WE NO LONGER FEAR THEIR MADE-UP THREATS
compiled by Jeanne Hudon
Article and video recommendations to keep you busy for a
while, with some comments interspersed as usual. Lots of important
developments underway. Hoping you continue to appreciate the effort of putting
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"We chose to come forth from Source-the Formless-and entered
the world of Form. We are hybrids of both. Within each of us lies the bridge
between the two. Deep within the heart is a flame, the same element and
quality of Father/Mother/God. I am dedicated to the Oneness in All Life and to
bridging Heaven and Earth within each human heart. May the words contained
here be used as stepping stones for many bridges as we awaken to the vastness
of our being, reminding us of the power that lies within our own silent
sanctuaries. As we link with Divine Beings and our Higher Selves, may we heal
our feelings of separation and come softly into reunion with Source and our
own Grand Selves."
"We petition from you, as the carrier of the Peace Banner of
this planet, that you maintain your commitment to the dismantlement of the
military base in Guantanamo, Cuba and you put a final end to the economic
blockade that this country has suffered for more than five decades. We also
petition you, as President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner,
a clear and immediate positioning against the coup d'etat in Honduras, a
removal of existing US military bases in South America and an end to
construction of new ones, as well as a quick withdrawal of the armed forces in
Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Worldwide, people are asking you to take a
vital leadership position at the COP-2009 (World Conference for Climate
Change) in Copenhagen by adopting those measures that positively affect
climate change and promote ecological security. Your new position as leader
and ombudsman for World Peace is a well deserved recognition of your work, as
well as a new responsibility that you are now assuming for all of humanity,
who in the great majority will be with you, at your side, with every step and
action that contributes to the construction of a better and safer world for
all, but who will be equally vigilant that such actions are coherent with the
precepts that we have inherited from all great pacifists, social, spiritual
and environmental leaders who have preceded us."
"I have a two-year-old grandson. And as I look at this baby,
you know, I think, what's this world going to look like in six decades, when
he's my age? If we stay the course, it will be horrible. But we have this
opportunity now, and I think this economic turmoil that we're in today is
teaching us that we must change. We have a failed system. We must create
something better. And we must realize that my grandson can't possibly hope to
inherit a sustainable, just and peaceful world, unless every child growing up
in Ethiopia and in Bolivia and in Indonesia and in Israel and Palestine has
that same expectation. For the first time in history, we're really living on a
very, very tiny, highly integrated planet, and we're all communicating with
each other. Everybody is listening to Democracy Now! all around the world.
We're all talking on the cell phone and by internet. We really get it. We're a
very, very small community, and we need to recognize that."
1. ET Technology and 9/11
2. Hope for Extraterrestrial Contact
3. Believing is Seeing
4. The Flip Side of Placebos: The Nocebo Effect
5. The Black Hats Must Go
6. Welcome to a New and Unimaginable World!
7. The Evil Empire
8. The monster devouring us
9. Watch what you tweet
10. Natural Health Products under fire in Canada
11."Spaceship Earth" - A Status Update
12. Is birth control the answer to environmental ills?
13. Hoodwinked: Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins Reveals
Why the World Financial Markets Imploded-and How to Remake Them
14. Thousands Expect Apocalypse in 2012
15. Talking Dog For Sale
SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE GLOBAL, SLOW MOTION GENOCIDE THROUGH
FOOD DEPRIVATION BY
CORPORATE CAPITALISM AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY
NOTE FROM JEAN: Economic democracy would seem to be a good
alternative to the corrupted system we have: "Economic democracy is described
as an integral component of an
inclusive democracy, in
Towards An Inclusive Democracy as a stateless, moneyless and marketless
economy that precludes private accumulation of wealth and the
institutionalization of privileges for some sections of society, without
relying on a mythical post-scarcity state of abundance, or sacrificing freedom
of choice. The proposed system aims to meet the basic needs of all citizens
(macro-economic decisions), and secure freedom of choice (micro-economic
decisions)." Of course, this rarely mentioned vision (MUCH MORE ON THIS
HERE) proposed in 1997 looks quite theoretical and doesn't seem to have
much traction in the real world so far but at least it fleshes out a bit what
could make a more humane and just world possible. But to me, a profound and
global change of consciousness from the current winner-take-all, fear-driven
mindset to a deep realization of our oneness with all Life and All That Is
would seem to be a key condition to help foster the emergence of a new era of
Peace, Love and Harmony on Earth (Incidentally, John Perkins basically says
the same thing in this interview. In the meantime, we can only hope that big
governments in cahoot with big corporations won't let too many more people
fall into abject poverty and die of starvation... And of course, it would help
if each one of us lived a simpler life so that others could simply live.
Spotlight on Hunger (14 Nov 2009) URGENT ACTION NEEDED!
In just two days, more than 120,000 of us have signed the
last-moment petition on world hunger to next week's World Food Summit in Rome!
The petition's spectacular delivery has just been confirmed: we'll light up
the entire Rome Colosseum on Sunday night with representations of every
signature. But the urgency has just increased: a draft of the Food Summit's
declaration has just been leaked, and it doesn't look good. If the outcry now
isn't strong enough, some governments could backslide on their commitment to
provide $20 billion in new funds and save millions of lives from rising
Click to sign the petition -- and then forward the original email below to
anyone you know who cares about the hunger crisis. (...) 1 in 6 people
worldwide go hungry everyday. With the recent financial crisis, poverty is
skyrocketing, but our governments are failing to take significant action. In a
few days, leaders meet at the World Food Summit in Rome to tackle this growing
crisis. The best solution is funding to boost sustainable agriculture in
poorer countries, but France, Germany, UK, Italy and Japan are backing out on
a $20 billion promise made earlier this year. Millions of lives are on the
line and this is our chance to hold them to their word. The world produces
enough food to feed everyone. Yet the number of people suffering from chronic
hunger across the planet has reached the record-high figure of 1 billion this
year. Hundreds of billions are spent by wealthy governments to bail out banks
and financial institutions, but the G8 countries are trying to cut a promised
$20 billion agriculture fund for the poorest countries to only $3 billion in
new money. With literally millions facing life-threatening hunger, this is a
scandal. The Rome summit is our best opportunity to push governments to
promote small holder food production -- growing evidence shows that intensive
farming models are not effectively countering hunger and have a highly
damaging impact on our environment. We are teaming up with anti-poverty
organisation ActionAid and global farmers networks to show our governments
that we refuse to accept a world where people die every minute from hunger.
Global hunger worsening, warns UN (14 October 2009)
Targets to cut the number of hungry people in the world will
not be met without greater international effort, UN food agencies have warned.
The UN's annual report on global food security confirms that more than one
billion people - a sixth of the world's population - are undernourished.It
says the number of hungry people was growing before the economic crisis, which
has made the situation worse. (...) "The World Food Summit target of reducing
the number of undernourished people by half to no more than 420 million by
2015 will not be reached if the trends that prevailed before those crises
continue." The report, released in Rome, says the economic downturn has
reduced foreign aid and investment in poorer countries and cut remittances
from those working abroad. It says the loss of income is compounded by food
prices that are "still relatively high". CLIP
World Food Day: There is enough food grown in the world for
(...) We cannot maintain increased food productivity in a
low-carbon and resource-scarce world simply by further intensifying today's
farming industry. Agriculture needs to be rebuilt along entirely different
lines and poor farmers and countries made central to that change. Countries
must invest in farmer-driven extension schemes and social safety nets to help
the poorest people to buy food locally from small-scale farmers and traders.
Meanwhile, climate change is already causing massive shifts in seasonal
growing patterns, especially in the tropics where most poor people live and
farm. Agriculture contributes 14% to global carbon emissions, therefore
changing the way that farmers use their lands and forests will be important in
how we cut emissions and help people to cope to climate harm. Poor farmers
must not be left bearing the costs of these
changes, which is why climate finance is such a deal-breaker at December's
climate change talks in Copenhagen. CLIP
The End of Poverty?
The feature-length documentary The End of Poverty? won
critical acclaim at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and is narrated by actor
Martin Sheen. It is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by
filmmaker Philippe Diaz. The film takes a hard look at world poverty and
challenges capitalism and the American way. In a world of plenty, why are so
many families around the planet still living in abject poverty? Looking beyond
the popular "solutions" for poverty, The End of Poverty? asks if the true
causes of poverty today stem from a deliberate orchestration of resource
misallocation started in colonial times. Demand The End of Poverty? comes to
play in your town and add/find a city
here - For more theatres visit
Amy Goodman interviews Philippe Diaz, the filmmaker of "THE
END OF POVERTY?"
In his first speech before the United Nations General
Assembly this September, President Obama optimistically pledged that the
United States would not only support the Millennium Development Goals but
would, quote, "set our sights on the eradication of extreme poverty in our
time." Earlier this year, the IMF and the World Bank warned the financial
crisis posed a serious challenge to reducing poverty. The World Bank predicted
the economic crisis could push another 53 million people in the global South
into poverty. Well, according to the latest numbers from the UN, we're now up
to 2.7 billion people around the world who survive on less than two dollars a
day, one billion of whom live on less than a dollar a day. Given the dire
statistics and the widening gap between rich and poor, how can we see the
eradication of poverty? That's the central question of a new documentary, The
End of Poverty? It's narrated by actor and activist Martin Sheen. The film has
been described as An Inconvenient Truth for global economics. It premiered at
the Cannes Film Festival, opens in New York this Friday. This is an excerpt
that features political scientist Susan George discussing how debt repayment
fuels poverty in the global South. SUSAN GEORGE: Let me give you just one
statistic, which I worked out in minutes, because otherwise it's
incomprehensible. Sub-Saharan Africa, which is the poorest part of the world,
is paying $25,000 every minute to Northern creditors. Well, you could build a
lot of schools, a lot of hospitals, a lot of job-you could make a lot of job
creation, if you were using $25,000 a minute differently from debt repayment.
So there's this drain. And I think people don't understand that it is actually
the South that is financing the North. If you look at the flows of money from
North to South and then from South to North, what you find is that the South
is financing the North to the tune of about $200 billion every year. CLIP
Then watch JOHN PERKINS, author of CONFESSIONS OF AN
ECONOMIC HITMAN, spokesperson in "THE END OF POVERTY" being interviewed about
his new book, HOODWINKED: Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins Reveals Why the
World Financial Markets Imploded-and How to Remake Them
(...) I think it's fair to say that we economic hit men have
managed to create the world's first truly global empire. And it's basically a
secret empire. We do it in many ways, but principally, we identify a country
that has resources that corporations covet, like oil, arrange a huge loan to
that country from the World Bank or one of its sisters. The money never
actually goes to the country; it goes to our own corporations to build the
infrastructure projects in that country that help a few very wealthy people,
but don't benefit the majority of the people, who are too poor to buy
electricity or have cars to drive on the highways. And yet, they're left
holding a huge debt that they can't repay. So we go back at some point and
say, "You know, you can't pay your debts. Give us a pound of flesh. Sell your
oil real cheap to our oil companies. Vote with us on the next critical UN
vote. Allow us to build a military base in your backyard." Something along
these lines. And when we fail-as I talk in my books, I failed with Jaime
Roldos, president of Ecuador, Omar Torrijos of Panama-the Jackals go in and
either overthrow or assassinate these leaders. And if the Jackals fail, as
they did in Iraq, then we send in the military. CLIP
You'll never look at dinner the same way. This documentary
explores the food industry's detrimental effects on our health and
Codex Alimentarius: Nutricide Will Commence December 31,
2009 - MOST SERIOUS THREAT!!!
More and more people are becoming concerned about the shady,
secretive organization that is Codex Alimentarius - the thinly-veiled
propaganda arm of global conglomerates that does everything it can to control
and limit individual options to maintain or increase health. Codex
alimentarius is one of the major bodies behind the effort to limit access to
nutritional products and information. Its motivation is not rocket science and
neither is the source of its funding - money that somehow expected to return a
profit to its members. Most of the information available regarding codex
alimentarius refers to its role in the USA, but it is not a US-specific body.
Far from it, Codex has wiggled its dirty little tentacles into just about
every national or international body concerned with public health. Posing as a
benefactor, it then uses its significant financial and political clout to do
its masters bidding. Behind the Codex Alimentarius Commission is the United
Nations and the World Health Organization working in conjunction with the
multinational pharmaceutical cartel and international banks. Its initial
efforts in the US with the FDA were defeated, so it found another ally in the
FTC. Now Codex, with the FTC and the pharmaceutical cartel behind it, it
threatens to become a trade issue, using the campaign of Operation Cure-All to
advance its goals.
(...) Monsanto, a member of Codex, will benefit greatly as
production of genetically modified (GM) foods are stepped up and more GM
plants are given the green light. Terminator seeds will be approved for
international trade. GM food animals will also be on the way.Codex poses a
significant threat to the food supply, according to Dr. Robert Verkerk,
founder and director of the Alliance for Natural Health. About 300 dangerous
food additives that are mainly synthetic will be allowed under Codex,
including aspartame, BHA, BHT, potassium bromate, tartrazine, and more. Dr.
Verkerk is particularly concerned that no consideration has been given to
potential risks associated with long-term exposure to mixtures of
additives.According to John Hammell, a legislative advocate and the founder of
International Advocates for Health Freedom (IAHF), here is what we have to
look forward to:"If Codex Alimentarius has its way, then herbs, vitamins,
minerals, homeopathic remedies, amino acids and other natural remedies you
have taken for granted most of your life will be gone. The name of the game
for Codex Alimentarius is to shift all remedies into the prescription category
so they can be controlled exclusively by the medical monopoly and its bosses,
the major pharmaceutical firms. Predictably, this scenario has been denied by
both the Canadian Health Food Association and the Health Protection Branch of
Canada (HPB). The Codex Alimentarius proposals already exist as law in Norway
and Germany where the entire health food industry has literally been taken
over by the drug companies. In these countries, vitamin C above 200 mg is
illegal as is vitamin E above 45 IU, vitamin B1 over 2.4 mg and so on. Shering-Plough,
the Norway pharmaceutical giant, now controls an Echinacea tincture, which is
being sold there as an over the counter drug at grossly inflated prices. The
same is true of ginkgo and many other herbs, and only one government
controlled pharmacy has the right to import supplements as medicines which
they can sell to health food stores, convenience stores or pharmacies." The
world's food supply is under attack due to corrupt governments and
organizations like Codex Alimentarius. This is most obvious in Africa, but the
signs of encroaching food control can now be seen in almost every nation on
Earth. It is now a criminal offence in parts of Europe to sell herbs as foods.
An agreement called EEC6565 equates selling herbs as foods to selling other
illegal drugs. Action is being taken to accelerate other European countries
into 'harmonization' as well. Paul Hellyer in his book, "The Evil Empire,"
states: "Codex Alimentarius is supported by international banks and
multinational corporations including some in Canada, and is in reality a bill
of rights for these banks and the corporations they control. It will hand over
our sovereign rights concerning who may or may not invest in our countries to
an unelected world organization run by big business. The treaty would make it
impossible for Canadian legislators either federal or provincial to alter or
improve environmental standards for fear of being sued by multinational
corporations whether operating in Canada or not. This will create a world
without borders ruled by a virtual dictatorship of the world's most powerful
central banks and multinational companies. This world is an absolute certainty
if we all sit on our hands and do nothing." CLIP
PART 1 Restricting Our Freedoms - Shawn Buckley About Bill
PART 2 HERE
ALL CANADIANS MUST WATCH THIS!
From the DVD "Bill C-6 A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT and the
CHARTER" (AVAILABLE FROM
www.thehealthierchannel.com) constitutional lawyer, Shawn Buckley presents
the truth about Bill C-6 and the loss of our fundamental freedom in Canada if
the bill passes. This law will enable anyone from the Canadian government to
enter the property of citizens, to take the property, houses or anything they
want to without help from the court. This is probably the worst law anyone can
imagine being signed in. ONE OF THE COMMENTS POSTED THERE: There are a lot of
"coincidences" in the parallel actions being taken by all major world
governments right now. Kind of the same coincidence as say, the BBC reading
the same script word for word as CNN and CBS...
Losing our basic human rights is never acceptable!
Bill C-6 is overkill. The only ones it serves are the large corporations
while it hurts all Canadians. It is deplorable that Health Canada is using the
guise of consummer protection to pass this bill! They could have better
consumer protection by just tweaking our existing laws instead of forcing this
crap down our throats!
THE BILL C-6 CONNECTION: (Updated: Oct. 11th, 2009) Att.
Canadians: BILL C-6 Passed Second Reading on October 7th, 2009 !... but it is
not too late
Dee Nicholson - Vaccines, Mandatory Vaccinations, and Bill
C-6An interview with Dee Nicholson of 'Freedom in Canadian Health Care',
regarding Vaccines, the possibility of Mandatory H1N1 Flu Vaccinations, and
Bill C-6, from September 17th, 2009. This is a 30 minute excerpt from the
"Liquid Lunch Show", hosted by Hugh Reilly and Co-host Lisa Small in Toronto
(a 2 hour show, featuring a variety of guests and topics which airs live each
Tuesday, via streaming video at
www.ThatChannel.com You may also download the single, 30 minute long,
video file in .avi, .mp4, .ogv or just the .mp3 audio file, using the links at
the bottom of this page:
Take Action to Stop Bill C-6 ! For Canadians at this moment,
the most serious threat to their rights and freedoms is Bill C-6 which has
been passed by our Parliament, and was recently in the Senate for 2nd Reading.
The 3rd reading could pass it into Law. If it passes, it would provide our
Government with draconian means to remove supplements, to force-vaccinate the
population, to remove all our Rights and Freedoms, including the right to Due
Process, which has been our right since the Magna Carta was signed in 1215 AD.
That means YOU are guilty until proven innocent, yet with no way to prove your
innocence. Canadians and the Senate must be educated and do everything
possible to STOP Bill C-6. (NOTE: Health Canada has already been
criminalizing the sale and distribution of a number of health suppliments and
has been treating some legitimate family type business people as if they are
dealing crack cocaine). This Bill only protects the market for BIG PHARMA
and multi-national (globalist) corporations, at the expense of consumers (YOU
), creating a monopoly for them, while depriving consumers of natural health
BILL C-6 and MANDATORY VACCINES (pdf) CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER Shawn Buckley
explains some of the ramifications of Bill C 6
See also this short documentary for somewhat deeper
information: "WE BECOME SILENT" by Kevin Miller free at
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Adding some much needed balance to
Recommended by Mark Kimmel (firstname.lastname@example.org) who wrote: "I find
the following message both timely and within my range of understanding."
We have informed you that it is time to reveal the truth about us, and our
activities on your behalf. The time of revelations you refer to as
"Disclosure" is so to say "on the table", and it will open a Pandora's Box of
information. Once the initial announcement has been made, it will bring out
long hidden truths about the Galactic Federation members. It will also reveal
the truth about other visitors to Earth outside of our membership, and not
necessarily of the higher levels of Light. Naturally a young civilization such
as yours attracts a lot of interest, and it is permissible for visits to be
made for the purposes of exploration and scientific information. However,
there are strict laws of non-interference, and they have to observed.
As you have grown over thousands of years, the colonization of other countries
has been enforced and mighty empires have emerged. The colonization of Space
has stringent and enforceable controls, and can only take place with both
sides in agreement. Clearly there are many benefits to be gained where a more
advanced civilization joins hands with a developing one. Your Earth is in such
a position now, and your potential to be able to join the Space Family
commenced when you raised your consciousness levels. It was known that you
would rapidly progress towards Space travel, and now you go back and forth to
planets in your Solar System. Inter Stellar travel would be a natural
development from there, but until you put down your weapons of mass
destruction, you will be prevented from doing so. It is true that there have
been Galactic Wars, but as time passes so soul progression takes place and
peaceful co-existence becomes more wide spread.
The dark forces upon Earth have had ambitions to enslave you, and extend their
activities into Space. They already have bases upon the Moon and Mars, and
using force they would not hesitate to colonies another world. However, no
matter what they do they will not be allowed to go outside your Solar System.
Nuclear weapons are quarantined so that they stay on Earth, and not allowed to
be used in connection with experimental or warlike activities. You might
wonder where the negative influences have come from that have plagued your
planet, and we can tell you that they have always existed in your Universe
because of its dual polarity. When the vibrations of your mass consciousness
drops very low you attract similar ones from outside, and as a result powerful
energies are formed that make them harder to overcome. We are pleased to tell
you that as a result of your highest intentions for good, you have suddenly
lifted out of the depths of darkness. Hence, you now move even further away
and into the Light that is your path to Ascension.
There is so much truth in the expression "as above so below" and this is why
your upliftment into the higher dimensions, will find you at home in
surroundings that are acceptable and familiar to you. As a collective of human
souls that have originally come from all quarters of the Universe, you are a
microcosm of the macrocosm. Therefore although dramatic and far-reaching
changes are coming, they will be a natural progression in your greater path to
Cosmic Consciousness. You are special and well loved without a doubt, and why
not as we are all involved together in our journey through Space. The changes
will be enormous and exciting, and whatever your experiences now they will be
eclipsed by those that are to come.
We find that there are far more people who are now settled in peaceful
self-realization. They walk their life without fear and carry their Light with
them, raising the vibrations around them where ever they go. The Light has
formed a network of souls that are unknowingly spreading it across the Earth.
It is growing exponentially, and is a great force for the good of all other
souls. As we often suggest Dear Ones walk in the awareness of your Light at
all times, and your mere presence will lift up those around you.
Everything is going well and much happens behind the scenes of which you
cannot yet be aware. Our allies slowly but surely make inroads where there
needs to be changes, and wait our go ahead to implement our plan. They are
often in vital positions that are essential to success, and for the time being
secrecy is necessary about their activities. Our craft are often placed in
such a way as to protect them, and our presence is unknown because we are
cloaked in invisibility. Many craft already peer in to you world as they
monitor the dark Ones and their whereabouts. We have the thousands of nuclear
devices under our control, and you may rest easily as they will not be allowed
to be used. The dark are far from having it all their own way, and we play by
the rules where they do not. We are highly organized, and they are in disarray
because it has long become apparent to them that they cannot win the battle
between the dark and Light.
There is a new sense of achievement amongst Light workers, as they now feel
the changes in the vibrations and realize that upliftment is well under way.
These last few years have seen remarkable progress towards Ascension, and more
souls are awakening to their true potential. With the advent of Disclosure and
the revelations that will soon follow, we expect even more souls to come out
of their clouded view of life. No one really likes to feel that they have been
deliberately misled yet it has been going ever since the collapse of the
Atlantean civilization. From that time you fell into an abyss of darkness, and
those seeking self-power took advantage of the situation.
As this cycle now closes you will look back, and realize that you have gone
through so many karmic periods as a Human Race. War and the threat of war have
never been far away, and after some of the bloodiest wars in your history. You
have said, "enough is enough" and moved your focus away from them and on to
the path of peace. Your leaders are slow to respond and opposition to changes
is strong, because of the profitable industry that has grown up around them.
I am SaLuSa from Sirius, and can tell you that you have called for peace on
Earth, and we are here to ensure that it is achieved. It will be part of our
plan for you and your salvation, and negotiations will commence once we are
introduced to you. Love and appreciation of each other will quickly return.
Thank You SaLuSa
WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION
Alex Grey - FASCINATING VIDEO!
I Am Autism - Moving video!
"I Am Autism," is a video by Academy Award-nominated
director Alfonso Cuarón and Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Billy Mann,
both parents of young children with autism. The video is a personal expression
by these two fathers and was shown at Autism Speaks Second Annual World Focus
on Autism, September 2009. Check also
'I Am Autism': An Advocacy Video Sparks Protest
Failure to success: Amazing video clip
HP "Create Amazing" - Director's cut - REALLY STUNNING VIDEO
(Make sure to watch full screen)
The Longest Way 1.0 - one year walk/beard grow time lapse
Paragliders at Point Cartwright on the 7D
Yonder - ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!
JOB First look
Ultimate Base Jumping - Wingsuit Cliff Skimming by Robibird
Skydiving Sexy Freestyle
Water (86 minutes) FASCINATING MOST MIND-BOGGLING
Transcript of Benedictine Nun on Swine Flu (6 Nov 2009)
Hope for Extraterrestrial Contact - The Pleiadian Light
We are the Pleiadian Light. We greet you with peace in our
hearts. We wish to alert you to a probable change in your world consciousness
that is gathering increasing energy to support it. We are referring to an
event that would validate the reality of extraterrestrials and their
interactions with Earth through out your planetary history. Since the mid-20th
Century and especially in the past twenty years we have come close several
times to creating an open contact situation with Earth humans. The probable
situations always turned out to be off balance in some way and the events
shifted to parallel realities outside the current path on which Earth is
progressing. This time the plan entails an acknowledgement from a unified
group of your world leaders that there is evidence of ET interactions with
Earth. They will admit that this evidence has been withheld from the public
out of concern for negative or fearful reactions. If this revelation is
handled well by the people, more information will slowly be released as to the
many interactions that have taken place and are well documented. Then, with
equal care, the presentation of the beneficial technologies that have been
gifted by ETs will be revealed. The intention, at this point, is to keep
everything low-key. The power groups on your world are terrified of the
response from the general population. They fear chaos and loss of control. It
is our hope that this plan will pave the way for the introduction of some ET
envoys. Your leaders would present them through your mass media. The first ETs
to be introduced would be those who are in like form and appearance to your
Earth human bodies.
The Next Mozart? 6-Year Old Piano Prodigy Wows All
Emily Bear on GMA
CNBC - Dollar Will be Utterly Destroyed, Global Currency,
New World Order
The dollar will get "utterly destroyed" and become
"virtually worthless", said Damon Vickers, chief investment officer of Nine
Points Capital Partners. Due to the huge wage disparities between the United
States and emerging markets like China, Vickers said that may resolve itself
in some type of a global currency crisis. "If the global currency crisis
unfolds, then inevitably you get an alignment of a global world government. A
new global currency and a new world order, so we may be moving towards that,"
Joseph Moshe H1N1 Ukraine Plague Warning
Professor Moshe had called into a live radio show PROJECT
CAMELOT RADIO INTERVIEW by Kerry Cassidy with Dr. Bill Deagle claiming to be a
microbiologist who wanted to supply evidence to a States Attorney regarding
tainted H1N1 Swine flu vaccines being produced by Baxter BioPharma Solutions.
He said that Baxters Ukrainian lab was in fact producing a bioweapon disguised
as a vaccine. He claimed that the vaccine contained an adjuvant (additive)
designed to weaken the immune system, and replicated RNA from the virus
responsible for the 1918 pandemic Spanish flu, causing global sickness and
mass death. The next day, this happened (see video)... the caller also talks
about the coming extreme devaluation of the US dollar...
Angels Don't Play this HAARP and Other Mind Control Methods
- Episode aired on November 10, 2009
Join Eldon and Nick Begich as they romp around the world of
covert games, formerly classified operations, and other technologies all
designed to own your mind-your every thought, your choices, your labors, and
especially your cooperation. What you consume will amaze you and knowing this
can and will empower you!
Dr. Nick Begich: Nick is the co-author of Angels
Don't Play this HAARP.
7,000 buildings collapse in China under heaviest snow on
13 Nov 09 - Unusually early snowstorms in northern China
have stranded tens of thousands of vehicles and motorists, led to the deaths
of 38 people, forced the evacuation of 158,000 people, and forced delays or
cancellation of hundreds of flights in several cities, including China's
capital city, Beijing. The snow - heaviest in the area since records began -
has caused more than half a billion dollars in damage, including the collapse
of more than 7,000 buildings and damage to 297,000 acres (120,000 hectares) of
crops, the Civil Affairs Ministry said Friday. (...) This is the second year
and a row that China has been hammered by massive snowstorms. About 20 months
ago, the most severe snowstorm in five decades in southern China caused an
estimated $22 billion in direct economic losses, destroying 29.4 million acres
(11.9 million hectares) of cropland, and forcing the government to hand out
63.3 billion yuan of subsidies to farmers.
What You Didn't Know About The War (22 October 2009)
This video is mandatory viewing to all supporters of the
war(s) AND EVERYONE ELSE!!!
George Carlin and Bill Hicks tell it like it is
George Carlin and Bill Hicks are comedic geniuses whose
material is still very relevant today.
The Clem Engine Reborn (11/08/09)
(...) The basic idea behind this new engine is simple but
revolutionary: it utilizes a small air bubble in a fluid (the fuel) as the
combustion chamber to compress, ignite, and capture the energy (heat) released
by the combustion of the fuel-air contents of the bubble. The fuel also
happens to be the working fluid, which drives the turbine blades to extract
power. The CIBC engine can run on just about any liquid hydrocarbon fuel,
including plant, mineral, or recycled oils. Although the CIBC engine can
operate on petroleum-based fuels, they are not required. Its ability to
operate on alternative liquid fuels holds the potential, if fully realized, to
transform the transportation sector by reducing or eliminating our nation's
reliance on domestic or imported petroleum-based fuels. RECOMMENDED by Jerry
Decker (email@example.com) who wrote: "I thought I should let you know
about this new discovery. The folks at Micro-Combustion, Inc. have discovered
the secret of the Clem engine and their prototype has been tested and
validated twice by NASA and once by ORNL. As you know, I've been on this for
years trying to gather information as documented at KeelyNet, so this is very
exciting for me. Here is what I have posted which leads to an article and
their website with history and more technical details. (...) This technology
needs support by some big company to get these engines on the market. It would
change the entire landscape of energy production and transportation worldwide.
Thanks for your help in getting the word out! Check also
http://www.micro-combustion.com/index.html - FOR MORE on the New Energy
A Death in Tehran (to be shown this November 17 on PBS)
At the height of the protests following Iran's controversial
presidential election this summer, a young woman named Neda Agha Soltan was
shot and killed on the streets of Tehran. Her death -- filmed on a
cameraphone, then uploaded to the web -- quickly became an international
outrage, and Agha Soltan became the face of a powerful movement that
threatened the hard-line government's hold on power. With the help of a unique
network of correspondents in and out of the country, FRONTLINE investigates
the life and death of the woman whose image remains a potent symbol for those
who want to keep the reform movement alive. The film also explores a number of
unanswered questions in the aftermath of the greatest upheaval in Iran since
the 1979 revolution: How many were arrested and killed as the security forces
attempted to contain the growing protest movement? To what extent was the
presidential vote manipulated? What is the future of the movement that seems
to have been silenced?
PRESS RELEASE HERE and protests continues:
109 arrests at Iran protests: Tehran police chief (Nov 7, 2009)
The Best (1772) Documentaries On Earth
No climate-change deal likely by year's end, officials say
(November 15, 2009)
Singapore (CNN) -- President Obama and leaders from the rest
of the world's top economic powers acknowledged Sunday that there's no hope of
a major breakthrough over climate change by year's end.The acknowledgment
followed Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen telling the leaders
gathered for the APEC summit in Singapore that next month's conference in
Copenhagen, Denmark, is no longer likely to yield a major accord to battle
global warming.Mike Froman, a White House deputy national security adviser,
told reporters that none of the leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation Forum "thought it was likely we would reach a final agreement in
Copenhagen, and yet they felt it was important that Copenhagen be a step
forward."As a result, Obama and other leaders are endorsing a new two-step
process that aims to use Copenhagen as a stepping stone for a bigger accord
down the road. CLIP
Climate talks seek to salvage Copenhagen deal (Nov 15, 2009)
OSLO (Reuters) - About 40 environment ministers meet in
Copenhagen on Monday to try to salvage a U.N. climate deal next month, after
leaders at an Asia Pacific summit rallied round a plan to delay a legally
binding deal beyond 2009. The ministers, including from top greenhouse gas
emitters China and the United States, are due to meet for two days in a
Copenhagen hotel in one of the final chances to break a long-running deadlock
between rich and poor.The meeting will test how far the rest of the world
agrees with U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders at an Asia Pacific summit
in Singapore who on Sunday gave support to plans by Denmark to agree only a
political deal, not a full legal treaty, in Copenhagen.Danish Prime Minister
Lars Lokke Rasmussen outlined a plan for a 5-8 page "political agreement" in
Copenhagen to cover key issues such as curbs on greenhouse gas emissions, and
that sets a deadline for agreeing a binding legal text sometime in future.But
African nations, the least developed countries, small island states and some
European nations have all insisted that a proper treaty should be agreed in
Copenhagen."Every indication is that (these nations) still want a legally
binding outcome in Copenhagen," said Kim Carstensen of the WWF environmental
group which also wants a treaty agreed there. "It's just too early to lower
the ambition," he said. Rasmussen said Copenhagen could still agree goals such
as cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by developed nations, actions by
developing nations to slow their rising emissions and funds to help the poor,
even if they were not enshrined in legal text."We are not aiming to let anyone
off the hook," he said. FACE-SAVING? "I doubt the majority of countries will
buy this 'face-saving' plan," said Kaisa Kosonen of Greenpeace, saying it
ignored the needs of nations most vulnerable to more floods, droughts,
sandstorms, disease or rising sea levels.The ministers' talks this week in
Copenhagen are due to be closed to the media, except for a final news
conference.Developing nations insist that rich countries must agree to deep
2020 cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions and come up with billions of
dollars to help the poor cope.But rich nations, hit by recession and with
unemployment above 10 percent in the United States for the first time since
the 1980s, have been reluctant to promise too much in the sluggish
negotiations, launched in Bali, Indonesia in 2007.A big problem is that the
United States, the only industrialized nation outside the existing Kyoto
Protocol for curbing emissions until 2012, has not yet agreed carbon-capping
laws. Many nations are unwilling to act while uncertainty remains about
SWINE FLU SCAM UPDATE
1. An Avalanche Of Reports Of Adverse Reactions To The H1N1
Swine Flu Vaccine
2. BIG PHARMA'S REVENGE - The Empire Strikes Back!
3. Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine
4. Feedbacks on a panel on A-H1H1 on the National on CBC
5. Public relations and lobbying industry - an overview
The Tide Turns Against Swine Flu Vaccine Propaganda
Some people in this world have a knack for quickly
discerning a lie. It is an intuitive skill that many Americans have lost.
However, even the average person with little insight, given enough time and
opportunity, can and will decipher the bigger picture eventually. All
propaganda is subject to the test of time, and this fact is no different for
the massive H1N1 propaganda effort being thrust upon us by the World Health
Organization, elements of the U.S. government, and the media. As events
unfold, it has become progressively more obvious that Americans are not taking
the bait, and the lies inherent in vaccination campaigns are beginning to
unravel.Nearly Half Of American Families May Refuse VaccineRecent polls
indicate that many Americans are not concerned about the swine flu, feeling
that the media has hyped the threat beyond all reason, while the number of
people who plan to refuse the vaccine outright is growing by leaps and bounds:
4 out of 10 parents polled said they would not allow their
children to be vaccinated. Nearly half of people in numerous polls expressed
concerns about the H1N1 shot and may refuse it entirely. Only 30% of those
polled said they would "definitely" take the vaccine. This development is
astonishing, considering the mainstream media's non-stop news blitz on the
threat of swine flu for the past 6 months. Every conceivable attempt has been
made by the MSM to drown out all reason with fear of impending pandemic. Yet,
Americans appear strangely unmoved by the media machine. To understand why,
one need only look at what the talking-head pundits are now constantly and
openly up in arms about the growing influence of the Liberty Movement. CLIP
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An Avalanche Of Reports Of Adverse Reactions To The H1N1
Swine Flu Vaccine - And Yet World Health Authorities Continue To Insist That
It Is Safe
Is the swine flu vaccine safe? Only a small portion of the
population has been vaccinated in most areas so far, and yet already there is
an avalanche of reports of adverse reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.
Reports are pouring in from all over the world even though the mainstream
media seems extremely hesitant to report on these cases. You see, most of the
time the mainstream media doesn't want to report on a "rare" reaction to the
H1N1 swine flu vaccine because they do not want to "alarm" the public. The
feeling in the mainstream media is that the benefits of being vaccinated far
outweigh the risks. Of course that is a complete load of nonsense. When you
read the reports of adverse reactions to the vaccine in this article, keep in
mind that the majority of vaccine side effects such as autism, neurological
disorders, autoimmune diseases, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, paralysis,
infertility and cancer can take weeks or months to show up. To have so many
reports of adverse reactions show up so early is a very troubling sign - and
yet world health authorities continue to insist that the H1N1 swine flu
vaccine is perfectly safe.
But is it safe for the population as a whole?
Even the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is
openly admitting that "there's no vaccine, there's nothing, that is 100
But do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Consider that question as you read the following reports from the mainstream
media about adverse reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.....
-In Brooklyn, one six year old girl with epilepsy was given
the H1N1 swine flu vaccine without permission and she reacted so severely to
that she ended up in the hospital.
But the reports above are just the tip of the iceberg. There
are a whole lot more problems that we aren't hearing about.
*Regular Flu Vaccine- Two hours after administration, the patient had a severe
burning sensation in their hands and feet, headache, and nausea/vomiting.
*Regular Flu Vaccine- Numbness of the arm where the shot was administered for
*Regular Flu Vaccine- Increased/abnormal pain with rash at the injection site
for two to three days.
*Regular Flu Vaccine- Approximately two to three weeks after vaccination, the
patient experienced Bell's Palsy. Bell's Palsy is a condition in which the
patient experiences facial drooping/paralysis due to malfunction/inflammation
of cranial nerve VII. The patient also experienced body aches, headache, and
malaise for 1-2 weeks. Bell's Palsy is idiopathic/ cryptogenic in nature, and
a diagnosis is formed after ruling out other possibilities. The patient's
physician stated that the Regular Flu Vaccine could have caused the Bell's
*Swine Flu Vaccine- Increased Body aches, nausea/vomiting, and headache for 2
weeks for two separate patients.
*Regular Flu Vaccine- I spoke with an older African American
male about his grandfather... He stated his grandfather was a perfectly
healthy fellow who took no daily medicines and had no medical conditions. The
grandfather took his first Seasonal Flu Vaccine at the age of 70 and died two
days afterwards. This also happened to my great grandfather as explained to me
by my grandmother. Both seasonal flu victims were healthy with no medical
conditions, took no daily prescribed medicines, were elderly but physically
fit and died with 2-3 days of vaccination.
*Regular Flu Vaccine- Chest pain, nausea/vomiting, and severe headache was a
complaint of multiple patients...occurring within 3-6 hours of administration.
Not only can the swine flu vaccine cause horrific side
effects, but for some people it can even mean potential death. A 4 year old
boy from Rochester, Minnesota almost died after getting the H1N1 swine flu
vaccine. Just check out the video news report below....
My friend was diagnosed w/GBS today. She had the H1N1 vaccine on Tuesday. She
woke up friday morn. with one side of her face paralized, now almost her whole
face is paralized. She is starting blood and plasma transfusions tonight. She
will be transferred to Barnes hospital soon for more extensive testing. To
those who laugh at the severity of this strange, unknown sickness and vaccine
I hope you stay informed and not ignorant.
I am a healthcare employee..the only vaccine offered to employees was the
live vaccine. I decided to get it and be the "guinea pig" instead of my
toddler. Received the nasal spray on Tuesday, woke up Wednesday with a sore
throat and stuffy nose, Thursday had a terrible chest congestion/cough with
fever and splitting headache, Friday all symptoms were worse and I couldn't
breathe! I was diagnosed on Friday with H1N1 and pneumonia.. good thing I got
the vaccine, huh?
Amy got her H1N1 flu shot today and had a nasty reaction. Just wanted to let
everyone know so they can beware if and when you get yours. I am not getting
She lost her hearing, got diarreah, felt like she was going to pass out, heart
heart was very racey, she felt like she couldn't breath, she was slurring her
speech, her head felt very blurry/foggy etc.. She really did not want to get
it to begin with and the doctor talked her into it. She said she will not get
it again that's for sure. She said she thought she was gonna die. And as if
she had a stroke. She is fine now but it took awhile for her to feel better.
They kept her in the office for a while to keep an eye on her.
" i heard some of the nurses and staff talking today about kids who have
gotten the h1n1 shot.i think a boy under or just 2 died from the shot (I will
ask around for confirmation), and a lot of kids have gotten really sick from
the shot, some kids have gotten swine flu from the shot. i talked to 4 people
today that got the shot and got really super sick. i've been here since
thursdayi went to my OB's clinic and they are giving out shots to pregnant
women in the clinic, and the place was packed. they have tried to vax me 3
times but i have refused!"
a friend of mine today shared that her daughters friend ( a teenager) had
taken the vax, and that same day she was bathing and became instantly ill she
felt light headed to the point of passing out, couldn't communicate, managed
to get her house coat on, head spinning and got down stairs opened the front
door so she could yell out for help because she didn't know what was happening
to her. she passed out at the door.
My 3 yr old got the shot, 2 days later came down with a runny nose, high fever
(103) and massive headache. 36 hours later, the fever went away, but the
headache remained. No one at her school was sick or is sick, so I know it was
this shot. NO WAY am I getting the 2nd one..
I have a friend who's elderly aunt received the H1N1 vaccination and then died
of swine flu two weeks ago.
My 10 month old son had his needle on Sat morning... 9 hours later he
developed a Fever of 100-102 and very soar leg, didnt want to walk or crawl.
My doctor is treating a 4 yr old who was perfectly healthy before he got the
Swine/H1N1 vaccination a few weeks ago. His brain swelled, and he was given 2
weeks to live as his body is shutting down. As of today he's alive, but my
doctor is not sure if he's going to make it.
ran into a mom who was LIVID after vaccinating her son last week. his arm is
still swollen and splotchy, he's had a fever and been vomiting since.
Took my 2 yr and 10 month for shot yesterday. My 10 moths
seems ok with no reaction. My 2 yr daughter didnt sleep all night. Started
with very sore arm and I think joint pain since she was pointing to her knees.
Then she started low grade fever. She vomited. Then she woke up again
complaining of stomach pain and vomitted another time!
After reading these stories, are you sure that you want to get yourself
injected with the H1N1 vaccine? Thanks to the U.S. Congress, if you live in
the United States and you get the swine flu vaccine you cannot sue anyone if
something goes wrong. You alone will be responsible. Are you sure that you
want to have a toxic stew that could include mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde,
Triton X100 and Polysorbate 80 (among other goodies) injected directly into
Are you sure?
Related websites and video:
H1N1 Vaccine Side Effects - Canadians, Please Report Here!
Fellow Canadians, since the GSK H1N1 vaccine was rolled out
2 weeks ago, many people are reporting adverse side-effects from the shot.
These reports are not being publicized, largely because there doesn't seem to
be anyone collecting them.Therefore, we decided to collect some data of our
own, and created this page to find out what sort of damages are really being
done by the flu shot. You are invited to participate, and help others decide
for themselves whether or not to accept a flu shot. CLIP
h1n1 Vaccine Reactions
Pamela I had my vaccine last friday around 2:00pm and around
10:00 that night, I started breaking out in hives. Have never had hives before
this. All the hives started joining together, crazy itchy!!!! I was like I had
a sunburn over my whole body. Started to swell in the arm, hands, legs, feet,
chin, and lip. My feet is still swollen, but not itchy now. Thank God!!! (...)
My doctor is treating a 4 yr old who was perfectly healthy before he got the
Swine/H1N1 vaccination a few weeks ago. His brain swelled, and he was given 2
weeks to live as his body is shutting down. As of today he's alive, but my
doctor is not sure if he's going to make it. (...) Christy-Anne We got the
swine flu and it was fine! Even my one month old daughter had it and made it
through with sleeping it off. High fever, aches, no energy, stuffed up in the
chest, but I would take this over the stomach flu any day!
Swindle Flu: Government and Media Collude to Create H1N1
Fear, Panic and Demand
Federal and provincial government, health officials and
media have openly colluded to deceive the public, create H1N1 pandemic fears
and panic, and to create a demand and vaccine line ups for an unnecessary,
unproven and risky product. Poster Boy for H1N1 Vaccination did NOT die of the
Swine (Swindle) Flu. The government, health officials and media have been
shamelessly and fraudulently using this young boy's tragic death as a PsyOp
and sadly, many people have been buying it. Even the parents are trying to
console themselves in thinking that their son's untimely death will be used
for a good purpose: vaccinating other Canadian kids (needlessly) against H1N1,
and without due consideration of the dangers and risks of vaccines. Moreover,
without the knowledge about effective and proven, natural, non-toxic health
prevention measures.On the day that that Evan Frustaglio was laid to rest, to
National Post ran a huge article depicting young Evan (with a large picture of
his face) as a hapless victim of H1N1 and as a heroic martyr. Other major
papers ran similar pieces, and it was also covered widely on the TV and on
radio talk shows."Evan's sudden death is credited with putting a human face on
H1N1 virus and prompting people to stand in long lines across the country for
the vaccine. Clinics in Toronto opened the same day he died."
National Post, Nov. 2nd, 2009 The NP article, if you read it far enough
goes on to mention that doctors suspect that Evan may have actually died of
Myocarditis(a form of heart failure), which can have any number of viral,
bacterial or fungal causes. We note that the symptoms which were described can
also be easily confused Pericarditis, or even Meningitis. There are
unconfirmed reports from a source close to the family that Evan may also have
been vaccinated recently for Tetanus.
See side-effects. Yes, in this regard, we are speculating. BUT SO IS THE
GOVERNMENT! There are NO other documented cases that show that H1N1 causes
Myocarditis.(11/06/09 Correction: Source for the Myocarditis reference was
CTV) Many diligent citizens from across Canada were on the case for a week
searching for news reports in the English press that offered medical or
forensic proof of the claim that Evan was an H1N1 casualty, but none was
found. Finally, we received word that one report had surfaced in the French
language media, who seemed to have done their job and who were asking the
essential questions. Rob Bedard found this report, translated it to English,
and then broadcast his findings on YouTube. We now have proof of the
fraudulent claims being propagated by government, health officials and the
mainstream media and the claims that young Evan died of H1N1.
YouTube - EVAN FRUSTAGLIO TRUTH: BREAKING NEWS You have all been lied to.
I'm not sure if the parents were aware of this lie, or if they were told to
say otherwise, but what a terrible thing to use the death of 13 year old boy
for FEAR. Statement (in French) It's nowhere to be found in english:
- Translation from a French Language report: "The health authorities have an
update on causes of death of Evan Frustaglio, Ontario this young hockey player
died last week. The 13 year old was first diagnosed with influenza virus A
(H1N1). Then we had suggested he might have been suffering from meningitis. As
there was much of the ambiguity, the national director of public health is
back on the case. He told us that parents do not wish to request an autopsy.
We shall therefore have no confirmation whether the influenza A (H1N1) that is
responsible for his death. (!) CLIP
Cardiovascular Risks from Swine Flu Vaccines
Overstimulation of the immune system may trigger acute heart
disease and sudden deaths in the increasing number of people with
atherosclerosis; this hidden risk of mass vaccination programmes against swine
flu could far outweigh the benefits. - Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Geneticist, Director,
Institute of Science in Society, London, England This report has been
submitted to the US FDA and Sir Liam Donaldson, UK Chief Medical Officer.
Please circulate widely. You have permission to repost this article provided
you leave it unchanged and with all links intact.Mass vaccinations amid
mounting safety concernsMass vaccinations for the pandemic H1N1 'swine flu'
have begun in Britain, the United States, Sweden and elsewhere, targeting
hundreds of millions around the world as concerns mount over the safety of the
fast-tracked vaccines [1-3] The risks identified so far include neurological
damage, developmental defects, and autoimmune diseases from vaccine adjuvants;
the potential for generating more virulent disease agents from live attenuated
viral vaccines, and cancer from contaminants of cultured cells used to grow
the vaccine viruses, or from chemical agents employed in killing the vaccine
viruses. Now, researchers at Mainz University Medical Center in Germany led by
Sucharit Bhakdi have added cardiovascular risks that are not generally
appreciated. Animal experiments and epidemiological data suggest that
over-stimulation of the immune system may accelerate atherogenesis (the
build-up of fatty deposits or plaques on the inner wall of arteries) . They
are especially concerned about vaccines containing adjuvants to boost immune
response, which could aggravate the formation of plagues and atherosclerosis
disease. The risks of other widespread diseases due to deregulated immune
systems are also possible. Safety trials of vaccines conducted so far have not
specifically taken those possible side-effects into account, and "unexpected
serious adverse effects" may follow in the wake of mass vaccination programmes.
This proved prophetic.Four deaths in less than two weeksLess than two weeks
into its mass vaccination, Sweden reported four deaths , among which were
at least two with underlying heart condition. According to the Swenska
Dagladet newspaper, there were also 350 side effects recorded . (...) The
authors did not question the need for effective vaccine strategies against
H1N1, only the possibility that the risks of mass vaccinations at this stage
might outweigh the benefits. H1N1-related mortality is very low in Europe ,
and nowhere near that due to seasonal flu [1, 2]. Why not hold mass
vaccination in reserve, as we have already won the first round; and if mass
vaccination is implemented, at risk individuals should be given vaccines
without adjuvants. The same arguments against mass vaccinations would extend
to the many other diseases with immunopathological components.
The Many Dangers of the Swine Flu Scare, by David Nortman,
...) Most ominously, it seems that the Swine flu scare has
been manufactured by the pharmaceutical lobby, which has convinced the
governments worldwide to purchase vast quantities of vaccines. Reports about
complications or deaths from the Swine flu are mostly unsubstantiated, because
the majority of people are not tested for the identity of the virus they
carry, or because such occurrences may not be any more frequent than during
other (regular) flu seasons. These vaccines, though mostly not yet delivered,
will, it seems, be used on schedule regardless of whether the Swine flu turns
out to be unusually virulent. For the time being it appears to be mildly more
dangerous than the regular flu, not any more virulent, and on path to becoming
nothing more than yet another variant on the seasonal flu; no pandemic is or
ever was in sight. Therefore it remains incumbent on the individual to decide
whether to support such practices by getting vaccinated or to vote against
them by refusing to do so. Meanwhile, falling for the Swine flu scare may
result in unnecessary complications from unproven vaccinations, in relying on
an ineffective vaccination instead of pursuing more reliable alternatives, and
in emergency wards overflowing with minor cases and thereby preventing
patients who truly experience serious complications from the flu (a regular
occurrence during every flu season) from receiving proper treatment.
Expert Pediatrician Exposes Vaccine Myths (November 14 2009)
VACCINES HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
Dr. Larry Palevsky is a board-certified pediatrician trained
at the New York School of Medicine, and one of the leading physicians in the
country who, from my view, is actually able to compellingly and convincingly
provide sound, rational, scientific justification as to why you need to
seriously reconsider the wisdom of choosing vaccines as an option to prevent
against most diseases. -- transcript partly provided - to LISTEN to this 11
part interview click
Swine Flu Vaccine Propaganda Reaches New Levels Of Absurdity
The propaganda push for flu vaccines has reached a level of
absurdity that's just begging to be made fun of. Today, a flu vaccine story
appearing in Reuters claimed that injecting pregnant women with flu shots
would increase the birth weight of their babies by half a pound. That same
story claimed flu shots are so healthy for pregnant women that they also
prevent premature births.It even quotes a team of experts who claim that
injecting an expectant mother with a flu shot would reduce the hospitalization
of her infants, explaining: "Flu vaccine given to women during pregnancy is 85
percent effective in preventing hospitalization in their infants under 6
months of age."This conclusion was derived from a study of pregnant women in
Bangladesh, by the way, and it didn't even use randomized, placebo-controlled
study protocols, meaning the conclusions of the study are highly unreliable
(more vaccine quackery). (...) When it comes to pushing drugs and vaccines,
Big Pharma never misses an opportunity to misrepresent science in order to
fabricate statistical support for some silly claim. Using the same statistical
quackery as the drug companies, I could easily design a meta-analysis study
that would find flu shots prevent skin wrinkles. And then, with a little help
from Big Pharma it would be a simple matter to get some medical journal to
publish the article. The mainstream media, for its part, would then declare,
"Flu shots prevent skin wrinkles!"But why stop there? Flu shots might also
eliminate bad breath, too. Proving so would be an easy matter, too: Just take
100 people with various levels of bad breath, give flu shots to those with the
freshest breath, then resample their breath levels following the flu shots.
Voila! Those who got the flu shots have the freshest breath! (...) Clinical
trials are a joke -- That's because in modern medicine today, clinical trials
are a joke. When a researcher sets out to create a study or clinical trial
with a pre-ordained conclusion rather than an open mind, he can accomplish
that in a variety of ways: By excluding study participants that don't fit his
conclusion, by eliminating data sets from meta-analysis studies, by
controlling the timeline of the study to end it before side effects start to
appear, and so on.That's why "proving" that a flu shot can improve erections,
or function as a pharmaceutical face lift, or eliminate snoring is also a
simple matter. Anything can be made to look statistically significant by a
clever enough researcher.Interestingly, a new study published in the Archives
of Internal Medicine sought to review whether published papers describing
pharmaceutical clinical trials even bothered to mention the negative side
effects observed during the trials. They found: * 11% of the published studies
mentioned no negative side effects whatsoever. * 56% of the published studies
distorted the reporting of negative side effects to minimize their impact. *
47% of the studies gave zero data on the withdrawal of subjects from the study
(this is how study participants get "kicked out" of the clinical trials when
they threaten the desired outcome of the study).What this analysis reveals is
that clinical trials are often just mathematical window dressing for medical
quackery. The way such trials are conducted today is merely a kind of
numerical theater that's staged to invoke the illusion of science where none
exists.And keep in mind: The entire pharmaceutical industry is based on this!
Clinical trials are the so-called "scientific evidence" the FDA looks at to
approve drugs. Remember: The FDA conducts no clinical trials itself. It merely
accepts the clinical trials conducted (and paid for) by the drug companies,
and then it accepts that research to be honest and trustworthy!This is how
Vioxx got approved by the FDA. It's how Rezulin got approved. It's the reason
Alli was approved as an over-the-counter weight loss drug even though it may
be linked to liver damage. Big Pharma has used quack clinical trials to win
FDA approval for some really dangerous drugs, and the practice continues
today.That's why it's so hilarious when pharma pushers question natural
remedies, claiming "Natural remedies have no clinical trials to back them up!"
Government Appoints Task Force To Handle H1N1 Vaccine
Propaganda (Nov 04 2009)
Health advisers who previously dismissed vaccine-autism link
will "explain false alarms" to public when injuries "coincide" with shotsPaul
Joseph Watson -- The U.S. government has appointed what the media is
ludicrously billing as an "independent" group of health advisors whose job it
will be to whitewash adverse reactions to the swine flu vaccine and "explain"
them to the public as mere coincidence. Authorities have been busier honing
their propaganda about the H1N1 inoculation program than they have dealing
with the actual rollout of the vaccine. A $16 million dollar campaign to
coerce Americans into taking the shot is falling flat on its face with
increasing numbers rejecting the necessity to take the shot amidst concerns
about its side-effects.Health authorities have been desperately pushing the
notion that the vaccine is safe as part of a gargantuan PR campaign, without
explaining why well-connected members of the elite have had special access to
an additive-free version of the shot that doesn't contain ingredients like
mercury and squalene that are contained in the public version. As a result of
the dangers of the H1N1 vaccine becoming widely known, authorities are moving
to get out ahead of the story by acknowledging that millions of health
problems in the aftermath of a vaccination campaign will be blamed on the
vaccine, citing the 1976 swine flu debacle when the shot proved far deadlier
than the actual virus. Back In September, Reuters reported on how public
health officials were expecting "an avalanche of so-called adverse event
reports, which are reports of death, illness or other health trauma," in the
two weeks after people receive the vaccine. "We are going to be overwhelmed
with potential events," said Mike Osterholm, a public health expert at the
University of Minnesota.Authorities therefore resolved to dismiss any
connection to the swine flu shots a host of heart attacks, strokes and
miscarriages that "will be blamed on the H1N1 vaccine". Now the government has
accelerated these efforts by appointing a group of "independent" experts to
"track the vaccine's safety," according to an Associated Press report. The
claim that the group is "independent" is a complete misnomer. How can a group
appointed by and dictated its brief by the government be considered "independent"?In
addition, the group will be headed up by none other than Dr. Marie McCormick
of the Harvard School of Public Health. McCormick and her affiliated
organizations have routinely issued reports over the past 10 years supporting
the government's position on the link between vaccines and autism, dismissing
a correlation entirely despite overwhelming evidence that contradicts this
notion. McCormick has been widely criticized by other health experts for her
dogged denial of the link between vaccines and autism.So far from being
"independent," the group is in fact appointed by the government and lead by
one of the government's chief whitewash proponents in the context of vaccine
dangers and side-effects. CLIP
BIG PHARMA'S REVENGE - The Empire Strikes Back! -- Health
Canada Warns Canadians To Stay Away From Natural Medicine To Fight H1N1
As flu activity picks up across Canada, federal authorities
are warning Canadians not to buy natural remedies and to strictly confide in
the anti-viral drugs and vaccines authorized by Health Canada.
The Competition Bureau and Health Canada
issued the statement on November 4th, saying that only three products are
authorized for use against the virus: the vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline called
Arepanrix, and the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza.
Health Canada says it will monitor the internet and take action against
websites selling unauthorized products for the treatment or prevention of the
H1N1 flu virus or any other health condition.
Canadians are slowly realizing the corrupt associations between Health Canada
and big pharma. "The statement issued last week is a prime example of how
Health Canada is forcefully shoving dangerous drugs like Tamiflu down the
throats of Canadians," said health freedom activist, John Barnett.
Numerous reports and studies have already linked Tamiflu to dozens of deaths
worldwide in apparently very health children. The WHO stated on their own
website that Tamiflu (also called oseltamivir) and another antiviral Relenza
(also called zanamivir) should not be given to healthy people.
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) alerted
Physicians that Tamiflu can put some people at greater risk of suffering a
stroke, a condition that is often fatal or far worse prognosis than any flu
Tamiflu and Relenza also lower body temperatures, and therefore can also be
expected to contribute to the spread of the pandemic.
Despite all the documented side effects of antivirals such as Tamiflu, federal
officials still stand by them. "Health Canada and their entourage of drug and
vaccine pushing criminals simply ignore all the warnings about these drugs and
vaccines so they can continue their political agenda." Barnett emphasized that
it is highly irresponsibe for any government to promote drugs while
suppressing natural solutions which he asserted are far more effective and
Naturopathic Doctor and vaccine researcher, Dave Mihalovic
says that Canadian health officials have a very specific and destructive set
of goals for the health of every Canadian. "Codex
Alimentarius and Bill C-6 are a good sign of what health officials have in
store for the people of Canada." Mihalovic equates Health Canada officials to
snake oil salesman "who have absolutely no interest or motive in protecting
people's health since they only serve their big pharma masters."
Mihalovic elaborated on the actions of health officials by stating: "Telling
people that their government will take actions against natural supplement
companies is equivalent to telling people you are effectively making their
health decisions for them.it's taking away their right and freedom of choice
by disempowering them."
Public health expert, Dr. Horowitz explains that risk free, low-to-no-cost,
readily available, highly effective, natural cures for infectious diseases,
including the most advanced silver hydrosols, are criminally neglected by
vaccine advocates and health care reformers. These would be stockpiled by
governments, and proclaimed valuable to people, if officials were operating
"You know something is seriously wrong when Health Canada is telling people to
stay away from natural medicine, including the most basic remedies like
vitamin C, vitamin D, garlic, and zinc and demanding toxic vaccines as their
replacementit is just insanity," concluded Mihalovic.
The Public Health Agency reported the number of deaths they consider to be
associated with H1N1 in Canada at 115 as of late last week.
Dr. Schabas, a chief medical officer of health for Hastings and Prince Edward
Counties in eastern Ontario, had adamantly insisted the H1N1 outbreak is not a
major public health event.
Schabas told the media last week that once the "dust has settled on H1N1¾
between 200 and 300 people will have died in Canada - far fewer than those who
die from seasonal flu every year.
BIG PHARMA's BIG BROTHA is the Ministry of Hell in Ottawa
and they must be challenged on this. We must combat this tyrannical ministry
now by bringing facts and information to the people to counter the propaganda,
and with a barage of e-mails, phone calls, hand written letters, and FAX
messages and YES PROTESTS. Soon they will also have Bill C-6 passed, unless
people let them know that we are not going to take it.
Let's start by quoting what are other's saying around the
world about H1N1 and the Vaccine Agenda?
POLAND: Prime Minister Slams Drug Companies Over H1N1 Swine Flu
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday slammed drug companies selling
swine flu vaccines for allegedly refusing to take legal responsibility for any
of their possible side effects. "We know that the companies offering H1N1
vaccines don't want to take responsibility for (the) side effects," Tusk told
reporters Friday in Warsaw. "Today we are dealing with huge pressure from
pharmaceutical companies. The zealousness of certain countries in
administering the vaccine seems exaggerated and out of step with the real
epidemic. Poland wants certainty that A(H1N1) vaccines are - safe from the
point of view of Polish patients."
"Too bad our health minister doesn't have the guts this lady
has!" Send it your MP! If anyone finds a transcript, or is willing to
transcribe this, please let us know
Italian Physicians Refuse Swine Flu Vaccine For Patients
Italian family physicians refuse to prescribe the A/H1N1 vaccine for their
patients, claiming that the risks of the vaccine outweigh its benefits.
Italian media outlets claimed that many of the 48 million doses of the A/H1N1
vaccine ordered would be useless as the majority of Italians including the
Deputy Health Minister Ferruccio Fazio and the Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno
have decided against vaccination. A member of the European Association for
Quality in General Medicine(EQUIP), Gianluigi Passerini told L'espresso that
he would not advise vaccination for his patients, adding, "This virus is not
aggressive and there is no reason to force individuals to get immunized
against the virus."
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, publicly chided the minister over
his repeated calls on Turks to get immunized, alleging that some experts had
cast doubt on the safety of the substance. Then, to drive home his point, he
told reporters he would not be getting the shot himself.
2 months ago 202,946 views
Laughter as dignitaries discuss making vaccine mandatory, tricking public into
A recording of a recent Council On Foreign Relations
symposium reveals attendees discussing ways and means of getting the public to
take the H1N1 flu vaccine in spite of the mass resistance that has arisen due
to questions over it's safety. This video breaks down some facts about the
2009 H1N1 alleged pandemic and the psychological warfare being waged on the
public by the media and YouTube:
Artificial scarcity and the anatomy of the 2009 Swine Flu
TERESA FORCADES, Doctor in Public Health, reflects on the
history, and gives scientific data, of A type flu and lists all the
irregularities related to this subject. She explains the consequences of the
declaration of a PANDEMIC, the political consequences from this declaration
and makes a proposal to keep calm. She calls for an urgent activation of all
legal mechanisms and the participation of all citizens in this matter.
Thankfully, there are still some politicians, doctors, intellectuals and
religious leaders out there with honesty and integrity, and who have not sold
their souls and who will NOT sell out their people to Big Pharma!
We applaud their honesty and courage to speak out, and
encourage more of them to do the same, because in Canada, we apparently have
very few left. Even our opposition parties and leaders are screaming "faster,
faster" for vaccines.
The only thing that can stop this madness is YOU!
Wake up folks, get active and get LOUD people or God help us!
A Mandatory Vaccination Program in Canada would be...
... a reasonable measure by our governments to protect the
public from H1N1 swine flu
... an unacceptable violation our most basic human right:
security of the person
... Not sure. I need more information about the H1N1 virus
and the vaccines
... I have no opinion
Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites
If you want to draw attention to a problem, try hiding it.
That's the strategy of several military bases when it comes to the H1N1
Shortly after the Pentagon announced that all Armed Services
personnel would soon be facing a
mandatory H1N1 vaccination program, I started receiving email from
soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors because of a previous
story I had written on the anthrax vaccine. Mandatory vaccine programs are
a sensitive subject in the military, so it's not a huge surprise that swift
and visceral reactions to the program gained speed.
With a vaccine that was so new and little known about it,
like many Americans, troops were heading to the web to find answers to their
very legitimate questions -- not only for themselves, but for their families
who have the option of receiving the vaccine on base. What they found instead
is that several websites and blogs with key information asking critical
questions had been blocked from their viewing.
Among those that were repeatedly mentioned as blocked sites
are the National
Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), the site for
Matsumoto's book Vaccine-A, and vaccine expert
Dr. Meryl Nass. NVIC is a national, non-profit founded in 1980s that,
through public education, advocates "vaccine safety and informed consent
protections in the mass vaccination system." Matsumoto's site contains a forum
in which thousands upon thousands of service members have posted testimonies
regarding their experiences with the anthrax vaccine. And Nass is one of the
world's foremost experts on vaccines who has testified in front of
Congressional committees -- and, I might add, never has had a malpractice suit
brought against her.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
sites, however, are all available for military personnel. The official word
from governmental agencies is welcome but critics, regardless of whether they
were considered experts, are not.
According to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of
Defense for Public Affairs, the only blocking of websites Pentagon-wide was in
2007, when a number of heavy-trafficked sites that "used lots of bandwidth"
had to be denied to reduce the wear on networks "to ensure they continued to
be available for mission requirements."
That turns out not to be entirely accurate.
When TroopTube launched last November, for instance, it was
billed as an answer to the bandwidth and security concerns surrounding other
video sites. TroopTube "crunches video files into several sizes and
automatically plays the one that best suits viewers' Internet connection
speeds," the Associated Press reported at the time. And "a Pentagon employee
screens each [upload] for taste, copyright violations and national security
Nonetheless, the public affairs office at the Pentagon
further instructed me that "anything that may be blocked at the Service or
base level should be addressed there -- it's a local issue."
Since I had the most information (and the most complaints)
about Wright-Patterson Air Force in Ohio, that's where I directed my
questions. After repeated email and phones calls, nearly two weeks later a
spokesperson for Wright-Patterson told me that:
The Air Force general policy is all websites are placed into
categories based upon their content and intended audience. All unethical
categories are blocked as are any sites that are uncategorized. Currently the
sites referenced are blocked because they are uncategorized.
A wholly unsatisfactory answer that side-stepped the
question, I took this statement to mean that blocking these websites had
nothing to do with bandwidth use as in the Pentagon statement and everything
to do with the content.
I asked the follow-up question: Since this is a recent
decision to block them, why would they not just be categorized rather than
being uncategorized? As a result, they would not be blocked for educational
purposes of service personnel who have a mandatory H1N1 vaccination program?
Wright-Patterson did not respond to this question.
Making sure that servicemen and servicewomen consent to the
vaccine and are informed is apparently not a concern for the Department of
Defense. But the message is very clear for one service member who contacted
me: "All you need to know is what we're telling you, so shut up and take the
vaccine with no questions asked."
Nass, one of the experts whose site has been blocked, points
out the real shame in all of this: "It's unfortunate that the service members
who are defending our civil rights are not afforded the same consideration."
SHAME ON CBC! SHAME ON ALL MEDIA PLAYING THE SAME
SCARE-MONGERING GAME, GOOD FOR THEIR RATINGS, BAD FOR REAL BALANCED, OBJECTIVE
INFORMATION. WHEN I SAW THIS DEBATE, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS I HEARD
SOMETHING INTELLIGENT AND TRUE (from Dr. Richard Schabas) ON TV ABOUT THIS
SUPERHYPED FLU. IT IS JUST AS BAD IF NOT WORST IN THE QUEBEC MEDIA, ESPECIALLY
RADIO-CANADA WHICH IS TOTALLY RAMPING UP THE FEARS ABOUT THIS.
Feedbacks on a panel on A-H1H1 on the National on CBC
Wendy Mesley hosts a panel discussion about how the media
has covered the swine flu story. Has it informed, or alarmed, the public? Dr.
Allison McGeer and Dr. Richard Schabas join in the discussion.
Dr. Allison McGeer is a Microbiologist and Infectious
Disease Consultant with the Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Richard Schabas is Medical Officer of Health for the
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit, Consultant Internist at
Campbellford Memorial Hospital. and the former Ontario Chief Medical Officer
of Health from 1987-1997.
To commentator "tmtmtm": I think you represent the view of many people in
society who are comforted by the belief that institutions and businesses, like
media outlets, exist to serve your best interest. Specifically for example you
say to help you "make essential decisions". They are not a public service.
That is not their reason for being (though they don't mind leaving you with
You need only gain an understanding of why a news organization exists. It's a
business that has owners. They sell news. If they can make their product more
interesting to you, or even necessary for your health or safety, they capture
more viewers and make more money. That is why media outlets are willing to
inflate the story and not cover it in a more critical and balanced fashion.
Shamefully, they claim to just pass on the facts, but they are not passing on
any opposing opinions. By using "hype", drama, or fear (as was used under the
Bush admin. in the US), you get people's attention. What's more, people then
further rely on media products to help them deal with the situation that media
itself is blowing out of proportion. Media definitely stands to personally
gain by distorting the story.
You also need only do some background research into the previous outbreak in
1976: 1 died of the virus, 25 died from the vaccine, and 4000 people were
adversely affected by the vaccine. ...They haven't covered that to any
professional, journalistic depth.
The media are like Politicians, if their lips are moving they can't be telling
the truth. I loved your piece on examining the media (not just CBC). I thought
Wendy Mesley became defensive during her discussion with her guests. The media
is a very strong tool, probably more powerful than the Prime Ministers office
as they always have the last word (As Wendy MESLEY put it). The medias
converage of stories is almost always overblown, it has to be in order to get
good ratings. Peter MANSBRIDGE said it himself several weeks ago when in
discussion with the At Issue Panel. They were talking about PM HARPER and his
playing and singing the piano when Allan GREGG stated that we should not make
more of this story than there really is to it. Mr. MANSBRIDGES reply was
something to the effect "but its more fun to make more of it". That comment
pretty well sums up the mentallity of journalists, they always have to make
more of every story to get headlines and the media has certainly done that in
the case of the H1N1 story. I would describe a news story as 20%fact, 20%
fiction and 60% journalistic opinion.
What more can we expect when television news is managed as entertainment
rather than as a means to truly inform the public? News has become a series of
"stories", the producers of which are self-congratulatory and seem more
interested in accolades than serious human issues. Those involved with
presenting the news appear to be so wrapped up in their profession that they
cannot understand their shortcomings nor do they seem to want to . Witness
Wendy Mesley on tonight's panel "discussion" of coverage of the H1N1 issue. It
was very clear she did not want to hear or deal with what Doctor Schabas had
to say. Ms. Mesley did not seem to understand that no news media reports just
the facts. There is spin. Observe how an unnessary and inaccurate adjective
like "deadly", used in reference to H1N1 can convey a sense that this virus is
much more harmful than it has so far proven to be. When the goal of news
reporting becomes a search for the biggest story, what more can we expect?
The first reasonable coverage of H1N1 I have seen on any Public Broadcast News
The info I have followed gave me this info months ago!
Why are we only now hearing micro bytes from sane people like Dr. Shabas? Why
have we endured hours, days . . . weeks . . . months of insane hype. I want
intelligent News - not CNN!
Not only CBC /Media is at fault. And what does this debacle say about Health
Canada? Its top officials? Mr. Harper and the Health Minister - for Pete's
sake!!!??? Why have Politicians of every stripe used this issue for mindless
grandstanding? This Flu is not a major catastrophe! Why the mis-information,
fear-mongering, and flu shot cheerleading $?$?$?
Thank you Dr. Shabas! Shame on everyone else involved in
this disgusting, irresponsible, disinformation scam!!!
Wendy - you deserve all the criticisms I have read this evening on this topic
and more. If your ditzy hype on the news can not handle a more intelligent
perspective and responsible consideration of serious topics - you should not
be manning the Main Desk. I hope your superiors noticed.
I have been following H1N1 intently. Because of chronic health problems - I
was compelled to explore increasing numbers of Holistic Solutions, which I
find help more than Pharmaceuticals - without side effects. After 25+ years, I
find Pharmaceuticals unnecessary for the past 10 + years. I am justly
skeptical of Pharmaceutic based mis-information and fear campaigns. I am
grateful for Pharmaceuticals in the small number of family incidents requiring
Emergency Care. I have found the more I support my health and immunity
naturally - the better I weather anything - including my recent bout with
H1N1. Hmmm . . .Why no Holistic Coverage?.
No Shot for this Physio
I was honestly shocked by how Wendy Mesley treated Dr.
Schabas during this so-called debate. I thought his position was balanced and
didn't focus overly on the media responsibility for H1N1 hysteria. If the
media is actually not going to listen to honest criticism, why bother having
this discussion? Rather than reassuring the public about the intentions of the
media, Mesley did the exact opposite. If that was her goal she did a terrific
Once again the media feign surprise when charged with spreading hype.
Who us? We just report the facts, is the usual mantra.
It is clear that the personalization of any story adds human interest and
helps sell their product. The problem is that the truth is often a casualty of
this.( It creates the paranoid "that could be me" irrational perspective.)The
media don't seem to acknowledge that by selecting some stories for attention
and omitting others they can actually distort the truth.
It is no surprise to me that media coverage of some H1N1 deaths would create a
sense of panic among many people.Why don't the media see this? It is either
extremely naive or disingenuous of them ( I suspect the latter) to deny it.
It is very disappointing to have either of these qualities
in those who charge themselves with giving the public the "truth".
I appreciated Dr.Schabas' comments and fully noted Wendy Mesley's attempts to
cut him off and "worm" her way out of any responsibility that the media might
have in the overblown coverage of this flu . I feel badly for all the people
who are overly worried about this flu and looking for direction .
I'm sick of hearing that news doesn't "sell" if it is not
sensational in its' content . I feel that is a slap in the face to a lot of
intelligent people - and I happen to believe that there are a lot more
intelligent people out there than the media realizes .
I was shocked at Wendy Mesley's hostility to Dr. Schabas. I believe the
purpose of the interview was to seek the opinion of the two doctors. It was
very apparent that Ms. Mesley could not accept an opinion that did not confirm
to hers or that imparted any blame for the H1N1 panic on to the media.
The CBC report of the H1N1 in my opinion has caused panic among
citizens.Someone asked who profits from this hysteria. Could it be the
manufacturers of the influenza shots? In other years or this year, for a
matter of fact, you hear very little about the seasonal influenza from the
media and as the doctor said many more people die yearly. It would have been
nice if the doctors were allowed to say a little more. For the doctor to be
interrupted when he was speaking was very unprofessional. I got the definite
feeling the media didn't want to hear anything negative about their reporting
on the H1N1. I am one of many who aren't getting the H1N1 flu shot. I
definitely don't believe that pregnant women should have the H1N1 flu shot.
They don't know how it will affect the fetus.
The real story on swine flu is a lesson in media misinformation and hype.
Kudos to these professionals for their direct castigation of CBC's, and the
larger media's, failure to deliver useful, objective and critical news. The
take-away gem for all of us Canadians is to realize that the media is
fundamentally an untrustworthy source of information on even slightly complex
issues.Let us turn our gaze towards other complicated issues so key for Canada
(climate change comes to mind) with a renewed interest in objective facts,
perspective and honest presentation.
The media should state the facts, not hype a death. Yes, it is tragic a young
boy died of H1N1, but put it in perspective; thousands of people die of the
flu every year, children included. The hype by the media resulted in massive
line-ups and people getting the vacinne before others that needed it (i.e.,
health and public serivce officials). And true to form, tonight was no
different. Dr. Schabas tried to put the flu in perspective and Wendy Mesley
couldn't shut him down fast enought... typical media... facts don't hype well,
Well....I have had just about enough of the H1N1
debacle........how panic can be spread by the media is unparalled. Dr. Schabas
was brilliant and to the point! Wendy, if you don't like the answer, then
don't ask the question!
Dr Schabas echoed our feelings precisely. Considering the evidence from around
the world that while still dangerous, H1N1 poses a far lesser risk than
officials were determined to have us believe. Despite this, the media became,
themselves, just as determined to "sell" the public on the panic more than
fostering an educated and logically critical dissection of the facts. Ionna
Roumeliotis even went so far as to use the verb "market" to Wendy in
discussing the media's role. "Market"!?At what point did journalistic
integrity involve pharmaceutical promotions?
Thanks Dr. Schabas for your perspective. THANKS. I think the
media has gone crazy about H1N1 and never covered other opinions, such as
http://vimeo.com/7298827 Dr. Schabas got the point, everything must be in
perspective. Thank you for inviting Dr. Schabas onto the air.
I am so sick of hearing about N1H1, to the point that we no longer watch the
news. It is the flu, nasty yes, but death hovering, no!!!! As a daughter of a
doctor (with a mother as an X-ray tech and step-mother as a nurse) I have
grown up hearing the details of disease. The hysteria of what is being put out
in the news is horrible. You are scaring parents into making quick decisions
about putting a shots into their children's arms. Even though I have the
family that I do, from a medical stand point, I will not be getting the shot.
I truly believe in the immune system and the role it has played in our bodies
for more years then most of us can imagine. The question I have is why, why,
why. There are so many diseases that deserve so much more attention than the
flu, even a bad one. I understand that you need 'shock factor', viewer ratings
etc, etc, etc but please tone it down.
I generally agree with Dr. Schabas -- the coverage has been more hype than
helpful. My mother is in a state of near panic due to the coverage and no
doubt she's not alone. What has happened to journalistic integrity and
thorough research before running a story? Has the media lost too many
investigative reporters due to budget cuts or do reporters who are overworked
or lazy just take whatever easy pickings happen to come their way? Regardless,
it seems to have led to a pandemic of irresponsible journalism.
I am disgusted at the fear mongering CBC has induced over
H1N1. I am a public health nurse and I don't believe anyone can truly
understand how stressful the media has made our jobs over the last month. We
have been working in absolute overdrive to calm our community and meet their
needs the best and fastest we can. Babies, children, teens, adults and seniors
die each day from various diseases, illnesses and injuries, why not include
those stats on the news? Surely they would account for much more! I am tired
(from working overtime all week, again!) and wish that the media would work
with us, rather than against us. Let's use these opportunities to relay
credible information rather than focus on 'deaths' and instill fear in
parents, families, individuals, schools and workplaces.
I completely agree with Carolll. This has gone too far.
People are becoming hysterical. CBC, you aren't helping at all. Instead of
being a flagship, respectable news station, you handled H1N1 like a high
school newspaper reporter. Where are your ethics? You could've reported the
story but also spent time reminding viewers that there is no need to panic.
That would be ethical and a little less biased. I'm a health care worker and
I'm now being called on by my employer to spend extra hours on weekends to
help calm the public who are in flu assessment centres. I've heard people
waiting in line being interviewed on the local CBC radio station. They are
panicking on the air. They are not high risk. They do not need to be there.
CBC, you are contributing to the contagion of panic in this country. Act
responsibly. I've stopped watching and reading your coverage and most of my
colleagues have as well. You aren't helping us manage this situation, and if
you were the nurse giving the shots, or the social worker trying to calm
people you'd think twice about how you spin things. And you do spin things.
As a mother of three young boys - 6, 8 and 10 - I have been carefully watching
the news regarding H1N1 and what I should be doing to keep them safe and
healthy. Dr. Richard Schabas needs to be interviewed more often - maybe he
should be in charge. Consistently, Dr. Schabas provides perspective and a
common sense approach and doesn't continually use the "fear card". The health
officials who are presently in charge will soon be in the position of calling
wolf one too many times and we really will have large scale deaths because no
one listens to them.
H1N1 flu nears peak, experts suggest (November 05, 2009)
The H1N1 virus is spreading rapidly across the country,
causing more illness than some doctors have seen in a flu season, but the
pandemic has yet to seriously burden the country's hospitals and might be
close to peaking, experts and government statistics suggest.For days,
Canadians have heard much about tragic deaths and the panicked rush by some to
get vaccinated. The big picture emerging of the novel influenza suggests the
country is indeed in the grips of an extraordinary epidemic, but one that is
far from crippling. In fact, the feared second wave of the pandemic strain of
influenza, coming at the time of year flu typically starts spreading most
readily, has yet to reach the heights of the spring wave, Dr. David
Butler-Jones, the government's top public-health official, said yesterday,
though he warned against becoming complacent. "We've actually been quite
fortunate because the pandemic, though affecting large numbers of individuals,
has been fairly mild," said Dr. Andrew Simor, infectious-disease specialist at
Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. "In fact, it's not substantially
worse than you'd see with seasonal flu. That's good news."CLIP
H1N1 to cause more deaths in northern winter: WHO (Nov 5, 2009)
GENEVA (Reuters) - The H1N1 swine flu virus has picked up
steam in the northern hemisphere and is expected to cause more serious
infections and deaths as cold weather sets in, the World Health Organization
(WHO) said on Thursday. But the virus is not known to have mutated, including
in people infected in a large outbreak in Ukraine, meaning that the current
pandemic vaccines are expected to confer "good protection," it said in a
statement. PUSHING THE VACCINE ONCE AGAIN! (...) Most people recover without
specialized medical care for symptoms such as fever, cough and sore throat,
but pregnant women and people with underlying chronic conditions like asthma
are at higher risk of potentially fatal complications, he said. At least 5,712
people worldwide have died from swine flu, which is now present in virtually
every country, according to the United Nations agency. Most serious illness
and fatalities occur in patients younger than 65, a different pattern to
seasonal influenza, which traditionally strikes the elderly. CLIP 7310 DEATHS
(as of Nov 8 - see below) IS STATISTICALLY THE LOWEST NUMBER OF DEATHS EVER
FROM ANY PREVIOUS FLU SEASON - BETWEEN 1 AND AND 2% OF THE USUAL TOTAL NUMBER
OF DEATHS. SO WHY THE FEAR-MONGERING TITLE?
Note from Jean: Here is a MOST compelling article on the
power of our beliefs written by Bruce Lipton, a world-renowned expert in the
emerging science of epigenetics. To me it speaks volume about where we stand
right now - the collective psychosis induced by the media-driven
indoctrination about the Swine Flu "threat" being a good example of a very bad
way to use the power of belief - and about the potential for overall
betterment that is yet to develop in most of us.
According to this H1N1 Interactive Map there would be (as of
Nov 15, 2009) ONLY 8023 fatalities around the world
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LOOKING AT THE WAY THE H1N1 PANDEMIC STORY HAS BEEN SPUN TO
CREATE PANIC IN THE PUBLIC AND A HORD REFLEX TO GET IN LINE FOR VACCINATION
(especially in Quebec and in the rest of Canada), ONE CANNOT ESCAPE THE
CONCLUSION THAT THIS IS THE PRODUCT OF A CUNNINGLY WELL DESIGNED PUBLIC
RELATION CAMPAIGN RUN BY EXPERTS FROM PR COMPANIES PAID FOR BY THE
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND POSSIBLY EVEN BY THE GOVERNMENTS THEMSELVES. THE
MEDIA HAVE FALLEN HOOK AND SINK FOR THIS STEALTHILY PROPAGATED PR CAMPAIGN.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TO UNDERSTAND THE DEPTH AND SCOPE OF THE PR
INDUSTRY'S INFLUENCE OVER MUCH OF WHAT OUR SO-CALLED OBJECTIVE MEDIA PUT OUT
AND WHAT OUR GOVERNMENTS REGULATE - OR NOT... THIS DOES NOT BODE WELL FOR OUR
FUTURE UNLESS PEOPLE MASSIVELY WAKE UP TO THE SHEER LEVEL OF MANIPULATION THEY
ARE SUBMITTED TO AND REVOLT AGAINST THE WHOLE SYSTEM THROUGH SHUTTING
THEMSELVES OUT ENTIRELY TO ALL THE CORPORATE ADS, MEDIA PROPAGANDA AND
GOVERNMENTAL SHENANIGANS IN THIS GIGANTIC, AND NOT SO SUBTLE, GAME TO MAKE
SUCKERS OF US ALL...
Public relations and lobbying industry - an overview
By Corporate Watch UK
Completed April 2003
"The history of PR is a history of a battle for what is reality and how
people will see and understand reality."
Stuart Ewen 
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and
opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those
who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible
government which is the true ruling power. We are governed, our minds moulded,
our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of.
This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is
organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate if they are to live
together as a smoothly functioning society. In almost every act of our lives,
whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our
ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons
who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is
they who pull the wires that control the public mind."
Edward Bernays 
Every organisation that interacts with other agencies may be said to engage in
public relations. Organisations by and large wish to project as good an image
as they can, and often wish to communicate a particular message. This applies
as much to a small cooperative like Corporate Watch as it does to a large
multinational like Dow Chemical. It is, by a broad definition, an ubiquitous
and inescapable practice.
There is nothing essentially wrong in wanting to present one's own case in as
effective manner as possible. However, in spite of frequent protestations to
the contrary from the PR world, this is only a part of what modern PR does.
There is a considerable body of evidence emerging to suggest that modern
public relations practices are having a very significant deleterious impact on
the democratic process. As this report will demonstrate PRs have often engaged
in deliberate deception on their clients' behalf and have developed a deeply
unhealthy relationship with the 'free press'. Furthermore, by giving vested
interests the opportunity to deliberately obfuscate, deceive, and derail
public debate on key issues the public relations industry reduces society's
capacity to respond effectively to key social, environmental and political
Section 1 provides some background information on public relations: what it
is; some basic stats on the size of the industry; and a short history of its
Section 2 looks at the different
agencies in the industry from in-house PR departments to the big
Section 3 looks at the services
offered by PR companies
6 explore the relationships between the PR industry and governments, the
media and the public
Section 7 provides a list of further
resources on public relations and lobbying
1.1 What is Public Relations?
Public relations is the practice of getting attention and shaping public
opinion. Its tools include publicity, advertising, public affairs forums,
lobbying public officials, and any and every other means that gets a message
out to the public. Mostly however it is about placing stories in the media,
getting newspapers, radio and television to accept stories or messages sourced
from PR agencies. This gives the illusion that the client's message is simply
the product of impartial journalism rather than advertising with which the
consumer is more familiar and resistant. Sir Tim Bell, of Bell Pottinger,
comments, "A strong story placed in the newspaper, picked up by everybody
else, will actually have more impact than an advertising campaign."
Public relations uses many of the tools of marketing and may be used to
promote a particular product but often it is employed in pursuit of a slightly
different goal. Marketing (including advertising and promotion) is about
selling products and services whereas PR is often concerned with selling
persons, government policies, corporations, and other institutions. In
addition to marketing products, PR has been variously used to attract
investments, influence legislation, raise companies' public profiles, put a
positive spin on disasters, undermine citizens' campaigns, gain public support
for conducting warfare, and to change the public perception of repressive
In a modern democracy the mechanisms of propaganda and control must
necessarily be far more subtle than those employed by more repressive regimes
and PR or 'spin-doctoring' has become ubiquitous in the western political
By necessity the industry keeps a very low profile, however. Although the
public consumes a huge amount of their work, companies such as
Burson-Marsteller or Bell Pottinger are far from household names. Michie
quotes a top British spin doctor as saying "'PR is very much an invisible art
and it doesn't serve our purposes to reveal how much we manipulate journalists
and the public'"
THE FOLLOWING IS EXTREMELY ENLIGHTENING ...
Public relations and lobbying industry - an overview
By Corporate Watch UK
Completed April 2003
5.0 PR and the Media
5.1 Planting Stories
5.2 Building Relationships
5.3 Stopping the Press
5.4 Dumbing down the media
5.5 PR on the Internet
"News is what someone does not want you to print - the rest is advertising,"
The relationship between the news media and the PR industry is a complex and
increasingly symbiotic one. The media is the central vehicle for much of the
PR industry's messages. PR practitioners want to place their stories in the
news or other publications and programmes. Without being able to do this, PR
would lose one of its main avenues for communication with the public.
The media in turn has become more dependent on PR to supply content to fill
air time or column inches. Whilst newspapers have been steadily shedding staff
over the last couple of decades they have simultaneously managed to produce
ever thicker publications, and the ever growing ranks of PR are happy to help
fill the pages.
The power of the big agencies and spin doctor goes beyond this however. As the
primary point of contact between businesses and the media, PR people can
control access to information which journalists want. This gives them
tremendous leverage in negotiating with journalists, as they are in a position
to refuse information. Magazine editor, Mark Dowie, comments "even the most
energetic reporters know that they have to be somewhat deferential in the
presence of a powerful publicist. No one on a national beat can afford to get
on the wrong side of a Frank Mackiewicz or a Harold Burson, knowing that their
firms [Hill & Knowlton and Burson-Marsteller] together represent a third of
the most quotable sources in the country."
5.1 Planting Stories
One of the primary tools for supplying content to the media
is the press release. This was invented as a PR tool by Ivy Lee [see section
1.3]. Ideally the press release will provide a publishable article that a
over-worked (or lazy) journalist can publish with minimal effort. Anyone with
much experience of press searching will have noticed how the same article can
appear in several different publications under different names, with only
minute changes. Newspapers acquire such content from press agencies such as
Reuters or the Press Association which employ their own journalists, as well
as from PR agencies and some intermediate services such as PR Newswire.
The Press Association
The largest supplier of content to the UK press is the Press Association. The
Press Association, formed in 1868 by a group of newspaper publishers, supplies
content to every national and regional daily newspaper, to major broadcasters,
online publishers and to a wide range of commercial organisations.
Customers subscribe to its news and features lists from which they can take
stories to print or broadcast.
Much of the Press Associations content is produced by its network of
journalists and photographers, and the PA is proud of its reputation for
impartiality. However the Press Association's independence is compromised by
its relationship with the PR industry.
One of the PA's 27 shareholders is United Business Media, owners of PR
Newswire, and other corporate communications companies. In addition the Press
Association now offers services to PR agencies, "PA's unique position at
the centre of the media industry in the UK enables us to provide support for
many PR and marketing campaigns". Space on PA's newswire service is sold in
bulk, to other more commercial newswires and PR agencies. PR agencies gain
an extra level of anonymity by having their content supplied by the
prestigious Press Association.
Video and Audio News Releases
More recent developments include the video news release (VNR) and the audio
news release (ANR) for TV and radio news respectively. These are pre-edited
video or audio news stories sent to broadcast news stations in just the same
way that press releases are sent to the print media. VNRs have become quite
ubiquitous on US television news particularly on the smaller TV stations
which lack the resources to fill airtime with quality news.
In the UK, VNRs have not reached the same penetration into newsrooms but they
are gaining ground. The main national news channels are far more assiduous in
applying editorial control than their American counterparts. According to VNR
producer, Grapevine Communications, " VNRs so far have been most successful
with local ITV newsrooms and with satellite and cable broadcasters; BBC is not
in favour, and both BBC and ITN take a fully-independent editorial line."
VNRs still wield influence however. Medialink, the market leader in VNR and
ANR production, claims to have placed stories on BBC News programs. The
BBC was unable to comment on how often VNRs and ANRs are used
In response to inquiries, ITN denied using any VNRs. When presented with
evidence suggesting that they had used VNRs, ITN declined to comment.
5.2 Building Relationships
Many journalists have a distrustful attitude to PR. They need to have a
wariness of professional story-pitchers. In order to overcome this barrier,
the PR agencies aim to build ongoing relationships with journalists and media
sources. The more and better relationships they can build, the more influence
they can exert on the media.
The nature of the relationship is worth probing if we are
to understand the modern media/PR system. Neil Macdonald, editor of 'Business
Monthly', the newsletter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt,
provides some rare insight into the relationship. He tells of how, in the
summer of 2002, he was approached by a number of PR practitioners asking him
to provide some advance coverage of the IPRA conference, which was to take
place in Cairo that year. Despite feeling "uneasy" with accepting a story
from PR people, he ultimately concluded that he "couldn't afford to create a
bad relationship with PR agencies" and assigned a freelancer "who I figured
could take the fall if the individuals being written about didn't like what
"Most journalists will have taken the PR shilling at some point in their
career Most of the time it is a straightforward love-hate relationship,"
observes Nic Paton, writing in the Media Guardian, "To the journalist, the PR
is a necessary evil. And the PR is willing to suffer all that talk about
integrity and independence as long as it gets the client those valuable column
A recent report by the International Public Relations Society into 'unethical
media practices' concluded that 'cash for editorial' practices are widespread
around the world, especially in central and southern Europe and Latin
America, in both print and broadcast media.
Although the bribing of journalists and or editors to run certain stories is
held to be quite rare in Western Europe and North America (the PR industry's
own PR continually stresses its strict adherence to honesty and integrity)
some questionable traditions have developed. One relationship-building
practice is known as 'selling in'. Journalists are employed as freelancers by
a PR agency to write up stories on behalf of a client and to then sell them on
to the press. The newspaper then never knows that it is carrying PR and the
practice saves a lot of effort for the PR agency. Admitting to 'selling
in' is not good for a journalist's reputation and is rarely discussed, so it
is virtually impossible to determine how widespread this tactic has become. In
spite of qualms of conscience, many journalists end up taking fees from both
the PR agency and the publisher.
Like many journalists, Wall Street Journal reporter, Dean
Rotbart went on to work for the PR industry. He set up a company TJFR Group to
provide intelligence and background information on journalists for PR
agencies. "The exclusive subscriber site contains stories, bios, columns,
photos and streaming video that are useful to those dealing with and who have
an interest in the business media." Such information is doubtless invaluable
for media manipulation, enabling them to match the stories they want to place
with the journalists most likely to be sympathetic. Rotbart's client list
includes the biggest PR companies in the world and some of the largest
corporations from every industry sector.
5.3 Stopping the Press
In addition to planting stories in the press, PR agencies may also need to
prevent stories from getting published.
Naturally the PR industry has developed a number of ways of doing this. There
is always the threat of legal action as a last resort but this may endanger a
carefully cultivated relationship with a journalist or media source, so PR
pros prefer more subtle methods first. However, "arm-twisting is used all the
time," writes New York Post columnist, John Crudele in O'Dwyer's. A PR
department may threaten not to cooperate with an unfriendly journalist, but
that is a tactic which may backfire by further arousing the journalist's
suspicions. One tactic is for the PR practitioner to contend that a story is
old news, at the very least this should plant a seed of doubt in a
journalist's mind. Convincing the journalist's editor may be more useful in
stopping the story. Another more effective option is to feed the journalist a
more interesting story. By the time he has finished with that, the first story
may well be old news.
Mark Hollingsworth writes of Sir Tim Bell (of Bell Pottinger), "Bell is a
dealer in information. He establishes close relationships with journalists and
editors as a way of ensuring that his client's message is conveyed to his
liking. He is Mephistopheles to the reporter's Faust. Favours are offered and
received: if the story about the client is spiked, the journalist is handed an
even better exclusive about someone else. If the article is published, future
cooperation is withdrawn."
PR people may go to far greater extremes than this to censor public debate,
however. When David Steinman's book, "Diet for a Poisoned Planet" threatened
to bring revelations of pesticide and chemical contamination on raisins
(amongst other poisons and foodstuffs) to the public's attention, the
California Raisin Advisory Board hired PR company, Ketchum, to conduct damage
control. Ketchum obtained details of the book tour and TV and radio
appearances that Steinman had planned. They called each media outlet and
hassled them to drop the interview or to allow an industry spokesman on the
show to present a balanced case. Through the American Council on Science and
Health, an industry front group and client of Ketchum, they lobbied the US
government to work against the book. Dr William Marcus, a senior science
advisor for the Environmental Protection Agency, who had written the book's
foreword was pressured to withdraw it. He refused and was later fired from the
5.4 Dumbing down the media
One of the most alarming effects of the burgeoning PR industry's relationship
with the media, is that it leads to a steady dumbing down of most news
Today the media is dominated by big corporations. Few newspapers in Britain or
America are not owned by a media corporation. And as the press has become more
corporate so its emphasis has shifted from traditional news values -
investigation and reporting - to market driven values - profitability, and
maximising readership. Noam Chomsky suggests that the most important value for
the modern press is to deliver audiences for their advertisers, who supply
the bulk of revenue. Fewer journalists are employed and less and less time is
available for investigation. Instead content is supplied ever more directly
from the press release. Investigative journalism becomes rarer and is
supplanted by source journalism.
In this environment the PR companies have become a necessary crutch for the
media, but not one that the media is keen to investigate and expose to the
public, "like an alcoholic who can't believe he has a drinking problem,
members of the press are too close to their own addiction to PR to realise
there is anything wrong."
5.5 PR on the Internet
The PR has not been quick in recognising the importance of
the internet, but it is beginning to develop strategies for dealing with the
new medium. Some of the key practices with which PR agencies aim to tackle the
internet include, monitoring and intelligence of relevant internet sites and
communications, and through 'viral marketing'.
The Bivings Group is a PR company that specialises in internet PR. Working out
of offices in Washington D.C., Brussels and Tokyo, Bivings conducts its PR
services for clients including Monsanto, Phillip Morris, and BP.
In 2001, when Californian scientists published a report in
Nature, showing that Mexican maize had been contaminated by GM pollen that
must have travelled over huge distances, it was a potential disaster for the
biotech industry. However the two scientists were roundly and falsely
condemned in their methods and political sympathies by correspondents to a
biotech listserver, and in the resulting scandal Nature published a retraction
of the article. Research revealed however that emails sent in by the two
scientists' detractors originated on Bivings Group's servers. Bivings denied
"The dominant system is defined thus by the omnipresence of
its mercantile ideology. It occupies every space and every sector of life. It
calls us to "produce, sell, consume, and accumulate". The dominant system has
reduced all human interaction to dry mercantile relationships and considers
our planet a mere commodity. Our duty is to be servile. The only recognized
right is the right to private property. The only god it worships is money. The
right to appear is monopolized by those in power. The stage is reserved for
the men and speeches that uphold the dominant ideology. Critical thinking is
drowned out in a sea of media that determine what is right and what is wrong,
what can and cannot be seen. The omnipresence of ideology, the worship of
money, the media's bias, the absence of democratic pluralism, the lack of a
visible opposition, the will to transform mankind and all the world in its
image, and repression in all its forms. Behold the true face of modern
totalitarianism. The majority calls it "liberal democracy", it is time to call
it what it truly is: a totalitarian mercantile system. Mankind, society and
the entire planet serve this ideology. The totalitarian mercantile system has
achieved what no other totalitarian systems could: hegemony over the world
through its ideology."
OTHER RELATED NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS
H1 No-One? (Nov 9, 2009)
Despite the reported pandemic, cases of H1N1 have been very
rare at Central Washington Hospital in the last month. According to
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/ From early October through Nov. 2, there
has been 35 patients with flu-like symptoms that have been admitted to the
hospital. Plenty of flu-like symptoms, but no Swine Flu. Tracey Kasnic, vice
president of patient services at Central Washington Hospital: "We're seeing an
overwhelming number of patients who have tested negative for the H1N1 flu
virus, which does not explain why these people are so sick. Folks under 60
don't get overwhelming pneumonia. It's really rare." Pune's Sassoon Hospital
in India is reporting that one third of patients who died of suspected H1N1
are testing negative for the virus. In Ukraine there are reports of people
very sick with blood filled lungs. This is not the mild swine flu we've all
rolled up our sleeves for inoculation against.
Deputies Hold Boy Who Fled Flu Shot - Student refused; was
held down for vaccination (November 11, 2009)
WHEELING - It took the strength of two sheriff's deputies to
keep a middle schooler still enough to receive a shot of the swine flu, or
H1N1, vaccine at a recent clinic.During a regular Wheeling-Ohio County Health
Board meeting Tuesday, health department Administrator Howard Gamble told
board members about the student's attempt to flee Wheeling Middle School
during a vaccination clinic held there last Friday.He noted the boy's mother
could not bear to watch the scene and left the gymnasium. Out of apparent fear
of receiving the injection, the student ran out of the building. The school's
resource officer, Ohio County Sheriff's Deputy John Haglock, coaxed the boy
back inside. Once at the shot station, however, Haglock apparently needed some
help keeping the boy still, and another deputy assisted."He tried to run. I
looked over and saw two sheriff's deputies holding a kid down," Gamble said.
"Mom took off, she couldn't take it. You had one nurse with the needle, two
deputies holding him, one nurse is grabbing hands - because that's what they
want to do, to go after the needle. And that's the last thing you want." CLIP
FIFTH "SWINE FLU" VACCINE DEATH IN SWEDEN - VACCINATIONS
STILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED! (27 October 2009)
Media in Sweden is having a tough time maintaining the
propaganda as more and more people question the reasons for the mass
vaccination. Now, authorities say that if not "80% of the population takes the
shot, we risk 100 deaths from the swine flu". Most Swedes know that a normal
flu season see several thousand dead from complications from the seasonal flu
so the proportions of the propaganda coming from media and the government has
caused a growing revolt against the massive attempts to scare people to take
the poisonous injection.We have earlier reported on the first death, the
second death (also here), the third death and the fourth death in Sweden from
the poisonous Pandemrix vaccin shot.Today, Svenska Dagbladet reports that over
350 cases of side effects from the Pandemrix "swine flu" shot, has been
recorded so far. It has also become clear that this shot contains the most
deadly mix of substances of all the known vaccines manufactured against the so
called "swine flu" H1N1 influenza. The official number of deaths from the
"swine flu" vaccine is now five. And that is only those who have strong
immediate reactons, the long term effects are usually never even investigated.
If you would die from the shot two weeks after you took it, your death would
not be considered to have anything to do with the vaccination. Severe health
problems years after will of course be very hard to link to the poisonous
injection. Even if these five official cases died within days, the official
story is of course as expected: "none of these deaths has been confirmed to be
linked to the vaccine". CLIP
EIGHT DEATHS IN SWEDEN REPORTED DUE TO SWINE FLU JAB, ADMITS
MEDICAL PRODUCTS AGENCY (13 November 2009)
The Swedish government's medical products agency has said
that it has received reports of 8 people dying in connection with
GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu jab from doctors and patients so
far.There is no requirement to report deaths and side effects from the swine
flu jab in Sweden even though it has not been tested. A GSK study in the UK on
the side effects of the GSK jab is considered adequate for Sweden. The lack of
proper monitoring has sparked fears that the 8 deaths are just the tip of the
iceberg. (...) It is not clear how many people in Sweden have taken the swine
flu jab making an assessment of how risky the jab is impossible.The Swedish
government has said that 2.4 million doses have been distributed but that it
has no figures on how many jabs have actually been given with some medical
sources reporting that only 150,000 jabs have been administered so far in
900,000 NORWEGIANS SICK FROM THE FLU - 17% OF The People
About 1.2% of Austrians take swine flu jab in first week (14
According to the Austrian newspaper, the Kurier, about
100,000 people have taken the swine flu jab since Monday, representing about
1.2% of the total population of 8,300,000.30,000 people took the jab in the
first week in Vienna, about 2% of the population of 1,600,000, says the local
media.The figures are low if you consider the huge amount of swine flu scare
stories that currently saturate Austria's mainstream media. If the newspapers
are not telling us how lethal the swine flu virus is, they are reporting the
Baxter swine flu jab is in such short supply and so much in demand that queues
are forming to get it.What the Austrian newspapers don't report, however, is
that Baxter contaminated 72 kilos of seasonal flu with the live bird flu virus
in February and so nearly triggered a global bird flu pandemic. Because Baxter
has to adhere to biosafety level 3 regulations, the contamination was almost
0.15% of French population take swine flu jab between
October 21st and November 10th (14 November 2009)
About 100,000 people in France have taken the swine flu jab
between October 21st and November 10th according to the Agence francaise de
securite sanitaire des produits de sante.This represents approximate 0.15% of
the total French population which is estimated to be about 63, 700.000
people. The case is being investigated by the Agence française de sécurité
sanitaire des produits de santé. The agency says 91 adverse events have been
reported, including four serious reactions and a case of GBS.
Germans rejecting swine flu jab increases in spite of swine
flu media scare stories (13 November 2009)
The number of people in Germany who do not intend to take
the swine flu jab under any circumstances has increased from 39% in the middle
of October to 43% in November, according to a poll just published by Infratest
dimap and carried out on behalf of ARD. Only 14% said that they were highly
likely to get the swine flu jab while 11% said they would definitely get the
jab. The poll indicates that the swine flu hysteria currently sweeping the
German media has failed to impress: only a quarter of the people polled said
they thought the jab was necessary. Most Germans appear to agree with the
assessment of Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, head doctor of the Helios-Klinikum Berlin-Buch
and chairman of the medical products commission of the German doctors'
association, who said that the swine flu pandemic is a "piece of theatre with
which pharmaceutical companies just want to earn money." The new poll showing
that Germans are increasingly rejecting the swine flu jab will give a big
headache to the government because it indicates that the corporate media
propaganda machine is no longer as effective. More and more people are asking
how the mainstream media can report that only a handful of people went to take
the jab at vaccine centers when the mass swine flu vaccination campaign
started two weeks ago and yet a week later fill pages with the allegation that
there is a drastic shortage of swine flu jab, suggesting people should get
their jab as soon as possible or risk sickness. CLIP
Key report on the Ukraine pneumonia outbreak by Stephen
Lendman (14 November 2009)
(...) Ukraine Reports of Overhead Aerosol Spraying On
October 31, Kiev newspaper editors got dozens of calls about light planes
doing aerosol spraying during the day. In refuting the claims, the district's
Emergency Response office said "no permission had been granted for small
aviation aircraft to fly within the city limits." Yet eye-witness accounts
from Lviv, Ternopil, and other Ukraine cities said the same thing. On November
8, the South African web site fto.co.za reported that last June 26:
"Suspicious aircraft were forced to land. A US operated (Russian-made
long-range heavy transport) AN-124 changed its call sign from civilian to
military which then triggered a response from the IAF (Indian Air Force) upon
entering Pakistani air space (forcing) the plane to land in Mumbai while (a)
second one was forced down by Nigerian fighter jets that also arrested the
crew." "According to reports, China's People's Liberation Army Air Force
contacted the Indian and Nigerian intelligence officials about the presence of
these US operated Ukrainian aircraft amidst growing concern that the United
States was spreading 'biological agents' in the Earth's atmosphere, which some
Chinese officials believed to be an attempt to (commit) mass genocide via the
spread of H1N1 swine flu." These aircraft "were carrying 'waste disposal'
systems that could spray up to 45,000kg (nearly 100,000 pounds) of aerial type
mist from sophisticated....nano pipes" in the planes' wings - called
chemtrails. "Then last week, (aircraft) sprayed (an unknown) substance over
Ukraine days before the (mysterious) plague outbreak."
(...) On November 7, theflucase.com asked: Is the Ukraine
outbreak "the plague? A mutated virus? Or is the plague the cover for
introducing a mutated virus?" Citing the South African web site fto.co.za., it
wondered if the Ukraine Swine Flu strain "might have mutated (to) pneumonic
plague." It reported Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Health saying his nation has
a different H1N1 strain than the rest of the world because of how many were
infected so fast. Other officials disagree and suggest this one may have
mutated to something else because it "has a much bigger rate of filling the
lungs with blood....The plague or virus in the Ukraine has 10 times the
mortality rate (attributed to) normal swine flu." However, unconfirmed reports
are that "people are going on as normal....they also say this is fear
mongering" to promote voluntary vaccinations. "Everyone is waiting for the
gene sequences which will confirm whether this has been hyped up, a real
mutated H1N1, or just bad (Ukraine) health services." Perhaps exaggerated
illness and death reports to stoke fear and be a pretext for what followed.
Ukraine is now under martial law. Civil liberties are suspended. By government
edict, anyone may be criminally prosecuted. Scheduled January elections may be
delayed or cancelled. Public demonstrations are banned. Political opponents
are prohibited from traveling in quarantined areas. Borders are partially
closed. Mandated vaccinations are coming. WHO fear-mongering is hyping the
danger. A month before the outbreak, it took part in a bioterrorism plague
exercise. On November 7, Lake of the Hills, IL police conducted their own
against pneumonic plague as part of the McHenry County Department of Health's
emergency planning. Burgermeister suggests that Baxter, the: "WTO and the
international corporate crime syndicate that funds them may have decided they
could go ahead with their plan to trigger a pandemic in Europe and the USA
because the public awareness of the dangers of the vaccine has become too
great, not least as a result of WHO and Baxter being caught contaminating 72
kilos of vaccine material with the live bird flu virus in February."
Opposition to Vaccinations in Europe Across the continent, opposition is
widespread. Few are showing up to get it. On November 7 in Paris, a public
demonstration against them was held. As of November 5, less than 0.1% of the
French population was inoculated despite a mass vaccination campaign. 90% of
Greek health workers oppose them. Reports from Portugal say vaccine centers
are nearly empty, and doctors and nurses won't take them. Sources expect a
"revolution" if they're mandated. A mid-October Der Spiegel article reported
an "open rebellion" among general medical professionals and child physicians
across Germany over dangerous Swine Flu vaccines. Dieter Ludwig, drug
commission chairman of the German medical profession, said health authorities
colluded with drug companies to promote them. In Denmark, most public
officials and healthcare workers won't take them, citing the danger and saying
H1N1 is no different from seasonal flu. Throughout Scandinavia, sentiment is
the same with up to 75% opposition. In Sweden, as few as several thousand have
gotten them. Across the continent also, in the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and
elsewhere. Also large segments of the US, Canadian and UK populations voice
strong opposition. Open protests are occurring in Austria. In other countries
as well. Millions know the toxicity and won't touch them. Ukraine's outbreak
may be a counteroffensive to force them, first there, then globally. CLIP
New Types of Flu Found in Ukraine (14 Nov 2009)
Besides swine influenza, AN3N2, AN2N2 and group B have been
found in the territory of Ukraine. In particular, at present at least 8
different viruses are circulating in the territory of Bukovyna. Such
conclusions are made by experts of regional sanitary epidemiological stations
following the results of almost 6,000 studies on the identification of acute
respiratory viral infections, said the chief state sanitary doctor of the
Chernivtsi Region Oleksandr Svitlichny on November 11 at the briefing. CLIP
Flu Strikes Ukraine: 500,000 sick, 86 dead (06.11.2009)
The epidemic was declared in nine regions, ten other regions
are on the verge. Within five days 500,000 people fell ill with acute
respiratory viral infection or flu, 86 people died. Death rate is the highest
among young people. They develop pneumonia and burn out in three days. There
were 17 confirmed cases of swine flu - five people died. "The main challenge
is that doctors are facing a new virus. General panic only worsens the
situation," stated Vasily Knyazevitch, Ukraine's Minister of Health. The
country has been stricken by panic for nearly a week. Schools and
kindergartens are closed. People in offices and in the street wear masks,
doctors do not cope with the volume of calls. Public transportation vehicles
and train stations are washed with chlorine every two to three hours. Prices
for "anti-flu" lemons and garlic skyrocketed. Pharmacies are out of basic
medications and flu masks. "Medical factories work three shifts, but it is
still not enough," said Mikhail Pasechnik, President of the Professional
Pharmacy Association of Ukraine. Residents of border areas go to Russia to but
medications. To be on the safe side, doctors encourage everyone who has flu
symptoms to stay in a hospital. As a result, there is no room for people with
other illnesses. Officials are trying to calm people down, saying that the
illness rates are within statistical norm, but to no avail. Jokes are the only
thing that distracts people from the panic, for example: "Will exchange ten
flu masks and a package of Tylenol for a BMW no older than 2004."
Ukraine Dead Increase to 239 - Still No Sequences (November
12, 2009) 6 DAYS LATER!!! (see news above)
1,253,558 Influenza 615 Hospitalizations 239 Deaths The
above numbers are from the latest
update from the Ukraine Ministry of Health. The number of deaths
increased 26 to 239, so 50 new deaths have been reported in the past 2
days. Although the virus continues to spread (only 5 of the 27 reporting
areas have not topped the epidemic threshold) many of the deaths are still
being reported from the hard hit areas in western Ukraine (see
map). However, the biggest jump in cases was 6.096 in Kiev to 89,339. The
steady increase in the high level of deaths continues to raise concerns about
genetic changes in the H1N1. In this morning's press conference the WHO
discussed the need for prompt treatment with Tamiflu, but did not address
genetic changes in Ukraine. Only general statements on the stability of
the H1N1 were made in response to questions on genetic changes in Ukraine.
Today's conference is a week after the last comments on the Ukraine H1N1
sequences which indicated that there were no large changes, but an update
would be forthcoming in a "few days". It has now been over a week and
no updates on genetic changes have been forthcoming. The release of the
sequences from Ukraine is long overdue.
Ukraine WHO and the Geopolitics of Swine Flu Panic (Nov 13,
(...) Not only is the Ukrainian government apparently using
fears of Swine Flu pandemic to change the domestic political calculus, and
President Barack Obama using the fears to impose an unnecessary state of
emergency. Now it comes out that the responsible German health authorities are
caught in a corrupt conflict of interest with the very pharma giants profiting
from government decisions on "anti-swine flu" vaccines. The recent issue of
the German weekly Der Spiegel, reports that members of the European Scientific
Working Group on Influenza (ESWI), which claims to be an independent
scientific advisory body advising EU member governments on policies regarding
H1N1 influenza, is anything but independent. It's being financed by Big
Pharma. ESWI claims it brings together scientific "key opinion leaders in
influenza." However the sole financial backers are 10 pharmaceutical
companies, including GlaxoSmithKline -- manufacturer of the German swine flu
vaccine -- and Roche -- producer of the antiviral drug Tamiflu. The group
lists Walter Haas as one of its scientific advisors. Haas coordinates
Germany's flu pandemic preparedness measures at the Robert-Koch-Institut
(RKI), the federal institute for disease research. ESWI portrays itself as an
independent group of scientists. But even the organization's own statute tells
a different story, describing its role as advising politicians and health
authorities on "the benefits and safety of influenza vaccines and antivirals"
and initiating "a policy for antiviral provisions."The degree of fraud,
deceit, official coverup and outright criminal endangerment of the broad
population by the current Swine Flu hysteria is seemingly without precedent.
Pneunomic Plague and Aerosol Delivery
Pneumonic plague is one of three main forms of plague, all
of which are caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It is more virulent and
rarer than bubonic plague. The difference between the versions of plague is
simply the location of the infection. Pneumonic plague is an infection in the
lung(s), bubonic plague is an infection of the buboes or lymph nodes, while
septicemic plague is an infection in the blood stream. Typically, pneumonic
form is due to a secondary spread from advanced infection of an initial
bubonic form. Primary pneumonic plague results from inhalation of fine
infective droplets and can be transmitted from human to human without
involvement of fleas or animals. Untreated pneumonic plague has a very high
fatality rate. Pathology and transmission -- Pneumonic plague can be caused in
two ways: primary, which results from the inhalation of aerosolised plague
bacteria, or secondary, when septicemic plague spreads into lung tissue from
the bloodstream. Pneumonic plague is not exclusively vector-borne like bubonic
plague; instead it can be spread from person to person. There have been cases
of pneumonic plague resulting from the dissection or handling of contaminated
animal tissue. This is one type of the formerly known Black Plague. It could
kill 90%-100% of a population if the victims coughed and passed on the
bacteria. Symptoms -- The most apparent symptom of pneumonic plague is
coughing, often with hemoptysis (coughing up blood). With pneumonic plague,
the first signs of illness are fever, headache, weakness, and rapidly
developing pneumonia with shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, and
sometimes bloody or watery sputum. The pneumonia progresses for two to four
days and may cause respiratory failure and shock. Without early treatment,
patients will die, some within 24 hours. CLIP
China seals off pneumonic plague town (3 August 2009) FOR
SOME PERSPECTIVE ON THIS PNEUMONIC PLAGUE...
Anyone with a cough or a fever who has visited Ziketan, in
Qinghai province, since mid-July urged to seek treatment -- A second man has
died of pneumonic plague and 10 people are infected in a north-western Chinese
town that authorities have sealed off to avoid the spread of the infectious
lung disease.Officials have placed Ziketan and the surrounding part of Qinghai
province in quarantine. The local health bureau has urged anyone with a cough
or a fever who has visited the town of 10,000 since mid-July to seek
treatment. The lung disease is caused by the same bacterium as bubonic plague.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is the most virulent and least
common form of plague, capable of killing sufferers within 24 hours of
infection. It spreads through the air and can be passed from person to person
by coughing. CLIP
Ukrainian Plague Update: "officially" now over ONE MILLION
infected, 135 deaths, 39,603 hospitalized - Cases of infection are increasing
at about 200,000 per day; this is NOT A/H1N1 (November 7, 2009)
The public is being kept in the dark about what is happening
in the Ukraine. Please pass this site on to as many family and friends as you
can and post links to it on as many sites as you can. The rapid rise from
almost nothing to over 3/4 million people in a week is highly reflective of an
Advanced Biowar 'designer virus'. This is NOT A/H1N1. This is either a new
virus or a major recombination of A/H1N1 with another virus/viruses.
UPDATE: Official Ukrainian Plague totals are now: 871,037 infected, 135
deaths, 39,603 hospitalized. The death figures don't make sense, ARI hospital
ER admissions generally result in 5% to 10% fatalities yet only in the
non-official reports of several thousand deaths do we get near this
percentage. And by the way, those ARI percentages do not involve something
like this plague that results in internal temperatures of 135F or hemorrhagic
lung tissue (lungs turned to mush) or the lungs being black. We are not
getting the truth on this and in fact, most people in America and much of the
world do not even know of the strange new wildfire epidemic in the Ukraine.
The public is being kept in the dark for as long as possible, so that the
virus can spread. So that the public does not question what little is being
done to stop the global spread of this new killer disease. Cases of infection
are increasing at about 200,000 per day! ~
link Martial Law 'all but declared' in Ukraine over mystery epidemic ~
link ~ Stand way back from the trees and look at the forest: Since the
technology was invented about 30 years ago to genetically engineer viruses
using recombination, there have been a host of 'new diseases' such as AIDS,
Ebola, Bird Flu H5N1, Swine Flu A/H1N1, etc. We are living in the Age of
Advanced Biological Warfare. This Ukrainian Plague could be a terrible killer
throughout the world. Almost nothing is being done to stop the spread of the
disease globally; about the same steps to contain the spread of the disease
are being taken under WHO's direction that were taken to contain Mexican Swine
Flu (A/H1N1) and look how successful that was. Check also Baxter's Ukraine
Pneumonic Plague Virus is a BIOWEAPON at
AND YET... Tymoshenko: Flu rate in Ukraine goes down (Nov 8,
09) WHAT CAN WE BELIEVE?...
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has reported a
decline in the rate of new cases of flu and acute respiratory viral diseases
in Ukraine. "Certain positive signs have appeared of the decline in the rates
of the flu and acute respiratory diseases. While on November 4 there were 127,
254 sick people, on November 8 - 32, 468. Certain positive dynamics are
apparent," she said at a Monday meeting with representatives of the World
Health Organization in Kyiv. She said that in 17 regions the sickness rate
still exceeds the epidemic threshold, but "in 10 it has gown down below the
threshold and the sickness rate is already declining." Tymoshenko said that in
2007, "the worst year so far", 6.28 million people contracted flu and acute
respiratory disease in the first nine months while the figure for this year is
5.316 million. She said that the rate of deaths caused by pneumonia
complications stood at 4, 720 in the first nine months of 2007 and at 3, 822
this year. "The trend has been the same in the past few months of 2009. While
in October-November 2007 688 people died, during the same period of 2009 15%
less," she said. - SO WITH SOME CONTEXT IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE THAT BAD AFTER
There was an Interpol drill in Eastern Europe at the end of
September simulating a biological attack of pneumonic plague by aerial
spraying - IS THIS ANOTHER CASE OF FALSE FLAG ATTACK AS SIMILAR-SCENARIO
DRILLS HAVE OFTEN BEEN HELD PRIOR TO CABAL-LED ATTACKS LIKE 9-11 AND THE
LONDON SUBWAY BOMBING?
Save the page, the URL is not permanent."[...] the plague
had just been unleashed on their countries by unknown
evildoers.[...]Participants in the workshop numbered 27 from six Central and
Eastern European countries (Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland,Slovakia,
Ukraine)[...]Bacteria used in an aerosol attack could cause cases of pneumonic
plague" Found on this blog about the Ukraine situation:
Pneumonic Plague Drill Held in Illinois (November 7, 2009)
HMMM... WHAT A STRANGE COINCIDENCE!!
In Lake in the Hills, Illinois, police will conduct a drill
to combat a fictitious pneumonic plague on Saturday. "The Lake in the Hills
Police Department is carrying out the test as part of a grant from the McHenry
County Department of Health for its emergency health plan. In case of a
biological terrorist attack or widespread disease outbreak, the site would be
able get medicine to the community, Lake in the Hills Chief of Patrol Services
David Brey said," reports the Northwest Herald. Brey said officials picked
pneumonic plague for the scenario "so it would have nothing to do with the
swine flu." Some believe the "mystery illsness" afflicting Ukraine is
pneumonic plague. On November 5, it was reported by the alternative media that
a town in China was
locked down after 2 people died from an outbreak of pneumonic plague. In
Associated Press reported on a deadly outbreak of pneumonic plague in a
remote farming town in northwestern China. It should be emphasized that at
this time there is no conclusive evidence that Ukraine is suffering from an
outbreak of pneumonic plague. Experts note that if the country was indeed
suffering from the illness the death rate would be much higher. However, it is
odd that a preparedness drill in the United States would use the pneumonic
plague as its fictional predicate. It is not explained why officials in Lake
in the Hills have chosen to avoid basing their drill on the H1N1 virus. CLIP
A Pneumonic Plague Training Drill was held in Canada on
Avideo shows police turning people away from a hospital. (WARNING: THIS IS
A DISTURBING VIDEO BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITIES IT RAISES!!) The pneumonic
plague was diagnosed in at least two victims in the Ukraine according to
hospital sources in the country. However, it is not clear where the plague
came from with evidence strongly suggesting that the plague was triggered with
the help of the government in order to have a pretext to implement martial
WHO Continues To Deceive: Assumes That Ukraine Plague Is
H1N1 Swine Flu (November 6, 2009)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is continuing to deceive
the world by stating sweeping assumptions about the Ukraine pandemic. Despite
huge differences in transmission and deaths rates, the agency stated Tuesday
that it was valid to assume that most of the cases of influenza reportedly
combing through the Ukraine were caused by the pandemic A(H1N1) virus. CLIP
WHO's Fears Over Ukraine's Flu Ease (16 November 2009)
The World Health Organization said Friday that a "high to
very high intensity of respiratory diseases" had been reported in Russia and
Belarus but it was now less concerned about a big outbreak in Ukraine. "The
initial analysis of information from Ukraine indicates that the numbers of
severe cases do not appear to be excessive when compared to the experience of
other countries and do not represent any change in the transmission or
virulence of the virus," the WHO said in a statement posted on its web site.
(...) The WHO said Friday that the winter flu season, which began early in the
northern hemisphere this year, may be peaking in parts of North America and
western Europe, including parts of the southern and southeastern United
States, Iceland and Ireland. The H1N1 virus has now spread to 206 countries,
with the latest confirmed cases in Somalia, Nigeria and Burundi. More than
6,250 people have died, mostly in the Americas.
Mystery Virus in Ukraine is Not H1N1 (16 NOVEMBER 2009)
If you've been watching the news on TV or reading the
newspaper or simply viewing them online, you probably have heard about the
latest virus in Ukraine. At first, they thought that this virus is the H1N1.
Some say that it is a mutated version of the swine flu (still H1N1). But now
they are saying that this mystery virus is not of 'H1N1 bloodline', but a
mixture of three flu viruses that have mutated into a single pneumonic plague,
which is far more dangerous than the swine flu. "People are dying. The
epidemic is killing doctors. This is absolutely inconceivable in the 21st
Century." said President Yushchenko, President of Ukraine. Ukraine is between
Europe and central Russia, and if this continues and worsens, many fear, that
it would spread out in all directions causing a massive plague capable of
killing millions of people.
W.H.O. Rushes Drugs to Nations Hit by Swine Flu (November
Emergency supplies of antiviral drugs are being sent to Ukraine, Afghanistan
and other countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where hospitals report
that they are being overwhelmed by patients with swine flu, the World Health
Organization said Thursday. Ukraine in particular has "a shortage of
ventilators and they have counted more than 100 deaths by now," Dr. Nikki
Shindo, a medical officer with the organization's global influenza program,
said at a news briefing. Alarmed by deaths that health authorities believe
could have been prevented with rapid treatment, the agency said it was
revising its guidelines and urging more people to take antiviral medication
even before they are sure they have the flu. CLIP
Deadly Ukraine H1N1 strain to be tested by British
scientists (Nov 15, 2009)
With wild rumors circulating across the internet on the
nature of the flu strain raging in the Ukraine, a team of British scientists
having begun testing the 'super flu' that has been responsible for 189 deaths
across the country.As conspiracy theories and collusion rumors go, the H1N1
swine flu outbreak in the Ukraine provided the right amount of juice to keep
the web presses running. At its peak, there were reports of suspected
hemorrhagic pneumonia as the core symptom of a mysterious new virus in the
country.The Ukraine rumors caught on and were coupled with reports of overhead
aerosol spraying in Kiev just prior to the outbreak and leading many to
believe that the population was intentionally infected with a powerful
biological agent.The World Health Organization responded to the crisis and the
resulting rumors, visiting with health officials in the Ukraine. After
assessing the situation on the ground, WHO officials have now begun suggesting
that anti-viral drugs be administered earlier to help prevent swine flu
deaths.Despite WHO assurances that the epidemic in the Ukraine was indeed
badly-managed H1N1 swine flu, a team of British scientists is now testing
samples to see if this may be the beginning of a dreaded mutation in the H1N1
virus. A more virulent mutation would be a repeat of history, as the 1918 H1N1
influenza demonstrated a disturbingly similar pattern of mild
introduction."Unlike similar epidemics in other countries, three causes of
serious viral infections came together simultaneously in Ukraine: two seasonal
flus and the Californian flu," Ukraine President Yushchenko said in a
television interview. "Virologists conclude that this combination of
infections may produce an even more aggressive new virus as a result of
mutation."The British scientists confirmed that they do not yet have enough
samples to determine the nature or strain of the Ukraine virus."We do not have
a time scale for the results of the tests, although some preliminary results
have been obtained. I cannot tell you what they are, " a spokesperson told the
Daily Mail. "We did not have enough of the virus samples so we will have to
grow some more before we can come to a conclusive decision about its nature."
WHO publishes plans to take over the whole of society in
pandemic emergency (Nov 9, 2009)
WHO has just released its "Whole of Society Pandemic
readiness guidelines" first prepared in April 2009, the same month the swine
flu virus mysteriously appeared in Mexico City, and revised in July 2009. The
plan outlines how WHO will take over a country's essential services, including
water and sanitation; fuel and energy; food; health care; telecommunications;
finance; law and order; education; and transportation under the pretext of a
In Germany, a Better Vaccine for Politicians? (October 27,
As Germany launched its mass-vaccination program against the
H1N1 flu virus on Monday, the government found itself fending off accusations
of favoritism because it was offering one vaccine believed to have fewer side
effects to civil servants, politicians and soldiers, and another, potentially
riskier vaccine to everyone else. The German government prepared for its
mass-vaccination campaign earlier this year by ordering 50 million doses of
the Pandemrix vaccine. The vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, contains
an immunity-enhancing chemical compound, known as an adjuvant, whose side
effects are not yet entirely known. The Interior Ministry confirmed that it
had ordered a different vaccine, Celvapan, for government officials and the
military. Celvapan, which is made by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Baxter, does
not contain an adjuvant and is believed to have fewer side effects.
Dr. Andrew Moulden (Interview): What You Were Never Told
(...) Through my extensive research and my work throughout the years, I have
discovered that vaccinations are causing impaired blood flow (ischemia) to
brain and body from clinically silent to death. These are strokes - across the
board for all of us. I have reason to believe that all are being affected and
all vaccinations ARE causing the overwhelming rise in autism, specific
learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, sudden infant death, gulf
war syndrome, dementia, seizure disorders, some cancers it would appear, and
much much more. CLIP
Polish Health Ministry on swine flu jabs (with English
subtitles - 7 November 2009)
Polish Health Minister Slams Vaccine Makers for Fraudulent
"Game"... A wonderful speech!
Vaccine Victims Watch List - Bilan des victimes du vaccin
Only 16 and dead from flu shot 3 days later (10-26-2009)
This is such a tragic and sad story. On Tuesday one of our
docs had his 16 year old daughter get a flu shot. She started not feeling well
following the shot and by Friday night went to bed early because she still
didn't feel right. When her dad went to wake her up Saturday morning she was
dead.I can't even begin to share how horrible this is for the family and
community. If I had any doubts before, I certainly do not now with respect to
how deadly dangerous this flu shot it. (...) Following the injection she
wasn't feeling well and began to experience problems with her memory which
continued to get worse. By Friday she had a headache whereupon she took some
pain medication and went to bed. She died a few hours later. There is an
autopsy in process and hopefully some answers for the family. However, this
child was the apple of her parents eye. Both are devastated.
Teen Too Weak to Walk After Flu Shots--Video (12 Nov 2009)
14 year old diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome -
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A northern Virginia family says their lives have been turned
upside down. Just 24 hours after getting his flu shots, their 14-year-old son
was too weak to walk.Jordan McFarland is an avid young athlete who is walking
now with the aid of a walker. His father Calvin says doctors made a
preliminary diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a disease
characterized by muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. The Alexandria,
Virginia teen had both a seasonal flu vaccine and an H1N1 shot a week ago, but
his dad believes the illness is linked to the H1N1 flu shot. He says Jordan
had regular flu shots four times before without a problem. The experts may
have to sort it all out. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tells FOX 5 it
is investigating five cases of reported Guillain-Barre Syndrome after patients
had a swine flu shot. One of those cases is a 14 year old in Virginia. CLIP
Many Italian physicians reject swine flu vaccine (07 Nov
Italian family physicians refuse to prescribe the A/H1N1
vaccine for their patients, claiming that the risks of the vaccine outweigh
its benefits. Latest figures revealed that swine flu has infected more than
540,000 individuals, claiming the lives of 30 in Italy. The country has
ordered some 48 million doses of the A/H1N1 vaccine, enough to immunize 24
million of its population, and plans to start a mass vaccination program in
the coming weeks. Italian media outlets have, however, claimed that many of
these vaccines would be useless as the majority of Italians including the
Deputy Health Minister Ferruccio Fazio and the Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno
have decided against vaccination.According to a recent survey conducted, six
out of every ten Italian family physicians do not prescribe the A/H1N1 vaccine
for their patients particularly those with heart diseases. A member of the
European Association for Quality in General Medicine (EQUIP), Gianluigi
Passerini told L'espresso that he would not advise vaccination for his
patients, adding, "This virus is not aggressive and there is no reason to
force individuals to get immunized against the virus." CLIP
Video: Robert F Kennedy Jr. on Vaccine Cover-Up (10 Nov
Kennedy wrote an article for Rolling Stone back in 2005 in
which he laid out the details of the cover-up of the Simpson Wood Conference,
a CDC sponsored meeting which was held in private, though it was tax-payer
funded. The damage control machinery went into full swing to try to discredit
the article and Kennedy. However, the facts were hard to dispute, especially
after a FOIA act revealed the transcript of the meeting in which members were
shocked to discover a link between Thimerosal and neurological disorders,
including autism. The CDC then funded a study to cover up the link and sold
off the VAERS data to private industry in order to conceal the evidence.
Vaccines biggest proponent, Dr. Paul Offit, who was also a CDC adviser, took
home a fortune of at least $29 million as part of a $182 million sale by the
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia royalty interest to Merck for his
development of the Rotateq vaccine. As Dr. Wakefield, who found a connection
between the MMR vaccination and autism, has said: "I was accused of going
beyond the science when I suggested that parents should have single jabs until
the MMR had been properly assessed for risk. "I had assessed the data and the
safety study relied upon by the Department of Health and it was derisory. It
was no way as good as the research into the single jabs. "Bernadine Healy, the
former head of the US National Institute for Health, admitted they had altered
evidence on the epidemiological studies conducted by the US Government to suit
the official line. She admitted the evidence both the US and UK relies on is
useless. "The UK Government has a big dirty secret that it doesn't want the
public to know. . . . they agreed to under write any compensation claims for
the MMR. This is why they can't and won't let their position fail. "It was
inevitable I was going to be dragged in front of the GMC because I dared to
question big business. They always come after those who don't toe their line."
Healy went on to say that, in the words of the CBS reporter "There is a
completely expressed concern that they don't want to pursue a hypothesis
because that hypothesis could be damaging to the public health community at
large by scaring people." This explains why every industry and government
funded research into the vaccine-autism link is fatally flawed, because they
refuse to compare a completely unvaccinated population to a vaccinated one.
The lengths the vaccine industry will go to push the absurdity of vaccination,
knowing its dangers, is truly breathtaking. It has been shown that simply
taking Vitamin D supplements and getting enough sun exposure can ward off most
cancers and prevent the flu. CLIP
List of H1N1 Vaccine Side Effects from vial label (NOVEMBER
The following is a list of some of the very nasty side
effects that the vaccine package insert admits to..... * Local injection site
reactions (including pain, pain limiting limb movement, redness, swelling,
warmth, ecchymosis, induration) * Hot flashes/flushes * Chills * Fever *
Malaise * Shivering * Fatigue * Asthenia * Facial edema. * Immune system
disorders * Hypersensitivity reactions (including throat and/or mouth edema) *
In rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions have lead to anaphylactic shock and
death * Cardiovascular disorders * Vasculitis (in rare cases with transient
renal involvement) * Syncope shortly after vaccination * Digestive disorders *
Diarrhea * Nausea * Vomiting * Abdominal pain. * Blood and lymphatic disorders
* Local lymphadenopathy * Transient thrombocytopenia. * Metabolic and
nutritional disorders * Loss of appetite. * Arthralgia * Myalgia * Myasthenia
* Nervous system disorders * Headache * Dizziness * Neuralgia * Paraesthesia *
Febrile convulsions * Guillain-Barré Syndrome * Myelitis (including
encephalomyelitis and transverse myelitis) * Neuropathy (including neuritis) *
Paralysis (including Bell's Palsy) * Respiratory disorders * Dyspnea * Chest
pain * Cough * Pharyngitis * Rhinitis * Stevens-Johnson syndrome * Pruritus *
Urticaria * Rash (including non-specific, maculopapular, and vesiculobulbous).
Arepanrix - Canada's H1N1 Vaccine -- ACCORDING TO THEIR
PAMPHLET THEY HAVE NO CLINICAL DATA WITH THIS SPECIFIC H1N1 VACCINE FOR
SEVERAL AGE GROUPS - SO THE PEOPLE TAKING THIS VACCINE ARE ALL GUINEA PIGS!
Preservative content is 5 ug Thimerosal USP per 0.5mL dose
or 2.5 micrograms organic mercury (Hg) per 0.5mL dose - Adjuvant:
DL-a-tocopherol 11.86 milligrams/0.5mL dose Squalene 10.69 milligrams/0.5mL
dose, Polysorbate 80 4.86 milligrams/0.5mL dose. For a full list of excipients,
see section List of Excipients under 5.0 (INCLUDED BELOW ...) There is
currently limited clinical experience with Arepanrix H1N1, and limited
clinical experience with an investigational formulation of another
AS03-adjuvanted vaccine containing the same or a slightly higher amount of
antigen derived from A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) (see section Pharmacodynamics)
in healthy adults aged 18-60 years and no clinical experience yet in the
elderly, in children or in adolescents. Elderly (>60 years): No clinical data
are available for Arepanrix H1N1 in this age group. (...) Children and
adolescents aged 10-17 years: No clinical data are available for any influenza
vaccines with AS03 in this age group. (...) Children aged from 6-35 months: No
clinical data are available for influenza vaccines with AS03 in this age
group. (...) Contraindications: History of an anaphylactic reaction (i.e.
life-threatening) to any of the constituents or trace residues of this
vaccine. NOTE FROM JEAN: IT IS DOUBTFUL THAT ANYONE IS BEING CHECKED FOR SUCH
PRIOR ALLERGIC ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION TO ANY OF THE *NUMEROUS* CHEMICAL
COMPOUNDS IN THIS VACCINE BEFORE BEING GIVEN THE VACCINE IN VACCINATION SITES
WHERE 100'S OF PEOPLE ARE WAITING IN LINE FOR THEIR TURN TO BE VACCINATED -
Caution is needed when administering this vaccine to persons with a known
hypersensitivity (other than anaphylactic reaction) to the active substance,
to any of the excipients and to residues. (...) A protective immune response
may not be elicited in all vaccinees (...) Pediatric: There is very limited
experience with AS03-adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine in children between 3 and 9 years
of age, and no experience in children less than 3 years of age or in children
and adolescents between 10 and 17 years of age. (...) No data are available
on the concomitant administration of Arepanrix H1N1 with other vaccines,
including seasonal trivalent influenza vaccines. (...) List of Excipients:
Antigen suspension vial: Thimerosal, sodium chloride, disodium hydrogen
phosphate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, potassium chloride, water for
injections. The drug substance contains trace residual amounts of egg
proteins, formaldehyde, sodium deoxycholate and sucrose. Adjuvant emulsion
vial: sodium chloride, disodium hydrogen phosphate, potassium dihydrogen
phosphate, potassium chloride, water for injections. (...) Do not use this
vaccine if you have previously experienced a life-threatening allergic
reaction to: egg proteins (egg or egg products) or chicken proteins (...)
SIDE EFFECTS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM
As with all medicines, AREPANRIX H1N1can cause side effects. The very common
and common side effects are usually mild and should only last a day or two.
Very common (may occur with more than 1 in 10 doses):
* Pain at the injection site
* Redness or swelling at the injection site
* Aching muscles, joint pain
Common (may occur with up to 1 in 10 doses):
* Reactions at the injection site such as bruising, itching and warmth
* Swollen lympth nodes
* Feeling sick, diarrhea
Uncommon (may occur with up to 1 in 100 doses):
* Generally feeling unwell
* Unusual weakness
* Vomiting, stomach pain, uncomfortable feeling in the
stomach or belching after eating
* Inability to sleep
* Tingling or numbness of the hands or feet
* Shortness of breath
* Pain in the chest
* Itching, rash
* Pain in the back or neck, stiffness in the muscles, muscle spasms, pain in
extremity such as leg or hand
Rare (may occur with up to 1 in 1000 doses):
* Allergic reactions leading to a dangerous decrease of
blood pressure, which, if untreated, may lead to shock. Doctors are aware of
this possibility and have emergency treatment available for use in such cases
* Severe stabbing or throbbing pain along one or more nerves
* Low blood platelet count which can result in bleeding or bruising
Very Rare (may occur with up to 1 in 10,000 doses):
* Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels which can cause skin rashes,
joint pain and kidney problems)
* Neurological disorders such as encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the
central nervous system), neuritis (inflammation of nerves) and a type of
paralysis known a Guillain-Barré Syndrome
If any of these side effects occur, please tell your doctor
or nurse immediately. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor.
REPORTING SUSPECTED SIDE EFFECTS
To monitor vaccine safety, the Public Health Agency of Canada collects
information on serious and unexpected adverse events following vaccination. If
you suspect you have had a serious or unexpected event following receipt of a
vaccine you may notify the Public Health Agency of Canada:
By toll-free telephone: 1-866-844-0018
By toll-free fax: 1-866-844-5931
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Little Danish Boy aged 4 collapsed and stopped breathing
after swine flu vaccination
"Dagens Nyheter writes that Previa who manages the reports
for sick and absent from work for over 80.000 employees have statistics to
prove that very few indeed have reported sick from any type of flu. Out of the
80.000 only 36 reported sick from flu like symptoms. And of them, likely few
had the AH1N1 variety."
Shocking H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Stories From
Pregnant Women - Tell Your Doctors That Vaccines And Pregnancy Do Not Mix!
U.S. health authorities have made pregnant women one of the
highest priority groups for getting the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, but is it
actually safe for pregnant women and their babies? Well, the truth is that
miscarriage reports from pregnant women who have taken the H1N1 swine flu
vaccine are starting to pour in from all over the nation. Vaccines and
pregnancy simply do not mix safely. In fact, the package inserts for the swine
flu vaccines actually say that the safety of these vaccines for pregnant women
has not been established. What you are about to read below should shock and
anger you. If they are telling us that the swine flu vaccine is not safe for
children under 6 months of age, then why in the world would it be safe for
pregnant women and their babies? That doesn't make an ounce of sense, does it?
(... LOTS OF HORROR STORIES!! ) If you are a pregnant mother, please do not
take the H1N1 swine flu vaccine. Instead, do everything that you can do to
avoid public places and make sure to wash your hands more than you usually
would. Take extra large doses of immunity building vitamins and research many
of the great natural ways for fighting the flu that are out there on the
Internet. The truth is that if you do take the vaccine and then something
happens, you will NOT be able to sue anyone (thanks to Congress). You will
have to bear all the responsibility yourself. That doctor who kept pushing
and pushing it on you will tell you that it could not have been the vaccine
and that you probably would have miscarried anyway. Do you honestly want to
inject a vaccine that may contain mercury, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80
(associated with infertility), triton X100 (a strong detergent),
phenoxyethanol (antifreeze) and a whole bunch of other toxic ingredients into
your system when you know that your baby will absorb it too and has no
defenses against most of these things? In the very short video posted below,
you will see one health expert explain to Sean Hannity that not even the swine
flu vaccine package insert says that it is safe for pregnant women.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQwaHxlHJuE The reality is that if you are
pregnant, you need to hear what both sides have to say before ever subjecting
your baby to the swine flu vaccine. You do NOT want to end up like one of the
Flumist gives child H1N1 flu (NOVEMBER 8, 2009)
Desiree Jennings Experiences Amazing Recovery with
Nature-based Therapies (November 8, 2009)
Desiree Jennings is the 26 year old cheerleader and marathon
runner was who severely crippled with a neurological disorder diagnosed as
dystonia in the wake of taking the Wonderful Swine Flu vaccine (that
government officials and pharmaceutical shills keep telling us is "safe"). Don
Nicoloff mentioned to me on the phone tonight that he heard an audio clip from
a radio show in which
Dr Rashid Buttar
of Huntersville, North Carolina, the physician who helped Desiree detoxify her
body of the POISONS given to her when she got vaccinated with the saving Swine
flu vaccine, explain how he applied intravenous solutions including chelating
agents, anti-oxidants, nutritional support, and NATURE-BASED anti-viral
compounds over a period of 36 hours which resulted in a stunning and amazing
turnaround for Desiree from the seizures she was experiencing nearly EVERY
MINUTE, with no ability to talk, and unable to breathe for 10 or 15 second
intervals when first carried into his clinic. You can hear the entire story
from Dr Buttar himself in this radio show interview with Robert Scott Bell On
October 25, 2009 -
Revelations Of The Swine Flu's Manmade Origin--Video
I was looking up info on Dr. Rashid Buttar, who cured
Desiree Jennings of her flu vaccine-related illness. I found this
terrific video on his website.
Dr. Rashid Buttar said on November 2, 2009: "This information is
absolutely critical to pass on to everyone. In a few days, an enormous
announcement will be made, one that proves the profession of medicine sold out
to big pharma. We have done what John Hopkins and Fairfax Hospitals apparently
said could not be done. Is it because they are incompetent or do they really
believe that human beings are discardable? You decide! But mean while,
innocent people are getting injured. Please, others may not be aware of the
truth. Send this on to others. Bookmark it tag it. The future of our
generations depends on you to get this information to those in your circle of
influence. The revelation that the Swine Flu Virus originated in a lab and
might mutate via the coming campaign of mandatory vaccines (or other aerosal
operations) suggests that not only must we say no to the vaccine, but we must
share this information with our friends, loved-ones and local communities at
large - We must organize to take steps to stop this mass vaccination program.
Former Marine Claims Illness From Mystery Vaccine (May 7,
Military Source Believes Experimental Shots May Have Been
Given -- CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Target 5 has discovered that an alarming
number of U.S. troops are having severe reactions to some of the vaccines they
receive in preparation for going overseas."This is the worst cover-up in the
history of the military," said an unidentified military health officer who
fears for his job.A shot from a syringe is leaving some U.S. servicemen and
women on the brink of death."When the issue, I believe, of the use of the
vaccine comes out, I believe it will make the Walter Reed scandal pale in
comparison," said the health officer.Lance Corporal David Fey, 20, has
dialysis three days a week. His kidneys are failing, his military career is
over, and he feels like his country abandoned him. (...) Fey is one of a
growing number of U.S. servicemen and women who are getting sick after
receiving vaccines. And the highly praised Department of Defense medical
officer who spoke with Target 5 said that the number is up in the thousands.
The symptoms range from joint aches and pains and arthritic symptoms to death.
The Department of Defense said that it encourages "healthcare workers and
vaccine recipients to report adverse (reactions) events." But the military
never reported Fey's reaction to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, and the FDA."I see the way the propaganda and information war is
waged against America's sons and daughters and how patients are treated who
claim to be injured from a vaccine," said the unidentified health officer.
"That's troubling. That should trouble America." The officer said those who
have claimed to have had adverse reactions to shots are treated like it is all
in their heads.Asked whether servicemen and women are receiving experimental
vaccines, the officer said, "I would hope to God not. But from what I've seen,
I would have to say yes." CLIP
(...) "There are a large number of authors, all of them
excellent and credible researchers," he said. "The sample size is very large,
at 12 or 13 million people."It was back in 1981 that R. Edgar Hope Simpson
proposed that a principal cause of seasonal influenza is linked with the
deficiency of solar radiation which triggers the production of vitamin D in
the skin. Vitamin D deficiency is common in the winter, and vitamin D is
crucial in allowing your immune system to defend itself against invading
organisms.In addition to vitamin D, studies have suggested that people who
exercise moderately suffer fewer and less severe colds and flu infections.
The CDC and WHO March Forward With Further Manipulation of
Swine Flu Data
As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health
Organization (WHO) are continuing their rampage of manipulation and deception
on swine flu data, their crooked epidemiologists are now stating that 4,000
Americans - rather than about 1,200 - have died of swine flu since the
manufactured disease emerged in April. The new estimate by the CDC said their
calculations combine deaths from laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu and
deaths that appear to be brought on by flu, even though the patient may have
ultimately died of bacterial pneumonia, other infections or organ failure. The
CDC has already acknowledged that what was being collected in the US were
figures of "confirmed and probable cases". There was, however, no breakdown
between "confirmed" and "probable". In fact, only a small percentage of the
reported cases are ever "confirmed" by a laboratory test across the U.S. CLIP
ALSO RECOMMENDED (on other topics)
2014 or Bust: The Pentagon's Building Boom in Afghanistan
Indicates a Long War Ahead
In recent weeks, President Obama has been contemplating the
future of US military operations in Afghanistan. He has also been touting the
effects of his policies at home, reporting that this year's Recovery Act not
only saved jobs, but also was 'the largest investment in infrastructure since
[President Dwight] Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System in the
1950's.' At the same time, another much less publicized US-taxpayer-funded
infrastructure boom has been underway. This one in Afghanistan. While
Washington has put modest funding into civilian projects in Afghanistan this
year - ranging from small-scale power plants to 'public latrines' to a meat
market - the real construction boom is military in nature. The Pentagon has
been funneling stimulus-sized sums of money to defense contractors to markedly
boost its military infrastructure in that country. CLIP - MAKE SURE TO ALSO
READ The Evil Empire below
China's 60th Anniversary national day - STUNNING MILITARY
MIGHT ON DISPLAY AND A COLORFUL AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE AND AN APPARENTLY GENTLE
DICTATORSHIP AND YET...
And yet! Meanwhile tens of thousands Falun Gong
practitioners (a spiritual practice) are tortured and killed daily [from
Wikipedia: "Since 1999, Falun Gong practitioners in China have been reportedly
subject to torture, illegal imprisonment, beatings, forced labor, organ
harvesting, and psychiatric abuses.] in China's labor camps which alledgedly
imprison over 2 million people and probably much more than that according to
Human Rights Watch... Here is an example...
Chinese Labor Camp Director Sued for Torture During New York
Visit (Oct 24, 2009) http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/24276/
(...) Room 212 in the Tianhe District Detention Center,
Guangzhou City, China, was the scene of Chen's first experience of torture.
She was thrown on the floor of her cell and four large males from China's
notorious 610 Office held her limbs down. A water bottle was cut in half to be
used as a funnel. A one-pound bag of salt was poured inside the bottle, a
small amount of water added. Chen's eyes were covered with a dirty towel.
Guards shoved the opening of the bottle against Chen's teeth and tried to pry
her mouth open with a used toothbrush. She was obstinate-she knew the salt
could kill her. "The salt went everywhere into my mouth and up my nose," Chen
said in a previous interview. "I vomited salt and blood for the following days
and could not eat. My gums were full of blood, I could hardly talk. They still
handcuffed me."Six days after her release from this detention center, a male
practitioner, Gao Xianmin, died after being subjected to the same high-density
salt torture. A portrait of one of the plaintiffs, Crystal Chen, taken in New
York, June 2009. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)"Even though I
suffered a lot in labor camp I never felt angry about them [officials]," Chen
said. "I just feel they are so poor to be part of the Chinese Communist Party
[CCP]. One day they will be brought to justice."Falun Dafa Information Center
spokesperson Erping Zhang agreed. "As we speak, Falun Gong practitioners like
Ms. Chen are still being detained and tortured in Guangdong labor camps under
Mr. Shi's authority, in violation of China's own laws," he said. Since the
persecution began, 71 Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death in
Guangdong province, according to statistics recorded on Minghui.net, a Web
site that carries first-hand information about the persecution. (...) "In the
labor camps of Guangdong Province, violence and torture have become a daily
tool utilized to silence and suppress practitioners of Falun Gong," the
statement of complaint reads. "These violations include physical assault,
force feeding with hot pepper or high-density salt water, denial of food,
sleep and bathroom facilities, exposure to extreme hot and cold weather,
burning with cigarettes and heated metal, and the administration of shocks
with electric batons. Women practitioners have especially suffered an array of
sexual assaults, which include rape, forced abortions, and placement of
electrical discharge devices in genital areas." CLIP
So yeah! China organizes grandiose military parade and
wonderful Olympic Games but they maintain a vise-grip hold onto their people
deprived of democracy, oppress countless millions (most notably Tibetans -
check also the Chinese treatment of Tibetans - and Uighurs) and are said to be
pillaging Africa of its raw minerals - while of course financing the
construction of vital infrastructures in many poor African countries - to feed
their exponential economic growth... just like much of the Western world has
done there for decades.
America Needs Human Rights in China (NOV 4, 2009)
"Don't they know they need us?" So wrote a Chinese
human-rights activist friend of mine, expressing frustration at the Obama
administration. Since taking office, President Obama and Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton-both of whom mustered some criticism of China's rights record
while they were candidates-have said that human rights shouldn't "interfere"
with other issues in the U.S.-China relationship, knuckled preemptively under
Chinese pressure not to meet the Dalai Lama, and generally behaved as if the
United States has no power in the bilateral relationship.The Obama team seems
to think that such an approach will elicit greater cooperation from China.
This is a miscalculation that demoralizes China's small but vibrant
human-rights community and gives the government leeway to crack down harder.
As President Obama prepares for his first trip to China later this month, he
needs to rethink his approach.Beijing is clearly moving backward on human
rights. Since Mr. Obama took office, the Chinese government has disbarred
human-rights lawyers, rolled back key legal reforms, imprisoned critics and
further tightened Internet and press censorship. It has tried to unilaterally
impose new filtering software on all computers sold in China-ostensibly to
block pornography but probably to control political discourse too. It has
executed Tibetans suspected of taking part in March 2008 protests, despite
concerns about due process, and "disappeared" dozens of Uighur men and boys in
the wake of the July protests in Xinjiang. CLIP
My mother and sister, prisoners of China's Communist Party
(October 13, 2009) http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-oew-chang14-2009oct14,0,3580459.story
The U.S. must put pressure on Beijing to end its brutal
persecution of Falun Gong adherents. -- China's leaders meant for the
celebrations on Oct. 1 to remind the world of their country's growing power
and importance. But the 60th anniversary of the communist revolution, which
Nina Hachigian wrote about in her Sept. 30 Times Op-Ed article, should also
remind us of something else: The Chinese Communist Party is still very much an
authoritarian regime whose nature remains quite the same as when Mao Tse-tung
brutalized the nation. I should know. About four months ago, my mother, Yao-Hua
Li, and sister, Yi-Bo Zhang, were abducted by Chinese police officers simply
because of their spiritual beliefs. Just as millions of Chinese citizens did
in the 1990s, my family embraced the Buddhist spiritual discipline of Falun
Gong. The practice combines meditation and a moral philosophy based on the
principles of truth, compassion and tolerance. It enabled my mother to find
relief from severe back pains and gave us all a more positive outlook on
life.The Chinese Communist Party, however, viewed the growing spiritual
movement as a threat and banned the Falun Gong faith in 1999. Since then,
international observers have reported that more than 100,000 Falun Gong
adherents have been sent to forced-labor camps, and thousands have been
tortured (many to death) because they refused to recant their beliefs.Though I
had feared that my family members in China could be victimized under this
persecution, I had assumed they were safe. After all, my mother has Hong Kong
residency, and my sister was a successful financial manager with a well-known
international corporation. I thought this would give them some level of
protection.I was wrong.On June 4, exactly 20 years to the day after the
massacre at Tiananmen Square, my mother and sister were taken from their home
in Shanghai and sent to jail for no other reason than the fact that they
practice the Falun Gong faith. They still haven't been charged with a crime or
brought to trial (even if they do get a trial, it would be a farce). I
searched high and low in Shanghai, a city of more than 20 million people, and
I could not find one lawyer with the courage to take their case. Their fate
will be determined by the local 610 Office, a Gestapo-like organization
charged with persecuting Falun Gong adherents. My family is not alone in our
suffering. According to the U.S. State Department's 2008 country report on
human rights, Falun Gong adherents are estimated to make up as much as half of
China's labor camp population. They also account for two-thirds of the torture
cases in China, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture.
Obama China trip: human rights activists face detention,
warnings (November 13, 2009)
As President Obama meets Chinese leaders and conducts youth
forums, activists call on the US to take a tougher line with China on human
rights. -- BEIJING - While President Obama meets Chinese leaders and converses
with handpicked groups of youths on his visit to China next week, another
group of citizens expect to be staring at the walls of their apartments. They
are China's human rights activists, and to judge by past experience, those who
are not in jail will find themselves under house arrest next week, to prevent
them from causing any trouble."I would like President Obama to know that his
arrival will cause various troubles for us [activists]," says Li Hai, who was
not allowed outside during former President George Bush's visit here last
year. "We will be deprived of our freedom." (...) INSUFFICIENT US PRESSURE ON
HUMAN RIGHTS? Human rights advocates both inside and outside China have
expressed disappointment in the current US administration over its apparent
reluctance to put pressure on Beijing to end human rights abuses.Obama himself
rejected that charge in an interview with Reuters before he left for Asia. "We
believe in the values of freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of
religion ... and there has not been a meeting with the Chinese delegation in
which we didn't bring these issues up," he said. There is no lack of issues to
raise, the critics say. Over the past year, the Chinese authorities have
disbarred some two dozen of the country's most active human rights lawyers,
ratcheted up Internet censorship, jailed critics, and - according to Human
Rights Watch - "disappeared" Uighur men and boys since violent riots broke out
in the western region of Xinjiang in July. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,
however, said on a visit here last February that human rights "can't
interfere" with US efforts to enlist China's help in tackling climate change,
the global recession, and security crises."Such statements have fed "the
overall impression at home and abroad ... that the US will no longer be the
leader on human rights," complained a group of Chinese human rights advocates
in an open letter to Obama last month. CLIP
Gld ETF Warning, Tungsten Filled Fake Gold Bars (Nov 12, 2009)
(...) When the news of tungsten "salted" gold bars in Hong
Kong first surfaced, many people who I am acquainted with automatically
assumed that these bars were manufactured in China - because China is
generally viewed as "the knock-off capital of the world". Here's what I now
understand really happened:The amount of "salted tungsten" gold bars in
question was allegedly between 5,600 and 5,700 - 400 oz - good delivery bars
[roughly 60 metric tonnes]. This was apparently all highly orchestrated by an
extremely well financed criminal operation.Within mere hours of this scam
being identified - Chinese officials had many of the perpetrators in custody.
And here's what the Chinese allegedly uncovered:Roughly 15 years ago - during
the Clinton Administration [think Robert Rubin, Sir Alan Greenspan and
Lawrence Summers] - between 1.3 and 1.5 million 400 oz tungsten blanks were
allegedly manufactured by a very high-end, sophisticated refiner in the USA
[more than 16 Thousand metric tonnes]. Subsequently, 640,000 of these
tungsten blanks received their gold plating and WERE shipped to Ft. Knox and
remain there to this day. I know folks who have copies of the original
shipping docs with dates and exact weights of "tungsten" bars shipped to Ft.
Knox. The balance of this 1.3 million - 1.5 million 400 oz
tungsten cache was also plated and then allegedly "sold" into the
international market. Apparently, the global market is literally "stuffed full
of 400 oz salted bars". (...) These revelations should provide a "new filter"
through which Rothschild exiting the gold market back in 2004 begins to make a
little more sense: "LONDON, April 14, 2004 (Reuters) - NM Rothschild & Sons
Ltd., the London-based unit of investment bank Rothschild, will withdraw from
trading commodities, including gold, in London as it reviews its operations,
it said on Wednesday." Interestingly, GATA's Bill Murphy speculated about this
back in 2004; "Why is Rothschild leaving the gold business at this time my
colleagues and I conjectured today? Just a guess on my part, but suspect:"
*SOMETHING IS AMISS. THEY KNOW A BIG GOLD SCANDAL IS COMING AND THEY WANT NO
PART OF IT. - "ROTHSCHILD WANTS OUT BEFORE THE PROVERBIAL "S" HITS THE FAN."
Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says
whistleblower (9 Nov 2009)
Exclusive: Watchdog's estimates of reserves inflated says
top official -The world is much closer to running out of
oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the
International Energy Agency who claims it has
been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic
buying. The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in
encouraging the watchdog to underplay the rate of decline from existing oil
fields while overplaying the chances of finding new reserves. The allegations
raise serious questions about the accuracy of the organisation's latest World
Energy Outlook on oil demand and supply to be published tomorrow - which is
used by the British and many other governments to help guide their wider
energy and climate change policies. In particular they question the prediction
in the last World Economic Outlook, believed to be repeated again this year,
that oil production can be raised from its current level of 83m barrels a day
to 105m barrels. External critics have frequently argued that this cannot be
substantiated by firm evidence and say the world has already passed its peak
in oil production. CLIP
Tuna fishing kills an albatross every 5 minutes (Nov 10,
Every time you open a can of tuna, an albatross dies. Okay,
that's not exactly true, but albatrosses and other seabirds are increasingly
endangered by commercial tuna fishing, according to a new report from the
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and BirdLife International.
The problem has gotten so bad that albatrosses are killed on fishing lines at
a rate of one every five minutes, according to scientists representing the
U.K.-based organizations. The report has been released to coincide with a
meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
(ICCAT), headquartered in Madrid, which takes place in Brazil this week to
discuss fishing quotas for Mediterranean tuna and swordfish. According to RSPB
and BirdLife, 37 bird species are highly at risk from commercial ocean
fishing. Sixteen of those species are already officially endangered, and six
of the most at-risk species are albatrosses. The birds get tangled in longline
hooks, which are baited with squid and other tasty morsels. The two
organizations state that "for many species, this is their greatest extinction
threat."Albatross expert Cleo Small is attending the ICCAT meeting on behalf
of RSPB and BirdLife. "The populations of albatrosses are declining faster in
the South Atlantic than any other ocean," she said in a prepared statement.
"This situation is needless, because the technology exists to prevent these
deaths."One of these "technologies" is remarkably simple: the tori, or
streamer, line. Basically, fishing crews run lines of ribbons from the stern
of a vessel, which create a curtain above fishing lines to deter albatrosses
from coming into the so-called "danger zone." Other solutions include using
heavier weights, dyeing bait blue so birds can't see it in the water, or
setting lines at night, when birds are less likely to be awake. CLIP
CANCER AND THE DIRTY ELECTRICITY PLAGUE
"... the 20th century epidemic of the so called diseases of
civilization including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes and suicide
was caused by electrification not by lifestyle. A large proportion of these
diseases may therefore be preventable."(i)Released in the year 2000 a study of
44,788 sets of twins from Sweden, Denmark and Finland concluded that
environmental factors were the initiating event in the majority of cancers.(ii)
The strongest contender and most likely culprit is artificial (man-made)
electromagnetic radiation. The pieces of the puzzle were finally pieced
together by a ground-breaking study in 2008. (...) The study showed that dirty
electricity - a potent universal carcinogen - caused the cancers in the school
and that the high levels of dirty electricity measured at the electrical
outlets in the classrooms accurately predicted a teacher's cancer risk.
(...) Many different types of artificially created radiation have been woven
into our daily lives. Dirty electricity explains why professional and office
workers have high cancer incidence rates.(vi) People in their own homes must
also protect themselves. There have been thousands of studies of EMFs, more so
than with any other health issue. In 1997, Dr Erren commented that there are
more epidemiological studies that link cancer to these fields than to
environmental tobacco smoke.(vii)History has shown that the western world with
its vested interests is slow to inform citizens about toxic agents and help
protect them. The 'dirty electricity' pandemic is no stranger to inaction, as
were the asbestos, lead, acid rain, DDT, PCB and tobacco-smoking public health
issues before it. (...) Today it is quite widely accepted that the
electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from electricity(ix) can cause childhood
leukaemia. (The reason why childhood leukaemia has been studied is because
the strongest evidence for a cancer is that the same cancer is significantly
elevated in children). The WHO conservatively classified these EMFs as a
Class 2b carcinogen in 2001 based on 6 epidemiological studies for childhood
leukaemia.Why is it though, that authorities continue to resist so heavily the
contention that EMFs can cause breast cancer? (...) There is no doubt dirty
electricity is taking away our breasts. All females should be informed about
the different types of radiation.All females should be informed about why we
should not voluntarily irradiate our breast and how not to remain an
unsuspecting recipient. All females should be informed how to protect
themselves in their workplace and in their homes. CLIP
Evidence still fuzzy on cell phones, cancer (November 10,
2009) FUZZY IN THEIR MINDS ONLY!
A much-anticipated but unreleased report from the World
Health Organization on a decade-long investigation called Interphone will show
a "significantly increased risk" of some brain tumors "related to use of
mobile phones for a period of 10 years or more," the London Daily Telegraph
reported in late October. The study will be published before the end of the
year, the newspaper said. Supporting that conclusion, a recent study in the
Journal of Clinical Oncology that looked at 23 case-control studies found that
the research with the more scientifically rigorous methodologies suggested
cell phones and tumors are linked. The eight strongest studies made sure the
investigators did not know which participants had tumors when they conducted
the interviews about cell phone use, and they did not receive funding from
industry groups. Studies that looked at people who had used cell phones 10
years or longer tended to find the strongest risk of tumors. Researchers found
that cell phone users had a 10 percent to 30 percent higher risk than people
who barely, if ever, used this technology. A telling feature of the findings
in the stronger studies was that the side of the head against which people
held their cell phones was highly correlated with the location of tumors, said
Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the
University of California, Berkeley.
ARE WE BEING POLLUTED BY ELECTRICITY? (November 10,2009)
(...) "I think there is a much higher percentage of people
with electrosensitivity than diagnosed, " he says. "As soon as you remove or
reduce the levels of radiation they are exposed to they feel much better,
which is evidence in itself." Electrosensitivity is the name given to the
condition suffered by people who in varying degrees claim to be made ill by
connection to electricity. Particular hazards are thought to include pulsed
microwaves or high-frequency radio waves given off by devices such as mobile
phone masts, cordless phones, mobiles, WiFi, baby monitors and burglar alarms.
Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, headaches, earache, skin tingling, chest
pains, gritty eyes, joint aches, lack of concentration, anxiety and
Cell Phone Use Could Damage Semen
Omega-News Collection 7. November 2009
EMF-Omega-News 7. November 2009
EMF-Omega-News 14. November 2009
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Regarding the video from Councillor Hicks that I recommended
in my last compilation, Kathy Roberts (email@example.com) wrote the
following comment in an email entitled...
ET Technology and 9/11
Councillor Adrian Hicks begs US Space Command ("Majestic",
or MJ-12) to change their "fatally-flawed" ET disclosure schedule and disclose
now--or suffer the consequence of being considered "arch-deceivers" by
mankind. He refers to "the ramifications of getting this [disclosure]
timetable wrong to our peoples and our elected politicians, who are not in the
loop, which would be as quick as shit going through a goose..." While Hicks
upbraids Majestic, he claims MJ-12 used reverse-engineered ET technology for
the benefit of mankind, including lasers and particle beams. However, he also
supports the official story of 9/11, forgetting to mention the advanced
weapons applications of these technologies used on that day. Hicks says we're
in a "new age".
As you can see in this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSN7dKSAaM
, Professor Judy Wood, 9/11 investigator, agrees. She quotes, "We stand today
at the dawn of an entirely new age. Man has in his hands a method of
disrupting the molecular basis for matter and the ability to split the earth
in half on a moments notice. (It gives the term, "scorched-earth policy" a new
significance.) The technology that was demonstrated on 911 can split the earth
in half or it can be used to allow ALL people to live happily ever after with
However, he who controls the energy, controls the people.
Control of energy leads to destruction of the planet. But we have a choice.
And this choice is real. Live happily ever after or destroy the planet. This
is why I have been studying the evidence of what happened on 9/11. This
evidence is central to it all. 9/11 was a demonstration of a new technology;
free energy. It can be used for good, but we need to make that choice and help
others to as well. We have a choice."
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Hope for Extraterrestrial Contact
The Pleiadian Light through Hannah Beaconsfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 6, 2009
We are the Pleiadian Light. We greet you with peace in our hearts. We wish to
alert you to a probable change in your world consciousness that is gathering
increasing energy to support it. We are referring to an event that would
validate the reality of extraterrestrials and their interactions with Earth
through out your planetary history.
Since the mid-20th Century and especially in the past twenty years we have
come close several times to creating an open contact situation with Earth
humans. The probable situations always turned out to be off balance in some
way and the events shifted to parallel realities outside the current path on
which Earth is progressing.
This time the plan entails an acknowledgement from a unified group of your
world leaders that there is evidence of ET interactions with Earth. They will
admit that this evidence has been withheld from the public out of concern for
negative or fearful reactions. If this revelation is handled well by the
people, more information will slowly be released as to the many interactions
that have taken place and are well documented.
Then, with equal care, the presentation of the beneficial technologies that
have been gifted by ETs will be revealed. The intention, at this point, is to
keep everything low-key. The power groups on your world are terrified of the
response from the general population. They fear chaos and loss of control.
It is our hope that this plan will pave the way for the introduction of some
ET envoys. Your leaders would present them through your mass media. The first
ETs to be introduced would be those who are in like form and appearance to
your Earth human bodies.
These plans are contingent upon some changes that are and will be happening
with regard to diminishing the powers of negative energies. The intent of the
dark forces has been to prevent open contact by fear, ridicule, or any other
means possible. They are threatened by the revelation of benign
extraterrestrials and the potential benefits for Earth.
We cannot give you a time frame for any of the steps in this process. The
fluctuations of energies are intense in this period of change. It is like a
series of storms that rise without any clear pattern. They sweep through your
world consciousness tearing down old beliefs and instituting new patterns of
thinking. By extension, this alters the reality you manifest. Prophecy has
many more variables to compute at times like this, many more energy forces
vying for their chosen future.
Our intent in sending you this message, at this time, is to galvanize the many
ETs who currently inhabit Earth bodies, those among you who know with an
intuitive certainty of other world realities. We say this understanding that
your spirits have had many lives on Earth as well as lives on other worlds.
Your ET presence is supported by the high level of energy you have chosen to
carry from a particular ET experience on to the Earth plane. You are the ones
likely to be reading this material and who are acting as a benign fifth
column, resonating ET energy within the many different populations on Earth.
Your interwoven energies have been preparing the Earth, on subconscious
levels, for ET contact for decades.
Now we are asking that you support the elevation to conscious awareness of the
caring, extended family that Earth humans have. This family is reaching out to
make open contact with your world. We aren't asking for marches, rallies,
telethons, or charity balls to support this endeavor, but rather another type
of low-key, gentle increase in positive associations about ETs. Even if all
you do, as thinking members of the mass consciousness, is to entertain your
own visions of the benefits of open contact. Your thoughts WILL influence your
In addition, this type of thought-work will counter some of the effects of the
endless media scenarios of terrifying ETs intent on destroying life on Earth.
As we said, this is a propitious time for a probable event that would initiate
the first steps to bring your world into open awareness of its place in the
Our feeling is that this probable event has a very high level of energy
supporting it. The power of darkness on Earth IS waning, even though it
appears on the surface to still be a roaring, bloodthirsty beast. We will
repeat: The dark energies ARE waning in power. Therefore we are asking for
your conscious use of your powers of manifestation in support of the impending
probable event. And this time we hope to break through the barriers and allow
the truth of ETs to emerge on to your living plane. This event would initiate
such a huge change in your world consciousness that nothing would ever be the
We, the Pleiadians, are part of your extended family. We are supporting you.
And we wish you peace.
Believing is Seeing
by Bruce Lipton - Taken from the NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2009 issue of
We all want to fix the world, whether we realize it or not.
On a conscious level, many of us feel inspired to save the planet for altruistic
or ethical reasons. On an unconscious level, our efforts to serve as Earth
stewards are driven by a deeper, more fundamental behavioral programming known
as the biological imperative - the drive to survive. We inherently sense that if
the planet goes down, so do we.
Combine the enormity of the mission with how small and helpless we imagine we
are, and our good intentions soon fly out the window. Consciously or
unconsciously, most of us accept our own powerlessness and frailty in a
seemingly out-of-control world.
Advances in biology and physics offer an amazing alternative - one that suggests
our sense of disempowerment is the result of learned limitations. Therefore,
when we inquire, "What do we truly know about ourselves?" we are really asking,
"What have we learned about ourselves?"
Are we as frail as we have learned? In terms of our human evolution,
civilization's current "official" truth provider is materialistic science. And
according to the popular medical model, the human body is a biochemical machine
controlled by genes, whereas the human mind is an elusive epiphenomenon, that
is, a secondary, incidental condition derived from the mechanical functioning of
the brain. That's a fancy way of saying that the physical body is real and the
mind is a figment of the brain's imagination.
Until recently, conventional medicine dismissed the role of the mind in the
functioning of the body, except for one pesky exception - the placebo effect,
which demonstrates that the mind has the power to heal the body when people hold
a belief that a particular drug or procedure will effect a cure, even if the
remedy is actually a sugar pill with no known pharmaceutical value. Medical
students learn that one third of all illnesses heal via the magic of the placebo
We are further disempowered by our tacit acceptance of a major premise of
Darwinian theory: the notion that evolution is driven by an eternal struggle for
survival. Programmed with this perception, humanity finds itself locked in an
ongoing battle to stay alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Tennyson poetically
described the reality of this bloody Darwinian nightmare as being a world "red
in tooth and claw."
Awash in a sea of stress hormones derived from our fear-activated adrenal
glands, our internal cellular community is unconsciously driven to continuously
employ fight-or-flight behavior in order to survive in a hostile environment. By
day, we fight to make a living, and by night, we take flight from our struggles
via television, alcohol, drugs or other forms of mass distraction.
But all the while, nagging questions lurk in the back of our minds: "Is there
hope or relief? Will our plight be better next week, next year or ever?"
Not likely. According to Darwinists, life and evolution are an eternal "struggle
Do we need a "faith-lift?"
All who participate in walking across coals or expressing spontaneous remissions
share one trait - an unshakable belief they will succeed in their mission.
We do not use the word belief lightly. Belief resembles pregnancy - you're
either pregnant or you're not. The hardest part about the belief game is that
you either believe something or you don't - there is no middle ground.
One compelling example of the mind's power over biology can be gleaned from the
mysterious dysfunction commonly referred to as multiple personality disorder,
more officiously known as dissociative identity disorder (DID). A person with
DID actually loses his or her own ego identity and takes on the unique
personality and behavioral traits of a completely different person.
How could this be? Well, it's like listening to a radio station in your car and,
as you travel, the station becomes staticky and fades out as a different station
on the same frequency grows stronger. This can be jarring if, for example, you
are cruising with The Beach Boys and, a couple of choppy moments later, you find
yourself in the midst of a fire-and-brimstone, Bible-thumping revival.
Neurologically, multiple personalities resemble radio-controlled biological
robots whose "station identification" uncontrollably fades from one ego identity
to another. The unique behavior and personality expressed by each ego can be as
vastly different as folk music is from acid rock.
While almost all attention has been placed on the psychiatric characteristics of
persons affected with DID, there are also some surprising physiological
consequences that accompany ego change. Each of the alternate personalities has
a unique electroencephalogram (EEG) profile, which is a biomarker equivalent to
a neurological fingerprint. Simply put, each individual persona comes with its
own unique brain programming.
Incredible as that may seem, many persons with multiple personalities change eye
color in the short interval it takes to transition from one ego to the next.
Some have scars in one personality that inexplicably disappear as another
personality emerges. Many exhibit allergies and sensitivities in one personality
but not in another. How is this possible?
DID individuals might help us answer that question because they are the poster
children for a burgeoning new field of science called psychoneuroimmunology,
which, in people-speak, means the science (-ology) of how the mind (psycho-)
controls the brain (-neuro-), which in turn controls the immune system (-immun-).
The paradigm-shattering implications of this new science are simply this: while
the immune system is the guardian of our internal environment, the mind controls
the immune system, which means the mind shapes the character of our health.
While DID represents a dysfunction, it undeniably reveals the fact that programs
in our mind control our health and well-being as well as our diseases and our
ability to overcome those diseases.
Now you might be saying, "What? Beliefs control our biology? Mind over matter?
Think positive thoughts?"
What does science say about this mind over matter stuff? The answer depends upon
which science you ask.
The science of conventional medicine tries to reassure us that none of the
phenomena we just described actually exists. That's because today's biology
textbooks and mass media describe the body and its component cells as machines
made of biochemical building blocks.
This perception has programmed the general public to accept the belief in
genetic determinism, which is the notion that genes control physical and
behavioral traits. This sad interpretation is that our fate is inextricably
linked to ancestral characteristics determined by genetic blueprints derived
from our parents and their parents and their parent's parents, ad infinitum.
This causes people to believe that they are victims of heredity.
Fortunately, the Human Genome Project (HGP) has pulled the rug out from under
conventional science's beliefs concerning genetic control. This is ironic
because it set out to prove the opposite. According to conventional belief, the
complexity of a human should require vastly more genes than are found in a
Surprisingly, the HGP discovered that humans have nearly the same number of
genes as lowly animals, a finding that inadvertently reveals a fundamental
myth-perception underlying genetic determinism. Science's pet dogma has long
outlived its usefulness and needs to be mercifully put to sleep.
So, if genes do not control life , what does?
The answer is: we do.
Evolving new-edge science reveals that our power to control our lives originates
from our minds and is not preprogrammed in our genes.
This is great news. The power for change is within us. However, to activate the
amazing power of mind over genes we must reconsider our fundamental beliefs-our
perceptions and misperceptions-of life.
Cell biologist Bruce Lipton is the co-author of
. Reprinted by permission of Hay House at
Note from Jean: Here is a fascinating article - complementing the one above -
that demonstrates the awesome power of our beliefs. If we are to apply this
understanding to the whole Swine flu scam (for instance), or pandemia depending
on your belief, we are then confronted with the fact that the scare tactics used
by both sides in the debate about the need for a massive vaccination campaign
can - with a fair measure of certainty in my mind! - lead to serious unintended
consequences. On the one hand, those who believe unconditionally the media and
governments' repeated warnings about the alleged seriousness of this epidemic
and the need to be vaccinated are experiencing extreme anxiety over this flu bug
and over being unable to receive the vaccine immediately, thus making them more
prone to fall more seriously ill if they are infected - a stressed out person
doesn't have as good a immune response and natural protection from viruses as
someone who is relaxed and confident about the innate ability of his/her body's
defense mechanisms to fight this off easily. On the other hand, those who
totally believe that this is a nefarious conspiracy by some secret group to cull
6 billion people and that the vaccine contains substances that can do much harm
to them will certainly avoid being vaccinated and may also be more prone to
experiencing panic attacks and extreme revulsion at this massively dangerous
scheme, which again is nothing good for their own well-being and immune
response. And then you can also think about those who have heard all the
warnings against the risk of taking this vaccine, but who nevertheless could not
suppress the fear instilled in them by the media and health authorities, and who
therefore went ahead and got themselves vaccinated. In their subconscious mind,
if they believe to some degree the warnings they heard, they are damned if they
take the vaccine and damned if they don't. So they could indeed experience the
nocebo effect described below and come down with a number of symptoms in line
with their beliefs about the harm the vaccine could fdo to them. That is
definitely not a comfortable situation to be in!...
The Flip Side of Placebos: The Nocebo Effect
By JOHN CLOUD - Oct. 13, 2009
If any pill has been shown undeniably to work in clinical trials, it is the
sugar pill, along with its close cousin, the sham treatment. The placebo, as
such inert and cost-free remedies are known, can relieve depression as
effectively as Prozac, ease discomfort as effectively as acupuncture, and reduce
as much disability and back pain as a widely used vertebral surgery that costs
up to $5,000.
That the effect of bogus treatments is real has long been known, but the
mechanism behind them is still largely a scientific mystery. The standard
explanation is that we are just fooling ourselves. In Latin, placebo means "I
shall please," which suggests that the placebo effect is just a fleeting mind
trick - that the mere suggestion of pharmacologically induced pain relief humors
the body into temporary recovery. In trials, every drug response is in fact
assumed to be at least partially due to the placebo effect. But the confounding
thing about the benefits of the placebo is that the effect is often not
beneficial at all.
Consider the negative placebo response, called the nocebo effect. (The term
nocebo is also from Latin, this time from the infinitive nocere, "to do harm.")
A nocebo response occurs when the suggestion of a negative effect of an
intervention leads to an actual negative outcome. When doctors tell patients
that a medical procedure will be extremely painful, for example, they tend to
experience significantly more pain than patients who weren't similarly warned.
And in double-blind clinical trials of antidepressants, even those participants
receiving a sugar pill report side effects like gastrointestinal discomfort if
investigators have warned them at the outset that those effects are likely.
It's possible that the nocebo response is easily explained: in the
antidepressant trials, maybe some patients - given that they already tended
toward depression and anxiety - worried so much about the doctor's cautions that
their stomach released enough acids to cause pain. That would make sense except
that the range of possible nocebo responses stretches far beyond stomachache (in
extreme cases, ailing patients who are mistakenly informed that they have only a
few months to live will die within their given time frame, even though
postmortem investigations show that there was no physiological explanation for
early death). In a new paper published in the journal Pain, researchers found
that clinical-trial participants have reported a wide variety of nocebo-fueled
medical complaints, including burning sensations outside the stomach,
sleepiness, fatigue, vomiting, weakness and even taste disturbances, tinnitus
and upper-respiratory-tract infection. What's more, these nocebo complaints
aren't random; they tend to be specific to the type of drug that patients
believe they may be taking.
The Pain study, which was led by Italian neuroscientist Martina Amanzio,
reviewed 73 clinical trials conducted between 1988 and 2007. All the previously
published trials pitted potential antimigraine medications against sugar pills.
The medications included nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as
aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil); triptans, which include Imitrex; and
anticonvulsant drugs like Topamax. Those three categories of drugs carry
different adverse effects: NSAIDs, for instance, often cause stomach problems;
anticonvulsants can cause paresthesia (tingling) and memory impairment.
Interestingly, patients who took sugar pills tended to report nocebo problems
consistent with whatever drug they thought they might have swallowed. No one who
thought they could be taking an NSAID or triptan reported memory problems or
tingling, but some who thought they might have taken anticonvulsants did.
Likewise, only placebo groups in the NSAID trials reported side effects like
stomach upset and dry mouth.
Exactly why the placebo and nocebo responses arise is a puzzle, but a
fascinating article in Wired magazine noted earlier this year that the positive
placebo response to drugs has increased during clinical trials over the past few
years. The article speculated that drug advertising - which exploded after 1997,
when the Food and Drug Administration began allowing direct-to-consumer ads -
has led us to expect more from drugs. Those expectations, in turn, have made us
feel better just for popping a pill. (Placebo responses can also occur simply
when you book appointments with doctors or psychotherapists.)
But the Pain study found that date of publication had no effect on the side
effects reported: the placebo and nocebo responses were just as robust before
1997 as after. That leaves scientists still looking for an answer. The Wired
story suggested that the act of merely doing something good for yourself may
stimulate the body's "endogenous health-care system," perhaps by inhibiting
stress hormones. But that wouldn't explain why the same act might lead to
phantom nocebo aches and pains.
A final question: What happens now that more of us are onto the placebo/nocebo
problem? Will our expectations adjust to reality? Who knows? "The placebo is a
trickster," says Ted Kaptchuk, a placebo expert at Harvard Medical School. "We
still don't understand how it works." But Kaptchuk says it's possible to defeat
placebo benefits and overcome nocebo problems simply by being aware of them.
Mind, in other words, over mind.
Note from Jean: Steve - who is an ERN subscriber - mentions below the "secret
space service that has colonized Mars since at least the 1970s". If you are
unaware of the US Space Navy activities and bases explore
The Mars Records: Interview with Michael and Stephanie Relfe - there is much
MORE to discover through
is you have some time to dig this site. I also wrote to Steve (email@example.com):
"Reading through your latest article The Black Hats Must Go it feels like you've
covered much of what I've been exposing for years in my compilations. Bravo!
Excellent recap of some of their major activities. I've included this article
and another one I found on your blog to give the other complementary perspective
on what you discuss - because of course it isn't enough to state what we wish
would go away, as we also need to explain what vision we have for our future."
The Black Hats Must Go
By Steve Beckow (about
the author) - November 4, 2009
It's time to run the Black Hats outta town. It's time to end the New World
Order's game, close the casino, and lock the doors.
It's time to lower the boom of justice on the Black Hats in the World Bank, the
IMF, the BIS, Congress, the Federal Reserve, the Bilderbergers, Goldman Sachs,
Bank of America, the corrupt judicial system, the corrupt police system,
NORTHCOM, NORAD, CIA, FBI, everyone.
Everyone who turned the world into a reckless gaming house in which the rich got
richer and the poor got poorer, everyone who grew more powerful at the expense
of the rights and freedoms of others.
Everyone who denied basic medicare to citizens. Everyone who made subprime loans
to poor people, collateralized them, raised their rates, and then evicted the
Everyone who took out "Dead Peasant" insurance policies on their employees and
made millions from them, sharing none with the relatives of the deceased.
Everyone who engineered 9/11, Oklahoma City, the London bombings, Madrid, and
Mumbai to stampede the world. Everyone who began illegal wars in Afghanistan and
Iraq, who took away citizens' rights, pushed for martial law, and set up FEMA
camps to incarcerate "trouble-makers."
Everyone who designed viruses - AIDS, SARS, avian flu, and now swine flu - some
of them racially-specific - and vaccines whose only purpose was to sicken and
kill in the name of depopulating the globe. Everyone who seeded the skies with
chemtrails causing sickness and death from Morgellon's disease.
Everyone who kept technologies from us that would have freed us from fossil
fuels back in the 1950s. Everyone who murdered inventors who discovered how to
make cars run on water. Everyone who created space-based weapons systems to
extend their rule into space.
Everyone who kept from us knowledge of the populated world of space. Everyone
who created a secret space service that has colonized Mars since at least the
Everyone who killed to hide Roswell from us and created secret areas of research
where they back-engineered miracles gained from downed space craft and from
treaties with the Greys and then kept them from the public.
Everyone who ran torture prisons overseas, at underground secret bases, or at
Guantanamo. Everyone who ran institutions like the School of the Americas where
gangsters were trained to overthrow democratically-elected regimes.
Everyone who created and used Blackwater and Whackenhut to create a private army
and prison or who sentenced children to jail as a business.
Every Congressional Representative and every Senator who accepted bribes,
favors, sex, trips and any other inducement that led them to sell their vote to
the Black Hats.
Everyone who plotted to take over Canada and Mexico out of a so-called "Security
and Prosperity Partnership" (ironic misnomer) or start a third world war with
Iran, Russia, or China to bring the population down from 6.8 billion to a more
manageable 500 million, destined to be slaves.
Everyone who developed HAARP and used it to cause or amplify earthquakes and
hurricanes (including Katrina), killing tens of thousands. Or ULF
(ultra-low-frequency weapons) and experimented with them, bringing down the I35W
Everyone who speculated in currency and brought down national economies which
they then held hostage to onerous debt payments. Everyone who made loans to
third-world countries and then robbed them of their resources when they couldn't
There is so much more - a media bought and paid for, deep underground military
bunkers, Pine Gap, Australia space base, Area 51, depleted-uranium weapons,
printing truckloads of dollars.
This planet, reeling under the black-hole debt of the derivatives megabubble,
will no longer tolerate your rule.
We know you, Black Hats. We know the whole range of your activities. We know you
inside and out.
We know your business. Three showers a day won't keep you clean.
The Black Hats, the hangers on, the vultures, the whole gang - it's time for you
Take action -- click below to contact your local newspaper or congress people:
The New World Order
The author is a former Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
member of Mensa Cnada, and the author of several Internet books and articles on
cross-cultural spirituality. He has two websites on 2012: "The 2012 Scenario" at
and "First Contact" at
NOTE from Jean: Here is also what Steve wrote in his 2012 Scenario blog
Welcome to a New and Unimaginable World!
OCTOBER 20, 2009
by Steve Beckow
Welcome to a new and unimaginable world, taking shape before our eyes. What
world am I talking about?
I'm talking about the New Age that is expected to begin after our planetary
transformation around Dec. 21, 2012.
Predictions of what the 2012 community calls "ascension, or "enlightenment
plus," are reaching us from the Earth's own spiritual hierarchy, the star
nations that are here to help us, Earth's scientists, and planetary intuitives.
Before Christmas, I am told, we can expect President Obama to disclose the fact
that human beings from other star systems are here, in spacecraft around our
planet, some cloaked, some in other dimensions, and that evolved life exists in
many places in the universe.
We are about to be joined by family.
Following disclosure, the spiritual hierarchy and Galactic Federation (or SHGF,
for short) will join us to address the deficiencies in the world situation
caused by the fall of Earth's former controllers.
We will have a new "wisdom economy." The galactics will give us technology that
will address all our economic difficulties and bring us a new social lifestyle
marked by ease and empowerment.
They will equip us to "pass through the eye of the needle" in 2012, leaving our
dualistic consciousness behind and sporting a unitive consciousness. If you've
ever seen or heard an enlightened teacher, that's how we'll look and sound
I personally follow most closely the SHGF messages coming from channelers, but
also the terrestrial commentary coming from the 2012 community of scientists,
whistleblowers, and intuitives.
Before most of these events happen, though, we have a "time of troubles" to go
through and that time will include the overthrow of the New World Order,
Illuminati, shadow state or whatever name you use to refer to the "Black Hats."
The Black Hats are up to so much mischief that I have had to write two articles
simply listing their misdeeds: "
" and "
The Black Hats Must Go
." They say the whole thing.
During the time of troubles, I will be exerting all my strength to push this
behemoth off a cliff. Please do not be alarmed. I serve the Light. But I will
not rest until the Black Hats have left the halls of power.
Hopefully while doing that work, and definitely once it's accomplished, I look
forward to serving you by interpreting events, drawing on a cross-cultural
spiritual background, time spent studying the spirit planes and the galactics'
messages, and a commitment to truth. Writing is my passion. Without you, I could
not do this.
So thank you for stopping by and for opening up to the 2012 scenario.
The Evil Empire
Paul Craig Roberts
The U.S. government is now so totally under the thumbs of organized interest
groups that "our" government can no longer respond to the concerns of the
American people who elect the president and the members of the House and Senate.
Voters will vent their frustrations over their impotence on the president, which
implies a future of one-term presidents. Soon our presidents will be as
ineffective as Roman emperors in the final days of that empire.
Obama is already set on the course to a one-term presidency. He promised change
but has delivered none. His health care bill is held hostage by the private
insurance companies seeking greater profits. The most likely outcome will be
cuts in Medicare and Medicaid in order to help fund wars that enrich the
military-security complex and the many companies created by privatizing services
that the military once provided for itself at far lower costs.
It would be interesting to know the percentage of the $700-plus billion
"defense" spending that goes to private companies. In American "capitalism," an
amazing amount of taxpayers' earnings go to private firms via the government.
Yet, Republicans scream about "socializing" health care.
Republicans and Democrats saw opportunities to create new sources of campaign
contributions by privatizing as many military functions as possible. There are
now a large number of private companies that have never made a dollar in the
market, feeding instead at the public trough that drains taxpayers of dollars
while loading Americans with debt service obligations.
Obama inherited an excellent opportunity to bring U.S. soldiers home from the
George W. Bush regime's illegal wars of aggression. In its final days, the Bush
regime realized that it could "win" in Iraq by putting the Sunni insurgents on
the U.S. military payroll. Once Bush had 80,000 insurgents collecting U.S.
military pay, violence, although still high, dropped in half. All Obama had to
do was to declare victory and bring our boys home, thanking Bush for winning the
war. It would have shut up the Republicans.
But this sensible course would have impaired the profits and share prices of
those firms that comprise the military-security complex. So instead of doing
what Obama said he would do and what the voters elected him to do, Obama
restarted the war in Afghanistan and launched a new one in Pakistan. Soon, Obama
was echoing Bush and Dick Cheney's threats to attack Iran.
In place of health care for Americans, there will be more profits for private
In place of peace, there will be more war.
Voters are already recognizing the writing on the wall and are falling away from
Obama and the Democrats. Independents who gave Obama his comfortable victory
have now swung against him, recently electing Republican governors in New Jersey
and Virginia to succeed Democrats. This is a protest vote, not a confidence vote
Obama's credibility is shot. And so is Congress', assuming it ever had any. The
U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to show the entire world that the
U.S. House of Representatives is nothing but the servile, venal puppet of the
Israel lobby. The House of Representatives of the American "superpower" did the
bidding of its master, AIPAC, and voted 344 to 36 to condemn the Goldstone
In case you don't know, the Goldstone Report is the Report of the United Nations
Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. The "Gaza Conflict" is the Israeli
military attack on the Gaza ghetto, where 1.5 million dispossessed Palestinians,
whose lands, villages and homes were stolen by Israel, are housed. The attack
was on civilians and civilian infrastructure. It was without any doubt a war
crime under the Nuremberg standard that the U.S. established in order to execute
Goldstone is not only a very distinguished Jewish jurist who has given his life
to bringing people to accountability for their crimes against humanity, but also
a Zionist. However, the Israelis have demonized him as a "self-hating Jew"
because he wrote the truth instead of Israeli propaganda.
U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich, who is now without a doubt a marked man on
AIPAC's political extermination list, asked the House if the members had any
realization of the shame that the vote condemning Goldstone would bring on the
House and the U.S. government. The entire rest of the world accepts the
The House answered with its lopsided vote that the rest of the world doesn't
count, as it doesn't give campaign contributions to members of Congress.
This shameful, servile act of "the world's greatest democracy" occurred the very
week that a court in Italy convicted 23 U.S.
CIA officers for kidnapping a person in Italy. The CIA agents are now considered
"fugitives from justice" in Italy, and indeed they are.
The kidnapped person was renditioned to the American puppet state of Egypt,
where the victim was held for years and repeatedly tortured. The case against
him was so absurd that even an Egyptian judge order his release.
One of the convicted CIA operatives, Sabrina deSousa, an attractive young woman,
says that the U.S. broke the law by kidnapping a person and sending him to
another country to be tortured in order to manufacture another "terrorist" in
order to keep the terrorist hoax going at home. Without the terrorist hoax,
America's wars for special interest reasons would become transparent even to Fox
DeSousa says that "everything I did was approved back in Washington," yet the
government, which continually berates us to "support the troops," did nothing to
protect her when she carried out the Bush regime's illegal orders.
Clearly, this means that the crime that Bush, Cheney, the Pentagon and the CIA
ordered is too heinous and beyond the pale to be justified, even by memos from
the despicable John Yoo and the Republican Federalist Society.
DeSousa is clearly worried about herself. But where is her concern for the
innocent person that she sent into an Egyptian hell to be tortured until death
or admission of being a terrorist? The remorse deSousa expresses is only for
herself. She did her evil government's bidding, and her evil government that she
so faithfully served turned its back on her. She has no remorse for the evil she
committed against an innocent person.
Perhaps deSousa and her 22 colleagues grew up on video games. It was great fun
to plot to kidnap a real person and fly him on a CIA plane to Egypt. Was it like
a fisherman catching a fish or a deer hunter killing a beautiful 8-point buck?
Clearly, they got their jollies at the expense of their renditioned victim.
The finding of the Italian court, and keep in mind that Italy is a
bought-and-paid-for U.S. puppet state, indicates that even our bought puppets
are finding the U.S. too much to stomach.
Moving from the tip of the iceberg down, we have Ambassador Craig Murray, rector
of the University of Dundee and until 2004 the British ambassador to Uzbekistan,
which he describes as a Stalinist totalitarian state courted and supported by
As ambassador, Murray saw the MI5 intelligence reports from the CIA that
described the most horrible torture procedures. "People were raped with broken
bottles, children were tortured in front of their parents until they (the
parents) signed a confession, people were boiled alive."
"Intelligence" from these torture sessions was passed on by the CIA to MI5 and
to Washington as proof of the vast al-Qaida conspiracy.
Murray reports that the people delivered by CIA flights to Uzbekistan's torture
prisons "were told to confess to membership in al-Qaida. They were told to
confess they'd been in training camps in Afghanistan. They were told to confess
they had met Osama bin Laden in person. And the CIA intelligence constantly
echoed these themes."
"I was absolutely stunned," says the British ambassador, who thought that he
served a moral country that, along with its American ally, had moral integrity.
The great Anglo-American bastion of democracy and human rights, the homes of the
Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, the great moral democracies that defeated
Nazism and stood up to Joseph Stalin's gulags, were prepared to commit any crime
in order to maximize profits.
Murray learned too much and was fired when he vomited it all up. He saw the
documents that proved that the motivation for U.S. and British military
aggression in Afghanistan had to do with the natural gas deposits in Uzbekistan
and Turkmenistan. The Americans wanted a pipeline that bypassed Russia and Iran
and went through Afghanistan. To ensure this, an invasion was necessary. The
idiot American public could be told that the invasion was necessary because of
9-11 and to save them from "terrorism," and the utter fools would believe the
"If you look at the deployment of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, as against other
NATO country forces in Afghanistan, you'll see that undoubtedly the U.S. forces
are positioned to guard the pipeline route. It's what it's about. It's about
money, its about energy, it's not about democracy."
Guess who the consultant was who arranged with then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush
the agreements that would give to Enron the rights to Uzbekistan's and
Turkmenistan's natural gas deposits and to Unocal to develop the
trans-Afghanistan pipeline. It was Hamad Karzai, the U.S.-imposed "president" of
Afghanistan, who has no support in the country except for American bayonets.
Murray was dismissed from the British Foreign Service for his revelations. No
doubt on orders from Washington to our British puppet.
The monster devouring us: Even the men who created the internet are beginning to
fear its power to destroy our freedom
By MICHAEL HANLON
3rd November 2009
Fast-forward 40 years. It is November 2049 and privacy is a distant memory.
Every telephone call you make, every text you send on your mobile phone, every
email and videocall, every financial transaction is recorded, stored, analysed
and can potentially be used against you.
Each waking hour you are also deluged with marketing calls and sales pitches -
which pop up on your mobile, your hand-held computer and even in your car.
You walk into a shop and not only do the salesmen know who you are, they know
what you want - before you even open your mouth.
This is a world in which you are constantly worried about who is reading your
emails and analysing your phone calls.
Come election time, you are bombarded with video texts of the party leaders
addressing your concerns. The powers that be know how much tax you pay, what you
spend your money on, how many children you have and who your friends are.
It is a Britain, indeed a world, where the private individual has ceased to
exist, and one in which an unholy alliance of the state and Mammon rules our
lives with powers that would have made Stalin sick with envy.
This dystopian nightmare is a distinct possibility thanks to what is probably
the most significant invention of the 20th century - the internet. And although
this nightmare is set in the future, much of it is starting to happen.
The net, which turned 40 years old last week, is often touted as the ultimate
tool of freedom and knowledge.
The computer from which 40 years ago the first message was sent over the
internet, between the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Stanford
But in another 40 years' time, will we still be celebrating this extraordinary
electronic marvel - or rueing the creation of a monster? That is the troubling
question being asked not just by technological luddites, but by the founders of
the internet itself.
Although most people became aware of the net only in the early Nineties, the
global 'network of networks' has a history stretching back to the earliest days
The first network connection was made on October 29, 1969, when an undergraduate
called Charley Kline attempted to make a computer in Los Angeles communicate
with another computer at Stanford up the coast.
The first word communicated on the net was 'Lo' - Kline was attempting to type
the word 'Login' when the system crashed.
They got it working again and, for nearly three decades, what became known as
the 'internet' (the actual term was first used in 1974) remained mostly a tool
of academia and the military, gradually spreading its tentacles across the
But then came the invention of the world wide web - the means by which anyone,
anywhere could easily access this brave new online world.
This was the creation of British scientist Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau,
his Belgian colleague at the CERN nuclear research institute in 1989.
Thanks to them, we are now in an age when it is almost impossible to imagine
life without the net. With every passing year, its power and importance
And herein lie the doubts of its founders.
For while the net has been championed as the ultimate expression of 'people
power', there is a more sinister possibility. Its dominance in our lives has led
its architects to fear it could be used as a weapon of intrusion, suppression
Already, anti-democratic regimes are increasingly subverting the openness of the
net and using it as a weapon against their enemies.
Take China, which went online in 1993 and now has the greatest number of
internet users of any nation - about a third of a billion.
This phenomenal growth in internet use has been subsidised and encouraged by the
Beijing regime. And yet despite the flow of countless terabytes of data, China
is as far from being a democracy as it was at the time of the Tiananmen Square
riots 20 years ago. It's a troubling paradox, but one explained by the very
nature of what the internet actually does.
It has been joked that the one thing you need for a totalitarian state to work
is a decent filing system. Indeed, it has been estimated that in East Germany,
the Stasi secret police 'employed' a third of the population to act as snoops on
Now imagine that the Stasi had had access to Google.
As Robert Cailliau says: 'It would have been terrible.'
There would have been no need for a network of potentially unreliable human
snoops; just a few servers quietly hooked up to everyone's telephone lines and
computers, monitoring their credit card usage and cross-matching it all with the
pictures coming in from millions of CCTV cameras.
Cailliau's fears are echoed by Professor Peter Kirstein of University College
London, the man responsible for bringing the first internet connection to
Britain in the early Seventies.
'Once you have a universal medium like this, it is very hard to keep information
about events hidden; to that extent, it is a great tool against oppression,' he
'However, by the same token, it is very straightforward to build in monitoring
facilities into the heart of the network, so that the authorities can discover
where the information they don't like is coming from.'
In other words, far from empowering freedom-fighters, the web can be used to
track them down easily and suppress them.
The really 'sinister stuff' will come from big business because the 'temptation
to exploit data is very high'
Professor Kirstein believes that in the future, there will be a constant battle,
a kind of arms race between the authorities and the subversives - or oppressed.
Whether good or evil will be in the lead in 40 years' time is anyone's guess.
Yet Professor Cailliau believes there is an even graver threat from the net than
totalitarian tyranny. He believes the 'really sinister stuff' will come not from
governments, but from big business. The trouble, he says, stems from the ease by
which data can be gathered, processed and sold on.
'The temptation to exploit these things is very high.'
Already Google, the very symbol of the 21st-century net, has been accused of
hoarding data from its millions of email users.
Many fear that in the coming decades, Google will be unable to resist the
temptation of cashing in on this goldmine of information it holds.
Currently, the company makes much of its money from being a shop window for
But Google's 'knowledge' of individual people, thanks to its email services and
mobile phone applications, goes much deeper than that.
The technology already exists to enable Google, or companies like it, to track
every move - quite literally - of the millions who have a web-enabled mobile
A life online
Indeed, it is already increasingly hard to live your life without the internet.
Booking holidays, buying airline tickets, banking, insurance - even keeping in
touch with friends - is increasingly being done using the net. And everything
you do online can, in theory, be recorded for ever.
'If I sign up for Facebook and want my account destroyed, it is impossible,'
says Cailliau. 'They keep tabs on you, there will always be a trace.'
Furthermore, every time you sign up for an online service, be it Twitter,
Facebook or even an online supermarket loyalty card, you provide huge amounts of
Even data about yourself that you have not directly volunteered can be gleaned
by so-called data-mining software - used to spot patterns about your behaviour
and sift gold dust from the morass of electronic information that you have
produced by going online.
This can then be used to tailor Google's service to your individual 'needs' or
even financial status.
'Maybe when I go to an airline site and buy a ticket, I'll be quoted a price
that they have worked out I will be able to pay - a price quite different from
that given to my neighbours,' says Robert Cailliau.
The key to all this is the ability of Google and other companies to store data.
Every move we make
Forty years ago, storing information of any kind was expensive; now computer
memory is so cheap that in the near future it should be possible to record in
digital form every telephone conversation, every television and radio
transmission and every movie and still image.
Already, more than two billion songs a day are shared over the net, hundreds of
millions of video streams are placed on YouTube, the surveillance CCTV cameras
in London alone send 64 trillion bits of data a day to their command centres.
By the end of the next decade or so, humankind will be producing more
information each second than was produced in the entire 19th century. And all
this information can be stored, cross-referenced and mined for eternity.
This is a new phenomenon, and has massive and disturbing potential.
As Professor Kirstein says: 'Every travel movement you make, every commercial
transaction, any official request - they are all logged somewhere. Our ability
to disappear is completely constrained by any public activity.'
There are laws against this, though they are not well-enforced, but it is still
possible - just - to avoid being sucked in by the net.
And surprisingly, one of those trying to is Robert Cailliau.
'I'm not on Twitter, nor Facebook, or LinkedIn, or any of these systems,' he
'Because they suck in your soul and they will not let you go. Try to get out of
any of them, and you will see. They are just like some religions where apostasy
is punished by death.'
Forty years from its birth, the net has become ubiquitous, awesomely successful
and, in itself, morally neutral.
But the question remains: will the internet of 2049 be a tool we will all
cherish - or something which has become a force for evil such as we have not
seen in the entire history of Man.
Watch what you tweet
By Amy Goodman -- October 07, 2009
A social worker from New York City was arrested last week while in Pittsburgh
for the G-20 protests, then subjected to an FBI raid this week at home -- all
for using Twitter. Elliot Madison faces charges of hindering apprehension or
prosecution, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of
instruments of crime. He was posting to a Twitter feed (or tweeting, as it is
called) publicly available information about police activities around the G-20
protests, including information about where police had issued orders to
While alerting people to public information may not seem to be an arrestable
offense, be forewarned: Many people have been arrested for the same "crime" --
in Iran, that is.
Last June 20, as Iranians protested against the conduct and results of their
national election, President Barack Obama said in a statement, "The universal
rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States
stands with all who seek to exercise those rights."
His statement was released in English, Farsi and Arabic and posted on the White
House's very own Twitter feed. His tweet read, "We call on the Iranian
government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people."
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote to
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging her to pressure European nations to
restrict sales of eavesdropping technology to Iran. They wrote: "Following
recent elections, the Iranian government has used a new communications
monitoring center to interfere with and suppress Internet and cell phone
communications as part of efforts to crackdown on Iranian citizens peacefully
demonstrating ... including voice calls, email, text messaging, instant
messages, and Web traffic, as well as posts to social networking sites such as
Twitter, MySpace and Facebook."
The U.S. State Department, impressed with the importance of Twitter to Iranian
protests, asked Twitter to delay system maintenance that might have interrupted
the service during the Iranian protests.
While Madison optimistically mused, "I'm expecting the State Department will
come out and support us also," his lawyer, respected civil rights attorney
Martin Stolar, said: "This is just unbelievable. It is the thinnest, silliest
case that I've ever seen. It tends to criminalize support services for people
who are involved in lawful protest activity. And it's just shocking that
somebody could be arrested for essentially walking next to somebody and saying:
'Hey, don't go down that street, because the police have issued an order to
disperse. Stay away from there.'"
Madison, his wife and housemates were roused from sleep during the weekend when
the Joint Terrorism Task Force swept into their house, handcuffing them for
hours, searching the house and removing computers and other property from
everyone in the house. Madison said the FBI "for 16 hours, proceeded to take
everything, from plush toys to kitchen magnets and lots of books ... they took
Curious George stuffed animals."
Rather than encourage and support the use of distributed, decentralized social
networks to strengthen our democracy and dissent (remember, the Obama campaign
itself relied extensively on these online and mobile tools), the government
seems headed in the opposite direction. Los Angeles Chief of Police William
Bratton recently won acclaim at the annual meeting of the Major Cities Chiefs
Association, a professional organization of police executives representing 63 of
the largest cities in the United States and Canada. Bratton has launched "I
Watch LA," described as "a community awareness program created to educate the
public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism."
The iWatch program, despite Bratton's assertion otherwise, is about spying on
your neighbors and turning them in to the police.
One Iranian twitterer for the virtual news hub Tehran Bureau recalled the June
protests in an essay: "An officer spoke to us through a loud speaker: 'Disperse:
This is your last warning.' The sight of them made my knees tremble, but the
wave pushed on and so I went along." He was beaten, bloodied, arrested and held
for 20 days. While Elliot Madison was not physically harmed, his legal battles
are just beginning, and his case could prove central to the future of free
speech in the mobile, digital age.
It is time for the digital censors here in the U.S. to disperse.
Iran moves to silence opposition with internet crime unit (15 November 2009)
WILL THIS PROMPT MORE IMITATIONS IN THE US?...
Iran has moved to block the last remaining outlet of expression for the
country's political opposition with the launch of a special force to police the
internet. (...) Access to the internet is already restricted in Iran. An
estimated 10m websites deemed socially or politically offensive have been
blocked - prompting the Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders to
list Iran as one of the world's 13 worst internet "black holes". A registration
system has also been introduced for bloggers, many of whom have been arrested
and jailed. Three years ago, the government banned high-speed broadband internet
for home users in an attempt to prevent the downloading of western films and
pornography. But the new crime unit represents a significant escalation of a
clampdown on cyberspace that has intensified since the mass streets protests
that greeted Ahmadinejad's re-election. In the days after the June poll,
internet speeds were reduced to a crawl while Facebook and Yahoo Messenger -
used by many activists to communicate - were blocked. At the same time, it was
disclosed that Iran had purchased equipment jointly produced by the German
electronics firm Siemens and Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, to
closely monitor internet and email communications. The revelations prompted a
consumer boycott of the companies by pro-opposition demonstrators.
Much more on the situation in Iran through
A Death in Tehran (to be shown this November 17 on PBS)
BETTER TO STOCK UP! - AND MOST HEALTH PRODUCTS HAVE A LONGER SHELF LIFE THAN
WHAT IS INDICATED ON THE PACKAGE ACCORDING TO
Natural Health Products under fire in Canada
Hundreds of natural health products could disappear from store shelves next
As of April 2010, all natural health products will need an NPN, natural product
number, to be sold.
Natural Health Products:
53 Recommendations of the Standing Committee on Health
NHPs (Natural Health Products) are defined in the Regulations to include: -
traditional medicines - homeopathic medicines - vitamins and minerals - herbal
remedies - probiotics - amino acids - plant isolates - essential fatty acids
NHPs exclude: - prescription drugs - drugs administered by puncturing the skin -
substances that are regulated by the Tobacco Act or the Controlled Drugs and
New Brunswick pharmacist John Staples says it's "crazy" for Health Canada to
apply the same standards to both pharmaceuticals and natural health products.
"Pharmaceutical drugs are far more potent and just a slight deviation in dosage
can be dangerous," said Staples, whose Moncton pharmacy Staples Drugs, has sold
both types of drugs for 40 years.
"A doctor can prescribe the arthritis drug Celebrex for you, but it can also
cause a heart attack," he said as an example. "With homeopathic drugs, you can
take 10 times the dosage and there's no problem." Health Canada is not allowing
any "may" claims. For instance, a label cannot say the product "may" do
something. In Health Canada's eyes, it either has an effect or not.
Just over 36 per cent of natural health products were rejected for licensing.
Codex Alimentarius The primary mandate of Codex is to develop food standards for
the protection of the health of consumers and to ensure fair practices in food
trade. The standards, guidelines and related texts developed by Codex are
intended for voluntary use by governments.
Health Canada's official position on the adoption of Codex guidelines.
The manufacture, importation and sale of vitamin and mineral supplements and
other natural health products in Canada will not be affected by the Commission's
adoption of the Guidelines. (of Codex Alimentarius)
Codex will essentially be treating all nutrients as toxins until they are
licensed. Therefore, only what is expressly allowed under Codex Alimentarius
will be permitted, and everything else is forbidden.
Although Canada is proclaiming that the strict Codex guidelines will not be
adopted fully in Canada... Section 1.3 of the Guidelines stipulates that they
are for use only in those countries that regulate vitamin and mineral
supplements as food. As Canada regulates vitamin and mineral supplements as
natural health products, the Guidelines are not applicable to the Canadian
regulatory system. The manufacture, importation and sale of vitamin and mineral
supplements and other natural health products in Canada will not be affected by
the Commission's adoption of the Guidelines. Such products will continue to be
regulated in Canada by the Natural Health Products Regulations under the
Canadian Food and Drugs Act.
... once can't help but wonder if there is a bit of slight of hand in pushing
through legislation under a differently name policy - equally harmonizing
Canada's Food, drug and mineral guidelines with the WTO's agenda.
I doubt that the decision makers in Canada will want to be on the losing end of
a trade dispute when the rules with the World Trade Organization state: When
disputes arise and countries are pulled in to WTO, the one that is Codex
compliant automatically wins, regardless of the merits of its case.
To support the cause to save our NHP in Canada, visit
Footnote: The European Union's Food Supplements Directive, by the way, will go
into full effect in Europe on December 31, 2009
This is Not Good News For You and Your Loved Ones!
(...) It is readily apparent that without some much-needed changes to the
current regulatory process, Canada's natural health products industry will no
longer be able to provide the variety and innovative products Canadian consumers
expect and deserve. Some experts predict that by the end of Health Canada's new
enforcement strategy, over 50% of our country's natural health products industry
will be eliminated. That means thousands of Canadians will lose their jobs and
the government will lose millions in tax revenues. But most of all, it means
thousands of Canadians will lose their ability to make their own informed
decisions about natural health products!Drastic measures must be implemented to
ensure timely access to high quality, safe and effective NHPs in Canadian
"Spaceship Earth" - A Status Update - November 10, 2009
One of the leading experts on planet Earth, James Lovelock, believes that there
is very little we can do to stave off global warming catastrophes. Lovelock is
the man who created the Gaia theory - that the Earth is essentially a complex
interacting system that can be thought of as a single organism.
Today, Lovelock believes that a rapid drop in carbon in the atmosphere could
actually do more damage than good. He believes that the global warming that we
are currently experiencing is offset by a cooling of 2-3¼C, caused by Global
Dimming -essentially, the reduction of direct irradiance at the Earth's
atmosphere as a result of industrial pollution, known to others as aerosol
It's a horrible catch 22 situation that leaves only a very small gap for any joy
at all. If we continue to do nothing (note the use of the word continue), then
we will doom ourselves. If we do do something, like a massive cut back in the
emission of carbon in to our atmosphere, Lovelock believes that we would further
"Any economic downturn or planned cutback in fossil fuel use, which lessened
aerosol density, would intensify the heating," Lovelock will say, in a lecture
to the Royal Society today. "If there were a 100 per cent cut in fossil fuel
combustion it might get hotter not cooler. We live in a fool's climate. We are
damned if we continue to burn fuel and damned if we stop too suddenly."
What's worse is that Lovelock believes that the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
are underestimating the severity of climate change. He has labeled a report
issued by the IPCC earlier this year as "properly cautious", adding that he
believes the report leaves a tone of "we can fix this", when there is none. He
continues and adds that a possibly six to eight billion people will suffer food
and water shortages, intolerable climates, and the extinction of entire
"We are at war with the Earth and as in a blitzkrieg, events proceed faster than
we can respond." In his speech to the Royal Society, he will argue that when a
model includes the whole Earth system it shows that "?when the carbon dioxide in
the air exceeds 500 parts per million the global temperature suddenly rises 6¼C
and becomes stable again despite further increases or decreases of atmospheric
carbon dioxide. This contrasts with the IPCC models that predict that
temperature rises and falls smoothly with increasing or decreasing carbon
The man who has come under criticism by the Oxford evolutionary biologist
Richard Dawkins, is not solely alarmist. He believes that we should attempt to
lower greenhouse gases, and minimize the destruction of forests; but he believes
that that will simply not be enough.
The bottom line, according to Lovelock, is that we will simply have to adapt.
Posted by Josh Hill with Casey Kazan.
The Great Debate: How Fast Will Sea Levels Rise? (October 23, 2007)
"We need to go right back to the drawing board on what the ice sheets are about.
Fifteen years ago, we thought ice sheets wouldn't respond quickly to global
warming because the melting would happen at the surface. This was true, but what
we didn't count on was fracturing. This permits water to get to the base of the
ice, all the way through the ice sheet. We were really surprised to see this
even where the ice core is well below freezing. The water allows glaciers to
flow more rapidly, dumping the ice into the sea." (...) The melting of the ice
sheets is really just getting started, says Rignot. The resulting loss of ice
will dwarf any increases in snowfall, Rignot says. Rignot disagrees with the
conclusions drawn by the IPCC. He believes oceans will rise more than a full
meter before the end of the century, nearly twice the upper bound of the IPCC's
predictions. "We have to acknowledge that we don't have reliable ways to predict
what ice sheets will do, but that they will certainly react much more strongly
to climate warming in the future," he says. "There is no reason to alarm people
that the end of the world is coming. But there is no reason to reassure them,
either, that there is nothing to worry about with the ice sheets." CLIP
Is birth control the answer to environmental ills?
By David Biello - September 23, 2009
, now at roughly 78 million extra people per year, is the don't-go-there zone of
modern environmentalism and political discourse.
But let's go there for the moment: The
. Lurking behind all these crises is at least one shared factor: human
population. Species extinction? Think land clearing for agriculture to feed a
growing population of 6.8 billion people. Water? The majority of water goes
directly to growing that same food supply. And giving a helping hand to all
these other crises as a result of all the fossil fuel burning needed to power
our lives and lift billions out of poverty: anthropogenic climate change.
birth control policy
and access the answer to the environmental challenges of our time? So argues an
editorial in The Lancet
, as well as recent research from the London School of Economics, and
statisticians at Oregon State University, just to name a few recent examples.
This suggestion is rarely received warmly. The Sierra Club has been troubled in
recent years by U.S. nativists opposed to population growth, particularly via
The Population Bomb
," a controversial book by environmental scientist Paul Ehrlich predicting
widespread starvation as a result of population growth, turned off a generation
of thinkers, in part by being wrong (at least in the short term) and in part by
seeming anti-human, continuing a tradition that stretches back to the "Dismal
Theorem" of Thomas Malthus. And, of course, the specter of population control
looms like an Orwellian nightmare, ceding control over what we think of as one
of the most basic freedoms a human being has.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-a journal from the Royal
Society whose motto is "Take nobody's word for it" -wades into these treacherous
waters this week with a special issue, "
The Impact of Population Growth on Tomorrow's World
." As Roger Short of the University of Melbourne writes in the introduction,
"The inexorable increase in human numbers is exhausting conventional energy
supplies, accelerating environmental pollution and global warming, and providing
an increasing number of failed states where civil unrest prevails," among other
faults. And he goes so far as to call for a halt to future population growth.
Then again, ask other contributors to the special issue, is population growth
even a problem? After all, as various nations have developed, birth rates have
fallen-in some cases so much so that populations are shrinking-thanks, in large
part, to empowering women to control their reproduction. Or so argue public
health scientists Martha Campbell and Kathleen Beford of the University of
California, Berkeley in the special issue.
Yet, this demographic transition does not hold everywhere. And, as political
scientist Bradley Thayer of Baylor University argues in the same issue, national
population bombs trigger war, especially of the internecine civil variety, as
well as terrorism as "youth bulges" in Middle Eastern countries leave large
masses of young men without economic prospects. In fact, notes Steven Sinding of
the Gutmacher Institute in Manchester, Vt., controlling population growth can
actually help individuals and families escape poverty. Witness the exceptional
economic rise of China in recent decades, in part helped along by the
controversial One Child Policy instituted by Mao Zedong.
And family planning has proven effective in the past, from Thailand to Iran, yet
funding for such programs has dwindled in recent years. Partially as a result,
developing countries in eastern Africa-Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe-have
seen their populations begin to increase rapidly again in recent years.
Lurking behind all this is a potential crisis in the very resource that has
enabled this unprecedented expansion of human numbers: fossil fuels. Thanks to
growing population and dwindling supplies,
fossil fuel production per capita may peak by mid-century
-ending the two centuries of unlimited growth in energy production that is at
the root of modern civilization, consultant Richard Nehring writes in the
Yet the issue leaves unexplored vexing questions such as: Who gets to set the
limiting number for population growth? Who are the targets of restrained
fertility and is this just? And, ultimately, is there an ideal number for human
population on this planet?
While an increase in population from 6.8 billion today to closer to 10 billion
by mid-century will make sustainable living on the planet a challenge,
especially since the bulk of that growth will be among those living in poverty
who have a moral claim to economic development, the real problem may not be
human numbers so much as human behavior. After all, we have doubled the
population in the past 50 years while the world economy measured as global gross
domestic product has increased seven-fold and resource use has increased nearly
The real problem may be consumption, which, to date, begets ever more
MOST POWERFUL INTERVIEW WHICH YOU ON WATCH ONLINE IF YOU PREFER
Hoodwinked: Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins Reveals Why the World Financial
Markets Imploded-and How to Remake Them
Guest: John Perkins, from 1971 to 1981, he worked for the international
consulting firm of Chas T. Main, where he was a self-described "economic hit
man." He is the author of the bestselling
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
. His latest book is called
Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded
and What We Need to Do to Remake Them
AMY GOODMAN: The film is The End of Poverty? And we're going to go to a clip of
the film, where our next guest interviews the vice president of Bolivia. Yes,
I'm talking about John Perkins, the bestselling author of Confessions of an
Economic Hit Man. He is back with a new book. It's called Hoodwinked: An
Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded-and What We
Need to Do to Remake Them. We go now to John Perkins, in this clip from The End
of Poverty?, interviewing Bolivia's vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera, for
the film The End of Poverty?
JOHN PERKINS: [translated] Bolivia is a country with so many natural resources.
Why does a country like this have so many poor people?
VICE PRESIDENT ALVARO GARCIA LINERA: [translated] I think this has to do with
what we call the colonial condition of our societies. Countries that have a
collection of natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, seem to be condemned
to be poor countries. It's paradoxical, isn't it? Unfortunately, colonialism is
always a part of the development of capitalism. There is an emancipation process
that happens through the implementation of a different global economic order
than the current one. That's why a total, simple and definite break with
colonialism allows us to imagine a world economic order, globalized in a
different way than that which is driven by the accumulation of capital.
JOHN PERKINS: [translated] What things can Bolivia do, or should they do, to
bring about necessary change?
VICE PRESIDENT ALVARO GARCIA LINERA: [translated] This is a country of nine
million inhabitants, where 62 percent of the population is indigenous, both in
the cities and the farmlands. Bolivia is a country with mestizos, Aymaras,
Quechas, Guaranis, Mojenio, Trinitarios, Irionos, thirty-two indigenous groups
and nations. But, unfortunately, in the 181 years of the republic's political
life, the indigenous people were never recognized as citizens with collective
rights. Never. This continent is waking up. I like the idea of "a continent in
movement" as a synthesis of what's been happening during the past five to six
years in Latin America. There's a movement developing of world citizenship and
planetary responsibility. There is something beautiful happening in these
countries which makes them get involved in the situations of countries like
Bolivia, a country that wants to live a better life, where 58 percent of the
people live on less than $2 a day.
AMY GOODMAN: An excerpt from the research done for The End of Poverty? That clip
was actually made for Democracy Now! Thanks to Philippe Diaz and Cinema Libre
Studio for that. the interview done with the Bolivian vice president by John
Perkins, who will now join us in our firehouse studio after break.
AMY GOODMAN: John Perkins calls himself a former economic hit man. He has seen
the signs of today's financial meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiasco,
the collapse of the banking industry, the rising unemployment rate-these are all
familiar to him.
Perkins was on the front lines of monitoring and helping create these very
events that were once just confined to the third world. From '71 to 1981, he
worked for the international consulting firm Chas T. Main, where he was a
self-described "economic hit man." It was based in Boston.
He's the author of the New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit
Man and The Secret History of the American Empire. Well, he's out with a new
book. It's called Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World
Financial Markets Imploded-and What We Need to Do to Remake Them.
He joins me here in the firehouse studio.
Welcome, John. Well, for starters, though we've discussed this before, what
exactly does an "economic hit man" mean?
JOHN PERKINS: Well, Amy, I think it's fair to say that we economic hit men have
managed to create the world's first truly global empire. And it's basically a
We do it in many ways, but principally, we identify a country that has resources
that corporations covet, like oil, arrange a huge loan to that country from the
World Bank or one of its sisters. The money never actually goes to the country;
it goes to our own corporations to build the infrastructure projects in that
country that help a few very wealthy people, but don't benefit the majority of
the people, who are too poor to buy electricity or have cars to drive on the
highways. And yet, they're left holding a huge debt that they can't repay.
So we go back at some point and say, "You know, you can't pay your debts. Give
us a pound of flesh. Sell your oil real cheap to our oil companies. Vote with us
on the next critical UN vote. Allow us to build a military base in your
backyard." Something along these lines.
And when we fail-as I talk in my books, I failed with Jaime Roldos, president of
Ecuador, Omar Torrijos of Panama-the Jackals go in and either overthrow or
assassinate these leaders. And if the Jackals fail, as they did in Iraq, then we
send in the military.
AMY GOODMAN: And what personal experience do you have to prove this?
JOHN PERKINS: Well, I was there. You know, I was with Jaime Roldos in Ecuador. I
was the guy-one of the guys who was supposed to corrupt him, bring him around,
and Omar Torrijos of Panama and many others. When I failed with those two
gentlemen, the Jackals went in and assassinated both of them. And I was there; I
was in those front lines. My official title was chief economist of Charles T.
Main. I had about three dozen employees working for me and did this for ten
years, and finally saw the light.
But I think what's-you know, what's really important about all this is that in
this period of time, since the 1970s, and really beginning very strongly in the
1980s, we've created what I consider a mutant, viral form of capitalism. Earlier
on the program, you showed the statistics of 37 percent of the people in the
survey not believing that capitalism is working. I don't think the failure is
capitalism. I think it's the specific kind of capitalism that we've developed in
the last thirty or forty years, particularly beginning with the time of Reagan
and Milton Friedman's economic theories, which stress that the only goal of
business is to maximize profit, regardless of the social and environmental
costs, and not to regulate businesses at all-regulation is bad, all forms-and to
privatize everything, so that everything is run by private business. And this
mutant form of capitalism, which I think is really a predatory form of
capitalism, has created an extremely unstable, unsustainable, unjust and very,
very dangerous world.
AMY GOODMAN: You talk about the robber barons, the modern day robber barons. Who
do you mean?
JOHN PERKINS: So many of them. You know, we've seen them recently on Wall
Street, the people from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup and so many other
organizations, people like Jack Welch, who is a former CEO of General Electric.
And as I lecture at business schools and MBA programs, Jack Welch is often held
up as this idol. Jack Welch laid off a quarter of GE's employees. You know, he
said he was making the company meaner and leaner-he certainly was making it
meaner-gave himself huge raises and bonuses at the same time, turned General
Electric essentially from a manufacturing company into a financial services
company, which really was one of the leaders in taking us down this course today
that we're on of a failed economic system.
And we truly have a failed economic system at this point. It's deep. You know,
one of the reasons I wrote Hoodwinked is because I saw a lot of books coming out
that deal with what I consider triage. What do you do with AIG? What do you do
with General Electric? What do you do about the immediate problems with Wall
Street? But the problem is much, much deeper. There's a cancer beneath all that.
And this is this very basics of our current economic system. And we must delve
down and root out that cancer and move into something much better.
I have a two-year-old grandson. And as I look at this baby, you know, I think,
what's this world going to look like in six decades, when he's my age? If we
stay the course, it will be horrible. But we have this opportunity now, and I
think this economic turmoil that we're in today is teaching us that we must
change. We have a failed system. We must create something better. And we must
realize that my grandson can't possibly hope to inherit a sustainable, just and
peaceful world, unless every child growing up in Ethiopia and in Bolivia and in
Indonesia and in Israel and Palestine has that same expectation. For the first
time in history, we're really living on a very, very tiny, highly integrated
planet, and we're all communicating with each other. Everybody is listening to
Democracy Now! all around the world. We're all talking on the cell phone and by
internet. We really get it. We're a very, very small community, and we need to
AMY GOODMAN: John Perkins, you have an interesting theory about what happened in
Honduras, the coup that just took place there. What do you think?
JOHN PERKINS: Well, I don't think it's a theory. You know, I think it's-I was in
Panama at the time that the coup took place. And, you know, the democratic-
AMY GOODMAN: In June.
JOHN PERKINS: Yeah. The democratically elected president, Zelaya, had called for
a new constitution to replace the old one that was really set up by the
oligarchy in favor of the very, very, very wealthy and the international
companies. He also called for a 60 percent increase in the bottom wage rate,
which had a huge impact on Dole and Chiquita, two of the biggest employers in
that company. They, along with a number of companies that have sweatshops in
Honduras, strongly objected, very much the same way that they had objected to
Aristide in Haiti, when he did something similar, and called in the military.
The general in charge of the military was a graduate of our School of the
Americas, this, you know, school that's famous for creating dictators, and they
overthrew Zelaya. It was a classic CIA-sponsored type of coup, very similar to
what United Fruit had done in Guatemala in the early '50s. And, of course,
United Fruit became Chiquita.
So you had this-you know, this strong relationship and got rid of this
democratically elected president, because he was drawing a line in the sand. We
had seen ten countries in Latin America bring in new presidents who are
instituting very significant reforms in favor of the people, in favor of using
local resources to help the people pull themselves up by the bootstraps, and I
think the corporatocracy decided to draw a line in the sand in Honduras.
AMY GOODMAN: Iran and the swirling clouds?
JOHN PERKINS: You know, I think Iran today-Iran is this example of where we went
in and overthrew a democratically elected president, Mosaddeq, in the early
'50s, and we've seen terrible blowback from that ever since. It's, you know, not
only in Iran, but it impacted the whole Middle East. If we had supported that
president, who simply wanted to use more of his oil money, his country's oil
money, to help the poor people-we strongly objected. We overthrew him in a coup
and replaced him with the Shah. So we've seen the blowback that comes out of
that. And this has led to this situation that we're in today.
And the swirling clouds, to me, are the big corporations. So, in the past, you
had roughly 200 countries on the planet, which a few had a lot of power-the
United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States. But today the geopolitics
might better be envisioned as the same roughly 200 countries with these huge
swirling clouds that are the big corporations. And they are really calling the
shots all over the planet. They know no national boundaries. They don't listen
to any specific set of laws. They strike deals with the Chinese and the
Taiwanese and the Tibetans and the Israelis and the Arab nations. Whoever has
the markets or the resources, they cut deal with-deals with. And as we've seen
in our most recent election here in the United States, we bring in a president
who is very diametrically different from the former president, and yet the
corporations are still calling the shots.
Which takes us back, Amy, to the fact that we, the people, must create the
change. This has always been the case. And this is a clarion call for us at this
point now in history, that we must get out there. We've got to get behind Obama
and all the other politicians. We've got to force the corporations to change
their goal, get away from this goal of maximizing profits regardless of social
and environmental costs, and instead say, "Yeah, it's OK. Make profits, but only
within a context of creating a sustainable, just and peaceful world," only
within the context of creating a world that my grandson will want to inherit,
and that means every child on the planet will want to inherit it, because I
think it's really important that we understand today we cannot have homeland
security unless we understand that the whole planet is our homeland. Our
homeland is now no longer defined by the Rio Grande and the Canadian border. It
is-we are one-one human species living on a very fragile planet.
AMY GOODMAN: What is the burden of the melting glaciers?
JOHN PERKINS: The melting-you know, I was in Tibet a couple of years ago, and I
stood there with these nomads and looked at this glacier that had been down at
the road a decade or so before, now it's way back a mile away. And these
glaciers up in the Himalayas feed the five largest rivers in the world. They
provide water to China and to India. And as these glaciers melt, the water is
drying up. The glaciers are melting because of global warming, because of us.
And what we have to understand is the huge consequences. If these five rivers no
longer can feed water to the Chinese and the Indians, these people are going to
die of thirst. And before they die of thirst, they'll become very rebellious.
We have to understand that one of the root causes of terrorism-I don't even like
the word "terrorism," because I don't think it really is-it's a whole bunch of
diverse groups all over the world. But in every-practically every case, it
results from starvation, from desperation. I've met a lot of terrorists. I've
interviewed them for books. I've never met one who wanted to be a terrorist.
These are farmers who have been driven off their farmlands by oil companies or
hydroelectric projects, or they're fishermen, like the Somali pirates, who can
no longer make a living fishing, because their waters have been fished dry or
destroyed by nuclear waste from US military vessels. I have not met anyone who
wanted to be a terrorist. They're desperate people. If we want to get rid of
terrorism, we must get rid of the root causes, that cancer that is destroying
our whole system.
AMY GOODMAN: The new rules you propose for business and government?
JOHN PERKINS: Well, you know, we all know that getting rid of the rules that
protected us from another recession has helped to bring on this current
recession, you know, things like Glass-Steagall and the banking laws and so
forth. We need to implement a lot of those again.
But I think we also need another whole new set of laws that says businesses must
be-look at being environmentally and socially responsible. For a hundred years
after United States became the United States, no corporation was allowed to get
a charter unless it could prove that it served the public interest. And charters
came up for renewal every ten years or so. They didn't get a renewal unless they
could prove they served the public interest. That all changed with a Supreme
Court ruling that made corporations equivalent to individuals in the late 1880s,
and then John D. Rockefeller stepped in and really took things-made things go
out of hand.
But we need to go back to an understanding that corporations are there to serve
us. When I went to business school, I was taught that a good CEO takes care of
the long-term interests of the corporation-the employees, the customers, the
general economy-not just there to make short-term profits. And we really need to
get back to that, to an understanding. I think we need laws and rules that say
that corporations must be aiming toward creating a sustainable and just and
peaceful world. We simply have to do that. These are our main controlling
organizations today, and they must be answerable to what's best in the public
interest, not just the interests of a few very wealthy, powerful people.
AMY GOODMAN: John Perkins, self-confessed economic hit man, he's got a new book
out. It's called Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial
Markets Imploded-and What We Need to Do to Remake Them.
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Thousands Expect Apocalypse in 2012
(July 6, 2008) - Survival groups around the world are gearing up and counting
down to a mysterious date that has been anticipated for thousands of years: Dec.
Across the United States, Canada and throughout Europe, apocalyptic sects and
individuals say that is the day that the world as we know it will end,
Do you expect any apocalyptic events to happen on Dec. 21, 2012?
Total Votes: 277,004
Which do you think is more likely to bring about an apocalypse?
Human action 67%
Divine intervention 33%
Total Votes: 259,695
(NOTE: Poll results are not scientific and reflect the opinions of only those
users who chose to participate.)
Ancient Mayan societies, known for their advanced mathematics and astronomy,
followed a "long count" calendar that lasted 5,126 years. When their charts are
translated to the Gregorian calendar, the international standard used today,
time runs out on Dec. 21, 2012.
Believers say there are other links besides just the Mayan calendar that portend
catastrophe. The sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the
first time in about 26,000 years on the same day, which marks the winter
solstice. Some say that will disrupt the energy flow to Earth, or that the high
rate of sunspots or sun flares that NASA has predicted for 2012 could affect
Earth magnetic fields.
Scientists have tried to squash the doomsday scenario as another empty prophesy,
but it's clear there are thousands who consider the possibility of a worldwide
catastrophe occurring on that date very real.
"You have to understand, there will be nothing, nothing left," Patrick Geryl
told ABC News. "We will have to start an entire civilization from scratch."
Geryl, a 53-year-old former laboratory worker who lives in Belgium, quit his job
two years ago after he saved up enough money to last him until December 2012.
He's now stocking survival supplies, a list of which runs 11 pages long.
Geryl is certainly not the only one. Searching for "2012 the end of the world"
on Google brings up nearly 700,000 hits. More than 6,500 video posts about the
day have been posted on YouTube. There are also countless books on the topic,
many published in the wake of the success of Daniel Pinchbeck's "2012: The
Return of Quetzalcoatl," which has been selling thousands of copies each month
since it was released last May.
But what do believers think will happen on Dec. 21, 2012? Some say a polar
reversal, where the north pole becomes the south, where the sun rises in the
west, triggering natural disasters around the world. Others say the date marks a
worldwide spiritual awakening.
Experts laugh off these notions. "These prophecies of doom really don't have any
basis in what we know about the Maya," said Stephen Houston, an anthropology
professor at Brown University and an expert in Maya hieroglyphic writing. "The
Maya descriptions barely talk about this event." He said the Mayans saw their
calendar coming to an end on the date, but then starting over without any
"Really, it's a conversion of people's anxieties about our times, and finding
some remote mythological precedent or prediction of it," he said. "People like
to believe that ancient wisdom is somehow predicting this time of upheaval."
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Talking Dog For Sale
A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of
a broken down shanty-style house: 'Talking Dog For Sale' He rings the bell and
the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever
'You talk?' he asks.
'Yep,' the Lab replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's
The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was
pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at
all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and
world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.'
'I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting
around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided
to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover
security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered
some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.' 'I got married, had
a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.'
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the
'Ten dollars,' the guy says.
'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?'
'Because he's a liar. He never did any of that shit.
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