Monday, August 31, 2009

Inside a Creepy Global Body Parts Business

42.90 Euros Per Arm

Der Spiegel

By Martina Keller and Markus Grill

The German company Tutogen's business in body parts is as secretive as it is lucrative. It extracts bones from corpses in Ukraine to manufacture medical products, as part of a global market worth billions that is centered in the United States.

Anatoly Korzhak, a pensioner and former engineer, died in Kiev on August 5, 2004. His body was picked up at 2 a.m. and taken to the forensic medicine institute in the Ukrainian capital. That same night, Korzhak's daughter, Lena Krat, received a telephone call and was asked to come to the institute as soon as possible the following morning, where she was told she would receive further information.

It was the first time Krat was confronted with the death of a close relative. "I was so upset that I couldn't think clearly," she recalls. When she arrived at the institute in the morning, a man there said something to her about skin transplants. He was an employee of a Ukrainian company that works hand-in-hand with forensic medicine experts. She said to the man: "Leave me alone. I don't understand what you're talking about, and I don't want to listen to you."

But the employee was persistent and eventually gave her a form to sign. He told her that if she consented to skin removal, she would be helping pediatric burn victims who needed transplants. Krat signed the form. "It was as if I had been hypnotized," she says.

But now Krat, a mother of two young girls, has learned from SPIEGEL that the Ukrainian company in question sends the body parts to a German company, Tutogen Medical GmbH, which in turn apparently supplies large numbers of such parts to the American tissue market.

In addition to strips of skin, tendons, bones and cartilage are removed from the bodies. "This shocks me," says Krat. "If I had known that so much is cut out, I would never have given my consent."

A Lucrative Industry

The incident in the Ukrainian capital is part of the secretive daily routine of a little-known but highly lucrative branch of the medical industry, in which companies use corpses to make medical spare parts. In doing so, they reuse almost everything the human body has to offer: bones, cartilage, tendons, muscle fascia, skin, corneas, pericardial sacs and heart valves. In the jargon of the profession, all of this is referred to as tissue.

Bones and tendons, the parts that interest Tutogen the most, are subjected to complex processing. The company degreases and cleans bones, cuts, saws or mills them into the desired shapes, then sterilizes, packages and sells the finished product in more than 40 countries around the world. With a prescription, it is even possible to order Tutogen's products through online pharmacies.

Full story HERE

"Secure Flight," Insecure Travel Rights

Campaign For Liberty
By Michael Ostrolenk, Robert E. Smith, Richard Sobel and Jan Towe

Starting this year, Americans will have to get government approval to travel by air. As Privacy Journal revealed last fall, henceforth "Permission Now Needed to Travel Within U.S." Getting a reservation and checking-in for air travel will soon require Transportation Security Administration authorization. That permission is by no means assured: For example, if your name matches a "no-fly" list, even mistakenly, you can be denied the right to a reserve a seat on a flight. If your name is on a "selectee" list, you and your possessions will be searched more thoroughly before you can board. What is going on here?

Protecting air safety is essential, but professional screening at airports already provides for it. Giving the TSA as an official agency the additional authority to decide who gets to go where reaches beyond safety into overextended governmental power. This newly minted "Secure Flight" rule fundamentally imbalances long-standing citizens' rights both to travel and to be left alone. If your name appears among hundreds of thousands on "watchlists," you assert that the government should not require ID to fly, you don't want to reveal your date of birth for concern about identity theft, or you don't choose to declare your gender, you can stay home.

By combining the requirement for government photo IDs in order to fly with checking government watchlists including potentially every passenger, "Secure Flight" puts the federal government into the business of licensing travel. All travelers will need government OK in order to board a flight, or take a cruise. What the government can allow one day, it can forbid the next. All things considered, isn't this a higher-tech and later-day version of South African domestic passports or eastern European checkpoints? In fact, because of the high technological capacity of the U.S. version, aren't its implications for travel control of plane, train, bus and subway travel much more far reaching? It's incredible that something like this is happening relatively unrecognized in America.

While some people consider the requirement to show ID or reveal a birth date a small trade-off for security, what is at stake here is the right to travel. That fundamental freedom of movement appears in the Articles of Confederation in the right to freely enter and leave all the states of the then small union. It was so fundamentally a part of American citizenship that the privileges and immunities clauses of the Constitution included it without explicitly mentioning it again for the more perfect union. With a large and expansive nation now ranging from Hawaii and Alaska to Washington DC, that right to travel nationally, and petition the distant government, is even more fundamental. Yet some courts maintain that if you can walk, you don't need the right to fly. People have the right to walk around freely without carrying a national ID; why do they have to show one to travel? The Supreme Court has yet to rule on the scope of the right to travel but lower courts have tended to restrict it more narrowly than the Founding Fathers would approve.

Full story HERE

Fluoride Is Poison

Police baffled as dozens of 'suicidal' cows throw themselves off cliff in the Alps

Mail Online

In the picturesque Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen, the locals are worried.

Dozens of alpine cows appear to be committing suicide by throwing themselves off a cliff near the small village in the Alps.

In the space of just three days, 28 cows and bulls have mysteriously died after they plunged hundreds of metres to rocks below where they were killed instantly.

Dozens of cows bodies litter the valley floor after they mysteriously fell from the alpine cliff many feet above

Swiss mystery: Dozens of cows' bodies litter the valley floor after they mysteriously fell from the alpine cliff many feet above

In each case, local mountain rescue services using a helicopter had to be called in to remove the bodies because of the danger to the local groundwater of pollution.

A police spokesman said: 'There are no large carnivores living in the Alps anymore who would once have disposed of the bodies so they have to be moved.

Full story HERE

Roubini: “When Governments Reach the Point Where They Are Borrowing to Pay the Interest on Their Borrowing They Are … Running a Ponzi Scheme”

George Washington Blog
Friday, August 28, 2009

In a new essay in Forbes, Nouriel Roubini writes:

Net public debt is going to double as a share of GDP between 2008 and 2014. Even using the very optimistic forecasts of the Congressional Budget Office, which anticipate growth of around 4% over the next few years, the net debt burden will rise from 40% of GDP to 80%–that’s an increase in the debt stock of about $9 trillion. The interest charge alone on that increased debt will be in the region of $300 billion to $400 billion a year, which in turn may mean more borrowing to pay the interest if primary deficits are not reduced. When governments reach the point where they are borrowing to pay the interest on their borrowing they are coming dangerously close to running a sovereign Ponzi scheme.

Ponzi schemes have a way of ending unhappily…

Roubini also touches on the issue of the credit ratings of sovereign nations:

Independent rating agencies have already downgraded the sovereign risk rating of countries like Greece and Ireland, and it cannot be ruled out that core economies of the OECD, including the U.S., could eventually be downgraded.

For background on sovereign credit issues, see this, For background on sovereign risk issues in general, see this.

Swine flu spreading at ‘unbelievable’ rate: WHO chief

AFP | August 30, 2009

Swine flu spreads four times faster than other viruses and 40 percent of the fatalities are young adults in good health, the world’s top health official said in an interview appearing Saturday.

“This virus travels at an unbelievable, almost unheard of speed,” World Health Organisation Director General Margaret Chan told France’s Le Monde daily in an interview.

“In six weeks it travels the same distance that other viruses take six months to cover,” Chan said.

“Sixty percent of the deaths cover those who have underlying health problems,” Chan said. “This means that 40 percent of the fatalities concern young adults — in good health — who die of a viral fever in five to seven days.

Full article here

NM Rothschild Pitches UK Infrastructure Grab

London Times | August 30, 2009
Robert Watts and Dominic O’Connell

A radical plan to raise £100 billion by privatising the motorway network has been presented to the three main political parties by NM Rothschild, the influential investment bank.

Rothschild, an architect of several privatisations, made its pitch in the weeks running up to the summer recess on July 21, Whitehall sources said. Bankers told leading politicians that the sale of the roads overseen by the Highways Agency — all motorways and most big trunk roads — could help revive battered public finances.

Toll-road companies and infrastructure funds would compete to operate and maintain stretches of the network.

In one version of the scheme, the government would pay for upkeep through a system of “shadow” tolls. A more radical, and less politically palatable, option would be for companies to charge motorists directly through toll booths or electronic card readers. The RAC Foundation, a motorists’ group, advocated privatisation in a report last week.

Full article here

DHS: Expect your computer to be seized without suspicion

Source: Beta News

In what was presented to the public this week as a clarification of its privacy policy, the US Dept. of Homeland Security published a paper referring to new guidelines for its immigration and customs agents regarding how they may conduct border searches of travelers' computers and electronic media. Clarifying the existing law, both sets of guidelines reiterated the department's policy created during the previous administration: Agents may seize, detain, and/or retain individuals' PCs and media without having reason to suspect that those people or those machines and devices are connected with a crime.

"ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] Special Agents acting under border search authority may search, detain, seize, retain, and share electronic devices, or information contained therein, with or without individualized suspicion, consistent with the guidelines and applicable laws set forth herein," states the new policy for immigration authorities published last August 18 (PDF available here). "Assistance to complete a border search may be sought from other Federal agencies and non-Federal entities, on a case by case basis, as appropriate."

The guidelines for Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) agents says pretty much the same thing, adding that whenever a CBP agent encounters technical trouble figuring out how a mechanism works, or what the meaning of some piece of information is, he can seek help from other US government sources. "In such situations, Officers may transmit electronic devices or copies of information contained therein to seek technical assistance from other federal agencies," reads the CBP guidelines (PDF available here).

Full story HERE

Fed Official: Real Unemployment at 16 Percent

Source: Money News

The real US unemployment rate is 16 percent if persons who have dropped out of the labor pool and those working less than they would like are counted, a Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.

"If one considers the people who would like a job but have stopped looking -- so-called discouraged workers -- and those who are working fewer hours than they want, the unemployment rate would move from the official 9.4 percent to 16 percent, said Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart.

He underscored that he was expressing his own views, which did "do not necessarily reflect those of my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee," the policy-setting body of the central bank.

Full story HERE

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Best 9/11 Video

Fred Burks

Of all the 9/11 videos produced, 9/11: Press for Truth may be the best 9/11 video documentary yet. This highly revealing, 84-minute documentary has been presented in select theaters around the world. Watch below for 15 minutes of key excerpts from this landmark film.

Literally thousands of 9/11 videos have been made in the years since the tragic events of 9/11, yet very few capture the emotional intensity and present key, little-known facts from reliable sources in the way that this professionally produced film does.

This riveting 9/11 video focuses on the experiences of several key family members of those who died in the attacks on that fateful day. The four "Jersey Girls," who lost their husbands in the twin towers of the World Trade Center, lead the charge to press the government to release numerous key documents being kept secret by the government. In spite of being frustrated again and again, these dedicated family members tirelessly work to get to the bottom of what happened on 9/11. They inspire us all to push for a real investigation by the government.
If you prefer to go straight to the entire 84-minute 9/11 video, click here. For 15 minutes of the best excerpts of this eye-opening flim, watch below.

Why are so many key documents being kept secret from the public? Why did the Bush administration so strongly oppose an independent investigation into the greatest U.S. defense failure ever? After finally agreeing to an investigation, why weren't Presdient Bush and Vice President Cheney put under oath when they testified, and why did they testify together? These and so many other questions about the behavior or key elements of government before, during, and after the attack remain unanswered to this day. Watch the full, 84-minute version of this best 9/11 video at this link for more.

Hundreds of prominent military and government officials, architects and engineers, and university professors, have publicly questioned the official story of 9/11. Yet the media gives very little attention to these highly respected individuals, even though many are well-known. To explore some of the many, well established, verifiable facts raised which question the government's 9/11 story, click here.

The box below provides several ideas on what you can do to educate yourself more and spread the word. We also invite you to comment below and let us know what you think. How can we best inform the public of the truth of 9/11 and of excellent pieces like the above 9/11 video?
What you can do:
  • Read other powerful, reliable articles on 9/11 at this link.
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Fred Burks served as personal language interpreter to Clinton, Bush, Cheney, Gore, and other top dignitaries in secret meetings. As part of an international network of researchers and news analysts, Fred obtains and disseminates key, reliable information about powerful, yet little-known forces which shape our world. For more, see articles and links in the right column of this page.

Original article HERE

Please trust your Government


Leverage Rising on Wall Street at Fastest Pace Since ‘07 Freeze

(wow - further evidence that there is no intention on the banksters part to attempt to rectify the problem . . . they need to be jailed, or "more" . . .)

By Kristen Haunss and Jody Shenn

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Banks are increasing lending to buyers of high-yield company loans and mortgage bonds at what may be the fastest pace since the credit-market debacle began in 2007.

Credit Suisse Group AG and Scotia Capital, a unit of Canada’s third-largest bank, said they’re offering credit to investors who want to purchase loans. SunTrust Banks Inc., which left the business last year, is “reaching out to clients” to provide financing, said Michael McCoy, a spokesman for the Atlanta-based bank. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. are doing the same for loans and mortgage-backed securities, said people familiar with the situation.

“I am surprised by how quickly the market has become receptive to leverage again,” said Bob Franz, the co-head of syndicated loans in New York at Credit Suisse. The Swiss bank has seen increasing investor demand for financing to buy loans in the past two months, he said.

Federal Reserve data show the 18 primary dealers required to bid at Treasury auctions held $27.6 billion of securities as collateral for financings lasting more than one day as of Aug. 12, up 75 percent from May 6.

The increase suggests money is being used for riskier home- loan, corporate and asset-backed securities because it excludes Treasuries, agency debt and mortgage bonds guaranteed by Washington-based Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of McLean, Virginia or Ginnie Mae in Washington. Broader data on loans for investments isn’t available.

Full story HERE

Forced vaccinations, quarantine camps, health care interrogations and mandatory “decontaminations”

By Mike Adams - Natural News

The United States of America is devolving into medical fascism and Massachusetts is leading the way with the passage of a new bill, the “Pandemic Response Bill” 2028, reportedly just passed by the MA state Senate and now awaiting approval in the House. This bill suspends virtually all Constitutional rights of Massachusetts citizens and forces anyone “suspected” of being infected to submit to interrogations, “decontaminations” and vaccines.

featured stories   Forced vaccinations, quarantine camps, health care interrogations and mandatory decontaminations

featured stories   Forced vaccinations, quarantine camps, health care interrogations and mandatory decontaminations

The entire population of the USA is now but one pen stroke away from being subjected to mandatory swine flu vaccinations at gunpoint.

It’s also sets fines up to $1,000 per day for anyone who refuses to submit to quarantines, vaccinations, decontamination efforts or to follow any other verbal order by virtually any state-licensed law enforcement or medical personnel. You can read the text yourself here:…

Here’s some of the language contained in the bill:

(Violation of 4th Amendment: Illegal search and seizure)

During either type of declared emergency, a local public health authority… may exercise authority… to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises; to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility; to destroy any material; to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;

(Violation of 14th Amendment; illegal arrest without a warrant)

…an officer authorized to serve criminal process may arrest without a warrant any person whom the officer has probable cause to believe has violated an order given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection and shall use reasonable diligence to enforce such order. [Gunpoint]

(Government price controls)

The attorney general, in consultation with the office of consumer affairs and business regulation, and upon the declaration by the governor that a supply emergency exists, shall take appropriate action to ensure that no person shall sell a product or service that is at a price that unreasonably exceeds the price charged before the emergency.

“Involuntary Transportation” (also known as kidnapping)

Law enforcement authorities, upon order of the commissioner or his agent or at the request of a local public health authority pursuant to such order, shall assist emergency medical technicians or other appropriate medical personnel in the involuntary transportation of such person to the tuberculosis treatment center.

$1,000 / day in fines

Any person who knowingly violates an order, as to which noncompliance poses a serious danger to public health as determined by the commissioner or the local public health authority, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or a fine of not more than one thousand dollars per day that the violation continues, or both.

Forced vaccinations

Furthermore, when the commissioner or a local public health authority within its jurisdiction determines that either or both of the following measures are necessary to prevent a serious danger to the public health the commissioner or local public health authority may exercise the following authority: (1) to vaccinate or provide precautionary prophylaxis to individuals as protection against communicable disease…

Forced quarantine for those who refuse (illegal imprisonment without charge)

An individual who is unable or unwilling to submit to vaccination or treatment shall not be required to submit to such procedures but may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health, as determined by the commissioner, or a local public health authority operating within its jurisdiction.

Arrest for refusal to be “decontaminated”

If an individual is unable or unwilling to submit to decontamination or procedures necessary for diagnosis, the decontamination or diagnosis procedures may proceed only pursuant to an order of the superior court… During the time necessary to obtain such court order, such individual may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal to submit to decontamination or diagnosis procedures poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health.


When the commissioner or a local public health authority within its jurisdiction reasonably believes that a person may have been exposed to a disease or condition that poses a threat to the public health, in addition to their authority under section 96 of chapter 111, the commissioner or the local public health authority may detain the person for as long as may be reasonably necessary for the commissioner or the local public health authority, to convey information to the person regarding the disease or condition and to obtain contact information… If a person detained under subsection (1) refuses to provide the information requested, the person may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal poses a serious danger to public health…

Forced isolation and quarantine

An order for isolation or quarantine may include any individual who is unwilling or unable to undergo vaccination, precautionary prophylaxis, medical treatment, decontamination, medical examinations, tests, or specimen collection and whose refusal of one or more of these measures poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health.

Forced entry into any home or building…

There’s a lot more in this bill, including language that allows Mass. police to enter any home or building without a search warrant, to destroy any object or building they suspect may pose a threat to public safety, to order the closing and / or decontamination of any facility using highly toxic chemical decontamination agents, and to arrest, detain and interrogate anyone who gets in their way.

Meanwhile, all state law enforcement and medical personnel are granted complete immunity from prosecution for their part in violating your Constitutional rights. So if they violate your right to due process, or they accidentally destroy your home, or they kill your family dog because they suspect it might be infected, you have absolutely zero recourse.

Under this bill, Massachusetts becomes a medical police state. There is no debating it. It’s all written, clear as day, in this law: The citizens of Massachusetts will have no rights, period. The Constitution is ancient history. You are now the property of the State.

Kiss your freedoms goodbye

Massachusetts, it seems, has never met a vaccine it didn’t like. This is the same state that rounded up the parents of schoolchildren who hadn’t been vaccinated, then corralled them into a courtroom (with attack dogs standing guard outside) and forced vaccine injections onto all the schoolchildren under the threat of jail time for parents who resisted.

Remember, readers, that this is all taking place in the “land of the free,” a nation that former President George Bush claimed was so envied around the world that terrorists attacked America because they “hate freedom” and wanted to destroy our way of life. But terrorists need no help attacking freedom as long as Massachusetts is in the vaccine game, because this latest form of “gunpoint medicine” destroys freedom for everyday Americans in a way that terrorists could have never hoped to accomplish with all the bombs in the world.

Massachusetts, it seems, has done what terrorists could not: It has turned “free” Americans into medical slave subjects who no longer have any freedom to decide the details of their own medical care. All options have been stripped from them but one: The Big Pharma option. That’s the one that involves using untested, unproven and potentially dangerous vaccines that could paralyze you or even kill you. All to defend you against a virus that’s so weak, almost anyone with decent levels of vitamin D and basic nutrition can resist the virus without incident.

But Massachusetts, as you’ll see below, is just the beginning. It turns out that the whole nation could soon find itself under a similar forced vaccination policy…

Isolation camps, forced vaccinations and more

In 2006, former President George Bush signed into law the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP). It gives power to the Secretary of the U.S. government’s Health and Human Services department (HHS) to declare any infectious disease a “national emergency” and therefore require mandatory vaccination of the entire population. Because of the existence of this PREP Act, the entire population of the USA is now but one pen stroke away from being subjected to mandatory swine flu vaccinations at gunpoint.

Those who resist such vaccines will be arrested and taken away for “isolation” in domestic prison camps. They can’t just leave vaccine refusers free to live among the population, of course, because that would send the message that anyone can refuse the vaccines without consequence. So they’ll arrest those who refuse the vaccine, labeling them “a threat to national security” (enemies of the state) and imprison them without trial, without charges and without any legal representation whatsoever.

Meanwhile, all those who take part in enforcing these crimes against the American people will be granted complete immunity. From the HHS website: “[the Secretary may] issue a declaration… that provides immunity from tort liability (except for willful misconduct) for claims of loss caused, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from administration or use of (vaccine or other pharmaceutical) countermeasures to diseases, threats and conditions determined by the Secretary to constitute a present, or credible risk of a future public health emergency…”

There are other laws already on the books that strip Americans of virtually all Constitutional rights in a “pandemic emergency” scenario. One such act is The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (S. 3678), which probably merits another article altogether.

Have no illusions: At the stroke of a pen, the Constitutional rights of all Americans will be immediately suspended. Mandatory vaccinations and “decontaminations” will kick in and the mass arrest of resisters will begin. There will be no court, no trial, no jury and no due process. Your actions will be dictated to you by a law enforcement officer or a health care worker who has been granted complete immunity, so if you just happen to get kicked around a bit (or shot), there’s really nothing you can do about it.

Some might argue these are necessary actions to save a nation from a deadly pandemic. And yet they forget that the pandemic has been intentionally allowed to worsen by censoring information about vitamin D and natural remedies that could stop it. Somebody at the top, in other words, wants this pandemic to get really bad, perhaps because it allows them to invoke precisely the draconian response I’ve outlined in this article. Seizing power in a Democracy cannot be accomplished by simply declaring war on the rights of the People. Rather, a situation must be engineered where the People are so desperate that they beg to be controlled. Releasing a pandemic into the wild is the perfect way to accomplish precisely that.

Full article HERE

How to collect on a losing ticket at the race track

A comment on this video by G. Edward Griffin: How to collect on a losing ticket at the race track. This is a technique of neural-linguistic programming used by government and media in every collectivist society. Speak with authority, induce a simultaneous shock, and people will believe a lie.

Rep. Frank: House will pass Ron Paul’s ‘audit the Fed’ bill this year

Source: RawStory

Powerful House Financial Services Committee chairman says central bank’s lending powers to be ‘curtailed’

Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), one of the most unabashed liberals in the U.S. House of Representatives, told a Massachusetts town hall recently that Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve bank will clear his chamber by October.

Over half of the House members, most of them Republican, have signed on to the bill, H.R. 1207.

Though Frank disagrees — as many proponents of the bill contend — that the Fed is the cause of the U.S. dollar’s shrinking value, he told a Massachusetts audience that he’s been a proponent of greater transparency at the nation’s central bank for some time.

“Here’s what we plan to do: I want to restrict the powers of the Federal Reserve in a number of ways,” he said. “First of all, they will be the major losers of power if we’re successful, as I believe we will be, setting up that, uh, financial product protection committee.”

The committee Frank mentioned was proposed by President Barack Obama during the campaign, as a way of protecting consumers. It was formally presented to Congress in the President’s financial regulatory reform white papers in July, noted law firm Wiley Rein LLP.

“The Federal Reserve is now charged with protecting consumers,” continued Frank. “They were supposed to do sub-prime mortgage restricted … Congress in 1994 gave the Federal Reserve the power to adopt rules to ban bad sub-prime mortgages. … They have the power to ban credit card abuses. They have the power to do most of it. They, under Greenspan, did nothing.

“Under Bernanke, they started to do things, but only after Congress started, when I became chairman of the [House Financial Services Committee], we began to act on these things: Sub-prime mortgages, credit cards, overdraft … And after we started, the Fed did. So, that’s why one of the reasons why in the new consumer protection agency we will take away from the Federal Reserve the power to do consumer protection.”

Frank added that Congress will reverse an action by the Democratic Congress of 1932 that gives the Fed authority to lend money at will.

“Under section 13.3 of the Federal Reserve Act, they can lend money to whoever they want,” he said. “We are going to curtail that lending power. We are going to put some constraints on it.”

He concluded: “Finally, we are going to subject them to a complete audit. I’ve been working with Ron Paul, the main sponsor of that bill …” Several in the audience applauded. “He believes that we don’t want to have the audit appear as if it is influencing monetary policy because that would be inflationary … One of the things that will show you is what the Federal Reserve buys and sells. That will be made public, but not instantly. If it were instant, you would have a lot of people trading off that and it would have too much impact on the market. Again, Ron agrees with that. So, we will probably have that data released after a time period of several months — enough time so it won’t be market sensitive.”

Full article HERE

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Alan Watt - Cutting Thru The Matrix -08-28-09

Population Decrease -- Plan of the Beast:
"Velvet Glove's off the Iron Fist,
Government's Agenda has its List,
Training Public They have No Freedom,
'Til Will of New World Order be Done,
Depopulated World Living in Fear,
Afraid to Speak 'cause Youth might Hear,
With Their Social Indoctrination, Idealism,
An Impasse When Discussing Realism,
Eliminating You with Zeal and Savour,
They'll Believe They Do the World a Favour"

***Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Aug. 28, 2009 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Michael Badnarik: How bad do things have to get? - FEMA 8 N

Michael Badnarik

Marine veteran blasts Congressman Baird in Washington state town-hall meeting


Marine veteran blasts Congressman Baird in Washington state town-hall meeting. The crowd is totally in agreement. Well worth watching this one.

I, David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that I was not going to be silent anymore. So, I let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. I was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, I quickly scratched what I wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that I borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before I spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy.

Held In A Psychiatric Ward & Called “Delusional” For Saying 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Web of Evidence
By Clare Swinney, Member of Scholars For 9/11 Truth & Justice

I was wrongly diagnosed as delusional by the psychiatric staff of Ward 7 at Northland Base Hospital in Whangarei and held against my will for 11 days in mid-2006, because I maintained the attacks of 9/11 were orchestrated by criminal elements inside the US Administration.
A definition of delusional: relating to, based on, or affected by delusions. A delusion: a false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness.

In light of the definition, one of the most astounding aspects to the ordeal was that when I met with the chief psychiatrist, Dr Carlos Zubaran for two formal mental health assessments, I held Issue 3 of Uncensored, which is shown in the picture above, and asked him to look at information related to the 9/11 attacks. This magazine contained an article I’d written entitled: Why Does TVNZ Lie To Us About 9/11?, which cited evidence that proved the official fable was a lie – yet reminiscent of the fabled vampires afraid of the light of day, he refused to even cast his eyes over it, during both of the so-called “assessments.”

Another astounding aspect to what occurred was that Section 4 of the New Zealand Mental Health Act makes it clear that no one can be judged to be mentally ill solely on the basis of their political beliefs. The District Inspector for Mental Health – Northland, barrister Julie Young; Bridget Westenra, the lawyer she appointed to assist me and the staff of Ward 7, including the chief psychiatrist, did not appear to know this. As can be seen, it is written in layman’s language on page 33 of Chapter 2 of Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992, which is on the Ministry of Health’s own website: ‘You cannot be considered to have a mental disorder just because of your: political, religious or cultural beliefs…’.

As this Judgement shows, because of his reluctance to scrutinize the evidence related to 9/11 and apparent lack of awareness of Section 4 of the Act, nine days into my incarceration, Dr Zubaran still held the belief I suffered from a “delusional disorder” because of my political beliefs.

The evidence that shows the official story of 9/11 was indeed a lie is now overwhelming. We now have what has been referred to as the “loaded gun” – this is the unignited nanothermite, a highly-advanced explosive substance, which was far too sophisticated a composite to have originated from a cave in Afghanistan. Think military. Think US government.

The following article, which relates to what occurred in Ward 7, was published in Issue 8 of Uncensored. Thankfully, since writing about what happened and making numerous phone calls, plus sending many letters, as well as supplying numerous DVDs to the staff of Ward 7 to show them the truth about 9/11 – and then finally threatening to protest outside the hospital, the Clinical Director of Mental Health & Addiction Services in Northland sent an apology in August 2008, which can be viewed here.

Dr Zubaran did not apologise.

Full article HERE

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

cnet news
by Declan McCullagh

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

"I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling due to its vagueness," said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which counts representatives of Verizon, Verisign, Nortel, and Carnegie Mellon University on its board. "It is unclear what authority Sen. Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector. Unless this is clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill."

Representatives of other large Internet and telecommunications companies expressed concerns about the bill in a teleconference with Rockefeller's aides this week, but were not immediately available for interviews on Thursday.

A spokesman for Rockefeller also declined to comment on the record Thursday, saying that many people were unavailable because of the summer recess. A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president's power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001. The source said that one primary concern was the electrical grid, and what would happen if it were attacked from a broadband connection.

When Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced the original bill in April, they claimed it was vital to protect national cybersecurity. "We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs--from our water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records," Rockefeller said.

The Rockefeller proposal plays out against a broader concern in Washington, D.C., about the government's role in cybersecurity. In May, President Obama acknowledged that the government is "not as prepared" as it should be to respond to disruptions and announced that a new cybersecurity coordinator position would be created inside the White House staff. Three months later, that post remains empty, one top cybersecurity aide has quit, and some wags have begun to wonder why a government that receives failing marks on cybersecurity should be trusted to instruct the private sector what to do.

Full story HERE

Tenants fuming as flats turned into ‘Big Brother house’ with 112 CCTV cameras installed inside

UK Daily Mail
Friday, August 28, 2009

Furious tenants say security cameras have turned their flats into a huge Big Brother house.

It comes after a housing trust installed up to 112 CCTV cameras in their eight three-storey blocks and pointing towards residents’ front doors.

People living there say the move is an invasion of their privacy and fear they will be spied on 24 hours a day.

Tenant Phillip Mays, 44, was one of the first to be affected after a camera was installed outside his flat.
He said: ‘They’ll be able to sit watching who comes and goes into each of our flats 24 hours a day.

‘If we were in prison we could expect security like that, but not in our own home.
‘It’s like Big Brother on TV, watching us all day. It’s a breach of our civil rights and privacy.’

Full article here

As Obama Golfs with UBS CEO Days After Firm Avoids Criminal Prosecution, UBS Whistleblower Given 40-Month Jail Term

Democracy Now


On the first day of his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama spent five hours golfing with UBS executive Robert Wolf, an early financial backer of Obama’s presidential campaign. As the pair teed off, another UBS banker, Bradley Birkenfeld, had just been handed a forty-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to assisting a client evade taxes. It was the first sentence in a wider scandal that has seen UBS admit to helping wealthy Americans dodge their tax obligations. On his own initiative, Birkenfeld blew the whistle on UBS. His disclosure and cooperation with US authorities provided inside information into the bank’s conduct and sparked the massive federal investigation.

Full story HERE

Alan Watt - Cutting Thru The Matrix -08-27-09

Thoughtful Hesitation before Vaccination:
"The Great Sir Macfarlane Burnet,
Under the Honors, Don't Forget,
Loved Darwin's Elitism and H.G. Wells,
Absorbed by Biowarfare and Living Hells,
Advocated Infecting Each Mass Population
While He was Working on Mass Vaccination,
And Out of This 'Genius's' Head Pops
Various Diseases to Destroy All Crops,
The Ecologists' Depopulation Plan
Has Many Burnets, Each One Their Man"

***Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Aug. 27, 2009 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Homeless man bursts into flames after being Tasered by U.S. police

Mail Online
By Paul Thompson

Daniel Wood burst into flames after police tried to subdue him with a Taser gun. He had been sniffing from an aerosol can

Daniel Wood burst into flames after police tried to subdue him with a Taser gun. He had been sniffing from an aerosol can

A homeless man caught fire after U.S. police shocked him with a Taser gun, it has been revealed.

Daniel Wood, 31, was allegedly sniffing gas from an aerosol can as he ran through traffic when he was chased by two officers in Lancaster, Ohio.

One officer caught Wood and got him on the ground, where Wood continued to resist, according to the police report.

Another officer shouted a warning, then zapped Wood with the Taser, the report said.

Wood immediately burst into flames that covered his torso.

The officers were forced to drop their weapons and beat out the flames.

Wood said: 'My complete right half of my upper body is burned.

'I have bandages from my wrist all the way up my arm and across my chest.'

He admitted he had been inhaling vapours from a chemical cleaner in an attempt to get 'high'.

Full story HERE

40th MP I/R Battalion activates
Published: Thursday, April 16, 2009
40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion Commander Maj. Brian Locke and 40th MP Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Wallace unfurl the colors for the 40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion at an activation and transition of authority ceremony April 15 on Main Parade. Lamp photo by Prudence Siebert.

Will King | Staff Writer

The 40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion was activated in a ceremony April 15 on Main Parade and assumed authority over units of the 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion not deploying later this year.

Maj. Brian Locke, commander of the 40th MP Battalion, said the unit received permission to activate early because of the 705th MP Battalion's deployment timeline.

Full story HERE

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Glenn Beck - 08/26/2009 - America "The New Republic"

(those that have followed this blog for a while know that I am not a big Glenn Beck fan, due to the times that he, in 2007, equated Ron Paul supporters as "terrorists" with a "money bomb," as well as calling for the military to be used against 911 Truthers, and having the gall to say that he "hates" the 911 families for whining too much. . . . . Anyway, his shows on Fox News have been getting too close to the truth about some things about the Obama administration, and he has had the dogs called on him . . . .. his show last night brings some very disturbing free-speech issues to light, and I fully support Glenn Beck's right to say and think WHATEVER he wants . .. he is even admitting that much of the framework for what is happening today was laid by the Bush administration, and even earlier . . .. duh! . . . factor out 9-1-01, and one has to wonder how many of our lost freedoms would now be lost?)

The Second Amendment Is Under Attack

Feds plan nationwide campaign to erase public fears about vaccine dangers

Source: SF Chronicle

Federal authorities plan to initiate a nationwide campaign in the coming weeks to persuade Americans to get the swine flu vaccine and to erase any public skepticism about the flu's danger and the safety of immunizations.

Even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has manufacturers working overtime to produce a vaccine for the swine flu by mid-October, government officials are concerned that demand for immunization will not be high. In particular, parents participating in focus groups this summer expressed concern that ramping up vaccine production would make it less safe than the seasonal flu vaccine.

Only about 1 in 3 Americans gets the seasonal flu shot, but some of the groups with the lowest rates of immunization have the highest risk of becoming infected with the swine flu. Less than 25 percent of children under age 2 get the seasonal flu vaccine, for example, and rates are even lower for school-aged children

"Many parents (in focus groups) expressed a lot of concerns about 2009 H1N1 vaccine. Those concerns were centered around the fact that it was new and it was being developed quickly," said Kris Sheedy, a communications director with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, during a meeting with reporters Tuesday at the CDC. "There were comments such as 'this is new and I don't want my child to be a guinea pig.' "

She added that people in focus groups mostly viewed the swine flu as a "mild disease," which might make them reluctant to be vaccinated.

Full story HERE

Alan Watt - Cutting Thru The Matrix - 08-26-2009

Ecology -- Religious Nutters, Lots of Bread and Butter:
"The New World Order will Affect You,
Sentient or Slumbering, There's been a Coup,
TV People Mesmerized, Almost had Their Lot,
Chameleon Took the World, Without a Single Shot,
Fabians, Globalists, Ecologists the Same,
Under the Eugenics Banner, What's in a Name?
Using New 'Governance,' Rule by Ruthless Order,
Spiderweb of Tyranny, Crossing Every Border"

***Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Aug. 26, 2009 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Geithner: Auditing the Fed Is a “Line That We Don’t Want to Cross”

Source: The Corbett Report

In an interview released today by Digg and the Wall Street Journal, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was pressured about the growing popular movement to Audit the Fed spearheaded by Texas Congressman Ron Paul. A visibly uncomfortable Geithner attempts to dismiss the question by stating "I'm sure people understand that you want to keep politics out of monetary policy." When Geithner is again pressed on the issue, he makes the stunning assertion that conducting an audit of the Federal Reserve—something never before done in its 96 year history—is a "line that we don't want to cross," proclaiming that such a move would be "problematic for the country." Watch the interview in the player below:

Geithner's response that auditing the Fed would give politicians dangerous control over American monetary policy is mistaken at best and a deliberate lie at worst. Allowing the public to know what happened to their $24 trillion in bailout money does not give undue control of monetary policy to the people's elected representatives. Instead, such an audit would finally allow the public to see how their money has been spent in the midst of the largest spending binge in the history of the world's economy, hardly an unreasonable demand given the well-documented revolving door between the Treasury and Goldman Sachs, the main recipient of bailout funds. Ultimately, the Treasury Secretary is left spewing the absurdity that "I think even the sponsor of that bill recognizes how important it is to us to have the Fed independent of politics," which can only be said to be true insofar as Ron Paul—the sponsor of House Resolution (HR) 1207— wants to abolish the Federal Reserve system altogether.

That the Wall Street Journal would even pressure the Treasury Secretary on serious issues like the Audit the Fed movement may be surprising, given that the Wall Street Journal is a mouthpiece of the financial oligarchy and that editor Paul Gigot, like Geithner himself, is a Bilderberg attendee. Needless to say, this was not a typical inside-the-beltway interview. Instead, questions were submitted and voted on by the Digg community, with the top 10 questions being posed to Mr. Geithner.

As a result, the Secretary was bombarded by pointed questions about his documented tax evasion from 2001-2004, the wisdom of spending trillions of dollars in the light of long-term dollar devaluation and even, in the words of one particularly irate questioner, "Why are you running the Treasury Department?" Despite presumably having had time to prepare responses to each question well in advance, Geithner is still visibly discomfited by the entire exchange, picking at his shirt cuff and coughing nervously throughout the interview.

In one particularly telling moment, Geithner even admits "We have been forced to do just extraordinary things and, frankly, offensive things to help save the economy."

That these questions are only being asked now, almost a year into the bailout and several months after the new administration has taken office, further highlights how the controlled corporate media is doing everything in its power to keep to well-trodden and uncontroversial areas in their interviewing of key administration officials. This interview is testimony to the power of the citizen journalism movement that is attempting to hold those in power accountable for their actions. We can only hope that the Obama Administration lives up to their promise to be the "cyber" administration by allowing more such question-and-answer sessions in the future.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

State prepares to challenge U.S. gun laws

'This is an issue where the federal government has no business'

By Bob Unruh

Montana statehouse

Supporters of a first-of-a-kind law in Montana that declared weapons or ammunition made and kept in the state were exempt from federal rules are preparing for a court challenge to the federal government's insistence it will regulate those items.

The Montana Shooting Sports Association and the Second Amendment Foundation have formed a strategic alliance with plans to litigate over the Montana Firearms Freedom Act.

The bill was passed by the 2009 Montana Legislature and signed into law by Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

WND reported this spring when Montana drew a line in the sand and challenged the federal government to follow the U.S. Constitution with the law, which exempts from federal regulations any gun, gun accessory or ammunition made in the state and intended for use there.

The law provides guns and ammo made, sold and used in Montana would not require any federal forms; silencers made and sold in Montana would be fully legal and not registered; and there would be no firearm registration, serial numbers, criminal records check, waiting periods or paperwork required.

The idea is spreading quickly. Tennessee already has a similar law, and similar plans have been introduced in Alaska, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Minnesota and Michigan. Lawmakers in nearly 20 other states have such plans in the works.

With President Obama placing anti-gun activists in influential positions, including an attorney general who supported a complete handgun ban in the District of Columbia before it was tossed by the U.S. Supreme Court, Montana's move is being called nothing less that revolutionary.

Montana's plan is called "An Act exempting from federal regulation under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in Montana."

The law cites the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the Constitution and reserves to the state and people of Montana certain powers as they were understood at the time it was admitted to statehood in 1889.

"The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the state and people of Montana and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Montana and the United States in 1889," the legislation states.

Full story HERE

Israeli organ harvests just Swede dreams?

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Swedish journalist Donald Bostroms claims that he can prove Israeli soldiers have been harvesting organs from slain Palestinians have sparked a diplomatic row between Stockholm and Tel-Aviv.

No one told me, not even Palestinian families, that the Israel army took organs from their sons. The army just returned sewed up bodies after autopsy and that raises questions, says Swedish journalist Donald Bostrom.

His opponent Dr. Mordachai Kedar, who spent 25 years serving in Israeli military intelligence and is now a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, says that Donald Bostrom has fallen into a deep trap set for him by Palestinians, because he never checked whether the story is true.

Those Palestinians are compulsive liars and we know this for many years They are concocting many stories against us and they manipulate Western media and naïve journalists like Mr Bostrom.

Kedar also added that Mr Bostrom betrayed the profession of journalism. Thats what we feel here.

Alan Watt - Cutting Thru The Matrix -08-25-09

Ecology -- Eugenics Covers for Depopulation Lovers:
"Study the Religion of Ecology,
Masquerading as Science, Makes No Apology,
A Political Movement under Cloak of Green,
The Eugenics Society with Their Dream
Of Culling the Herd Without a Fight,
By Dumbing the Masses, the End's in Sight,
With Their Advisors Over Every Government,
Agenda being Implemented for Furtherment
Towards Their Golden Age when We are Gone,
A World for Elitists, Fittest and Strong"


WHO ‘recommends’ global mandatory vaccination, Canada prepares

by CVNews

President Barack Obama holding a Homeland Security Council meeting about the swine flu outbreak in the Cabinet Room, while Dr. Richard Bresser speaks, May 1, 2009. (White House photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama holding a Homeland Security Council meeting about the swine flu outbreak in the Cabinet Room, while Dr. Richard Bresser speaks, May 1, 2009. (White House photo by Pete Souza)

Why are health ministers in places like British Columbia, Australia and Greece telling the public that ’swine flu’ is just ordinary H1N1 type A seasonal flu, while at the same time they are preparing to vaccinate their entire populations against H5N1 avian flu using untested vaccines that contain live avian flu?

Why are pandemic plans being laid to combat a more serious second wave of ’swine flu’ when it is already clear that such an outbreak is not happening in the southern hemisphere, where the flu season is already under way? Both Australia and Argentina report a normal flu season with no mutation of the ’swine flu’ virus.

If the world is really so concerned about a ’swine flu pandemic’ this fall, why has the World Health Organization stopped counting cases?

These are just some of the many questions being asked in the growing controversy over the safety of ‘pandemic flu’ vaccinations that health officials everywhere are planning for the entire global population.

Disclaimer: We have extensively researched this subject because it is so controversial and there is so little clear and accurate information available. We were also inspired to look into the subject because of the wide gap between public concern and media presentation, with most concerns about vaccine safety being unaddressed by public health bodies and the media. We have done our best to sort out all the conflicting information available, but do not claim that the results of this research have revealed the complete truth. We encourage you to check the links below and do your own research.

WHO launches global vaccination program

The World Health Organization has issued a binding ‘recommendation’ to all member countries requiring them to institute mandatory vaccination programs. Under an existing multilateral agreement this formally invokes each state’s pandemic plan and puts coordination under control of WHO. For some European states the pandemic plan includes setting aside government as normal and ruling the country by a special council under control of the EU and WHO. France has already announced that it will effect a move to military rule beginning in September.

The global pandemic vaccination program will begin somewhere around the end of September and last about two months. Many countries are in the process of acquiring from Baxter, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical companies enough doses of vaccine to vaccinate their entire population twice. They remain quiet about mandatory vaccination, simply saying they will make vaccination ‘available’ to all on a priority basis. But Greece and Switzerland have already announced that their programs will be mandatory and enforced by the military. There are unconfirmed reports that Norway and Israel have done the same. The United States is preparing for military ‘assisted’ mandatory vaccination but has not explicitly declared its intentions to the public.

Vaccine safety concerns

There is huge controversy brewing over the lack of testing of these vaccines, whose development has been fast-tracked. Czechoslovakia is not moving ahead with vaccine purchases from Baxter because Baxter cannot guarantee their safety. In Austria police are investigating Baxter on bioterrorism charges. There is concern about reports that the vaccine (referred to in a Novartis patent as “novel pandemic flu”) is developed by infecting green monkeys, and that the U.S. military helped with its development. Physicians and vaccine experts have expressed grave concern about toxic substances that are already known to be in these vaccines, such as mercury, squalene, mycoplasm and live H5N1 avian flu.

Many are deeply troubled by the implications of mandatory (or effectively mandatory) vaccination, especially given the known dangers of the vaccines. There have been official statements that vaccination will be ‘available’ first to certain ‘most vulnerable’ groups — health care workers, followed by children under two or three and pregnant women, and then those with chronic health problems (including obesity). These segments of the population are also the most likely to suffer harm from vaccination. Some statements have been released generally prioritizing everyone under 18 and over 65.

Most countries are acquiring enough vaccine to vaccinate their populations twice. Vaccination is reported to consist of two separate injections about a month apart — one for regular seasonal flu and one for ’swine flu’ (both of which are actually the same H1N1 type A seasonal influenza). It appears that the first treatment will be traditional seasonal flu vaccine, while the second will be some kind of “novel” flu vaccine containing different adjuvants (which are the main safety concern).


Canada has said that it may need to “verify eligibility” for vaccination.

“Planners need to develop methods of identifying the numbers for each population subgroup and how best to confirm inclusion in a particular subgroup at the level of the immunization clinic.” (Canadian pandemic plan)

Greece has said that everyone will be required to register. So clearly there may be some kind of identification and/or registration in Canada and possibly the issuance of vaccination certificates, the non-possession of which some are concerned could be used to deny various services — such as health insurance, day care, or employment — and thus effectively force people to accept vaccination.

Economic and social disruption

There is speculation that at least for the duration of the global vaccination program there could be widespread chaos and disruption, which would undoubtedly have an economic impact. Sick or quarantined people may not be able to work, people may refuse to go to work for their own protection, and travel may be seriously restricted, especially internationally. Some news stories have been encouraging small businesses to make contingency plans. We already saw some examples of air travel interruptions in April and May. It is not clear whether travel restrictions, such as highway check points, might apply within countries. There have also been hints from Sweden that the Internet may be shut down during the vaccination program.

New Brunswick’s pandemic plan anticipates “disruption of essential services.” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, has said that “depending on the severity of the outbreak, community mitigation could involve more systematic means of social distancing, including limits on large gatherings and, if necessary and appropriate, temporary school or workplace closures.”

The disruption of business as usual will likely force people to make do with less, to do more things for themselves, to obtain more goods and services locally, and to spend more time at home — all things that perhaps we should be doing anyway, for our health, for the environment, and for a better society.

Full article HERE

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

UFOs, alien abductions on ABC

US Intelligence ExaminerFred Burks

UFOs, alien abductions in ABC News video
(AP Photo/Eric Draper)
UFOs and alien abductions were recently featured in a primetime ABC News special titled "Alien Abduction: An Exploration of the Human Mind." Part one of this ABC documentary, titled "Abduction by Aliens: Meet the Believers," is available at this link.

Though this video documentary does question the reality of both UFOs and alien abductions, the numerous cases of normal, respected individuals featured are quite persuasive. For the first time ever by any major media source, ABC News has presented alien abduction from UFOs as a phenomenon worthy of public discussion.

For decades the mass media largely either ignored or ridiculed any person or group who believed in UFOs. And those who claimed to have been abducted by aliens were treated as nothing less than nutcases. The few solid reports raising real questions on UFOs were often buried in obscure pages of the newspaper.

As just one glaring example among many, on Feb. 28, 1960, former CIA chief Roscoe Hillenkoetter publicly stated, "Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense." This astonishing news from one of the most powerful men in government was reported in the New York Times, yet the article was buried on page L30 of the Sunday paper. Click here to learn more and to read this fascinating article in the archives of the Times.

As recently as May 9, 2001 at the prestigious National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 22 highly respected government and military witnesses testified on their personal involvement in a major UFO cover-up to a large hall filled with major media reporters. Yet the media reports of this landmark event, sponsored by the Disclosure Project, mostly laughed it off or failed to cover it at all. You can read the riveting statements of these and other associated Disclosure Project witnesses at this link.

Yet in the last few years, the media has gradually been changing its tune. CNN's Larry King began a series of shows asking hard questions on the UFO subject in late 2007. King's guests, who had remarkable experiences with UFOs, included a former astronaut, a former state governor, and key military officers who stood nothing to gain from testifying.

On May 14th this year, the New York Times published its first-ever article supportive of the UFO movement, which you can read about at this link. Then just last month, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, was quoted by ABC stating "the UFO phenomenon is real." And now ABC Primetime has aired this amazingly balanced video on alien abductions and UFOs. Thanks to the untiring efforts of numerous pioneers in the UFO movement, the major media appear to finally be engaging in serious discussion of the topic of UFOs and alien abduction.

There are many courageous individuals who have made powerful contributions which helped to bring this about. Dr. John Mack risked his career as a respected Harvard professor and a Pulitzer-prize winning writer when he published serious studies and several books on the alien abduction phenomenon. His documentary on the topic, Touched, is a classic.

Dr. Steven M. Greer gave up a lucrative career as the medical director of an emergency room at a large hospital to focus on bringing the UFO issue into public light. His successful Disclosure Project turned me and many thousands of others from skeptics to believers in 2001 with his National Press Club event. Many other dedicated individuals have sacrificed career and reputation to bring legitimacy to this important field.

The majority of these researchers believe the aliens overall are benign to friendly. Testimony by several government witnesses has described UFO craft disabling nuclear warheads in an apparent message of the danger of these weapons to the future of our planet. Following a prime directive not unlike that of Star Trek, the aliens may be waiting for us to stop our warring ways before the make their existence fully known.

Now it's your turn to play a key role in spreading the word. As ever increasing numbers of people learn about UFOs and the potential for transformation that they bring, the time draws ever closer when we can usher in a new epoch in human relations with our surrounding galaxy and universe. What an exciting time to be alive!

For a detailed essay with reliable information (follow the links provided) on the deeper meaning of UFOs and their involvement with our planet, click here. The box below also provides several ideas on what you can do to educate yourself further and spread the news. And finally, we invite you to comment below the box and let us know about your own experiences. Have you ever had an encounter with a UFO or been abducted? We welcome your stories.


The Black Sheep tries to warn its friends with the truth it has seen, unfortunately herd mentality kicks in for the Sheeple, and they run in fear from the black sheep and keep to the safety of their flock.

Having tried to no avail to awaken his peers, the Black Sheep have no other choice but to unite with each other and escape the impending doom.

What color Sheep are you?