, and implanted devices; sterilization is also available for women and for men (FDA, 2010)… The most common contraceptive methods used in the United States are the oral contraceptive pill and female sterilization. It is thought that greater use of long-acting, reversible contraceptive methods—including intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants that require less action by the woman and therefore have lower use failure rates—might help further reduce unintended pregnancy rates.
Cost barriers to use of the most effective contraceptive methods are important because long-acting, reversible contraceptive methods and sterilization have high up-front costs…The elimination of cost sharing for contraception therefore could greatly increase its use, including use of the more effective and longer-acting methods, especially among poor and low-income women most at risk for unintended pregnancy.
The committee recommends for consideration as a preventive service for women: the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.
According to the report, an unintended pregnancy is now a newly defined disease to be eradicated, hopefully by costly preventive intervention. Such interventions include use of a eugenic movement favorite—sterilization.
It should be noted that the term “sterilization” was omitted from the HHS press release and is only clearly explained in the full IOM report, made inaccessible by requiring logging in before the report can be downloaded and viewed. This deception by HHS is intentional, meaning it intends to diminish the number of people that will spend time trying to understand what health insurance plans we will now be required to cover.
Abortion as a solution to an unwanted pregnancy is not mentioned in this IOM report for political reasons. However, since an unwanted pregnancy is now being defined as an adverse health condition, the implication is obvious for those acting on these guidelines. While funding for abortion would not be covered by the scope of this HHS regulatory policy, naming unwanted pregnancy as a health condition sets the stage for this to be the next step.
The health complications potentially arising from pre-term births, including adverse epigenetic programming and future disease, are a legitimate health issue. I would address this issue by improving the nutritional status of these mothers, while if needed, providing a social safety net, allowing them to live in a less stressful environment.
No effort has been made by the HHS or even suggested in the IOM report to, rather, focus efforts on creating a set of stable circumstances for women so they actually desire the child they are carrying—thereby ethically wiping out the “new disease” of unwanted pregnancy.
New Gene Technology Soon to Bring Eugenics to the Front and Center

Rapid advancement in gene technology will for the first time allow for non-risky genetic testing of fetal DNA within five weeks of conception. This groundbreaking genetic testing will utilize unique fetal cells from the bloodstream of the mother. While this is an enormous leap forward in technology and has some legitimate value, it reopens the eugenics Pandora’s box.
This testing is a dream come true for the eugenics movement. It will stimulate an impassioned social debate about who should be allowed to be born at all and who should make this decision.
The FDA will be intimately involved in all regulations relating to this new technology and how it is controlled. This is an emerging market with legal and financial implications that are actively being debated by stakeholders and the FDA. The emerging industry wants to develop at-home consumer testing for many of these new genetic testing tools.
Doctors want to monopolize on providing the tests as a new profit center. And public health officials, such as those at the FDA, are trying to figure out how this highly lucrative technology should be regulated.
The day of genetic counseling is coming, with parents being presented with a wide-variety of data about their unborn child’s health status, future health risks, and even personality. And expect that the government will want full access to the testing results. What will be the slant on any counseling given with such services?
Who will be forced to have an abortion and who will regulate under what circumstances a woman may have an abortion? Will taxpayers and insurance companies have to foot the bill? Only time will tell.
Do you trust FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to make these decisions? Do you trust her to set up the regulations, ultimately determining who should be born?
United States Health Care Now Reflects the Globalist Agenda

It is fascinating that the Obama administration has endorsed an IOM report that says all pregnancies should be wanted and that an unwanted pregnancy is a medical health condition.
The belief that all pregnancies should be wanted is a major tenant of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which as stated earlier is a group bent on the eugenics goal of reducing world population. Funding to UNFPA was cut off by Reagan and both Bush presidents, due to their controversial role in using U.S. taxpayer funds to implement abortion and sterilization. UNFPA funding was restored in 2009 by President Obama.
The new HHS regulatory mandate, defining what must now be covered for “free” by health insurers, goes far beyond the issue of birth control services. The following categories are listed to be covered by health insurers:
1) well-woman visits;
2) screening for gestational diabetes;
3) human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older;
4) sexually-transmitted infection counseling;
5) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and counseling;
6) FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling;
7) breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling; and
8) domestic violence screening and counseling.
These issues, one for one, are top priority issues of the United Nations Population Fund, intended to be delivered as “free” healthcare services to women around the globe. UNFPA is in a mad dash to meet 2015 international deadlines for health implementation regarding especially maternal health and reproductive health, as defined by a set of international healthcare objectives known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
UNFPA has been sounding the alarm that governments are moving too slowly to accomplish their globalist health plan. This plea for action was culminated during a UN meeting in New York this past April called the “Commission on Population and Development.” At this meeting abortion groups actively participated in the meetings and hosting panels. This meeting ended with a policy statement designed to influence the immediate actions of the United States.
President Obama has long promoted spending 50 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars per year to accomplish these Millennium Development Goals, which are spearheaded by UNFPA. It is not surprising that he is now marching lockstep with this globalist plan, responding to their urgent plea for governments to speed up their efforts with the IOM study and the resulting HHS regulatory declaration on August 1, 2011.
Americans should understand that under these international influences we are expected to pay for these “free” health services for all women both nationally and internationally. On the national level this is being accomplished through the new HHS regulations.
Health care premiums for everyone will rise to cover these costs (a form of regulatory taxation and redistribution of wealth). Additionally, direct taxpayer contributions will go to cover government spending on its Medicare and Medicaid requirements to cover these services. Furthermore, tens of billions of U.S. dollars in foreign aide goes directly into UNFPA and related groups.
This is taxpayer money that is being used to fund this agenda and the international delivery of health care services for the world. UNFPA is one group advocating for reduced global population.
The fact that these efforts are directly associated with a massive effort to reduce world population, a key theme of the eugenics movement, should be clearly understood by all Americans. The slick repackaging of the eugenics movement is now in high gear, is well-funded by U.S. taxpayers, and is the leading-edge movement, stripping the United States of its sovereignty and forcing Americans to comply with an international set of priorities and regulations.
The FDA will be used as the regulatory bully that enforces compliance. This comes naturally to the FDA, which has a long history of using force against any competition to suit whatever its priorities happen to be. In this emerging New World Order power structure, the FDA is drastically expanding its reach and will be called on to be an international regulatory authority.
Americans need to wake up and understand what is going on. Since it is now obvious to the world that our country is broke, it is the perfect time to stop the elite globalist movement from moving forward. We need to move to cut off funding to the international health care movement and the new HHS birth control regulations—we simply cannot afford them.
It is time to flood Congress with objections to these eugenics-promoting initiatives and save our country and the rest of the world from the immense pain and harm of this societal experiment.
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THESE ARE EUGENICISTS PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND THEY MUST BE STOPPED! Contact your local Congressman, start a petition, print this article out and give it to your neighbors, start your own blog or radio show, do whatever you possibly can to get the word out! Our families are under attack.
Source-http://theintelhub.com/2011/08/11/the-revitalized-eugenics-movement-the-fda%E2%80%99s-role/

Mark Of The Beast-Electronic Skin Tattoo Has Medical, Gaming, Spy Uses

(afp) A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.
The micro-electronics technology, called an epidermal electronic system (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science.

“It’s a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology,” said co-author John Rogers, a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“Our goal was to develop an electronic technology that could integrate with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user.”

The patch could be used instead of bulky electrodes to monitor brain, heart and muscle tissue activity and when placed on the throat it allowed users to operate a voice-activated video game with better than 90 percent accuracy.

“This type of device might provide utility for those who suffer from certain diseases of the larynx,” said Rogers. “It could also form the basis of a sub-vocal communication capability, suitable for covert or other uses.”

The wireless device is nearly weightless and requires so little power it can fuel itself with miniature solar collectors or by picking up stray or transmitted electromagnetic radiation, the study said.

Less than 50-microns thick — slightly thinner than a human hair — the devices are able to adhere to the skin without glue or sticky material.

“Forces called van der Waals interactions dominate the adhesion at the molecular level, so the electronic tattoos adhere to the skin without any glues and stay in place for hours,” said the study.

Northwestern University engineer Yonggang Huang said the patch was “as soft as the human skin.”

Rogers and Huang have been working together on the technology for the past six years. They have already designed flexible electronics for hemispherical camera sensors and are now focused on adding battery power and other energy options.

The devices might find future uses in patients with sleep apnea, babies who need neonatal care and for making electronic bandages to help skin heal from wounds and burns.

A New And Dangerous Terrorist Organization

(Mr. Average) There has risen a new and extremely dangerous terrorist organization that has the ability to destroy America. It can increase our unemployment to the point that sparked riots in Great Britain. It can destroy our financial standing in the world.


It has and can again stagnate our country. Vice President Joe Biden has named them for what they are…..the Republican Party.

Parallels exist between Al Qaeda and the Republican Party. One does the bidding for Allah and the other does its bidding for the corporate gods and the super wealthy. Both consider that collateral damage of people is just part of promoting its agenda. The Republican Party wants to only cut spending, putting more citizens out of work, and at the same time cutting benefits for the unemployed that they displaced. But they defend vehemently the coffers of the entities that they idolize.

This puts us directly in the path of following the road to riots that have paralyzed London and Manchester this week. They have plenty of followers, citizens that do not think but only follow. They will also be the recipients of collateral damage as they are neither rich. The followers watch only one news cable channel that spouts poison from this new terrorist group and only use that one “news” source and instead of seeing what other newsworthy outlets such as the BBC offer.

This group has been solely responsible for the lowering of our rating by S&P. As in the past the debt limit should have been raised without debate. But this terrorist group had threatened to bring us into default if it didn’t get its way. This is a similar tactic of Al Qaeda. My fear is that we are already a Second World country. The Republican Party has much support from its uninformed followers and may rule this country in the next election. God help us as we will surely descend into the Third World.

Petition Calls For Sesame Street’s Bert And Ernie To Be Married

(Frances Romero )Although Sesame Street’s creators have never said the two characters are gay, viewers have long speculated that roommates Bert and Ernie are more than just friends.
Perhaps a new petition, started by Illinois resident Lair Scott, was prompted by the changing tide in the U.S.: in June, New York became the sixth — and largest — state to legalize same-sex marriage. Or maybe people just want Sesame Street to continue with its progressive message, which has seen the show deal with the sensitive topics of race, death and self-acceptance. Some people might think that if Archie Comics can introduce its first gay character, then Sesame Street, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009, should certainly let its two “gayest” characters marry.
(MORE: Top 10 Sesame Street Moments)
Opponents of the petition say that having Bert and Ernie marry all of a sudden could confuse children who may never have caught on to the rumors. Would children then think that men who live together must be gay? Other critics say the move would be too political for a children’s program, because these are in fact Muppets we’re talking about — none of which are married or even in romantic relationships. The show is, after all, supposed to be about ABCs and 123s. But in the past, Sesame Street has introduced a Latina Muppet as well as an HIV-positive Muppet, so producers aren’t exactly ignoring cultural shifts.
(LIST: Top 10 Celebrity Sesame Street Songs)
Scott, the petition creator, believes that allowing the characters to marry or introducing a transgender character could help bullied and struggling LGBT kids “know that they ARE BEAUTIFUL and their lives are worth living.” So far, more than 700 other people agree.

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Riots Break Out Around Globe Amid Economic Anxiety

( Mark Koba) London is reeling from three nights of rioting that’s poured hundreds of people into the streets, leaving several local neighborhoods in shambles. One man is dead, dozens injured and arrested.

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Two police cars and a large number of buildings were on Saturday set ablaze in north London following a protest over the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in an armed stand-off with officers. The patrol cars were torched as dozens gathered outside the police station on the High Road in Tottenham.

The protests have now spread to other cities, with violence reported in parts of Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol.

Great Britain and other parts of the world are experiencing unrest at a time of global economic uncertainty and stock market volatility.

Here’s a look at what’s happening around the world and how economic downturns are bringing protestors into the streets.

Great Britain

Police in London say the violence began during a vigil for a man, Mark Duggan, who’d been killed by police. However, those on the streets say what’s happening goes beyond one man’s death.

In late June, half the public schools in Britain where closed by a massive protest over public pensions cuts, including three major teachers’ unions, customs and immigration officers, and air traffic controllers. Some 750,000 people took part in the protest.

London’s press has reported that discontent has been simmering among Britain’s urban poor for years, in neighborhoods like Tottenham, where the riots started.

But as one man told NBC News about an economic protest two months ago, “There was not a word in the press about our protests. Last night (Saturday) a bit of rioting and looting and now look around you.”

In response to the violence, Prime Minister David Cameron has said law and order will prevail in Great Britain and he’s doubled the amount of police officers in the streets and instituted curfews for young adults.

Cameron’s conservative government is under fire for spending cuts to social programs in order to help reduce the country’s debt. Among those hit the hardest are large numbers of minority youths who have been at the forefront of the unrest.

Israel

Some 250,000 people took to the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday over the rising cost of living. Demonstrations actually began last month when a few people set up tents in an expensive part of Tel Aviv to protest rising property prices.

The protests have moved to other cities in Israel, where some 50,000 people rallied.

The demonstrations have turned into a major challenge for the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Polls released last week show his approval ratings have dropped while support for the protesters is high.

Netanyahu has announced a series of reforms including freeing up land for construction and offering tax breaks. But the reforms have only increased anger in the streets, according to reports.

Here are some of the demands from protestors, according to Reuters:

Increase personal tax brackets for top earners
Enshrine the right to housing in the law; introduce rent controls; boost mortgage relief
Stop further privatization of things such as health facilities
Provide free education for all from the age of three months
Raise the minimum wage to 50 percent of the average wage
Spain, Greece , Portugal

All three of these European Union nations have experienced protests and rioting in reaction to government austerity programs and bad economic conditions.

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Demonstrators shout slogans against government’s recent austerity economy measures during a protest in Athens.

In late June, riots broke out in Athens and other parts of Greece as the country’s parliament voted to approve severe cutbacks in government spending.

Dozens were hurt and businesses destroyed as police battled rioters with tear gas and night sticks.

Greek lawmakers made the cuts in order to receive more bailout money from the International Monetary Fund and European Union—or run the risk of defaulting on their debts.

In Spain, thousands of people turned out in late May to protest the country’s 21 percent unemployment rate.

They also demonstrated against government corruption and austerity measures to reign in the country’s debt. Hundreds of people set up tents in a Madrid square and spent a week there in protest.

Portugal saw massive strikes and protests last March in response to government spending cuts. At least 200,000 people gathered in Lisbon.

The Philippines

Thousand of workers took to the streets throughout the country in May of this year to march for higher pay. They demanded better wages in light of rising inflation, including higher oil prices.

They called on the government of President Benigno Aquino III to do more to help protect jobs.

In reaction, the government held job fairs as hundreds of workers have been laid off as the economy slumps. Workers say that effort has fallen far short of what they want.

China

Nearly 1,000 cab drivers in eastern China blocked traffic and protested on Aug. 1 over rising fuel costs. It was the latest sign of discontent about the country’s surging inflation.

Inflation is hitting China hard, with food prices recently increasing 12 percent. Many Chinese officials are reported concerned that inflation, along with rising property prices, could lead to even more unrest.

This past June, thousands of workers battled for three days with police in the capital city of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. They were protesting declining living standards.

The recent protests can be traced back to February of this year, in what was an attempt to copy the Arab Spring uprising. That’s when calls through Chinese social networks were sent out for an uprising in several local cities.

However, reports say the turnout was small in comparison to the enormous police presence and there were more clashes between journalists and officials than demonstrators.

Syria

In another legacy from the Arab Spring, protests and riots in Syria against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad have been going on for five months.

Reports say at least 1,600 people have been killed by government forces.

The demonstrations are a combination of calls for economic as well as political changes. Assad’s government has promised a package of reforms including higher wages, letting political parties exist, easing restrictions on the media, and a new anti-corruption drive. But so far, none of the measures has been set in place.

Last week Assad sent troops and tanks to quell the mostly Sunni Muslim city of Hama in central Syria, and the army launched a similar assault on Sunday against Deir al-Zor.

Syria has cracked down with deadly force on protests in the past. In 1982 then-president Hafez al Assad—the father of Bashar al-Assad—sent troops into the Syrian town of Hama, killing between 10,000 and 40,000 people.

Syria’s Arab neighbors as well as the United States have called for Assad to step down. He’s ruled Syria for the past 11 years after succeeding his father. Assad says he has no intention of giving up his post as president.
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Please Don’t Riot……It’s Just What “They” Want

(David Icke) As I travel around America it is clear that this country is on the brink of an economic catastrophe the like of which it has never seen. And, of course, it is not alone. A similar story can be told around the world.

The foreclosure figures are fantastic as families and others lose their homes through no fault of their own on a scale that, according to current projections, is destined to become a tidal wave.

The credit explosion was orchestrated through Illuminati agents and Satanists like Alan Greenspan, who represents the interests of the Illuminati’s Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and other far more exclusive and sinister secret societies.

Greenspan was the long-time head of the privately-owned ‘US central bank’, the Federal Reserve. Once his policies had manipulated as much personal and commercial debt as possible the plug was pulled on the system to trigger what is designed to be global economic meltdown.

Greenspan, who led ‘the Fed’ under Reagan, Father Bush, Clinton and Boy Bush, operates at a deeper level within the Illuminati network than most of their public figures, and I was told by a former Satanist, an unofficial offspring of the Rothschild family, how he remembered Greenspan at sacrifice rituals he attended:

‘I can recall the Rockefellers and the Bushes attending rituals, but never having the supremacy to lead them. I still regard them as lackeys and not real brokers of occult power. Except for Alan Greenspan, most of these fellows were camp followers in the occult, primarily for the economic power and prestige. Greenspan, I recall, was a person of tremendous spiritual, occult power and could make the Bushes and the younger Rockefellers cower with just a glance.’

This, then, is the man who was controlling the United States economy from 1987 to 2006 and who, as planned, oversaw the insane economic policies that led to the current global collapse. Go to another level of understanding and you can see that Greenspan and other Illuminati place-men throughout the world knew exactly what they were doing and what the outcome was planned to be.

Zionist Greenspan got out just before the true scale and consequences of his manipulation came to light. It has been left to others, including his Zionist successor at the ‘Fed’, Ben Shalom Bernanke, to offer the ‘solutions’ to the problems that Greenspan and his like created. All of these ‘solution’ people are controlled by the same force that was, and is, behind Greenspan. This is why Obama has named blatant insiders to his ‘economic team’ who were fundamentally culpable in the very collapse they have been appointed to ‘address’.

The Zionists Tim Geitner, Larry Summers, Paul Volcker etc., who are all stalwarts of the same Bilderberg Group-Council on Foreign Relations-Trilateral Commission network as Greenspan, have no intention of finding a ‘solution’ that will benefit the people of America or anywhere else.

Neither does Obama’s Budget Director, the Zionist Peter R. Orszag. It was Orszag who advised the Russian finance ministry at the time when Zionist oligarchs were raping the Russian economy and stealing its resources and he was a financial advisor to the Icelandic central bank just before the Iceland banking system crashed. Great ‘choice’, Barack.

During the Clinton administration, Orszag worked with Obama’s White House Chief of Staff, the ultra-Zionist Rahm Emanuel, on imposing the NAFTA ‘free trade’ agreement that has cost incredible numbers of American jobs – exactly as planned. Emanuel served in the Israeli army and is the son of a terrorist with the notorious Irgun, one the terror groups which bombed Israel into existence after World War Two. It was Emanuel who said after Obama’s election: ‘You never let a serious crisis go to waste’.

Emanuel, a cold and vicious piece of work, is directly controlling Obama and the White House in league with senior White House advisor, the Zionist David Axelrod, who ran the puppet ‘president’s’ election campaign and oversees the writing of the speeches that he reads from the teleprompter screens.

Emanuel: Obama’s puppeteer

Axelrod: Obama’s voice on the teleprompter screens

At least most of ‘Obama’s’ economic place-men are fundamentally connected to the Zionist Robert E. Rubin, the Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, who oversaw financial deregulation that led ultimately to the current crisis. Rubin recently resigned from Citigroup after encouraging the policies that led the company to the brink of collapse. In January 2009, Rubin was named by Marketwatch as one of the ’10 most unethical people in business’ and his proteges and close associates are now running the US economy under Obama.

Another massive blow to economic confidence came when the Zionist hedge fund crook, Bernard Madoff, revealed that he’d ‘lost’ $50 billion of his clients’ money. He says he acted alone. No bloody chance. Other financial disasters which have collapsed the markets include American International Group (A.I.G.), the insurance giant headed by the Zionist, Maurice Greenberg. It has just announced losses of $61.7 billion for the final three months of 2008 – the biggest quarterly loss in corporate history.

Greenberg is extremely close to the Zionist Henry Kissinger, one of the Illuminati’s most vociferous global manipulators of the last 50 years. Kissinger was appointed chairman of A.I.G.’s International Advisory Board in 1987.

Zionist Kissinger with Zionist Greenberg. Anyone see a common theme building here??

Are all these people just breathtakingly incompetent? No, no, no. Their role for the cabal is to destroy the economy and America in general by, among many other things, triggering the financial crisis and then wasting staggering amounts of borrowed money – trillions of dollars – to ensure that there is no way back.

A US TV ad apparently said that if you spent a million dollars a day every day from the alleged birth of ‘Christ’ to today you would still not spend as much as Obama is spending in borrowed money in his ‘stimulus’ package – let alone the other fantastic sums on top of that to ‘bail’ the banks.

They have worked super-fast, using fear and the Obama hype as their weapons, to throw more petrol on the fire in the full knowledge that this will make matters worse, not better. Bush’s ‘bail out’ of the banks has disappeared from the radar with nothing to show for it and now Bush Mark 11, Mr Change, is fronting up the spending of another three trillion.

The biggest recipient of bail-out money has been Maurice Greenberg’s A.I.G, which has been given $180 billion in borrowed money that the American taxpayers, and their children, are now responsible for repaying. Rubin’s Citigroup is in for $50 billion of borrowed ‘government’ money.

The idea is not only to collapse the American economy, but to throw so much money at the problem (the banks mostly) as quickly as possible so that the response options of the government are zero by the time the economy really crashes on the scale that is planned.

The same is being orchestrated around the world, as we see in Britain where the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is also hurling borrowed money at the banking system only for the situation to go on getting worse. Brown was Chancellor of the Exchequer, in charge of the country’s finances, right through the Blair years when he pursued policies that mirrored those of Greenspan.

Now the man who was a major cause of the banking crisis in the UK is asking us to believe that he is the ‘saviour’ of the financial system. That’s like a guy smashing someone around the head with a baseball bat and then claiming to be a hero for driving the fellah to hospital. But these people have no shame.

The global economic collapse is designed to trigger a stream of ‘benefits’ to the Illuminati agenda. One, as I have said from the start, is to use this as an excuse to impose a global economic dictatorship controlled by a world central bank. But there are many other ‘solutions’ and connected ‘benefits’ that are planned to be exploited and we need to be streetwise to them.

The one I want to emphasise here is the need to stay calm and react peacefully to what is happening. This is not easy when there is so much stress and fear around with regard to the economic present and ‘future’, but we need to do it all the same or we will walk straight into a massive trap that has been set for us.

Let’s get this straight: They want you to riot in response to the unfolding economic catastrophe and we are already seeing people falling for this.

Riots in France over economic conditions

Why would the authorities want people to riot? Readers of my books over the years will see the answer immediately. They want an excuse to bring in a fully-fledged Police State all over the world and people who riot in their desperation (instigated invariably by agent-provocateurs) are just the excuse they are looking for.

Be very, very aware of anyone who starts rioting, or encourages others to do so, amid peaceful demonstrations. Who are they and why are they doing this when it is handing all the aces to the system to impose a Police State? They are either stupid or agents of that State.

Regular readers of my newsletters will recall the one about the UK traffic warden who was suddenly given new cards authorising him to do the work of the police and to enter property without permission. His job was supposed to be just handing out tickets for illegal parking and so on. His boss would not discuss why these new cards were being issued, but a police officer friend explained all to him.

The officer said the government was preparing well ahead of time for a coming ‘war’, during which they were expecting mass protests and rioting in the streets. The police and the military were going to be so focussed on dealing with this that other uniformed professions, like traffic wardens, private security guards, CCTV operators and many others, were going to be brought forward to do the work normally done by the police.

Soon after the traffic warden approached me, the government announced that his profession was being re-designated ‘civil enforcement officers’, thus disconnecting them from their sole role of dealing with traffic. A few months later the government announced plans for a new group called ‘accredited persons’ – private security guards, CCTV operators and many others who would be given authority to do some of the work currently confined to the police.

The officer told the traffic warden about a ‘war’, and that is planned for sure at some point. But the excuse of the war could also have been a cover-story for those people who were needed to work on the preparations, but were not to know the real reason behind it. That real reason, as we can now see, could include economic rioting after the financial collapse that the Shadow People have long known was coming because they were going to cause it – although, I stress again, a war is also being engineered involving the ‘West’, China and Russia.

I have been stressing this point about the plan to stir up civil unrest and rioting whenever I can and now the insiders are beginning to put that thought into the public mind. ‘There could be riots’ is designed to communicate the theme subliminally of ‘go out and riot’. It is the simple power of suggestion masquerading as ‘concern’.

And who should do just that than Zbigniew Brzezinski, the co-founder of the Illuminati Trilateral Commission and one of the chief mentors and controllers of Barack Obama. I won’t call him ‘President’ Obama any longer until he produces a birth certificate to prove he is eligible for the post. Brzezinski told MSNBC:

‘… there’s going to be growing conflict between the classes and if people are unemployed and really hurting, hell, there could be even riots!’

No, Mr. Brzezinski, you know there are going to be riots because the network you represent is going to do everything it can to make them happen. More and more we are seeing this theme appearing from representatives of the State. The U.S. Army War College has made the same warnings in a document called Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development.

It said the military must be prepared for a ‘violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States’, in the light of ‘unforeseen economic collapse’. Unforeseen?? You must be joking. The document talks of ‘purposeful domestic resistance’, ‘pervasive public health emergencies’ or ‘loss of functioning political and legal order’. It goes on:

‘Widespread civil violence … would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security. An American government and defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home.

Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States.’

As the traffic warden, now ‘civil enforcement officer’, found out, this is precisely what they are planning in the UK and the same will be the case in every country because they are all controlled by a world-wide web orchestrating a global agenda. The War College document said that the Department of Defense would be the ‘enabling hub’ for the ‘continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil conflict or disturbance’.

Put that through the Orwellian Translation Unit and you get ‘the military will control the country’. This has all been planned for a long, long time as I and others have been warning all these years, and the ‘hostile groups’ the document talks about will be anyone who is challenging the political/military dictatorship in any way, even verbally.

In the light of this, you won’t be surprised to know that the US military is currently seeking to spend another $6 million on ‘riot equipment’.

Dennis C. Blair, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence and Trilateral Commission member, has also said that the economic crisis could create civil unrest in the United States and around the world. He said the crisis was ‘regime-threatening’ if it continued over one or two years and this manufactured crisis is designed to be much bigger and longer than that. In the simple language that he seems to find so hard to summon, Blair says that there is a greater chance of war during economic turmoil and there’s no doubt they have just that planned in the wake of what is happening now.

Other establishment figures who have warned of unrest and rioting include the heads of the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund, both Illuminati organisations to their core, and anyone who heads them will be, by definition, gofers for the cabal.

In the UK, yet again confirming the validity of the traffic warden story, the head of the police branch dealing in public order has warned of a possible ‘Summer of Rage’ over rising unemployment and the economic crash. Superintendent David Hartshorn of London’s Metropolitan Police said that ‘known activists’ were planning to exploit the situation to mount mass protests and he pointed to the G20 Summit in London in April as a likely target, along with banks.

The London Sunday Express has also reported that UK police and ‘security’ services are preparing to deal with rioting and ‘the chilling prospect of soldiers being drafted on to the streets has not been discounted …’

Riots in Greece

Mass protests around the world are no longer simply predictions because they are already happening and, with the global economy yet to collapse on anything like the scale it is intended to, we have seen nothing yet. Some 120,000 people demonstrated in Dublin over the handling of the economic crisis in Ireland, a million protestors have been on the streets in France, UK oil refinery and power station workers launched a series of strikes in protest at the use of foreign workers, and the riots across Greece late last year were partly economic in nature.

Albert Pike

I can encapsulate what is going on here with part of a letter alleged to have been sent in 1871 by Albert Pike, a Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in America, to Giuseppe Mazzini, the Illuminati ‘revolutionary’ in Italy. In this letter, Pike is said to have detailed the background to three world wars the Illuminati was planning to bring about their global dictatorship. The first two happened as he predicted and this is what he said about the third:

‘The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of the Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion …

… We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil.

Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.’

Click here for more background …

Many dismiss the letter as a myth, but in the context I am using it that doesn’t matter. What it says is what is planned – an economic and social catastrophe in which the people turn on themselves in their engineered desperation and all morality is submerged in a mass battle for perceived survival.

The term ‘nihilism’, used in the Pike letter, has this dictionary definition:

* Rejection of all distinctions in moral or religious value and a willingness to repudiate all previous theories of morality or religious belief.

* The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.

That pretty much sums it up, really, and this is why they want people to riot all over the world to destroy the existing order, which, yes, the Illuminati created, but they now seek to replace that with the next stage of their tyranny – total global control. This means that national governments and nation states must be destroyed to allow a world government to assume its dictatorship.

Look at that definition of ‘nihilism’ again in the light of this: ‘The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.’

‘Rioter’ and police dealing with the ‘rioter’ – all wearing the same police-issue boots. Just a coincidence, nothing to worry about.

Already waiting in the wings are the agent provocateurs and the useful idiots primed to start the riots and civil unrest that the idiots believe to be challenging the existing order. But the existing order was created by the same network of Illuminati families that are seeking to create the ‘new order’, the New World Order, which is planned to emerge from the turmoil and chaos they are now engineering.

To achieve this, as always, they need our cooperation and let no-one be in any doubt that those who choose to riot and loot in response to what is happening, and encourage others to riot and loot, are walking straight into the trap that has been laid for them. The government and military agent provocateurs will know that, the useful idiots will not, but it is time they did.

I have met few more concrete-minded or naive people than those that are termed the extreme end of the political ‘Left’. They have been played like a violin for hundreds of years to change the world in the image of the Illuminati blueprint in violent revolutions to bring down the established order. Now they are being gathered again to complete the journey to global tyranny and provide the violence and chaos that is designed to open the way to a world government, world army, world central bank, world electronic currency and a microchipped population connected to the global positioning satellite system, or GPS, among many other technologies of surveillance and control.

The riots and looting they want to see, the chaos, will be met with the installation of a Police State with curfews, jail without trial, the military on the streets, and the activation of the concentration camps for ‘dissidents’ that we have long warned about. They are officially called ‘military installations’, run by FEMA, the deeply-sinister Federal Emergency Management Agency, and it is no coincidence, of course, that a bill numbered H.R. 645 is passing through Washington ‘to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations’. No, concentration camps, and other countries will have them prepared also.

Look at what that War College document said: ‘Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States.’ Might? It’s a certainty because that’s the plan and all the laws are in place to allow them to do it. They have been passed by governments around the world as ‘anti-terror’ legislation, but they use the terms ‘terror’ and ‘terrorist’ in such a non-specific way that all these laws can be applied to the entire population of the country that the ‘laws’ were supposed to protect according to their advocates.

It was all a gigantic con, as some of us tired of pointing out. It had nothing to do with terrorists who are alleged to plant bombs and so on. All these laws have been put into place with the specific goal of controlling the mass of the people through a Police State when they triggered an economic collapse, together with new wars.

Add to all this a stream of presidential executive orders signed by successive presidents without oversight by either the House of Representatives or the Senate. These are unconstitutional and make the president a virtual dictator. Click here to see the powers that the State can activate, thanks to these orders, when martial law is declared.

This is why Obama’s Zionist Svengali, the White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, is seeking to have gun ownership curtailed – to make the military takeover easier. Meantime, more people are seeking to be armed and requests for concealed weapon permits in Florida alone are up 42 per cent in 45 days with the consequences of the economic turmoil in mind.

The military on the streets of Iraq. How long before the same is seen on the streets of America and elsewhere?

The only way to stop all this is not to react as they want us to, with violence and hostility to both the State and each other. How many violent revolutions have led to just another tyranny, official or unofficial, to replace the one that fell? It has to be so because what is destroyed by violence will be replaced by the same energy. As I have said in my books, what you fight, you become.

John Lennon put it perfectly when he sang:

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out …

… You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re doing what we can
But when you want money
for people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait

Revolution (1968) … click here to watch …

Martin Luther King also put it brilliantly when he said of rioting:

‘The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.’

Those are the words of a revolutionary who succeeded through peaceful non-cooperation. Yes, they killed him, but what he created through non-violence and determination went forth to end segregation. Physical life does not matter when compared with what is right, for we are all eternal Conciousness having an illusory experience and the greatest illusion is death.

I would much rather die ‘early’ doing what I knew to be right than to eek out a few more illusory years as a slave to a tyranny.

But there is no need even for that to bring an end to this nonsense. There are billions of people being enslaved and a comparative handful doing the enslaving. Er, I think I see a way out of this.

We need to come together in mutual support, love, kindness and empathy. We need to put aside the manufactured fault-lines that divide us – religion, politics, race, culture and income bracket. That is not to say people have to reject their beliefs, just don’t let them be weapons of division.

We are all in this together and we need to meet the challenge together, not steal from each other, loot or riot, or look the other way because something happening to someone else is ‘not my problem’. They are not seeking to enslave Muslims, Jews, black people, or white middle class Americans and so on. They are seeking to do it to all of us and they are picking off different groups one by one, just like the Nazis did in Germany. Remember these famous words because they are so applicable now:

First they came for the Jews and I was not a Jew so I did nothing.
Then they came for the communists and I was not a communist so I did nothing.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I was not a trade unionist so I did nothing.
Then they came for me and there was no-one left to speak out for me.

Let us unite behind that which affects everyone – the loss of our most basic freedoms. And if this is being planned now, what kind of world are our children and grandchildren going to live in? Can you live with that thought while doing nothing or rioting as the authorities want? I can’t.

We need to start getting organised in communities and groups to support each other and stop cooperating with the system – not to fight it. The system can only exist with our cooperation and acquiesce. We are holding it together. They have their men and women of violence, called the military and ‘Swat’ teams, to deal with violent resistance.

But their worst nightmare is our non-cooperation – the refusal to pay taxes; refusal to leave homes when banks foreclose on them; refusal to ‘comply’ with our own enslavement in any form. The system couldn’t cope if this was done on a mass scale. And that’s the point: to do this we need to do it en-masse and those not immediately affected need to support those who are.

Instead of compliance, we need the non-comply-dance of people who beat to a different drum and will not comply with what is unfair, unjust, or targets their freedom and the freedom of others. This approach does not refuse to comply in a spirit of hostility, rage or violence, but with love, joy and laughter – and an unbreakable determination not to cooperate with their own enslavement.

We need a mass refusal join the military, especially if they try to introduce the Draft; a refusal to do the compulsory ‘community service’ for young people that Obama’s controllers want to introduce (as does the UK government); and a refusal to join, or accept the legitimacy of, Obama’s planned civilian security force, which is nothing more than a scam to get the people to police the people on behalf of the Elite in the midst of the economic collapse and war.

We need to start getting together local currency schemes that can operate outside the system and, yes, people should also have mass protests if they choose, so long as they are peaceful. But they need to be part of the campaign of non-violent, non-cooperation, not the focus of it.

How many mass protests have there been over the years around the world and yet everything just goes on as before, be it war or globalisation. We need to stop posturing and then heading for the bar to feel good about ourselves and start doing what will actually make a difference.

Mass protests can ease frustration – steam whistles as I call them – but what good do most of them do? Mass non-cooperation with the system is far more effective.

The protests need to be targeted at non-cooperation, refusing to accept laws that ban assembly by massive numbers turning up; surrounding the homes of neighbours when the bank bailiffs come to put them on the street; and so filling the locations of government and finance with masses of people that the system cannot function. Workers who provide essential services to government, police and financial institutions etc., can refuse to do so until Orwellian laws and financial injustice are removed. In this way the perpetrators are affected, not the mass of the people, as with all-out strikes.

And all of this needs to be good humoured and strictly peaceful.

I would say this also to those in uniform. You may think you have power, but you are just pawns in the game like anyone else. You don’t have the power, your uniform does, because that is an extension of the State. Those inside are just there to animate the uniform and do the bidding of those it represents. When you are useful to the cabal they’ll praise you and when you are surplus to their requirements as part of the bigger agenda they’ll show you the door.

You have children and grandchildren, too, who will have to live in the world you are policing into existence by ‘following orders’ and believing the manipulative nonsense fed to you by governments and cabal ‘training’ fronts like the UK-based Common Purpose. Wake up from the trance and stop building a Police State for your own children and grandchildren – and everyone else. Think about the consequences for those you love of what you are doing – and stop doing it.

More than anything, we all need to free our minds and become conscious. From that, everything else will come, including the intuition, inspiration and knowing that will guide us on how most effectively to deal with what we face.

If there are many things you would like to do in a room, but the room is dark and you can’t see, what is the fundamental first step to anything else happening? You have to turn on the light and then all the rest becomes possible. Without that you are thrashing around in the dark and falling over the furniture.

That is what ‘humans’ are doing today and have been for so long. They have been manipulated to believe they are their bodies and their names when those are just the experiences of who they truly are – eternal Consciousness. As the great American comedian, Bill Hicks, said:

‘… all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.’

The divisions between us are illusory to allow a certain kind of experience, but these illusions have been exploited mercilessly to divide and rule us.

ENOUGH!

When we awaken to the truth of who we are the world looks very different and so do the challenges that are put before us – or we put before ourselves. Move your point of observation and everything changes. Try it. Try ceasing to identify who you are with your body, your name and the reflection in the mirror. Try seeing those things as experiences and not who you are. Try observing your life and the world from the perception of the real you – eternal Conciousness, All That Is, Has Been and Ever Can Be in our illusion called ‘time’.

Eternal Conscious in awareness of itself doesn’t riot; it is not violent and it doesn’t loot. But nor does it ever do, or accept for itself and others, what is not fair, just, loving and kind. Crucially, Consciousness is without fear. When we operate on that level then we can truly claim to be Conscious and not trapped in the illusion called Mind. As Albert Einstein said: ‘You cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them.’

John Lennon also made this key point in Revolution about what needs to happen to really make a difference. We need to free our minds and become Conscious:

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

We are now fast heading for the eye of the storm that has been planned for so long to enslave the global population in a centralised tyranny. But we don’t have to accept it or acquiesce to it, meekly looking on as the walls of control close in by the day.

But that is what is happening and it has to stop. For everyone’s sake, it has to stop.

We can come together, we MUST come together, putting aside the fault-lines of race, religion, culture and income bracket. These are just illusory labels through which we are divided and therefore ruled. Believe in them if you wish, and enjoy them if they make you happy, but don’t let them divide us any longer.

We need to come together in mutual support at this time as those with sick minds and closed hearts are poised to throw everything at us to complete their agenda for total control. Whether their insanity prevails is not in their hands, but in ours. It is we who have the power if only we would choose to use it.

We are One Consciousness deluded into thinking we are ‘little me’. When we realise that we are all One – and act upon that with courage, love, kindness, peace and empathy for all who need support – the walls of oppression must fall.

But sitting on your arse hoping it will all go away is no longer an option.

It never was.
Source-http://www.davidicke.com/articles/problem-reaction-solution-mainmenu-41/20744-please-dont-riot–its-just-what-they-want

Stocks End Sharply Higher, Dow Surges 400

( JeeYeon Park) Stocks saw its biggest one-day gain since May 2010 Tuesday after a wild market session as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks and following a Fed statement to keep interest rates near zero for at least two more years.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 429.92 points, or 3.98 percent, to close at 11,239.77, after fluctuating heavily in the wake of the Fed decision. The Dow swung in a 600-point range during the session.

All 30 Dow components finished higher, led by BofA [BAC 7.60 1.09 (+16.74%) ] and Alcoa [AA 12.24 0.91 (+8.03%) ].

The S&P 500 rallied 49.84 points, or 4.45 percent, to finish at 1,169.30. The Nasdaq surged 124.83 points, or 5.29 percent, to end at 2,482.52.

The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, plunged 25 percent.

The rebound comes after stocks sold off sharply in the previous session to log the worst day since the credit crisis in 2008 following S&P’s downgrade of U.S.’s credit rating last week.

Volume was heavy again with the consolidated tape of the NYSE at 8.55 billion shares, while 2.41 billion shares changed hands on the floor.

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Stocks initially swung in and out of negative territory after the Fed said it will keep rates low for “at least through mid-2013″ and gave no further plans to spur economic growth.

“There’s a tug-of-war between vastly oversold conditions and the Fed statement,” said Sal Arnuk, co-manager of trading at Themis Trading. “It seems like the Fed doesn’t know what to do and they’re running out of clever ideas—that’s what pulled markets down. On the other hand, we have fairly cheap equities.”

“The general reaction is there’s not much substance [in the statement],” said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank. “I think what people really wanted was something that would make the situation better…there is some disappointment that [the Fed] didn’t take more of an aggressive tact than they did.”

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Bank of America [BAC 7.60 1.09 (+16.74%) ] jumped more than 15 percent, recouping from its previous session’s loss of over 20 percent amid fears the firm may need to raise capital to cover mortgage related losses in its Countrywide business. Rival Citigroup [C 31.82 3.87 (+13.85%) ] also rebounded sharply.

Among other banks, Wells Fargo [WFC 24.78 1.85 (+8.07%) ] jumped after FBR raised the firm to “outperform” from “market perform” and added it to their “top picks” list. Meanwhile, FBR removed PNC [PNC 49.32 2.33 (+4.96%) ] from the same list.

Despite the day’s gain, financials are still the worst-performing sector, slumping more than 20 percent this year.

On the tech front, Apple [AAPL 374.01 20.80 (+5.89%) ] became the largest public company as the iPod maker’s market cap gained to about $341.4 billion, surpassing ExxonMobil [XOM 71.64 1.45 (+2.07%) ].

Large-cap stocks rebounded strongly across the board including Oracle [ORCL 27.60 1.58 (+6.07%) ] and Google [GOOG 573.41 27.39 (+5.02%) ].

Other Internet stocks also jumped including Baidu [BIDU 143.64 13.19 (+10.11%) ], Yahoo [YHOO 12.085 0.995 (+8.97%) ] and Ebay [EBAY 30.16 3.21 (+11.91%) ] surging almost 10 percent each.

Meanwhile, Transatlantic Holdings [TRH 50.20 1.89 (+3.91%) ] turned down a $3.2 billion takeover bid by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway [BRK.A 109100.00 8100.00 (+8.02%) ] unit. Meanwhile, Barclays raised its rating on Berkshire Hathaway to “overweight” from “equal weight.”

On the earnings front, AOL [AOL 11.19 -3.88 (-25.75%) ] plunged nearly 25 percent after the media company posted a surprise quarterly loss, due to weaker-than-expected advertising growth.

Disney [DIS 34.70 1.67 (+5.06%) ] is scheduled to release earnings after-the-bell.

Gold prices hit a record $1,778 an ounce in its biggest three-day rally since the depths of the financial crisis in late 2008

Treasury prices gained after the government auctioned $32 billion in three-year notes which had a high yield of 0.50 and a bid-to-cover of 3.29. Auctions of $24 billion in 10-year notes and $16 billion in 30-year bonds are expected on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

On the economic front, productivity dropped 0.3 percent in the second quarter, according to the Labor Department, the first consecutive decline since the second half of 2008.

European shares ended broadly higher, halting a 20 percent dive over 2-1/2 weeks as traders snapped up deeply-discounted stocks.

Coming Up This Week:

WEDNESDAY: Weekly mortgage apps, wholesale trade, oil inventories, 10-yr note auction, treasury budget; Earnings from Macy’s, Cisco
THURSDAY: International trade, jobless claims, 30-yr bond auction, money supply; Earnings from Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Nvidia
FRIDAY: Retail sales, consumer sentiment, business inventories; Earnings from JCPenney
Source-http://www.cnbc.com/id/44073098

Police To Carry Out On-The-Spot Fingerprinting Even For Minor Traffic Offenses

(Anna Edwards) Police are now armed with a device that can scan fingerprints so they can correctly identify suspects who lie about their details.
In what sounds like something out of George Orwell’s dystopia 1984, suspects can now be finger printed in the street thanks to the new hand-held police gadget.
The mobile identification service scans a print, then checks it by trawling through a national database for the details.

Hand them over: The new gadget will test fingerprints against a huge database
But police insist they do not retain the print afterwards.
The device is about the size of a mobile phone and allows police to read the fingerprint of an index finger.
It can search 8.5million prints on the database in two minutes.

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Operational officers justify the device with their argument that many people stopped for moving traffic offences offer false details initially – so the new device will help police detect who is telling the truth about their identity.
The database holds prints from people who have been convicted or who are involved in police investigations.

Checking up: Despite the police insisting they will not retain the information, campaigning groups argue they have no legal right to ask for fingerprints
The device has been in use in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for the last four weeks but it has now been officially launched across the country.
Detective Inspector Gary Etherington of Cambridgeshire said: ‘Identification is crucial to police investigations and ensures offenders do not evade justice.

‘Giving officers the ability to do this on-the-spot, usually within a few seconds, could save a huge amount of time which would be wasted taking people to a police station to confirm identities.
‘This will give officers more time to spend working in their communities, helping to fight crime, bring more offenders to justice and better protect the public.’
But critics say the device is unnecessary and ‘effectively and extension of police powers’.
Guy Herbert, general secretary of NO2ID, a group which campaigns against national databases, said: ‘There are two things wrong with this.
‘One is that we even have a database in the first place, where police can check valuable things about you.
‘Two is that you have to voluntarily give your prints, but people will feel pressure to give them, even though there is no legal basis for it.
‘It will make people feel like criminals.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2021074/Police-carry-spot-fingerprinting-street-just-seconds.html#ixzz1UTPJb4JL

Dow Skids 600, Worst Day Since Credit Crisis

(JeeYeon Park) Stocks took a sharp nosedive in another choppy day Monday to finish at session lows as investors fled from risky assets following S&P’s downgrade of U.S.’s credit rating last week in addition to ongoing economic jitters.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 634.76 points, or 5.55 percent, to finish at 10,809.85, well-below the psychologically-significant 11,000 mark. The move marks the blue-chip index’s biggest point and percent drop since Dec. 1, 2008.

BofA [BAC 6.51 -1.66 (-20.32%) ] and Alcoa [AA 11.33 -1.46 (-11.42%) ] were the top laggards on the index.

The S&P 500 plummeted 79.92 points, or 6.66 percent, to close at 1,119.46, its lowest close since Sept. 10, 2010.

Nasdaq sank 174.72 points, or 6.90 percent, to end at 2,357.69, its lowest close since October 4, 2010.

August is already on track to be the worst month for the S&P and Nasdaq since Oct. 2008.

The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, spiked above 40 to touch its highest level since Mar. 2009.

All 10 S&P sectors were lower, led by banks, energy and materials. Financials have plunged more than 20 percent this year.

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“Once we took out Friday’s lows, it was like a trapdoor opened,” Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services told CNBC. “This is very heavy volume again and that tells me that we’ve got people liquidating to raise cash.

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Moody’s said while they are maintaining the U.S.’s AAA status, the agency said it has doubts over the long-term enforceability of the budget cuts already decided by Congress.

This comes after Standard & Poor’s move to downgrade U.S.’s rating to AA-plus from AAA last Friday after a wild week for stocks—its worst in more than two years.

And in its latest move, S&P also lowered Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Home Loan Bank’s debt to AA-plus from AAA.

S&P came in for significant criticism from U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who said the rating agency showed “terrible judgment” in lowering the U.S. government’s credit rating.

Meanwhile, President Obama said financial markets around the world “still believe our credit is AAA and the world’s investors agree,” although his speech did little to cheer up the market.

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David Beers, global head of sovereign ratings at S&P, defended the firm’s position, despite the discovery of a $2 trillion error in the firm’s calculation of the projected debt to GDP ratio for the U.S.

Meanwhile, S&P also revised Berkshire Hathaway’s [BRK.A 101000.00 -6300.00 (-5.87%) ] rating outlook to “negative” from “stable.”

Incidentally, this comes after Warren Buffett said S&P’s downgrade of the U.S. “doesn’t make sense” and told CNBC he was not changing his mind about Treasurys based on S&P’s downgrade.

Among commodities, U.S. light, sweet crude fell sharply to settle at $81.31 a barrel, the lowest level since Nov. 2010. Gold surged to a record high above $1,700 an ounce as investors flocked to the precious metal as a safe-haven play. JPMorgan said gold prices could soar as much as $2,500 an ounce by year-end on “very high” volatility.

Bank stocks led the market deep into the red, led Bank of America [BAC 6.51 -1.66 (-20.32%) ], which sank more than 20 percent. AIG [AIG 22.58 -2.52 (-10.04%) ] said it planning to sue the bank to recover more than $10 billion in losses on $28 billion of investment in mortgage-backed securities.

Meanwhile, widely-followed hedge fund manager David Tepper of Appaloosa Management said he is selling his BofA and Wells Fargo [WFC 22.93 -2.28 (-9.04%) ] stakes and decreasing his position on Citigroup [C 27.95 -5.49 (-16.42%) ]. (Read More: Tepper’s Appaloosa Exits Financials) And influential financial analyst Mike Mayo downgraded BofA stock to “underperform” from “outperform.”

Verizon [VZ 33.12 -1.93 (-5.51%) ] declined after almost 45,000 employees went out on strike over the weekend amid a contract dispute.

McDonald’s [MCD 82.11 -2.97 (-3.49%) ] slipped even after the fast-food chain posted a 5.1 percent sales gain at established stores.

Coca-Cola [KO 65.12 -1.65 (-2.47%) ] ended lower even after Goldman Sachs added the beverage giant to its “conviction buy list.” And P&G [PG 59.29 -1.30 (-2.15%) ] also finished down after Bernstein upgraded the consumer goods manufacturer to “outperform” from “market perform.” The two companies were among the only stocks that struggled to stay higher earlier in the session.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway unit made a $3.24 billion buyout offer for Transatlantic Holdings [TRH 48.31 3.07 (+6.79%) ], topping two rival bids from Allied World Assurance Company [AWH 49.53 -0.72 (-1.43%) ] and Validus [VR 23.50 -1.15 (-4.67%) ].

European shares sank finish at two-year lows, despite an announcement from the ECB that it was entering the bond market to buy Italian and Spanish sovereign debt.

On Tap This Week:

TUESDAY: NFIB small biz optimism index, productivity and costs, 3-yr note auction, FOMC mtg announcement; Earnings from Disney
WEDNESDAY: Weekly mortgage apps, wholesale trade, oil inventories, 10-yr note auction, treasury budget; Earnings from Macy’s, Cisco
THURSDAY: International trade, jobless claims, 30-yr bond auction, money supply; Earnings from Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Nvidia
FRIDAY: Retail sales, consumer sentiment, business inventories; Earnings from JCPenney
Source-http://www.cnbc.com/id/44058141

30,000 College Students Kicked Out Of Food Aid Program In Michigan

(Paul Egan) Michigan has removed about 30,000 college students from its food stamp program — close to double the initial estimate — saving about $75 million a year, says Human Services Director Maura Corrigan.
Federal rules don’t allow most college students to collect food stamps, but Michigan had created its own rules that made nearly all students eligible, said Brian Rooney, Corrigan’s deputy director. As a result, the number of Michigan college students on this form of welfare made the state a national leader. For example, Michigan had 10 times the number of students on food stamps as either Illinois or California, Rooney said.
Cutting off the students is part of what Corrigan says is an effort to change the culture of the state’s welfare department and slash tens of millions of dollars of waste, fraud and abuse.
“Maybe (students) could go get a part-time job — that’s what I did,” said Corrigan, a former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court who attended Detroit’s Marygrove College and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
“We want to encourage people to be self-sufficient, not to be dependent on the government,” she said in an interview with The Detroit News.
But critics say state funding has shrunk and tuition has skyrocketed since Corrigan attended college in the late ’60s and early ’70s. They cite Michigan’s still-battered economy and say the suffering the cuts will create won’t be apparent until after cash-strapped students return to campuses this fall.
Corrigan, appointed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder in January to head the $6.9 billion Department of Human Services, has also ordered administrators to start looking at applicants’ assets, not just their income. That move follows an uproar after it was revealed Leroy Fick of Auburn remained eligible for food stamps and continued using them after he won $2 million in the state lottery TV show “Make Me Rich!” in June 2010.
If cutting millionaires off food stamps is a no-brainer, some say cutting off most students is less clear cut.
Kayla Neff, a 19-year-old Spanish and computer science student at Central Michigan University who qualified for food stamps in September, said it’s tough to find a job in Michigan, particularly for students with little experience.
Neff said she and her father share about $150 a month in grocery money from the program, which “made all the difference in the world,” but her eligibility is now under review.
“Students should be focusing on their education, not whether or not they’ll be able to eat dinner or whether they can manage to find a job and balance it on top of their studies,” Neff said in a Friday email interview from Mount Pleasant.
CMU was singled out by Corrigan as having publicized students’ eligibility for food stamps on the university’s website. University spokesman Steven Smith said Friday he wanted to research the issue, but “I am confident no official CMU site would promote this kind of activity.”
The number of students taken off food stamps was close to double the estimate of 10,000 to 18,000 before the policy change was implemented in April.
Under the federally funded program, college students generally aren’t eligible, Rooney said. But Michigan had created an exception for those participating in a valid employment and training program. Employment training was defined as attending college, he said.
Corrigan said one large Michigan school, which she did not identify, had 3,500 students on the program.
Many see using food stamps while attending school as a scam, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick described it in much that way in his new autobiography.
Kilpatrick, who was recently released from state prison after serving time for violating probation and awaits trial on federal corruption charges, revealed he used food stamps when he attended Florida A&M University in the late 1980s and early 1990s. At the time, his mother was a state representative and his father was a top Wayne County official.
“The food stamp game is an old hook-up in neighborhoods from Detroit to Tallahassee,” Kilpatrick said in the book. “If you could get them, especially as a struggling college student, then you did.”
Though still commonly known as food stamps, the state’s Food Assistance Program now uses debit cards called Bridge Cards to provide assistance to eligible recipients.
Even after the recent removal of 30,000 college students from the food stamp program, close to 2 million Michigan residents — one in five — are on the program, Rooney said.
Not all college students have been kicked off food stamps. For instance, single moms who go to school can still be eligible, as can certain students who work at least 20 hours a week.
Still, critics say Corrigan’s changes are too sweeping and each student’s case should be examined on its merits.
Nate Smith-Tyge, director of the Michigan State University Student Food Bank, said the stereotypical profile of the middle-class freshman getting dropped off at the new dorm room by Mom and Dad no longer applies.
“A more nuanced approach would have been more humane,” Smith-Tyge said. “This sort of carte blanche decision is going to adversely affect people who really needed it. At what cost does it eliminate some abuse?”
Corrigan also detailed steps she is taking to make sure big lottery winners can no longer get food stamps.
As part of its arrangement for federal funding, Michigan in 2000 opted to determine eligibility based only on income and not consider assets, partly because the program is easier to administer that way, Rooney said.
Starting Oct. 1, assets will also be considered in determining eligibility for new applicants, he said. The assets of existing food stamp recipients will also be examined as their cases are re-evaluated every six months.
“We’re going to take a look at everyone in the system,” he said.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110808/POLITICS02/108080356/30-000-college-students-kicked-out-of-food-aid-program-in-Michigan#ixzz1UTGsp1DO

Gold Soars Above $1,700 On S&P Downgrade

(Reuters) – Bullion roared to record highs above $1,700 an ounce on Monday as an unprecedented downgrade to the U.S. credit rating sent investors scrambling out of riskier assets, hammering equity markets and the dollar.

Both U.S. gold futures and cash gold could rise further if pledges by the Group of Seven nations to support battered financial markets fail to bear fruit as investors turn their attention to the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee, the FOMC, meeting on Tuesday.

The one notch downgrade by Standard & Poor’s of the U.S. long-term rating on Friday added to the threat of contagion from the euro debt crisis, fears over recession in the United States and even the possibility of a third round of U.S. quantitative easing.

Spot gold touched a lifetime high around $1,714 an ounce, its 11th record in 19 sessions — lifting the price of silver by more than 5 percent. The U.S. December gold contract also hit a record about $1,718 an ounce.

“What people are realizing is that dollar and euro currencies have real problems and I think that’s manifesting in the gold price,” said Dominic Schnider, an analyst at UBS Wealth Management.

“That’s why we increased the gold price to $1,800, but I would say the way things evolve right now I really could even imagine $2,000 being in the cards. The chances have increased that we’ll reach $2,000 — the forecast remains 12-month $1,800, but the risk is that we will actually hit toward $2,000.”

Premiums for gold bars were mostly steady as purchases from investors who are worried about the state of the global economy helped the physical market offset pressure from record bullion prices. Premiums for gold bars were at $1 in Hong Kong and 60 cents in Singapore.

Finance chiefs from the world’s industrial powers pledged on Sunday to take whatever actions were needed to steady financial markets, spooked by the political wrangling in Europe and the United States over slashing their huge budget deficits.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said U.S. Treasury debt is as safe as it was before the S&P downgrade, urging European leaders to ensure there is an “unequivocal financial backstop” for euro zone governments facing fiscal and debt problems.

“I guess the uncertainty in the financial markets is keeping gold prices underpinned. It’s essentially safe-haven buying,” said Ong Yi Ling, investment analyst at Phillip Futures.

“One of the events that investors will watch is of course the FOMC meeting that is scheduled Tuesday … investors will scrutinize the statement on the assessment of the economy and outlook for monetary policy.”

Investors are watching for any statement on whether the Fed will ease monetary policy further.

Gold priced in sterling jumped to a record around 1,043 pounds following gains in dollar-priced gold. Bullion priced in euro was also at an all-time high.

Shares tumbled on Monday despite efforts by global policymakers to stem a collapse in investor confidence after S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating, but the euro jumped on hopes the ECB will act to stop Europe’s debt crisis from engulfing Italy and Spain.

The lingering economic crisis has been a boon for safe havens like gold, which has risen for six successive weeks and is up 13 percent since the start of July.

Gold, which has gained more than 20 percent this year, had shrugged off data showing the U.S. economy generated 117,000 jobs last month and unemployment fell to 9.1 percent.

The dip in the jobless rate reflected more of a contraction in the size of the work force than an improved employment picture.

“I think troubles in Europe are also undermining markets. Progress in dealing with Europe sovereign debt issues is painfully slow,” said Natalie Robertson, a commodities strategist at ANZ.

“But prices are overbought at the moment. If you look at the RSI, it’s above the 70 level. If you look at technicals, it could be vulnerable to some profit taking.”

Data released by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed managed money in gold futures and options raised their net length to a five-year high in the week up to August 2.

In the energy market, crude fell more than $2 a barrel on Monday on the S&P downgrade.
Source-http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/08/us-markets-precious-idUSTRE7592IU20110808

Seal Team 6 Crash Was An Inside Job

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(Alex Jones)  This is reportedly the largest one day loss of troops in the 10 year war in Afghanistan and it just happens to be Seal Team 6. So now we are to buy that the men who took out OBL died in a helicopter crash months after pulling off the raid. Our inside sources told us months ago that all the Seals on the helicopter that crashed in the so called OBL raid died, yet the Obama admin says none were killed.

Witnesses on the ground in Pakistan told national News outlets that the Seals went in to the compound then came out got in a stealth craft and it exploded. The video with the witnesses is posted on Infowars.com in our news report titled “Seal Team 6 Deaths Exposed”. Now the globalists may have killed off the rest of the Seal team that made it out in the other stealth helicopter from the OBL raid to tie up loose ends. Bottom line the official bin Laden raid story is a proven fraud so it is no wonder that this story dose not add up.

 

Big Spring, Texas To Recycle Urine In The Face Of Massive Drought

(Dean Praetorius) The thought of drinking your own urine might be disgusting to some people, but one Texas town thinks it might be the best option in the face of one of the state’s worst droughts ever.

Big Spring, Texas, home to the Colorado River Municipal Water District, will be experimenting with reprocessing wastewater produced by the town’s 27,000 residents, according to Discovery News. Sewage that is typically fed into a creek will be captured by a plant the district has just broken ground on.

“We’re taking treated effluent (wastewater), normally discharged into a creek, and blending it with (traditionally supplied potable) water,” district manager John Grant told Discovery News.

While the system will be recycling residents’ urine along with other components of their waste, it’s not nearly as direct as NASA’s urine recycling system, according to Space.com. On the last shuttle mission, astronauts experimented with a Forward Osmosis Bag that processed astronauts’ urine and sweat, creating potable water in microgravity.

When asked about that process, Grant told Discovery News, “I don’t think I could sell that one.”

However, with the continued drought in Texas, who knows what measures locals may have to resort to. Reuters has reported that the triple-digit heatwave that’s gripping much of the U.S. has been anchored in Texas and has limited the state to just 40 percent of its normal rainfall for this time of year.

In addition, the lack of moisture on the ground has limited the area’s capacity to create clouds, thus making daytime rainfall almost impossible, and perpetuating the drought.

According to the Associated Press, a U.N. climate panel plans to release a report in November examining the link between climate change and extreme weather events.
Source-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/05/texas-town-urine-recycling_n_919782.html

Israel Exchange Halted After Following Saudi Stocks In Crashing Over 5% At Opening

(Alexander Higgins) The first two markets to open following news of the U.S. AAA credit rating cut, Saudi Arabia and Israel, both immediately crashed over 5% after the opening bell.

Here is a prelude to what U.S., European, Asian markets face when they open tomorrow morning.

Earlier Zero Hedge reported Saudi Arabia stocks crashed 5.5% at the market opening on news of the U.S. AAA credit rating cut.

First Response To Downgraded “Non-Event”: Saudi Tadawul Down 5.5%
Those seeking a harbinger of what may be in store for global capital markets come Sunday 5 pm should look to Saudi Arabia where the Tadawul just dropped by over 5% today.

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index fell 5.46pc on Saturday.
Sayeth the Telegraph: “The Tadawul All-Shares Index closed down 350.43 points 6,073.44 as all shares tumbled following a tumultous week for global markets which was capped by Standard & Poor’s cutting the US credit rating over its $14.3 trillion deficit and debt. “The S&P rating and problems in Europe… have scared investors,” said financial analyst Abdulwahab Abu Dahesh. The Saudi market was the first to react globally to the S&P statement late on Friday, with the start of the trading week in Saudi Arabia, while all other markets remained shut for the weekend. Analysts expect markets in Asia and Europe to follow the Tadawul lower on Monday. “Saudi shares have reacted to two events: sharp drops on Thursday in markets, especially oil, and the S&P cut of the US rating,” economist Mohammed al-Omran told Al-Arabiya news channel.”

[…]

Source: Zero Hedge

That news was followed by news Israeli markets suffered the same fate for the same reason. Trading on the Tel Aviv stock exchange was halted after the market opened with a 6% loss in an attempt to calm investor fears over the global financial crisis.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opens with 6% losses as global crisis felt in Israel
Losses come as international markets are left reeling by Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. credit rating for first time in history.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opened to major losses Sunday, as indices plunged by more than 6 percent, immediately prompting a series of brief suspensions in trading.

Upon opening, the TA-25 fell 5 percent to 1,100 points; the TA-100 plunged 5.2 percent; the TA-Banking Index dropped 5.3 percent; and the TA Real-Estate 15 fell 6.4 percent.

The losses come as the international markets were left reeling by the announcement Friday that Standard & Poor’s had downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time in history.

Trading began for several minutes in Tel Aviv on Sunday, but suspensions began almost at once, as the bourse reverted to what has been dubbed an “English opening.”

[…]

Source: Haaretz

Source-http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/08/07/israel-exchange-halted-saudi-stocks-crashing-5-opening-50981/

Obama’s White House Enjoys Pay Raises, While Middle America Evaporates

(Thomas Dishaw) White House staffers enjoyed a hefty raise this year,some upwards of  83% over last year.  Some notables in this class are Matthew Vogel who received a $59,000 raise. He is the Special Assistant To The President for Economic Policy. The way the economy has been performing he should be getting fired,not rewarded with a pay increase. Heather Zichal received a raise of $40,000 for progressing the fraud of high energy prices and promoting the climate change scam. Her official position is Deputy Assistant To The President For Energy And Climate Change. Overall these raises are chicken scratch compared to the out of control golden parachutes Fortune 500 CEO’s receive. Unfortunetly all of these public servants should be fired, not rewarded for the way the have systematically played a part in destroying this country.

Chinese Boy Kept As Slave By Uncle,Chained Up With A Dog

(Daily Mail)  This 12-year-old Chinese boy has been chained up by his uncle for the past two years.

It’s claimed that this is for his own safety because he’s mentally handicapped – but most people will find these images truly shocking.

Cai Changqing, from Erlongshan village in Harbin, north-east China’s Heilongjiang Province, is shackled each day to a shabby shelter outside his uncle’s home.   Dismal: Cai Changqing is chained in a shabby shelter every day – and it’s claimed that it’s for his own good

 

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The uncle, Cai Quan comments: ‘The kid can’t speak at all. Originally his parents thought he would speak late, but later they found he is mentally handicapped.

According to Quan he has to chain his nephew up because, otherwise, he runs away.

In 2009 Changqing ran out into the road in the city and was severely injured after being run over by a van.

Quan was left to care for Changqing after the boy’s mother died and his father was left paralysed from an accident.

'For his own good': Cai Changqing's uncle claims that he would run away if he wasn't chained up
Cai Changqing was injured when he ran into the road in 2009

Heartbreaking: Cai Changqing ran off in 2009 and was hit by a van, which his uncle uses as a reason to chain him up

Following the van accident Changqing started to chain his nephew up each day, using a 16ft-long length of iron chain wrapped around the youngster’s waist.

His treatment brings to mind other instances of cruelty to children in China.

Last December pictures emerged of 12-year-old twins Li Luqin and Li Shuangqin tied up by their father Li Wancheng in Yunnan Province.

He began binding them ten years ago for fear they would hurt themselves.

Twins Li Luqin and Li Shuangqin sit slumped after being tied up by their father Li Wancheng

Twins Li Luqin and Li Shuangqin sit slumped after being tied up by their father Li Wancheng in Yunnan Province

The family currently lives along the roadside in China’s Yunnan Province. The father is trying to save enough money to get medical treatment for the girls.

He is adamant his daughters are not safe to be allowed to roam and the pair have to make do with a life that involves being tied to a fence or a tree – or to each other – every day.

Passers-by often react angrily as they watch the young girls trapped in their confines, with the ropes cutting into their wrists as they try to wriggle free.

‘When they were two they were found to be not normal,’ says Wancheng. He hopes they can be “cured” once he pays for them to be seen by a doctor, but says: ‘We only have 1000 Yuan (£100) of savings. We don’t have extra.’

Another shocking case that came to light last year was that of a two-year-old boy, Cheng Jingdan, who was pictured chained to a lamp post to stop him getting away while his father worked as a rickshaw driver and his handicapped mother scavenged through rubbish.

Jingdan has since become a pupil at a nursery in the Chinese capital Beijing thanks to the generosity of those who read about his plight.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2022894/Chained-dog-The-Chinese-boy-kept-slave-uncle.html#ixzz1UIPsMyt6

Deaths of SEAL Team 6 Exposed

(infowars.com)  Associated Press sources are reporting a statistically impossible tragedy for U.S. forces in Afghanistan– that of the 38 NATO forces killed in a helicopter crash Friday night, “more than 20″ were members of SEAL Team 6, the covert unit that took credit for killing Osama bin Laden in May.

Mainstream sources are seizing upon claims that the Taliban took credit for downing the helicopter, but that means nothing. Media instantly ran reports that al Qaeda was responsiblefor the bombing & shootings in Norway; moreover, anyone on a message board can make such claims.

Instead, Alex Jones predicted shortly after the raid on bin Laden’s compound that SEALs would soon be reported dead in a helicopter crash or staged incident following multiple reports from military sources who’ve proved accurate in the past, including on-air callers, that SEALs did indeed die during the raid. Official stories admitted after-the-fact that a helicopter went down during the mission, but claimed there were no deaths of U.S. forces.

Below is Alex’s report on the breaking news of SEAL Team 6′s official demise:


Infowars is on the record reporting that members of Seal Team 6 died in the so called OBL raid. The government admits that a super secret helicopter did crash during the OBL raid but says no one died, our intel is different. We predicted that the spin doctors would stage a crash or when a real crash took place that they would say the SEALs died then. This is a old trick that governments all over the world have been caught pulling in the past. Some speculate that Obama had the team killed to cover up what really happened; however our intel does not point that way. The Pentagon may have blown the helicopter up on the ground on the night of the raid and we cover that in the above video. Lastly the globalist MSM is reporting that terrorist have taken credit but that is notoriously filled with disinfo, like in the Norway attack when a fake terrorist group took credit and the media ran with it.

 

According to the sources, military personnel internally admit to the SEAL deaths, however it was not clear whether it had been the result of an accidental crash, from a firefight with Pakistani military forces stationed only a short distance from the compound, or whether, as Pakistani eyewitnesses indicated (below), the helicopter exploded after covert forces entered.

Whatever the true story, one thing is clear: dead men tell no tales. The inconvenient truth is that governments throughout history have disposed of heroes, covert troops and special forces to keep the real story from coming out. Helicopter and plane crashes have been one of the favorite methods for tying up these loose ends.

Abbottabad residents told CCTV reporters they don’t believe Osama bin Laden was ever at this compund and that the operation was a ‘hoax’. Pakistan’s anti-terrorist squad also could not confirm the killing, according to reports.

Pakistani eyewitnesses to the Abbottabad raid on Osama’s reputed compound reported that a U.S. helicopter exploded and that Americans died, despite the fact that mainstream media reports claimed no one died in the raid. The crash was reported but remains little explained.

As Dr. Paul Craig Roberts presciently dredged up again only yesterday:

In the immediate aftermath of bin Laden’s alleged murder by the SEALs, Pakistani TV interviewed the next door neighbor to bin Laden’s alleged compound. Someone supplied the video with an English translation running at the bottom of the video. According to the translation, the next door neighbor, Mr. Bashir, said that he watched the entire operation from the roof of his house. There were 3 helicopters. Only 1 landed. About a dozen men got out and entered the house. They shortly returned and boarded the helicopter. When the helicopter lifted off it exploded, killing all aboard. Mr. Bashir reports seeing bodies and pieces of bodies all over.

The US government acknowledges that it lost a helicopter, but claims no one was hurt. Obviously, as there were no further landings, if everyone was killed as Mr. Bashir reports, there was no body to be dumped into the ocean.

SEAL Team 6 was formally dissolved in 1987, becoming the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, with its command structure transferred to Joint Special Operations Command. The unit’s true nature and even numbers are unknown.

This May 17 Navy Times article would revise the official account of events, admitting to the crash incident:

Aboard two Black Hawk helicopters were 23 SEALs, an interpreter and a tracking dog named Cairo. Nineteen SEALs would enter the compound, and three of them would find bin Laden, one official said, providing the exact numbers for the first time.

Aboard the Chinooks were two dozen more SEALs, as backup.

[…] The plan unraveled as the first helicopter tried to hover over the compound. The Black Hawk skittered around uncontrollably in the heat-thinned air, forcing the pilot to land. As he did, the tail and rotor got caught on one of the compound’s 12-foot walls. The pilot quickly buried the aircraft’s nose in the dirt to keep it from tipping over, and the SEALs clambered out into an outer courtyard.

[…] It took approximately 15 minutes to reach bin Laden, one official said. The next 23 or so were spent blowing up the broken chopper, after rounding up nine women and 18 children to get them out of range of the blast.

**NOTE TO LISTENERS: Please help us locate the previous statements from Alex, as well as callers, shortly following the May 1 OBL raid pertaining to the predictions of a coming helicopter crash or other staged event.

Source-http://www.infowars.com/deaths-of-seal-team-6-exposed/

Alert: Many Government Organizations Moving Away From The Coasts

(newsbad)  I’m not into 2012 conspiracies, but the recent actions and evidence of government officials among the elite are causing me to wonder, what is the reason for all of this extreme preparedness? First underground bunkers, and now relocation off of coastlines? I have tried to gather as much new evidence as to what they could be preparing for. Any conclusions are welcome.

Below you will see the list of several organizations that have made curious changes and major moves away from the coast, all with links. Is this  circumstantial evidence for a major event in the near future? We may have a hard time ignoring this as the evidence keeps pouring in. Stay tuned as I will be updating more relocations in the future.

 

Check out this Recorded phone call to a national builder of underground community shelters: They are backed up for over a year because of the massive demand of the wealthy and elite having these built right now. What are the elite and government afraid of? Incoming comets? economic collapse?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJnee87ch-o

www.newsbad.com/story/many-government-organizations-moving-away-coasts/august20114792

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S&P Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating For The First Time

)  Standard & Poor’s announced Friday night that it has downgraded the United States credit rating for the first time, dealing a huge symbolic blow to the world’s economic superpower in what was a sharply worded critique of the American political system.

Lowering the nation’s rating one-notch below AAA, the credit rating company said “political brinkmanship” in the debate over the debt had made the U.S. government’s ability to manage its finances “less stable, less effective and less predictable.” It said the bi-partisan agreement reached this week to find $2.1 trillion in budget savings “fell short” of what was necessary to tame the nation’s debt over time and predicted that leaders would have no luck achieving more savings later on.

The decision came after a day of furious back-and-forth between the Obama administration and S&P. Government officials fought back hard, arguing that S&P made a flawed analysis of the potential for political agreement and had mathematical errors in its initial analysis, which was submitted to the Treasury earlier in the day. The analysis overstated the U.S. deficit over 10 years by $2 trillion.

“A judgment flawed by a $2 trillion error speaks for itself,” a Treasury spokesperson said Friday.

The downgrade will push the global financial markets into unchartered territory after a volatile week fueled by concerns over the European debt crisis and the slowdown in the U.S. economy.

Analysts say that, over time, the downgrade is likely to push up borrowing costs for the U.S. government, costing taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year. It could also drive up costs for borrowing for consumers and companies seeking mortgages, credit cards and business loans.

A downgrade could also have a cascading series of effects on states and localities, including nearly all of those in the Washington metro area. These governments could lose their AAA credit ratings as well, potentially raising the cost of borrowing for schools, roads and parks.

But the exact impact of the downgrade won’t be known until at least Sunday night, when Asian markets open, and perhaps not fully grasped for months. Analysts say the impact on the markets may be modest because they have been anticipating an S&P downgrade for weeks.

Federal officials are also examining the impact of a downgrade in large but esoteric financial markets where U.S. government bonds serve an extremely important function. They were generally confident that markets would hold up, but were closely monitoring the situation.

S&P’s action is the most tangible vote of disapproval so far by Wall Street on the deal between President Obama and Congress to cut the deficit by at least $2.1 trillion over 10 years. S&P has said that it wanted at least $4 trillion of deficit reduction.

The downgrade is likely to be used as a weapon by both Republicans and Democrats as they argue the other side has not taken deficit reduction seriously.

Other credit rating agencies — Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings — have decided not to downgrade the United States credit rating. But they’ve warned that, if the economy deteriorates significantly or the government does not take additional steps to tame the debt, they could move to downgrade too.

In April, S&P first said it might downgrade the United States credit rating on concerns that lawmakers would not be able to come to a deal on reducing the debt. In July, as efforts stagnated, S&P said the odds of a downgrade within three months had moved up to 50 percent.

The ultimate deal between Obama and Congress ultimately failed S&P’s benchmark. Obama administration officials have been critical of S&P for making what was essentially a political judgment and for failing to conclude that the country was making a strong first step to reducing its deficit.

Source-http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/sandp-considering-first-downgrade-of-us-credit-rating/2011/08/05/gIQAqKeIxI_print.html

11 Occult Secrets Now In The Open

 

( Zen Gardner)  Power is derived in many ways. One of them is through ignorance. Deprive people of enough empowering truths while giving the illusion of an essential central control system and you’ll have the masses in your back pocket.

But we’re on to them, and the Word is spreading fast. And Truth is powerful in many dimensions, many beyond the reach of would-be controllers. That’s empowering.

The Playing Field

Earth is apparently a proving ground. It’s not static for any level of existence, never mind the human experience. We seem to be set here to make choices, learn lessons and come to realizations that appear to have a collective impact on existence.

Interpreting the world around us, each other, our roots, how to deal with the present, and sculpting our future seems to be our pastime. It’s a world of puzzles needing solutions, needs to be met, hungers to be filled, answers to be gotten.

Or is it.

Perhaps that is an illusory interpretation based on immediate needs and concerns, when universal solutions are attainable by an infinite consciousness available within our species that would get us off the merry-go-round of constant, nagging distractions and transcend our very concept of reality.

Could it be that simple? They don’t call me Zen for nothin’….;

Know The Truth, Know the Usurpers

Like they say at a ball game, “You can’t tell the players without a program”. Just so, you won’t know what’s really happening in the world we live in without knowing the occult (hidden) agenda and its controlling minions.

We don’t have to know every detail, but when you have enough dots or pixels identified and in place the picture starts to take a very clear shape. But to be honest, that usually only happens after an individual comes to a “rude awakening” of sorts when they find out the world as they have been told is virtually a complete lie. Then they start connecting. But it eventually happens.

This to me has been the most profound contribution of what’s become known as the alternative community. The mainstream line in almost every case is manipulated, deliberate disinformation to keep the illusory smokescreen appearing real while the bandits make away with the booty. We’re here to expose, dispel and replace that with loving Truth.

The Research Community

Researchers of hidden truths are an unlikely lot. The prolific works of Charles Fort and Manly P. Hall and others have paved an amazing path for later researchers and modern prophets to follow. From the likes of pioneer Jordan Maxwell and then William Cooper, David Icke, Jim Marrs, and bold souls like Henry Makow, Alan Watt and Michael Tsarion. And there’s younger guns who’ve done amazing work like Wes Penre, Ken Adachi, Vigilant Citizen, Freeman and a host of others, sincere driven truth excavators are chipping away at the illusion and revealing the esoteric.

Powerhouse information disseminaters like Jeff Rense, Mike Rivero and whistleblower sites like Project Camelot and so many others have tirelessly worked for years getting an honest and truthful perspective out, as have up and coming youthful, passionate sites like activistpost and intelhub and many, many others.

There’s too many to name but I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks and admiration to all the sincere searchers and information sharers who have empowered so many and had such a profound effect on millions of individuals and therefore society. My life has been eternally changed, as have many others. I hope to pass the favor on, if in no other way than to get people thinking and digging and to continue “just wondering” at the wonder of it all.

What’s Really “Alternative”?

It’s always struck me as odd that natural health and wellness treatments and techniques that have been practiced for centuries are now called “alternative” therapies, while very recently developed synthetic medicine, drug dependence and invasive surgical approaches are considered the norm.

This shifting, relativistic and continually revised “standard” applies to every sphere of society.

It’s like Fukushima.

-How do you make the world safe from drastic rises in global radiation? Raise the acceptable danger levels….easy.

-Does history have some revealing, uncomfortable truths that current and later generations may use to expose autocratic, non-benevolent leadership tendencies? Change it. The history, that is. Move or remove the goalposts.

-Are science and spirituality converging and revealing the amazing power of the human spirit and the redundancy and irrelevance of hierarchical authority? Compartmentalize and quell it…for as long as you can. Certainly you can’t run an effective “hive” if the bees think they don’t need a queen and master drones.

This is their M.O. And the seeming total fascist takeover of the earth sometimes seems inevitable.

But fear not. This is a phase the ancients and seers knew was coming. We will soon experience a “reset” the likes of which our planet has only seen on much smaller scales. (Apparently this may all be cyclical and all part of the process, so you can rest in that if you’d like.)

The Reality of Unshakeable Truth

The Word is out. It rolls like a spilled handful of living, runaway coins into every corner of existence. Thanks to the efforts of those compelled by the very living Truths they’ve discovered, the world has heard a crescendo of enlightening information that continues to reverberate at an increasing speed.

The List

So let’s take a look at some of these enlightening truths that are running full steam via well researched books, the internet, email lists, meet ups, conferences, and are a growing part of the daily lexicon of our evolving, better informed society.

Introduction – We Fight Together

Remember, these are NOT doctrines or required beliefs at all. None of these points have to make sense to you. In fact some of these may offend and affront your sensibilities or logic processes. That’s not the point. These are areas of research and awakening that are very real to many people and have validity for that reason. It’s up to each of us to keep learning, and to most of all work together toward a global awakening of the fundamental needs for access to truth and known facts, to freedom, to encouragement, to love, life and freedom from oppression.

#1. The Shift.

This term is bandied about somewhat flippantly at times, but that doesn’t bother me. The concept that humanity is undergoing a fundamental shift in perception, a paradigm shift, has become almost mainstream news. It’s mentioned in passing in mocking tones, but it’s referred to reverently and repeatedly on talk radio and on alternative sites repeatedly. Look for it. It’ll surprise you how far it’s traveled. And it’s profound.

The dimensional aspect of the shift is huge. Many esoteric groups and individuals believe we are entering a literal vibrational shift over this next period of time. Not necessarily at any one specific time, but over a period of time while the earth simultaneously passes through a phenomenon called the galactic alignment while also experiencing a bombardment from the photon belt and extreme solar activity and other prophetic fulfillments.

Things are definitely changing, that we know. A golden age is predicted by the more esoterically inclined, with vibrational changes altering our very being. Let’s just hope so. But at the least, don’t discount it.

As the song goes, “Something’s happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.”

Any way you look at it, we’re in for changes.

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#2. 2012 and Earth Changes

This accompanies the shift concept, as our planet is clearly going through major changes.

That this Mayan prophecy is so predominant in the news speaks volumes. We’re a race attuned to prophecy, to the stars, and to the planets. We know alignments mean something; we look for signs. It’s human, spiritual nature to do so.

2012 awareness is so prevalent it’s almost overwhelming. Ask anyone. Great hype, great story. So what’s real?

The possible arrival of Niburu in the likes of Elenin or a dwarf star is screaming across the internet. Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, the Bible, the Mayans and Hopi: we cannot help but be aware of their influences. Even TV shows won’t let it go. The word is out there, even if some are trying to use it to manipulate, as is usually the case.

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#3. The Illuminati and Our Occult-Based World

Who are these enigmatic “Illuminati”? Doesn’t matter. We know something’s up.

Hard to believe the elite leadership of the world, from banking magnates to corporate controllers, are members of secret societies and practice occult rituals?

Is it?

Not if you’re informed and pay attention. I’m not just talking about the Bilderbergers, CFR, Bohemian Club and the array of semi-public committees and think tanks you deliberately see in the news.

I mean the dark stuff, the Balmoral Castle-type child sacrifices by European royalty and visiting elites; the invocation of Luciferian agents via dark magick rituals; the secret child abuse rings surrounding religious figures, power brokers and corporo-political leadership.

Don’t believe it? Here’s my point. You’ve heard about it.  And like the questions surrounding 9/11, it has you wondering.

That’s the message. And it’s out.

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#4. Freemasonry and the Corporate Minions

The common themes and symbols throughout the quickly consolidating corporate grip over planet earth is staggering. The rising sun, the all-seeing eye of Horus, the assumed pyramid structure of society, repeated 6’s and 666 messages, overt sexual symbolism with the phallus and arched vagina, the winged disk, pentagrams and hexagrams galore, etc.

The theme is consistent. It’s a fraternity. A brotherhood. Dan Brown has even popularized it (while attempting to trivialize it). Not enough?

Freemasonry is intrinsically tied to the esoteric tendencies of those who seek to control the world we live in. It’s a bastardized version of ancient Babylonian and Egyptian mystery school teachings, peppered with intertwining self-serving financial and control doctrines that these creeps seem to fancy.

It’s a farce. But it’s real. For now. Learn about it so you can interpret their logos, symbolism, language and motives, but it’s a shallow version of an imposed reality we won’t have to endure much longer.

The good news? It’s been exposed. And they know it and aren’t happy. Tough, boys. Word’s out, thanks to brave researchers and reporters worldwide who aren’t afraid to tell the Truth.

#5. The Zionist Agenda

Here’s a hot one even the most noble of Truth pursuers are sometimes afraid to touch.

If you want to know where to look, go where they tell you NOT to go. Look for the biggest shout-downs, denials, accusations and piles of raging, flaming BS propaganda designed to scare anyone and everyone off.

There you will find several gems. Amongst them: 9/11 questions, the truth behind the international banking cartel, and holocaust deniers and anti-semitism.

Zionism is something that’s considered political and you’re more or less allowed to talk about it. And 9/11 is actually tame compared to the other issues just named.

However, that the Nazi “holocaust” was actually deliberately staged to set up the formation of Israel and a worldwide Zionist empire is so far beyond most people’s possibility of belief it’s almost psychotic in nature. For any group of people to be that evil, that manipulating, as to sacrifice millions of lives while financing both sides of wars in order to establish a personalized plan of world domination is beyond a natural human’s capability of understanding.

And this is how the plan advances. Well meaning, well intentioned humanity cannot conceive of such evil. Hence, the evil perpetrators’ success. All they have to do is lie, cover-up, justify and bully, and they get their way.

I have friends of the fundamental Christian persuasion who buck much of what I’ve come to know. My retort has been to point out how even the Bible talks about the wicked “kings of this world” and the “principalities and powers, the rulers of darkness of this world”, but it’s water off a duck’s back. Way too real and upstream.

For some reason it just won’t translate into reality for many. Even though I explain it’s not the Jews, it’s these overlords who are hiding behind, exploiting and sacrificing the Jews to this cause and using them for a front, it’s to no avail. Just too much to overcome I guess.

It’s amazing. In the pursuit of truth you’d think there would be more “open minded” people. But there haven’t been that many…until now. With the information available today and an apparent awakening being triggered, people have suddenly become much more willing to consider some pretty radical…in the mainstream point of view..ways of thought and whole new approaches to understanding reality.

As far as the Zionist parasites, the continued desolation of Palestine and the obvious ownership by Zionists of the US government erodes the collective consciousness daily. Word is out.

That’s what Truth does. It’s certainly nothing to fear.

#6. The Vatican Assassins

Another heavy. If you sincerely follow the history of the Jesuits and the Vatican council over the ages, it will reveal some disturbing information regarding the Jesuits, and those who’ve hid behind this phony benevolence shield for centuries.

While many have chosen this Jesuit aspect to be their “horse to ride”, it’s clearly but another spear of the invasion of our planet’s control system. See Eric Jon Phelps’ site for a full dose if you like: www.VaticanAssassins.org.

My advice: don’t get hung up on it–see it as another aspect and part of a multi-pronged attack on humanity by dark forces hiding behind accepted, reinforced religious fronts. Watch for similarities and common threads, such as hierarchical control, religious intimidation and condemnation.

Research it for yourself and see if it doesn’t inspire ‘questions”….

#7. Intervention Theory

This is another hot subject that continues to gain traction. According to Erich von Daniken, Zacharia Sitchen, Lloyd Pye, Michael Tellinger and many other researchers and authors, we are a derivative race, seeded by aliens.

At first blush this may sound weird. After all, the Bible gives a whole different fable. Yes, fable. Read it again. it’s obviously an allegory, although peppered with hidden truths, symbolism and astro-theology. Yet we’re told to hold it as fact…in this day and age? Yeah, like all of ‘em.

Ancient Aliens on the History Channel has been amazing. Lately they’re not just covering intervention by aliens, but hollow earth, UFOs from the old west era, details on the genetic engineering of humans, questions about the origins of the moon and much more. The Truth is getting out, and it’s having an amazing effect, no matter who and why it’s getting out, I might add.

[Aside: I know part of the supposed agenda is to prepare us for a “coming alien invasion” with ancient discoveries of alien presence and the like, but let’s just play along, shall we? These tools think we’re morons…let’s surprise them!]

#8. The Religion Scam

The Zeitgeist videos had a lot to do with this wake up. Of course they’re based on the years of research of Jordan Maxwell they give no credit to, and then lead us into a techno-future I don’t much care for. But they do a great job of summarizing the assumptive and false precepts of the various oppressive world religions and the fabricated world money system. Very enticing and liberating from false precepts.

Religions have tremendous sway over the world populace. It’s a sad state of affairs. But the wake up is clearly in effect and slowly dissolving the borders, prejudices and hardened mind sets that have been laid by the world social engineers for centuries to keep us disempowered and in darkness.

The beauty of a religious wake up, a wake up from the religious paradigm, is the zeal with which an awakened soul responds! Beware controllers. One man with the Truth is the force of millions!

This of course is not to be confused with true spirituality. This can take many helpful forms and disciplines.

#9. The Mental Conditioning Machine

First, simple conditioning.

We know the media are programming us with propaganda continually. Much of this is predictive programming, so that when an expected future arrives, the populace shares a resigned sigh of relief, even if it’s bad news. This is creepy to the core. This includes a completely automated future if they have their way. While they try to make all this technocrap look cool, it’s not. It’s just plain cold and dehumanizing.

All of us are also bombarded with images of a future apocalypse, disasters, the social collapse and the transhuman future of Man. Even the daily news, including alternative sites, warn of the same and can smother our consciousness in pain and resignation.

So what? So you’ll accept it more readily. It will “make sense”. You won’t be alone. It will be “part of the program”. This goes for all the crass materialism and shallow behavior pumped into everyone’s skull.

Why? It’s conditioning. You won’t reject it, fight it, renounce it, see it as anathema and contrary to your beliefs. You’ll OWN it!

Worse yet is outright  mind control.

#10. Now…Outright Mind Control

Google Fritz Springmeyer and other mind control research sites before they are shut down and save the information.  You’ll need to look at this information several times, and the sites that courageously expound upon it.

It’s heart-rending and horrific, but I personally believe it to be a reality. Sick “scientists” have been producing mind-controlled subjects that are now wandering our planet in substantial numbers, many of them in plain sight just waiting to be triggered to be used for abuse, as sex slaves, rituals, assassins and otherwise.

11. They’re Afraid of Us!

I love this. This is empowering to the hilt. What many don’t understand is that we have them on the run. For all their seeming power and military and scientific might, the shift is happening and they don’t know what to do about it.

They’re a lesser model. Advanced in some technological ways, but WAY behind us spiritually, where the real power is.

Chicken Shits Use Guns

Zbignew Brzezinski recently said the following, in a CFR moment of truth where he’s trying to instruct his disciples of ‘the plan’ (which we’re not supposed to notice..)..the “problem of the global awakening” and how “it’s easier to kill a million people than to rule them”!

I know, hard to believe. But it’s true. Freaks run free here and now. Sick.

The Truth Goes Marching On!

These elements of Truth have come to light thanks to the enduring efforts of researchers and writers and written, audio and internet posters. Their efforts are not just not in vain, but changing the world!

Join us and respond to Truth. The empowerment you will experience is beyond comprehension as the wake up continues to transpire like the true dawn of a new day.

I hope this has been empowering. Be encouraged, be blessed, and be active!

Much love,

Zen

Be sure to see the powerful companion piece to this salute at www.activistpost.com:

A 21-Truth Salute to Activists and the Alternative Media: The Journey From Conspiracy Theory to Conspiracy Fact

www.zengardner.com

Mothers Abandon Children As U.N Struggles To Stabilize Food Supply

(Mr.Average)  Where is the U.N.? While I have been watching the network news on the television these last few days the ugly video of starving people walking many miles to a refugee camp has caught my undivided attention.


Mothers have been abandoning their dying/dead children as they trek many miles for saftey to Kenya from Somalia.

It is like Biafra all over again. The UN is complaining that vital food supplies are not getting through in Somalia as they should as they are being blocked by an Islamic rebel group, Al Shabaab. After hearing this the news anchor informs us that we can send money for supplies through websites listed on its own website.

One may want to ask the purpose of sending more supplies if they may never get though to the people. As Mr. Average I have my own perspective on the United Nations. They do some good such as provide education, food, medicine and sending a limited amount of troops dividing warring nations. But they don’t go far enough. Time and time again we hear of genocide running rampart and the UN sending a token military force to “observe”.

From Rwanda to eastern Europe this has taken place. If the UN is truly an organization to assist the world then it needs to perform only one military action, to stop genocide. The UN should be given enough troops by its members to crush Al Shabaab in order to save the roughly 3 million people who are dying. This way there would be no uncertainty about food getting through to the starving. Genocide should be a thing of our barbaric past and the members of the United Nations should ensure that it goes there.

Dow Sinks 500, Worst Day Since Dec. 2008

JeeYeon Park)(Stocks plunged sharply Thursday, with the Dow down more than 500 points, in its worst one-day drop since December 2008.

All three major averages tumbled into negative territory for the year as investors were rattled over an intensifying global economic slowdown and ahead of the widely-followed monthly unemployment report.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 512.76 points, or 4.31 percent, to close at 11,383.68, led by Alcoa [AA  12.94    -1.32  (-9.26%)   ] andBofA [BAC  8.83    -0.71  (-7.44%)   ]. The last time the Dow dropped more than 500 points in a single session was in Dec. 2008.

The S&P 500 sank 60.27 points, or 4.78 percent, to end at 1,200.07.

The Nasdaq plunged 136.68 points, or 5.08 percent, to finish at 2556.39.

The major indexes are firmly in negative territory for the year. In addition, all three averages fell into “correction territory,” defined by a drop of 10 percent from its peak from its intraday high in Apr. 29.

The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, surged more than 35 percent. The last time the VIX closed this high was on July 1, 2010.

Volume was at its highest level this year with the consolidated tape of the NYSE at 7.15 billion shares, while 1.82 billion shares changed hands on the floor.

 

“It may translate into a strain on the financials system and earnings on the multinationals, which have been carrying the load for Wall Street,” Cashin added.

European shares hit a two-year low. The Bank of England and European Central Bank both left rates unchanged, but it did little to improve investor confidence. The ECB signaled it was buying government bonds in response to a deepening European debt crisis.

Investors were also spooked after ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet said “downside risks may have intensified.”

“It is true that we are experiencing a high level of uncertainty, not just in the euro zone,” he said.

On the economic front, weekly jobless claims were little changed last week, edging down to a seasonally adjusted 400,000, according to the Labor Department.

“The jobless claims number was not too encouraging … we need to see more of a significant improvement than the data just squeaking by,” said Doreen Mogavero, president and CEO of Mogavero Lee & Company.

The claims news comes ahead of Friday’s government non-farm payroll data, which likely increased 85,000 last month, according to a Reuters survey, after rising only 18,000 in June. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 9.2 percent.

“We’ve reduced our equity exposure by half at the end of the second quarter,” said Rob Stein, portfolio manager and senior economist of Astor Asset Management. “We’ll need to see the economic data stabilize.”

Adding to day’s woes, JPMorgan [JPM  37.92    -1.98  (-4.96%)   ] cut its third-quarter U.S. economic growth forecast by 1 percent, pointing to recent developments in the U.S. economy. The firm added that it doesn’t expect the Fed to raise interest rates until at least 2013.

The dollar soared against a basket of currencies. The greenback’s surge came amid a weakening economic outlook and moves by Japan to intervene in the forex market to bolster the yen.

Meanwhile, gold reversed its gains, trading below $1,653 an ounce as investors opted for cash to cover losses outside of the bullion market amid deepening losses on Wall Street.

Bank of NY Mellon [BK  23.72    -0.93  (-3.77%)   ] announced it will startcharging “large depositors” to hold cash due to a sudden increase in dollar deposits prompted by fears among its customers.

All 10 S&P sectors were trading lower, led by energy, materials andindustrials.

Oil prices tumbled, with U.S. light, sweet crude crashing through technical support of $86.25 a barrel, its lowest level since February. London Brent crude fell below $109. Major oil giants ExxonMobil [XOM  73.84    -3.88  (-4.99%)  ] and Chevron [CVX  96.84    -5.92  (-5.76%)   ] tumbled.

Among earnings, GM [GM  25.99    -1.18  (-4.34%)   ] fell even after after the automaker posted earnings that nearly doubled, as the firm a larger share of sales globally and raised prices on its vehicles.

Kraft Foods [KFT  33.78    -0.52  (-1.52%)   ] earnings beat estimates, raised its guidance and announced it will split in two. Major investor Nelson Peltz said he is excited about the split and has been increasing his stake in the firm. Berkshire Hathaway is also one of Kraft’s biggest shareholders.

AIG [AIG  26.40    -1.79  (-6.35%)   ] and Sunoco [SUN  35.89    -3.02  (-7.76%)   ] are expected to post earnings after-the-bell tonight.

U.S. warehouse club operator Costco [COST  76.51    -0.57  (-0.74%)   ] posted a better-than-expected chain-store sales, helped by higher gas prices and strengthening foreign currencies. Teen-oriented chains Hot Topic [HOTT 7.20    -0.27  (-3.61%)   ] and Wet Seal [WTSLA  4.54    -0.29  (-6%)   ] blew past estimates, but rival Zumiez [ZUMZ  21.77    -5.33  (-19.67%)   ] missed expectations.

Dendreon [DNDN  11.69    -24.15  (-67.38%)   ] plunged over 60 percent after the drugmaker abandoned its forecast for its prostate cancer vaccine Provenge and said it plans to cut jobs to reduce costs.

Source-http://www.cnbc.com/id/44017828

Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Talks Illuminati On The Alex Jones Show

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(infowars.com)  Alex talks with Grammy Award–winning rapper Prodigy, who is one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep and has spoken out on the Illuminati and secret societies.

Alex also talks with Katherine Albrecht, the founder of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering), a national consumer organization created in 1999 to educate consumer-citizens about shopper surveillance.

She is the host of “The Dr. Katherine Albrecht show” on the GCN Radio network. Alex also covers the news and takes your calls.

 

 

Dow Plummets

JeeYeon Park)  Stocks eased off their session lows but were still sharply lower across the board in another volatile session Thursday as fears over a global economic slowdown intensified and ahead of the widely-followed monthly unemployment report.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged over 2 percent, led byCaterpillar [CAT  91.57    -4.71  (-4.89%)   ] and Alcoa [AA  13.43    -0.83  (-5.82%)   ], after rebounding from a deep selloff in the previous session to snap an eight-day losing streak. The blue-chip index tumbled 372 points at its session low and is down for the 9th day in 10.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also plummeted. The S&P entered its “correction territory,” defined by a drop of 10 percent from its peak from its intraday high in May. Both the S&P and Nasdaq are currently trading in negative territory for the year.

The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, surged almost 15 percent to trade above 26.

All 10 S&P sectors were trading lower, led by energy, materials andindustrials. “You’re at critical levels here—the Dow has marginally broken through yesterday’s low and the S&P has yet to do that,” Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services told CNBC. “If they break through noticeably, then we could be in for further selling.”

“The fact that we’re getting the heavy volume indicates that we might be getting some selling from offshore—people who can’t raise money in Europe might be trying to raise it over here,” Cashin said.

European shares hit a two-year low. The Bank of England and European Central Bank both left rates unchanged, but it did little to improve investor confidence. The ECB signaled it was buying government bonds in response to a deepening European debt crisis.

“It is true that we are experiencing a high level of uncertainty, not just in the euro zone,” said ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, adding that “downside risks may have intensified.”

On the economic front, weekly jobless claims were little changed last week, edging down to a seasonally adjusted 400,000, according to the Labor Department.

“The jobless claims number was not too encouraging … we need to see more of a significant improvement than the data just squeaking by,” said Doreen Mogavero, president and CEO of Mogavero Lee & Company.

The claims news comes ahead of Friday’s government non-farm payroll data, which likely increased 85,000 last month, according to a Reuters survey, after rising only 18,000 in June. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 9.2 percent.

“We’ve reduced our equity exposure by half at the end of the second quarter,” said Rob Stein, portfolio manager and senior economist of Astor Asset Management. “We’ll need to see the economic data stabilize.”

Adding to day’s woes, JPMorgan [JPM  38.6014    -1.2986  (-3.25%)   ] cut its third-quarter U.S. economic growth forecast by 1 percent, pointing to recent developments in the U.S. economy. The firm added that it doesn’t expect the Fed to raise interest rates until at least 2013.

The dollar soared against a basket of currencies. The greenback’s surge came amid a weakening economic outlook and moves by Japan to intervene in the forex market to bolster the yen.

Meanwhile, gold reversed its gains, trading below $1,653 an ounce as investors opted for cash to cover losses outside of the bullion market amid deepening losses on Wall Street.

Bank of NY Mellon [BK  24.002    -0.648  (-2.63%)   ] announced it will startcharging “large depositors” to hold cash due to a sudden increase in dollar deposits prompted by fears among its customers.

Among earnings, GM [GM  26.30    -0.87  (-3.2%)   ] fell even after after the automaker posted earnings that nearly doubled, as the firm a larger share of sales globally and raised prices on its vehicles.

Kraft Foods [KFT  34.972    0.672  (+1.96%)   ] was the only Dow component to trade higher after the food manufacturer earnings beat estimates, raised its guidance and announced it will split in two. Major investor Nelson Peltz said he is excited about the split and has been increasing his stake in the firm. Berkshire Hathaway is also one of Kraft’s biggest shareholders.

AIG [AIG  27.21    -0.98  (-3.48%)   ] and Sunoco [SUN  37.17    -1.74  (-4.47%)   ] are expected to post earnings after-the-bell tonight.

U.S. warehouse club operator Costco [COST  77.39    0.31  (+0.4%)   ] posted a better-than-expected chain-store sales, helped by higher gas prices and strengthening foreign currencies. Teen-oriented chains Hot Topic [HOTT 7.40    -0.07  (-0.94%)   ] and Wet Seal [WTSLA  4.60    -0.23  (-4.76%)   ] blew past estimates, but rival Zumiez [ZUMZ  22.57    -4.53  (-16.72%)   ] missed expectations.

Oil prices tumbled, with U.S. light, sweet crude crashing through technical support of $86.25 a barrel, its lowest level since February. London Brent crude fell below $109.

Source-http://www.cnbc.com/id/44017828

US Borrowing Tops 100% OYf GDP: Treasury

(yahoo news)  US debt shot up $238 billion to reach 100 percent of gross domestic project after the government’s debt ceiling was lifted, Treasury figures showed Wednesday.

Treasury borrowing jumped Tuesday, the data showed, immediately after President Barack Obama signed into law an increase in the debt ceiling as the country’s spending commitments reached a breaking point and it threatened to default on its debt.

The new borrowing took total public debt to $14.58 trillion, over end-2010 GDP of $14.53 trillion, and putting it in a league with highly indebted countries like Italy and Belgium.

Public debt subject to the official debt limit — a slightly tighter definition — was $14.53 trillion as of the end of Tuesday, rising from the previous official cap of $14.29 trillion a day earlier.

Treasury had used extraordinary measures to hold under the $14.29 trillion cap since reaching it on May 16, while politicians battled over it and over addressing the country’s bloating deficit.

The official limit was hiked $400 billion on Tuesday and will be increased in stages over the next 18 months.

The last time US debt topped the size of its annual economy was in 1947 just after World War II. By 1981 it had fallen to 32.5 percent.

Ratings agencies have warned the country to reduce its debt-to-GDP ratio quickly or facing losing its coveted AAA debt rating.

Moody’s said Tuesday that the government needed to stabilize the ratio at 73 percent by 2015 “to ensure that the long-run fiscal trajectory remains compatible with a AAA rating.”

Source-http://news.yahoo.com/us-aaa-rating-still-under-threat-204040123.html

7 Startling Things People Still Don’t Know About The National Debt, Banking & The Money Supply

(NaturalNews) Most people, even smart people, know surprisingly little about the way money really works in Big Government. With the debt ceiling fiasco suddenly raising awareness of the possibility of a total global financial blowout, now seems like a good time to remind people ofseven disturbing factsabout money that are almost never acknowledge in the old media.

Fact #1 – There is no FDIC insurance fund.

The money at your bank is insured against loss by the FDIC’s insurance fund, right? Nope. That’s total fiction.There is no actualmoneyin the fund. The FDICinsurancemoney has already been looted by the U.S. Treasury which has simply replaced the money with a bunch of IOUs.

Why does this matter? Because it means that if the U.S.governmentgoes into default, so will theFDIC! And that means all your bank funds havezero insurance. That’s gonna be a big shock for tens of millions ofpeoplewhen they finally figure this out one day…

Fact #2 – There are no socialsecurityfunds, either.

When you pay social securitytaxes, all that money goes into atrust fundthat’s held for safekeeping until the day it pays you back, right?

Ha! That’s the “sucker’s view” of social security that only ignorant people believe. In reality,there is no money in the social security trust fundbecause it too has all been looted by the U.S. Treasury and spent. In truth, social security is already broke. Can’t wait for people to wake up and figure this one out, either…

Fact #3 – The U.S. Treasury isstealingmoney from you every day, even if you pay no taxes!

Here’s a mind-boggling truth that most people just can’t seem to get their heads around: The U.S. Treasury isstealing moneyfrom you every single day by the simple fact that they keepcreating new moneyand handing it out to wealthy banksters. Well, technically this is being done by theFederal Reserve, which isn’t even part of the federal government. But it’s all done in cahoots with the Treasury, which iseroding the value of your moneythrough these money creation and distribution actions.

That’s why prices keep going up all around you, folks: Food isn’t suddenly worth more money; the truth is thatyour money is worth less!That’s how the Treasury and the Federal Reserve steal from you without even breaking into yourhome.

Probably 99.9% of the population has no understanding of this phenomenon — the erosion of currency valuation through the centralized government printing of more currency. And yet it is a government scam that has been carried out against citizens of the world time and time again, spanning millennia! As history has clearly shown, every nation that goes down the path of printing more currency to pay its bills eventually ends up in arunaway hyperinflationscenario followed by economiccollapse. The USA will be no different.

Fact #4 – The “balanced solution” isn’t balanced.

Don’t you love the quirky White House Press Secretary who keeps spewing out the phrase “balanced solution” even while thedebtdeal leaves the U.S. budget entirelyunbalanced?

When you’re spending more money than you’re earning, that’s notfinancialbalance. When the White House says “balanced” what it really means is “compromised” — as in, half way between the Republican position (spend us into purgatory) and the Democratic position (spend us into oblivion). Neitherpartyhas any real solution to the cancerous growth ofBig Government. That’s becausethey are creatures of Big Government!

Politicians can no more solve the problems of Big Government than arsonists can solve the problem of office fires. Because they are, themselves, creatures of runaway debt spending (how else do you get elected these days?), they simply do not possess the cognitive framework from which real financialsolutionsmust stem.

Fact #5 – The government is going to steal everything from you before it collapses

Oh my, this is a tough one for people to get their heads around… especially those who naively trust governments to act in the interests of the People. The simple truth of the matter — and I’ve publicly made this prediction before — is thatthe government is going to STEAL almost everything you ownas it heads toward a total financial implosion. This will include:

• The governmenttheftof private retirement accounts. The feds will claim they’re taking them over “for your protection.” Yeah, right. And then one day they will simply all vanish. Kiss your IRA goodbye…

• The government theft of precious metals. Within the next 3 years, watch for a national emergency to be declared, followed bygovernment confiscation of gold andsilver. The feds will take your gold and hand youpapermoney in exchange. The paper money, of course, will be all but worthless shortly thereafter. Only the suckers, of course, will actually turn in their metals…

• Government takeover of your bank accounts. Asbanksbegin to fail in the big collapse, the government will step in and take ownership of the failed institutions, just as it did with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (which used to be publicly-owned companies but are now largely just government finance operations). This will put your bank accounts under the direct control of the White House, which can useexecutive ordersto do things like banning all wire transfers out of the country or limiting daily withdrawals and transfers. Sure, you’ll still “own” your money in the bank,you just won’t be able to freely access it!

Fact #6 – Most people have no idea about fractional reservebanking, derivatives, the money supply or the Federal Reserve

It’s not just that mostpeopledon’t understand banking and finance; it’s that evenmembers ofCongresshave no idea how all this works. With few exceptions (like Ron Paul), they’re just clueless!

Get this: Evenmost bankersdon’t even know how fractional reserve banking really works. They don’t understand derivatives, either, which is why they screwed them up so badly in the housing boom that crashed in 2007. And because bankers, investors and bureaucrats have no idea how it all works, they unwittingly turn it all into a runaway catastrophe.

Allowing ignorant adults to play with debt and derivatives is likeletting infants play with nuclearweapons. It can onlyleadto something messy.

Fact #7 – Most people are betting their lives on the dollar

People buy insurance for their cars, their homes and even their health. But when it comes to money, 99 out of 100 people in America are betting their entire financial existence on the U.S. dollar! They get their paychecks in dollars, their savings accounts are in dollars, and all their assets are denominated in dollars. As a result, they have no diversity to protect them against dollar devaluation.

That’s kinda crazy, considering just how quickly the dollar could collapse in the near future and become totally worthless. That’s why smart people are diversifying their assets and converting dollars into land,gold, silver or evenstorable food. Here in central Texas, evenammunitionhas a long-term barter value that far exceeds dollars.

Looking around at the financial behaviors of others, I’m just stunned at how many people arebetting everything on the dollarbecause they never realized they had any other option (that’s the way the government likes to keep it, of course!).

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/033207_national_debt_inflation.html#ixzz1Tzq4lcrW

Pentagon Plan To Monitor Activists On Facebook And Twitter

(Kurt Nimmo)  The New York Times and the Washington Post have posted articles detailing a plan by the Pentagon to detect and track popular ideas on social networks.

They are not interested in what people think about Lady Gaga or the latest cooking recipes.

In 2005, it was reported that the Pentagon wasadding anti-war groups and individuals to a terrorist database. A Defense Department document leaked to NBC provided a “first inside look at how the U.S. military has stepped up intelligence collection inside this country since 9/11, which now includes the monitoring of peaceful anti-war and counter-military recruitment groups.”

Northcom also has a unit dedicated to snooping on political activists.

In 2002, the Pentagon established CIFA, Counterintelligence Field Activity, by directive. Its size and budget were classified. CIFA created a database, TALON (Threat and Local Observation Notice), to keep track of antiwar activists and individuals opposed to invading and bombing small defenseless countries. After a spate of bad PR, the government said CIFA was to be dismantled. It was later revealed that its operations were outsourced and privatized.

  • A D V E R T I S E M E N T

The Washington Post admits the DARPA – the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – plan to hire programmers and researchers to build software to track “popular ideas” on social networks is political.

The plan “makes a certain amount of sense, if you think about how Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks have been used to broadcast the ideas of revolutionaries, protesters and other political figures over the past few years,” writes Hayley Tsukayama.

And, as the report highlights, DARPA could also use the social networks to identify threats. It suggests, for example, that the agency could look into incidences of several people in the same area posting messages about rumors that a wanted individual is hiding nearby.

Or where the next demonstration against the Federal Reserve will be held so agents provocateurs and informers can be dispatched.

“Social networks can allow the military not only to follow but also to shape the action,” writesDavid Streitfeld for the New York Times.

In 2009, the Pentagon released a “Force Protection Advisory” about “planned protests at all Federal Reserve Banks and office locations within the United States.” The “advisory” went out to Northcom and the FBI.

On November 22, 2008, Alex Jones led a rally at the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas Texas. The Dallas protest is specifically mentioned in the official Army document. Ron Paul’s brother was also in attendance.

Source-http://www.infowars.com/pentagon-plan-to-monitor-activists-on-facebook-and-twitter/

6 Weapons Police And Military Use To Subdue Unarmed People

(Rania Khalek)  The US is at the forefront of an international arms development effort that includes a remarkable assortment of technologies, which look and sound like they belong in a Hollywood science fiction thriller. From microwave energy blasters and blinding laser beams, to chemical agents and deafening sonic blasters, these weapons are at the cutting edge of crowd control.

The Pentagon’s approved term for these weapons is “non-lethal” or “less-lethal” and they are intended for use against the unarmed. Designed to control crowds, clear streets, subdue and restrain individuals and secure borders, they are the 21st century’s version of the police baton, pepper spray and tear gas. As journalist Ando Arike puts it, “The result is what appears to be the first arms race in which the opponent is the general population.”

The demand for non-lethal weapons (NLW) is rooted in the rise of television. In the 1960s and ’70s the medium let everyday Americans witness the violent tactics used to suppress the civil rights and anti-war movements.

Today’s rapid advancements in media and telecommunications technologies allow people to record and publicize images and video of undue force more than ever before. Authorities are well aware of how images of violence play out publicly. In 1997, a joint report from the Pentagon and the Justice Department warned:

“A further consideration that affects how the military and law enforcement apply force is the greater presence of members of the media or other civilians who are observing, if not recording, the situation. Even the lawful application of force can be misrepresented to or misunderstood by the public. More than ever, the police and the military must be highly discreet when applying force.”

The global economic collapse coupled with the unpredictable and increasingly catastrophic consequences of climate change and resource scarcity, along with a new era of austerity defined by rising unemployment and glaring inequality have already led to massive protests in Spain, Greece, Egypt, and even Madison, Wisconsin. From the progressive era to the Great Depression to the civil rights movement, Americans have a rich history of taking to the streets to demand greater equality.

Meanwhile, tens of millions of dollars have been invested in the research and development of more media-friendly weapons for everyday policing and crowd control. This has lead to a trade-in of old school weapons for more exotic and controversial technologies. The following are six of the most outrageous “non-lethal” weapons that will define the future of crowd control.

1. The Invisible Pain Ray: The ‘Holy Grail of Crowd Control’

 

The Invisible Pain Ray

Source: Pasadena Star News

It sounds like a weapon out of Star Wars. The Active Denial System, or ADS, works like an open-air microwave oven, projecting a focused beam of electromagnetic radiation to heat the skin of its targets to 130 degrees. This creates an intolerable burning sensation forcing those in its path to instinctively flee (a response the Air Force dubs the “goodbye effect“).

The Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) says, “This capability will add to the ability to stop, deter and turn back an advancing adversary, providing an alternative to lethal force.” Although ADS is described as non-lethal, a 2008 report by physicist and less-lethal weapons expert Dr. Jürgen Altmann suggests otherwise:

” … the ADS provides the technical possibility to produce burns of second and third degree. Because the beam of diameter 2 m and above is wider than human size, such burns would occur over considerable parts of the body, up to 50% of its surface. Second- and third-degree burns covering more than 20% of the body surface are potentially life-threatening – due to toxic tissue-decay products and increased sensitivity to infection – and require intensive care in a specialized unit. Without a technical device that reliably prevents re-triggering on the same target subject, the ADS has a potential to produce permanent injury or death. ”

The weapon was initially tested in Afghanistan, but later recalled due to a combination of technical difficulties and political concerns, including the fear that ADS would be used as a torture tool making it “not politically tenable,” according to a Defense Science Board report. The tens of millions of dollars spent to develop the ADS did not necessarily go to waste, however.

While the weapon may be too controversial for use on the battlefield, it appears that nothing is too sadistic for use on US prisoners, so the ADS has since been modified into a smaller version by Raytheon, for use in law enforcement. Last year, the renamed Assault Intervention System (AIS) was installed at the Pitchess Detention Center’s North County Correction Facility at the behest of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Former LASD Commander,Charles “Sid” Heal had been lobbying for the pain ray for years, calling it the “Holy Grail of Crowd Control,” due to its ability to make people scatter almost instantly.

The device is operated by a jail officer with a joystick, and is intended to break up prison riots, inmate brawls and prevent assaults on officers. Sheriff Lee Bacaadded that it would allow officers to quickly intervene without having to physically enter the area to incapacitate prisoners.

The ACLU claims that use of such a device on American prisoners is “tantamount to torture.” The organization even sent a letter to the sheriff in charge, demanding he never use the energy weapon against inmates. “The idea that a military weapon designed to cause intolerable pain should be used against county jail inmates is staggeringly wrongheaded,” said Margaret Winter, associate director of the ACLU National Prison Project. “Unnecessarily inflicting severe pain and taking such unnecessary risks with people’s lives is a clear violation of the Eighth Amendment and due process clause of the U.S. Constitution.”

The pain ray’s use in the Pitchess Detention Center is a pilot program. If successful, the weapon could find its way into other prisons around the country. The National Institute of Justice has also expressed interest in a hand-held, rifle-sized, short-range weapon that could be effective at tens of feet for law enforcement officials.

2. The Laser Blinding ‘Dazzler’

The Laser Blinding Dazzler

Source: Air Force Fact Sheet

The Personal Halting and Stimulation Response rifle, or PHaSR, is a massive laser shooter. PHaSR technology is being co-funded by the National Institute of Justice(NIJ), Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and is being developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory. While JNLWP is interested in the technology for military applications, NIJ is focusing on its law enforcement use.

So what is the purpose of this light-shooting toy? Well, it won’t kill you, but it will temporarily blind you — or as the NIJ prefers to say, it will “dazzle” you into disorientation — by shooting you with two low­-power diode­-pumped lasers.

Protocol IV, the Blinding Laser Protocol of the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons, states that, “The use of laser weapons that are specifically designed, as their sole combat function or as one of their combat functions, to cause permanent blindness to unenhanced vision is prohibited.”

After the US agreed to the Blinding Laser Protocol in 1995 under President Clinton, the Pentagon was forced to cancel several blinding laser weapon programs that were in the works. But the PHaSR rifle can skirt this regulation because the blinding effect is apparently temporary due to its low-intensity laser.

According to a U.S. Air Force fact sheet, “The laser light from PHaSR temporarily impairs aggressors by dazzling them with one wavelength. The second wavelength causes a repel effect that discourages advancing aggressors.” The JNLWP website says that a significant amount of research and experimentation is still required to gain a full understanding of the safety, military effectiveness, and limitations of these future capabilities.

3. The Taser on Steroids

The Taser on Steroids

Source: Taser website

The Albuquerque Police Department now has Taser shotguns in its arsenal. Most of us are familiar with hand-held Tasers and understand that they only work if the police are standing pretty close to you (about 20 feet).

But Taser has developed the Taser X12, a 12-gauge shotgun that instead of firing lethal bullet rounds, is designed to fire Taser projectile rounds. Known as Extended Range Electronic Projectiles (XREP), the XREP cartridge is a self-contained, wireless projectile that delivers the same neuro-muscular incapacitation bio-effect (a fancy way of saying electric shock) as the handheld Taser, but up to 100 feet.

According to a July 21 press release, Taser International has taken the XREP to the next level, teaming up with the Australian electronic gun company Metal Storm to enhance the 12-gauge Multi-Shot Accessory Under-Barrel Launcher (MAUL).

The two companies will combine Metal Storm’s MAUL stacked projectile technology to “provide semi-automatic fire as fast as the operator can squeeze the trigger,” which boasts a full weapon reload of up to five rounds in less than two seconds. Picture five rounds of Taser XREP cartridges flying out in less than two seconds up to 30 yards away — that is the plan.

In September 2010 Raw Story reported that the rate of Taser-related deaths were on the rise. The story cited an Amnesty International report from 2008 that found 351 Taser-related deaths in the US between June 2001 and August 2008, a rate of just slightly above four deaths per month. About 90 percent of the victims were unarmed and did not appear to pose any serious threat, according to an article in the Boston Review. The Amnesty report points out that Tasers are “inherently open to abuse as they are easy to carry and easy to use and they can inflict severe pain at the push of a button without leaving substantial marks.“ In Amnesty’s US 2010 report, the Taser-related death toll had increased to 390.  If the MAUL-Taser combined shooter find its way into police departments around the country, it may not bode well for the rate of Taser-related deaths.

Another project of Taser International, which was unveiled in 2009, is the Shockwave Area-Denial System, which blankets a large area with electrified darts, and a wireless Taser projectile with a 100-meter range, helpful for picking off “ringleaders” in unruly crowds. In 2007, Taser’s French distributor announced plans for a stun-gun-equipped flying saucer that fires stun darts at criminal suspects or rioters; however, it has yet to be unveiled. Clearly there is no limit to Taser International’s capacity for creativity.

4. Calmative Agents for Riot Control

Calmatives are chemical or biological agents with sedative, sleep-inducing or similar psychoactive effects. Although the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention prohibits the use of riot control agents in warfare, JNWLP and NIJ have long considered calmatives for both military and law enforcement applications, such as dispersing a crowd, controlling a riot or calming a noncompliant offender.

The most well-known and widely used riot-control agents are tear gas (CS) and chloroacetophenone (CN), also known as mace. A few ways that more advanced non-lethal calmatives might be administered, depending on the law enforcement environment, would include a topical or transdermal skin application, an aerosol spray, an intramuscular dart, or a rubber bullet filled with an inhalable agent.

In the March 2010 issue of Harper’s magazine, Ando Arike gives an extensive overview of riot control technology in his article “The Soft Kill: New Frontiers in Pain Compliance.” He wrote:

Pentagon interest in “advanced riot-control agents” has long been an open secret, but just how close we are to seeing these agents in action was revealed in 2002, when the Sunshine Project, an arms-control group based in Austin, Texas, posted on the Internet a trove of Pentagon documents uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act. Among these was a fifty-page study titled “The Advantages and Limitations of Calmatives for Use as a Non-Lethal Technique,” conducted by Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, home of the JNLWD-sponsored Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies.

Penn State’s College of Medicine researchers agreed, contrary to accepted principles of medical ethics, that “the development and use of non-lethal calmative techniques is both achievable and desirable,” and identified a large number of promising drug candidates, including benzodiazepines like Valium, serotonin-reuptake inhibitors like Prozac, and opiate derivatives like morphine, fentanyl, and carfentanyl, the last commonly used by veterinarians to sedate large animals. The only problems they saw were in developing effective delivery vehicles and regulating dosages, but these problems could be solved readily, they recommended, through strategic partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry.

Little more was heard about the Pentagon’s “advanced riot-control agent” program until July 2008, when the Army announced that production was scheduled for its XM1063 “non-lethal personal suppression projectile,” an artillery shell that bursts in midair over its target, scattering 152 canisters over a 100,000-square-foot area, each dispersing a chemical agent as it parachutes down. There are many indications that a calmative, such as fentanyl, is the intended payload—a literal opiate of the masses.

5. Screaming Microwaves That Pierce the Skull

Screaming Microwaves that Pierce the Skull

Source: Wired

Researchers are in the process of developing the Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio or MEDUSA (that’s right, from Greek mythology), which uses a beam of microwaves to induce uncomfortable auditory sensations in the skull. The device exploits the microwave audio effect, in which short microwave pulses rapidly heat tissue, causing a shockwave inside the skull that can be detected by the ears. MEDUSA’s audio effect is loud enough to cause discomfort or even incapacitation. It may also cause a little brain damage from the high-intensity shockwave created by the microwave pulse.

MEDUSA’s intended purpose is deterring crowds from entering a protected perimeter, like a nuclear site, and temporarily incapacitating unruly individuals. So far the weapon remains in development and is funded by the Navy.

6. Ear-Splitting Siren

Ear-Splitting Siren

Source: Associated Press

The Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, built by American Technology Corporation, focuses and broadcasts sound over ranges of up to hundreds of yards. LRAD has been around for years, but Americans first took notice when police used it in Pittsburgh to ward off protesters at the 2009 G-20 summit. It is generally used in two ways: as a megaphone to order protesters to disperse; or, if they disobey, as an “ear-splitting siren” to drive them away. While LRAD may not be deadly, it can permanently damage hearing, depending on how it’s used.

Similar sonic blasters have proven deadly. One is the Thunder Generator, an Israeli-developed shock wave cannon used by farmers to scare away crop-threatening bird. According to a Defense News report last year, the Israeli Ministry of Defense has licensed a firm called ArmyTec to market the Thunder Generator for military and security applications.

It works using gas from a cylinder of domestic liquid petroleum, which is mixed with air and then detonated, producing a series of high-intensity blasts. Patented “pulse detonation” technology ensures high-decibel blasts. With an effective range of up to 50 meters, the makers say it is extremely loud but will not do any lasting damage. They warn, however, that within 10 meters the Thunder Generator could cause permanent damage or even death.

The Impact

The application of pain to control or coerce people into submission helps achieve the desired aims of perception management, while sheltering the public from the brutality of such devices.

Perhaps these less-lethal tactics for crowd control do result in fewer injuries. But they also severely weaken our capacity to enact political change. Authorities have ever more creative ways to manage dissent, at a time when the need for change by popular demand is vital to the future of our society and the planet.

Source-http://www.alternet.org/world/151864/6_creepy_new_weapons_the_police_and_military_use_to_subdue_unarmed_people/?page=entire

Opponents Of Debt Hike To Be Barred From “Super Congress”

(Paul Joseph Watson)  Senators who voted against the debt ceiling hike will be barred from being on the panel of the unconstitutional “Super Congress,” as the Washington elite ensures all roadblocks to crippling tax increases and other planned assaults on the constitution are removed.

According to The Weekly Standard, Republican sources have confirmed that the likes of Rand Paul, Jim DeMint and other fiscal conservatives will be dismissed as choices for the new super committee partly as a punishment for their failure to back the debt hike and most importantly to prevent any obstacles to the committee passing tax hikes and entitlement cuts.

“Excluding those who vote against the debt deal will ensure that some of the most fiscally conservative members of the Senate Republican caucus, including most of its freshmen, will be reading about the committee’s activities in the newspaper rather than guiding its decisions,” writes Stephen F. Haynes.

“Among those who have already declared their opposition to the deal: libertarian-leaning senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul; Jim DeMint, the aggressive fiscal hawk from South Carolina; conservative reformers Ron Johnson from Wisconsin and Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania; the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, Jeff Sessions; and Florida’s Marco Rubio, already one of the highest-profile conservatives in Congress.”

Despite Mitch McConnell, who will make the selections for the panel, promising that the committee won’t raise taxes, immediately before voting began on the debt bill today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) promised that “painful” tax increases would be enacted by the committee or that automatic triggers will kick in which mandate spending cuts of at least $1.2 trillion.

In addition, the Obama administration has already indicated that it will take the deciding vote as the de facto 13th member of the Super Congress. During his press briefing yesterday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the government would work with the Super Congress to hike taxes in 2012 and beyond.

McConnell has proven he cannot be trusted. Earlier this month, the Kentucky Republican proposed reaching an agreement on the debt hike by completely handing over the power of the purse, constitutionally held by Congress, to the executive branch, by transferring the authority over to President Obama for the remainder of his term.

The fact that McConnell will be the main player on the super committee virtually guarantees it will be exploited to further eviscerate the constitution.

As we have documented, legislation decided on by the Super Congress would be immune from amendment and lawmakers would only be able to register an up or down vote, eliminating the ability to filibuster. The Speaker of the House would effectively lose the power to prevent unpopular bills from making it to the House floor.

Harry Reid has already insisted there will be “no constraints” on the committee and that it will have “the ability to look at everything,” prompting concerns that gun control legislation and all manner of other issues could be on the table.

Given the fact that the “Super Congress” is brazenly being established as a weapon with which to butcher what remains of the constitution and the rule of law, it’s hardly a surprise that Washington insiders have already moved to ensure that the few lawmakers in DC who are not completely corrupt and compromised will have no say in how it operates.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.

Source-http://www.infowars.com/opponents-of-debt-hike-to-be-barred-from-super-congress/

Hawking Suggested The Universe Is A Hologram

(John Timmer)  The proponents of string theory seem to think they can provide a more elegant description of the Universe by adding additional dimensions. But some other theoreticians think they’ve found a way to view the Universe as having one less dimension. The work sprung out of a long argument with Stephen Hawking about the nature of black holes, which was eventually solved by the realization that the event horizon could act as a hologram, preserving information about the material that’s gotten sucked inside. The same sort of math, it turns out, can actually describe any point in the Universe, meaning that the entire content Universe can be viewed as a giant hologram, one that resides on the surface of whatever two-dimensional shape will enclose it.

That was the premise of panel at this summer’s World Science Festival, which described how the idea developed, how it might apply to the Universe as a whole, and how they were involved in its development.

The whole argument started when Stephen Hawking attempted to describe what happens to matter during its lifetime in a black hole. He suggested that, from the perspective of quantum mechanics, the information about the quantum state of a particle that enters a black hole goes with it. This isn’t a problem until the black hole starts to boil away through what’s now called Hawking radiation, which creates a separate particle outside the event horizon while destroying one inside. This process ensures that the matter that escapes the black hole has no connection to the quantum state of the material that had gotten sucked in. As a result, information is destroyed. And that causes a problem, as the panel described.

As far as quantum mechanics is concerned, information about states is never destroyed. This isn’t just an observation; according to panelist Leonard Susskind, destroying information creates paradoxes that, although apparently minor, will gradually propagate and eventually cause inconsistencies in just about everything we think we understand. As panelist Leonard Susskind put it, “all we know about physics would fall apart if information is lost.”

Unfortunately, that’s precisely what Hawking suggested was happening. “Hawking used quantum theory to derive a result that was at odds with quantum theory,” as Nobel Laureate Gerard ‘t Hooft described the situation. Still, that wasn’t all bad; it created a paradox and “Paradoxes make physicists happy.”

“It was very hard to see what was wrong with what he was saying,” Susskind said, “and even harder to get Hawking to see what was wrong.”

The arguments apparently got very heated. Herman Verlinde, another physicist on the panel, described how there would often be silences when it was clear that Hawking had some thoughts on whatever was under discussion; these often ended when Hawking said “rubbish.” “When Hawking says ‘rubbish,'” he said, “you’ve lost the argument.”

‘t Hooft described how the disagreement eventually got worked out. It’s possible, he said, to figure out how much information has gotten drawn in to the black hole. Once you do that, you can see that the total amount can be related to the surface area of the event horizon, which suggested where the information could be stored. But since the event horizon is a two-dimensional surface, the information couldn’t be stored in regular matter; instead, the event horizon forms a hologram that holds the information as matter passes through it. When that matter passes back out as Hawking radiation, the information is restored.

Susskind described just how counterintuitive this is. The holograms we’re familiar with store an interference pattern that only becomes information we can interpret once light passes through them. On a micro-scale, related bits of information may be scattered far apart, and it’s impossible to figure out what bit encodes what. And, when it comes to the event horizon, the bits are vanishingly small, on the level of the Planck scale (1.6 x 10-35 meters). These bits are so small, as ‘t Hooft noted, that you can store a staggering amount of information in a reasonable amount of space—enough to describe all the information that’s been sucked into a black hole.

The price, as Susskind noted, was that the information is “hopelessly scrambled” when you do so.

From a black hole to the Universe

Berkeley’s Raphael Bousso was on hand to describe how these ideas were expanded out to encompass the Universe as a whole. As he put it, the math that describes how much information a surface can store works just as well if you get rid of the black hole and event horizon. (This shouldn’t be a huge surprise, given that most of the Universe is far less dense than the area inside a black hole.) Any surface that encloses an area of space in this Universe has sufficient capacity to describe its contents. The math, he said, works so well that “it seems like a conspiracy.”

To him, at least. Verlinde pointed out that things in the Universe scale with volume, so it’s counterintuitive that we should expect its representation to them to scale with a surface area. That counterintuitiveness, he thinks, is one of the reasons that the idea has had a hard time being accepted by many.

When it comes to the basic idea—the Universe can be described using a hologram—the panel was pretty much uniform, and Susskind clearly felt there was a consensus in its favor. But, he noted, as soon as you stepped beyond the basics, everybody had their own ideas, and those started coming out as the panel went along. Bousso, for example, felt that the holographic principle was “your ticket to quantum gravity.” Objects are all attracted via gravity in the same way, he said, and the holographic principle might provide an avenue for understanding why (if he had an idea about how, though, he didn’t share it with the audience). Verlinde seemed to agree, suggesting that, when you get to objects that are close to the Planck scale, gravity is simply an emergent property.

But ‘t Hooft seemed to be hoping that the holographic principle could solve a lot more than the quantum nature of gravity—to him, it suggested there might be something underlying quantum mechanics. For him, the holographic principle was a bit of an enigma, since disturbances happen in three dimensions, but propagate to a scrambled two-dimensional representation, all while obeying the Universe’s speed limit (that of light). For him, this suggests there’s something underneath it all, and he’d like to see it be something that’s a bit more causal than the probabilistic world of quantum mechanics; he’s hoping that a deterministic world exists somewhere near the Planck scale. Nobody else on the panel seemed to be all that excited about the prospect, though.

What was missing from the discussion was an attempt to tackle one of the issues that plagues string theory: the math may all work out and it could provide a convenient way of looking at the world, but is it actually related to anything in the actual, physical Universe? Nobody even attempted to tackle that question. Still, the panel did a good job of describing how something that started as an attempt to handle a special case—the loss of matter into a black hole—could provide a new way of looking at the Universe. And, in the process, how people could eventually convince Stephen Hawking he got one wrong.

Source-http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/07/how-an-argument-with-hawking-suggested-the-universe-is-a-hologram.ars

Emergency Documentation To Keep In 72 Hour Kit

(survival blog)  In addition to your 72 hour kit, keep a written list of information including family and important contacts, emergency bug-out-plan, and encrypted information of your insurance and financial accounts. Record this information in a small spiral notepad that you can keep dry in a zip lock bag.

In an emergency Get-Out-Of-Dodge situation, do not rely on your cell phone to maintain all of your contact information. Although the cell phone address book is a convenient first step for such information, it becomes quite useless when the battery is dead, especially if there is no means to recharge it, or if the cell towers are offline due to power failure or network down. Having written contact information in your vehicle kit will be invaluable.

Keep Family and Friends Contact Information in your Vehicle 72 Hour Kit

emergency-notebook-for-72-hour-kitIn the event of a local, regional, or widespread emergency disaster where you need to evacuate your work or home, or you cannot return to your home, your family or close network will either be within the same disaster region or will have heard the news and will be concerned for your well being. They could be a valuable point of contact and able to relay messages for separated people in a disaster situation. Write down their address and phone numbers so when you have access to a working phone, you can let them know of your situation.

Keep Bug-Out-Plan Information in your Vehicle 72 Hour Kit

If you cannot return home, or if it would be dangerous to do so, decisions will have to be made as to where to go and what to do. These decisions should be planned and made ahead of time and may differ depending on the crisis. Spell out the plan for each different scenario that you are planning for. If you do not already have your own bug-out-location, consider alternate locations that will work for your geographical situation. Depending on where you live, your regional hazards and population density, your choices will vary.

For those living in an Earthquake zone, determine the worse case EQ and be sure that your BOL is outside the potential perimeter of damage from the fault line (this may be something like 50 – 100 miles depending). If you live along coastlines that are at risk for Hurricanes, pick your BOL far enough inland and ideally out of the mainstream of traffic flow which will surely be a problem during an actual evacuation. If you live in areas of Tornados, your BOL doesn’t have to be as far away from home given the Tornado’s  narrow path of destruction but plan for it nonetheless. You do not have to live in a natural disaster zone to have a plan. There are many other threats out there that could turn quickly into disasters, particularly for those that live in high population density centers.

It is a good idea to have a predetermined plan of travel and a meeting spot along the way to a bug-out-location, for the scenario where you and your spouse may each be in different locations during the event. If the electrical power is out, then your cell phones will be useless (towers will be offline). Having a written plan, and copy in each vehicle, will eliminate panic and uncertainty, and will give you a head start ahead of the mob. Your travel route should be mapped out ahead of time and ideally be off of the main freeways which will surely clog with traffic and may even become impassable  around major cities. Know of more than one route to get to your destination. First thing to remember for your trip, if possible, fill your gas tankimmediately (assuming the power is on for the pumps in that area). I rarely let my tank fall below half and have extra fuel with me in case of emergency.

If it is determined that you cannot make it back home, and if it will not be safe to stay where you are now, and your options of communication are out, and assuming that the roads are passable, travel to your first meeting spot. In case you have to move on from your first meeting spot, have a predetermined indicator that you have made it to that point and have moved on. Maybe keep a small can of spray paint in the vehicle so that you can make a mark somewhere within the predetermined location of your meeting spot (the pavement of the far end parking space for example).

I highly recommend that you predetermine that you will call a certain family member or friend and let them know your location and plan. That way, if and when your spouse is able to get to a working phone, a similar call will be placed to discover your situation. Like I said, your cell phones may be out but you may come across a working land line (at least for the first few days until the land line backup system batteries go out – if the power failure is wide enough).

Keep Encrypted Financial Information in your Vehicle 72 Hour Kit

It is a good idea to have with you your account numbers and contact information for your various insurance and financial accounts. You can store this information and encrypt it on a USB thumb drive, and your can simply write it on paper using some simple encryption techniques.

There are many different file encryption programs out there. Search online for whatever works for you. I keep a copy of the Encryption Software installer file itself, as well as the encrypted file of financial accounts on a USB thumb drive so that when using someone else PC or laptop, it is simple to install and use it to open the encrypted file or files.

If you simply want to keep written documentation, but in an encrypted format, you can use a simple method which will keep 99.99% of anyone who may see it, in the dark. In this case you are only concerned about hiding your account numbers. You can choose your own unique 10 character keyword number cipher (with no repeat characters, called isograms) that will represent the numbers 1 – 10. For example, AFTERSHOCK could represent 1234567890. If my account number was 5832-99765, the code would be ROTF-CCHSR.

Remember to take the time for preparedness before you actually need it. Your own survival preparedness is your best insurance policy.

Source-http://modernsurvivalblog.com/survival-kit/emergency-documentation-to-keep-in-72-hour-kit/