Crisis News

March 2009

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> The covert war on UK teens – and its aims
> Intelligence from torture ‘can save lives’
> Psychiatry Still Uses Electroshock Therapy on Children
> „We’re All In This Together” – No we are not, that’s the point.
> Israel Accused Of Air Strike On Sudan Convoy
> Bilderberg’s next meeting: in Athens
> GM ingredients detected in organic ‘GM free’ foods
> OBAMA AND THE NEW AGE
> MAINSTREAM MEDIA FINALLY CATCHING UP TO THE DEWEESE REPORT
> MEDIA COMPLICIT IN CREATING ECONOMIC CRISIS
> Israel treated its soldiers as guinea pigs’
> THE CRIMINALIZATION OF EVERYDAY LIFE
> EU presidency: US and UK economic recovery plans are ‘a way to hell’
> British PM Savaged At EU Meeting: ‘You Have Run Out Of Our Money’; ‘Pathalogically Unable to Accept Responsibility’
> Czechs ‘have obligation’ to pass Lisbon Treaty despite government’s collapse
> London Police Encourage Citizens To Report Contents Of Each Others’ Bins To Prevent Terrorism
> Oh Goody- Obama attempts to appoint another Goldman Sachs exec who worked with Phil Gramm
> Don’t Do a Google Image Search for “Agent Orange”
> ‘I’m having a very good crisis,’ says Soros as hedge fund managers make billions off recession
> Russia plans military upgrade to match Nato

Russia plans to boost both conventional armed forces and nuclear forces to counter a growing threat from Nato, President Dmitry Medvedev said yesterday, raising the spectre of a military confrontation between Moscow and the west. In a hawkish speech to Russia’s top generals, Medvedev said Russia intended to upgrade the army and navy from 2011. Strategic nuclear forces would also be overhauled in an effort to guarantee the country’s security.

> House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill

The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act, was passed yesterday by a 321-105 margin and now goes to the Senate.

Obama climate plan costs $2 trillion

President Obama’s climate plan could cost industry close to $2 trillion, nearly three times the White House’s initial estimate of the so-called “cap-and-trade” legislation, according to Senate staffers who were briefed by the White House… “We all looked at each other like, ‘Wow, that’s a big number,’” said a top Republican staffer who attended the meeting…

US is Already Bankrupt: Analyst

Technically, the U.S. is already bankrupt because it has a debt that is almost four times the size of its economy, says Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Wealth Management. He tells CNBC’s Amanda Drury & Sri Jegarajah that the U.S. is at risk of hyperinflation.

Volcker and the Mother of All Finanical Crises

It was a moment of brazen honesty. On February 20, the don of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former chair of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, told a conference at Columbia University’s Center for Capitalism and Society that, in essence, we’re screwed. Volcker said the crash of 2008 might be “the mother of all financial crises… I don’t remember any time, maybe even the Great Depression, when things went down quite so fast, quite so uniformly around the world.”

NEW ANTI ZIONIST PARTY LAUNCHED

In an attampt to rid it’s country from the contol of Zionist Lobby Groups and organizations, France has launched it’s new Anti Zionist Political Party called „Parti Anti Sioniste.”

Another twist for the unemployed: Debit card fees

If you’re out of work like Steve Lippe, who was laid off from his job as a salesman in January, you know you already have problems. But looking at the fine print that came with his new unemployment debit card, he became livid. „A $1.50 [fee] here, a $1.50 there,” he said. „Forty cents for a balance inquiry. Fifty cents to have your card denied. Thirty-five cents to have your account accessed by telephone.”

When Is It Going To Be Enough, America?

Dear, dear, America, When is it going to be enough? Haven’t you been disrespected, marginalized, misdirected, demeaned, disregarded, ignored, insulted, bullshitted, deliberately misinformed, uninformed, manipulated, controlled, cheated, lied to, poisoned, killed and generally just plane old screwed for long enough? I’m really starting to wonder about you. Why isn’t all that enough for you America? Yoo Hoo! Are you in here?

Mindless Jingoism Supporting Wars of Imperial Conquest

The UK state has unleashed a criminal military onslaught on people who were no threat to us, interfered with and disrupted their lives and effectively stolen their country, their dignity and their right to be free from bombardment and foreign military occupation. As witnessed in the UK press, those who protest against ‘our boys’ returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are painted as unreasonable extremists, when those very troops, the enforcement arm of the UK state, have absolutely no right under international law to set foot in what were, prior to 2003, sovereign states. In response to these flagrant violations of the UN Charter by their armed forces, the UK population seem either willfully apathetic or actively gung-ho, displaying a sickeningly mindless jingoism which harks back to the Wehrmacht parades of the Third Reich.

Mullen sketches out ‘US strike’ on Iran

In a weekend interview with Charlie Rose, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said although he is concerned with the ‘consequences’ of a military action against Iran, the army could rely on a ‘very strong strategic reserve’. „We have the capacity to do it but we are stretched. My ground forces are very stressed, very worn… On the other hand we’ve got a very strong strategic reserve in our Air Force and in our Navy and in fact that’s a part of the world, it’s a maritime part of the world, where the emphasis would certainly be on those two forces,” explained Adm. Mullen.

Israel to raze 1,700 Palestinian homes

Speaking at a Sunday press conference in Jerusalem, Sheikh Raed Salah, who leads the Islamic Movement, revealed the demolition plan, saying the move would leave more than 17,000 Palestinians homeless in East Jerusalem. He also warned the situation on the ground was the most dangerous since Israel’s illegal annexation of the area in 1967.

Global trade collapsing

For a while, some analysts held out hope that the rest of the world would be spared the devastation of the collapse of the great American credit bubble. The global economy had de-coupled, they said. America’s problems were her own. No one is saying that any more. In fact, the latest evidence shows that global trade flows are plunging at an alarming rate.

Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth

It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama’s high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Indeed, a detailed look at recent survey data shows that the opposite is most likely true. The American people are coming to express increasingly significant doubts about his initiatives, and most likely support a different agenda and different policies from those that the Obama administration has
advanced.

NATO’s Global Mission Creep

NATO, the main overseas arm of the U.S. military-industrial complex, just keeps expanding. Its
original raison d’être, the supposedly menacing Soviet bloc, has been dead for twenty years. But like the
military-industrial complex itself, NATO is kept alive and growing by entrenched economic interests, institutional inertia and an official mindset resembling paranoia, with think tanks looking around desperately for “threats”.

Nobody listens to the real climate change experts

The minds of world leaders are firmly shut to anything but the fantasies of the scaremongers, says Christopher Booker. Considering how the fear of global warming is inspiring the world’s politicians to put forward the most costly and economically damaging package of measures ever imposed on mankind, it is obviously important that we can trust the basis on which all this is being proposed. Last week two international conferences addressed this issue and the contrast between them could not have been starker.

Bilderbergers excite conspiracists

The highest levels of the Obama administration are infested with members of a shadowy, elitist cabal intent on installing a one-world government that subverts the will of the American people.
It sounds crazy, but that’s what a group of very persistent conspiracy theorists insists, and they point to
President Obama’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, as the latest piece of evidence supporting their claims.

UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination

UK press reports today show UK’s New Labour Government appears to have placed control of UK vaccination programmes from 1 April 2009 in practical effect into the hands of the drug industry and introduced what is potentially a compulsory vaccination law without Parliamentary debate under The Health Protection (Vaccination) Regulations 2009.

DANGERS OF LOW ENERGY LIGHTBULBS

SERIOUS concerns were raised yesterday about the toxic effects of energy-saving lightbulbs.
Doctors say scores of people are coming forward with skin complaints after being exposed to the ultra-violet light emitted by the new-style bulbs. And the mercury powder inside them makes handling a broken bulb extremely dangerous.

Knock, knock: it’s the council bin snoops

HOUSEHOLDERS are facing “re-education” home visits for producing too much rubbish after figures released under freedom of information laws revealed that councils have quietly microchipped 2m bins.
The chips can be used to record the amount of rubbish families are throwing away. Those recycling too little will be sent warning leaflets, then visited by council officials who will advise on cutting waste.

Giving The Fingerprint: Home Law Raises Concern

Real estate certainly has its risks and fraud is a growing problem, but now there’s a new law that’s supposed to protect buyers. As CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports the new law will also place an unusual burden on the seller. Fingerprinting is something we often associate with crime. So the fact that Cook County home sellers will soon have to provide a thumb print left some people shocked. „I wouldn’t like that at all. I don’t think that’s necessary,” said Chicagoan Donald Hayes.

Savage: “Obama appointees actually have almost the same exact policies as the Nazi Party did”

Michael “Savage” Weiner, corporate media talk show host and former beatnik, has told his audience that Obama’s appointees are following the policies of the Nazis. Savage, a former Bush supporter and notorious carnival barker for the false right-left paradigm (and neocon Muslim-hater), does not bother to call out a single Obama appointee by name. Instead, in the audio clip here, Weiner concentrates on Obama’s “green shirts,” an allusion to Hitler’s SA brown shirts.

World will agree new climate deal, says Al Gore

Al Gore, the former US vice-president, delivers an upbeat assessment of the global response to climate change today, saying he believes a „political tipping point” has been reached which will enable leaders to avert environmental catastrophe.

Police Trained Nationwide That Informed Americans Are Domestic Terrorists

A secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center lists Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag and equates them with radical race hate groups and terrorists. This is merely the latest example in an alarming trend which confirms that law enforcement across the country is being trained that American citizens are a dangerous enemy.

Cops Arrest Priest For Filming Them

A Roman Catholic priest who monitors law enforcement treatment of minorities with a video camera released footage that appears to contradict the police account of his own arrest.

Georgia ready to host a US base

Georgia is ready to consider hosting a US military base if it gets such a proposal from the American Administration, Georgia’s Foreign Minister said. Grigol Vashadze, who is now paying a four-day visit to Japan, made the announcement in an interview to the Japanese Nikkei newspaper, Itar-Tass news agency reports. “Currently we do not have consultations on this issue with the US, but we are ready to consider it seriously,” Vashadze said.

Washington Plans Global NATO To Replace UN

Barack Obama’s administration sees NATO as the nucleus for a global organization of democracies that will eventually replace the United Nations, believes an influential Russian newspaper.
Washington wants NATO to be expanded by inviting counties like Australia, Japan, Brazil and South Africa and become a global organization tackling not only security issues but also epidemics and human rights, reports Kommersant daily on Friday. The next US Ambassador to NATO Ivo H. Daalder is a great supporter of this idea.

Mr. Iran envisions ‘major’ war in coming months

According to a report carried by Debka, which is believed to have close links to the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, Bibi is planning to settle for a provisional administration before calling for another early election in six months. „His main consideration is that Israel expects to be embroiled in a major military confrontation in the next few months with Iran, Hamas or Hezbollah – or all three at once,” read the Debka report.”A national emergency” would then compel Israeli rivals to join Bibi’s government, unnamed political sources were quoted as saying.

Russia gives in to US enticement on S-300s?

Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a source familiar with the issue as saying on Tuesday that the Kremlin may freeze a controversial deal to supply Iran with the sophisticated missile system.
„Such a possibility is not excluded. The question must be decided at a political level, especially as the contract was worked out on a purely commercial basis,” the unnamed source said.

Bailout money is flowing abroad

Study casts doubt on the effectiveness of Bank of England’s ‘quantitative easing’ policy.
Much of the new money the Bank of England has „printed” to stimulate the UK economy is ending up abroad where it will be of no benefit to UK households and businesses, according to an analysis of the Bank’s „quantitative easing” programme.

Pentagon Seeks Fleet Of Massive DARPA Spy Blimps

The Pentagon has announced intentions to launch an entire fleet of giant 450-foot-long airships which will act as a massive airborne radar system providing perpetual surveillance of vehicles, planes and people on the ground. The Pentagon said Thursday that it intends to spend $400 million to develop a giant dirigible that will operate on hydrogen fuel cells and solar panels, floating 65,000 feet above the Earth for 10 years, reports the LA TImes.

‘Hoodies, louts, scum’: how media demonises teenagers

The portrayal of teenage boys as „yobs” in the media has made the boys wary of other teenagers, according to new research. Figures show more than half of the stories about teenage boys in national and regional newspapers in the past year (4,374 out of 8,629) were about crime. The word most commonly used to describe them was „yobs” (591 times), followed by „thugs” (254 times), „sick” (119 times) and „feral” (96 times).

President Barack Obama: A Fraud You Can Believe In

I doubted he was the Messiah, but now I’m not sure. When a president can be the greatest wealth destroyer in history and still maintain high approval ratings, maybe he does have supernatural powers. What’s more he is god-like. It is said God so loved the poor that he made many of them; Mr. Obama is almost outdoing God by turning so many into poor people.

The End Of Money

As our world shakes and reels from the shock waves of the current financial crisis; there are still those who believe naively that what is now occurring is part of some cyclical `ebb and flow` in the evolution of the worlds financial markets, which will in time, begin to recover and once again, the good times will return. I have some bad news for those `optimists`! There will be no recovery. What is happening now is as David Icke has written at length, part of a grand strategy to create a New World Order, a `One World State` with a World Government, World Army, World Bank, World Currency, World Religion and a vastly reduced population of micro chipped slaves. Money as we know it will soon cease to exist. In it’s place will be `Electronic Money`, initially utilised via `Biometric ID Cards` being introduced at the moment in the UK and elsewhere, which in turn will be replaced by `Personal Microchips` replete with RFID technology. This `progress` will be sold to the public on the basis of being to everyone’s advantage. Never again will our children be vulnerable to `capture and abuse` for we will know where they are at all times (as will the State for the rest of their lives) and our `money` will be `un-stealable` (except by the State).

HANANIA: Israel violates Free Trade Agreement as US loses $71 billion

Free trade agreements (FTAs) are supposed to help American businesses improve their profits, create more jobs and build their industries by opening new markets for export of their products with foreign countries under rules based trade. The US has FTAs with 20 foreign nations, including six added in 2006, Bahrain, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Morocco, and Nicaragua. Israel lobbied for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement with the US in 1984 and it was approved in 1985. But since then, according to a study conducted by the Washington DC based Institute for Research: Middle East Policy (IRmep) of documents released only last year, the United States has lost more than $71 billion in the deal and the equivalent of an average of 100,000 jobs in each of the past 10 years alone. This is a staggering discovery considering that the United States is today in one of the worst economic depressions in its history and that the American unemployment rate continues to rise, now past 8.2 percent nationwide.

SPP: Updating the Militarization and Annexation of North America

The title refers to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), also known as the North American Union – formerly launched at a March 23, 2005 Waco, Texas meeting attended by George Bush, Mexico’s President Vincente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. It’s for a tri-national agreement, below the radar, for greater economic, political, and security integration with secret business and government working groups devising binding policies with no public knowledge or legislative debate.
In short, it’s a military-backed corporate coup d’etat against the sovereignty of three nations, their populations and legislative bodies. It’s a dagger through the heart of democratic freedom in all three, yet the public is largely unaware of what’s happening.

Destabilizing Mexico

Attorney General Eric Holder stated on February 25, 2009 that Mexican drug cartels pose a national security threat, and issued a direct warning to these cartels that they will be destroyed. The warning came as the attorney general and acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart announced the completion of the final phase of DEA’s „Operation Xcellerator,” which targeted the Sinaloa cartel, a major western Mexico drug operation that has been expanding its reach into the United States . [1]. Meanwhile, the blood shed in the Mexican cities continues to be extensive and has expanded its tentacles of violence to various cities in Mexico. Lawlessness, corruption, murders, decapitations, and kidnappings have taken the Mexican cities by a storm, giving rise to a new radical group calling itself the Juarez Citizens Command that is threatening to strike back against lawlessness that has gripped Mexico for a long time. The group stated that they are going to strike back by killing one criminal a day until order and peace is restored. Similar groups are popping up all across Mexico. [2].

Financial Crisis is Nothing Compared with Terror of Global Warming Says Crackpot Prince Charles

RIO DE JANEIRO: The current global financial crisis is „nothing” compared to the impact of climate change, Britain’s Prince Charles warned as he called for urgent environmental protection measures.
„We are, I fear, at a defining moment in the world’s history,” he told a meeting of Brazilian business leaders and officials in Rio de Janeiro halfway through a Latin America tour yesterday.
„The global recession is far worse than any seen for generations,” he said, adding that growing demand for energy and food created the potential for „political uncertainty in every continent.”
But more menacing, he said, was that „the threat of catastrophic climate change calls into question humanity’s continued survival on the planet.”

BBC hacks into thousands of PCs

The BBC has deliberately hacked into 22,000 PCs to prove the power of botnets, and the damage that can be done with a network of compromised computers.Click – BBC News’ technology programme – with the help of anti-virus company Prevx, took over thousands of computers in order to demonstrate a growing problem in the modern world.

All travel plans to be tracked by Government

Anyone departing the UK by land, sea or air will have their trip recorded and stored on a database for a decade. Passengers leaving every international sea port, station or airport will have to supply detailed personal information as well as their travel plans. So-called „booze crusiers” who cross the Channel for a couple of hours to stock up on wine, beer and cigarettes will be subject to the rules.

HAARP BLUEBEAM in RUSSIA? – Video

Pushing Eugenics as „Smart Science”

Bioethicist Jacob M. Appel, who has written that mentally ill people should not be denied the „opportunities” to commit assisted suicide, now pushes mandatory pre-implatation genetic testing in all IVF fertility treatments in order to weed out the unfit (my term) and for whom care would be expensive. But don’t call it eugenics

Shredding the Constitution

“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” –James Madison

Pathologising dissent? Now that’s Orwellian

University departments, serious authors, think-tanks and radical activists are embracing the ‘psychological disorder’ view of climate change scepticism. At Columbia University in New York, the Global Roundtable on Public Attitudes to Climate Change studies the ‘completely baffling’ response of the public to the threat of climate change, exploring why the public has been ‘so slow to act’ despite the ‘extraordinary information’ provided by scientists. Apparently, our slack response is partly a result of our brain’s inability to assess ‘pallid statistical information’ in the face of fear (4).

Gaza: Border Areas Bombed Again

„Israel is still regularly launching air strikes on the border area,” Ibrahim Mansour, political analyst and executive editor-in-chief of independent daily Al-Dustour told IPS. „Such attacks represent a violation of all international rules and agreements, including the Egypt-Israel Camp David peace agreement.”

UK hotels on high terror alert

BRITAIN is on high alert for a Mumbai-style terrorist attack on a top hotel, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith revealed yesterday. She told MPs that security chiefs have been training staff at major hotels on how to cope with a terror hit. Ministers, police and security services are urgently reviewing the UK’s counter-terrorism plans to beef up protection around hotels and other public buildings.

Obama Signs Spending Bill, Breaks Yet Another Promise

In a not-so-surprising move today, President Obama signed into a law a „an imperfect spending bill” worth $410 billion. According to an article released by the Associated Press, the bill was signed in private and Obama took no questions from the press regarding the bill or its signing. President Obama did, however, release a „signing statement”, citing constitutional concerns within certain elements of the bill. But in a show of hypocracy this week, Obama criticized President Bush for frequently releasing such statements upon signing such bills into law.

Hersh: Cheney Ran SS-Style Political Assassination Unit

Hersh told a University of Minnesota audience on Tuesday, “After 9/11, I haven’t written about this yet, but the Central Intelligence Agency was very deeply involved in domestic activities against people they thought to be enemies of the state. Without any legal authority for it. They haven’t been called on it yet.” Hersh then went on to describe how the Joint Special Operations Command was an executive assassination unit that carried out political`assassinations abroad. . “It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently,” he explained. “They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. … Congress has no oversight of it.”

Psychiatric Drug Use of German School Shooter Confirmed

Behind the scenes, I already knew from an industry source that Kretschmer had undergone psychiatric „treatment,” but I could not name that source and thus chose not to publish that fact until it could be further corroborated. But today, the Associated Press confirms it. In a story widely published across the ‘net (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090312…), police investigator Siegfried Mahler states on the record that the shooter (Kretschmer) „underwent several treatment sessions for depression at a psychiatric clinic” and was „…prescribed a session of outpatient therapy, which he never began.”

Australians refused insurance because of poor genes

AUSTRALIANS have been refused insurance protection because of their genetic make-up, researchers have shown in the first study in the world to provide proof of genetic discrimination. Most cases were found to relate to life insurance. In one instance, a man with a faulty gene linked to a greater risk of breast and prostate cancer was denied income protection and trauma insurance that would have let him claim if he developed other forms of cancer.

Chocolate tax call in obesity fight

Family doctor David Walker believes that chocolate is a „major player” in the problem of the country’s expanding waistlines. Taxing the treat would raise its profile as an unhealthy food which can contribute to weight-related conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and back pain, the Lanarkshire GP will tell doctors at a conference in Clydebank.

Pakistan Locks up Hundreds in Bid to Silence Protests

In a move compared to the authoritarian tactics used by the former president Pervez Musharraf, police carried out pre-dawn raids across Punjab province and used British colonial-era legislation to impose a ban on any gatherings of more than four people.

Excessive Television for Teens Raises Risk of Depression as Adults

Teenagers today are spending more and more time slouched on a couch in front of the electronic box – although nowadays it’s rather too flat to really be called a box anymore – called a television. And a recent University of Pittsburg and Harvard Medical School study has found that TV time for teens could elevate their risk of becoming depressed adults.

Israel to use ‘anti-Semitic’ card against Chavez?

Tel Aviv embarks on a quest to turn its allies against Caracas after President Hugo Chavez ordered a break in diplomacy with Israel. Israel’s Foreign Ministry has been urging fifteen different states to pressure the outspoken president to „rein in a recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks against Venezuela’s Jews,” Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported on Wednesday.

U.S. official: Obama won’t cut military aid to Israel

U.S. President Barack Obama will not cut the billions of dollars in military aid promised to Israel, a senior U.S. administration official said Wednesday. The $30 billion in aid promised to Israel over the next decade will not be harmed by the world financial crisis, the official told Israel Radio. He spoke on condition of anonymity.

After attacks, Europe hurries to tighten gun laws. As David Icke would say: PROBLEM – REACTION – SOLUTION

Several European countries have restricted gun laws in the wake of school massacres, gang violence and other gun-related crimes: Finland announced plans Wednesday to impose stricter restrictions on firearms, including raising the minimum age for handgun ownership from 15 to 20. The proposal was prompted by two school massacres within a year in which lone gunmen opened fire on classmates and teachers.

Iran not moving on bomb, say US spies

IRAN has not produced the highly enriched uranium necessary for a nuclear weapon and has not decided to do so, US intelligence officials told Congress. This assessment contrasts with a stark Israeli warning days earlier that Iran had crossed the „technological threshold” in its pursuit of the bomb.

Monsanto’s dream bill, HR 875 – You don’t have the right to grow your own food

HR 875, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto. The bill is monstrous on level after level – the power it would give to Monsanto, the criminalization of seed banking, the prison terms and confiscatory fines for farmers, the 24 hours GPS tracking of their animals, the easements on their property to allow for warrantless government entry, the stripping away of their property rights, the imposition by the filthy, greedy industrial side of anti-farming international „industrial” standards to independent farms – the only part of our food system that still works, the planned elimination of farmers through all these means.

Top-level talks continue on US-led military intervention in Sri Lanka

Further evidence has emerged confirming that top-level discussions are underway involving Washington, Colombo and New Delhi over an American-led military intervention in northern Sri Lanka on the pretext of evacuating civilians trapped by the island’s civil war. Speaking to a group of South Asian journalists last weekend, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher was asked about press reports in Colombo revealing plans for a marine expeditionary brigade attached to Pacific Command (PACOM) to be sent to Sri Lanka.

Fatah arrests Hamas, jihad members

Hamas and Islamic Jihad say Fatah has started a massive arrest operation against their members in the West Bank, amid reconciliation talks. Islamic Jihad said on Wednesday that 30 members of the movement were arrested by security forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction in recent days.

US after 1 million potential terrorists

The suspects, 380,000 of whom are said to be aliens, risk travel bans and different security checks. Over the past two years, chance matches has prompted 51,000 complaints by the people who had faced unexpected inspection at the airports and border posts. The compilation, however, is referred to as ‘progress’ in counterterrorism efforts. An estimated 40,000 are annually added to the record.

US Continues Military Encirclement Of Russia

Since then prominent Washington officials have repeated their intention to reset, reboot and so forth relations with Russia but have, starting with Biden at Munich, not relented in any substantive manner on any of the behaviors and projects that have antagonized Moscow.

EU Tax on Livestock Farts

Proposals to tax the flatulence of cows and other livestock have been denounced by farming groups in the Irish Republic and Denmark. A cow tax of €13 per animal has been mooted in Ireland, while Denmark is discussing a levy as high as €80 per cow to offset the potential penalties each country faces from European Union legislation aimed at combating global warming.

Nicolas Sarkozy ignores enemy fire as he marches France back into Nato

On the political front, however, critics say that Mr Sarkozy is renouncing an independent status that was followed by French presidents of all stripes since de Gaulle. Even members of his own Gaullist camp are accusing him of selling out a cherished heritage

Over 1,200 Tibetans missing after crackdown

More than 1,200 Tibetans are still missing since a Chinese crackdown on the region after protests in March last year, a report by the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) said on Monday. Security forces arrested thousands of Tibetans, often seizing them in the middle of the night on flimsy evidence of being „splittist” and tortured them, the new report said.

How much of AIG’s bailout/handout is financing Israeli mortgages in Jerusalem & the West Bank?

As of March 4, 2009, the American taxpayer has bailed out American International Group (AIG) to the tune of $163 billion (assuming that the Federal Reserve and the Federal gubmint are to be believed on anything anymore). On March 3, 2009, this exchange took place in the august and hallowed halls of what used to be known as the Congress of a Constitutional Republic: With One Word, Bernanke Reveals Who Actually Runs the Country: Senator Sanders: “Will you tell the American people to whom you lent $2.2 trillion of their dollars?” Ben Bernanke: “No.”

The Federal Reserve is Bankrupt

The Federal Reserve is bankrupt for all intents and purposes. The same goes for the Bank of England! This article will focus largely on the Fed, because the Fed is the „financial land-mine”. How long can someone who has stepped on a landmine, remain standing – hours, days? Eventually, when he is exhausted and his legs give way, the mine will just explode!The shadow banking system has not only stepped on the land-mine, it is carrying such a heavy load (trillions of toxic wastes) that sooner or later it will tilt, give way and trigger off the land-mine![1]

Chuck Norris claims thousands of right wing cell groups exist and will rebel against U.S. government

The call by some right wing leaders for rebellion and for the military to refuse the commander in chief’s orders is joined by Chuck Norris who claims that thousands of right wing cell groups have organized and are ready for a second American Revolution. During an appearance on the Glen Beck radio show he promised that if things get any worse from his point of view he may “run for president of Texas.” The martial artist/actor/activist claims that Texas was never formally a part of the United States in the first place and that if rebellion is to come through secession Texas would lead the way.

Highway robbery? Texas police seize black motorists’ cash, cars

You can drive into this dusty fleck of a town near the Texas-Louisiana border if you’re African-American, but you might not be able to drive out of it—at least not with your car, your cash, your jewelry or other valuables. That’s because the police here allegedly have found a way to strip motorists, many of them black, of their property without ever charging them with a crime. Instead they offer out-of-towners a grim choice: voluntarily sign over your belongings to the town, or face felony charges of money laundering or other serious crimes.

Intel nominee Freeman drops out of running

Retired diplomat Charles W. Freeman Jr. has put a halt to his nomination to chair the National Intelligence Council. „Critics have seized on retired ambassador Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman’s ties to Saudi Arabia and views on human rights in China to argue against his appointment as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), but Freeman’s defenders charge that their real aim is to impose an ideological litmus test on top government officials and ensure a continued policy of reflexive US support for Israel,” reported the Asia Times.

Israel is promoting missile sales to India in a creepy video

The Israeli arms firm Rafael displayed this Bollywood dance number-based marketing video at the recently held Aero India 2009 in Bangalore.

California Raw Almonds Must be Treated, Judge Rules

Mmm hmm. Oh, just wait for HR 875. Your clone burger with genetically engineered freedom fries and synthetic pHood perfumes—to hide the rancid smells—will be A-OK. But raw, whole foods that haven’t been saturated in carcinogens, cooked or irradiated… to render them “safe”… This is enemy combatant stuff.

Pentagon knowingly exposed troops to cancer-causing chemicals, document shows

A newly leaked military document appears to show the Pentagon knowingly exposed US troops to toxic chemicals that cause cancer, while publicly downplaying the risks exposure might cause.
The document, written by an environmental engineering flight commander in December of 2006 and posted on Wikileaks (PDF) on Tuesday, details the risks posed to US troops in Iraq by burning garbage at a US airbase. It enumerates myriad risks posed by the practice and identifies various carcinogens released by incinerating waste in open-air pits.

Civil Unrest in America?

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor and early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, has warned that civil unrest on American soil is a possibility that should not be dismissed. Brzezinski explains that „[the United States is] going to have millions and millions of unemployed, people really facing dire straits. And we’re going to be having that for some period of time before things hopefully improve. And at the same time there is public awareness of this extraordinary wealth that was transferred to a few individuals at levels without historical precedent in America…” Brzezinski concludes with this noteworthy remark „…hell, there could be even riots”.

Lisbon Treaty allows for Death Penalty across EU – The „‘Summer of Rage” could be Lethal

On 20th Feb 2008 a caucus meeting was held at the German Parliament in Munich to discuss the Lisbon Treaty. At this meeting a previously unmentioned paragraph was bought to light by Professor Schachtschneider, Humanities Faculty -University of Nuremberg. Professor Schachtschneider, explained that the undisclosed paragraph means on ratification of the Lisbon Treaty the DEATH PENALTY will be reintroduced to Europe. The Death Penalty will be applicable for the crimes of RIOTING, CIVIL UPHEAVAL and DURING WAR. (When are we not at war and who will define riot and upheaval?)

Obama Looking at Military Options in Mexico

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said that during the briefing Obama also underscored his admiration for the work Mexican President Felipe Calderon was undertaking to stem violence. … There are signs the violent competition among Mexican drug and smuggling cartels is spilling across the border, as cities in Arizona report increases in such crimes as home invasions. More than 700 people were arrested as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating inside the United States, the Justice Department said last month.

NZ Plugs Into Secret Pentagon Intranet

A leaked American study into military actions in Afghanistan reveals New Zealand is now plugged into the world’s most secret intranet, allowing access to the Pentagon’s battle plans.
“Secret Internet Protocol Router Network”, or SIPRNET, is a sophisticated alternative to the internet, allowing New Zealand frigate control rooms and armoured vehicles access to material seen on generals’ desks in Washington.

Monsanto’s Uphill Battle in Germany

Business is booming worldwide for US biotech giant Monsanto but in Germany the company has encountered fierce resistance. A colorful alliance of beekeepers, anti-capitalism protestors and conservative politicians are in the process of chasing the global market leader out of the country.

US accused of causing one million Iraqi deaths

UN General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann is calling for an independent probe into human rights violations as a result of the US invasion of Iraq, Democracy Now! reported Thursday.
“Independent experts estimate that over one million Iraqis have lost their lives as a direct result of the illegal invasion of their country,” said UN General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann.

Trillions Have Dissappeared Into The Ether

Recently, a public radio host sponsored an economics professor from MIT. Since he was the former chief economist for the World Bank, you know that he was an Illuminist mouthpiece, a disinformation specialist for the powers of darkness. He was asked where all the money went that has been lost by the tens of trillions in various asset classes such as real estate and the stock market. He was asked if it just disappeared into the ether, and he said basically that this is in fact what happened, like there were no winners, but only losers as the values of assets plummeted. He does not want you to know about where all the money really went.

Can you survive economic crisis? Booming preparedness industry says Americans are stockpiling

To some, the term „survivalist” conjures images of camouflage-clad men stockpiling freeze-dried food in a mountain cabin, but in the current economic crisis, the people quietly preparing to survive catastrophe may just be your next-door neighbors.

Gaza aid convoy attacked in Egypt

Gaza-bound aid convoy ‘Viva Palestina’ has been attacked in Egypt on its way to break a long imposed Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip. Several activists were injured after the attackers – claimed to be members of Palestinian Fatah faction – vandalized some of the cars in the convoy, Press TV reported Sunday. British lawmaker, George Galloway, who is traveling with the convoy said that Egyptian authorities did not protect the convoy despite their promises.”They are blocking us inside, but they don’t protect us.”

Scientists to be given power to decide on vaccinations

From next month, the health secretary will lose his power to rule which jabs should form part of a national programmes to immunise children against a host of diseases. Instead, a change in the law will mean recommendations from Government scientists on vaccinations must automatically be followed. Critics accused the Government of „passing the buck” over contentious decisions to an unelected committee which was answerable to no-one.

Prince Charles: 100 months to save the world

The Prince of Wales is to issue a stark warning that nations have „less than 100 months to act” to save the planet from irreversible damage due to climate change. Prince Charles will say that the need to tackle global warming is more urgent than ever before and that, even in a global recession, the world must not lose sight of the „bigger picture”. His warning will be delivered on Thursday in a keynote speech in Rio de Janeiro.

Exposed: the banks’ cosy ties to watchdog

A WHISTLEBLOWER has exposed how Britain’s financial watchdog allowed banks to influence the bonuses and career prospects of its staff. The Financial Services Authority (FSA), which presided over the banking collapse, gave financial institutions a formal role in determining the pay of the very regulators tasked with overseeing them. The disclosure unmasks the cosy relationships created when Gordon Brown swept away the Bank of England’s supervisory role in 1997, paving the way for the excesses of the credit boom to grow unchallenged.

Senators Ask Who Got Money From A.I.G.

A Senate panel told the Federal Reserve to identify all the parties made whole by the bailout of A.I.G. or forget about coming back to ask Congress for more rescue money.

The Obama Economy is Dow-ing down

As 2009 opened, three weeks before Barack Obama took office, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 9034 on January 2, its highest level since the autumn panic. Yesterday the Dow fell another 4.24% to 6763, for an overall decline of 25% in two months and to its lowest level since 1997. The dismaying message here is that President Obama’s policies have become part of the economy’s problem.

Israel illegally annexing East Jerusalem, says EU

A confidential EU report accuses the Israeli government of using settlement expansion, house demolitions, discriminatory housing policies and the West Bank barrier as a way of „actively pursuing the illegal annexation” of East Jerusalem.

Obama „channels” Cheney on warrantless wiretapping

The Obama Administration this week released its predecessor’s post-9/11 legal memoranda in the name of „transparency,” producing another round of feel-good Bush criticism. Anyone interested in President Obama’s actual executive-power policies, however, should look at his position on warrantless wiretapping. Dick Cheney must be smiling.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SUPERVISED BLOGGERS ENGAGE IN ID THEFT

A group of Bloggers supervised and paid by the Obama Administration posted recently that they have repeatedly contacted Medicaid attempting to obtain my medical information. This is, in case you did not know, a crime and constitutes ID Theft.The fact that these people openly admit that they have attempted to obtain Medical information from Medicaid should scare the hell out of Americans all across this Country.

Putin: Obama “Idiot” For Adopting Socialism

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has warned the Obama administration against adopting further socialism, saying Russian history clearly proves it is a recipe for failure. “Any fourth grade history student knows socialism has failed in every country, at every time in history,” said Putin. “President Obama and his fellow Democrats are either idiots or deliberately trying to destroy their own economy.”

International Women’s Day is turning into Hate Propaganda

IWD pretends to celebrate women but the poster (left) near my Winnipeg home shows an ugly, surly shrew brandishing a hammer. She looks demonically possessed. The caption reads, „if I only had a hammer..” She’d what? Hit men over the head? Tear down society? Smash women who want husbands and children?

Scientists say pandemic is certain

Many scientists are now sure that a version of H5N1, or the avian flu, will cause a pandemic in the future. While speaking to health officials at the National Emergency Management Summit Thursday, several experts said the issue was no longer an „if” issue, it was now „when.” Without knowing when a pandemic will hit, many hospitals and the government are doing what they can to try to prepare the U.S. for the event.

Israeli warplanes await S-300 sale to Iran

As Iran’s quest to obtain the sophisticated Russian-made anti-aircraft missile system S-300 continues to spark controversy, a new „Presidential Task Force” report on Iran by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy warns about the consequences of Iran acquiring the weapon. The report says the potential transfer of the S-300 systems to Iran „gives rise to the grave risk that Israel could feel compelled to act before the cost of doing so is too high.”

Secret report recommends military shift in Afghanistan

The Pentagon is prepared to announce the deployment of 17,000 additional soldiers and Marines to Afghanistan as early as this week even as President Barack Obama is searching for his own strategy for the war. According to military officials during last week’s meeting with Defense Secretary Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon’s „tank,” the president specifically asked, „What is the end game?” in the U.S. military’s strategy for Afghanistan. When asked what the answer was, one military official told NBC News, „Frankly, we don’t have one.” But they’re working on it.

GOP senator foresees ‘bailout riots,’ and says DC students ‘end up’ in gangs

Days after he predicted there would be rioting from a public angry with all of the federal bailouts, Republican Senator Jim DeMint made another judgmentally-questionable statement –that students at D.C. public schools have a higher likelihood of joining gangs than of graudating from high school.

China – U.S. maritim conflict in South China Sea

In a dangerous high-seas game of chicken, five Chinese boats harassed and came perilously close to colliding with a U.S. Naval surveillance ship off the coast of Hainan Island Sunday, after the Chinese military ordered the ship to leave the area or „suffer the consequences.” The Navy dispatched a destroyer, the USS Chung-Hoon, to the vicinity as a precaution.

Police store photos of peaceful protesters on criminal database

The ­Metropolitan Police last night confirmed it uses a criminal database to hold private information about protesters, including those who have not been convicted or accused of any crime.
The records are said to contain photos obtained by video surveillance of rallies and meetings as well as details of the demonstrators’ political affiliations.

Retirement plans of millions of Britons at risk after Bank of England ‘prints money’

In a mere 24 hours the size of the pension deficits facing some of Britain’s biggest companies has jumped by around £100 billion to a record £390 billion – the equivalent of over £150,000 for every member of a final salary scheme. The increase is a direct result of the Bank’s announcement this week to create £150 billion and pour it directly into the financial system, experts said. The ballooning deficits sharply increase the chance that a swathe of companies shut down their pension schemes – not only for future employees but for those already paying into them.

Every step you take, we’ll be watching you

The Times set out yesterday to investigate the extent of Britain’s surveillance society. Are we really monitored constantly by CCTV cameras tracking our every move or have critics exaggerated the extent of Big Brother’s watchful eye? I followed an average London commuter’s journey from Angel, Islington, to The Times’s offices in Wapping, taking note of the cameras along the way. No fewer than nine CCTV cameras in and around the concourse of the Angel underground station captured me setting out as I turned into the heart of residential Islington.

Obama and Brown calling for a new World Order (video)

3 march 2009 – CNN Lou Dobbs Reports „Obama setting up for the New World Order”

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons

When it comes to the issue of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, there is an elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge and that elephant is Israel’s large nuclear bomb arsenal. First we went after non-existent nuclear weapons in Iraq and now we are consumed with the possibility that Iran might develop nuclear weapons in the future. But what nobody wants to talk about is the fact that Israel has had a secret nuclear weapons program for over 30 years that has produced well over 200 nuclear bombs.

Security in Pakistan ‘grave’ and endangering Britain, David Miliband says

„I think the safety of the UK and its citizens is at stake because, as the Prime Minister pointed out when he went to Pakistan after the Mumbai attack, the majority of terrorist attacks in Britain have links back to Pakistan or to the border area with Afghanistan,” he said. „There is obviously a large number of British troops and troops from other countries at direct risk in Afghanistan.”

Russia to outlaw criticism of WWII tactics

Sergei Shoigu, the respected emergency situations minister, has called for a law, based on Holocaust denial legislation in Germany, that would make it a criminal offence to suggest that the Soviet Union did not win the War. Mr Shoigu indicated that the legislation would also seek to punish eastern European or former Soviet states which deny they were liberated by the Red Army. The leaders of those countries could be banned from Russian soil, he said.

South Ossetia says Georgia building new firing positions near border

Georgia’s armed forces are building fortified structures near the border with South Ossetia, as well as new firing positions, the South Ossetian president said on Friday. „As of now, there are 35 Georgian armed checkpoints in the zone of European observers’ responsibility. Overall, there are about 2,500 armed people on the Georgian side in the conflict zone,” Eduard Kokoity said. He said Georgia’s actions „are a serious violation of the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreement.”

Political Leaders for 911 Truth

Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth (pl911truth.com) is today being launched as the latest formal group calling for a new investigation into the events of September 11, 2001. The organization is headed by Councilor (Senator) Yukihisa Fujita of Japan and former Senator Karen Johnson of Arizona. This initiative is formed around a petition asking President Obama „to authorize a new, truly independent, investigation to determine what happened on 9/11.” Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth thus joins other concerned citizens’ groups calling for a new investigation, including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth. Independent researchers from these professions have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that the official investigations have been cover-up operations.

Obama-linked think tank calls for US “nuclear umbrella” in Middle East

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ratcheted up bellicose US rhetoric against Iran Wednesday, accusing the country of funding „terrorism” and interfering in the internal affairs of states throughout the Middle East. Her statements coincided with the release of a report by a Washington think tank with ties to the Obama administration suggesting that the US should establish a „nuclear umbrella” over the region.

‘Iran unlike Israel is not a threat’

Eric Garris, founder of the US based antiwar website, says Iran unlike Israel, has never invaded a country nor has it threatened any. In an interview with Voice of America on Friday, Garris expressed his opposition to US policies in supporting Israel saying that Israel has been a hostile country, causing tension in the region.

George Osborne (Bilderberg): Britons partly to blame for financial crisis

The shadow chancellor will risk provoking the ire of families struggling to cope with the financial crisis by saying that the greed shown by banks was simply a reflection of the „worst excesses” of society as a whole. In a speech to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Mr Osborne will argue that it is only by making an „honest assessment” of the country’s problems that they can be resolved.


Companies ‘paid for secret database on troublemakers’

More than 40 companies, including some of Britain’s biggest construction firms, are facing legal action over claims that they paid a private detective to vet prospective employees. Balfour Beatty and Sir Robert McAlpine are among companies accused of paying to access a database of construction workers that listed details of trade union activities and work habits.

Fire Departments Offer Free Pizza as Pretense to Enter Homes

It sounds innocent enough. In Santa Barbara County, California, you’ll get a free Domino’s pizza if you allow the fire department to enter your house and check the fire alarm. Prior to September 11, 2001, and the establishment of the behemoth Department of Homeland Security, allowing firemen into your home would have been safe enough. Now you run the risk of being categorized as a terrorist.

Pakistan poses global security worry, says top US official

The top US diplomat in Kabul warned ­yesterday that Pakistan posed a bigger security challenge to America and the world than Afghanistan, as Islamabad grappled with the latest terrorist attack on its soil and the escalating Taliban ­insurgency on its north-western border.

Bank of America Says Bonus Disclosure Will Cause ‘Grave’ Harm

Disclosing the identities of Merrill Lynch & Co. employees who were paid $3.6 billion in bonuses just before the firm merged with Bank of America Corp. will cause “grave and irreparable harm,” said lawyers for the companies.

Confirmation Of Reality

We must deal with the facts as they are today-the United States of America is no longer the property of its citizens, and we no longer have a constitutional government-we need to come together and find a solution to these crimes that have been committed against us all. Use the free 800-numbers and deluge the Leahey committee with demands for actual reality. Tell the committee that unless they adhere to the US Constitution and take that god-damned gold-fringe of corporate ownership off the US flags in congress and in the hearings – then they will join those on the indicted lists.

Pakistan – Suspicions grow that attack was ‘inside job’

The numerous failings fuelled speculation that the attack might have been, at least in part, an „inside job”. In previous terror attacks in Pakistan, the perpetrators appeared to have considerable intelligence about their targets. Car bombers have struck at army and anti-terror police headquarters in the past two years without the slightest hindrance. The commando-style raid in Liberty Square drew comparisons with last November’s attacks in Mumbai, India, which were blamed on the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba group and other jihadist organisations which were deployed as proxies by the army to fight in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Auschwitz Survivor Claims Elie Wiesel is an Impostor

Miklos recalls that during this strange meeting, Elie Wiesel refused to show him the tattooed number on his arm, saying he didn`t want to exhibit his body. Miklos adds that Elie Wiesel showed his tattooed number afterward to an Israeli journalist who Miklos met and this journalist told Miklos that he didn`t have time to identify the number but… was certain it wasn`t a tattoo. Miklos says: – After that meeting with Elie Wiesel, I did research everywhere I could for twenty years and found out that the man calling himself Elie Wiesel has never been in a Nazi camp since he doesn`t figure on any official list of detainees.

Surprise Supreme Court Decision Ends Big Pharma’s Pre-Emption Bid for Legal Immunity

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Wyeth in the Diana Levine case, setting a crucial precedent in the battle against Big Pharma. The ruling ends an important part of the Big Pharma / FDA conspiracy racket that sought to market extremely dangerous (and even deadly) drugs while providing full legal immunity to drug companies, even when those companies actively lied about the safety of their drugs by hiding negative drug studies from the public and the FDA.

Schools put ‘Big Brother’ CCTV cameras in classrooms to monitor teachers’ performance

Schools are installing CCTV cameras and microphones in classrooms to spy on teachers.
The surveillance technology is being used to check that pupils are being taught well and to expose poor teachers. But the approach has provoked fury among teaching unions, who say the tactics smack of Big Brother.

‘Say please’ at U. S. border nets pepper spray

A Canadian who demanded courtesy from a U.S. border security guard says he was pepper sprayed and held in custody for three hours for asking the disrespectful officer to „say please” when ordering him to turn his car off during a search. „I refused to turn off the car until he said please. He didn’t. And he has the gun, I guess, so he sprayed me,” said Desiderio Fortunato, a Coquitlam, B.C., resident who frequently crosses the border to visit his second home in the state of Washington. „Is that illegal in the United States, asking an officer to be polite?”

Military May Patrol Bar Zone In Canadian City

Authorities in Barrie, Ontario are considering a proposal to allow troops to patrol bar areas on weekends in a supposed attempt to prevent rowdiness, another example of the militarization of law enforcement and the public being conditioned to accept martial law. “City police and Camp Borden officers are discussing using joint street patrols to help keep the peace in Barrie’s busy entertainment district on peak weekends,” reports the Toronto Star, as part of a move to “cement the base’s partnership with Barrie police” (police and military merging into one enforcement unit).

GPs are medicalising healthy elderly people, professor warns

Prof Oilver wrote: “Nowadays few elderly people are allowed to enjoy being healthy. A bureaucratic demand for documentation can lead to overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and unnecessary anxiety. Preventive action may be irrelevant and even harmful in elderly people. More than 30 years ago, in his book Medical Nemesis, Ivan Illich called this trend “the medicalisation of health.”

Anti-CO2 Campaign Like An Atom Bomb On U.S. Economy

The CO2 wars have begun. Presumably following White House directions, the EPA is ready to issue an „Endangerment Finding” on carbon dioxide, paving the way for regulations to control CO2 emissions. But with over one million „major stationary sources,” a full-blown application of the Clean Air Act would be the equivalent of an atomic bomb directed at the US economy — all without any scientific justification.

Bishop Williamson and `Holocaust Denial’: Why the Uproar?

The furor over the “Holocaust denial” remarks of Bishop Richard Williamson is not a controversy about historical truth, the role of history in society, anti-Semitism or “hate.” This affair is really about power – about those who really wield it in our culture, as well as about how and why that power is used.

Did Clinton sabotage a Palestinian reconciliation?

Clinton was asked by Voice of America (VOA) whether she was encouraged by the Cairo unity talks. She responded that in any reconciliation or „move toward a unified [Palestinian] Authority,” Hamas must be bound by „the conditions that have been set forth by the Quartet,” the self-appointed group comprising representatives of the US, EU, UN and Russia. These conditions, Clinton stated, require that Hamas „must renounce violence, recognize Israel, and abide by previous commitments.” Otherwise, the secretary warned, „I don’t think it will result in the kind of positive step forward either for the Palestinian people or as a vehicle for a reinvigorated effort to obtain peace that leads to a Palestinian state.”

Clinton accuses Iran of seeking to intimidate

n remarks to reporters aboard her plane en route from Ramallah to Brussels, Belgium, Clinton said that in her talks with Arab foreign ministers and other leaders she heard „over and over and over again” a deep-seated worry about threats posed by the Iranians. „It is clear that Iran intends to interfere with the internal affairs of all of these people and try to continue their efforts to fund terrorism, whether it’s Hezbollah or Hamas or other proxies,” she said.

War comes home to Britain

Freedom is being lost in Britain. The land of Magna Carta is now the land of secret gagging orders, secret trials and imprisonment. The government will soon know about every phone call, every email, every text message. Police can wilfully shoot to death an innocent man, lie and expect to get away with it. Whole communities now fear the state. The foreign secretary routinely covers up allegations of torture; the justice secretary routinely prevents the release of critical cabinet minutes taken when Iraq was illegally invaded. The litany is cursory; there is much more.

Exercise Cold Response: NATO Holds Large-Scale, Multinational Exercise In Scandinavia

More than 7000 soldiers from 13 nations will this year participate in Exercise Cold Response. The exercise takes place in Troms and Nordland in Northern Norway between March 16 and 25.This year the participants will be trained at deploying military quick reaction forces into an area of crisis. They will have to handle situations ranging from high intensity warfare to terror threats and mass demonstrations, the Norwegian Defence writes on its web site.

‘Israel still arming Georgia’

South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity says Georgia has started to boost its military might, importing weapons from Israel and France. According to Kokoity, the import of Israeli arms began after the last August war between the country and Russia, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.

You’re Dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector

Dozens of specially trained agents work on the third floor of DCM Services here, calling up the dear departed’s next of kin and kindly asking if they want to settle the balance on a credit card or bank loan, or perhaps make that final utility bill or cellphone payment. The people on the other end of the line often have no legal obligation to assume the debt of a spouse, sibling or parent. But they take responsibility for it anyway.

Police get secret search powers and you won’t even know

NEW South Wales Police are to be given covert search warrants, allowing them to search a property without informing the owners for up to three years. The warrants will be issued through the Supreme Court and limited to investigations of suspected serious offences punishable by at least seven years jail. These offences include the manufacture of drugs, computer crimes, the sale of firearms, homicide and kidnapping.

Church Document Encourages Congregation To Obey Government

A shocking document has come to light from a church in Ohio which educates its congregation that Barack Obama’s presidency is appointed by God and that Obama himself is “God’s minister,” in another perversion of Romans 13, the bible verse cited as an excuse for Christians not to oppose tyranny. Ohio District Superintendent Rev. John Wooton was responsible for distributing the pamphlet, which was handed out at the Assembly of God church in Ohio, according to a reader who forwarded the document to us.

Tony Blair urges Barack Obama not to let economic crisis overshadow environment

Warning of the danger of putting environmental concerns „to one side”, the former Prime Minister argued that the current economic problems „provide us not with an excuse for inaction but a reason for acting” on global warming.

US banks may need more bail-outs, says Ben Bernanke

Stock markets across the world suffered a second day of turbulence as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve warned that the US Government may have to pour even more cash into the twin bail-outs of its financial and economic systems.

Black Sea: Pentagon’s Gateway to Three Continents and the Middle East

„‘When this rebasing process is complete, two-thirds of USAREUR’s [United States Army Europe and Seventh Army’s] maneuver forces will be positioned in southern and eastern Europe,’ [EUCOM and NATO’s top commander John] Craddock told the U.S. Senate in written testimony. „USEUCOM has requested $73.6 million to build out Mikhail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, and to establish a forward operating station in Bulgaria.”

Watchdog lifts lid on shadowy bank umbrella body UKFI

Glen Moreno, UKFI’s acting chairman, who is also the chairman of Pearson, the media business, said: “This company operates in a room smaller than a bank chief executive’s office. Its chief executive makes less — if the press is to believed — than John Thain’s [former chairman of investment bank Merrill Lynch] chauffeur did last year.”

Councils poised to hand running of care and education to private firms

Local services face a new wave of privatisation across England as a Conservative council leads moves to put contracts worth billions of pounds out to private tender. Essex County Council is one of a growing number of authorities, mainly Tory-led, that intend to outsource all or most of their services to save funds, including schools management, social care, roads and libraries.

Irish Police Protest And Call The Government A Criminal Accessory (video)

Last week (Feb 25th) the Gardai, Irish Police force, protested by the thousands and We The People Of Eire interviewed the Garda Representative Association. In this video, posted on the left, you can hear Deputy General Secretary of the Garda Representative Association, Mr. John Healy say the government has sat around while our banks have been raid by private individuals for their personal profit where 43 billion has been made in the last three years of the Celtic Tiger while 1% of the population has profited.

Gypsy vaccination scheme starts

Italy’s Red Cross has launched its biggest vaccination programme since the second world war, with the goal of immunising several thousand gypsy children living in camps around Rome. The operation began at Casilino 900, a camp on the eastern outskirts of the capital that is believed to be one of the largest gypsy settlements in Europe. Some two dozen doctors were among 200 Red Cross volunteers that included clowns to provide entertainment in one of the big tents erected for the exercise.


‘Accidental’ Contamination Of Vaccine With Live Avian Flu Virus Virtually Impossible

Czech newspapers are questioning if the shocking discovery of vaccines contaminated with the deadly avian flu virus which were distributed to 18 countries by the American company Baxter were part of a conspiracy to provoke a pandemic. The claim holds weight because, according to the very laboratory protocols that are routine for vaccine makers, mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible.

Vaccines as Biological Weapons? Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries

There’s a popular medical thriller novel in which a global pandemic is intentionally set off by an evil plot designed to reduce the human population. In the book, a nefarious drug company inserts live avian flu viruses into vaccine materials that are distributed to countries around the world to be injected into patients as „flu shots.” Those patients then become carriers for these highly-virulent strains of avian flu which go on to infect the world population and cause widespread death. There’s only one problem with this story: It’s not fiction. Or, at least, the part about live avian flu viruses being inserted into vaccine materials isn’t fiction. It’s happening right now.


The Convention on Modern Liberty

The Convention on Modern Liberty, a new pressure group in Britain, has been created to reign in Big Brother. That is what you have been told. Do you want the stark truth? This new organisation is merely controlled opposition designed to keep the public quiet for as long as it takes to usher in the post democratic era. By then, Big Brother will have all the control it needs.

Obama Lied To Gun Owners – Attack Plan Revealed

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, reacting to yesterday’s remarks by Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder that the president will seek to reinstate the ban on semi-automatic firearms, said Obama „knew he was lying to the nation because his own website touted his plan to revive the gun ban and make it permanent.”

Goodbye farmers markets, CSAs, and roadside stands

The „food safety” bills in Congress were written by Monsanto, Cargill, Tysons, ADM, etc. The bills would require such a burdensome complexity of rules, inspections, licensing, fees, and penalties for each farmer who wishes to sell locally – a fruit stand, at a farmers market – no one could manage it. And THAT is the point. The whole dirty tricks point. The whole „be in tight control of everything needed for survival because it’ll be worth a fortune” point.

Terror Memos Reveal Total Destruction Of U.S. Constitutional Freedoms

By releasing internal Justice Department memos showing how the Bush fronted Neocons systematically destroyed civil liberties in America after 9/11, the Obama administration has sought to distance itself from such practices. However, closer inspection of the actions of the new regime, reveal no deviation from such policies in the war on terror.

US Israel support ‘unshakeable’

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has restated „unshakeable” support for Israel, whatever type of government emerges from current coalition talks. Mrs Clinton is on her first visit to the region as the top diplomat of Barack Obama’s US administration.

Gordon Brown adviser says City all-important – and ‘rest of the country can be turned over to tourism’

A report on defence spending quotes the “influential” official as telling union officials that manufacturing had “no value” but the financial sector had to be “supported at all costs”.

Only One-third of US Pledge at Gaza Conference to go to Gaza, None of it for Rebuilding

One of the headlines coming out of the Gaza donors conference currently being held in Egypt is the US’s pledge of $900 million for the Palestinians. What is getting less attention is that only one third of that will actually go to Gaza and none of that can be used for rebuilding.

Morgellons: Terrifying New Disease Reaching Pandemic Status

It sounds like something from a bad sci-fi movie. People report the sensation of creatures crawling under their skin, mysterious moving fibers appear, and finally bugs and worms pop out. Unfortunately, these terrifying symptoms are all too true. The people having them are experiencing Morgellons, the latest and scariest in the series of bizarre diseases appearing in the last few years, seemingly from nowhere. Morgellons is now reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. and abroad.

Israel to double up West Bank settlers

„The ministry of construction and housing is planning to construct at least 73,000 housing units in the West Bank,” the anti-settlement group Peace Now disclosed Monday in a report based on the analysis of Israeli government data.

Obama’s trade rep pick owes almost $10,000 in taxes

Former Dallas, Texas, Mayor Ron Kirk, who is President Obama’s nominee to be the U.S. trade representative, owes nearly $10,000 in taxes. He’s the fourth Obama pick that has come under fire for tax issues.

Hawthorne police review use of Taser on middle school student

Hawthorne police have launched a misconduct investigation of an officer who used a 50,000-volt stun gun on a violent autistic 12-year-old boy at one of the city’s middle schools, authorities said. Such use of electroshock weapons by police on young students is rare, but high-profile incidents have sparked fierce debate around the country over when, if ever, Tasers should be used on children. At the same time, an increasing number of police departments are equipping school-based officers with them, according to the leading maker of the weapons.

Dear Glenn Beck, Detention Camps DO Exist In America

In light of Fox News’ new chief propagandist Glenn Beck’s recent bait and switch with regards to the existence of martial law holding facilities within America, we at Infowars feel it necessary to further enlighten Mr Beck on a few details. Legislation currently working it’s way through Congress mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations.

Glenn Beck Highlights Threat Of Martial Law Following Economic Crisis

Like him or loathe him, last night CNN’s Glenn Beck became the only mainstream media source thus far to address on national TV the reality of the situation Americans are facing with the manufactured financial implosion – the direct threat of domestic martial law and a global financial dictatorship.

‘US trying to save Israel from prosecution’

Hamas accuses the US of trying to save Israel from being prosecuted for Gaza war crimes and sending it weapons to continue its crimes.

Iran asks Interpol to arrest Israeli war criminals

Interpol begins studying Iran’s request for the arrest of 15 senior Israeli officials over war crimes committed during the Gaza offensive. At a news briefing on Sunday, Tehran’s Public Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, said that Iran had referred the case to the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO or Interpol), drawing on the organization’s charter and Israel’s violation of the Geneva Conventions.
„Governments of 180 countries have received the information necessary for identifying the suspects,” he said.

CIA admits it destroyed 92 interrogation tapes

The CIA acknowledged the number of tape erasures in a letter filed by government lawyers in New York. The letter was filed in response to an ongoing lawsuit from the the American Civil Liberties Union that is seeking more details of terror interrogation programs.

Water Supply Will Stay Poisoned With Gender-Bending Chemicals Due To ‘Carbon Footprint’ Of Filtering Systems

Concerns about global warming will ensure that chemical poisons which have changed the gender of around one third of fish, as well as making them infertile, will remain in the British water supply.
In another example of how the manufactured problem of global warming is actually preventing real environmental crises from being addressed, water supplies will continue to be poisoned by substances which have also been linked to human infertility as sperm counts continue to drop.

The Fraud Of Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Hussein Obama)

There are serious concerns about Mr. Obama’s identity and financial dealings. I have obtained a list of some 100 addresses under the name of Barack Obama (and similar spellings). These addresses are attached to different social security numbers. As you know the first three digits in a social security number signify the state. Those were issued all over the country. One of his social security numbers, that was used while he was a law student at Harvard and attached to his address in Sommervile MA, was issued in Ct and attached to a holder of this social security number , that is 118 years old. Clearly no human being can legally have dozens of different social security numbers and Soetoro/Obama is not a 118 years old. I believe there is evidence of massive fraud and massive financial fraud.

The Israeli Who Runs the Obama White House. Who is Peter Orszag? You need to know.

One of the key players in the Obama administration’s $900 billion economic stimulus package is Obama’s new budget director Peter R. Orszag. Orszag, 40, is the director of the Office of Management and Budget, the arm of the White House responsible for crafting the federal budget and overseeing the effectiveness of federal programs. He worked closely with Rahm Emanuel in the Clinton administration – when the disastrous NAFTA was passed – and was one of the first Obama appointees to be approved.

Memos Provide Blueprint for Police State

Seven newly released memos from the Bush Justice Department reveal a concerted strategy to cloak the president with power to override the Constitution.

Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues

Los Angeles – February 24, 2009 – Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey’s Los Angeles-based non-profit autism organization, today announced that the United States Government has once again conceded that vaccines cause autism. The announcement comes on the heels of the recently unsealed court case of Bailey Banks vs. HHS. The ruling states, “The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR vaccine…a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to PDD [Autism].”

Vegan diet increases the risk of birth defects, scientists warn

Women who are strict vegetarians or vegans may be a greater risk of having a child with birth defects because they are likely to be deficient in vitamin B12, researchers warned.

JP Morgan Chase Continues Foreclosure Proceedings Despite Promised Freeze

Can we trust the banks? I guess we are leaning the answer to that question – or we will soon enough. As part of the Fighting for Our Homes Campaign, we documented the story of Gaila, who is being foreclosed upon by wholly-owned JP Morgan Chase subsidiary, EMC Mortgage. Gaila said an eviction notice was posted on her property this past weekend – while the supposed ‘freeze on foreclosures’ was in effect. In Gaila’s case however – betraying the ‘freeze’ is a minor offense compared to the havoc JP Morgan Chase’s EMC is wreaking across the country.

British military facing becoming ‘second division without major spending increase’

The shortfall in the armed forces’ budget has reached such a critical point that the Government may soon have little choice but to scrap key orders for equipment such as aircraft carriers, armoured vehicles or even the replacement for the Trident nuclear missile programme, it claims.

MI5 ALERT ON BANK RIOTS

TOP secret contingency plans have been drawn up to counter the threat posed by a “summer of discontent” in Britain. The “double-whammy” of the worst economic crisis in living memory and a motley crew of political extremists determined to stir up civil disorder has led to the ­extraordinary step of the Army being put on ­standby. MI5 and Special Branch are targeting activists they fear could inflame anger over job losses and payouts to failed bankers.

DNA Samples From 1.1million Children Held on Register as Labour ‘Plots Database by Stealth’

DNA samples taken from 1.1million children are being held on an ever expanding government database. The figures, revealed yesterday, show that 1.09million DNA profiles of people aged under 18 were held on the database with 337,000 under 16.

Northrop Grumman selected by AFRL to develop Wireless Spacecraft Technology

The IFF equipment ordered today will ensure that commanders on the new carriers will be able to distinguish between friendly and hostile aircraft in complex and stressing combat scenarios.

MoD: wars of the future will pit machine against machine

This was the vision of the future set out by the Ministry of Defence as it launched its Defence Technology Plan (DTP) on Wednesday. The plan is a wish list of cutting-edge battlefield kit that the government wants businesses, academics and inventors to create for a new, high-tech armed forces.

Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security

The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials. The long-planned shift in the Defense Department’s role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and troop commitments after years of prodding by Congress and outside experts, defense analysts said.

CFR Professor Reveals Plot for Military Coup in 2012

During the FIU New World Order Summit, a professor at the school named Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg raised the concern during a panel session about the possibility of a military coup taking place in the United States by the year 2012. This was not theorizing, he was simply citing a study that took place at the Army War College. He explained that this rebellion would be a response to the military being overextended and being put to a use by the administration in a manner that is contrary to their official purpose.

Radio chip coming soon to your driver’s license?

Privacy advocates are issuing warnings about a new radio chip plan that ultimately could provide electronic identification for every adult in the U.S. and allow agents to compile attendance lists at anti-government rallies simply by walking through the assembly.

NATO War Games on Russia’s Border

The Baltic Host 2009 exercise, which is taking place at the National Military College in Tartu, involves a series of scenarios simulating the arrival and deployment of NATO troops in a member country
Military personnel from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, the U.S., the U.K., and Poland will take part in the drills.
It is the first exercise of this type in the Baltic region, which could become a regular event in the future to improve interoperability between NATO troops, the ministry said.

Chavez says Obama same as Bush on drug war

„Is there a new government in the United States or is it Bush still in power? Obama seems to be a continuation of the Bush era. But it doesn’t matter to me. Regardless of US imperialism, this revolution will continue its course,” Chavez said in a speech. „The Obama administration has again attacked Venezuela. He said that Venezuela and I, even citing my name, do not cooperate in the fight against drug trafficking. The country that most supports drug trafficking on this planet is the United States.

Tycoons tumble as ailing China turns against capitalism

THE richest man in China has ended up in police custody and other “red billionaires” have plunged into debt or political disgrace as the communist nation’s flirtation with capitalism turns sour.
Meanwhile, millions of ordinary Chinese have lost their shirts in the stock market after share prices collapsed, and at least 20m workers have lost their jobs due to the recession.

Webster Tarpley on Obama’s Policy on Pakistan, Mumbai Attacks, RAW Mossad Nexis and Hindu Terrorists (video)

US Historian, Journalist and Lecturer, talks about Obama’s Policy on Pakistan, Role of RAW Mossad in Mumbai Attacks and clearly mentions the threat the Hindu Terrorists hold to this world.

Terror at the Test match: Seven die as Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by gunmen in Pakistan

Punjab governor Salman Tahseer said: ‘These are the same terrorists that attacked Mumbai. They were trained militants. The terrorists came in rickshaws and the driver of the rickshaw has been arrested by police. ‘They fired on the team bus with automatic guns and were holding rocket launchers. They threw a grenade at the bus but fortunately it didn’t explode.’

The Media’s Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2008

Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year’s news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2008 list.

United Nations Wants To Regulate Free Speech Of Every Nation

The UN general assembly is considering a binding resolution, urging member states to make it a crime to criticise Islam.

Gordon Brown aims for ‘global new deal’ with Barack Obama

Gordon Brown has pledged to forge a „global new deal” with Barack Obama when he meets the new US President for talks in Washington. The Prime Minister said the two countries’ historic „partnership of purpose” should be directed at fighting the downturn as well as terrorism, poverty and disease.

US Gives China Eminent Domain Over US Property

Put simply, the feds have now actually mortgaged the physical land and property of all citizens and businesses in the United States. They have given to a foreign power, their Constitutional power to „take” all of our property, as actual collateral for continued Chinese funding of US deficit spending and the continued carrying of US national debt.

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