WE NO LONGER FEAR THEIR MADE-UP THREATS
 

compiled by Jeanne Hudon

Hello everysoul!
 
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 this together...

 
Enjoy and share ;-)...

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com
 
P.S. Note aux abonné-e-s francophones. Je diffuserai demain une compilation française. Si vous n'êtes pas abonné-e à la liste d'envoi française, il suffit d'envoyer un courriel en blanc au reseauarcencieldelaterre-subscribe@lists.riseup.net - J'y recommanderai notamment Vaccins, mensonges et propagande - avec Jacques Languirand.

 
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STATS for this compilation: over 52,000 words and 322 links provided.
 
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THE QUOTES

 
"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."

 
- Rosalie - Starbluedreamer -- Taken from http://lightworkers.org/starbluedreamer -- If you like channelings check Starbluedreamer http://groups.yahoo.com/group/justchannelings/

 
"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."

 
- Alberto Ruz Buenfil (subcoyotealberto@yahoo.com) - Taken from his OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA which anyone can sign.
 

 
"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."

 
- John Perkins -- Taken from Hoodwinked: Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded-and How to Remake Them below. NOTE FROM JEAN: This Nov 10 interview of John Perkins by Amy Goodman is the most compelling eye-and-soul-opening one I've heard in a VERY long time. You'll find the transcript below but I strongly recommend you take a couple minutes to listen to what he says.

 
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CONTENTS

 
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

 
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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!
http://www.avaaz.org/en/world_hunger_pledges
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 hunger. 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)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8306556.stm
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 everyone
http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2009-10-16/world-food-day
(...) 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?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRZnEBFYNS0
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 http://www.theendofpoverty.com

 
Amy Goodman interviews Philippe Diaz, the filmmaker of "THE END OF POVERTY?"
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/11/10/filmmaker_philippe_diaz_on_the_end
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
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/11/10/hoodwinked_former_economic_hit_man_john
(...) 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

 
Food inc.
http://www.foodincmovie.com/
You'll never look at dinner the same way. This documentary explores the food industry's detrimental effects on our health and environment.

 
Codex Alimentarius: Nutricide Will Commence December 31, 2009  - MOST SERIOUS THREAT!!!
http://preventdisease.com/home/tips103.shtml
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
CHECL ALSO Natural Health Products under fire in Canada BELOW

 
PART 1 Restricting Our Freedoms - Shawn Buckley About Bill C-6  - PART 2 HERE
ALL CANADIANS MUST WATCH THIS!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_0HlCwb8A
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
http://www.falseflagflu.com/citizen_info_and_action.html
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: http://www.archive.org/details/HughReillyWithDeeNicholson-VaccinesMandatoryVaccinationsAndBillC-6

 
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 choices. See http://www.falseflagflu.com/BillC6-Info.html and 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 Šfree at www.welltv.com
 

 
The Cornucopia Series #10: A Blitzkrieg of Information is archived at http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2009/Cornucopia10.htm

 


 
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Adding some much needed balance to this compilation

 
Recommended by Mark Kimmel (cp@zqyx.org) who wrote: "I find the following message both timely and within my range of understanding."

 
From: http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/mike_quinsey/channeled%20messages/November%202009/salusa__13november2009.htm

SaLuSa  13-November-2009

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

 
Mike Quinsey

 
Check also his uplifting November 16 message

 
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WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION

 
Alex Grey - FASCINATING VIDEO!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08R8tgvXa7o
This mans art is amazing... http://www.alexgrey.com/ - 60 more related videos through this LINK Make sure to watch also Alex Grey on Ayahuasca

 
I Am Autism - Moving video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDdcDlQVYtM
"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
http://www.examiner.com/x-6495-US-Intelligence-Examiner~y2009m11d7-Failure-to-success-Amazing-video-clip

 
HP "Create Amazing" - Director's cut - REALLY STUNNING VIDEO (Make sure to watch full screen)
http://www.vimeo.com/hd#7477655

 
The Longest Way 1.0 - one year walk/beard grow time lapse
http://www.vimeo.com/4636202
More details on his amazing journey through http://www.thelongestway.com/

 
Paragliders at Point Cartwright on the 7D
http://www.vimeo.com/hd#7197831

 
Yonder - ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!
http://www.vimeo.com/hd#7400034

 
JOB First look
http://www.vimeo.com/hd#7151433

 
Catwalk
http://www.vimeo.com/hd#3256948
MANY MORE HD VIDEOS (1085) THROUGH http://www.vimeo.com/hd

 
FreeFly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roDEyvjs-hg

 
Ultimate Base Jumping - Wingsuit Cliff Skimming by Robibird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCzA6-yXT-4

 
Skydiving Sexy Freestyle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gMXNKOGdpI

 
Water (86 minutes) FASCINATING MOST MIND-BOGGLING DOCUMENTARY
http://www.viddler.com/explore/ConspiracyFact/videos/73

 
Transcript of Benedictine Nun on Swine Flu (6 Nov 2009)
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/bbs/reply.php?messageid=915219&page=4&quote=14178300
Transcript of Sister Teresa Forcades discussing swine flu. I found Sister Forcades' video presentation very impressive. If you don't want to watch the hour-long video, here's a transcript of the first half. Forcades is also an M.D. and Ph.D. in Public Health. Don't be fooled by the fact that she is a nun. She is also a medical doctor from the university of Barcelona, and specialized in internal medicine at New York State University.  Also has a doctorate in public health.  She also has a doctorate in theology (making her kind of like the David Ray Griffin of swine flu). - More info on her - GOOGLE SEARCH ON HER - MORE on this whole scam through Jane Burgermeister website at http://www.theflucase.com/

 
Hope for Extraterrestrial Contact - The Pleiadian Light
http://lightworkers.org/channeling/91924/hope-extraterrestrial-contact-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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUx4t4W4eVY

Emily Bear - The Love In Us, Orchestral Debut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-XqoNSyFGs

Emily Bear Ellen Degeneres November 17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jFnF0k5IJ0
Check her website at http://www.emilybear.com/

Emily Bear on GMA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5AMy65cNAk

 
CNBC - Dollar Will be Utterly Destroyed, Global Currency, New World Order
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpgZx-9FLbE
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," he said.

 
Joseph Moshe H1N1 Ukraine Plague Warning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OYVws9uJbk
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
(Jump at 8 minutes into this one hour program to get to the heart of this matter or at 14 minutes if you wish to skip the interesting introduction by Eldon Taylor) http://www.hayhouseradio.com/show_details.php?show_id=149&episode_id=5203&schedule_id=46842
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 record
http://www.iceagenow.com/7000_buildings_collapse_in_China_under_heaviest_snow_on_record.htm
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.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8358162.stm

 
What You Didn't Know About The War (22 October 2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsrMzfhdmkU
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ3xxwQvVnE
George Carlin and Bill Hicks are comedic geniuses whose material is still very relevant today.

 
The Clem Engine Reborn (11/08/09)
http://www.keelynet.com/energy/clemreborn.html
(...) 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 (jdecker@keelynet.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 Movement check http://newenergymovement.org

 
A Death in Tehran (to be shown this November 17 on PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/deathintehran/
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
http://documentaries.net/

 
No climate-change deal likely by year's end, officials say (November 15, 2009)
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/11/15/apec.climate.change/index.html
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)
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE5AE0Z520091116
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 Washington's commitment.

 
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SWINE FLU SCAM UPDATE

 
CONTENT

 
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 Sites
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 (11/6/2009)
http://neithercorp.us/npress/?p=180
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:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081901585.html
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/78266.html
http://abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/SwineFlu/swine-flu-abc-news-washington-post-poll/story?id=8879819
http://www.newser.com/story/72346/vaccine-scarier-than-swine-flu-poll.htm
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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From: http://organichealthadviser.com/archives/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

 
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.

Well, if you read our previous article entitled "
Shocking H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Stories From Pregnant Women", you would already know that the swine flu vaccine is most definitely NOT safe for pregnant women.

But is it safe for the population as a whole?

No.

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 percent safe".

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.....

 
-A 14 year old boy who lives in Virginia is struggling to walk after coming down with a reported case of Guillain-Barre syndrome just hours after receiving the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

 
-At one school in Sweden where the students were mass vaccinated with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine, 130 of the 233 students at the school called in sick the day after the vaccination.

 
-Nine students in Mississippi were recently rushed to the hospital after experiencing severe reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

 
-One child in Michigan was recently left paralyzed after taking the FluMist H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

-In Canada, one man's 17 month old son developed a fever the day after receiving the swine flu shot and
suffered a seizure four days later and was rushed to hospital.
 
-In Brooklyn, one six year old girl with epilepsy was given the H1N1 swine flu vaccine without permission and she reacted so severely to it that she ended up in the hospital.

-A 4 year old boy in Sweden is
on the edge of death after taking the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

 
-One newspaper is reporting that at least four people have died in total from the H1N1 swine flu vaccine in Sweden.
 
-The Jerusalem Post recently reported on the death of a 75-year-old man two days after he had received the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.
 
-A 42 year old Canadian woman who had been vaccinated for the H1N1 swine flu has now died from the virus.
 
-Another woman in Canada collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital in a stretcher after getting injected with the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.
 
-At least 10 people in the Northwest Territories have reported allergic reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.
 
-A journalist working for the German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that he became extremely ill with an extremely high fever, chills and severe nausea just days after receiving a swine flu vaccine.

 
But the reports above are just the tip of the iceberg. There are a whole lot more problems that we aren't hearing about.

For example, the following are actual reactions to the seasonal flu vaccine and to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine
as reported by a registered nurse in Nashville, Tennessee.....

*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 two days.

*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 Palsy.

*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....

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XF0DSd0mo0

 
A couple of readers on our sister site, Bird Flu Pandemic, have also reported severe reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.....

Ann:

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.

Carrie:

I am a healthcare employeeŠ..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 pneumoniaŠ.. good thing I got the vaccine, huh?

 
On another blog, one reader reported a very sad H1N1 swine flu vaccine horror story.....

rsmitty:

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 one myself.

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.

 
The following reports are from one site that has been documenting reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine in Canada.....

Audrey:

So the call Aaron got Wed about the 18 yr. old Scott who had a stroke!!!! I talked to the girlfriends mom Kerrie who is our friend. He is still in a coma. They said it is bacterial, and brought in a specialist from the states. He is bleeding from his brain, and many internal organs. Last night Kerrie left me a message saying the doctors, and specialist have spoken with the parents and admitted it is due to the h1n1 vaccine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pregnant:

" i heard some of the nurses and staff talking today about kids who have gotten the h1n1 shotŠ.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 thursdayŠi 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!"

Barb:

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 illŠ 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.

 
The following reports are from a Facebook group called "h1n1 Vaccine Reactions".....

Pamela Genge-Way:

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!!!

Melissa Steinhart:

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..

 
Heather Noëll:
 
I have a friend who's elderly aunt received the H1N1 vaccination and then died of swine flu two weeks ago.
 
Sheryl Colbourne:
 
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.
 
Jennifer Griffith:
 
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.
 
Lisa Engle:
 
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.

Mona Tannous:

 
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 your bloodstream?

Are you sure?

 
The Cornucopia Series #10: A Blitzkrieg of Information is archived at http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2009/Cornucopia10.htm

 


 
Related websites and video:

 
H1N1 Vaccine Side Effects - Canadians, Please Report Here!
http://canadiansforhealthfreedom.wordpress.com/h1n1-vaccine-side-effects-canadians-please-report-here/Dear
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
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109979304952&ref=ts&v=wall
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
http://canadiansforhealthfreedom.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/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: http://lcn.canoe.ca/lcn/infos/regional/archives/2009/10/20091031-133837.html - 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
http://canadiansforhealthfreedom.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/cardiovascular-risks-from-h1n1-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) [4]. 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 [5], among which were at least two with underlying heart condition. According to the Swenska Dagladet newspaper, there were also 350 side effects recorded [6]. (...) 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, N.D.
http://canadiansforhealthfreedom.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/the-many-dangers-of-the-swine-flu-scare-by-david-nortman-n-d/
...) 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
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/14/Expert-Pediatrician-Exposes-Vaccine-Myths.aspx
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 HERE

 
Swine Flu Vaccine Propaganda Reaches New Levels Of Absurdity
http://republicbroadcasting.org/?p=5004
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!" CLIP

 
Government Appoints Task Force To Handle H1N1 Vaccine Propaganda (Nov 04 2009)
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=27886
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
 

 
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From: http://canadiansforhealthfreedom.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/big-pharmas-revenge-the-empire-strikes-back/

 
BIG PHARMA'S REVENGE - The Empire Strikes Back!  --  Health Canada Warns Canadians To Stay Away From Natural Medicine To Fight H1N1

 
11/09/09

 
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 symptom.

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 less invasive.
 
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 themŠ.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 responsibly.

 
Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have been steam rolled by critics who blasted the notice of decision to use the Arepanrix vaccine without any safety or efficacy testing on a single Canadian. Moreover, the decision was made while clinical trials for the vaccine were still ongoing.

"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 replacementŠit 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.

 
Afull list of h1n1 vaccine ingredients, alerts and warnings.

 
SOURCE: http://preventdisease.com/news/09/111009_health_canada_encourages_drugs_over_natural_remedies.shtml

Additional Commentary:
 
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 messagesŠ and YES ŠPROTESTS. 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 Vaccine Safety

JAVNO

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."
 
VIDEO: POLISH HEALTH MINISTER SHOWS WISDOM OVER H1N1 SCANDAL

Source: www.youtube.com

(In Polish with English sub-titles but well worth watching!)
 
"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

Press TV

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."

 
Latest vaccine skeptic: the Turkish Prime Minister

National Post

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.
 
Dr Rauni Kilde on Swine Flu Conspiracy

Ret Chief medical Officer for Finland condemns the Swine Flue issues and explores other related matters.

Excerpt from The Researchers series Š
 
2 months ago 202,946 views

 
CFR Recording Suggests Creating False Scarcity To Drive Up Demand For H1N1 Vaccine

Laughter as dignitaries discuss making vaccine mandatory, tricking public into taking it
 
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 Š YouTube: Artificial scarcity and the anatomy of the 2009 Swine Flu

BELL TOLLING for the Swine Flu (CAMPANAS por la gripe A) subtitled

Source: vimeo.com
 
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 Šor God help us!

 
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A Mandatory Vaccination Program in Canada would be...
http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2191924/
... 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

 
VIEW RESULTS
 

 
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From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-mcduffee/blackout-military-personn_b_346908.html
 
Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites

 
Allen McDuffee - November 5, 2009

 
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 vaccine.
 
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 Gary 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.
 
Some of you may recall the reporting earlier this year when wired.com's Danger Room blog reported that the Pentagon was blocking not only YouTube, but even their own TroopTube.
 
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 issues."
 
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."

 
The Cornucopia Series #10: A Blitzkrieg of Information is archived at http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2009/Cornucopia10.htm

 


 
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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

From: http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/story/2009/11/05/national-swineflumediapanel.html

About this Report
 
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.

OUR PANELISTS
 
Dr. Allison McGeer is a Microbiologist and Infectious Disease Consultant with the Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
 
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 that impression.)

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.

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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.

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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?

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The first reasonable coverage of H1N1 I have seen on any Public Broadcast News Media!!

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

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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 job.

 
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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".

 
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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, do they????????

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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!

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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?

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Thanks Dr. Schabas for your perspective. THANKS. I think the media has gone crazy about H1N1 and never covered other opinions, such as this: http://vimeo.com/7298827 Dr. Schabas got the point, everything must be in perspective. Thank you for inviting Dr. Schabas onto the air.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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H1N1 flu nears peak, experts suggest (November 05, 2009)
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2189847
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)
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE5A227820091105
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
http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com/flu/gmap0910300830.html?lat=50.064191736659104&lon=31.640625&zoom=2

 
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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...

 
From: http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=1570

 
Public relations and lobbying industry - an overview

By Corporate Watch UK
Completed April 2003

1. Overview

"The history of PR isŠ a history of a battle for what is reality and how people will see and understand reality."
Stuart Ewen [1]

"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 [2]

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 challenges.

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 development

 
Section 2 looks at the different agencies in the industry from in-house PR departments to the big communications conglomerates
 
Section 3 looks at the services offered by PR companies
 
Sections 4, 5 and 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."[3]

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 regimes.

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 economy.

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'"[4]

 
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THE FOLLOWING IS EXTREMELY ENLIGHTENING ...

 
From: http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=1572

 
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,"
Randolph Hearst

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."[70]

5.1 Planting Stories

Press Releases
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[71]. 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[72], "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[73]. 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[74] 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[75]. The BBC was unable to comment on how often VNRs and ANRs are used[76]

In response to inquiries, ITN denied using any VNRs[77]. 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[78]. 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 they read".

"Most journalists will have taken the PR shilling at some point in their careerŠ 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 inches."[79]

A recent report by the International Public Relations Society into 'unethical media practices' concluded that 'cash for editorial' practices are widespread around the world[80], 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[81]. 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[82].

 
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[83]. 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), "BellŠ 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."[84]

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 EPA[85].

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 outlets.

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[86], 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."[87]

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'.[88]

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[89].
 
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 all knowledge[90].

 
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"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."

 
- Jean-François Brient -- taken from On modern servitude (Full transcript of this movie HERE)

 
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Deputies Hold Boy Who Fled Flu Shot - Student refused; was held down for vaccination (November 11, 2009)
http://www.news-register.net/page/co...5.html?nav=515
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)
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1416:fifth-qswine-fluq-vaccine-death-in-sweden-vaccinations-still-go-ahead-as-planned&catid=41:highlighted-news&Itemid=105&lang=en
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)
http://tinyurl.com/yhk2roh
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 Sweden. CLIP

 
900,000 NORWEGIANS SICK FROM THE FLU - 17% OF The People There! (11/11/09)
http://ukraineplague.blogspot.com/2009/11/update-111109-544pm-900000-norwegians.html

 
The Cornucopia Series #10: A Blitzkrieg of Information is archived at http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2009/Cornucopia10.htm

 


 
About 1.2% of Austrians take swine flu jab in first week (14 November 2009)
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1801%3Aabout-12-of-austrians-take-swine-flu-jab-in-first-week&catid=1%3Alatest-news&Itemid=64&lang=en
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 certainly deliberate.

 
0.15% of French population take swine flu jab between October 21st and November 10th (14 November 2009)
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1795%3A015-of-french-population-take-swine-flu-jab-between-october-21st-and-november-10th&catid=1%3Alatest-news&Itemid=64&lang=en
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)
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1784%3Agermans-rejecting-swine-flu-jab-increases-in-spite-of-swine-flu-media-scare-stories&catid=1%3Alatest-news&Itemid=64&lang=en
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)
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1790%3Arepost-key-report-on-the-ukraine-pneumonia-outbreak-by-stephen-lendman&catid=41%3Ahighlighted-news&Itemid=105&lang=en
(...) 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)
http://mignews.com.ua/en/articles/378527.html
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)
http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/disasters/110340-ukraine_flu-0
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)
http://www.recombinomics.com/News/11120902/Ukraine_239.html
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, 2009)
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article15015.html
(...) 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
http://www.stevequayle.com/News.alert/09_Disease/091104.plague.symptoms.html
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.[1] 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...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/03/china-pneumonic-plague-ziketan
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)
http://labvirus.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/ukranian-plague-update-officially-now-over-871037-infected-135-deaths-39603-hospitalized-cases-of-infection-are-increasing-at-about-200000-per-day/
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlvfj-NOg0s&NR=1

 
AND YET... Tymoshenko: Flu rate in Ukraine goes down (Nov 8, 09) WHAT CAN WE BELIEVE?...
http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/52197/
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 ALL...

 
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?
http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTerrorism/tabletop/default.asp
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: http://ukraineplague.blogspot.com/2009/11/update-11709-920am-est-interpol-had.html

 
Pneumonic Plague Drill Held in Illinois (November 7, 2009) HMMM... WHAT A STRANGE COINCIDENCE!!
http://www.prisonplanet.com/pneumonic-plague-drill-held-in-illinois.html
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 August, the 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

 
Is Canada next for the pneumonic plague? http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1774%3Ais-canada-next-for-the-pneumonic-plague&catid=1%3Alatest-news&Itemid=64&lang=en
A Pneumonic Plague Training Drill was held in Canada on November 9. 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 law.
 
WHO Continues To Deceive: Assumes That Ukraine Plague Is H1N1 Swine Flu (November 6, 2009)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15945
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)
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/whos-fears-over-ukraines-flu-ease/389501.html
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.

 
H1N1 "super flu" plague in Ukraine spark concern, conspiracy theories about origins http://www.naturalnews.com/027503_Ukraine_super_flu.html

 
Mystery Virus in Ukraine is Not H1N1 (16 NOVEMBER 2009)
http://dailycontributor.com/mystery-virus-in-ukraine-is-not-h1n1/8691/
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 12, 2009)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/13/world/13flu.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=&st=nyt
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)
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/282179
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." MORE THROUGH http://ukraineplague.blogspot.com/

 
WHO publishes plans to take over the whole of society in pandemic emergency (Nov 9, 2009)
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1704%3Awho-publishes-plans-to-take-over-the-whole-of-society-in-pandemic-emergency
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 pandemic emergency.

 
In Germany, a Better Vaccine for Politicians? (October 27, 2009)
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1932366,00.html
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 About Vaccines http://vactruth.com/2009/07/21/dr-andrew-moulden-interview-what-you-were-never-told-about-vaccines/ (...) 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)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhZesZe33cw
Polish Health Minister Slams Vaccine Makers for Fraudulent "Game"... A wonderful speech!

 
Vaccine Victims Watch List - Bilan des victimes du vaccin
http://delicious.com/metaw3/bilanvaccin

 
Only 16 and dead from flu shot 3 days later (10-26-2009)
http://projectavalon.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17200
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)
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/seen_on_10_11/teen-flu-shot-reaction-guillian-barre-syndrome-jordan-mcfarland-111209
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 2009)
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=110686&sectionid=3510212
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 2009)
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/196644-Video-Robert-F-Kennedy-Jr-on-Vaccine-Cover-Up
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 7, 2009)
http://vaccine-reactions.blogspot.com/2009/11/list-of-h1n1-vaccine-side-effects-from.html
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!
http://www.gsk.ca/english/docs-pdf/Arepanrix_PIL_CAPA01v01.pdf
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 (...)

 
The Cornucopia Series #10: A Blitzkrieg of Information is archived at http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2009/Cornucopia10.htm
 

 


 
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
* Headache
* Fatigue
* Redness or swelling at the injection site
* Shivering
* Sweating
* 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
* Fever
* Swollen lympth nodes
* Feeling sick, diarrhea

Uncommon (may occur with up to 1 in 100 doses):
* Dizziness
* 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
* Fits
* 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: caefi@phac-aspc.gc.ca

 
A Little Danish Boy aged 4 collapsed and stopped breathing after swine flu vaccination
http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/svininfluensan/vaccinguiden/article6086396.ab
Check also Child paralysed by Flu Mist in the US

 
Invisible flu according to statistics in Sweden
"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!
http://organichealthadviser.com/archives/shocking-h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-miscarriage-stores-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 mothers above

 
Flumist gives child H1N1 flu (NOVEMBER 8, 2009)
http://vaccine-reactions.blogspot.com/2009/11/flumist-gives-child-h1n1-flu.html
MORE THOUGH http://vaccine-reactions.blogspot.com/

 
Desiree Jennings Experiences Amazing Recovery with Nature-based Therapies (November 8, 2009)
http://educate-yourself.org/vcd/desireejenningsrecovery08nov09.shtml
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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL0VJ7F34Hk

 
Revelations Of The Swine Flu's Manmade Origin--Video
http://www.drbuttar.com/blog/?p=644
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, 2007)
http://www.wlwt.com/news/13271378/detail.html
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

 
Why is Canada Changing Its Flu Vaccine Policy? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/10/Canadian-Provinces-Suspend-Seasonal-Flu-Shots-and-Recommend-Vitamin-D.aspx
(...) "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. CLIP

 
The CDC and WHO March Forward With Further Manipulation of Swine Flu Data
http://preventdisease.com/news/09/111109_cdc_marches_forward_manipulate_swine_flu_data.shtml
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

 
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2014 or Bust: The Pentagon's Building Boom in Afghanistan Indicates a Long War Ahead
http://messenger.truthout.org/ss/link.php?M=150920&N=348&C=f5100de03abec689b3a1f3f58265be14&L=3182
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...
http://www.vimeo.com/hd#6853452
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.

 
And meanwhile...

 
America Needs Human Rights in China (NOV 4, 2009)
http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/11/04/america-needs-human-rights-china
"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. CLIP

 
Obama China trip: human rights activists face detention, warnings (November 13, 2009)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1113/p06s12-woap.html
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)
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article14996.html
(...) 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." CLIP

 
Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower (9 Nov 2009)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/09/peak-oil-international-energy-agency
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, 2009)
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=tuna-fishing-kills-an-albatross-eve-2009-11-10
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
http://www.articlesbase.com/cancer-articles/cancer-and-the-dirty-electricity-plague-1449467.html
"... 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!
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/10/cell.phones.cancer.tumors/index.html
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)
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/139449/Are-we-being-polluted-by-electricity
(...) "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 depression. CLIP

 
Cell Phone Use Could Damage Semen
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/6034774/

 
Omega-News Collection 7. November 2009
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/6030963/

 
EMF-Omega-News 7. November 2009
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/6030966/

 
EMF-Omega-News 14. November 2009
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/6042638/

 
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Regarding the video from Councillor Hicks that I recommended in my last compilation, Kathy Roberts (weerkhr@pacbell.net) 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 free energy.

 
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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From: http://lightworkers.org/channeling/91924/hope-extraterrestrial-contact-pleiadian-light

 
Hope for Extraterrestrial Contact

 
The Pleiadian Light through Hannah Beaconsfield (hbeaconsfield@yahoo.com)

 
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 unified consciousness.

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 galactic family.

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 same again.

We, the Pleiadians, are part of your extended family. We are supporting you. And we wish you peace.
 

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From:
http://newconnexion.net/articles/index.cfm/2009/11/Believing_is_Seeing.html

Believing is Seeing

by Bruce Lipton - Taken from the NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2009 issue of
New Connexion

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 effect.

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 for survival."

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 simple organism.

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
Spontaneous Evolution
. Visit
http://www.brucelipton.com
. Reprinted by permission of Hay House at
http://www.hayhouse.com

 



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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!...

From:
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1929869,00.html

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.

 



5.

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
http://www.TheMarsRecords.com and this:
The Mars Records: Interview with Michael and Stephanie Relfe - there is much MORE to discover through
http://evelorgen.com
  is you have some time to dig this site. I also wrote to Steve (unity22@telus.net): "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."

From:
http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Black-Hats-Must-Go-by-Steve-Beckow-091102-514.html

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 poor.

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 1970s.

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 Mineneapolis bridge.

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 pay.

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 to go.

  Take action -- click below to contact your local newspaper or congress people:


The New World Order Must Go

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
http://sbeckow.wordpress.com
and "First Contact" at
http://www.angelfire.com/space2/light11/fc/fc-index1.html

 



6.

NOTE from Jean: Here is also what Steve wrote in his 2012 Scenario blog

From:
http://sbeckow.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/welcome-to-a-new-and-unimaginable-world/#more-21

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 beyond 2012.

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: "
I Accuse
" 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.

Namaste,

Steve

 



7.

From:
http://www.creators.com/opinion/paul-craig-roberts/the-evil-empire.html

  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 insurance companies.

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 in Republicans.

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 Report.

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 Nazis.

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 Goldstone report.

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 "News" junkies.

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 the Americans.

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 lie.

"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.

 



8.

From:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1224860/The-monster-devouring-Even-men-created-internet-beginning-fear-power-destroy-freedom.html

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 University

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 of computing.

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 globe.

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 increases.

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 and exploitation.

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 compatriots.

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 says.

'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 online advertising.

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 phone.

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 valuable information.

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 says.

Why not?

'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.

 



9.

From:
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2009/10/watch_what_you_tweet.html

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 disperse.

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.

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Related article:

Iran moves to silence opposition with internet crime unit (15 November 2009)  WILL THIS PROMPT MORE IMITATIONS IN THE US?...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/15/iran-target-mousavi-internet-voice
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
http://zirzameen.com/blog/index.php

A Death in Tehran (to be shown this November 17 on PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/deathintehran/

 



10.

BETTER TO STOCK UP! - AND MOST HEALTH PRODUCTS HAVE A LONGER SHELF LIFE THAN WHAT IS INDICATED ON THE PACKAGE ACCORDING TO
THIS WEBPAGE

From:
http://stronith.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html

Natural Health Products under fire in Canada

Hundreds of natural health products could disappear from store shelves next spring

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 (like Omega-3)

NHPs exclude: - prescription drugs - drugs administered by puncturing the skin - substances that are regulated by the Tobacco Act or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/intactivit/codex/activit/vit_min_sup-eng.php

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.
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/intactivit/codex/activit/vit_min_sup-eng.php
... 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 http://www.saveournaturalhealthproducts.ca/.

Footnote: The European Union's Food Supplements Directive, by the way, will go into full effect in Europe on December 31, 2009

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Related articles:

This is Not Good News For You and Your Loved Ones!
http://www.saveournaturalhealthproducts.ca/site/pages/not-good-news.htm
(...) 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 markets.

11.

From:
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/11/spaceship-earth-a-status-update.html

"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.

CLIP

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 particles.

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 damage Earth.

"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 ecosystems.

"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 dioxide."

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.

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Related article:

The Great Debate: How Fast Will Sea Levels Rise? (October 23, 2007)
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/10/the-great-debat.html
"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

 



12.

From:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=is-birth-control-the-answer-to-envi-2009-09-23

Is birth control the answer to environmental ills?

By David Biello - September 23, 2009


Population growth
, 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
biodiversity crisis
. The
water crisis
. The
climate crisis
. 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.

So is
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 immigration. "
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 journal.

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 four-fold.

The real problem may be consumption, which, to date, begets ever more consumption.

 



13.

MOST POWERFUL INTERVIEW WHICH YOU ON WATCH ONLINE IF YOU PREFER

From:
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/11/10/hoodwinked_former_economic_hit_man_john

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 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.

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 recognize that.

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.

RELATED DEMOCRACY NOW! STORIES

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions (11/9/2004)
http://www.democracynow.org/2004/11/9/confessions_of_an_economic_hit_man

John Perkins on "The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption" (6/5/2007)
http://www.democracynow.org/2007/6/5/john_perkins_on_the_secret_history

 



14.

WITH THE APOCALYPTIC HOLLYWOOD
2012 MOVIE
NOW PLAYING IN CINEMAS, HERE IS ANOTHER LOOK AT THIS OTHER Y2K-TYPE PHENOMENON AND THE SURPRISING NUMBER OF PEOPLE (16%) IN THIS NON SCIENTIFIC ONLINE POLL WHO BOUGHT INTO THIS DOOM VISION

From:
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/thousands-expect-apocalypse-in-2012/20080706152409990001

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. 21, 2012.

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, ABCnews.com reports.

Do you expect any apocalyptic events to happen on Dec. 21, 2012?

No 84%

Yes 16%

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 catastrophes.

"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."

 



15.

Forwarded by David Fiske (fiskedavid@hotmail.com)

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 sitting there.

'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 your story?' 

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 dog. 

'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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