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August 22, 2010

Washington DC: Find That Elusive Moral Compass and Give The World The TRUTH about 9/11

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This is blow-out news. Hang on to your hats as you read through it.

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 “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”
Elvis Presley

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911 Movement Posts update 07/18/12  WTC Chief Electrical Design Engineer Calls for New 9/11 Investigation

Nano-thermite Report and Evidence
From Box Cutters to Cutter Charges
Compare and Contrast

Warning Voices update: :!: 11/11/11 CIA Asset Susan Lindauer.. Can Now Speak 10 years after 2001-9-11

Political, Scientific, Financial, Military Media News update:  06/13/12    CIA releases declassified documents from 9/11 file

Related Information and history update: 03/28/12  Passengers recount scare after pilot has “mental incident” about 9/11 and bombs

On the demise of Osama bin Laden update 03/03/12

Bloomberg:  Lack of Access to Bin Laden’s Widows Is Raising More Questions, U.S. Says
President Obama: “ ‘We think that there had to be some sort of support network for bin Laden inside of Pakistan,’ Obama said in an interview on CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ program. “But we don’t know who or what that support network was. We don’t know whether there might have been some people inside of government, people outside of government, and that’s something that we have to investigate and, more importantly, the Pakistani government has to investigate.”
  Now, this kind of statement would have been right at the forefront in the aftermath of 9/11 if our government was an honest one.
Substitute America for Pakistan and one getsWe think that there had to be some sort of support network for bin Laden inside of America, But we don’t know who or what that support network was. We don’t know whether there might have been some people inside of government, people outside of government, and that’s something that we have to investigate… .
And two lines down in his news piece? 
Senator John Kerry, ….on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ program, said it was ‘very, very hard to believe that at some level there wasn’t somebody or some group in Pakistan who wasn’t aware of this.’ “
Nobody in government on 9/11 was going to allow such issues to come to Light, and they resist it now.  Certainly, our congress members appeared absolutely impotent over raising these same questions about 9/11.  Here in America, those who fight to get the very same type of independent investigation on 9/11 have been dubbed  ”conspiracy nuts.”  Enuf is enuf

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Post initiated on May 03, 2009 [reposted Aug 22, 2010] and dedicated to all who died on and after 9/11 and their family members, to all first responders still suffering, and to all who have dedicated their lives to finding out the Truth about 9/11.  Neighbors, Towns, Cities, States, Countries, and the UN can chatter about Peace until blue in the face. While here are many opinions in this chronology about who did  this and why they did it, I do not necessarily agree with all of them; everyone deserves to be heard.  
Peace will only come when we have unequivocal proof of exactly who the Dark and Evil forces were behind their “defining” false flag to hijack this world, then bring them to Justice, and then eliminate the True threat to humanity.  Getting to the core of the festering disease is tantamount to eradicating it.

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And we have watched as scientific integrity has been undermined and scientific research politicized in an effort to advance predetermined ideological agendas.
Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President
speaking at the National Academy of Sciences 04/17/09
We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,”
PM  Benjamin Netanyahu

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When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts. That’s why I sided with the powerful and served them–because I wanted to share their power.”
The Gmorkconfessing his sins

Justitia – Lady Justice

When I was a young child, a neighbor girl met me on my front lawn and wanted to show me something in a box. She told me that she found it nearby. I screamed and ran when I saw inside a finger with what I thought was blood all over it! I could not convince my mother that the neighbor girl had this awful cut-off finger in a box! This horrible image appeared so real to me, but she intuited it was a sick joke. She finally went to investigate and found that the girl had put a hole in the box, stuck her finger through it, and put ketchup all over it. She was older and apparently thought it would be devilish fun to scare the wits out of me.
What horrified us all on 09/11/2001 seemed to be so straight forward at first. But, as my little-girl experience reminds me, panic and ignorance will blindside a person to the Truth until it is properly investigated by a trusted authority.
It has taken wiser, professionally educated, and profoundly cooler heads to take on an independent long-term examination of every scrap of evidence since that tragic day, something that the Bush Administration fought to suppress when pressed for an “independent” 911 Commission. They did all they could to make sure nothing was written in the report that Bush/Cheney did not approve. A mountain of important evidence was never even placed in the report. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an entity supported by the taxes of We The People fell quite short of any credible scientific conclusion and they have been absolutely hostile to any interviews by independent media. Well, our collective “mom” is now giving us solid evidence that 911 was anything but straightforward; it was a devilishly clever illusion put together to scare the wits out of just about everyone for the sake of a power grab.
The evidence is beginning to come pouring out from many directions and it all comes together to make a solid pattern of logical sense out of a completely illogical “official story.” From my perspective,the credibility of President Obama’s promise of transparency and the opening up of scientific channels will rise or fall on how his administration addresses this new evidence.
And why has mainstream media (CNN, Faux, MSN, etc.) not mentioned what should be BIG, BOLD MAINSTREAM HEADLINES all across America! Their collective monologue is still stuck on counting the number of “Swine” flu deaths on their fingers and toes. [As of 05/13/2009, I STILL find not one word on this peer-reviewed paper on any mainstream news on TV, cable, or Internet. This speaks VOLUMES about implying culpability!]
This evidence comes as no surprise to me, but if Israel’s military just arbitrarily used illegal white phosphorus to kill innocent Palestinians, it is entirely plausible and highly probable that the International Military Industrial Complex wouldn’t bat an eye using nano thermite to kill and injure several thousand people and scar their families for life in order to achieve their goal of world control.
There is no question that a new, completely independent 911 investigation with full-spectrum supoena power should be opened and include the recent evidence, as well as the testimony of all the witnesses, families, and experts who addressed the original commission and whose information was never put into the official report. We need closure and we need to bring the criminals to trial.

[note 05/05/2009]: The very first blog I did on this site was “.…And so it has come.“, recording the dream I had two nights before 911. I am posting an excerpt here because I believe that current events surrounding 911 are reflecting the outcome of that dream:

Then, after a pause, I look to the west into a fiery sunset, and I see the ‘mother of all airships’ flying at stunning speed. I turn to a woman standing with me who simply and calmly says, ‘And so it has come…’ . This beast of an airship is spewing out flames all around and although it is flying at incredible speed, I am somehow able to see its detail. It is dark and monstrous and fierce; then it, too, crashes in the east. It just disintegrates. “

My open comments for Mr. President Obama: With due respect, sir, either you and the current administration support the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law or you do not. I voted for you but thus far, I have seen transparency out of the White House only when politically convenient. A new poll by Rasmussen Reports™ shows that 75% (of Americans) Favor Auditing the Federal Reserve and yet you want to increase the Fed’s power; not a good political move.
It is widely known that al-Quaeda was a CIA asset, as well as having other cozy arrangements behind the scenes. So, when you spoke of “al-Quaeda” in your speech to the Muslim world, I dearly hope you were referring to the State-Sponsored CIA/MIC al-Quaeda supported by operatives in the U.S., U.K., Pakistan, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and others who collectively murdered thousands on 911 and many, many more here and around the world since to further elitist goals—so if your honesty is intact, you must be referring to going after the elitist “Al-Quaeda” globalists who helped plan and execute 911 . Surely, you cannot be speaking of 19 hijackers supported by frustrated nomads living in caves.
We’ve grown up over the past eight years, Mr. President—no more fairy tales, please. I call on you to do the right thing, the noble thing, the moral thing and lend support to, and cooperate with, a new independent investigation into 911 with full subpoena power. [08/03/09]

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Latest 9/11 Movement Updates

There was so much handwriting on the wall that even the wall fell down.”
Christopher Morley

ADDED:

07/18/12

AE911Truth:
WTC Chief Electrical Design Engineer Calls for New 9/11 Investigation
“Some of the most compelling testimony in the new AE911Truth documentary, 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, comes from Richard Humenn, P.E.E. As Chief Electrical Design Engineer of the World Trade Center complex, Humenn is intimately familiar with the design and structural integrity of the Twin Towers. He was also a member of the Army Corps of Engineers and trained at Fort Belvoir, where he learned demolition practices for bridges and other structures. He began publicly questioning the official 9/11 story in 2009 after watching 9/11: Blueprint for Truth, and he fully supports the 1700 architects and engineers at AE911Truth who are calling for a real investigation.”
  Once the world is presented with and fully absorbs the TRUTH about who was really behind 9/11, a cathartic event will sweep the planet.   All that followed will be rectified.  All the perpetrators embedded in elements of government/banking/corp/military will be brought to justice one way or another.

05/16/12

HuffPost:
NSA Analyst: “We Could Have Prevented 9/11″
“Thomas Drake, a brilliant intelligence analyst, software engineer, and IT management consultant, worked at the CIA in the 1980s, then as a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), and ultimately as an NSA senior executive in 2001. But from 2006 until July 2011, he became the government’s and NSA’s public enemy.”
  When the WHOLE TRUTH about 9/11 is revealed,  all that occurred after that will come tumbling down.  That Tide of Truth is heading our way and the Collective Consciousness will rise leaps and bounds from what we learn.

01/05/12   Real News:  Whistle Blower Threatened with 35 Years in Prison, Warns of Developing Tyranny “Thomas Drake blew the whistle on a massive domestic information gathering scheme and was called “an enemy of the state” (speech at Sam Adams Awards) .”

04/19/12

03/03/12

The Toronto Hearings on 9/11:

“Ten years have passed since the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, and there are still many unanswered questions surrounding that fateful day.”
“In 2011, experts and scientists from around the world gathered in Toronto, Canada to present new and established evidence that questions the official story of 9/11. This evidence was presented to a distinguished panel of experts over a 4 day period.”
“Through their analysis and scientific investigations, they hope to spark a new investigation into the attacks of September 11, 2001.”
“Press For Truth and The International Center for 9/11 Studies Present:   The Toronto Hearings on 9/11: Uncovering 10 Years of Deception” Preview:

09/10/11 The International Center for 9/11 Studies sponsors four days of International Hearings in the city of Toronto, Canada on the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. During these Hearings, which will be broadcasted via the Internet, various expert witnesses will present the best available evidence into the case, discovered in the ten years since the 9/11 events occurred.”
“The Hearings are international, and the location outside the U.S. is intended to give that message. At the same time, there are good reasons to choose a location reasonably close to the attacks of September 11, 2001 so that people directly associated with the events, such as victims’ families, can travel to the Hearings. Toronto is a 9-hour drive from New York City. Toronto’s Ryerson University has been chosen as the site of the actual hearings.”

The Toronto 911 Hearings: Entire 4-day hearing is being compiled 4 viewing HERE

THE INTERNATIONAL HEARINGS ON THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

02/22/12

AE911Truth: Pivotal 9/11 Petition Confronts Canadian Parliament  “An unprecedented and potentially powerful Canadian initiative is entering a new phase that brings Canada one step closer to re-investigating the events at the World Trade Center on 9/11.”
“On November 11, 2011, the petition for a parliamentary review of the destruction of the three WTC skyscrapers on 9/11 was submitted to the Government of Canada by members of the Canadian 9/11 truth movement. The petition will soon be formally read in Parliament.
  A new investigation into 911 is paramount because it will finally release the crushing throat-hold TPTW have had against those seeking 911 Truth will be released and the process of freeing humanity of the unadulterated evil on this planet will follow.

AE911Truth:
WTC 7 Blueprints Exposed Via FOIA Request: Building Plans Allow for Deeper Analysis of Skyscraper’s Destruction

WTC 7 Blueprints Exposed Via FOIA Request: Building Plans Allow for Deeper Analysis of Skyscraper’s Destruction Feb 21 2012

“The 42 files released through FOIA #11-209 include 34 sheets of drawings for the building and seven sheets of drawings for the Plaza Bridge that connected Building 7 to the WTC Plaza across Vesey Street. While no calculations were released the structural drawings include dimensions, notes and details describing the geometry and materials used to construct the building. This information will enable architects, engineers and other researchers to study the design and construction of this unique steel framing system and to draw their own conclusions regarding possible failure modes.”
“You can download these structural diagrams and shop drawings now from the links shown below.”

FOIA #11-209:
http://www2.ae911truth.org/downloads/NIST_WTC7_FOIA_11-209.zip

FOIA #12-009:
http://www2.ae911truth.org/downloads/NIST_WTC7_FOIA_12-009.zip

01/28/12

911 Justice Canada:
2012: Public Canadian Investigation of 9/11 Commences
“9/11 Justice Canada is a driver for a new and independent 9/11 investigation. This is because Canadians have the ability to use tools such as ATIP (Access To Information and Privacy) and the parliamentary petition process. The Canadian political system can be accessed by the public if these tools are organized around the goal of investigating 9/11. This process may well be used for investigating 9/11 and other violations of the public trust, which necessarily have to be managed by the public.”
“On November 11, 2011 the petition asking for a parliamentary review of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was sent to the Government of Canada. We expect the petition will be read in parliament on or soon after January 30th, 2012.”
  As the great writer Christopher Morley remarked, There was so much handwriting on the wall that even the wall fell down.”

01/14/12

AE911Truth:
Pulverized Human Remains Point to Explosive Destruction
“Amidst the ongoing efforts to collect and identify these remains, there is one important question that investigators have neglected to ask: How were the victims’ remains pulverized?”
“The documented extreme pulverization of the victims’ bodies can only be explained by tremendous explosive force –the type of explosive force that destroyed the Twin Towers, by means of pre-planted explosives and incendiaries. As terrible as it is to contemplate, this explosive evidence of pulverized human remains underscores the need for a real 9/11 investigation.”
  As I recorded in my dream journal on the day before 911 I recall saying over and over as the planes were crashing, ‘They are now atoms and particles pressed out into space, remnants of the human race.I awoke spontaneously and cannot even imagine why I would have such a dream.”  Demand a new independent, full-subpoena powered investigation of 911.

AE911Truth Experts Speak Out

12/17/11

Commissioned and Non-Commissioned U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth – Petition
“We believe the official account of 9/11 as defined in the 9/11 Commission Report is grossly inaccurate and fatally flawed. “
“It is imperative that we have an accurate understanding of 9/11 so that those responsible can be identified and brought to justice in order that they and similarly-minded people never again commit such heinous crimes. ”  READ PETITION

Occupy Building 7 – Nov 19-20 2011     #OccupyBuilding7 on Twitter 
DEMAND an investigation into the demolition of World Trade Center Building 7 and the Twin Towers

10/25/11

AE911Truth Supporters Inform OccupyMovement  “Outreach with WTC Evidence Yields Warm Reception with Positive Results”
“The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests nationwide have provided a new opportunity to educate the public about the WTC skyscraper demolitions, and AE911Truth supporters and volunteers are making an impact. 9/11 Truth activists have courteously reached out to demonstrators at local ‘Occupy’ events in a variety of ways, including displaying the AE911Truth banner, wearing 9/11 truth T-shirts, and handing out our street brochures.

AE911Truth Gaining Exposure at Occupy Wall Street

10/09/10

9/11 Masterminds – Explosive Connections

10/06/11

9/11 Survivor Heads Up Canadian Petition Initiative David Long, a 9/11 survivor and member of Ottawa

9/11 Survivor Heads Up Canadian Petition Initiative Oct 05 2011

Truth Seekers, and Richard Gage, AIA, have teamed up to create a petition to ask elected representatives in Canada to undertake an investigation of the events of September 11, 2001. The petition points out the omissions and inconsistencies in the official American 9/11 Commission Report and highlights the fact that as a partner in the ‘War on Terror’, Canada has a responsibility to review the findings of that report before committing its military and other resources to the conflict.”
“On 9/11, Long was working at the offices of Merrill Lynch in New York City, and was an eyewitness to many events and phenomena on that day which continued to trouble him for years afterward. After returning to Canada, he contacted the Ottawa 9/11 Truth group and naturally they were very interested in his story. He began doing public actions with them, and eventually the group helped him create a video to document his experiences.
“ ‘I sat down for 47 minutes and explained everything that happened [to me] on 9/11.’  He had never told his full story about what happened to anybody before, and says ‘it felt good getting it off my chest.’ “

09/28/11

Citizens 911 Commission Campaign:
An Appeal to Americans of Conscience 

09/23/11

Boiling Frogs Post:
BFP Breaking News: Confirmed Identity of the CIA Official behind 9/11, Rendition & Torture Cases is Revealed

“Boiling Frogs Post has now confirmed the identity of the CIA analyst at the heart of a notorious failure in the run-up to the September 11th tragedy. Her name is Alfreda Frances Bikowsky and she is the current director of the CIA Jihad Unit. Through three credible sources and documents we have confirmed Ms. Bikowsky’s former titles and positions, including her start at the CIA as an analyst for the Soviet Desk, her position as one of the case officers at the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit-Alec Station, her central role and direct participation in the CIA’s rendition-torture and black sites operations, and her current position as director of the CIA’s Global Jihad Unit.” [update also IDs a Michael Anne Casey ]

More on this from Corbett Report: “911 The Smoking Gun (Make This Viral) – Who Is Occupy Wall Street – The War on Food

09/14/11

Kevin Ryan: Dig Within
FAA Failure on 9/11: The Wall Street Lawyer and the JSOC Hijack Coordinator
“…some of the most startling facts about the air defense failures have to do with the utter failure of communications between the agencies responsible for protecting the nation.  At the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), two people stood out in this failed chain of communications.  One was a lawyer on his first day at the job, and another was a Special Operations Commander who was never held responsible for his critical role, or even questioned about it.”
 A very important read.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes.

Transcript and sources: Corbett Report 

 AE911Truth  Documentary Trailer: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out

09/06/11

Pilots For 9/11 Truth Presents “9/11 INTERCEPTED”

CNN [on YouTube]: New Footage Of United 93 Aftermath Surfaces “From Huffington Post: On Sunday night, CNN anchor Susan Hendricks introduced new footage from the immediate aftermath of United Flight 93, which crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania on 9/11. The clip was recorded by an unnamed man —apparently now dead — who watched smoke rise from the crash site about 15 miles from the point of impact. In it, the narrator/cameraman calmly describes the scene unfolding in front of him, and says that he is already watching TV coverage of the Pentagon and World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Only now has the man’s family authorized the video to be released”

I have transcribed this narrative (below) because it appears to suggest that the plane exploded before plummeting to the ground. This would explain why there was virtually no evidence at the crash site, save for a deep crater and tiny scraps. That the “explosion” shook a resident ~15 miles way suggests to me that the incident took place in the air, not on hitting the ground. Was it shot down? The “offical story” never has suggested that a bomb was onboard, nor has the govt admitted to shooting it down, to my knowledge. Yet another reason to demand a new independent, full-supoena, under-oath investigation into 9/11. BTW, I feel I need to comment that if the NY subways undergo a major attack soon, I would look first at the real reason most of NY/Manhattan was made to be completely shut down when hurricane Irene blew through and secondly, the fact that Netanyahu currently is getting painted into a corner, again.

This is…the remains of a airplane crash over on Lamertsville Road, and probably had a terrorist bomb onboard…blew up. I don’t know anything more than that. But it’s what I heard on the scanner. I just saw the smoke come up and the explosion shook the house clear over here, and we are…what…15 miles from Lambertsville? And it shook the heck out of the house. I don’t know what else is happening; they rammed one into the Pentagon and into the World Trade Center, and we were watching it on TV, and this one happened. And a great big black cloud just mushroomed right up into the air and it shook the house; it shook everybody’s houses. I wonder if there’s anything left of Lambertsville.”

06/01/11

AE911Truth:
New Paperback Demolishes Offical WTC Story

New Paperback Demolishes Offical WTC Story June 01, 2011

“The book outlines 14 key problems with the official explanation of how the three WTC buildings were destroyed. It begins with the very explosive destruction of the Twin Towers covering the rate of fall of the top sections, the pulverization and lateral ejections, the missing floors, the explosive squibs, pools of molten steel/iron found in the debris pile, and the previously molten iron microspheres and red/gray chips of nanothermite found in the WTC dust. The free-fall of 47-story WTC 7 is covered in depth, as is the other supporting evidence for the classic controlled demolition of that third skyscraper.”
“Naiman discusses many other aspects of the events of 9/11 outside of the focus by AE911Truth on the destruction of the three WTC skyscrapers. These other aspects include the ignoring of warnings from the intelligence agencies of other countries, apparent foreknowledge, inaction by the air defense system, anomalies with Flight 93 and Flight 77, and the delay in getting the president to a safe location. Examples are given of proven ‘false flag’ operations and past government projects involving thousands of people yet kept out of most people’s awareness. Many credible well-known individuals are listed who are calling for a new investigation.”
 In this time when leaders/institutions around the world—Gaddafi, Assad, FIFA’s Blatter, Saleh, Burlesconi, IMF’s  Strauss-Khan, Netanyahu, Obama, and more—stand at a pivotal “reaping of what has been sown” cycle ,where corruption and evil energies can no longer withhold the Light.  I sense that it will be this book that will finally crack the WHOLE Truth.

Documentary: 9/11 FalseFlag - “This documentary focuses on the inconsistencies in the official version of the events and on the evidence which has been suppressed regarding September 11th. It also answers why we still know nothing about it and why we are being deceived – including in Europe.”  Watch

05/13/11

AE911Truth on Detroit Fox News TV Channel 2 – 4-18-11

World for 9/11 Truth:
If Bin Laden’s death means closure, then Bin Laden is not dead because the 9/11 case is not closed.
“Bin Laden’s death cannot bring closure to the fact that two skyscrapers collapsed to the ground in about 10 seconds each and that they both somehow found the energy to pulverize 90,000 tons of concrete. People forget that 90,000 tons of concrete was turned into fine dust that day and that not only is it impossible for jet fuel to do that, it is against all laws of physics. The Twin Towers collapsed at near free fall acceleration (way too fast), following the path of most resistance (straight down). 110 floors each and no floor  found at the bottom. Nothing. All gone and pulverized leaving lower Manhattan with a layer of dust and debris.  Laws of physics don’t magically bend or take a break because a plane hit a tower.”

03/26/11

The New RememberBuilding7 TV AdBuilding 7 was a 47-story skyscraper that was part of the World Trade Center complex. It would have been the tallest high-rise in 33 states. It collapsed at 5:20 pm on September 11, 2001. It wasnot hit by an airplane and suffered minimal damage compared to other buildings much closer to the Twin Towers.

 12/28/10

AE911Truth:
In Honor of 9/11 Survivor Janette MacKinlay
After a battle with brain cancer, likely induced by the toxic dust of the WTC on 9/11, accomplished sculptor, artist, and 9/11 truth seeker Janette MacKinlay continued her journey deeper into truth, passing away on December 9, 2010. We present a small collection of stories from her amazing heart-filled little book.
Very sorry to hear of her passing.  Thank you Janette MacKinlay for your dedication to 911 Truth

11/11/10

Proof that Thermite can cut a vertical column
“Credits to Jonathan Cole P.E. for putting together this video together showing his experiments to test claims made about thermite by the Mainstream media in their efforts to cover up the truth about 9/11 and push the Federal Reserve’s Agenda.”

AE911Truth:
Little-Known 9/11 Truth Organization Strikes Gold in Court Action Against NIST, Unearths Striking Video/Photo WTC Evidence

Little-Known 9/11 Truth Organization Strikes Gold in Court Action Against NIST, Unearths Striking Video/Photo WTC Evidence Nov 06 2010

“The International Center for 9/11 Studies was founded in 2008 by Director James Gourley, a Texas lawyer who began questioning the events of 9/11 after watching a presentation given by David Ray Griffin on C-SPAN.”
“Uncovering the data NIST used in its WTC investigations proved to be a little more difficult. The Center filed a FOIA Request with NIST on January 26, 2009, seeking disclosure of “all of the photographs and videos collected, reviewed, cited or in any other way used by NIST during its investigation of the World Trade Center building collapses.” NIST initially ignored this request, and for months dismissed attempts by the Center to gain acknowledgment of its receipt. Undeterred, Gourley filed a lawsuit on May 28, 2009 to get the data released. Since then, NIST has been periodically turning over images and video from its archives. So far, the Center has received over 300 DVDs and several external hard disk drives related to the NIST Reports –  more than three terabytes of data – and NIST has indicated that additional records will be released in the future.”

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More released footage HERE

911 Truth: NYPD first responder speaks out (3 parts) 2007


11//05/10

AE911Truth:
9/11: Explosive Testimony Exclusives
“These clips provide some raw footage sneak previews of some of the world-class experts appearing in AE911Truth’s upcoming documentary “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out.”

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Watch remaining segments here

10/05/10

New Book by David Ray Griffin: Cognitive Infiltration
” In his new book “Cognitive Infiltration – An Obama Appointee’s Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory“, Dr. David Ray Griffin writes about former Chicago and Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, who in 2009 was appointed by President Barack Obama to direct an important executive branch office.”

New Book by David Ray Griffin: Cognitive Infiltration Oct 2010

AE911Truth:
Events Upcoming, Events Delayed, and Projects in the Works

Events Upcoming, Events Delayed, and Projects in the Works Oct 2010

“The DVD includes 45 of AE911Truth’s most experienced A/E petition signers, each with their own insight into the scientific evidence that attests to the reality that collapse of the three WTC skyscrapers was not as we’ve been told in the official reports. The videos of each AE911Truth professional will also be available on our Youtube channel. We are now in the editing phase of this project and hope that the DVD will be ready by the end of the year.” Read more…

09/19/10

George Galloway’s “The Real Deal” & Richard Gage

09/16/10

World911Truth:
World Trade Center Employee Discusses pre 9/11 Power Downs!

(Gary) Corbett worked on the 97th floor at WTC and came forward at 911 Truth Conf. 09/10/10 to say“…there was a complete breakdown of security that weekend because of the power down.” Sept 14 2010

“While waiting for the 9/11 press conference to begin, Gary Corbett a former employee of the World Trade Center, approached us and wanted to share his story about the power downs that took place just days before the Twin Towers were attacked.” [Reality Report]

Scott Forbes: “without power there were no security cameras, no security locks on doors and many, many ‘engineers’ coming in and out of the tower.”

“This corroborates the information by another former WTC employee, Scott Forbes who went public in 2004 to talk about this mysterious power down in the World Trade Tower 2. Forbes said they had been notified 3 or 4 weeks in advance by the Port Authority-NY/NJ about this power down and that it was ‘extreme and unprecedented.’  He also said that ‘without power there were no security cameras, no security locks on doors and many, many “engineers” coming in and out of the tower.’ ”

 

Archival from this page 09/17/09

Marvin Bush, brother of former President George Bush, was in charge of WTC security (formerly Securacom now Stratesec) on 911.

Also mentioned Wirt D. Walker III (a cousin and a business co-founder with Shk. Al-Sabah of Kuwait), as well as Scott Forbes, who claimed WTC2 above 50 floors was powered down the weekend before 911.

More on Scott Forbes’ account of events by Fiduicary Trust personnel weekend before 911: “The senior database administrator has worked all weekend and into Monday morning to shepherd every Fiduciary Trust’s computer system safely back online after the WTC’s first ‘power-down’ saw the New York Port Authority cut electricity to the South Tower from the 48th floor up. The reason given was to install a fiber optic upgrade to increase the TradeCenter’s computer bandwidth.”

“But why only to the upper floors? Forbes wonders. And why power down the upper floors when the announced upgrade involves fiber optic cables that conduct light, not electricity?”

09/14/10

Three new groups join the 9/11 Truth Movement

Scientists for 9/11 Truth comes on line Sep 09 2010

Military Officers for 911 Truth comes on line Sep 09 2010

At 9:11 p.m. on the 9th anniversary of the September attacks, AE911Truth lit a THIRD beam to bring awareness to WTC7

AE911Truth Shines 3rd Beam into NYC Skyline for Building 7

“NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 11 – At 9:11 p.m. on the 9th anniversary of the September attacks, the members of the 1280 strong Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth lit up the skies over Manhattan with a towering 2 billion-candlepower beam of light to raise public awareness that three, not just two, World Trade Center high-rise buildings collapsed symmetrically at near free-fall acceleration on 9/11, though only two were hit by planes.”
” ‘Building 7 is a ‘Smoking Gun of the 9/11 crime scene’ Gage said. ‘We hope that after tonight, New Yorkers will see September 11th in a whole new light.’ “

Sidenote:
10,000 birds trapped in Twin Towers memorial light
There’s a metaphor here somewhere.

09/13/10

World911Truth:
Dennis Kucinich Calls for 9/11 Truth and Reconciliation

Kucinich: “We will never be able to recover from the tremendous blow which struck this Nation on 9/11 if we do not unfold the truth for the American People” Sept 11 2010

“We will never be able to recover from the tremendous blow which struck this Nation on 9/11 if we do not unfold the truth for the American People.”

09/11/10

This video, narrated by actor Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me, The Bronx Burning), compares the potential of Building 7’s footage with the effect the Zapruder Film had on the American society.

09/09/10

Major press conference by AE911Truth in Washington DC at National Press Club Sep 09 2010

AE911Truth:
A major press conference was held by AE911Truth in Washington DC at the prestigious National Press Club.  Below is Part I of Wash DC virtual debate:

View remaining segments HERE

08/31/10

BldgWhat :shock:

WTC7: Building awareness of the THIRD building that came down on 9/11

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WTC7: The THIRD building to fall in seconds on 9/11/01.

08/21/10

Coast to Coast A.M.
AE911Truth, physicists debate World Trade Center destruction on ‘Coast to Coast AM’ Two members of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and two physicists debated the issue of what brought down the 3 WTC towers on 9/11. The show aired on late night talk show Coast to Coast AM with host Ian Punnett. NOTE: To listen to the debate requires a paid subscription. It is worth it, though.

“Building What?”, the most important 9/11 truth campaign ever.” Sep 2010

World911Truth:
Most Important 9/11 Truth Campaign Ever “For nearly nine years, the American people and the world have been kept in the dark about an event of monumental significance: the freefall collapse of World Trade Center Building 7.”
“To commemorate the 9th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11/01, World911Truth teams up with families of the 9/11 victims, survivors and  first responders through NYC CAN and other formidable partners like Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Firefighters for 9/11 Truth to create Building What?”, the most important 9/11 truth campaign ever.”

08/09/10

World For 911Truth:
Historic 9/11 Truth Billboard in California “In what may be the first of its kind in the U.S., a group of 9/11 Truth activists organized, designed and paid for a commercial billboard in which 1,200 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth invite the public to ‘Examine the Evidence.’ “

Installed sometime the p.m., Aug. 5, 2010, So. Higuera in San Luis Obispo, CA

07/30/10

AE911Truth:
Why Progressives Should Press for Building-7 Exposure “Transparency in government is badly needed, both within the Administration and in Congress. The happenings related to Building 7 make this abundantly clear.”
“Within the Administration, a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests have been submitted seeking records on the Building 7 collapse-analysis data. The final report on World Trade Center 7 was issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in November 2008; however, going on two years later, most requests have been denied. Most troubling is the reason given for denial. The Director of NIST has determined that release of the information ‘might jeopardize public safety.’ This reasoning is outrageous. If anything, not releasing the information might jeopardize public safety.”
Until we have the complete Truth about 9/11, all the other issues we are facing—the illegal wars, the economy, border crisis—will not be resolved.  Identifying the true forces behind 9/11 will bring together everything that has occurred since and we can confront it, change it, and heal.  Period point.

Jamaica, July 2010

G. Edward Griffith on the New World Order

07/25/10

Washington DC Press Conference & Debate with 6 panelists at National Press Club.  AE911Truth to meet with staff & science advisors of over a dozen congressional reps via constituent appts.”

06/25/10

AE911Truth:
Explosive Evidence at WTC Cited by Former CDI Employee “Having had the privilege of speaking with Tom Sullivan, an

One of Tom Sullivan’s most exciting jobs was the colossal Kingdome in whose reinforced concrete structure he personally placed hundreds of deadly explosive charges June 24 2010

“actual explosive-charge placement technician, we have some new insights to pass along as to how controlled demolition works, where it started, and the effect that 9/11 had on the demolition industry. Sullivan gained his experience as an employee of the leading firm in this field, Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI). Sullivan stresses though ‘I do not in anyway represent CDI and what I have to say is based on my own experience and training,’ “And as Sullivan watched the towers collapse that day, like so many did, he pondered at how fast it all took place, and how suddenly and symmetrically they were brought down. ‘I knew it was an explosive event as soon as I saw it, there was no question in my mind,’ said Sullivan. Most of us agree — it’s not by chance that the first tower just happened to collapse — then the second in the same manner. What convinced him completely is when he watched Tower 7 fall that day, ‘I mean, come on, it was complete destruction. I’ve seen buildings fall like that for years — that was the end game for me.’  Keep in mind that Sullivan did this for a living for several years — it is like second nature for him to see this type of demolition. If anybody would know, it should be him. “

05/26/10

World For 911 Truth:
Former CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden Video “Two former CIA officials have admitted to creating a fake video in which intelligence officers dressed up as Osama Bin Laden and his cronies in an effort to defame the terrorist leader throughout the middle east.”
“The details are outlined in a Washington Post article by investigative reporter and former Army Intelligence case officer Jeff Stein.”

Investigative reporter Jeff Stein: CIA admitted creating a fake video in which intel officers dressed up as OBL and his cronies May 2010

05/14/10

Firefighters, Architects & Engineers Expose 9/11

Video streaming by Ustream

05/11/10

AE911Truth:
AE911Truth Structural Engineer Dismantles the NIST Analysis of WTC 7 “Structural engineer Ron Brookman probes the NIST analyses of World Trade Center Seven (WTC 7). This article titled The NIST Analysis: A Close Look at WTC 7 is available free as a download, or can be purchased as a spiral-bound hardcopy in the AE911Truth online store. Brookman‘s careful examination of the NIST final reports regarding WTC 7 reveals an abundance of deficiencies and discrepancies. These come in many varieties. Some are erroneous, in that they conflict with scientific findings reported in the open literature. Others are inconsistencies internal to the NIST reports. And finally, others are incomplete with respect to failure to investigate matters that had been flagged as needing further investigation in official reports from other government agencies.”

05/07/10

David Ray Griffin on 9/11 & the war in Afghanistan

CLICK HERE to view remaining six segments.

04/21/10

Fox News:
Jeffery Scott Shapiro: Shame On Jesse Ventura
Thank you, Jeffery Scott Shapiro for divulging your quest for “shilldom” with disinformation, misinformation, and outright lies. When lies can no longer stack on top of each other then sooner or later, a Truth, however small, peaks through and sends the lies a’tumbling.
Mr. Shapiro states thusly in his hit piece on former Gov. Jesse Ventura:

“Shortly before the building collapsed, several NYPD officers and Con-Edison workers told me that Larry Silverstein, the property developer of One World Financial Center was on the phone with his insurance carrier to see if they would authorize the controlled demolition of the building– since its foundation was already unstable and expected to fall.”

So, you are telling us that Mr. Silverstein had WTC7 wired for controlled demolitionThank you for clearing that up! Although it does put Silverstein’s insurance claims into question, no? As well, the illegality of placing employees in dangerous surroundings.  Or perhaps, Mr. Shapiro, you would be so kind as to explain how a demolition team was capable of wiring that entire building up for a controlled demolition not only in hours but in the utter chaos of that day? By the very statement you have made here, the implication is made that the WTC7 was prewired, which in itself is illegal and begs the further question—are you saying employees were working for weeks, months, even years in a loaded-for-demolition building? The article continues:

Governor Ventura and many 9/11 ‘Truthers’ allege that government explosives caused the afternoon collapse of Building 7. This is false. I know this because I remember watching all 47 stories of Building 7 suddenly and silently crumble before my eyes. While I was talking with a fellow reporter and several NYPD officers, Building 7 suddenly collapsed, and before it hit the ground, not a single sound emanated from the tower area. There were no explosives; I would have heard them. In fact, I remember that in those few seconds, as the building sank to the ground that I was stunned by how quiet it was.”

While you are at it, could you point to any evidence where credible 9/11 Truthers state that government explosives” were used to bring down the WTCs?  Questioning ours and/or another government’s motives, yes.  But no one, and specifically the AE911Truth movement, has ever claimed to know who put the explosive material at the WTCs and where it came from.  That will not be clear until a new and completely full-supoena-powered 9/11 Committee is opened. Finally, he states:

“Ventura apparently developed this theory after former Kennedy/Johnson adviser Robert McNamara visited him at Harvard and allegedly admitted to him that the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which escalated the Vietnam War, never actually happened.”

  Allegedly“? Are you implying here that the original “offical story” of the Gulf of Tonkin was a true history?  Mr. Shapiro, as a journalist and investigator, you surely must know that the

National Security Archives released—in 2005—declassified documents proving that the “official version” of the Gulf of Tonkin incident was anything but the truth.

“Washington, D.C., 1 December 2005 declassified over 140 formerly top secret documents — histories, chronologies, signals intelligence [SIGINT] reports, and oral history interviews — on the August 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident. Included in the release is a controversial article by Agency historian Robert J. Hanyok on SIGINT and the Tonkin Gulf which confirms what historians have long argued: that there was no second attack on U.S. ships in Tonkin on August 4, 1964. According to National Security Archive research fellow John Prados, ‘the American people have long deserved to know the full truth about the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The National Security Agency is to be commended for releasing this piece of the puzzle. The parallels between the faulty intelligence on Tonkin Gulf and the manipulated intelligence used to justify the Iraq War make it all the more worthwhile to re-examine the events of August 1964 in light of new evidence.’

NSA 12/01/05 “A taped conversation was released in 2001 of a meeting several weeks after passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, revealing that Robert McNamara expressed doubts to President Johnson that the attack had even occurred.

James Corbett dunks your argument succinctly at the top of his 04/25/10 Sunday news report (thank you, James!)

Larry Pulled It, Greece Riots – Sunday Update

04/24/10

Firefighters and AE911Truth team up in a double header presentation: Two speakers, two nights, two Bay Area cities.

Firefighters and AE911Truth: Double header presentation, Bay Area May 7, 8 2010

We don’t see over 1000 architects/engineers or fightfighters calling for a review of flawed building codes, now do we? That’s because there is no evidence for that from the three WTC buildings that came down on 9/11.

04/14/10

World911 Truth Presents Richard Gage and David Ray Griffin in Montreal on May 3rd

Richard Gage, AIA, founder of AE911Truth and Dr. David Ray Griffin, author of nine books on 9/11 in Montreal on May 3rd, 2010

04/24/10

9/11’s Ground zero to be sifted again RT News w/ Manny Badillo

Manny Badillo asks RT: “Why has there not been a trial yet?” April 24, 2010

03/31/10

9/11 Mother Donna Marsh O’Connor Demands Obama Try Terrorist Plotters In Civilian Court

9/11 family member Donna Marsh OConnor Demands Obama Try Terrorist Plotters In Civilian Court March 31 2010

World for 911 Truth:
“Do Not Cross The Line” “According to a document obtained by the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on Tuesday March 16, the 9/11 commission was warned on Jan. 6th, 2004 by high-level administration officials to ‘not cross the line’ in the investigation of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.”

03/20/10

Ed Asner for 9/11 Truth

Ed Asner supports 9/11 truth

“Ed Asner is also an active supporter of 9/11 Truth and the voice of AE911Truth’s radio campaign. We’re pleased to announce that Asner’s 30 second spot has aired nationwide on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory as well as on Progressive Talk radio station KTLK in Los Angeles the week of 3/15.

VIDEO LECTURE: Prof. John McMurtry: Why The Facts of 9/11 Are Suppressed

John McMurtry, Prof. of Philosophy delivers his lecture titled “Why The Facts of 9/11 Are Suppressed” 2008

“John McMurtry is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Author of over 150 books and journals, in recent years his work has focused on the underlying value structure of economic theory and its consequences for global, civil and environmental life-organization. His analysis of the meaning and impact of the 9/11 events and their aftermath is informed by this perspective.”

03/17/10

Major Reginald Shinn USAF (Ret.): “Listen to the final moments of the daring rescue efforts of the New York City Fire Department operating in the South Tower of the World Trade Center moments before it suddenly exploded into oblivion. This is the biggest conflict of evidence of all: Either there were emergency teams operating in the building or there was a tremendous raging inferno. The two are mutually exclusive possibilities.”

03/10/10

RT CrossTalk

Crosstalk with Peter Lavelle: “911 Whodunit Y” March 10 2010

Great discussion. One question that arises in my mind is a rather fundamental (pardon the pun) one. Does it seem plausible that a small group of cave-dwelling terrorists would bring down the rath of the world upon their families and their nation by doing such a horrible thing in America? Seems to me that if the “official” conspiracy were true, Middle Eastern populations would have descended en masse on them immediately. But the official conspiracy is not true, which would explain it all.

Huffington Post:
Former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley: “Burying” the Truth: Nightline Reporter Channels Bill O’Reilly “In a sad commentary on the currently disintegrating state of ‘main stream media’, I found myself ambushed on Saturday, March 6th, just ten minutes after I arrived at a conference outside Philadelphia on ‘9-11, the Wars and Our Broken Constitution’.”

Former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley, Times Person of the Year featured in article, ” Burying the Truth ” March 2010

Mainstream reporting such as this is not only a slap in the face of objective news, it demeans and destroys their credibility. In a way, I feel sorry for them because in the end, they will have to deal with their own guilt and betrayal of the American people.

03/07/10

AE911Truth:
Entire February 2010 Issue of American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy

American Behavior Scientist devotes entire Feb 2010 issue to: “Beyond Conspiracy Theory: Patterns of High Crime in American Government”

“For 50 years the American Behavioral Scientist has been a leading source of behavioral research for the academic world. Its influence is shown by the fact that it is indexed by an extraordinary 67 major database services, causing its papers to be widely exposed on the international scene.”

Abstract on Beyond Conspiracy Theory: Patterns of High Crime in American Government

World for 911Truth:

Twelve New England Towns Demand New 9/11 Investigation “Twelve towns are making a new 9/11 inquiry a ballot box issue this spring.

12 New England towns set to decide whether to ask the federal government for a new independent 9/11 probe March 04 2010

Voters heading to the polls will vote on a non-binding resolution that supporters hope eventually sparks momentum and legislative power nationwide.” New Hampshire was the first colony to declare independence from England in 1776. Only time will tell if the first sovereign US state will be where the push for a new 9-11 investigation will prevail.”

02/22/10

Vimeo:
Watch A & E for 9/11 Truth Press Conference :grin:

World for 911 Truth:
1,000 Architects & Engineers Call for New 9/11 Investigation “Richard Gage, AIA, architect and founder of the non-profit Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Inc. (AE911Truth), announced a decisive milestone today at a press conference in San Francisco, as more than 1,000 worldwide architects and engineers now support the call for a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. After careful examination of the official explanation, along with the forensic data omitted from official reports, these professionals have concluded that a new independent investigation into these mysterious collapses is needed.”

A 9/11 Victim’s Family Member Asks for Help

9/11 Victims Family Member Josef Princiotta describes some of the reasons that the official story of the events of 9/11 cannot be accepted. Feb 19 2010

02/25/10

The Daily Bell:
Washington Times Covers 9/11 Controversy Analysis by The Daily Bell: “We have, for instance, thought long and hard why law professor and Rutger’s Dean John Farmer would want to come out with a book that basically accused the entire Washington establishment of lying about 9/11. It only occurred to us lately that Dean Farmer was WORRIED. The 9/11 Commission’s conclusions are flawed. Farmer, perhaps sanguine at one point about his role, realized one day that he was right in the middle of what would appear to be a cover-up. So he set out to rectify his situation. Now he cannot be accused. He points his seasoned finger elsewhere.”
“There is a rude term that describes what Farmer has done. The point is, when your top people begin pointing fingers, the cover-up, whatever it is, is unraveling. Again, we don’t know what people in Washington were – or are – up to. Farmer seems to think it was incompetence of a sort, and subsequent denial. But perhaps it goes deeper than that.”

02/16/10
Global Research CA:
The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement “Eight countries – Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Russia – have allowed their publicly-owned broadcasting stations to air the full spectrum of evidence challenging the truth of the official account of 9/11. This more open approach taken in the international media – I could also have included the Japanese media – might be a sign that worldwide public and corporate media organizations are positioning themselves, and preparing their audiences, for a possible revelation of the truth of the claim that forces within the US government were complicit in the attacks – a revelation that would call into question the publicly given rationale for the military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.”

Now this is a change I really can believe in! Yessss!

02/12/10

Daily Mail UK:
Dramatic images of World Trade Centre collapse on 9/11 released for first time “Nine years after the defining moment of the 21st century, a stunning set of photographs taken by New York Police helicopters forces us to look afresh at a catastrophe we assumed we knew so well.”

Stunning set of photographs taken by NYPD helicopters “forces us to look afresh at a catastrophe we assumed we knew so well.” Feb 2010

RT:

“New picture releases are shedding light on September 11th, some say they prove that the assault on America proves a homegrown attack. The new photos are provided by US national institute of standards and technology. There are over 2,000 new photos that have been made public. Manny Badillo [tells RT] that you see an explosion from the inside, not what it has seemed to be, he says there has never been a building taken down by a plane.”

01/22/10

AE911:

The Mystery of 9/11 is ‘Now Unraveling,’ Says Major Japanese Weekly ” ‘Asahi’ means ‘morning sun’ in Japanese. That the Asahi Shimbun (the national newspaper with a daily circulation of over eight million – making it one of the largest newspapers on our planet) would afford respectful coverage of AE911Truth’s message in its newsmagazine, Asahi Weekly, is, we hope, further evidence that the mainstream dawn of 9/11 truth is just around the corner.”

Thank you! to Asahi Shimbun Mag. (daily circ. 8M+) for respectful coverage of AE911Truth’s message in its news magazine, Asahi Weekly. Feb 2010

Read synopsis HERE.

11/18/09

From Richard Gage’s (11/14) blog during the 9/11 Hard Evidence Australasia/Japan Tour: ” Turns out that the nano-thermite can be ignited by an electric current. (Prof. Steven Jones) place [sic] probes with a 12 volt current on a 1mm length chip and it ‘flashed’ right in front of his face — scaring the daylights out of him. This is the second method found of detonating this very highly-engineered material. ‘Steven will be presenting this new discovery tomorrow – the first day of The Hard Evidence conference.’
Looking forward to reading more on this when it makes the news.

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Nano-thermite Report and Evidence

Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice:

Scientists Discover Active Thermitic Material in WTC Dust April 2009

Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe “A new study by independent scientists and researchers suggests the cause behind the catastrophic destruction of World Trade Center Towers on September 11th can be seen in the dust itself: active thermitic material, a highly engineered explosive.”

“In a study published by the Open Chemical Physics Journal— a peer-reviewed, scientific publication—Steven E. Jones and Niels Harrit level a stark allegation: that within the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center towers lays evidence of ‘a highly engineered explosive,’ contrary to all federal studies of the collapses.”

Former Underwriter’s Laboratories chemist Kevin Ryan also co-authored this paper, as well as Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley and Bradley R. Larsen. [Open Chemical Physics Journal Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers]“

:!: READ FULL Nano-thermite Report

Dr. Neils Harritt

“9/11 represents both a roadblock and a short-cut to peace and democracy for the coming generations. If we cannot deal with that, we cannot deal with the other important issues either. The coming investigation of 9/11 will serve as a litmus test for the free press and the juidicial [sic] system

Niels H. Harrit
Chemist and Scientist

Dr Neils Harritt, lead author on “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” peer-reviewed paper April 2009

Earthfiles: Linda Moulton Howe interviews Dr. Niels H. Harrit April 2009

Listen to Dr. Harritt’s Interview/Lecture on Active Thermitic Material

Linda Moulton Howe Transcript of her interview with Niels H. Harrit, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Dr. Steven E. Jones.  [NOTE: Subscription required]

Dr. Steven E. Jones

“I feel that an INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION conducted by scientists and engineers and others is needed — not a US-congressional investigation at this time.”

Dr. Steven Jones

Dr Steven E. Jones, co-author on “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” peer-reviewed paper April 2009

[Presentation is in 11 segments and Q&A session has four segments.]

 Disturbing information on “threatening” e-mails Dr. Jones received just prior to an earlier publication. (E-mails were from ” a ‘contractor’ named ‘Martin’ who claimed Homeland Security contacts.” An excerpt states ” The publication of this article can be stopped…and I have the contacts to make this happen.”

It takes pathetic characters to hide under the coattails of evil and threaten. It takes tremendous courage and heroism to bring the message of Truth and Light to the public despite them. (Specific discussion is in Part 4, 4:14 min, showing the nature of the e-mails),

Disturbing information on “threatening” e-mails Dr. Jones received just prior to an earlier publication. (E-mails were from ” a ‘contractor’ named ‘Martin’ who claimed Homeland Security contacts.” May 2009

Bush met with Elder of Mormon Church to silence Dr. “Steven Jones” asserts Christopher Bollyn “Mormon friends of mine told me that

Did Bush hold a crisis meeting with Church of Jesus Christ LDS to discuss how to silence prof. Steven Jones? Jan 29 2008

President Bush had visited the elders of the church shortly before Jones was framed by the NPRaffiliate at the University of Utah. One of the subjects of the meeting, I was told, was how to silence Professor Jones.

Today, on the passing of the head of the Mormon church, a photo of the meeting between President Bush and the church elders is on-line.”

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan, Chemist and co-author on “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” peer-reviewed paper April 2009

To view the remaining segments of  Kevin’s presentation CLICK HERE

Richard Gage, AIA

Richard Gage, AIA and Founder of AE911Truth. His groundbreaking “Blueprint For Truth” presentation has helped turn the corner to 9/11 Truth.

WATCH: 9/11 Blueprint for Truth presentation

Open letter to Shyam Sunder from NIST “I urge you [Dr. Shyam Sunder, NIST], and your colleague, John Gross, to come clean with your conscience and with the American people who have placed their trust in their government and its National Institute for Standards and Technology. It is not too late to do the right thing.”

Janette MacKinlay

One of the initial four whose dust from 911 was formally analyzed for the

One of the initial four whose dust from 911 was formally analyzed for the thermite report.

report. Good documentation for authenticity of the dust.

David Ray Griffin

“Mr. President, the whole world knows 9/11 was a Lie; your credibility is going to be destroyed if you keep saying that America was attacked by muslims on 9/11.”

Prof. David Ray Griffin

Professor emeritus, Claremont School of Theology

David Ray Griffin, Professor of Philosophy and Religion has given us a moral compass as we move toward 9/11 Truth

FBI Acknowledges Thorough Research and Analysis of AE911Truth “The FBI’s Michael J. Heimbach, Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, says in part: “Mr. Gage presents an interesting theory, backed by thorough research and analysis.”

David Chandler:

American Association of Physics Teachers

David Chandler, physics teacher, has done an excellent job giving NIST a run for their money.

Presentation: 2009 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology titled “Power Crimes.”

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William Rodriguez

WTC janitor and eyewitness on 9/11

William Rodriguez, WTC Janitor and eyewitness: He believed he saw Flt 175 hijacker Mohand Alshehri in one of the towers

William describes a victim who in a BASEMENT LEVEL during an explosion at that level, whose “hands were extended and his skin was pulled from under his armpit all the way to the top of his fingertips, and it was hanging on both hands.”[at 2:49 sec.]

For remaining two segments of William’s narrative CLICK HERE

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A Look Inside Nanotechnology: DOD/DARPAs OWN 2002 report: This article mentions Technanogy, Inc. and Nanotechnology, Inc (which apparently merged in 2004) as leaders in this technology.

This led me to an article I found interesting if only for wondering why such credentialed chemistry and physics professors in this field did not immediately pick up the ball after seeing the 911 towers reduced to powder and write a series of papers on it?

ALD Nanosolutions, Inc, Westminster, CO

Dr. Karen Buechler (2002)

Title: Atomic Layer Deposition of Oxidizer Coatings on Aluminum Nanoparticles to Fabricate Superthermite Explosives (3rd article in pdf): “The oxidizer-coated superthermite particles will be tested at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The results of this Phase I work should demonstrate the development of superthermite particles as a superior explosive material. ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. owns options for exclusively utilizing and licensing the intellectual property developed over the last five years by co-founders Profs. George and Weimer at the University of Colorado.”

While doing a little research on ALD Nanosolutions, I came across TDA Wheat Ridge facility in Colorado, which talked about “nanograms and kilograms of fullerenes.” Researching “fullerenes“, I came across a paper called: Explosive Evaporation of Fullerenes by Electron Beam and Ion Beam Sputtering In Vacuum. In this paper was an XED spectra analysis graph that appeared to me to be very similar (i.e Carbon, O2, Fe, Si ratios) to the Fig 7 (c)XED spectra graph in the paper by Neils Harrit, et. al, Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe with the figure notation stating it was: “…obtained from the red layers from each of the four WTC dust samples.”

CLICK HERE to view the PDF file I managed to put together to compare these two graphs. It’s at least interesting so I am posting it.

USGS Report Graph:>
Chemical compositions of the WTC dusts and girder coating materia

USGS Report Graph: “Chemical compositions of the WTC dusts and girder coating materia”

Chemical Analysis from USGS (above) indicates the ten highest concentrations (% or ppm) as silicon, calcium, magnesium, total sulfur, iron, aluminum, organic carbon, carbonate carbon, sodium, and phosphorus, followed by titanium and barium.

Conclusions 1 and 2 from: “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe

  • It is composed of aluminum, iron, oxygen, silicon and carbon. Lesser amounts of other potentially reactive elements are sometimes present, such as potassium, sulfur, lead, barium and copper.
  • The primary elements (Al, Fe, O, Si, C) are typically all present in particles at the scale of tens to hundreds of nanometers, and detailed XEDS mapping shows intimate mixing.

Environmental Health Perspectives 2003

Chemical Analysis of World Trade Center Fine Particulate Matter for Use in Toxicologic Assessment

Results: Analytical chemistry of solid samples (pg 4 of pdf file): “Water-extracted and lyophilized WTC PM2.5 samples were dominated by large snowflakelike crystals composed of Ca, sulfur (S), and oxygen(O) (Figure 3A). Aggregates of fine particles composed of various combinations of Ca, Mg, Al, S, O, and silicon (Si) were also prominent (Figure 3B). Fibers approximately 1 μm in diameter were found in most of the samples and had a composition similar to the fine particle aggregates (Figure 3C). Metallic particles [mostly Ti and Fe, although Zn, lead (Pb), Ba, and Cu were also found] were found typically as inclusions in the large aggregates of fine particles (Figure 3D).”

NIEHS Micrographs from paper “”Chemical Analysis of World Trade Center Fine Particulate Matter for Use in Toxicologic Assessment”

InspectAPedia: World Trade Center Dust Particle Photo-Catalog — Microscopic Dust Analysis

“…used in identification of the contents and nature of particles found in dust from the World Trade Center Collapse on 9/11/2001:”The dust from the WTC collapse does not include microscopically identifiable organic particles. Particle sizes range from large, perhaps 20 x 120 u (typically fiberglass) to sub-micron particulates. Magnification in these photos ranges from 300x to 1920x.”

Experts report other contents in this dust including “microscopic traces of nearly every element – chromium, magnesium,, manganese, aluminum, barium, titanium, and lead.” [N.Y. Times, "What Happened to That Cloud of Dust" ,Pg. B1, B7, 11/2/2005].

The Times article reported on work by Paul J. Lioy, who mapped the dust and gas plume movement following the attack and “collapse” of the buildings.

InspectAPedia: One of several microscopic dust photographs “…used in identification of the contents and nature of particles found in dust from the WTC “collapse”

E-Medicine:

E-Medicine Paper—CBRNE – Incendiary Agents, Magnesium and Thermite: Burning thermite magnesium produces predominantly thermal injury that may be considered identical to deep partial- or full-thickness thermal burns.(R)esidual particles (especially of magnesium) may produce chemical injury to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. If exposure to incendiary metals takes place in a small, confined space such as in a military vehicle attacked by a thermite grenade, inhalation of hot gasses can produce direct thermal injury to respiratory tissues.”

Clinical History: “In the event that a patient presents with burn injury and is unable to give a history, consider exposure to magnesium, thermite, or other hazardous materials.”

Is there documentation by physicians who treated severely burned patients (particularly complete detachment of skin) directly from the 911 event concerning suspicion of thermitic material as a cause?
NY Journal of Medicine: “The Legacy of World Trade Center Dust Analysis of induced sputum collected from involved firefighters 10 months after the disaster showed a significantly higher percentage of large mineral particles than that found in a comparison group of firefighters from Tel Aviv. Irregularly shaped particles were seen in epithelial cells and alveolar macrophages, and their mineral content, unlike that in the comparison group, included such elements as gold, tin, and titanium.”

Autopsies/DNA

Christopher C. Kelley, Public Affairs, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology: ”PAFIP used a well-designed and tested system for identifying the Pentagon victims. When remains arrived at Dover Air Force Base, a scanning device searched for the presence of unexploded ordnance or metallic foreign bodies. FBI experts collected trace evidence to search for chemicals from explosive devices and conducted fingerprint identifications.”

If military/FBI pathologists took the specific step of scanning for “chemicals from explosive devices”, then explosives were definitely included in the differential pathology. Was this ever ruled in NIST didn’t even consider high-tech explosives as a cause for the WTC “collapses”? No (valid) plane parts on the Pentagon grass but they could identify DNA of passengers? Bull pucky.

Fireproof DNA Found at the Pentagon!:

DNA inconsistencies

Medical Professionals for 911 Truth

FEMA’s WTC Building Performance Study (2002)

Appendix C—Limited Metallurgic Study (with micrographs): “In this preliminary study, optical and scanning electron metallography techniques were used to examine the most severely eroded regions as exemplified in the metallurgical mount shown in Figure C-3. Evidence of a severe high temperature corrosion attack on the steel</span>, including oxidation and sulfication with subsequent intragranular melting, was readily visible in the near-surface microstructure. A liquid eutectic mixture containing primarily iron, oxygen, and sulfur formed during this hot corrosion attack on the steel. This sulfur-rich penetrated preferentially down grain boundaries of the steel, severely weakening the beam and making it susceptible to erosion. The eutectic temperature for this mixture strongly suggests that the temperatures in this region of the steel beam approached 1,000 °C (1,800 °F), which is substantially lower than would be expected for melting this steel.

Hudson River Chemical Analyses

BBC Science: Twin Towers Created Ash Footprint “The terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, launched thousands of tonnes of ash and dust into the atmosphere. Much of this settled on the neighbouring estuary of the Hudson, where scientists from the University of Massachusetts have discovered it has formed a distinct marker on the river bed.” WTC Geochemical Fingerprint Recorded in New York Harbor Sediments Eos,Vol. 84, No. 3, 21 January 2003, “….indicating an area of sediment focusing and rapid accumulation of recently deposited sediments. This conclusion is further supported by the unexpected detection of the short-lived, anthropogenically-producedradionuclide sediments at both core sites at activities of 5.5 ± 0.8 Bq/kg, corresponding to a total 131I inventory of about 2 mBq/ cm2. Although 131I is a product of nuclear fission, the Indian Point Nuclear Facility, located approximately 65 km upstream from the sampling site, was ruled out as a potential source,because elevated levels of other gamma-emitting radionuclides that would indicate leakage from reactor-core materials were not detected in NYH surface sediments.”
At the time this report was written in 2003, the source of this unexpected detection of the short-lived, anthropogenically-produced (man-made) radionuclide…apparently had not been confirmed. I’m not a scientist but if this find was unexpected and a nearby nuclear facility was ruled out as source, I would like to know if, in 2009, the source of that 131I product of nuclear fission is known? Was there a nuclear medicine facility in the Towers? [Therapeutic I-131 (radioiodine) is used for thyroid ablation]. If not, how would this be explained? Illegal dumping? Diffuse, copious amounts of excrement in sewage from recently treated patients?…or?
 Update 09/15/11: I had an opportunity yesterday to ask a scientist involved with The Toronto 911 Hearings about my concern on this.  After some research, he informs me that, “…Iodine concentrations were LESS in the upper debris layers
associated with the WTC dust!And Iodine-131 (produced in fission  reactions) was only found in very low-level trace amounts anyway. These data provide strong evidence against ‘mini-nuke-caused-WTC-destruction’ hypothesis involving fission reactions, including a ‘small’ fission bomb to set-off a fusion bomb. References: Science News, Volume 163, No. 7, February 15, 2003, p. 109.  Oktay, S.D., et al. 2003. WTC geochemical fingerprint recorded in New  York harbor sediments. Eos 84(Jan. 21):21–28.” [emphasis mine]
So, I can now lay this concern to rest.  Thank you, Mr. Tritschler!

FDNY Thyroid Cancer Shock : “Attorney David Worby, who represents nearly 10,000 WTC responders in a class-action suit, said he has tracked ‘a large cluster’ of thyroid cancers among his clients, which include thousands of firefighters and cops.”

Elaboration and Characterization of Nano-Sized AlxMoyOz/AI Thermites:IPS2006, 33rd International Pyrotechnics Seminar, Fort Collins/CO, US, July 16-21, 2006: M. Comet, D. Spitzer Institut franco-allemand de recherches de Saint Louis, France: ABSTRACT: “A new process to control the reactivity of thermites containing molybdenum trioxide (MOO 3) and aluminium (Al) has been developed at the Institut franco-allemand de recherches de Saint Louis (ISL). This process consists to elaborate by a new sol-gel method nano-sized mixed AlxMoyO, phases whose structure is correlated to the chemical composition. It is also possible to adjust the energetic properties of the thermites obtained through physical mix of these phases with nano-sized aluminium (Al 50-P, Nanotechnologies). The resulting nanothermites are very insensitive to mechanical and thermal stresses, but can be easily ignited by the energy brought by a laser beam. The nano-structuring of the oxidative phase decreases the sensitivities, shortens the ignition delay times and dramatically increases the combustion rates. These promising characteristics allow considering these metastable interstitial composites (MICs) as potential components for insensitive weapon ignition systems.”

These scientists put forth their evidence for a Directed Energy Weapon at WTC: Dr. Judy Wood, a former Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and John Hutchison, experimental scientist, they discussed how photographic and video evidence suggest at the World Trade Centre (WTC) towers were destroyed using Directed Energy Weapons (DEW). Many of the observed effects resemble those seen in John Hutchison’s experiments.”

What is free space optical (laser) communications? “Unlike radio and microwave systems, free space optical communications requires no spectrum licensing and interference to and from other systems is not a concern. In addition, the point-to-point laser signal is extremely difficult to intercept, making it ideal for covert communications.How does FSO work?

Laser Beam Weapons and the Collapse of the World Trade Center: “A former East German physicist who studied Soviet infrared technology and plasmoids…..told AFP that there is evidence that a directed-energy weapon using “deep infrared” radiation was used to bring down the WTC.”
Note: My problem with this 2002 article from AFP is that it does not mention the name of the “former East German physicist” for source research to validate this claim; therefore, it cannot be judged as credible—not by me, anyway.

Laser Initiated Ordnance: “Laser ignited devices incorporate miniature lenses to efficiently focus laser light into explosive material. The focusing of this light into a small spot causes a rapid temperature rise, resulting in device function.”

High-Speed Laser Technology

“…..network solution involves placing small laser transceivers on building rooftops and connecting them to routing equipment installed in the buildings. Wireless network traffic is routed from one laser to another via the company’s redundant mesh network and ultimately to the Internet.

Could Tesla’s Mechanical Oscillator technology be in play here?

“In a few minutes I could feel the beam trembling. Gradually the trembling increased in intensity and extended throughout the whole great mass of steel. Finally the structure began to creak and weave, and the steelworkers came to the ground panic-stricken, believing that there had been an earthquake. Before anything serious happened, I took off the oscillator, put it in my pocket, and went away. But if I had kept on 10 minutes more, I could have laid that building flat in the street. And with the same oscillator I could drop Brooklyn Bridge in less than an hour.”

[Excerpt from "Tesla: Man Out Of Time" by Margaret Cheney

Cheney?. Anyway, sound technology popped into my head this morning and caused me to recall a dream I had about sound, and I did a quick search on the subject, finding the above. I had written a blog in 2007 called Minnesota Bridge: Sounds of Destruction? after that bridge collapsed and referenced that dream.]

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From Box Cutters to Cutter Charges

Apparent transmissions by the hijackers. Do these statements sound like men prepared to die? Seems to imply they thought they were going to land, not crash:

911 Blogger:  The threat to Air Force One – who was the Military/Political MOLE who gave out the code to threaten AF1 on 9/11?

“I go into intelligence agency reports, now let me just make a parenthesis, (9/11 didn’t occur in a vacuum, it occurs in a world in which there are others watching. Who’s watching? Well, Russia’s watching, Israel’s watching very much, the French are watching, there’s Germans, Japan…), what I found is 3 separate reports, one is the Réseau Voltaire which is obviously benefiting from leaks from French intelligence. The Réseau Voltaire version, which came out September 20th (or) 25th, says that the ‘Angel is next.’ phone call came complete with top secret codeword, across a variety of agencies, suggesting that the people that were behind the attacks were a powerful faction inside the US intelligence community and government in general.”
“The Debka….is an internet service that generally reflects the views of the Israeli Mossad, and they are even more emphatic that this telephone call came complete with multiple codeword indicating that the invisible government force behind the attack which stretched through numerous Federal agencies and executive departments. They knew a whole selection of codeword that they seemed to have included with this phone call. Finally there’s the Soviets, in this case Russia, it’s called Namakon, a very shadowy group.  You can’t just call them up. But they speak from time to time, these are KGB old boys.”
http://www.gnn.tv/B10888

The Unspeakable Truth of 9/11:

“As to Osama bin Laden’s so-called ‘confession video’, Hani Sebai, a British electronics specialist talking to the BBC, called it ‘a clear fabrication, a classic cut-and-paste job ‘ using an Osama wedding video. In an in-person interview given to the Pakistani paper Umat that was also broadcast on BBC, bin Laden denied any involvement in the 9/11 attacks. There would indeed be little incentive for someone to disavow a deed of this magnitude, for which he would be praised, to which he is supposedly dedicated to carrying through. (Ralph Schoenmann,Taking Aim, 7/12/2005).”

A look back on the “Towers of Dust”

Towers’ Design Parameters: “Steel structures like bridges and buildings are typically designed to withstand five times anticipated static loads and 3 times anticipated dynamic loads. The anticipated loads are the largest ones expected during the life of the structure, like the worst hurricane or earthquake occurring while the floors are packed with standing-room-only crowds. Given that September 11th was not a windy day, and that there were not throngs of people in the upper floors, the critical load ratio was probably well over 10, meaning that more than nine-tenths of the columns at the same level would have to fail before the weight of the top could have overcome the support capacity of the remaining columns

but it was all reduced to this

YouTube

History Channel

102 Minutes that Changed the World The film depicts in virtually real time the New York-based events of the September 11 attacks primarily using raw video footage from mostly amateur citizen journalists.  The documentary is accompanied by an 18-minute documentary short called I-Witness to 9/11, which features interviews with nine firsthand eyewitnesses who captured the video footage on camera. According to this film, most of the archival video footage was in possession of the U.S. government but was released to History years after 9/11…..shown on Channel 4 in the UK, France 3 in France and History Channel in Brazil on Monday 07 September 2009. In The Netherlands it was shown on SBS6 on Wednesday 09 September 2009.

Still shot from documentary “102 Minutes That Changed The World”: What is this?

While watching this riveting documentary, I took a quick cam of the plane seen at 6 min 59 sec in the documentary as it entered the 2nd tower because a shadow caught my eye. It looks too geometric to me to be a mere shadow, although it might be ? As well, what are those white “orbs” and the glow on the nose just before it hits? The tip of the plane’s right wing seems to align right on with this white “orb.” Is it just a light reflection or are there other explanations? Personally, a still shot in this video gives me a clear impression that the wings and tail were prop attachments to some sort of missile.

Delay meant death on 9/11 “After American Airlines Flight 11 hit the north tower, fire safety officials for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operated the Trade Center, broadcast several announcements over the public-address system that the south tower was safe and that workers did not need to evacuate. Many who were leaving the south tower turned back when they heard them.”
Who exactly told workers to return to the North Tower just after hundreds had been killed or jumping out of the North Tower next door? Did they actually think these people would be able to work and concentrate after witnessing such horror? This was either an incredibly insensitive decision for the interest of business interests—or—it was to eliminate as many witnesses as possible?

09/04/09

USA Today News:

Elevators were disaster within disaster: ”(W)hen the second jet hit the south tower at 9:03 a.m., 16½ minutes after the attack on the north tower, the World Trade Center’s elevator mechanics decided to leave the buildings. They [were] expected to return later to help firefighters but never did. “But the Port Authority says the emergency plan called for mechanics to stay and help with rescues. ‘The manuals consider many emergency scenarios and describe the role of the mechanics in detail in responding to them,’ Port Authority spokesman Allen Morrison says. ‘There was no situation in which the mechanics were advised or instructed to leave on their own. They were, depending on the situation, to be dispatched to various emergency posts or to respond to various passenger entrapments and to assist police, fire and other rescue personnel’.” Investigation by USA Today Found:”

  • Newly installed safety devices condemned many people to death.

  •  Few elevators performed properly.

  • Most elevators, even those on low floors, stopped functioning the moment the jets hit.
  • Elevators were not systematically checked for trapped passengers.
  • Elevator mechanics left the buildings.

Were explosives used?

Evidence of cutter charges?

BCRevolution: “In the photo [below] for example, the column directly above the fireman’s helmet shows that it was cut with thermite. There is a substantial amount of hardened molten iron which can be seen on both the inside and outside of the box column. This is precisely what one would expect to find on a column which had been cut with thermite,’ says Bollyn.”

Column above firemans helmet shows cutter-charge cut. Hardened molten iron can be seen inside and outside of the box column

Dust and Deceit

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Compare and Contrast

1944: Plane hits Empire State Building

Empire State Bldg 1944:  Firemen and Investigators standing in gaping hole. “Soon fire companies got the blaze under control and were able to extinguish it without any further calamities occurring. It took the FDNY 4 alarms to bring this situation under control.”

Eyewitness accounts (print and audio): The Day A Bomber Hit The Empire State Building

Firemen and Investigators standing in gaping hole, Empire State Building July 1945

Edna Cintron: The Waving Woman Standing in the 1st Twin Tower gaping hole: “In this video you can actually see her wave her right arm to a chopper who videoed her, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was really there and she was alive standing in a gaping hole made by a Boeing 757 and she holds onto a piece of steel which according to the official version should have been so hot that it would buckle and collapse the building into a pyroclastic flow.”

She died in the collapse.

Edna Cintron: The Waving Woman Standing in WTC I gaping hole; she did not survive. Sept 11 2001.

S.F. Palace Hotel before and after the 1906 Great Quake:

Palace Hotel BEFORE the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire 1906

Palace Hotel AFTER the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire 1906

The World Trade Center before and after  the 9/11 attacks

World Trade Center BEFORE fire and “collapse”

World Trade Center AFTER fire and “collapse”

Depleted uranium explosion rained on Gaza Jan 2009

Depleted uranium explosion rained on Gaza Jan 2009

Photo of the second WTC tower during explosion:

Photo of the second WTC tower during explosion

 Air strike on Tajoura, near Tripoli, Libya by UN forces (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia) March 29, 2011

Added 3/29/11: “In this photo released by China’s Xinhua news agency, heavy smoke rises over the Tajoura area, some 30 km east of Tripoli, Libya, after an airstrike on Tuesday March 29, 2011″  Upon seeing this photo, I immediately thought of the WT towers.

Parking Deck collapse Atlanta, Georgia June 09

Parking Deck collapse Atlanta, Georgia June 09

Mexico Collapse from 1985 Earthquake

Building complex collapses after 1985 earthquake in Mexico

The second WTC tower starting “collapse

Second WTC tower starting “collapse”

Halifax cargo ship bomb detonation December 6, 1917

Halifax cargo ship bomb detonation December 6, 1917

Active molten lava flow from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Lava flowing in Hawaii 2008

Molten metal flowing from the 81st floor of the WTC on 911

Molten metal flowing from the WTC tower

Search for Parts From (Columbia) Space Shuttle Disaster (2003):

Columbia Disaster: 70,000 pieces of shuttle recovered—roughly 37 percent of the orbiter’s weight.” 2003

“The search began immediately after Columbia broke apart on re-entry. More than 70,000 pieces of the doomed shuttle have been recovered in east Texas and part of Louisiana—roughly 37 percent of the orbiter’s weight.” The Columbia Shuttle disaster took place~45 miles in space.

Pentagon evidence search

Personnel from numerous agencies searched for evidence at the Pentagon Sept 11 2001

Personnel from numerous agencies searched for evidence at the Pentagon

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Warning Voices

11/11/11

CIA Asset Susan Lindauer.. Can Now Speak 10 years after 2001-9-11

01/05/12

President Woodrow Wilson
The New Freedom
(Section I: “The Old Order Changeth”, p. 5.)

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
They know that America is not a place of which it can be said, as it used to be, that a man may choose his own calling and pursue it just as far as his abilities enable him to pursue it; because to-day, if he enters certain fields, there are organizations which will use means against him that will prevent his building up a business which they do not want to have built up; organizations that will see to it that the ground is cut from under him and the markets shut against him. For if he begins to sell to certain retail dealers, to any retail dealers, the monopoly will refuse to sell to those dealers, and those dealers, afraid, will not buy the new man’s wares.”

11/18/10

Daniel Ellsberg Sees Need for New 9/11 Investigation

09/27/10

Veteran’s Today:
International Law Expert: Ahmadinejad is Right about 9/11!
“Ahmadinejad is absolutely rational and correct on this, that the American people are now coming to the point of demanding an international inquiry (into the 9/11 attacks), ” Franklin Lamb told Press TV.” ‘There are just too many questions raised by architects, by pilots, by experts, by engineers, by [US Department of] Homeland Security employees and the FBI,’ the international lawyer reiterated.”
“ ‘There is every reason to have an inquiry and the [US President Barack] Obama administration should join this call, not oppose it,’ he underlined.”

09/23/10

Voice of America:
Ahmadinejad’s UN Speech Triggers US Walkout

Ahmadinejads UN Speech Triggers US Walkout Sep 23 2010

“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad triggered a walkout of U.S. and other delegates when he suggested in a U.N. General Assembly speech Thursday that the United States government staged the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Iranian leader said his country’s nuclear activities are in conformance with international accords.”
I believe it is appropriate now to preface this section with the above article. It does not matter how one feels about this Iranian leader, there are multiple prominent figures—Western and Asian heads of state, military/CIA, , religous, and other respected leaders who have been saying the same thing almost since 09/12/01. I copied from the “Comment ” section of this article below, as it reflects my own reaction to this news. And President Obama’s stated reaction, calling it “disrespectful” and “hateful”, and an “affront to 911 family members” is an affront to the family members PLEADING for an independent investigation. I lowered my head in disgust when I heard his response because he well knows that the Official 9/11 story was a bald-faced lie. It’s embarrassing and disgraceful for this country.

“Johnny Blue (United kingdom) 23-09-2010
None of these people are mature enough to listen to the representatives of other countries even though they disagree with what they’re saying? If these representatives, leaders never try to understand each other and the views of the people they each represent then they’ll never get anywhere peacefully or otherwise. The kind of behavior these people chose just gives more weight to what Mr. Ahmadinejad was saying and puts them further away from a peaceful resolution.”

President Eisenhower:

President Kennedy:

Ralph Nader:

Dr. Alan Sabrowsky, Military War College Director of Studies:

Dr. Alan Sabrowsky, former Military War College Director of Studies: “Military knows who did 9/11″ March 2010

Hear remaining segments regarding his opinon on YouTube

BBC Alan Hart – Israel Mossad did 911 and Iran does not want Nukes “Former Senior BBC Mideast Correspondent Alan Hart says on air that Israeli

Former Senior BBC Mideast Correspondent Alan Hart: “Israel Mossad did 911 and Iran does not want Nukes”

Mossad did 9/11 and much more in his revealing interview with Kevin Barrett which can be heard here:

I was late to the party on this one. Just found it today. Mr. Hart has done a courageous thing by speaking his Truth about this horrendous mass murder.

Fox News:
Fox News Video: 9/11 The Israeli Connection “In November, 2001, Fox News aired this four part series, which shows that Israeli intelligence has total control over the information networks in the USA. Also, they said 60 Israeli spies, with explosives training, were arrested in connection with the 9/11 attack.”

This investigation was apparently banned after first being aired. This is my first view of it and it’s extremely revealing.

Full 4-part playlist can be seen at VodPod

02/21/08

“Al Qaeda Dead Since 2002″ Says Ex-Head of the French DGSE [The DGSE is the French equivalent of USA’s CIA or UK’s MI6]: “As with so many of my colleagues from around the world, I feel that on the basis of key information gathered, that ‘Al Qaeda’ died as a functioning force in the rat caves of Tora-Bora in 2002.”

Alain Chouet, former Intel Sec DGSE: “As with so many of my colleagues from around the world, I feel that on the basis of key information gathered, that ‘Al Qaeda’ died as a functioning force in the rat caves of Tora-Bora in 2002″

Mike Springman
US Consulate and foreign service official:

Andreas Von Bülow
Former German Member of Parliament and Government DefenceMinister

YouTube

Ground Zero Minnesota


View remaining 5 segments HERE

Oath Keepers

Major General Albert N. Stubblebine

CICERO:

I thought I had heard just about everything but this interview with Mr. Norman Dodds by G. Edward Griffith was a jaw dropper for me…

Watch remaining segments on Youtube

William “Braveheart” Wallace:

DICO TIBI VERUM LIBERTAS OPTIMA RERUM NUNQUAM SERVI SUB NEXU V VITO FILI.

‘I TELL YOU THE TRUTH. FREEDOM IS WHAT IS BEST. SON, NEVER LIVE LIFE LIKE A SLAVE.’

BAS AGUS BUAIDH

DEATH AND VICTORY.

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July 22, 2010

Bad Medicine -or- How Big Pharma Loves Us To Death



 

:!: Financial Tyranny: Defeating the Greatest Cover-Up of All Time
This is blow-out news. Hang on to your hats as you read through it.

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“Whatsoever things I see or hear concerning the life of men, in my attentance on the sick or even apart therefrom, which ought not be noised abroad, I will keep silence thereon, counting such things to be as sacred secrets.”- Oath of Hippocrates, 4th Century, B.C.E.

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Other than pausing with a wince when the sounds of chomping on lunch, burping, coughing, blowing noses, or slamming file drawers during dictation amplifies through my headphones, I greatly enjoy my career as a medical transcriber. It is a valuable source of education and information and gives one a sense of being involved with the community, and I love that. But far beyond the expansion of latin vocabulary and intricacies of surgical reports, any medical transcriber who has been at it long enough learns that many patients are caught in a ever-revolving medical door and can tell you that a pattern emerges in allopathic medicine that can sometimes send a chill up the spine. I do not think even the best-intentioned medical provider really sees this cycle of manipulation unless that provider is fortunate enough to have had access and the willingness to pursue information from outside the narrow establishment focus of allopathic medical training.

One thing we have seen time and again is a patient coming to see their provider with a relatively minor complaint such as stomach upset. Provider prescribes a medication. Patient returns in two weeks complaining of side effects. Provider puts patient on a second medication to counteract the first (since appropriate testing for a source is usually not even covered by their own insurance, providers are usually forced to hoist one bandaid on top of another…oh well). Patient returns in a month and has developed a skin rash and is taken off both medications and put on a stronger medicine in hopes this will do it. In some cases, I have typed notes for such patients who eventually ended up in the emergency room with a severe medical problem. Something crucial is missing in this scenario. So many prescription bandaids do not allow the “wound” to breathe and heal and may even cover up the very source of the problem. Providers have to spend way too much time on dictating subjective symptoms and are given far too little time to interact with patients. From my perspective, if a person feels inclined to see a physician with a comparatively mild complaint, the first thing should be to set aside time with that patient to understand their unique human-ness; dictating that the patient does/does not smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs should not be the extent of getting to the heart of the matter. I know that most providers would like to get back to a strict doctor-patient interaction and medical treatment without the intervention that huge HMOs/insurance carriers and pharmaceuticals enforce on them. Fortunately, I see more doctors at least locally pursuing that course (yay!).

I have trained in Reiki (energy healing) therapy and can say truly that in many cases involving minor dis-ease, the only medicine needed is a compassionate touch, listening ear, and allowing the tears. We are living in an era where families often live states and even countries apart. The close support of nuclear families and extended families has been supplanted by a sense of feeling depersonalized in society. We hardly know our neighbors anymore and the peer pressure our children come under is guided more by the mass media than by true social interaction and bonding.

There is another phenomenon that is occurring over setting the “normal limits” of our fluid levels such as cholesterol. What is going on here? I have seen the guidelines for “normal limits” change three times in as many years for cholesterol parameters. Even from lab to lab, this can vary. This means that the “normal” cholesterol levels you had in 2005 are considered “abnormally high” in 2008. Who benefits with continually fiddling with these parameters? Guess.

The medical needs of each of us is a personal choice, and allopathic medicine definitely has its heroes, but choices should be informed choices, so I continue to encourage taking control and researching the facts from all perspectives. Go to your medical provider armed with information.

Intended or not (intention indeed is behind the pharmaceutical and AMA mindset on this), there is a propensity to use the general population as guinea pigs for drugs, among other things, and the ones most victimized are those least able to take control of their lives; the elderly, the children, the “less fortunate”, and those who have been conditioned to think of medical providers as gods. I do believe my own blood pressure must rise every time I hear a radio ad presenting a compassionate-sounding announcer encouraging needy volunteers to participate in yet another (guinea pig) study involving a new drug, which offers no protection for recourse in the event the study ends up harming rather than helping your health, although it definitely fills the coffers of the pharmaceutical industry.

That said, I have seen allopathic medicine used in more enlightened endeavors, for instance in cases of true life or death, as well as a special few drugs that really hold the promise of cure. I am not against allopathic drugs when a very serious condition is involved. On the whole, however, the first line of defense is keeping the immune system up and running (thymus gland is very important for this!) with natural herbs. If natural herbs did not work for us, why do you think the pharmaceutical companies are trying to pass legislation that would remove OTC herbal remedies, even vitamins, from public consumption? Because they know it works and it threatens their money machine.

I mentioned above that we should approach our medical advisers armed with information, and I am lately seeing that reflected in the transcriptions. Patients are bringing in their on-line news and information for discussion BEFORE they agree to anything. A line I am hearing dictated more and more this past year, whether it is a recommended medication, surgical procedure, or some preventative-maintenance plea is……

Patient refuses…..

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06/28/12

Yahoo:
John Roberts saves Obamacare: How does George W. Bush feel right now?
“Constitutional law seminars and unlicensed political psychologists will spend years speculating about Roberts’ motivations in joining the liberal bloc in probably the most important Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000. While we may wait decades to know for certain, it does seem plausible that Roberts may have been partly triggered by a desire to prevent the court from being seen as overtly political. Polls showing public respect for the Supreme Court at a quarter-century low reflect the growing view that the justices pursue partisan agendas. “
“One of the most important passages in Roberts’ majority decision was the chief justice’s assertion: ‘We do not consider whether the act embodied sound policies. That judgment is entrusted to the Nation’s elected leaders. We ask only whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to enact the challenge provisions.’ “

05/07/12

Salon:
Abbott Labs agrees to pay $1.5B over Depakote
“At a news conference at the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy said that the top levels of Abbott carried out a strategy of systematically marketing the drug for purposes other than what federal regulators had allowed.”
The illegal conduct was not the product of ‘some rogue sales representatives,’ said Heaphy, the U.S. attorney for the western district of Virginia. He said the company engaged in the strategy from 1998 to at least 2006.”
  Does anyone see anywhere in this article that this illegal behavior was followed by jail time?!?

04/11/12

France24:
Indebted Spanish village approves cannabis farming
“A small Spanish village approved a council plan Tuesday to reduce its crippling debts – by renting out land for cannabis cultivation.  Villagers of Rasquera, 140 km south of Barcelona, were asked to ratify a measure passed by the village council at the end of February as part of its ‘Municipal Anti-Crisis Plan 2012′.”
“The local political opposition doesn’t see things in quite the same way. Bernard Farnos, of the centre-right CiU coalition of Catalan parties, told Spanish TV channel ABC on Tuesday: ‘People here think this is a totally irresponsible project.’ “
  “Irresponsible”, Mr. Farnos?  What is irresponsible, as well as unethical, is self-righteous politicians who are very likely paid in some way by Big Pharma to suppress any “rivals” to its own mega drug industry.

04/03/12

Sunshine Slate:
FL Supremes Weigh Constitutionality of Medical Malpractice Damage Limits
“Justice Barbara Pariente, who repeatedly questioned attorneys, indicated a key issue is whether the caps on non-economic damages violate a right of access to the courts. Non-economic damages include compensation for suffering, pain and deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship.”
“Also, questions focused on whether Florida was in a medical malpractice insurance crisis in 2003 that justified restricting damages.”
  Completely unconstitutional to limit access to justice in order to “stabilize the market” (i.e.  ensure that the megabucks keep flowing no matter what the cost to citizens).   Constitutional courts are not to be manipulated as “leverage” against the very citizens the constitutional courts were designed to serve fairly and without prejudice!

03/17/12

Chron:
Complaint filed against Houston company involved in Rick Perry’s unregulated stem cell operation
“In an eight-page letter sent last month, University of Minnesota bioethicist Leigh Turner called on the FDA to investigate Celltex Therapeutics Corp., which banks people’s stem cells for future reinjection in the event of disease or injury. Perry was the company’s first customer last year.”
“The plan by Celltex and Perry to make Texas a leader in the therapy have been controversial since details about the governor’s procedure became known last summer. The therapy, drawing on the ability of adult stem cells to replenish dying cells, is promising but thought by most medical researchers to need much more clinical study before it is commercialized.”

03/05/12

Yahoo:
Global drug industry tightens anti-corruption code
“The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations said on Thursday it had expanded and strengthened the code to ensure “the highest ethical and professional standards.”
“Bribes paid to foreign doctors and other state employees are shaping up as a major legal liability threat for Big Pharma, which has already forked out billions of dollars to settle mis-selling scandals in the United States.”
“But Tim Reed, director of Health Action International, an Amsterdam-based group that is critical of many industry practices, is not convinced the IFPMA has the teeth to make sure its edicts are implemented on the ground.”
  Bottom line is that any company, global or local, should have had “the highest ethical and professional standards”  embedded in contracts and human resources manuals from the time of START UP!  Trying to backtrack and “make things right” highlights the fact that ethics and moral fortitude took a back seat to greed….way, way back.

03/03/12

Mercury News:
NJ CVS mixed up cancer meds with kids’ fluoride
“The attorney general’s consumer affairs division on Friday ordered a CVS pharmacy in Chatham to explain the mistake and provide the names of all its employees along with all emails, telephone calls, complaints, and other information related to the mix-up. “
“Calcagni’s administrative order said the pharmacy acknowledged it improperly dispensed the breast cancer fighting drug Tamoxifen instead of chewable fluoride tablets to children in as many as 50 families between Dec. 1, 2011, and Feb. 20. Calcagni said in the order that the division wants to look into whether any laws were violated.” [link and bold added by me]
  Say what?!? Of COURSE laws were violated.  CVS Pharmacy was embroiled in a negligence suit last year..

02/22/12

WCYB:
Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigns After Series Of Missteps
“[CEO Bill] Weldon, who was with the company for more than 40 years, was for a long period one of the most

Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigns After Series Of Missteps (Photo: Mark Blinch/REUTERS) Feb 22 2012

respected executives in the drug industry. But a series of missteps over the past two years damaged his and his company’s once sterling reputations.”
“Over the past two years, J&J recalled numerous over-the-counter drugs, including Topomax (odor), Mylanta (undisclosed alcohol), Tylenol (musty smell), and hip implants (required more surgery).”

02/13/12

Jasmer Law Firm
Plavix Manufacturers In Hot Water As Suits Bubble Up
“Some of the injuries reported by plaintiffs include severe ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, strokes, heart attacks and a blood disorder. The blood disorder is known as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpora, or TTP.”
“According to the lawsuit, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cited the manufacturers of Plavix in the past for off-label promotions and illegal advertisement campaigns that said that the drug was better than aspirin and safe for the stomach. Both of these claims were not proven, according to the FDA.”
  We’ll see many more lawsuits against Big Pharma.  It’s time for them to own up to their greed at the expense of the Life Force of a human being.

02/11/12

Madison Record:
Takeda named in suits over use of diabetes drug Actos
“Three Illinois couples have filed lawsuits claiming the manufacturers of a diabetes medication knew the drug caused cancer but intentionally hid that from patients. “
“Sandidge, Block and Allen have all been diagnosed with bladder cancer since taking Actos, according to the complaint.  The complaints cite numerous studies documenting an increased risk of bladder cancer in patients taking Actos for more than 12 months. The men, however, claim none of those studies have ever been released or published by researchers or the defendants. They contend Takeda and Eli Lilly intentionally withheld that information to avoid Actos being rejected by the FDA.”
  Diabetics should consider Aloe Vera, as it has shown good results for lowering blood sugar.  Of course, the usual caveat: Consult your doctor first.

01/28/12

thejournal.ie
PIP breast implants boss released on bail
“Jean-Claude Mas faces charges of causing bodily harm arising from the breast implant scandal which has spread to several countries, including Ireland.”
“Poly Implant Prothese, PIP, was found to have made some of its implants out of industrial-grade silicon instead of medical-grade silicon and women who have the implants have been warned that they may be more likely to split or rupture.”
  This would be a good time to remind all woman that their natural body should not be reworked to embed artificial enhancements just to please men who can’t see you past your boobs!  Respect your SELF.

12/02/11

Irish Times:
Psychiatrist calls for lithium to be added to water
“A consultant psychiatrist last night called on Government to add lithium salts to the public water supply in a bid to lower the suicide rate and depression among the general population.”
  How arrogant, how stupid…and how fearful is this suggestion!  This isn’t about concern for suicide and depression—this is about an attempt to “pacify” the masses who are very Awake and ready to take down thoroughly corrupt systems of government/economy/military.  Neither does he take his Hippocratic oath to medicine because he knows full well that many, many people are allergic to and/or can suffer severe consequences from even small “traces” of drugs, without complete testing.  This is disgusting.

11/27/11

The State Column:
Four drugs responsible for majority of visits to ER, CDC says
“The study, by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, singles out four drugs and drug classes — warfarin, oral antiplatelet medications, insulins, and oral hypoglycemic agents. The study also noted that better management of antithrombotic and anti-diabetic drugs could help avoid thousands of emergency admissions.”

08/12/11

Guardian UK:
Pfizer pays out to Nigerian families of meningitis drug trial victims
“The world’s biggest research-based pharmaceutical company announced on Thursday that it had made payments of $175,000 (£108,000) to each family. More such compensation settlements are expected to follow.”
“Pfizer was sued after 11 children died in a clinical trial when the northern state of Kano was hit by Africa‘s worst ever meningitis epidemic in 1996. A hundred children were given an experimental oral antibiotic called Trovan, while a further hundred received ceftriaxone, the “gold-standard” treatment of modern medicine.”

11/25/11

Featured Documentary: We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom “International award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller of Well TV announced the release of a new documentary about the threat to medical freedom of choice. We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical interests and giant food companies — in concert with the WTO, the WHO and others – to limit the public’s access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies.”


09/05/11

Off The Radar:
GARDASIL contamination with HPV Recombinant DNA
“SANE Vax Inc. contracted with an independent lab to test for contamination and found HPV recombinant DNA (rDNA) in 13 vaccine vials.  The Gardasil vials with different lot numbers were from New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Poland, France and three states in the U.S.  100% of the samples tested positive for the presence of the genetically modified HPV DNA.”

07/14/11

AJE:
Documentary: Outsourced: US Clinical trials overseas

  Drug experimentation on foreign, mainly illiterate populations, as well as exploitation of US citizens with “anything goes” prescription drugging is simply practicing “Nazi Lite”.  Instead of performing medical experiments on the Roma, dissidents, homosexuals, Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the “anti-social”—whomever the Nazis deemed not worthy of their “supreme race”—they simply burrowed under a pile of Paperclips , to emerge and merge with far-right Christian extremists in the US Republican party, repackaging it with the logo “Compassionate Conservative”; a “kinder, gentler” fascist ideology.   Many disguise themselves as Democrats and Independents as well.  It propagates hatred, self-idolation, polarization, and death on a massive scale.  We The People need to get out of denial on this and confront it head-on so it cannot transform itself yet again.  If there is a “superior” race somewhere, I guarantee you it does not reside on Earth.

04/01/11

PhysOrg:
Price slashed for drug to prevent preemie births
“The drug is still pricey at $690 per weekly injection but it is a drastic reduction from the $1,500 price charged by KV Pharmaceutical Co. when it went on the market last month. The company also announced rebates and other steps to give the drug to needy pregnant women at little or no cost.”
“The price cut came two days after federal officials said they would not stop specialty pharmacies from continuing to make a generic version that sells for $10 to $20 a dose, as has been done for years. The company got government approval in February to exclusively sell the drug named Makena (mah-KEE’-nah). But the price stunned doctors who prescribe the drug and private and public insurance plans, including state Medicaid programs, that pay for it. The drug is given to high-risk pregnant women to avoid another early birth.”
“The pricing controversy exploded after The Associated Press reported on the issue early last month, with some members of Congress calling for a federal investigation.”

03/09/11 Daily Mail: Preemie outrage: Cost of drug that prevents premature birth to rise from $10 to $1500

Preemie outrage: Cost of drug that prevents premature birth to rise from $10 to $1500 (c. Anthony Saffery) 03/09/11

“The cost of a premature birth prevention drug is set to rise next week from $10 to $20 a shot to $1500.”
“The massive increase comes after St Lois-based KV Pharmaceutical won an exclusive government license to produce the drug Makena – which was previously made by unlicensed chemists. Shockingly, the rise comes after campaigners from The March of Dimes and many obstetricians supported the monopolised licence, assuming it would increase availability and quality of the drug.”

04/09/11

Judge Judy , 4th Talking Head to Speak Gibberish on the Air (1 month apart each)

03/25/10 Second reporter slurs speech on air

This medical phenomenon may need a separate page but I am placing it here for now.

Serena Branson during Grammies Feb 2011

12/08/10

Guardian UK:
WikiLeaks cables: Pfizer ‘used dirty tricks to avoid clinical trial payout’
“The world’s biggest pharmaceutical company hired investigators to unearth evidence of corruption against the Nigerian attorney general in order to persuade him to drop legal action over a controversial drug trial involving children with meningitis, according to a leaked US embassy cable.”

11/16/10

Whistleblower on Insurance Industry on Democracy Now!
“Wendell Potter on “Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans”
A health insurance insider-turned-whistleblower argues that, instead of repealing the law altogether, Republicans will ultimately settle for gutting the law of its provisions that protect consumers. That’s because the insurance industry is a major beneficiary of healthcare reform and they’re also a major contributor to Republican campaigns. Wendell Potter should know. He spent two decades as a spokesman for two of the nation’s largest health insurers, Humana and CIGNA. He quit and made national headlines in June of last year when he testified on Capitol Hill about the profit motive driving the unscrupulous practices of the insurance industry. Wendell Potter joins us for an extended interview about his new book, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans.”
Watch Interview on DN!

11/21/10

(not prescription-related per se, but this is one of many malpractice cases that horrify)
Jonathan Turley:
New York Hospital Sued After Amputating Woman’s Legs During Routine Surgery
Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York is being sued in a horrific case of alleged medical malpractice after Stacy Galette went in for a simple gynecological procedure and came out a double amputee.
“The Brooklyn mother is suing for medical malpractice for the loss of her legs one year ago. Her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, has stated that the hospital caused the problem after ‘they punctured her intestine, causing an infection and blood poisoning, and gangrene set in . . . resulting in below-the-knee amputations in both legs.’ ”

Washington TImes:
FDA pulls Darvon painkiller due to safety risks
“The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals had agreed to halt all U.S. marketing of Darvon and the related brand Darvocet, which have been subject to safety concerns for decades. The Kentucky company confirmed the move in its own statement.”
“FDA officials said they decided to take action based on a recent study showing Darvon interferes with the electrical activity of the heart, causing irregular heart rhythms that can be fatal. Xanodyne conducted the study last year at the government’s request.”

09/23/10

NW Herald IL
Abbott recalls baby formula Similac on bug contamination
“The voluntary action affects up to 5 million Similac-brand powder formulas sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some Caribbean countries. The North Chicago-based company said the products could contain a small beetle or larvae that could cause stomachache and digestion problems.”

09/07/10

Wikileaks Release 12/09/09:
Big Pharma inside the WHO “This is a confidential pharmaceutical

Wikileaks release 12/09/09: “The compilation of documents shows the influence of ‘Big Pharma’ on the policy making decisions of the WHO, the UN body safeguarding public health.”

industry trade association dossier about the WHO Expert Working Group (EWG) on R&D Financing.”
“The compilation of documents shows the influence of “Big Pharma” on the policy making decisions of the WHO, the UN body safeguarding public health. These confidential documents were obtained by the drug industry before their public release to WHO member states (scheduled to be released May 2010). The document also illustrates that the WHO expert group was highly responsive to industry lobbying — a result that public health groups had feared since early 2009, when the expert group met with the industry, but refused to meet with public health groups known to be industry critics.”

See Post: Wikileaks, Whistleblowers, and Dismantling Psychopathic Empire in the 21st Century

08/30/10

COX Com:
Traumatized vets take potent drug to help them sleep, but questions loom about potential risks “Andrew White returned from a nine-month tour in Iraq beset with signs of post-traumatic stress disorder: insomnia, nightmares, constant restlessness. Doctors tried to ease his symptoms using three psychiatric drugs, including a potent anti-pyschotic called Seroquel.”
“Several soldiers and veterans have died while taking the pills, raising concerns among some military families that the government is not being up front about the drug’s risks. They want Congress to investigate.”
Absolutely Congress should investigate this. Acute PSTD is not schizophrenia. PSTD is not bipolar disorder.  PSTD is a direct response to acute traumatic events unless both conditions existed at the time of military enlistment.   As a medical provider, Seroquel has been extremely damaging to the pituitary gland and endocrine specialists in my work experience almost without exception strongly suggest patients wean off this drug.

Several soldiers and veterans have died while taking Seroquel for PSTD Aug 30 2010

more info…

Seroquel Official FDA information, side effects and uses: “Seroquel elevates prolactin levels in some patients and the elevation may persist during chronic administration. Hyperprolactinemia, regardless of etiology, may suppress hypothalamic GnRH, resulting in reduced pituitary gonadotrophin secretion. This, in turn, may inhibit reproductive function by impairing gonadal steroidogenesis in both female and male patients. Galactorrhea, amenorrhea, gynecomastia, and impotence have been reported in patients receiving prolactin-elevating compounds. Long-standing hyperprolactinemia when associated with hypogonadism may lead to decreased bone density in both female and male subjects.”

08/13/10

MyFox Arizona
FTC Sues Arizona Company over Acai Pill Free Trials “The Federal Trade Commission claims an Arizona company defrauded consumers who signed up for free trials of acai berry weight-loss pills and colon cleansing supplements.”
“The agency announced Monday in Chicago it has filed a lawsuit against Phoenix-based Central Coast Nutraceuticals.
It must be said that even in the world of natural supplements, corruption can reside and must be stopped. It must also be said that nature does provide healing supplements and (aside from this alleged case of fraud) Big Pharma is fighting hard and fighting powerfully to suppress and malign holistic medicine. It’s the nature of the beast.

08/13/10

Al Jazeera:
People In Power—Drug Money “The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300bn per year spent on prescription drugs. For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits. But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. Two of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies have been fined billions of dollars after investigations into their secret working practices. What these cases have revealed will change the way the drug industry is perceived forever. Revelations have emerged of pervasive fraud, fatal side effects, and huge kick-backs paid to doctors. This investigation by Melanie Newman and Chris Woods reveals how healthcare became unhealthy profit.”

FDA:
 Novacare LLC Conducts Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Products “Novacare LLC announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of products sold under the following names: Stiff Nights, Aziffa, Size Matters, Erex, Mojo, Hard Drive, Eyeful, Red Magic, Straight Up, Zotrex, Monster Excyte, WOW, Xaitrex, Verect, Prolatis, Xytamax, Maxyte, Libidinal, OMG, OMG45, and Zilex (with Golden Spear).
“Novacare LLC has been informed by representatives of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that the products appear to contain sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction. ‘Sulfoaildenafil’ is not declared on the product labels. The undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.”
Those product names provide stiff (pun intended) competition for the Pharma industry joke at Humor Mill (middle of page).

SFGate:
Eli Lilly loses patent lawsuit for Strattera Eli Lilly & Co. on Thursday lowered its revenue outlook for the year after it lost a patent lawsuit over its attention deficit hyperactivity drug Strattera.”
All business, of course. These companies focus on profits and dividends at the expense of people. That’s why they exist and that is why that culture has to change.

08/06/10

FDA:

EZVille, Ltd. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Solo Slim® Found to Contain an Undeclared Drug Ingredient “August 06, 2010 – EZVille, Ltd. of Ronkonkoma, NY, has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that FDA lab analysis of Solo Slim® distributed by the company was found to contain an undeclared drug ingredient. Solo Slim® was found to contain Didesmethyl Sibutramine. Sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. The FDA has not approved Solo Slim®, therefore the safety and effectiveness of the product is unknown.”
FDA advises that Solo Slim® poses a threat to consumers because Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. “

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold’ems because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk “Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is extending its July 2,2010 recall of 10 oz “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs (Texas Hold’Ems)” pet treat (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) to also include 83 cases of “Texas Hold’ems” (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10127 BEST BY MAY 6, 2012) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.”

07/23/10

Haaretz:
Israeli omptroller to probe pharmaceutical-hospital connection “State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss has launched an investigation into the financial ties between drug companies and various health-care organizations.”
“State Comptroller’s Office staffers are currently roaming the corridors of hospitals nationwide and scrutinizing various financial statements – those of the hospitals themselves, those filed by the hospitals’ research foundations (which, in addition to research, also fund various acquisitions and construction work ), and those of the hospitals’ friends organizations.”

07/21/10

CNBC:
New FDA report shows multiple lapses at J&J Plant A dozen recent federal inspections of a Johnson & Johnson factory for heartburn and other nonprescription medicines show a host of violations that could affect the quality and makeup of the drugs.”
“The shutdown and the recalls, estimated to cost $600 million this year, led Johnson & Johnson to sharply reduce its 2010 profit forecast. Analysts and other experts are calling for the ouster of top management. The manager of the Fort Washington plant has been fired, and 300 of the 400 workers there will lose their jobs.”

05/16/10 Associated Content Yahoo:
Inspection of Tylenol Plant Shocks Parents, Pharaceutical Experts, and FDA

05/02/10 Washington Post:
Johnson & Johnson division recalls 43 OTC medicines for infants and children A division of Johnson & Johnson is recalling 43 over-the-counter medicines made for infants and children — including liquid versions of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl — after federal regulators identified what they called deficiencies at the company’s manufacturing facility.”
“FDA inspectors had begun a routine inspection April 19 in the company’s Fort Washington, Pa., plant when they noticed “manufacturing deficiencies” that triggered the recall, said Douglas Stearn, a senior FDA official.”

05/28/10 CBS News4 PediaCare Cold And Allergy Products Recalled” More children’s medicines are being recalled because they were made at the same Johnson & Johnson plant where federal health authorities found poor quality standards.”
“Blacksmith Brands Inc. announced a recall on Friday for about 100,000 units of four PediaCare items sold nationwide. These recalled items include PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold, PediaCare Long Acting Cough, PediaCare Decongestant and PediaCare Allergy and Cold.”

01/15/10 ABC News:
Johnson & Johnson Expands Tylenol Recall “Johnson & Johnson expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications Friday, the second time it has done so in less than a month because of a moldy smell that has made users sick.”
“The broadening recall now includes some batches of Tylenol caplets, geltabs, arthritis treatments, rapid release, and extended relief Tylenol, as well as Motrin IB, chewable extra strength Rolaids, Benadryl allergy tablets, and St. Joseph aspirin.”

07/13/10

FindLaw:
Vivus weight loss drug faces safety questions “Vivus’ potential weight loss drug Qnexa will likely draw scrutiny over nervous system and psychiatric side effects from a panel of Food and Drug Administration experts this week.”
“The FDA acknowledges the potential blockbuster drug’s effectiveness in cutting weight. But, in briefing documents the agency raises concerns about a range of side effects. It says reviewers should take into account rates of depression, memory and concentration issues and heart-related issues.”

07/09/10

PhysOrg:
FDA review spotlights heart risk of diabetes pill “The FDA posted an exhaustive 700-page review of the drug online Friday ahead of a meeting next week to review the safety of Avandia, which is used by hundreds of thousands of diabetics in the U.S.”
“The paper’s author Dr. David Graham, the FDA scientist who wants the pill banned, estimated as many as 100,000 heart-related adverse events may have been caused by Avandia during its time on the market.”
Pippi As a medical transcriber specializing in endocrinology, it appears that patients indeed have been doing their homework over at least the last 1-2 years, and Avandia is by far the drug they want to switch from.

06/29/10
The Consumerist:
WellPoint Security Breach Exposes 470,000 Credit Card Numbers & Medical Records “Health insurance giant WellPoint has already annoyed its customers by trying to jack up their rates and dropping breast cancer patients’ coverage after they’d been diagnosed with the disease. But now they really have some explaining to do, after a security breach exposed medical records, credit card numbers and other information of 470,000 customers.”
“This isn’t the first time WellPoint has had to issue a “our bad” following a security breach. In 2008, information for around 128,000 customers was exposed. To atone, the company also offered free credit monitoring to affected customers.”
“And way back in 2006, backup computer tapes containing the personal information of 200,000 of its members were stolen from a Massachusetts vendor’s office.”

06/28/10

Huffington Post:
9 In 10 Docs Blame Lawsuit Fears For Overtesting “Ninety percent of physicians surveyed said doctors overtest and overtreat to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits.”
“Patient advocate Helen Haskell of the group Mothers against Medical Errors said she isn’t surprised so many doctors say they overtest because of malpractice concerns. ‘I think they certainly believe that, but at the same time the overtesting is both easy and profitable for them rather than spending time with the patient … to get to the root of things,’ said Haskell, of Columbia, S.C. “
Pippi Bingo!

06/24/10

Live Science:
Dark Side of Medical Research: Widespread Bias and Omissions“Many patients may not know the full story about their drugs or medical treatments because of a widespread problem involving unpublished or biased clinical trials, according to mounting evidence.”
“Much of that problem arises from financial conflicts of interest when pharmaceutical or medical device companies fund the studies, according to Wieseler and her colleagues. They pointed to past research showing an association between industry sponsorship and positive outcomes or conclusions in studies.”

03/30/10

Salon Com:
Scientist: FDA suppressed imaging safety concerns “A former Food and Drug Administration scientist said Tuesday his job was eliminated after he raised concerns about the risks of radiation exposure from high-grade medical scanning.”
Dr. Julian Nicholas told an audience of imaging specialists that he and other FDA staffers ‘were pressured to change their scientific opinion,’ by managers in the agency’s medical device division.”
Pippi Thank you, Dr. Julian Nicholas, for speaking out against deceit.

03/03/10

Politifi:
Cancer society stops urging docs to offer PSA test “The American Cancer Society is urging doctors to make clearer to men that the test used to screen for prostate cancer has limits and may lead to unnecessary treatments that do more harm than good.”

02/22/10

RealClearPolitics:

CDC: MRIs, other medical scans in ER quadruple “MRI, CT or PET scans were done or ordered in 14 percent of ER visits in 2007, the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. That’s four times as often as in 1996.”
“There also is concern about radiation from CT and PET scanners. Each CT scan is equivalent to 30 to 442 chest X-rays, and one recent study in her medical journal suggested that the CT scans ordered by doctors each year could lead to thousands of added cancer deaths in the decades to come, Redberg noted.”

12/23/09

AP/NEWSMEAT
Boston Scientific to pay $22M in payment inquiry: “U.S. attorneys in Boston said Wednesday heart device maker Boston Scientific will pay $22 million to resolve allegations its Guidant division paid kickbacks to doctors to get them to use its heart devices”
Pippi Next time you visit your physician, ask if they are paid kickbacks. Well, of course they will not tell you, but would a heart patient really benefit from a product that is not nessessarily regarded as a “best practice” choice but regarded as a boost to the providers’ pocketbooks?

11/14/09

Bloomberg:
Merck Cholesterol Pill Sales May Drop 20% After Study: ” Merck & Co. may face a third negative study result within two years for its cholesterol pills Vytorin and Zetia, which have lost 14 percent of sales since January and could sink further.”
Pippi My remedy? One tsp. of aloe vera twice daily dramatically decreases hyperglycemia. Diabetes raises triglycerides and chloresterol–for this, eat about 15 almonds and take in some onion juice daily, as well as oat bran. Do the research. The doctors I type for are doing theirs. :-)

07/13/09

Report: Many Breast Cancer Patients Reportedly Overtreated “Karsten Jorgensen with the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen, who assisted in research for the study of breast cancer trends, is quoted in the report as stating, ‘This information needs to get to women so they can make an informed choice… There is a significant harm in making women cancer patients without good reason.’ ”

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YOUR MEDICAL PRIVACY: Inform Yourself On Where Your Medical History Is Going

One of the political issues at the very top of the list for most Americans is the issue of Right To Privacy. This is an inherent component of our United States Constitution, but it has essentially been so abused and violated since 9/11/2001 that we are now entering a new American Revolution by the people. In Light of this, there may be an aspect of personal privacy that might not readily be considered by many when visiting your medical providers; that is, the dictations on your medical issues done after you leave the office visit, including your social history and family history.

Do you know, for instance, that more and more medical dictations are being done overseas? What this means is that the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), which is designed to protect your medical records in America, is not applicable when the medical notes dictated on you are typed and/or edited overseas. You virtually do not have any recourse if your medical information is leaked out in another country. The only right to privacy control enforced for medical transcription companies overseas, say, in India or Malaysia, is that if the typist has not used the computer for twenty minutes, the computer will log out of the system (hardly a rigid control for protecting your privacy). You have no control over how your medical information is used, or by whom, because our medical privacy laws are not enforcible outside of the United States of America.

Medical transcribers in America who type reports are held strictly accountable for maintaining your medical file securely by every means possible. It may cost our Contractors more, but they can be sure that the brain and the two eyes typing their notes are focused, medically knowledgeable, have a command of the English language, and are extremely cognizant of securing that information. This stops being the case the moment that dictation is sent out of our country for either typing or editing. In fact, I recently learned that regular unsecured e-mail is used for many of these transactions.

There is another factor that has the potential for invading your privacy by companies who ordinarily would not have access to your medical records. Do you know, for instance, that every time a merger takes place wherein any participating company that might not be related to the medical system at all but is involved in the business transaction means they can access your medical information as well. The more your notes become accessible to more people, the less confidence any American should have in how their medical information is being used.

Ask your medical provider where YOUR medical notes are being typed or edited.

I strongly encourage anyone who wishes to do so to demand of their medical providers/facilities to whom and to where their medical notes are being distributed. Many MTs (transcribers) have recently learned that medical facilities are quite reluctant to divulge that information to their patients Here in my town, 200 health providers employed by a large medical facility recently walked out to form small private-practice partnerships, in large part when they learned that notes were being outsourced and handled overseas (exposing providers to potential undue legal problems, according to one physician we have talked with) but also from disgust of “Big Brother” nosing into their profession. There is always a positive in a negative though, and the fact that medical providers are rebeling and going back to good old private family physician is a great thing!

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YOUR MEDICAL PRIVACY PART II: The Electronic Drug Racket

Richard Dick, in the Washington Post article Prescription Data Used To Assess Consumers: Records Aid Insurers but Prompt Privacy Concerns,** is quoted as being “an entrepreneur who built the [prescription] database system that Ingenix acquired in 2002″ but also warns that a privacy tool he created “that requires users [patients] to consent before specific data…can be released….must be independent of all who hold the data. (O)therwise….you have the fox in charge of the henhouse.”

**Article By Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, August 4, 2008; Page A01

Stated Prescription Information Providers:

Milliman IntelliScript: Providing “detailed prescription histories to underwriters’ desktops.” Ingenix “Thought Leadership”: “…revolutionizing the way valuable information [about YOU] is exchanged throughout health care.”

Benefits For The Fox In The Henhouse [insurance/software collusion racket]:

  • Cost savings to Insurers
  • Taking place largely outside the scrutiny of federal health regulators and lawmakers (para 4)
  • Federal health privacy rule does not cover many of them (para 7)
  • Codes drugs red, yellow or green, according to the insurer’s instructions
  • HIPAA does not give the Department of Health and Human Services the ability to directly investigate or hold accountable entities, such as pharmacy benefit managers or companies such as Ingenix and Milliman, who are not covered by HIPAA. (Emphasis mine)

Benefits For The Patient:

  • Zero.
  • Nada.
  • Zilch.
  • Null.

As a made-in-America medical transcriber, I hold the privacy of medical information on a patient to be inviolable. Every medical history is a unique patient experience and deserves respect and privacy. However, in a world today rife with complete disrespect for laws and simple courtesy permeating government and industry in tandem (=fascism), our rights and privileges mean nothing…not…a…thing!

The article cited above is well worth reading and states the case well. But I would like to elaborate through personal transcribing experience some of the drawbacks stated:

“(T)he practice also illustrates how electronic data gathered for one purpose can be used and marketed for another — often without consumers’ knowledge, privacy advocates say. And they argue that although consumers sign consent forms, they effectively have to authorize the data release if they want insurance.” [Para 6, pg 1].

This is blackmail, plain and simple, from my perspective. This argument essentially notes that if a patient wants to decline having their prescription history available to any non-medical business entity who happens to invest [or has a vested intererest] in insurance corporatisim (see above post on outsourcing) , they can be denied insurance. This is deplorable and denigrates the integrity of right to privacy.

As health care moves into the digital age, there are more and more companies holding vast amounts of patients’ health information,” said Joy Pritts, research professor at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute. “Most people don’t even know these organizations exist. Unfortunately the federal health privacy rule does not cover many of them. . . . The lack of transparency with how all of this works is disturbing.” [Para 7, pg 1].

Disturbing is an understatement. Period.

Milliman’s IntelliScript codes drugs red, yellow or green, according to the insurer’s instructions, with red signaling the greatest risk, Franzen said. Red codes could include the so-called AIDS cocktail drugs and cancer medications…”. “..(F)or instance, if MedPoint [Ingenix software tool] produces a report that an individual has been on the highest dose of the cholesterol-reducing drug Zocor for 18 monts [sic], the insurer ‘would be able to know that you have a very high, near-intractable cholesterol problem…’.” [Para 4, pg 2]

Yes, they would know your cholesterol issue is “near-intractable”, but knowing this information does absolutely nothing to assist the patient and does absolutely everything to reduce costs to insurance companies while your premium keeps rising or you are completely denied. Where in this program of labeling your cost-risk factor is the development of a solution that benefits YOU… YOU, the one who’s pockets are being cleaned out here? YOU, the one who seeks to stay healthy by following doctors’ guidelines only to be rebuffed by the Insurance Racket?

Some health experts worry that insurance companies can make faulty assumptions by looking at prescription drug records, because many drugs have multiple uses. ‘I had a patient on Amitriptyline for migraines and they were denied life insurance because it’s also an antidepressant,” said physician Kate Atkinson of Amherst, Mass. ‘I had to explain it wasn’t being used for depression.’ Another patient was on Prozac–not for depression, but for menopausal hot flashes. ‘I wrote an appeal letter, and they still wouldn’t give it to her,’ Atkinson said.” [Para 7, pg 2]

I see “off-label use” for drugs often in transcription work. For example, metformin, a drug that is primarily used for diabetes, is also prescribed for weight loss and to enhance fertility in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are not diabetic at all. Dr. Atkinson is right about Prozac as well. While labeled an “antidepressant”, it is often used for menopausal symptoms. Ambien, a sleeping aid with a myriad of withdrawal symptoms, is also used to treat menopausal symptoms. Lexapro, another antidepressant has been used to treat migraine headaches and premature ejaculation. (Incidentally, with the downward spiraling of our economy and the complete disenchantment of existing governments happening, is it any wonder that depression is on the rise? We are seeing a sharp influx of relatively healthy patients of all ages with growing symptoms of depression…about a military loved one’s death or military spouse with PTSD, about the economy and their financial constraints, about a troubling government, about helplessness, etc.)

Ingenix and Milliman officials stress that they provide data only with the patient’s consent, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a 1996 law that governs personal health records information. But HIPAA does not give the Department of Health and Human Services the ability to directly investigate or hold accountable entities, such as pharmacy benefit managers or companies such as Ingenix and Milliman, who are not covered by HIPAA.”
“In February, the Federal Trade Commission issued an order saying that MedPoint and IntelliScript are consumer reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, so the companies must notify insurers that consumers denied insurance on the basis of these reports have the right to request a copy of the report and that errors be corrected. The FTC’s order followed a settlement of allegations that the companies violated the credit-reporting law by failing to provide such notice to insurers.”
Pippi Score 1 for the consumer.

Knights in Shining Medical Armour

Best Rebuttal!: “Bob Gellman, an independent privacy consultant in Washington, said the FTC’s decision not to fine the companies sends ‘The message that it is okay to ignore the law.’That’, he said, ‘is absolutely outrageous.‘”

“Tim Sparapani, senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, said that the products that Ingenix and Milliman are marketing represent the ‘commodification’ of electronic medical records by third parties. ‘We’ve got to stop these practices before the marketplace is fully developed and patients lose all control over their medical information,’ he said.”

One last thought: I wonder if the electronic whiz kids developing this omnious drug software for the insurance whiz kids are under the same drug-list scrutiny they push on patients. I seriously doubt it. It is probably an exception wrapped up on some huge company benefits’ bonus.

As always, ask the question: Who benefits?

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Information for Further Consideration

08/24/11

Burlington Free Press:
Google settles pharmacy ad probe for $500 million
“Google Inc. has agreed to pay $500 million to settle a U.S. government investigation into the Internet search leader’s distribution of online ads from Canadian pharmacies illegally selling prescription and non-prescription drugs to American consumers, a U.S. attorney in Rhode Island said Wednesday.  The settlement means the Internet search leader will not face criminal prosecution for accusations that it improperly profited from ads promoting Canadian pharmacies that illegally imported drugs into the United States U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha said.”
Federal officials also say Google knew as early as 2003 that its ad system was allowing Canadian pharmacies to make illegal sales. These transactions included the sale of prescription drugs without prescriptions from a licensed medical practitioner, federal prosecutors said.

 Had this been a much smaller Internet search business, a prosecution would have been on, and the book would have thrown.  No concern here for the health of the consumer.   I am so tired of hearing how The Murdochs, Wall Street criminals, Govt. officials, and the like are able to pay their way out of being served Justice.

03/24/11

Coast To Coast AM
Genetic Engineering
“Investigative reporter Jon Rappoport warned of alarming future trends in the genetic engineering of human beings. Based on his contacts with several scientists over a period of 20 years, he’s concluded that human genetics research is basically a continuation of the Nazi eugenics program, and that medical research into genes as causes of human illness is simply a cover story.”
“Rappoport had no doubt that some of this research was already underway, possibly under compartmentalized lab studies, so that scientists don’t even realize the significance of what they’re working on. ” ‘The best thing that could happen,’ he stated, ‘is that recognized doctors and researchers stand up together, and say, this has to stop.’ ” [emphasis mine]
These Gmork’d minds will lose….again. The forces of Mother Nature and Her companion Hyperdimensional Nature will stop this in its tracks by 2012.

Conpanion Posts: 
Emergence: The DNA of Higher Consciousness Begins
MITOCHONDRIAL DNA (MtDNA): A Genetic Off-Planet “Gift”?
2012: Is Humanity Poised for Restoration of “Junk” DNA?  
Tackling History Through A Tangled Genealogic Forest

09/14/10

Pragmatic Witness:
Behind America’s Back: Obama impliments [sic] CODEX ALIMENTARIUS during BP Oil Spill Crisis
“Now, with a stroke of a pen, and quietly behind the scenes when everyone was focused on the Gulf Oil Spill, he effectively launched Codex Alimentarius in the US, which is intended to bring ALL vitamin and mineral supplements and natural health remedies and technologies to an end. The CDC and the HHS can now make illegal, all alternative health remedies and technologies. This bill renders all alternative health remedies ”unscientific’ and not provable by the FDA. This legislation is a huge step in population control, giving the pharmaceuticals full control over the health of all individuals, which is what the global socialists have wanted for years.”

Executive Order 13544 of June 10, 2010  Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council

CODEX ALIMENTARIUS—Dare You Ignore It? “More and more people are becoming concerned about the shady, secretive organization that is Codex Alimentarius – the thinly-veiled propaganda arm of the international pharmaceutical industry that does everything it can to promote industry objectives whilst limiting individual options to maintain health (which would diminish mermbers profits).
“Codex alimentarius is one of the major bodies behind the effort to limit access to nutritional products and information. Its motivation is not rocket science and neither is the source of its funding – money that somehow expected to return a profit to its members . . . Most of the information available regarding codex alimentarius refers to its role in the USA, but it is not a US-specific body. Far from it, Codex has wiggled its dirty little tentacles into just about every national or international body concerned with public health. Posing as a benefactor, it then uses its significant financial and political clout to do its masters bidding.”

more…..

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Michael Ostrolenk: Congressional Briefing 04/16/09:Healthcare Stories From The Front Line

Reaching out: These Doctors Still Make Housecalls: “ ‘We practice medicine rather than having to worry about fee structures and rules,’ he explained. ‘We spend the time we need to with patients. We do not feel constrained. ‘ ”

Neurosurgeon Allan Hamilton: Medicine and Spirit

Overdosed America (Dr. John Abramson) “The lack of transparency that has become normal in commercially sponsored medical research now taints the scientific evidence published in even our most prestigious medical journals. And unlike the recent scandals in other industries that robbed Americans of money and jobs, this one is undermining our health.”

Clinical Drug Trials: FDA Fails to Monitor Safety and Integrity “’In many ways, rats and mice get greater protection as research subjects in the United States than do humans,’ said Arthur L. Caplan, chairman of the department of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania.”

When Drug Trials Go Wrong: “Plaintiff lawyers also have become more likely to take these cases after the case involving the death of Jesse Gelsinger, an 18-year-old who participated in a gene-therapy trial at the University of Pennsylvania, showed that it was possible to find flaws in the informed-consent process.”

The Downward Spiral of Healthcare: “Under the current healthcare system, the insurance companies can regulate and distribute funds however they see fit, while physicians can do nothing but hope the situation improves.”

Overseas Outsourcing of Private Information (”Using personal medical and financial information to blackmail unsuspecting individuals….. may (be) a consequence of the practice of outsourcing electronic data to foreign countries for business processing.”)

Heath Data Privacy: The Coming Disaster: “This issue is both a policy concern and an entrepreneurial opportunity. Who will address it first – private-sector tech innovators, or policy makers?”

Dr. Alan Hamilton: The Top Ten Things Cancer Patients Learn from Cancer Patients “Insurance companies don’t like to pay.””Remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Become a burr under the saddle. Share your experience with other patients. Blog. Chat. Escalate the volume of your protest by appealing to the state authority for insurance oversight. Write letters to local hospital administrators and cancer center directors. Bring that pot to a boil. Insurance companies worry about bad publicity more than bad care. Put them in the spotlight until they do the right thing. “

Los Angeles Times 2006:
Effectiveness of medical privacy law is questioned “Despite 34,000 complaints of violations in the last five years, the federal act has resulted in only a few prosecutions, and no civil fines have been levied.”

Wall Street Journal 2008:
Privacy Advocates Sound Alarm About Electronic Prescribing “Many Americans would be quite alarmed to discover their employer and others know they take an anti-anxiety medication or that they are being treated for an STD.”

Commercial Alert 2005:
200+ Medical School Professors Call for End to DTC Prescription Drug Ads “In a strong show of opposition to advertising for prescription drugs, 211 professors from U.S. medical schools endorsed a statement that ‘Direct-to-consumer marketing of prescription drugs should be prohibited.’ ”

National Conference of State Legislators 2008:
 Marketing and Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) of Pharmaceuticals: “With pressure to try to curb the increased costs of prescription medicine, lawmakers are taking a closer look at the implications of pricey advertisements on state-funded programs.”

Minn. town gets healthy, adds longevity, together:  ‘The key for Albert Lea was getting the community behind a goal that was not just about weight loss, but also about fostering family relationships, a sense of purpose and healthy living habits’, Buettner said.”
“This idea of a community approach is something a lot of people are really getting excited about.”
Pippi Now, here is change I can believe in. Community of the people, by the people, for the people…..void of bureaucracy.

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The Vaccine Wars

08/10/10

PhysOrg:
WHO says swine flu pandemic is over “WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said the organization’s emergency committee of top flu experts advised her that the pandemic had “largely run its course” and the world is no longer in phase six – the highest influenza alert level.”
“At least 18,449 people have died worldwide since the outbreak began in April 2009. WHO said last week that the true figure is likely to be higher, but the organization’s flu chief, Keiji Fukuda, said a final number won’t be known for some months.”
Pippi The Pandemic that wasn’t.  18.5k in 18 months?  An average of 36k Americans alone die every year from seasonal (regular) flu.  :???:

05/24/10

PhysOrg:
Britain bans doctor who linked autism to vaccine “Britain’s top medical group banned a doctor who was the first to publish peer-reviewed research suggesting a connection between a common vaccine and autism from practicing in the country, finding him guilty Monday of serious professional misconduct.”

BUT…..

03/25/10 Health Freedom Alliance:
Scientist Who Claimed No Link Between Autism and Vaccines Disappears With University Money
“The lead author of a key study used by EU and USA health bodies as evidence mercury in vaccines does not cause autism has vanished after it emerged that he fraudulently claimed 10 million crowns in funds from his university in Denmark.”
“According to a statement by the CDC, the researcher is, Dr Poul Thorsen who was also employed by Emory University, Atlanta, without the knowlege of his university, according to the Danish media.”

03/25/10

Huffington Post  Central Figure in CDC Vaccine Cover-UP Absconds With $2M “Despite this obvious chicanery, CDC has long touted the study as the principal proof that mercury-laced vaccines are safe for infants and young children. Mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, has relied on this study as the basis for its public assurances that it is safe to inject young children with mercury — a potent neurotoxin — at concentrations hundreds of times over the U.S. safety limits.”
“Thorsen’s partner Kreesten Madsen recently came under fierce criticism after damning e-mailssurfaced showing Madsen in cahoots with CDC officials intent on fraudulently cherry picking facts to prove vaccine safety.”

03/23/10

E-Max Health:
FDA suspends Rotarix Vaccine Due to Viral Contamination “The US Food and Drug Administration recommended that doctors stop using Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed for use against rotavirus. Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said that the vaccine is contaminated with material from a pig virus, but that ‘there is no evidence at this time that this material poses a safety risk.’ ”
Pippi Sure, there is a pig virus in the vaccine but er..um..uh….nothing to worry about here. :twisted

11/03/09:

Pippi This is massive criminality, and I admire Mr. Kennedy for bringing his knowledge to fore.

01/11/10: “The severity of the H1N1 outbreak was deliberately exaggerated by pharmaceutical companies that stood to make billions of dollars from a worldwide scare, a leading European health expert has claimed. Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, has accused the makers of vaccines for the virus of influencing the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to declare a pandemic. Tarek Bazely reports (Jan 11, 2010).”

10/31/09:

tortH1N1 vaccine: Don’t be Tricked.

Read leaked package insert—scary!

Item from insert:

“8.1 Pregnancy
“Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or FLUVIRIN. It is also not known whether Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or FLUVIRIN can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity.”

11/06/09:

Cat Gets H1N1 Swine Flu: “A sick Iowa pet is the latest evidence that cats can carry the H1N1 swine flu virus.”
“Weigner and Skinner note that other animals have picked up H1N1 swine flu from humans, including pigs, birds, and ferrets. H1N1 swine flu is a human virus not known to be circulating in pigs.”
Pippi What? HuH?!?

Can Cats Catch H1N1 (Swine) Flu? “Cats can get certain types of influenza, but not any cases of the H1N1 virus is known. The influenza virus that can be passed to cats is known as H5N1. “
“The name of this influenza virus is being changed to H1N1 Flu because doctors are no longer sure if this virus actually was being passed from a pig to a human.
…this has to have been a virus customized in a laboratory. It is crossing barriers of species’ DNA in ways that make it extremely unlikely to have come from Mother Nature. “The University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) is hardly a place most Americans have heard about and, apparently, the Center’s web site has news the MSM isn’t familiar with, either. But information they published years ago has now taken on an urgent importance. CIDRAP, along with the Canadian newspaper Canadian Press (CP), revealed back in 2004 that the CDC was launching experiments designed to mix the H5N1 (avian) virus and human flu viruses. The goal was to find out how likely it was such a “reassortant” virus would emerge and just how dangerous it might be. Of course, it’s logical to wonder if they also worked with the addition of a swine flu virus, too.”

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July 15, 2010

Hunt For Justice -or- Bagging the Collective Parasites


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“There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual and with culture, and it will change the political structure only as its final act. ”
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I had an interesting dream on 04/23/09:

I am standing in a large crowd of people.  Many have some sort of tweed cap on their head (symbolizing the working man?).  We are all facing notable politicians and businessmen who stand on a stage.  We all very slowly move forward with no weapons—nothing to harm them physically—we move in unison with first a deliberate right foot down, then deliberate left foot down while raising a fist in the air and shouting “Nevermore!”  Then the deliberate right foot moves us one step ahead…then the left foot and rising fist.  As we all move toward the stage, it begins to tumble and the “elite” realize we see them for what they are and lose their power.  Then, my (deceased) father appears to my left.  I ask him, “Father, how were we able to do this with no weapons?”.  He replies, “Daughter, look around you.  No longer are there fortresses to hide in, only houses made of glass.” I look around and see that he is right and the glass begins to shatter everywhere.

I have kept a personal dream journal for many years, I have come to recognize a “message” dream when it appears.

I immediately understood the essence of my dream 14 months later while watching a pro-Palestinian rally right after the news of the attack on the Gaza Flotilla. It was this statement by Kareem Dennis aka Lowkey that brought that dream to fore and provided the context of meaning in my dream:

“There is only one line of division.”
It is a line of division between those who stand for the equality of all, and those who stand for the supremacy of some.”
[Gaza Flotilla Solidarity Speech 05/31/10 ]

Power is energy and basically either contracts or expands.  Non-parasitic power used sparingly and with benign wisdom is beneficial to mankind (expanded, love: Gandhi, Jesus…), but power parasitically housed in a weak host (contractedfear: Hitler, Stalin…), provides it the vehicle to manipulate the power malevolently.  Parasitic symbiosis pushes that power forward.

Jonathan Zap in his 2003 treatise titled Mind Parasites, Energy Parasites and Vampires provides some insight into energetic parasites with a biological example:

In Parasite Rex examples are given of how much more sophisticated, evolved and sinister parasites are than is generally known. Parasites have the ability, in some cases, to take over the will of a seemingly much more evolved animal. For example, there is a parasite that attacks a certain type of crab and eats up all nonessential soft tissue inside of it, but leaves the basics that allow locomotion—key muscles, the optic nerves, etc.
It is then able to take over this partly hollowed out crab and use it in the manner of an Imperial Lieutenant in the Star Wars fantasy operating an Imperial Walker.

As I attempt to transpose the  poor crab’s dilemma as a physical event into controller parasites of the unseen mind,  I try to wrap my own mind around the thousands-of-years-old battle between the culture of self-appointed supremacy over the masses and the struggle of the masses for the natural right of human beings to life and liberty.

I tend to break down the projected events that take place in our world into positive and negative energy or—for the purpose of this post—hosts and parasites.  From my perspective, I recognize a host-parasite symbiosis going on whenever a group gravitates to a leader without question, just gives their essential energy to authority to feed off without question (i.e. Jim Jones Guyana Templecovert recruitments, etc.)

“(T)he nature of a parasite is to not make itself known. A smart parasite lives without being detected because if it is detected, of course, something is going to be done to eradicate it. Parasites are ‘clever’ in their ability to survive and reproduce…”.

The above information is from Healing Daily and describes the physical nature of a parasite, but with a little imagination, one can begin to see that parasitic Mind-destroying ideologies could easily be described above.  ideologies that feed off and drain the energies of  mind and emotions of the vulnerable in this world rather than uplift and inspire.

When infinite electrical brain capacity is chronically forced from birth into a limited world view molded first by family, culture, and peers and later by relationships, co-workers, and political/media/economic control, it becomes vulnerable to parasitic Mind-controllers and deprives the mind of expanding its consciousness to the full limit of its natural state.  It is no wonder that  6.8 billion people on this planet have been blocked from moving collectively to  push past the illusions of this world. However…..

Without the host, the parasite flounders, weakens, and dies.  It cannot survive in its own right, and in turn Mind parasites are useless without the ability to manipulate a host.

Parasitic elitists (and yes, there are non-parasitic ethical elitists—different story) are in the end the bottom feeders in this world, stretching back thousands of years with ancestors probably “not from around here” —not Earth-indigenous.   They are no more than frightened children without the mind-planting illusion passed down through their generations that they have both Power and Control over the rest of mankind. We have  played into their illusion naïvely—until now.  No longer will We The People give away our Mind power to such weakened Souls.

THE CULT TEST

If the Awakening taking place on this planet runs its natural course,  we will witness an exponential takedown of Parasitic Energy that has allowed the Powers That Be to huddle unseen in the nest of Mind Parasites.

Perhaps as my dream suggested, it may be no more difficult than to recognize that we no longer need to ram the fortresses.  We simply need to move forward, together, in unity (and in freedom of thought) to welcome Justice and bag the Collective Parasite.

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Age of Acceleration

Since that breathtaking event we call the Norway Spiral manifested for the world to see on December 08 2009 [local date], the rate at which information and time seems to be speeding up is phenomenal to me. Until that time, it seemed as though the Collective Mind was shifting dramatically in awareness but was anxiously simmering beneath the surface of forces holding the lid on the pressure cooker. The actual cause of that amazing Spiral may have been manmade [HAARP, Cern, etc.] or may have been celestially manifested—we have yet to know that Truth—but subsequent explosive and chaotic events worldwide point to a massive blowing off of the lid held by secretive forces—at what seems like record speed—who can no longer contain it. Insights and information that have taken years to surface now condense into weeks and days and even sometimes hours since that Spiral appeared. From my perspective, the Norway Spiral, intentionally or unintentionally, opened a pathway for hyperdimensional forces to alter time and information flow as we know it, perhaps injecting some plasma-like “truth serum” into the human discussion. The Universe has stopped holding its breath and is exhaling hard to move from debate to major, major action.

Astrologically, one could say that the Plutonian energy [breakdown, transformation] transiting the constellation of Capricorn [traditional institutions] is wreaking havoc on global political/financial/religious stalwarts as expected, but could the Norway Spiral have had a hand in hyperdimensionally altering, speeding up, intensifying those forces? I am starting this blog to observe the 1-2 punch effects in many Earthly arenas since that time. Sometime in September 2010 [interestingly around the week of September 11, 2010], we may see authentic and earnest planetary waves of healing–cathartic events, I would term it—that begin us on our path to true Enlightenment, if we so choose.

We should also consider that perhaps  BOYLAN’S ALTIMARIANS are indeed at work here to take those greedy parasitic fingers off the Dark Forces’ lid of malignant secrecy ? :cool:  I for one would not doubt that much more Enlightened lifeforms than ours are helping us to prevail.

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Related Articles and Insights

[A collection of news that, while not all dealing with elitist activity, give glimpses into how parasitic, self-oriented activity feeds on the Soul of a neighborhood, community, region, nation, and the world]

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07/10/12

Alamogordo Daily News:
Son of NM activist shot by police in Mich.
“The son of an activist who has been critical of Albuquerque police over a number of police shootings has been shot and killed by police in Michigan.
Sad, but I hope this news will start giving the trigger-happy ABQ police the national attention it deserves.

03/29/12 KOAT7: Albuquerque police union president, vice president resign
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The president and vice president of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association are resigning in the middle of a controversy sparked by cash payments to officers involved in shootings.”
“The Albuquerque Police Department has been under intense pressure and the threat of a federal investigation after nearly two dozen officer-involved shootings in the last two years. The fact that the union was paying the officers involved in those shootings hundreds of dollars may have cost top union leaders their jobs.”
ABQ’s “finest” have managed to create a highly suspicious portfolio over the past few years.  Hopefully, this latest news will bring the string of injustices to a halt.

12/11/11 Courthouse News Service:  Grieving Family Says Cop Killed 3 Unarmed Men
“ALBUQUERQUE (CN) – Parents say an Albuquerque police officer shot to death their unarmed, mentally disabled son, in his back, at his home – and that their son was the third unarmed man the officer had killed in 7 years – two of them shot in the back.”

08/23/11 KOB Albuquerque:
Commission: APD must comply with up to 500 standards for re-accreditation

“People are gathering at the City Council Chambers of Albuquerque to give public feedback on APD. According to the commission, also known as The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, APD has to comply with almost 500 standard in order to be re-accredited.”
“The agency said one of their goals is to increase community and staff confidence in the police agency, so they want to hear from the public if APD is meeting those standards. At recent city council meetings, several families have talked about the 19 officer-involved shootings since January of 2010.”

It appears that the outrage in Albuquerque over 19 police-involved killings this year is finally being heard and dealt with.

08/08/11 KOB ABQ: Albuquerque says it will cooperate with DOJ
“ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The city of Albuquerque says it will cooperate with any U.S. Justice Department investigation into a recent escalation in police shootings.”
“Since January 2010, 19 people have been shot by police, 13 fatally. The DOJ told the Associated Press on Tuesday it is reviewing allegations against the department to determine if it should launch a full investigation.”
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06/14/11 KRQE: Autopsy shows (Albuquerque) man shot in back by cop
“News 13 has gotten a hold of an autopsy report on a man shot and killed by Albuquerque police. The report shows he was shot three times in the back at point blank range.”
“The officers confronted Torres in the backyard, and they said he went for one of their guns. It only took a minute and a half from the moment they first made contact him till they killed him.”
“But Kathy Love, attorney for the Torres family, said no way. ‘We think the evidence will show that he was not struggling for a gun,’ said Love. She said Torres was murdered. ‘An execution-style shooting is never justified,’ she said. The Torres family is preparing a lawsuit against the city and APD. ‘We hope to gain some better policies that will protect the citizens of Albuquerque,’ said Love.”
“ ‘Justice for all those that were needlessly killed at the hands of APD,’ she said.

05/14/11 KOB: Protesters gather in Albuquerque after 17th police-involved shooting in just 17 months

Related: 07/28/11 KOB ABQ:
Albuquerque firefighters vote no confidence in chief

Albuquerque firefighters vote no confidence in chief July 28 2011

“Union President Diego Arencon said Thursday, ‘The crisis in Public Safety leadership continues in Albuquerque. Only 36% of Firefighters have confidence in Chief Breen’s ability to lead the Albuquerque Fire Department. Despite this crisis, Albuquerque Fire Fighters will continue to stand strong in protecting your life and property, committed to the public we serve and not the Mayor’s political agenda.’ “

07/23/11 KASA: Firefighters doubt confidence in chief “Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen is trying to head off a no-confidence vote by rank-and-file firefighters next week.”
“There’s been a lot of tension since city Chief Public Safety Officer Darren White retired last week in the face of controversy over his role at the scene of a one-car crash involving his wife. Police officers and firefighters on the scene were also caught up in the scandal. An an e-mail sent to firefighters Friday night, Breen said there’s ‘blood in the water.’ “

Related 07/02/11 KRQE:
Source of trashed FBI records ID’ed – MDC investigating one of its officers
“Two weeks ago News 13 reported on a woman who found hundreds of fingerprint records of Metropolitan Detention Center inmates at a Big Brothers Big Sisters drop-off site on Coors Boulevard NW.”
“MDC officials say they’ve tracked the files back to an officer at the jail who apparently put them in a storage locker. The contents of the locker were later auctioned off, and the person who bought the contents tossed the paperwork. MDC says the files never should have been stored in that locker the first place. Now there’s an internal investigation to figure out what to do with the unnamed officer.”
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06/16/12

Ron Paul Lawsuit Going Viral – Lawyers for Ron Paul – Voting Rights Lawsuit FAQ

No matter who you wish to support this election year, your vote will never count until the criminals fixing them are tossed out and locked up.  From my perspective, I’ve felt for some time now that the 2012 elections will be anything but “typical.”  Expect the unexpected.

06/07/12

Boston Com:
Howie Winter, 83, and ex-head of Winter Hill Gang, arrested for alleged organized criminal activity
“The victims, whom Leone’s office declined to name, had ­secured a $100,000 loan late last year for a man who wanted funding for a business venture, the statement said. After the man stopped repaying the loan, Winter allegedly told the victims they had to pay him for loaning out the money without consent, the statement said.”
“When one victim asked who Winter was and why he was ­involved in the loan agreement, Winter allegedly said, “ ‘There’s no one in the [expletive] country that don’t know who I am,’ the statement said.”
Ah, this is just a microcosm of what goes on in the Global Bankster Cartel daily.  Now go after the bigger fish, too, DOJ – much bigger.

04/14/12

Guardian UK:
Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents
“On Friday night, a caller who said he had knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas this weekend. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that.  The White House had no comment, but also did not dispute the allegations.”
“The Washington Post reported that Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, said the accusations related to at least one agent having involvement with prostitutes in Cartagena. The association represents federal law enforcement officers, including the Secret Service. ” [Link embedded by me.]

04/12/12

Courthouse News Service:
Publishers, Not Apple, Settle EBook Lawsuit
“Three of the largest book publishers in the United States agreed Tuesday to settle antitrust allegations over their agreements with Apple on ebook pricing.
“Under the proposed settlement agreement with Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, they will terminate their agreements with Apple and other e-books retailers and will be prohibited for two years from entering into new agreements that constrain retailers’ ability to offer discounts or other promotions to consumers to encourage the sale of the publishers’ e-books,” the Justice Department said in a statement.”

 

03/27/12

NineNews AU:
Activist to sue [mining billionaire Clive] Palmer over CIA claims
“Mr Palmer last week said the CIA was funding Greenpeace, the Australian Greens and Mr Hutton in an attempt to undermine Australia’s coal industry.”
“The mining magnate on Monday backed away from his CIA claims but says he doesn’t regret them because they distracted people from a negative campaign against the Liberal National Party in the Queensland election.”
Arrogance unplugged.

03/25/12

Herald Scotland:
Lockerbie exclusive: we publish the report that could have cleared Megrahi
“The Sunday Herald today publishes the full 800-page report detailing why the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing could have walked free.”
“The controversial report from the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) has remained secret for five years because, until now, no-one had permission to publish it.” [Read PDF of 800 pages HERE]
Related post: News surrounding BP and the Lockerbie Bomber case

03/23/12

SFGate:
Video shows Contra Costa cop doing drug deal
“The video, which the informant filmed using a hand-held camera concealed in a key chain, shows the vice cop — former state Department of Justice agent Norman Wielsch — and private investigator Christopher Butler making the alleged deal in Butler’s Concord warehouse on Feb. 15, 2011.”
“Wielsch was the head of the multi-agency Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team. According to prosecutors, he had stolen the methamphetamine from a police evidence locker earlier that morning and had driven it to Butler’s office.”
Too bad these people chose to harm others with illegal drugs because of greed rather than using that energy to earn honor and dignity by contributing positively to their community.  Shame, shame, shame.


Video posted at http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/823619053

Ars technica:
GPS ruling is “hard” on the FBI—and that’s a feature, not a bug
“In Congressional testimony last month, FBI Director Robert Meuller said the ruling “will inhibit our ability” to do GPS tracking “in a number of surveillances where it has been tremendously beneficial.” Mueller said that in cases where they didn’t have probable cause, the FBI is forced to deploy teams of six to eight people to track suspects the old-fashioned way. ‘If you require probable cause for every technique, then you are making it very, very hard for law enforcement,’ an FBI lawyer told NPR.”
Of course, that’s kind of the point. Law enforcement’s job would be a lot easier if we just did away with the Fourth Amendment and gave the police unfettered spying powers. But that would open the door to abuses of power, so the founders wisely limited government searches to cases where the government could demonstrate it had probable cause to believe that a crime had been committed.”
Absolutely.

02/04/12 LA Times:
Supreme Court says police need warrant for GPS tracking
“The Supreme Court confronted for the first time the government’s growing use of digital technology to monitor Americans and ruled strongly in favor of privacy.”
“Until now, prosecutors and police have believed as long as they were tracking a person who was out in public, they could use GPS devices, cellphone tracking, facial recognition cameras or computer data mining to gather a dossier on an individual without a search warrant. A majority of the justices aggressively rejected that idea Monday.”
Perhaps the Supreme Court has finally understood that these aggressive, occult intrusions into privacy without a warrant meant that they, too, could be subject to a frame-up if they didn’t tow the demands of self-proclaimed “owners of earth”, who are nothing more than deluded megalomaniacs who seek totalitarian control.

09/15/10 Earthfiles:
More Evidence That ‘1984 Big Brother’ Is Taking Over United States 

“In August 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California, headed by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, who dissented, ruled that home driveways are still public to mailmen, delivery people, children and strangers and thus, the police have a right, without violating the Fourth Amendment, to secretly place GPS devices on cars in driveways and track those cars – without a warrant.”
A former attorney, Time magazine writer and former member of The New York Times editorial board, Adam Cohen, summarized the astounding and scary Ninth Circuit ruling on August 27, 2010, for Common Dreams.org and quoted Chief Judge Kozinski’s warning about his own court’s dangerous decision: ‘1984 might have come a bit later than predicted, but it’s here at last. Some day soon, we might wake up and find we’re living in Oceania, ‘ George Orwell’s totalitarian land in his famous book 1984 where there is no privacy or freedom.’ “
There we have it in black and white. A must read article from Linda at Earthfiles

03/22/12

FindLaw/AP:
Insider trading ban sent to White House
“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a scaled-down bill to explicitly ban members of Congress, the president and thousands of other federal workers from profiting from nonpublic information learned on the job.”
“Obama has said he would sign the bill.”

02/11/12 WaPo:
For SEC, investigating insider trading in Congress presents complications
“The matter puts the SEC in a potentially uncomfortable position. Bachus is one of the agency’s primary overseers in Congress, and the committee he chairs holds power over the SEC’s budget.”
He can make life very unpleasant for the agency,” former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt said.”
It is completely unacceptable that we would have people in the SEC who don’t have the COHONES to do their job under threat of retaliation! We need people in there who work for the protection of the people. That they would be timid about rocking the boat, they act like slaves to masters. These are not your masters, SEC—get with the program!

02/10/12 Zero Hedge:
Bachus Under Investigation For Insider Trading – What About Nancy?
“Yesterday the Washington Post reported that House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus (Ala.) is under investigation for possible insider-trading violations.”
“One can’t help but wonder how Nancy Pelosi escaped a similar ethics investigation?”

01/26/12 Washington Times:
Senate passes insider trading ban for its members
“After spending the afternoon voting on a score of amendments that had hampered negotiations earlier in the week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed on a 96-3 vote the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. Only Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Richard Burr of North Carolina, both Republicans, and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, were opposed.”
Constituents of the three senators who opposed this bill should be contacted for an explanation.

11/17/11  USA Today:
Column: Actually, congressional insider trading is illegal
“… trading on congressional secrets is already decidedly illegal. The ‘misappropriation theory’ of insider trading prohibits corporate outsiders from breaching duties of confidentiality to sources of non-public information in connection with securities transactions. To the extent it’s constitutional, it’s the theory that prevents, for instance, staffers of this publication from trading on information learned at work before it’s made public. Those who exempt Congress from this rule typically argue that congressional insider trading violates no duty, or that congressional information is inherently ‘public’ and therefore non-confidential. Neither is true.”
In view of this very serious lack of moral behavior, a new 9/11 investigation that completely lays out, once and for all, exactly who acted on “insider trading” in the days before 9/11.

11/15/11 CBS:
Senators introduce “STOCK Act” to stop “insider trading” in Congress
“Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., today introduced the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2011, which would prohibit members or employees of Congress, as well as executive branch employees, from using nonpublic information obtained through their public service for investing or any attempt at personal financial gain. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is introducing a slightly different version of the legislation on Wednesday. “
This bill needs to be posted on the Internet, available to every American citizen to read in its entirety before it goes before Congress for the vote! BTW, didn’t even take three days for Congress to get off their butts on this one. Next, #getmoneyout !

11/14/11 BusinessInsider: THE CONGRESS INSIDER TRADING SCANDAL IS OUTRAGEOUS: Rep. Spencer Bachus Should Resign In Disgrace

11/13/11 The Hill: Report questions whether lawmakers are trading stock on inside information

03/17/12

FindLaw:
Berkeley hires law firm for probe of police chief
“BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley officials have hired a law firm to investigate an order by the city’s police chief that sent an officer to a reporter’s home after midnight to request changes in a story.”
” ‘If a police officer uses poor judgment and violates department policy, he is placed on administrative leave and is fully investigated,’ said Officer Tim Kaplan, president of the 160-member Berkeley Police Association.  ‘As law enforcement officers, we don’t just get to say “I’m sorry” and have the whole matter go away.’ “
He gets it.

03/06/12

Business Standard:
[India] Defence ministry blacklists 4 foreign, 2 Indian companies
“Six defence suppliers, including four from Israel, Germany, Russia and Singapore, were on Monday blacklisted by the government for alleged involvement in the multi-crore ordnance factory scam and barred for further business dealings for 10 years.”
“Action has been taken by the defence ministry against Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, Israel Military Industries Ltd, Germany’s Rheinmetall Air Defence and Corporation Defence of Russia, an official statement here said.” [emphasis mine]
Bold move.

03/02/12

NJ Herald:
Justice Dept loses 3 important FOIA court rulings
“The rulings have been issued recently by judges in federal district court in Washington. Two have ruled that protecting the privacy of congressmen is not enough reason to withhold records about corruption investigations of the lawmakers.”
“The third judge ruled the U.S. Trade Representative must turn over a position paper prepared during negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas. “
Latest in a string to unexpected changes. If I didn’t know better,  :wink:  , I’d say some “force” has sounded a warning and is effectively turning tables on corruption and downright megalomania.

Courthouse News Service:
Fishy Accounting in Comtroller’s Campaign
” MANHATTAN (CN) – A campaign treasurer for New York City comptroller John Liu used straw donors to funnel illegal contributions and fraudulently increase finance board matching funds, according to federal charges filed Tuesday.”
“In addition to the fraud charges, Hou is accused of obstructing the government’s investigation. The Queens resident was arrested this morning.”

02/21/12

Baltimore Sun:
Prince of Monaco in barroom brawl in New York

Prince of Monaco in barroom brawl in New York Feb 20 2012

“Punched along with the prince was Stavros Niarchos, a Greek shipping scion and former boyfriend of hotel heiress Paris Hilton, and two other men, according to the criminal complaint.”
” ‘An individual now known to me from the criminal complaint as the prince was with others harassing my client and acting like little children, name calling and trying to attack my client,’ said Hock’s attorney Sal Strazzullo.”
Sniveling little spoiled brats.

02/15/12

Courthouse News Service:
Times Reporter Balks at Grapple by Prosecutors for His CIA Source
“Former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling stands accused as the leak. Risen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, allegedly incorporated information he received from Sterling into Chapter 9 of his 2006 book ‘State of War.’ Chapter 9 focuses on ‘Operation Merlin,’ a botched attempt by the CIA to have a former Russian scientist pass obviously fake nuclear blueprints to Iran.”
” ‘Some government officials may not personally favor the scrutiny that Mr. Risen’s reporting – in Chapter 9 and elsewhere – has subjected them to,’ [Risen's attorney, Joel] Kurtzberg concluded. ‘There is little doubt, however, that this reporting presents exactly the kind of public interest value that animates reporter’s privilege jurisprudence.’ “
  Absolutely.

02/14/12

Scoop NZ:
On the Law Commission plan to scrap jury trials
“One of the arguments being put forward for making this change is that some witnesses find the current adversarial system to be  ‘aggressive and traumatising.’  Well, I don’t know about you – but if I were being charged by the state with an offence, I would want the advocate defending me to be able to question the state’s witnesses quite aggressively. There is someone present to prevent that interrogation from exceeding the bounds of acceptability and causing the witness wilful harm. That person is called the judge. That’s one of the roles he’s expected to play.”
  No citizen in their right mind would support a proposal diametrically opposed to fair, impartial justice.

Courthouse News:
Scientology Forced Labor Claims Hit the 9th Circuit
“The Headleys worked at the church from the early 1990s until 2005. Claire Headley claimed that the church prohibited her from having children and was coerced into having two abortions. She also alleged that members who tried to leave the church were followed, brought back, and deprived of food and sleep, among other punishments.”
  Sick puppies, all.

02/11/12

Courthouse News Service
No Secrecy for Fumbling Sen. Stevens Case
“The report concluded that tthe investigation and prosecution of Senator Stevens were permeated by the systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence which would have independently corroborated [his] defense and his testimony, and seriously damaged the testimony and credibility of the government’s key witness.’ “
” ‘The government’s ill-gotten verdict in the case not only cost that public official his bid for re-election, the results of that election tipped the balance of power in the United States Senate,’ the 55-page decision states. ‘That the government later moved to dismiss the indictment with prejudice and vacate the verdict months after the trial does not eradicate the misconduct, nor should it serve to shroud that misconduct in secrecy.’ “
” The full report must be made public by March 15. “
Sen.  Stevens died in a plane crash on 08/10/10

Related 09/27/10

SF Gate:
Prosecutor in Ted Stevens case commits suicide

Nicholas A. Marsh, Justice Dept prosecutor, commits suicide Sep 27 2010

A Justice Department prosecutor killed himself while “under investigation over whether he and other attorneys in the prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens acted improperly in the case, officials said.”
“Nicholas A. Marsh, 37, committed suicide on Sunday, two years after being part of the Justice Department team that convicted Stevens on corruption charges that were eventually thrown out. Marsh’s suicide was confirmed by his lawyer, Robert Luskin.”

02/09/12

Dallas Blog:
Mexico Orders UN Cocaine Investigation
“The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just launched a full-scale criminal investigation of a mysterious shipment of 18 Kg. Of cocaine mailed from Mexico to the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City. The package failed to specify a sender or addressee, which still remain a big mystery in the halls of the Mexican federal government.”
Prensa Latina reports that, ‘the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Saturday a joint probe between the governments of Mexico and the United States to throw light on the singular cargo received January 16 in the UN through international mail cargo service.’ Apparently, the Latin news agency is implying that the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is investigating UN officials over this matter.”
  Other than this Dallas news source, I have not found a single American MSM source report this yet.

01/26/12

BBC UK:  Cocaine seized at UN headquarters in New York  “Spokesman Paul Browne said they seemed to have been delivered by accident.”
“There was no name or address on the shipment sent from Mexico City through Cincinnati, he added.”
  Is it just me or is there a thou-protesteth-too-much quality to this?  No address at all and it made it through the mail system all the way from Mexico?  Delivered by “accident” but clearly had a “forged” UN logo? Not one station along its route wondered about this?   If this story goes away quickly, one can be sure it was meant for someone in a high place.  Whew! BTW. instead of whisking the stash away, why didn’t they just wait around to see who would come pick it up? Ummm?

Courthouse News Service
Alarming Claim Against Methodist Hospital
“HOUSTON (CN) – Married lawyers in their 60s say security guards refused to let them leave The Methodist Hospital, then had the husband taken to jail while the hospital held the woman overnight, injected her with Ativan against her will, and checked her needlessly into its psych ward.
“The hospital did this even though a doctor said ‘he saw no reason why they couldn’t leave,’ Lisa and Russell Guttshall say in their complaint in Harris County Court.”
  Guards gone wild.  Totally weird.  There’s got to be a whole lot more to this.

01/18/12

Courthouse News Service:
Lego Called a Ruthless Monopolist
“In a federal antitrust complaint, Mega Brands, of Canada, says Lego falsely claimed ‘exclusive rights to the functional cylindrical stud element that is commonly used in construction blocks,’ even though courts have ruled that Lego ‘cannot re-monopolize a once patented invention under the guise of trademark law.'”
“Mega Brands seeks declaration that its products do not infringe upon Lego’s ‘valid trademarks,’ an injunction to stop Lego from interfering with the importation of its products, damages for monopolization and attempted monopolization, unlawful and unfair competition, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, and treble damages for Sherman Act violations.”
  Sounds like Lego is a chip off the old Rockefeller block.

01/16/12

York Dispatch/AP:
Pakistani court orders contempt notice against PM
“ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s Supreme Court ramped up the pressure on the nation’s beleaguered government Monday, beginning contempt proceedings against the prime minister for failing to carry out its order to reopen a corruption case against the president.”
“The Supreme Court has ordered the government to ask Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari that dates back to the 1990s and involves the jurisdiction of the Swiss courts. The government has refused, saying Zardari has immunity, and supporters say the court is pursuing a vendetta against the country’s civilian leadership. “
  This year, we will see the “elite” cashing in their political chips.

Related (?)
01/09/12 PakTribune:  French Scandal Exposed Global  Corruption
“In this regard former French President Sarkozy case of “$900 million deal of Agosta Submarines with Pakistan in 1994″ almost emerged as hallmark of global corruption. The French Investigating Authorities probed the said deal and proved that Sarkozy when he was a budget minister has signed the Agosta deal in 1994. Alleges stated that under the terms of the said deal, Pakistani officials would receive 338 million francs as a commission, while another 216 million would be added to the price of the contract and returned to Balladur’s campaign account as kickbacks.”

01/15/12

Las Vegas Sun:
Crash and burn time for Spain’s crusading judge?
“He indicted late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on genocide charges and became an instant hero to many around the world. A decade later he launched a similar crimes-against-humanity probe over atrocities by the right-wing victors of Spain’s Civil War.”
“Now Judge Baltasar Garzon is finding himself in the dock.”
  This honorable judge is being thrashed because he tried to investigate torture and illegal detention at Guantanamo by the U.S. government.  Although he successfully brought to justice several incredibly evil violators of human rights around the world, the U.S. put pressure on Spain to drop his case.  THIS, and Spain’s fright that he is looking into crimes against humanity in his own country is why he is being dragged  through the fire.  It’s shameful….just shameful….that the U.S. and Spain practice this double stands.  Torture is torture, no matter what country or individual does it.   I hope Mr. Garzon will rise above this with the help of friends and support.

From Democracy Now!  on 05/12/11:   Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón on Holding Torturers Accountable, Why He Opposes the Killing of Osama bin Laden, and His Threatened Ouster from the Bench

And I would not be surprised if elements responsible/covering up 911 want to send a message to another admirable Spanish judge:

01/07/11 Guardian UK:  Bringing the ‘Bush Six’ to justice
“Today, the Centre for Constitutional Rights filed papers encouraging Judge Eloy Velasco and the Spanish national court to do what the United States will not: prosecute the “Bush Six”. These are the former senior administration legal advisors, headed by then US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who violated international law by creating a legal framework that materially contributed to the torture of suspected terrorists at US-run facilities at Guantánamo and other overseas locations.”
“Friday’s filing provides Judge Velasco with the legal framework for the prosecution of government lawyers – a prosecution that last took place during the Nuremberg trials, when Nazi lawyers who provided cover for the Third Reich’s war crimes and crimes against humanity were held accountable for their complicity.” [emphasis mine].

01/13/12

WaPo:
U.S. probe relied heavily on firm’s own investigation, FBI memos show
“When a former employee in 2010 accused a California company called Sempra Energy of paying bribes to advance its interests in Mexico, the U.S. government responded as it often does in white-collar cases: It asked the company to investigate itself.”
[Mike] Koehler  [assistant professor of business law at Butler University] said he was surprised that the government closed the case without enforcement action because information in the documents ‘would seem to support’ charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”
  DOJ outsourcing/delegating criminal investigations into an accused company must end.   What exactly is Eric Holder being paid to do if not to independently investigate white-collar crime on behalf of We The People?!?

01/12/12

Jurist:
New Jersey legislature passes one-year fracking ban
“The New Jersey Legislature [official website] passed an amendment to a bill [A567 text, PDF] on Monday that establishes a one-year ban on a natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking [JURIST news archive]. “
In June New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman [official profile] sued the US government [JURIST report] for its alleged failure to study the risks of fracking. In May France’s lower house approved a nationwide ban on fracking [JURIST report].

Courthouse News Service:
Ski Resorts Say Uncle Sam Illegally Grabbed Their Water
“DENVER (CN) – The National Ski Areas Association claims the U.S. Forest Service illegally seized privately owned water rights without compensation from 121 resorts on federal lands, via a ‘stunning and unprecedented directive’.”
” In its federal complaint, National Ski Areas Association says the Forest Service and Department of Agriculture have no authority to demand water rights that resorts must acquire under state laws ‘at great expense and effort’.”

01/11/12

Courthouse News Service:
Reporter Demands Information on Fox’s Bill O’Reilly & Police

Reporter Demands Information on Fox’s Bill O’Reilly & Police Jan 11 2012

” ‘Petitioner seeks these records for the purpose of reporting on a story ‘about O’Reilly’s attempts to pressure the NCPD into launching an internal affairs investigation into an NCPD detective whom O’Reilly believed to be romantically involved with his wife,’ Petition (Oct. 11, 2011) ¶ 9, a story that ‘raised serious questions about the NCPD and whether it was contracting out its law enforcement capabilities for the private, personal benefit of a prominent broadcaster and potential NCPD Foundation donor.’ Id. 12.”
  He, he, he…yeah.

Cincinnati Com:
Whistleblower suit alleges police chief misconduct
“Sgt. Gary Darty accuses Peskin of using excessive force, “using police devices for practical jokes,” having a man “pour beer over himself as an alternative to being charged with an open-container violation,” and other acts of police misconduct, a whistleblower lawsuit filed in federal court says.”
  Related posts:  Part I: Wikileaks, Whistleblowers, and Dismantling Psychopathic Empire in the 21st Century  and  Part II: Complex and Explosive Wikileaks v. World Leaders v. Pentagon v. Media War

Telegraph UK:
‘Mass suicide’ protest at China Foxconn factory
“Several reports from inside Foxconn factories have suggested that while the company is more advanced than many of its competitors, it is run in a “military” fashion that many workers cannot cope with. At Foxconn’s flagship plant in Longhua, five per cent of its workers, or 24,000 people, quit every month. “
“‘Because we could not cope, we went on strike,’ said the worker. ‘It was not about the money but because we felt we had no options. At first, the managers said anyone who wanted to quit could have one month’s pay as compensation, but then they withdrew that offer. So we went to the roof and threatened a mass suicide’.”

 Yet another reason to enlist the help of local electronics geeks and encourage them to keep their business LOCAL. Word spreads very quickly in communities when injustices are seen—global companies, on the other hand, have mastered the art of ‘spin’ that is unconscionable.

01/06/12

Sky News:
US Unemployment Rate Nears Three-Year Low
“Dan Greenhaus, an analyst at the brokerage firm BTIG, said: ‘There is no question that today’s employment report is a positive and there is also no question that the pace of job growth has accelerated of late.’ “
  Good news, but where in the private sector are these jobs being offered?  Are the jobs actually here in the US? How many of these jobs went to military private contractors?  How many jobs are providing domestic goods? Let’s see the breakdown.
In truth, I sense that a “boost” in jobs and a “leaner” Pentagon (as Obama recently phrased it) is not going to cause us to sit back and relax.  The entire economic apparatus is bankster controlled.  The entire political apparatus is bought.  The entire military structure breeds warmongering.   Our Constitution has been mutilated.  Americans are awake now.   The Parasites must go.  Until these areas are completely reformed and trustworthy,  we are setting up for yet another collision.  No more.

01/02/12

WaPo:
Roberts defends Supreme Court colleagues on recusal issue
“In his year-end report on the state of the federal judiciary, Roberts for the first time addressed a growing controversy about when justices should recuse themselves from cases and whether a code of conduct that covers lower-court judges should apply to the justices as well.”
Federal law requires judges and justices, including those on the Supreme Court, to disqualify themselves when their “impartiality might reasonably be questioned,” as well as for specific reasons such as a financial interest or the involvement of a family member in the litigation.”
  IMHO, the Supreme Court will spill out a scandal of unmeasured proportions in 2012, which will “open the gates” to more Truth.  The “chatter” may get really loud around mid-July 2012.

12/28/11

Courthouse News Service:
$500 Million Claim in Alleged Diamond Thefts
” (CN) – Lazare Kaplan International, a publicly traded diamond company, demands more than $500 million in damages from two Belgian banks it claims aided and abetted the theft of $135 million in diamonds.”
“Lazare Kaplan International sued KBC Bank and Antwerp Diamond Bank in a federal RICO complaint in Manhattan.” [links added by me]

More on this at Diamonds.Net
Lazare Kaplan Sues Antwerp Diamond Bank – Claims the bank misappropriated Lazare’s proceeds.

 This report brings to mind a story  I posted back  in March/April 2010 on my page,  Is A Showdown in Progress in Washington D.C. and Abroad?

CMKM Diamonds and the $3.87 trillion lawsuit you didn’t hear about “Right now, the hot button issue for mainstream news outlets is healthcare reform, and its myriad implications for our society; this doubtlessly ensures the aforementioned media will continue to overlook unprecedented accusations brought forth in a recent $3.87 trillion lawsuit against U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Shapiro, as well as several other current and former SEC commissioners, among others.”   [complaint embedded in article]

12/27/11

Courthouse News Service:
Your ‘Human-to-Animal’ Tweets Aren’t Safe, Privacy Watchdog Says
” (CN) – Homeland Security spies on Facebook and Twitter users, recording the activity of people who search for terms like ‘human to animal,’  ‘collapse’ and ‘infection,’ according to an online privacy advocacy group that has sued to peruse the agency’s data.”
“A request under the Freedom of Information Act to access the documents has gone unanswered after the department forwarded it to several components for processing and future response, according to the federal complaint.”
  I strongly sense that  this offensive govt department calling themselves “Homeland Security” will be dismantled before we reach 2013.   Let’s kick The Patriot Act out the door with it.

12/26/11

Voice of Russia:
Spat with Qatar fraught with serious fall-out

Russian diplomat beaten up by security guards at Doha Airport in Qatar Dec 26 2011

“Russia is demanding an explanation and an apology in connection with a serious diplomatic incident in Qatar. Its Ambassador to that Gulf country Vladimir Titorenko is in an Emirates hospital with eye and head injuries after being seriously beaten up by security guards at Doha Airport for refusing to surrender a briefcase with diplomatic mail for inspection. “
“There is evidence to suggest that other forces are also at play. According to Mr Titorenko, the guards that beat him were taking orders from a man of Caucasian appearance. Airport officials in Qatar said at the time they had received instructions to inspect the briefcase from Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim. This man has vast economic interests in the UK and also in the United States, which keeps an important naval base in Qatar.”
  Ummm, might this have anything to do with “panicking” in light of the recent explosive “financial tyranny” scandal?

12/22/11

Democracy Now!
In Exiting Iraq, U.S. Military Discards Trove of Found Documents on 2005 Haditha Massacre of Iraqis
“As the U.S. military leaves Iraq, the New York Times has recovered hundreds of pages of documents detailing internal interrogations of U.S. Marines over the 2005 Haditha massacre of Iraqi civilians. The documents — many marked secret — were found among scores of other classified material at a junkyard outside Baghdad as an attendant used them as fuel to cook his dinner.”
“The documents reveal testimony of Marines describing killing civilians on a regular basis. “In some ways, this is one of the most grotesque episodes of the entire war in Iraq and I’m afraid to say this is part of our legacy,” says Time magazine contributor Tim McGirk who first broke the story of Haditha in 2006. “


  Either charge the U.S. Govt for “treason” for  “releasing secret info” and for attempting to destroy evidence of war crimes or DEMAND THE RELEASE OF MANNING & ASSANGE! NOW!  “Universe” has just thrown yet another Enlightening wrench into the dark elements of these “globalists”; we must grab this opportunity and turn it back on them.

NYT: Junkyard Gives Up Secret Accounts of Massacre in Iraq “The 400 pages of interrogations, once closely guarded as secrets of war, were supposed to have been destroyed as the last American troops prepare to leave Iraq.  Instead, they were discovered along with reams of other classified documents, including military maps showing helicopter routes and radar capabilities, by a reporter for The New York Times at a junkyard outside Baghdad. An attendant was burning them as fuel to cook a dinner of smoked carp. “

ACLU: 
Trashing Transparency
[US govt throws out docs instead of complying with FOIA request]
“Last week, The New York Times reported that it had found hundreds of pages of records relating to the horrific incident in Haditha . . . in a junkyard, being burned as kindling to cook a dinner.”
The U.S. government could have turned these documents over and, in the process, helped Americans obtain the information they need in order to critically reflect on our conduct in Iraq and other theaters of war. Instead it chose to trash transparency, and as a result, strangle any chance of proper accountability.”

Green Is The New Red:
FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists
“The animal activists caused  ‘economic loss’  to businesses, the FBI says. And they also openly rescued several animals from the abusive conditions. This was not done covertly in the style of underground groups like the Animal Liberation Front — it was an act of non-violent civil disobedience and, as the FBI agent notes, the activists distributed press releases and conducted media interviews taking responsibility for their actions.”
“Based on these acts — trespassing in order to photograph and videotape abuses on factory farms — the agent concludes there “is a reasonable indication” that the activists “have violated the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, 18 USC Section 43 (a).”
   With our currently evolving fascist State,  anyone who interferes with the profits made by corrupted politicoeconomic status-quo crooks, and/or brings attention to their illegal activities, is  a “terrorist” now.  This is going to end.  The “terrorists” are the banksters and incredibly self-adulating PTB and they will be punished for this….peacefully and through the rule of law in this country.

EPIC:
EPIC Sues DHS Over Covert Surveillance of Facebook and Twitter
“EPIC has filed a Freedom of information Act lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security to force disclosure of the details of the agency’s social network monitoring program.  In news reports and a Federal Register notice, the DHS has stated that it will routinely monitor the public postings of users on Twitter and Facebook. The agency plans to create fictitious user accounts and scan posts of users for key terms. User data will be stored for five years and shared with other government agencies.The legal authority for the DHS program remains unclear. EPIC filed the lawsuit after the DHS failed to reply to an April 2011 FOIA request. “

Telegraph UK:
Argentina president Cristina Kirchner launches broadside at UK over Falkland Islands
“She said:  ‘Malvinas [Falklands] is not an Argentine issue, it is a global issue because they are taking our energy and fishing resources out of the Malvinas and when they require more resources – and those of you who have resources think about this – they who have (armed) forces will go and seek out those resources wherever and however they see fit.’ “
   Watch the powerful documentary The PRIZE: Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power” and you will understand more fully where President Kirchner is coming from.

12/15/11

Merco Press:
‘We are in a war of attrition…and we can’t let Argentina win’, says Falklands MLA 
“The Falkland Islands are effectively ‘under a sea-blockade from Argentina’ and after years of quiet diplomacy behind the scenes ‘we are now in a war of attrition and we need to take the war to the enemy’ according to Dr Barry Elsby who on Thursday was elected to fill the vacant seat at the Falkland Islands eight member Legislative Assembly.”
” ‘This one field (Sea Lion) alone may yield billions of pounds worth of oil and if this is to happen, I want to help this community take a cold, clear look at options for our future development. We need to decide where we want to be in ten, twenty and forty years’ time’.” [emphasis mine]
   Here we go again.    All about oil and greedy minds willing to kill to get it – its absolutely time to kick green energy into high gear.

Courthouse News Service:
[Fire Dept] Union VP in Arizona Alleges Retaliation
“John Vicente sued the City Of Prescott, the Prescott Fire Department and several officials in Federal Court.   Vicente claims his longtime role as local vice president of the International Association of Fire Fighters caused the chief and city leaders to threaten him with criminal charges unless he agreed to enter an early retirement program.”
” Vicente says defendant Fire Chief Bruce Martinez wanted him out because he had helped two members of the union file sexual harassment complaints against Battalion Chief Donald Devendorf, also a defendant.”

12/20/11

Richard Branson:
Time to end the war on drugs
“Now with a decade of experience Portugal provides a valuable case study of how decriminalization coupled with evidence-based strategies can reduce drug consumption, dependence, recidivism and HIV infection and create safer communities for all. “
“Portugal’s 10 year experiment shows clearly that enough is enough. It is time to end the war on drugs worldwide. We must stop criminalising drug users. Health and treatment should be offered to drug users – not prison. Bad drugs policies affect literally hundreds of thousands of individuals and communities across the world. We need to provide medical help to those that have problematic use – not criminal retribution.”

ZeroHedge:
Bureau of Labor Statistics Caught Red Handed Leaking Confidential Employment Data
” North Carolina ‘Gov. Bev Perdues press office has received access to confidential employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics hours if not days before its scheduled release, quite likely in violation of federal law.’  Once again the rabbit hole, which these days is pretty much everywhere, emerges:  ‘Documents and correspondence obtained by Carolina Journal show that the Division of Employment Security, formerly known as the Employment Security Commission, sent a draft of the press release each month to Perdue’s press office. The governor’s spokesmen typically rewrote the text and added a positive spin, even if the data did not support Perdue’s talking points.’ ”  [emphasis embedded in article]

12/17/11

IntelNews:
Trial announced for Swiss nuclear smugglers said to be CIA agents
“Switzerland has officially charged three Swiss citizens with assisting the nuclear smuggling network of Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program, who gave nuclear information to North Korea, Libya and Iran. But the scope of the trial will be severely limited under a peculiar plea bargain struck with the three defendants, which will prevent the court from examining their claims of having worked as agents of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. “

12/16/11

Narcosphere:
Zambada Niebla Case Exposes US Drug War Quid Pro Quo
“But even the US government makes mistakes, and in this case it’s the government’s own agents and prosecutors who have that egg on their face via affidavits filed in early December in a controversial criminal case now pending in the Windy City. The pleadings supposedly advance the government’s case against a major Mexican narco-trafficker, Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla. In reality, though — for any person of a critical mind reading them — the court documents demonstrate the insidious nature of the cooperation that exists between the US government and Mexico’s Sinaloa mafia organization.”

12/12/11

WKSU:
News: Proof of secret redistricting process surfaces
“A group critical of Ohio’s new congressional and legislative maps says it  has a cache of documents that prove politics – and even U.S. House Speaker John Boehner – shaped those maps.”
“The redistricting maps are in limbo right now. Democrats are gathering petition signatures to put the congressional map on the ballot. Meetings have been taking place behind closed doors to come to some bipartisan agreement to keep that from happening and to keep the maps from ending up in the hands of a court. But if it does go to court, Jim Slagle says he thinks the report he’s produced could be good evidence.”

12/11/11

NarcoNews – The Field:
All They Are Saying Is Give War
a Chance: “Narco-Mania!” Premiers in Mexico“In the United States, you have not succeeded in organizing a mass movement against this war, despite decades of trying. Your steps are as repetitive and unimaginative as those of the drug warriors you oppose.  The events in this video are so ridiculous and yet at the same time tell an awful truth. You may not know whether to laugh or to cry. But perhaps if you can laugh with us, together we can wield the weapon of ridicule to weaken the prohibition policy and gain more heart and strength to organize ourselves for the nonviolent battle required – and long overdue – to defeat it once and for all.”

12/07/11

WashTimes:
Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption

Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption Dec 07 2011

“Frowning and pulling nervously at his tie, the disgraced former governor seemed like another person as he stepped up to address the sentencing judge. Bluster once as conspicuous as his famously lavish head of dark hair was wiped out, a victim of his June convictions on charges that included attempting to sell President Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat.”
 
One more political parasite down, many more to go that are much higher in the political food chain.

06/27/11

HuffPost:
Blagojevich GUILTY: Jury Convicts Rod Blagojevich On 17 Of 20 Counts

Blagojevich GUILTY: Jury Convicts Rod Blagojevich On 17 Of 20 Counts (AP photo) June 27 2011

“A jury has convicted Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat and other corruption charges. Jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days.”
“Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including that he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat and schemed to shake down executives for campaign donations.”

12/02/11

CBS Las Vegas:
Suit Filed After New Mexico Teen Cuffed For Burping In Class
“The suit was one of two filed Wednesday by civil rights attorney Shannon Kennedy, who says she has been fighting the district and police for years over the use of force with problem children. She says a review of school and Bernalillo County records shows more than 200 school kids have been handcuffed and arrested in the last three years for non-violent misdemeanors.”

Scroll down for more related news re ABQ Police and Fire department issues

11/30/11

Think Progress:
Movers And Sheriff’s Deputies Refuse Bank’s Order To Evict 103-year-old Atlanta Woman
“Yesterday, a Deutsche Bank branch in Atlanta had requested the eviction of Vita Lee, a 103-year-old Atlanta woman, and her 83-year-old daughter. Both were terrified of being removed from their home of 53 years and had no idea where they’d go next.”
“…In a huge victory for the 99 Percent, the movers ‘took one look at’ Lee and decided not to go through with it.”
Revolujah!

11/22/11 UPDATE –  The Wall: #QantasLuxury Twitter campaign spectacularly backfires for Qantas “Qantas asked passengers to be creative as they shared their ‘luxury’ experiences. Bad move. They were very creative and a trending storm has been unleashed that has jumped from Twitter to YouTube in a brilliant Downfall parody that is well worth a watch.”

Qantas Airways grounds global fleet due to strikes Oct 28 2011

10/28/11  Dawn Com:
Qantas Airways grounds global fleet due to strikes
“”Bookings already collapsed after unions warned travellers to book with other airlines through the busy Christmas-New Year period, and Joyce told a news conference in Sydney the unions’ actions have caused a crisis for Qantas.”
“Qantas infuriated unions in August when it said it would improve its loss-making overseas business by creating an Asia-based airline with its own name and brand. The five-year restructure plan will cost 1,000 of Qantas’ 35,000 jobs.”
Hey, hey, ho, ho; outsourcing has got to go!

11/21/11

Nation Of Change:
Super Committee Deadlock: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose
“…Congress could reclaim the power to issue money from the banks and fund its budget directly.  The U.S. could pay its bills using debt-free U.S. Notes or Greenbacks, just as President Lincoln did to avoid a crippling debt during the Civil War.  Congress could do this without changing any laws. Congress is empowered to “coin money,” and the Constitution sets no limit on the face amount of the coins.  It could issue a few one-trillion dollar coins, deposit them in an account, and start writing checks.”
  We will see a massive, all-inclusive march on Washington D.C. in the spring of 2012, much like Egypt is experiencing today, with demands for many in Congress to step down, the end of the Fed Res, and immediate prosecutions.  I just feel it in my bones.

11/11/11

Fox:
U.N. Judges Charge Ban Ki-moon with Power Grab, Distortions of Their Rulings
“Little more than two years after United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon inaugurated a new justice system to safeguard employee rights, the judges he appointed to the main tribunal have unanimously charged that the U.N. chief is trying to “undermine the integrity and independence” of their court in a bid to crimp their powers.”
“Ban’s intended changes in how the court operates, they say, ‘raise serious concerns regarding the respect for the rule of law within the Organization,’ give ‘power without accountability’ to a variety of U.N. institutions, remove important avenues of legal recourse for U.N. staffers and could make the exercise of the court’s recently enshrined authority ‘meaningless.’ ”

10/31/11

Center For International Studies:
Tools Of Influence: The Arms Lobby And The Super Committee
“The defense industry has a major stake in the deliberations of the budget super committee, which is empowered to propose reductions in military spending. The tools of influence that the arms lobby can bring to bear on the super committee are impressive:”  read summary of findings…

10/14/11

Statesman/AP:
UK defense minister quits after scandal  

UK defense minister Liam Fox quits after scandal (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) Oct 14 2011

“LONDON — Britain’s defense minister Liam Fox quit his postFriday after days of allegations about the influence-peddling of a close personal friend who joined key visits overseas and posed as an unofficial aide.  Fox acknowledged he had blurred the lines of his professional and private lives in allowing Adam Werritty, who had previously worked as a defense lobbyist, to organize meetings and join him during 18 trips overseas.”
” ‘I mistakenly allowed the distinction between my personal interest and my government activities to become blurred,’ Fox told Prime Minister David Cameron in the letter.”

 


Capital Tonight:
Democratic Senators Call On AG to Investigate NYPD
“A group of seven Senate Democrats are calling on Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate the New York City Police Department for his wide-ranging counterintelligence program.”
“The AP found the surveillance program being conducted by the NYPD operates with little oversight from the City Council and rivals the CIA in its ability to track suspects in terrorism investigations.”

09/17/11

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET hits the streets of Manhattan to pressure a MAJOR parasite: Wall St!

09/14/11

Wired Danger Room:
FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’
“Focusing on the religious behavior of American citizens instead of proven indicators of criminal activity like stockpiling guns or using shady financing makes it more likely that the FBI will miss the real warning signs of terrorism. And depicting Islam as inseparable from political violence is exactly the narrative al-Qaida spins — as is the related idea that America and Islam are necessarily in conflict. That’s why FBI whistleblowers provided Danger Room with these materials.
“ ”Teaching counterterrorism operatives about obscure aspects of Islam,’ says Robert McFadden, who recently retired as one of the Navy Criminal Investigative Service’s al-Qaida-hunters, ‘without context, without objectivity, and without covering other non-religious drivers of dangerous behavior is no way to stop actual terrorists.’ ” [emphasis mine]
   I stand by my earlier remark:
“The only difference between Western (Christian/Israeli)  right-wing-supremist terrorists and ME fanatic terrorists today is that the former do it vicariously by whipping up a public frenzy, then utilizing the Western Military Machine (which dwarfs any other military on earth) with private contractors (mercenaries)  to do the terrorism and killing for them

08/27/11  CAIR: Islamophobic Report “American Muslim reflections on Islamophobia in the United States occur in full recognition that virtually every minority in our nation has faced and in most cases continues to face discrimination.”
   During Abraham Lincoln’s time, The American Party [alias The Know-Nothings] was spewing the same devisive, racist/religious, paranoid hate against the Irish and Catholics.  Among their number were Albert Pike and John Wilkes Booth.
The only difference between Western (Christian/Israeli)  right-wing-supremist terrorists and ME fanatic terrorists today is that the former do it vicariously by whipping up a public frenzy, then utilizing the Western Military Machine (which dwarfs any other military on earth) with private contractors (mercenaries)  to do the terrorism and killing for them.
Well,  A new era is upon us, and IMHO, human love will defeat narcissistic, self-important, “supremist” idealogy, finally, and it will fall to the wayside as a pock mark in world history.

08/26/11  Haaretz: The extreme Israeli’s right’s alliance with lunatics  “In recent years the extreme Israeli right has developed an alliance with the heads of the evangelical movement, who define themselves as Christian Zionists. National religious rabbis and politicians connect with these preachers, including those who spread the belief in the need for another Holocaust of the Jews in order to ensure the resurrection of Jesus. These rabbis and politicians accept donations from these preachers. It is mystifying that people from Israel’s ruling party, Likud, foremost among them Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon and World Likud Chairman Danny Danon, have joined the circle of Beck’s fans. So has Atzmaut MK Einat Wilf.”
   This editorial hits it all right on the head.  I’m sure these “lunatics” are viewing the events in the Middle East as some sort of sign of their conviction that the “end is near” and the Second Coming is afoot.   Well, an “end” is near, but only an end to the 2160-year Piscean era of delusion, illusion, and “looking through the glass darkly.”  More than 270,000 (and climbing) Israeli citizens who are actively  protesting for social reform in Israel surely are not looking to participate in this so-called “2nd Holocaust.”   Sure, various fundamental religious idealogists will be brought to their knees by a “2nd coming” that completely rearranges the geographic map on this planet,  but it will not be followed by Jesus physically descending,  or golden temples dropping from the sky, or even UFOs landing at capitols around the world.  The “2nd coming” is already arriving—an “advanced consciousness” quietly, almost imperceptively working within those carrying positive Life Force (particularly among our young) to transform this planet, which itself  is bringing down a long cycle of (negative force) brutal religious, political, and economic dysfunction, although not without waging viscious media wars, and with dictators, social fanatics, and supremists putting up major bloody battles to hang on.

08/22/11

Caribbean 360:
State of Emergency declared in Trinidad, Tobago
“Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced a limited state of emergency and curfew in ‘hotspots’ in Trinidad and Tobago to deal with escalating crime. The measure, which gives military personnel powers to search and seize and powers of arrest, took effect at midnight Sunday. “
“The decision followed Persad-Bissessar’s meeting with the National Security Council and a special Cabinet session which lasted several hours. She said the limited state of emergency will help government ‘achieve a number of things’ which she felt would not be prudent to disclose.” [emphasis mine]
  Apparently, this decision is a response to “escalating” drug cartels, which are penultimate parasites in our world, and if you do the research, you will find that big business and governments are the greatest drivers of this underworld activity.

07/30/11

NY Daily News:
Presidential historian Barry Landau charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of documents
“A respected presidential historian has been charged with trying to steal millions of dollars worth of documents from the Maryland Historical Society, authorities said.”

  Selling off America’s public property—with a twist.

07/27/11

TodayOnline:
Europe’s top clubs threaten FIFA revolt
“MUNICH – Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), has called for a club-led “revolution” against the ‘corrupt people’ who govern football and called for his members to have a say in FIFA’s decision-making process.”
“The ECA replaced G14 as the representative body for the leading European clubs and numbers among its members Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. Rummenigge said there was a groundswell of public support for his stance in the wake of recent scandals, the life-ban for Mohamed bin Hammam and ‘questions about the Qatari World Cup’ “.

  The People have had enough.  Let the games begin.

06/19/11

AJE:
Missing Iraq cash ‘as high as $18bn’
“Osama al-Nujaifi, the Iraqi parliament speaker, has told Al Jazeera that the amount of Iraqi money unaccounted for by the US is $18.7bn – three times more than the reported $6.6bn.
“The Bush administration flew in a total of $20bn in cash into the country in 2004. This was money that had come from Iraqi oil sales, surplus funds from the UN oil-for-food programme and seized Iraqi assets.”
“The Los Angeles Times reported last week that Iraqi officials argue that the US government was supposed to safeguard the stash under a 2004 legal agreement it signed with Iraq, hence making Washington responsible for the cash that has disappeared.”
“Pentagon officials have contended for the last six years that they could account for the money if given enough time to track down the records. The US has audited the money three times, but has still not been able to say exactly where it went.”
 And the world population is still being asked to suspend belief and “just know” that our money is in safe hands? NOT!  When is enuf going to be enuf for us? These parasites and criminal elite banksters are ramming the forts around the world to get at our money!  Libya now knows it MUST demand full accountability when their new govt gets back the frozen, stolen money.   These viscious, psychopathic money grabbers must be stopped.  And IMF?  Same thing, bigger scale.   The world is in crisis – the IMF is helping that along –  let them fall on their swords; then we can pick up the pieces and start rebuilding our lives.  No more bailouts!

06/08/11 

BAHRAIN AND FORMULA ONE:  Gracia’s report leaked online “A representative of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) called the report “disastrously unbalanced”. ‘The report is disastrously unbalanced. The FIA has chosen to turn a blind eye to the ongoing violations in Bahrain,’ said Maryam Al-Khawaja of BCHR. ‘The government should allow independent human rights groups to do their work in Bahrain.’ ”   READ FULL REPORT

06/03/11

Denver Post:
Criminal charges likely…against John Edwards

Money charges liely Friday against John Edwards June 03, 2011

“Criminal charges were likely to be filed Friday against John Edwards, the culmination of a two-year federal investigation into money used to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 presidential election. “
“Edwards’ attorney Greg Craig was traveling to meet with prosecutors in North Carolina, an indication that the former presidential candidate will likely be charged, either in a grand jury indictment or in a negotiated charge to which he would plead guilty.”

05/26/11

Think Progress:
After Promising To End Earmarks, Tea Party Freshman Hog Defense Pork
“This betrayal of Tea Party principles isn’t new for the freshmen members, who seemed to have discovered the benefits of cozying up to lobbyists the second they set foot in Washington. According to The Washington Post, GOP freshman Kristi Noem (SD) is just one of at least 13 new Republican lawmakers who hired lobbyists to run their offices. During her campaign, Noem railed against special interest groups for “throwing money at the feet of a member of Congress,” and made a big issue of her opponent’s marriage to a lobbyist. In their first few weeks in office, dozens of freshman lawmakers “had fundraisers to collect millions of dollars from lobbyists and other deep-pocketed interests.”
“Dana Milbank noted that it was probably inevitable the Tea Party base would be betrayed, “but the speed with which congressional Republicans have reverted to business-as-usual has been impressive.” Hartzler’s novel justification — that the earmark moratorium doesn’t apply to defense spending — is revealing. Apparently pork isn’t pork if it’s for big hairy weapons systems. The unspoken reasoning is that the freshmen are confident they won’t get tagged for violating their pledge if they can spin it as being “tough on defense.”
“They shouldn’t bet on it. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 51 percent of Americans support cutting defense spending to reduce the deficit. Nevertheless, the Tea Party freshmen’s rapid turnaround illustrates an unfortunate political truth: it’s only pork when your opponent does it.” (Emphasis mine).
 2012 elections should be the most interesting since the birth of this country.  Stunning surprises will meet us at every juncture, no doubt.  That which has been buried will rise and that which has risen will fall.

05/17/11

CNBC:
Hill panel limits Obama’s authority on nukes
“The defense blueprint takes a step toward reviving an extra engine for the next generation F-35 fighter plane despite objections from the administration and Defense Secretary Robert Gates that the engine is not needed.  The Pentagon recently notified General Electric/Rolls Royce that it had terminated its contract and work was stopped a month ago, saving $1 million a day. The company said last week it would spend its own money to build the engine.”
“The bill would force the Pentagon to reopen competition for the engine if defense officials have to ask Congress for more money so Pratt & Whitney can build the chosen design. The provision would apply to Pentagon spending in the next budget year.”
Eighty House members — 41 Republicans and 39 Democrats — own stock in General Electric, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”
 Although the article talks about the Hill panel decision, what I think is important to note is found later on the page—congress members heavily  invested in private enterprises.  This has to stop!  It should come as part of condition for serving We The People that our representatives on all levels NOT have this major conflict of interest.  Enuf is enuf.  Major parasitic activity here.

05/03/11

London Evening Standard:
G20 victim Ian Tomlinson unlawfully killed: Riot officer could face trial

G20 victim Ian Tomlinson unlawfully killed: Riot officer could face trial May 03, 2011

“They found: ‘The baton strike and push were excessive and unreasonable and as a result Tomlinson suffered internal bleeding which led to his collapse and death.’ “
“At the time of the baton strike and push Mr Tomlinson was walking away from police lines and complying with instructions – he posed no threat.  The 47-year-old father-of-four had been walking from his sales pitch at Monument back to his hostel room in Smithfield when he was caught up in the G20 protests in April 2009.  Pc Harwood came up behind Mr Tomlinson and struck him on the leg with his baton then pushed him to the ground.”
The officer already faces an internal disciplinary panel, which is expected to sack him.”
 Finally, some Justice.  Those G20 and bankster-protecting jackboots are servants of really nasty parasites.

04/20/11

Chris Hedges – Throw Out The Money Changers

Chris Hedges – Throw Out the Money Changers April 18, 2011

“We stand today before the gates of one of our temples of finance. It is a temple where greed and profit are the highest good, where self-worth is determined by the ability to amass wealth and power at the expense of others, where laws are manipulated, rewritten and broken, where the endless treadmill of consumption defines human progress, where fraud and crimes are the tools of business.”
“The two most destructive forces of human nature—greed and envy—drive the financiers, the bankers, the corporate mandarins and the leaders of our two major political parties, all of whom profit from this system. They place themselves at the center of creation. They disdain or ignore the cries of those below them. They take from us our rights, our dignity and thwart our capacity for resistance. They seek to make us prisoners in our own land. They view human beings and the natural world as mere commodities to exploit until exhaustion or collapse. Human suffering, wars, climate change, poverty, it is all the price of business. Nothing is sacred. The Lord of Profit is the Lord of Death.” [emphasis mine]

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 We need to proclaim loudly in massive numbers that we are NOT the United States of  Corporatocracy,  NOT the United States of Israel, NOT the United States of Europe, NOT the United States of Pentagon -We are still the We-The-Tax-Paying People of the United States of America and we need to drive that message hard through the halls of congress and Wash DC.

04/15/11

Law Com:
First Person: Don’t Muzzle the Whistleblowers

Reuben Guttman at Law Com: “Doing business with the government is a privilege and not a right. Compliance with government contracts and regulations is part of the deal.”

“RIPPING OFF THE U.S. government has reached epidemic proportions. The Department of Justice estimates that fraud costs the Medicare system alone between $30-$60 billion annually. But instead of fines and jail time, fraudsters are frequently rewarded with more government business. And if the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its allies have their way, these fraudsters will gain enhanced legal protection.”
“Curiously, the Chamber of Commerce – whose web site purports to favor promotion of American jobs – disagrees with an application of the False Claims Act which would allow for enhanced compliance with, for example, ‘Buy American’ obligations that are written into government contracts. In its ‘friend of the Court’ brief in Schindler, the triumvirate of big business protectors deemed such obligations that are conditions of receiving taxpayer dollars ‘legal technicalities.’ ” [emphasis mine]
Another major parasitic organism feeding off taxpayers and in need of potemt citizen intervention.
Related posts:
Wikileaks, Whistleblowers, and Dismantling Psychopathic Empire in the 21st Century
Slaying Of The Gmork
Wisconsin Shows Us What Democracy Looks Like: Welcome home, America!


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04/06/11

iPolitics Canada:
Conservatives seek to ‘muzzle’ commission’s Afghan detainee report

Conservatives seek to muzzle commissions Afghan detainee report April 06 2011

“The Conservative government is looking to limit the findings of an independent report into whether the Canadian military police knew that detainees transferred to Afghan custody faced a substantial risk of torture. “
“The Justice Department went to court last week in a bid to curtail what the Military Police Complaints Commission can include in its final report, requesting the exclusion of evidence gleaned from key witnesses such as former Afghanistan-based diplomat Richard Colvin, who alleged last fall the government turned a blind eye to warnings that detainees were routinely tortured in Afghan facilities.”
‘The fact that they’re going to court shows either that they’re nervous or that they’re not wanting to be accountable to the public,’ said Bryon Wilfert, a Liberal MP seeking re-election in Toronto and a member of the defence committee conducting its own probe into detainee abuse.” [emphasis mine)  Parasites identified.  We need a strong legal “antibiotic” against these parasites that infiltrate independent investigations in a bid to suppress Truth.

Media Reform Information Center:In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. At the time, Ben Bagdikian was called “alarmist” for pointing this out in his book, The Media Monopoly. In his 4th edition, published in 1992, he wrote “in the U.S., fewer than two dozen of these extraordinary creatures own and operate 90% of the mass media” — controlling almost all of America’s newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies. He predicted then that eventually this number would fall to about half a dozen companies. This was greeted with skepticism at the time. When the 6th edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 2000, the number had fallen to six. Since then, there have been more mergers and the scope has expanded to include new media like the Internet market. “
“In 2004, Bagdikian’s revised and expanded book, The New Media Monopoly, shows that only 5 huge corporations — Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch’s News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, and Viacom (formerly CBS) – now control most of the media industry in the U.S. General Electric’s NBC is a close sixth.” (emphasis mine)

Number of corporations that control a majority of U.S. Media

03/22/11

OurFutureOrg:
Koch And Native-American Reservation Oil Theft “Just what is this Koch Industries? Should it be called a “company?” If so we need to re-think the idea of what a company and a business is supposed to be. Even the brother of Koch Industries owners David and Charles Koch called the company an “organized crime” operation.”
“Koch money is a key driver of the conservative movement. Almost every [1] conservative-movement rock [2] you turn over [3] has Koch money [4] crawling around [5] under it. As the movement becomes more and more of a pay-to-play operation, conservatives of every stripe do more and more to protect and enrich the Koch operation. This has included blocking, disrupting and avoiding official investigations of accusations. It also includes funding front groups to advance the political and financial interests of the company and its owners.”

03/17/11
Rep. Gohmert: FBI outreach to Baptists or Catholics? Or just Muslims?

The Holy Land Foundation trial discussed at Democracy Now!

ter-ror-ism  noun \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\  the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.”  Does anyone see anywhere in this definition that terrorism is nessessarily associated with specific religious, political, economic groups? Terrorism is an ideology, a method threatening people unless they do their bidding.  In this regard,  Scott Walker (Wisconsin) and Rick Snyder (Michigan) and their political/religious allies fit this definition could easily fit this definition in that they have threatened to overthrow the very fabric of American democracy – I call that a hallmark of domestic terrorism.  The Bush Admin for terrorizing Iraqi citizens for something they were NEVER involved in as an excuse to get a foothold for oil and other prizes, and for the “Israeli cause”.   The use of terrorism has no boundaries and we need to get that straight.  It is what I call the “Godfather complex”, a tool used by self-adulating parasitic bullies of all shapes, sizes, color, and religious/cultural/political persuasion.  Period, point.

03/16/11

HuffPost:
Matthew Hoh: “Winning” in Afghanistan
“Nearly two-thirds of Americans now believe that the war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting and close to three-quarters say Obama should withdraw a “substantial number” of combat troops this summer according to a new Washington Post / ABC News poll.  These figures show the highest level of public disapproval yet for the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. They were released the same day that Gen. Petraeus traveled to Capitol Hill to testify in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on his first nine months in charge of the war.”
“One would think that such overwhelming evidence of their constituents’ opposition to the war would prod the senators on the committee into asking some tough questions about the Pentagon’s claims of success. But in four hours of testimony the senators failed to push back on any of the assertions of progress being made in the stacks of pie charts and bar graphs handed out by Petraeus’ staff. For all the accolades and slow pitch questions tossed his way, the general might well have mistaken the senate hearing for softball practice. Here’s the link to the C-Span video: Don’t watch it while operating heavy machinery.”

03/05/11

‘America Is NOT Broke': Michael Moore Speaks in Madison, WI — March 5, 2011

Iraq Veterans Against the War in Occupied Capitol, Madison, WI

 I SO admire principled men and women endowed with high moral and ethical intellect. They are so beautiful and attractive. Men and women of our US armed forces, thank you for your service and thank you for standing for Justice and standing with your countrymen to stamp out government parasites.
Related post: Wisconsin Shows Us What Democracy Looks Like: Welcome home, America!

02/23/11

DN! “We’re Witnessing the Violent Lashings of a Dying Beast”:
Libyan Novelist Hisham Matar on the Gaddafi’s Brutal Crackdown in Libya
 See post: Slaying of the Gmork for updates

01/24/11

ABQ Examiner:
Seattle activist Phil Mocek wins case against TSA
Without presenting any witnesses or testifying himself, a jury of 6 women found Phil not guilty of all charges against him.”
“The only disorderly conduct the jury found was that of the TSA officers.” :grin:

01/16/11

Wikileaks:
Guatemala President described Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu “a fabrication”
“Álvaro Colom, the president of Guatemala, described Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu as ‘a fabrication’ rather than an authentic leader representing the interests of indigenous peoples.”
“Colom made these remarks to U.S. ambassador James M. Derham when the diplomat paid a farewell call on the president in July 2008. The meeting was described in a subsequent cable sent by Derham to Washington.”
“Colom said Menchu was a ‘fabrication’ of French anthropologist and author Elizabeth Burgos, who wrote the book, ‘I, Rigoberta Menchu,’ that brought Menchu to international attention. Colom said that Menchu is widely disliked by Guatemalan indigenous people, as demonstrated by her poor showing in the 2007 presidential election. He said he was present at a 1997 ceremony at which Mayan leaders formally pardoned Menchu for ‘betraying her people.’ “
Reflect on all the parasites who have actually won a Nobel prize (Obama, Gore, Annan… others who belong in a Hall of Framers and Defamed).
Related post:Complex and Explosive Wikileaks v. World Leaders v. Pentagon v. Media War

01/07/11

Frederick News Post:
Maryland mailrooms close after packages ignite
“Mailrooms of government buildings in Frederick County were shuttered Thursday in response to the combustion of two packages at Maryland state government buildings 20 miles apart that slightly burned the fingers of two employees. One of the parcels was addressed to Gov. Martin O’Malley.”
“The second package was addressed to the state Transportation Department and was unraveled about 15 minutes later at the agency’s building in Hanover, near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall International Airport. The employee who burned his fingers at the transportation agency building was taken to a hospital, as were three other people who were concerned because they were near the package when it was opened.”
Related: Gov. O’Malley appoints Swaim-Staley to DOT
For now, this news belongs in the “parasite” category because in no way am I convinced that, as other articles suggest, a “disgruntled ‘lone wolf’ griping about highway signs” was responsible for this, particularly since this is the “tag” given even as the story leaves the gates.   I feel “collusion” all over this story.  Fort Detrick in MD is notorious for its biological weapons, too.  I see there is a concurrent story about contractor layoffs at Detrick. [DHS has cut $8 million from its contract with Battelle National Biodefense Institute].  Battelle retaliation? No?  Detracting from Wikileaks’ stories, perhaps? Or an attempt to put the nation’s eyes to a place famous for biological weapons to instill more “terror”?  Remember the Anthrax scare?  Only time will tell.  Right now, I sense “parasitic” activity from high places.

Update 01/07/11: Parcel addressed to Napolitano (DHS) ignites
Adds to the suspicion, eh?

12/31/10

NYT:

Lobbyist Lanny J. Davis client list includes coup supporters in Honduras, dictator in Equatorial Guinea, for-profit colleges accused of exploiting students, and a company that dominates the manufacture of additives for infant formula (photo: Alex Wong/NBC News, via AP) Dec 31 2010

Lobbyist’s Client List Puts Him on the Defensive
“Since leaving the White House (Lanny J.) Davis has built a client list that now includes coup supporters in Honduras, a dictator in Equatorial Guinea, for-profit colleges accused of exploiting students, and a company that dominates the manufacture of additives for infant formula. This month, he agreed to represent the Ivory Coast strongman whose claims to that country’s presidency have been condemned by the international community and may even set off a civil war.”
” ‘You look at who he represents, and the list is just almost unseemly, tawdry,’ said Meredith McGehee, a lobbyist for California WIC Association, which represents agencies that serve poor women with infant children, and who faced off against Mr. Davis this year in the fight over baby formula, which his client won. ‘It is an illustration of what most of the American people think of as wrong with Washington.‘ ” [emphasis mine]

12/27/10

Miami Herald:
Wikileaks cables:  How U.S. tried to stop Spain’s torture probe
“It was three months into Barack Obama’s presidency, and the administration — under pressure to do something about alleged abuses in Bush-era interrogation policies — turned to a Florida senator to deliver a sensitive message to Spain:
“Don’t indict former President George W. Bush’s legal brain trust for alleged torture in the treatment of war on terror detainees, warned Mel Martinez on one of his frequent trips to Madrid. Doing so would chill U.S.-Spanish relations.”
This is despicable. Just when are we going to see the Bush/Obama administration culprits brought to justice?!?

12/02/10

Will Bunch:
The day that Barack Obama lied to me
“On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama became the 44th president of the United States, and in the 22 months since then there’s no reason to believe there’s what he promised — any serious Justice Department review of torture or any other likely war crimes that were ordered up and carried out during Bush’s presidency. So what he said up on the 12th floor of the building where I now sit was, in essence, a lie. But tonight, thanks to some on-the-ball reporting from David Corn at Mother Jones, we learn that it’s even worse than that, that the Obama administration actively protected Bush’s minions from any accountability, anywhere in the world:” more….

11/13/10

The National Security Archive:
Justice Department Censors Nazi-Hunting History

Justice Department Censors Nazi-Hunting History Nov 13 2010

“The Department of Justice censored dozens of pages of a candid history of Nazi-hunting (and Nazi-protecting) by the U.S. government to such a self-defeating extent that former officials leaked the entire document to the New York Times this week, instead of fulfilling the Freedom of Information request and lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive and its counsel David Sobel.”
” ‘Embarrassment suffered by public officials is the price they pay for public power,’ remarked Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive.  ‘It goes with the territory, but here, their coverup is not nearly as bad as the crime, which was to shelter Nazi war criminals in the name of national security. This the public needs to know and has a right to know.’ “

11/07/10

NYT:
C.I.A. Role Is Faulted in Air Crash Over Peru
“The declassified 2008 report by John L. Helgerson, then the C.I.A.’s inspector general, documents a culture of negligence and deceit inside the C.I.A. program in Peru. The report also details a pattern of C.I.A. stonewalling that included keeping results of a C.I.A. review of the 2001 downing of the plane from the White House and the Senate Intelligence Committee.”

11/02/10

Narco News:
After the Deluge, The Media
As Jon Stewart put it so well on Saturday, the real threat to democracy stands naked before us all: It’s the media.”

After the Deluge, The Media: Ralley to Restore Sanity Oct 30 2010

“There is nothing threatening about a free press, which is a wonderful thing, always. But the bought-and-paid-for ‘news organizations,’ an entire system of them, the ones with that permanent ‘for rent’ sign pasted to their foreheads – including the ones that claim to be on our side – now must be identified as Public Enemy number one, and dispensed with as such.”
“I have a feeling that was what Jon Stewart’s words meant for a lot of people on Saturday, and since. And starting Wednesday, the organizing begins anew to do something big about it, to make and be the change we might not have made electorally in 2010. We have it in our collective power to organize something really, truly, authentically historic, to make history once again: To get this yoke of “the media” off our necks. Never mind the scoreboard at the end of a single Election Day. Elections come and go. It’s the other 360-something days a year when we really control our destinies or not. Elections are important. There is no denying it. But every single other day and night of the year has import, too. Let’s keep perspective, and never panic. Yes, we will. And we shall overcome.”

10/29/10

KOB Albuquerque:
Las Cruces police probe tampered voter reg. cards
“County Republican party chairman Mark Van Dyke says it appears someone in his organization tampered with the forms and

Las Cruces police probe tampered voter reg. cards Oct 28 2010

he said on Thursday evening that he was “deeply sorry.  Las Cruces police spokesman Dan Trujillo say seven prospective voters chose a “no party” affiliation when they filled out the cards last month. But the cards had a handwritten “R” on them when they were turned in to the Dona Ana County Clerk’s Office and were rejected.”

10/22/10

Veteran’s Today:
Top Corporations Aid U.S. GOP Chamber of Commerce Campaign, Oligarchy in the U.S.A

Top Corporations Aid U.S. GOP Chamber of Commerce Campaign, Oligarchy in the U.S.A. Veterans Today Oct 22 2010

“Dow Chemical delivered $1.7 million to the chamber last year as the group took a leading role in aggressively fighting proposed rules that would impose tighter security requirements on chemical facilities.”
“And Goldman Sachs, Chevron Texaco, and Aegon, a multinational insurance company based in the Netherlands, donated more than $8 million in recent years to a chamber foundation that has been critical of growing federal regulation and spending. These large donations — none of which were publicly disclosed by the chamber, a tax-exempt group that keeps its donors secret, as it is allowed by law — offer a glimpse of the chamber’s money-raising efforts, which it has ramped up recently in an orchestrated campaign to become one of the most well-financed critics of the Obama administration and an influential player in this fall’s Congressional elections.”
Prime example of collective parasitic nesting.  More than ever, money has to stop talking!  And, more than ever, We must be guided by our collective conscience and not power mongers.

10/19/10

Jurist:
Supreme Court to hear Ashcroft immunity appeal

Supreme Court to hear Ashcroft immunity appeal Oct 18 2010

“[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website, JURIST news archive] on Monday granted certorari [order list, PDF] in Ashcroft v. al-Kidd [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether former US attorney general John Ashcroft [JURIST news archive] is entitled to absolute or qualified immunity against claims that he used the material witness statute [18 USC § 3144 text] as a “pretext” to preventatively detain terrorism suspects. Ashcroft appealed the September 2009 ruling [JURIST report] of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website], which upheld a lower court decision [JURIST report] rejecting his immunity claims in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on behalf of Abdullah al-Kidd. Al-Kidd was detained for 15 days [ACLU backgrounder] in March 2003 pursuant to a material witness order, as the government lacked probable cause to hold him as a terrorism suspect. Deputy Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project and lead attorney for al-Kidd Lee Gelernt said … .”
Mega-parasitic.

09/26/10

Guardian UK:
Former UN official demands War Crimes investigation into coalition link to deaths revealed by WikiLeaks
A United Nations investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan should be launched to identify and prosecute individuals responsible, says a former top-ranking UN official on extrajudicial killings.”
“Afghanistan is a signatory of the treaty that established the Hague-based ICC, which means that any war crime committed on its territory by Afghan nationals or foreigners is relevant to the court. Sources said the UK is among a number of Nato states contacted by the ICC as part of a ‘preliminary examination’ into whether there is sufficient evidence to launch a full war crimes investigation.”
It’s about frigging time that these war crimes have met with serious international consideration.  Also see post: Wikileaks, Whistleblowers, and Dismantling Psychopathic Empire in the 21st Century

09/22/10

Chron:
APNewsBreak: Poles urged to probe CIA prison acts
“The legal move in Poland could spawn similar efforts in Romania and

Poland: Poles urged to probe CIA prison acts, prosecutors investigating possible abuse of power by Polish public officials re closed CIA black site Sep 21 2010

Lithuania, which former U.S. intelligence officials and critics have identified as nations that hosted some of the CIA’s so-called black sites. Public outcry against the abandoned CIA program remains strong in Europe while lawyers for detainees and civil liberties activists have had limited success in U.S. courts in shedding new light on the secret prisons.”

09/21/10

Washington Times:
Internal report raps FBI’s probes of advocacy groups
“The FBI investigated several advocacy groups on ‘factually weak’ information, extended those inquiries ‘without adequate basis,’ improperly retained information on some groups, and wrongly listed others under terrorism classifications, according to a report.”
“In a response, FBI Deputy Director Timothy Murphy noted that the bureau had not targeted any groups for investigation on the basis of their First Amendment activities, but instead on concerns about potential criminal acts. He also said the FBI regretted that incorrect information had been given to Congress.”
Regretted? How about lamentable and irresponsible?  Parasitic mind games.

09/19/10

SFGate:
Authorities search for 13 from ‘cult-like’ sect
“Deputies searched a wide swath of Southern California early Sunday for a break-off religious sect of 13 people that included children as young as three and left behind letters indicating they were awaiting an apocalyptic event and would soon see Jesus and their dead relatives in heaven, authorities said.”
“The items came from a purse that a member of the group had left with her husband Saturday and asked him to pray over. He eventually looked inside and he and another member’s husband called authorities, Parker said.  The men told investigators they believe group members had been ‘brainwashed’ by Chicas, and one expressed worries that they might harm themselves, Parker said.”
Very unfortunate that children are involved here.  Mind control has no boundaries, does it?

09/17/10

WND Information Clearing House 10/21/09:
Pentagon Used Psychological Operation On US public, Documents Show
“In a January 2005 memorandum to active members of both offices from then-Pentagon press office director, Navy Captain Roxie Merritt, who now leads the community relations office, emphasized the necessary “synergy of outreach shop and media ops working together” on the military analyst program. [p. 18-19].
“Merritt recommended that both the press and community relations offices develop a ‘hot list’ of analysts who could dependably ‘carry our water’ and provide them with ultra-exclusive access that would compel the networks to ‘weed out the less reliably friendly analysts’ on their own.”
Remember: “Parasites have the ability, in some cases, to take over the will of a seemingly much more evolved animal.”

09/10/10

Glenn Greenwald hits the nail on the head on media parasites for sure. in his essay: “The pastor and cheap, selective concern for ‘blood-spilling‘ “This “endanger-the-Troops” theme has been used to justify everything from demonizing war opposition as vaguely Treasonous to re-writing FOIA to suppress torture photos.  We’re frequently told that what our Troops fight for is our core freedoms, so demanding that those freedoms be curtailed in the name of the Troops — either forcibly or through self-censorship — makes little sense.  What actually endangers the Troops by spawning anti-American hatred is what Ted Koppel described:  sending them to invade other countries, dropping bombs on civilians with robots from the sky, imprisoning the invaded populations without due process and torturing them, etc. etc.  Those who claim to be so concerned by the welfare of Our Troops would be well advised to oppose those policies rather than demanding that American citizens refrain from expressing their views on U.S. soil.”

Catherine Fitts at Solari
The Layman’s Guide to Mind Control “As unnerving as learning about it can be, mind control is a topic essential to your health and safety. To protect yourself, you must protect your mind and maintain an accurate map of the world around you – including the ways that others are trying to use your mind as a weapon against you.”

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Project MKULTRA was the code name for a covert, illegal CIA human research program, run by the Office of Scientific Intelligence. This official U.S. government program began in the early 1950s, continuing at least through the late 1960s, and it used U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects.[1][2][3] The published evidence indicates that Project MKULTRA involved the surreptitious use of many types of drugs, as well as other methods, to manipulate individual mental states and to alter brain function. [Wikipedia]

Cato Political Analysis:
Capital Crimes Political Centers as Parasite EconomiesAs ancient Rome lived in splendor off the tribute raised in the provinces, so in modern America the political capitals are prospering economically at the expense of the rest of the nation. The productive, private citizens in outlying regions of our nation and states are financially burdened to pay for a parasite public economy of lawmakers, lobbyists, contractors, and bureaucrats in the political centers.”
“At the time of the birth of Christ, Rome was a prosper- ous, thriving place, with a standard of living that was probably significantly higher than that of any other city in the western world, if not on the entire planet. Ancient Rome did not become relatively rich through capital formtion and technological advance, the usual causes of economic progress and prosperity. It thrived as a government center living largely off the tribute (taxes) of the provinces and conquered lands. An ever-growing share of the income that was earned through the work of people living in the provinces was transferred each year to those living in the capital. Rome did not produce wealth; its prosperity came at the expense of individuals living in Spain, France, northern Africa, and elsewhere. The parasitic nature of Rome’s opulent existence contributed to its eventual downfall
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The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.”  Mahatma Gandhi

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April 11, 2010

Upheaval: Kyrgyzstan Government Overthrow


Gen. Information and  history of Kyrgyzstan

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12/22/11

Jurist:
Rights group criticizes Kyrgyzstan justice system
“”The defendants allege they were tortured while in custody and that their families were threatened. HRW criticized the ruling, arguing that the court should have sent the ‘case back for re-trial and instructed the prosecutorial authorities to investigate all allegations of torture, ill-treatment, and other violations of Kyrgyz and international law in this case.’ “

11/01/11

Telegraph UK:
Kyrgyzstan says US has to quit vital NATO airbase in 2014
” ‘We know that the United States is often engaged in conflict. First in Iraq, then in Afghanistan, and now relations are tense with Iran,” [president-elect Almazbek Atambayev] said.”
” ‘I would not want for one of these countries to launch a retaliatory strike on the military base.’ “

11/05/10

Washington Post:
Pentagon gives large fuel contract to secretive firm
“In a move that could anger a vital ally in the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon on Wednesday awarded a major jet fuel contract to Mina Corp., a secretive company that has declined to reveal its ownership but has nonetheless become a trusted partner with the U.S. military.”
The contract, which may be worth more than $600 million, covers supplies for a U.S. Air Force base in Kyrgyzstan, an impoverished former Soviet republic where public anger over alleged corruption in jet fuel deals has helped topple two presidents in the past five years. All American troops entering and leaving Afghanistan pass through the American base outside the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. The base is also home to aero-tankers that refuel U.S. aircraft operating over Afghanistan.”
Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva, a former ambassador to Washington who took power after violent protests in April, has denounced Mina and Red Star and demanded that they be banished in favor of a state-controlled Kyrgyz-Russian fuel venture. She raised her concerns in a September meeting in New York with President Obama.”

07/17/10

Voice of America:
OSCE Seeks Larger Role in Global Affairs, Starting With KyrgyzstanRepresentatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe gathered Saturday for an informal meeting to discuss the group’s changing role in international affairs.  The organization hopes to re-establish its relevance, in part by bringing security to places in crisis like Kyrgyzstan.”
“Kazakhstan currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the OSCE.  In an address to the meeting, the country’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, said that the organization must prove that it remains “closely woven into the life of the modern global political and economic system
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07/03/10

Aljazeera:
Kyrgyzstan’s president sworn in “Roza Otunbayeva, formerly Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader, has been sworn in as the elected president of the strife-torn country.”
“The announcement came after Kyrgyz voters ratified a new constitution in a referendum whose results were announced on Friday, putting the country on the road to becoming the first parliamentary democracy in the region.”

Eurasia Review:
New Kyrgyzstan Constitution Approved “Interim Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva said voters have approved a new constitution. At a news conference in Bishkek, Otunbaeva said voters had chosen to put the country on a new course and break with its ‘authoritarian’ past.
“Otunbaeva said more than 65 percent of eligible voters took part in the referendum, although no minimum turnout was required.”
“She spoke before the election commission announced preliminary results — from around two-fifths of polling stations — showing nearly 90 percent voted in favor.”

06/20/10

Moscow News:
‘Proof’ that Bakiyev was behind Kyrgyz riots
Paizullabek Rakhmanov, a member of the pro-Bakiyev Ak Zhol party, was arrested in Jalal-Abad region, Interfax reported. ‘We arrested a man who has direct ties to organising the upheaval – a member of the Ak Zhol party, Paizullakh Rakhmanov. He is now giving his statement,’ a local spokesman said. He added that the public will soon be presented with undeniable proof that Bakiyev’s people are behind the bloodshed in the south.

however….

Press Club 24 Deputy Head of Kyrgyzstan denies arrest of Paizullabek Rakhmanov

06/18/10

Kyrgyzstan’s president speaks to Al Jazeera

06/15/10

Daily Mail UK:
Son of Kyrgyzstan’s ousted president held in UK as 60,000 Uzbeks flee ‘ethnic cleansing’ “The playboy son of Kyrgyzstan’s deposed leader has been arrested in Britain – just as the ethnic violence which have plagued his country reached a new bloody peak.”
“Maksim Bakiyev fled the crisis-hit former Soviet state two months ago but was arrested on Sunday when his private jet touched down at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.”

06/14/10

News Observer:
100,000 Uzbek refugees seek safety at border Jallahitdin Jalilatdinov, who heads the Uzbek National Center, told The Associated Press on Monday that at least 100,000 Uzbeks had fled to the border and were awaiting entry into Uzbekistan, while another 80,000 had already crossed.”
The government said Monday it had arrested a well-known politician suspected of stoking the violence, but gave no further details.”

06/12/10

ABE News:
Kyrgyzstan forces told shoot-to-kill “Kyrgyzstan has granted shoot-to-kill powers to its security forces and appealed for Russia’s help to stop ethnic fighting that has killed at least 77 people and left parts of two major cities in flames.”

Kyrgyz clashes spiral out of control, Moscow won’t interfere “The Kyrgyz provisional government has declared a state of emergency in another southern town, as inter-ethnic violence spreads to Dhzalal-Abad. Thousands have reportedly gathered there demanding to be taken to the nearby town of Osh, where more than 60 have been killed and hundreds wounded in fighting between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks. Earlier Kyrgyzstan’s leaders called on Russia to send peacekeepers to help end the violence. Moscow has sent a plane to the country with humanitarian aid and offered to help tend to the wounded. But President Medvedev says Moscow will not get involved in the crisis, as it is an internal affair of Kyrgyzstan.”

Pippi I have no doubt at all that covert political/military operations are peripherially infiltrating and inciting these riots, as they know so well that when the economy collapsed in Germany, it was Hitler’s cronies who took advantage of the people’s general anger and convinced them that gypsies, jews, homosexuals, and “unpatriotic” Germans were all to blame for it, thereby moving toward their own plan for world dominance.

26 dead, hundreds injured as Kyrgyzstan plunges into new round of violence

06/11/10

Miami Herald:
17 killed, 250 hurt in new wave of Kyrgyz unrest “Riots in southern Kyrgyzstan killed at least 17 people and injured more than 250, officials said Friday, as fears grew over a new cycle of violence in the Central Asian nation that hosts U.S. and Russian military bases.”
In an emotional televised address Friday, [ Interim President Roza]Otunbayeva called for a return to calm.  ‘I would like to appeal in particular to the women of Kyrgyzstan. Dear sisters, find the right words for your sons, husbands and brothers. In the current situation, it is unacceptable to indulge in feelings of revenge and anger,’ she said.
Pippi
In the era of the Gold Rush in America, it was feminine energy that  brought civility to a movement forged from prejudice, aggression, and greed.  It is the feminine energy coming to awash this violent patriarchal world of agression that will heal us.

06/07/10

Las Vegas Sun:
Top Kyrgyz government official resigns “Kyrgyzstan’s fragile interim government suffered its first major defection Monday as the acting president’s chief of staff announced his resignation and disclosed plans to create a new political party.”
Edil Baisalov’s departure from the government renews concerns about political stability in this volatile Central Asian nation, which was shaken earlier this year by a mass revolt that led to the toppling of then-President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. ‘First of all, I am interested in seeing the events of April 7 through to their logical conclusion,’  Baisalov told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. ‘In the popular uprising, we kicked out Bakiyev’s corrupt family. … Now we must return Kyrgyzstan to the path of democracy.’

05/17/10

Guardian UK:
Supporters of ousted Kyrgyzstan leader in attempted coup “Buildings seized and official kidnapped in attempt by Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s backers to seize power a month after uprising.”
“Any worsening of tensions in the south, at the heart of the Ferghana Valley, Central Asia’s most flammable and ethnically divided corner, would be of concern to the United States and Russia, which both operate military bases in Kyrgyzstan.”

05/07/10

Salon Com/AP:
US vows more transparency over base in Kyrgyzstan ” A senior adviser to President Barack Obama says the United States is committed to ensuring greater transparency in the supply of aviation fuel to a key U.S. air base in Kyrgyzstan.”
“Kyrgyz prosecutors says that companies owned by a son of recently deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev avoided almost $80 million in taxes on fuel sold to Manas base. Manas acts as a key refueling point for warplanes flying over Afghanistan and a major hub for combat troop movement.”

05/05/10

Son of former Kyrgyz president investigated for corruption “The son of Kyrgyzstan’s ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev has been investigated for alleged preferential tariffs for fuel imported by his companies, local media reported Saturday.”
“The opposition-formed Kyrgyz interim government decided on April 26 to deprive Kurmanbek Bakiyev of his immunity and charge him for abuse of power and organized murder. It said that an extradition request would be soon presented to the Belarussian authorities.”

04/27/10

Washington Post:
Ousted Kyrgyz president charged with mass killing “The ousted president of Kyrgyzstan has been charged with organizing mass killings in the deadly uprising that forced him from office in this Central Asian country earlier this month, the leader of the interim authorities said Tuesday.”
“Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who is in exile in Belarus, will have his presidential immunity stripped to face the Kyrgyz charges, which also include abuse of power, said Azimbek Beknazarov, a vice-premier of the opposition forces that claimed provisional control of the country.”

04/16/10

Real News Network:
Kyrgystan’s second “tulip revolution” (2 part interview)

04/15/10

Kyrgyzstan’s deposed president flies to Kazakhstan “The presidents of the United States, Russia and Kazakhstan helped arrange for Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to leave the country, Kazakhstan said in its role as the rotating chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. It called Bakiyev’s move ‘an important step toward … the prevention of a civil war in Kyrgyzstan.’ “
“Officials that an operation is under way to arrest Bakiyev’s brothers, one of whom, Zhanybek, the presidential guards chief, has been accused by the opposition of issuing the order to fire at protesters in Bishkek. Some other members of Bakiyev’s close circle have fled to Kazakhstan, and Otunbayeva voiced hope that Kazakh authorities would hand them over.”

04/14/10

AP YouTube: Kyrgyzstan Searches for Peaceful Transfer of Power

04/13/10

WRAL/AP:
Kyrgyz president will go if security guaranteed “Kyrgyzstan’s deposed president said Tuesday he will resign if the interim authorities guarantee his security, and the head of the security services said he was ready to make such a promise.”
However, when asked specifically about Bakiyev’s brother and son, Duishebayev declined to comment. Those men are among the Bakiyev relatives most often accused of reaping massive wealth through improper channels; complaints about corruption were a prime issue in the events that drove him out of the capital.

Earthtimes:
New Kyrgyz leaders strengthen hold, move against deposed president “Kyrgyzstan’s provisional government further strengthened its hold Tuesday by dissolving the country’s constitutional court and repealing the immunity of deposed president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the Akipress news agency reported.”
“Arrest warrants have also been issued for Bakiyev’s brother and son on murder charges stemming from last week’s violence. Both had previously held important government posts.”

04/12/10

neweurasia net:
Round-up of a revolution: ‘There is still a chance, but perhaps only one’ a round-up of what everyday people in the Kyrgyz blogosphere are saying about the April 7-9 uprising. “

04/11/10

Las Vegas Sun:
Ousted Kyrgyz leader: UN should send peacekeepers “The deposed leader of Kyrgyzstan is quoted by a news agency as saying the United Nations should deploy peacekeepers to the Central Asian nation to avoid further unrest.”
“Bakiyev said he wants an international commission to investigate the circumstances of violence in Bishkek and would be ready to face responsibility if it determines he was to blame.”

RT:

04/09/10

ABC News:
Kyrgyz Opposition Says It Will Rule for 6 Months Michael McFaul, Obama’s senior director for Russian affairs, emphasized that the U.S. did not view the conflict as any kind of proxy struggle between the U.S. and Russia.”
“The people that are allegedly running Kyrgyzstan … these are all people we’ve had contact with for many years,” McFaul said. ‘This is not some anti-American coup, that we know for sure. And this is not some sponsored-by-the-Russians coup, there’s just no evidence of that.’ “

04/08/10

Denver Post:
Kyrgyz opposition forms interim government An opposition coalition proclaimed a new interim government Thursday in Kyrgyzstan after clashes left dozens dead and said it would rule until elections are held in six months. It also urged the president, who has fled the capital, to resign. The new interim defense minister said the armed forces have joined the opposition and will not be used against protesters.

04/07/10

Fox:
Anti-govt protests rock Kyrgystan, 17 said dead “Anti-government unrest is rocking the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan and opposition politicians claim they are negotiating with the president and demanding he step down. Government officials cannot immediately be reached for comment.”
Furious over government corruption and a recent hike in power prices, demonstrators looted the state television and radio building. Elite police opened fire to drive crowds back from government headquarters. Protesters marched toward the Interior Ministry in the capital, Bishkek, according to Associated Press reporters on the scene, before changing direction and attacking a national security building nearby. They were repelled by security forces.”
Pippi
Very disturbing but you know, news headlines also should distinguish between “anti-government” and “anti-corrupt-government”—big, big difference. The majority of world citizens are angry and disgusted with the evil corruption and want good governance…. they are not all anarchists.

Guardian UK VIDEO of event

Al Jazeera:

Forbes:
Kyrgyz protesters seize government office Over the past two years, Kyrgyz authorities have clamped down on free media, and opposition activists say they have routinely been subjected to physical intimidation and targeted by politically motivated criminal investigations.
“Omurbek Tekebayev, the leader of Ata-Meken, the main opposition party, said the protests in Talas were provoked by the arrest of one of the party’s officials. Officials deny the arrest took place. Police were forced to release the official after several thousand supporters hit the streets, he said. ‘When they saw that that local authorities are failing to fulfill their duties, the protesters decided to take control of the situation,’ Tekebayev told The Associated Press.”

News prior to the overthrow

03/24/10:

Kyrgyz color revolution turns out a shattered dream

April 10, 2010

Poland’s Tragic Loss: A Devastating 911 In Reverse


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A very tragic day for Poland occurred on April 10/2010  when many of their top leaders in the political, finance, military, and cultural/social infrastructure were killed in a plane crash.  It is as though a 911 event in reverse in terms of many of their dead numbered among the ruling elite rather than within the general population in a crushing national tragedy.   This is an event that has the potential to change the entire dynamic motion and balance affecting all nations, and I am starting this chronicle to observe its evolution as time moves on.

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01/21/12

Chron:
Polish pol threatens to smoke pot in Parliament

Polish pol threatens to smoke pot in Parliament (Photo: Alik Keplicz / AP) Jan 20 2012

“WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of a new left-wing party in Poland threatened to light up a joint in Parliament on Friday — but just burned incense instead.”
“Palikot’s plan, however, put him on a collision course with the speaker, Ewa Kopacz, who vowed not to let him break the law in Parliament.”
“She reported him to prosecutors, and in the end, Palikot simply lit incense sticks containing a tiny amount of cannabis. They emitted a scent of burning marijuana, but Palikot said they were purchased legally in a shop.”
  Oh, how I would love to see a Parliament or a Congress collectively chill out on a little marijuana—on C-SPAN. :wink:  Instead, they support black-market drug running to support their black-ops wars while thousands die in their wake. :evil:

01/11/12

Bloomberg Business Week:
7 charged with corruption over shale gas in Poland
“The Internal Security Agency said three Environment Ministry officials, an employee of the state Geology Institute and three representatives of companies involved in shale gas exploration were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in bribery.”
” Poland, which is trying to limit its dependence on gas and oil imports from Russia, is believed to have sizable shale gas deposits. It has granted more than 100 licenses for shale gas exploration to international companies including Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Petrolinvest.”

01/10/12

Miami Herald:
Polish official explains his attempted suicide
” ‘I wanted the (military) prosecutor’s office to continue as it is, and under the leadership of Gen. Parulski,’ because under him all investigations will be carried out ‘honestly’ and under no pressure, Przybyl said.”
“He said the plans to close military prosecutors’ offices have been sped up recently during investigations that he is leading into cases concerning alleged corruption by Poland’s military in the purchase of equipment for troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
  Interestingly, there is no follow up here about the fact that he did this during a press conference about the Smolensk air disaster that killed the Polish president and many other high officials.

01/09/12

Telegraph UK:
Polish military prosecutor shoots himself in head and survives
“After making an emotional statement defending army investigators against allegations of illegal wiretapping, Colonel Mikolaj Przbyl said he needed to ‘air the room’ and asked the media to stand in the corridor for five minutes. “
“Before the shooting the colonel had given a passionate defence of his office, refuting press allegations that had it had broken the law by tapping mobile phones owned by journalists following the leak of classified information relating to the Smolensk air disaster, which claimed the lives of the Polish president and 92 others in 2010. “
  Further investigation into this story is going to get us closer to the truth of this.  Bizarre, but during 2012, that word will transform into a whole new reality, IMHO.

12/14/11

EUobserver:
Polish Opposition:  EU fiscal treaty means German rule
“BRUSSELS – Opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has said Polish leaders at last week’s EU summit sold the country’s sovereignty to Germany for the sake of ‘private interests.’ “
” ‘This [the new treaty on joint economic governance ] is an attack on our sovereignty, our status, our dignity but also our interests. Only people who have gone mad, to put it mildly, would believe that others, those more powerful than us, will look after our interests,’ Kaczynski said.” [related post: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF, FRes, WB, and the EU: The Higher We Climb…..]

07/29/11

Denver Post:
Poland: Russians made mistakes in 2010 plane crash
Poland's Interior Minister Jerzy Miller resigns after report on 2010 plane crash (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) July 29 2011“WARSAW, Poland—Russian air traffic controllers gave incorrect and confusing landing instructions to pilots of a plane that crashed and killed Poland’s president and 95 other people, a Polish report said Friday, a finding that could further strain ties between the countries.”
“But the report presented Friday puts most blame on Polish officials and procedures. It had an immediate impact on the Polish political scene, with the resignation of Defense Minister Bogdan Klich, whose ministry oversaw the training of the crew of the 2010 flight.” (emphasis mine)

  The most important question here has not even been addressed: Who was responsible for allowing all these high-ranking officials, including the president. to fly on one plane?  Fingers are pointing in all directions except the most obvious one, IMHO.  Another brick in the wall is crumbling, though.

05/28/11

TVNZ:
Obama to reassure Poles with air base deal

Obama to reassure Poles with air base deal May 28, 2011

“President Barack Obama will reaffirm a US commitment to Poland’s security with a deal to set up an air detachment, the White House said on Friday, meeting a key Polish request for ‘American boots on the ground’.”
“Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski hailed the growing level of military cooperation between his country and the United States in comments to the Polska daily newspaper on Friday. ‘To the east of the Oder river (dividing Germany and Poland) American forces will appear, and this at a time when America is reducing its overall military presence in Europe,’ he said.”
 Why am I not surprised.   Militarism does not die easily, even when the world is demanding it and particularly in the ME.  Also see 05/08/10 entry about Goldman Sachs coming to Poland.  Since he visited the Ghetto Heroes Jewish Memorial  to honor their dead, will he in turn go to honor the thousands of Bosnian  Muslim men slaughtered under Ratko Mladic ? To Bangladesh, where 150,000,000 were massacred?  To Cambodia, where 2,000, 000 were “cleansed” from earth? Timeline of Genocides in History

Irish Times:
Walesa cancels Obama Meeting:
“Barack Obama’s four-nation European tour ends today in Poland where Lech Walesa, leader of the Solidarity movement, cancelled as “inconvenient” a planned meeting with the US leader.”
“Mr Obama was due in Warsaw yesterday evening for a visit that, unlike his trip to Ireland, includes no public address. Instead the US president will visit the remains of the Nazi-era Jewish Ghetto in the Polish capital and attend a dinner with some 20 central European heads of state. Mr Walesa, a former president still sought out by international visitors, said he had turned down the Obama invitation because it amounted to little more than a photo opportunity. ‘A meeting does not suit me at this time,’ said Mr Walesa to TVN24 television, saying he intended to attend a biblical festival in Italy instead.”

04/10/11

Newsvine:
Poles mark anniversary of plane crash tragedy
Poles protest in front of Russian Embassy in Warsaw demanding  Russia hand over important evidence and plane wreckage (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) April 09 2011“Church bells rang out across Poland on Sunday to mark the exact minute one year ago that President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others were killed in a plane crash in Russia. At the time, the country experienced a short period of national unity amid the shock of losing the president, first lady and many ranking military and civilian leaders.  The disaster, however, quickly deepened political and social divisions in the country, and in a sign of that, separate commemorative events are being held Sunday.  Prime Minister Donald Tusk, President Bronislaw Komorowski and other politicians placed candles at a memorial plaque to the victims in a Warsaw military church. But Kaczynski’s twin brother, Jaroslaw, marked the anniversary separately, placing a large wreath in front of the presidential palace.”

 

12/28/10

Earth Times:
Poland to write own report on April plane crash in Russia
“Warsaw- Polish prosecutors probing the April plane crash that killed president Lech Kaczynski will issue their own report on the investigation, separate from a Russian report, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday amidst criticism of a draft document by Moscow.”
“Prime Minister Donald Tusk has criticized the draft document as unacceptable because it does not take account of Polish suggestions. Edmund Klich, the Polish envoy to the Russian investigation, said Monday that Poland would not negotiate with Russia on a final report. He said Warsaw would write its own report if Moscow does not take up its suggestions.”

08/02/10

IANS MyNews
Russia not releasing documents from plane crash Poland: Poland “Polish investigators cannot complete their probe of the crash that claimed the life of president Lech Kaczynski because prosecutors have not yet received crucial documents from their Russian counterparts, Poland’s Interior Minister Jerzy Miller said Monday.”
“Miller said he requested the documents several weeks ago but has not yet received a reply from Russia because of what he considered a ‘procedural delay’.
‘We have gaps in Russian documentation significant enough that the commission cannot finalize its investigation,’ Miller said. ‘The commission has finished work on what is easy to document. But the part of the investigation that require Russian documents cannot be finished.’ “

07/06/10

Chron:
Komorowski win strengthens Polish government “Bronislaw Komorowski was declared the winner Monday, meaning his governing pro-business Civic Platform party now has a year of control of both government and the presidency before the next parliamentary elections.”

It would be more accurate to title this news piece “Komorowski win strengthens the global royal elitist agenda:

Komorowski monarchs related to EU “Relatives of [the] new president are: King of Belgium Albert II, Queen Margaret (Denmark), King of Spain Juan Carlos, Beatrix (queen of Holland), Prince Hans Adam of Liechtenstein, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Prince of Monaco Albert II, King of Norway Harald V, the British Queen Elizabeth II and the Swedish monarch Carl XVI.”
10 heads of state of Europe is [sic] the relatives of the head of the Polish State

I hope the Polish people get a little extra help in waking up here.

06/08/10

NY Times:
Soldiers Charged in Polish Crash Theft “Over the weekend, Russia’s Interior Ministry emphatically denied Polish accusations that the police had taken valuables from the dead, calling them ‘blasphemous and cynical,’ but on Tuesday morning, Russia acknowledged that four soldiers had been caught with stolen bank cards. The four conscripts, who were guarding a cordon around the crash site, have admitted their guilt and are cooperating with investigators, Mr. Markin said.”

06/07/10 Polish plane crash: Russian soldiers suspected of looting “Russia and Poland‘s newfound solidarity was today under severe strain following claims that Russian soldiers stole the credit cards of one of the victims of April’s plane crash that wiped out much of Poland’s leadership.”
“Polish authorities said that Russia had detained four soldiers on suspicion of looting credit cards from the body of Andrzej Przewoznik, a historian and top Polish official. Przewoznik perished with 95 other people, including Poland’s president Lech Kaczynski, when their plane went down in thick fog near Smolensk airport in western Russia.”

Might these credit cards have been stolen just after the gunshots allegedly were heard?

05/25/10

Poland at Crossroads: After the tragic plane crash killing Poland’s president, First Lady and many government officials and civilians, Poland finds itself at a crossroads ahead of their upcoming elections. David Blumenfeld reports for the Wall Street Journal.”

05/16/10

Express UK:
Did Russian Soldiers Kill Survivors on Polish President’s Plane After Crash? “Investigators of the air tragedy which killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski are analysing internet footage of what appears to show survivors being shot at the crash site.”

“Last night, Russian officials confirmed they had interviewed the man who allegedly made the film. He was not named, nor has he spoken in public about whether he heard gunfire.  Sources do not rule out that bullets from weapons carried by armed presidential bodyguards may have exploded in the burning wreckage.
“One of the plane’s black boxes also suggests a mystery woman was in the cockpit seconds before it crashed. The president and his party had been on their way to commemorate the anniversary of the Katyn massacre, in which 22,000 Polish officers were killed by Stalin’s police in 1940.”

05/15/10 Mail Online UK “Footage of Polish air crash ‘shows Russians executing survivors’… but is it a vile propaganda stunt? “Some Russian sources have claimed the video has been circulated in an attempt to smear Moscow by either Ukrainian or Georgian groups by implying that there may have been a planned operation to down the plane.”
“There has been no official comment from the Moscow prosecutor general’s office, which is involved in the crash investigation.

05/10/10

Edmonton Journal:
Poland should take over probe of Russia crash: late president’s twin
Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s Law and Justice (PiS) party hit out at Moscow’s handling of the inquiry into the April 10 crash in Smolensk in western Russia, which claimed the lives of Lech Kaczynski along with 95 others. ‘This investigation is flawed,’ said lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk.”
“PiS spokesman Mariusz Blaszczak said the party was concerned after video footage of the crash site suggested it was not being properly protected.”
“Footage broadcast by Polish media Wednesday suggested that the public had access to the Russian crash site and had been able to pick through personal items belonging of the victims.”

AHK [Polish---Google translated]:
Goldman Sachs comes to Poland “The American Bank Goldman Sachs is planning to open an office in Warsaw.   Of the top ten banks in the world are only two not represented in Poland: Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley.”
“Poland is a very important market for us when it comes to expansion in Central Eastern Europe,” said the spokeswoman for Goldman Sachs for this region, Anna Krajewska.”

05/08/10 Jane Burgermeister:
Goldman Sachs banker sacked by Kaczynski to head new Warsaw office for bigger business “A Goldman Sachs banker who was fired as Prime Minister by President Lech Kaczynski is set to head a new branch of the bank to be opened in Warsaw, according to the website of the Chamber of German and Polish Industry and Commerce.”
“Skrzypek pursued a monetary policy that was at odds with the wishes of the bankers and the pr euro, pro IMF Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Greece’s is currently face ten years of rule by the IMF, the banker controlled financial body, following a debt mountain engineered with the help of Goldman Sachs as well as Goldman Sachs bankers employed in government positions.”

Related post A Chronicle of Financial Greed and Megalomania

Kopp Verlag (German—Google translated):
Smolensk: Where are the bodies? “The alleged plane crash of Smolensk is developing more and more about the horror shocker. According to a report of “Polskaweb.eu ۍ nationals were returned for burial with minimal remains of the corpses. In Moscow, however still encamped ‘a container’ is not fully identified the remains, which now may be disposed of in a mass grave or in some other way- that is to be thrown away or buried -Thus, the case is approaching more and more the events of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after 11 September 2001.”

05/06/10

Daily Bell:
Polish Plane Crash Stirs Internet (Analysis) Conclusion: Is the video a hoax? Are the translations accurate? The Internet is increasingly full of hoaxes, often released in our opinion by various intel agencies and other individuals and institutions that wish to discredit the Internet and its truth-telling capability. But regardless, true or not (or at least until it is provably false), this short YouTube clip amply illustrates the emotional punch this intimate yet wide-ranging informational technology is capable of delivering. It also, of course, raises disturbing questions about the thus-far official narrative of the tragic plane crash and the Polish President’s demise.”

05/02/10

YouTube DJEN33:  “This digitally enhanced video does a good job at showing the activity on the ground minutes after the crash of the Polish presidential plane in Russia. Audio translated by a collaborative Facebook effort of Russian, Polish and English native speakers. The revelations are stunning.

04/30/10

Infinite Unknown:

Pilot Communication: Only 4 People on Doomed Polish Crash Plane “The Polish pilot of the crashed plane IGA 703 communicates the information that there are four people on board as part of a routine exchange with the control tower as he approaches Smolensk airfield to land.”

 
 

“The Polish pilot says in Russian in the final sentence of the communication:”

“PILOT: “tolko posadka…  a u nas CZIETYRJE czielovieka.”“only landing… and here (on board) we are FOUR people.”

 

IF this audio can be vetted as coming from that specific Polish flight, then the Polish people, I really hope, will demand that this and the amateur video taken (see below) just minutes after the crash be thoroughly investigated.

RT:

Black Box Recording From Kaczynski Before Crash

04/23/10  Kavkaz Center Georgian TV fortold [sic] murder of Polish President by Russian KGB “The killing of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash organized by the KGB (FSB), was reported on March 13, 2010 by the Georgian TV channel Imedi.”

Note: This broadcast turned out to be akin to Orsen Welles’ “War of the Worlds” and caused panic in the country . Yet, in their storied scenario of a “Russian Invasion”, they projected a staged plane crash killing the Polish president.

Wolne Media [Polish-to-English translation]: A key piece of evidence? “The first movie was recorded by the Russian disaster, in which voices are heard in Polish, if it is authentic, it is crucial evidence. It is hard to believe that it was so realistically assembled, except that then it would be likely in many of its online version, and there is one. There are clear voices in Polish and immediately after the shots. Another thing – the cockpit was saved, and strangely enough it was the bodies of pilots can not be found. They were in the seat, fasten seat belts in hełmofonach. The fire started after a disaster, so if the pilots were conscious they could jump out to prevent the spread of fire. They could die, but that their bodies had the best chance to escape in their entirety. Does the idea is to hide the real cause of their death?”
This news source also posts: Author of the film was not killed – it was a rumor “After yesterday’s news contacted by Forum Smolensk to the person who claims that the author of the film is an employee of the center of the nearby car crash site (probably why so fast it’s there). You Aml writes in response that the author of the film lives up to it today and nothing happened.”

That would be good news [if indeed the video is vetted] from the perspective of being able [hopefully] to interview the videographer.

04/22/10

The Russian translation is eqivocal judging by various interpretations, but the laughing?  Who would be laughing? Laughing is universal and understood by anyone.  Who would be laughing in the midst of a horrible scene such as this?

Perhaps my chosen title for this post was more prescient than I thought.
Don’t know why, but watching these videos brought to mind the following from the Israel post on this site so I am posting FYI only.09/11/09 SiFy Business:
Netanyahu mystery trip sets off flap in Israel“Benjamin Netanyahu dropped out of sight for most of a day this week, a mysterious absence that has set off feverish speculation about what the Israeli leader was up to — and accusations he lied to cover up a clandestine trip to Moscow.”

Urban Survival:
“Even more interesting is the Czech report that runway lights were removed after the crash…(You find the translation site

 

04/28/10

Times Online UK:
Kremlin fills the void left by an indifferent America and inept EU
It is as if the Orange Revolution never happened. In a breathless few weeks since he came to power, President Yanukovych has undone almost all of the pro-Western policies of his predecessor, Viktor Yushchenko.”
“The pro-Russian leader has been love-bombed by President Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister, as the Kremlin has taken advantage of American indifference and European Union ineptitude to restore its dominance in Kiev.

Chicago Suns Times:
Russia posts Katyn massacre documents on Internet “Russia’s state archives posted documents Wednesday for the first time on the Internet about the Soviet Union’s World War II massacre of more than 20,000 Polish officers and other prominent citizens.”
“Relations between Russia and Poland have warmed following the tragic April 10 plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 others on a flight to visit the Katyn forest in western Russia for a memorial ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the massacre.”

 04/14/10

Sun Herald:
As Poland mourns, leaders ponder new election “Polish leaders have decided to wait until after Sunday’s state funeral for President Lech Kaczynski to decide when to hold an early election to replace him. But officials said June 20 now appears all but certain to be the date.”
“Though the country remains in deep mourning, Komorowski’s remarks show that officials were returning to day-to-day business of running the country. There was even a willingness to grapple with contentious issues.”

04/12/10
Christopher Story’s Blog (references video below): “President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia has stated on a CNN interview that quote ‘something incredibly evil was involved here’ without elaborating or explaining what he was implying. “

 Telegraph UK:
Russia tried to divert Polish president’s flight “A Polish MP has claimed that Russia may have engineered the air crash that claimed the lives of Poland’s president, Lech Kaczynski, and 95 others.”

Russia Blog:
Polish Tragedy in Russia: Pride Over Logic? “The death of the Polish delegation on its way to Katyn is unthinkable and unbelievable. As the shock slowly settles in, people across the world are asking one question: why the entire Polish elite was on board of one jet? Regardless of the findings of the undergoing investigation, the cream of Poland’s society should have not flown together.”

This is likely the #1 question around the world now.How did the entire Poland’s [sic] military leadership, governor of the Central Bank, top parliamentarians, ministers, and the president end up on the same jet?”, and this must be publically addressed.  Who made that decision? The President himself?  Someone handling travel itineraries? Who?

Washington Post:
Polish leader’s death reshapes political landscape
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, 60, has not yet said if he will seek the job: for now he appears overwhelmed by grief at the loss of his brother in Saturday’s crash that also killed 95 others, many of them from the Kaczynski brothers’ inner circle.
“But the tragedy claimed many other elites, including several military commanders, a former president-in-exile and Anna Walentynowicz, the woman whose dismissal from the famed Gdansk shipyard sparked a labor uprising that ultimately toppled communism.”

Focusing on going forward politically is important news, but I would call this a very holistic shock wave; very little is being reported about any major policy shifts in the military and financial infrastructure, which to me in the long run will be much more far reaching in its global impact.

04/10/10

ABC News:
Polish Leader, 96 Others Dead in Russia Jet Crash ” ‘It’s extraordinary that an aircraft would have attempted four approaches, if that really happened,’ said William Voss, head of the Flight Safety Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Alexandria, Virginia. ‘Normally they abandon the attempt to land after the second attempt.’
‘There seems to have been a great sense of determination to land at Smolensk,’ Voss said.

 
 Warsaw Business Journal: Full list of passengers in Polish president plane crash includes:
  1. Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski—Nationalist conservative in office since 2005.
  2. Poland’s First Lady Maria Kaczynska—Economist.
  3. Gen. Franciszek Gagor—Army chief of Staff, Poland’s rep. at NATO in Brussels.
  4. Vice Admiral Andrzej Karweta—Navy chief commander since 2007.
  5. Lt. Gen. Andrzej Blasik—Head of the Air force and Army
  6. Gen. Tadeusz Buk—Land forces commander since Sep. 2009. In 2007 was commander of Polish forces in Iraq.
  7. Slawomir Skrzypek—Pres. of National Bank of Poland since 2007.
  8. Aleksander Szczyglo—Head of the National Security Office, formerly defense minister.
  9. Jerzy Szmajdzinski—Deputy parliament speaker (Sejm), served as defense minister in Iraq war.
  10. Ryszard Kaczorowski—Poland’s last president-in-exile in London.
  11. Janusz Kurtyka—Historian, head of state-run National Remembrance Institute.
  12. Piotr Nurowski—head of Poland’s Olympic Committee
  13. Anna Walentynowicz—Solidarity activist
  14. Krystyna Bochenek—Deputy parliament speaker (Senate), member of prime minister’s Civic Platform party.
  15. Andrzej Kremoer—Deputy Foreign Minister
  16. Władysław Stasiak – Head of the President’s Chancellery
  17. Paweł Wypych – Secretary of State at the President’s Chancellery
  18. Mariusz Handzlik—Undersecretary of State at the President’s Chancellery
  19. Grzegorz DolniakGeneral Secretary of the Civic Platform (Sejm)
  20. Jaroslaw Florczak—Government Protection Bureau
  21. Artur Francuz—Government Protection Bureau
  22. Paweł Janeczek—Government Protection Bureau
  23. Dariusz Michałowski – Government Protection Bureau
  24. Marek Uleryk – Government Protection Bureau
  25. Grażyna Gęsicka—Member of Parliament (Sejm)
  26. Zbigniew Wassermann – Member of Parliament
  27. Sebastian Karpiniuk—Member of Parliament (Sejm)
  28. Wiesław Woda – Member of Parliament
  29. Edward Wojtas – Member of Parliament
  30. Leszek Deptula, Member of Parliament (Sejm)
  31. Przemysław Gosiewski—Member of Parliament
  32. Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz – Member of Parliament
  33. Izabela Jaruga Nowacka—Member of Parliament
  34. Aleksandra Natalli-Świat—Member of Parliament
  35. Arkadiusz Rybicki – Member of Parliament
  36. Stanisław Zając – Member of Parliament (Senate)
  37. Janina Fetlińska—Member of Parliament (Senate)
  38. Krzysztof Putra—Deputy parliament peaker (Sejm)
  39. Bronisław Gostomski – Roman Catholic priest from London  and Member of the Committee of Katyń Families

Pilot and Crew included:

  • Captain Arkadiusz Protasiuk—Pilot
  • Major Robert Grzynwna—First Officer
  • Artur Zietek—Navigator Lieutenant
  • Andrzej Michalak—Engineer
  • Barbara Maciejczyk
  • Natalia Januszko
  • Justyna Moniuszko

Photos of Polish officials killed in the Lech Kaczynski plane crashPolitics of Poland—Wikipedia

News24:
Polish president dies in crash Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife [Maria ] died on Saturday along with 130 others [other reports state 96 dead] when their plane crashed while coming in for a landing in western Russia, officials said. “
“The presidential plane was a Soviet-built Tupolev TU154M, at least 20 years old. The Army chief of staff,
Gen. Franciszek Gagor, National Bank President Slawomir Skrzypek and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremoer were on the passenger list. “

Astrologically, one could say that the Plutonian energy [breakdown, transformation] transiting the constellation of Capricorn [traditional institutions] is wreaking havoc on global political/financial/religious stalwarts as expected. However, the manifestation of these powerful energies points to secrets panicking to survive [which is increasingly impossible]…IMHO. This is a very tragic event for Poland but why all these highly placed people were traveling on the same plane is puzzling since protocol dictates that this should never occur.

Jurist:
Poland lower house speaker assumes interim presidency after plane crash “Polish Parliament Speaker Bronislaw Komorowki

—interim president of poland.”
“In primary elections held in March, Komorowski was chosen [AP report] as the presidential candidate for the current ruling party, Civic Platform [party website]. At the time, it was uncertain whether Kaczynski would run for re-election. Kaczynski and the other 89 passengers of the plane that crashed on Saturday were traveling to Katyn, where they were to participate in a memorial service for the victims of a 1940 massacre [JURIST news archive], in which 20,000 Poles were killed by the USSR. In February, the Polish government joined a lawsuit [JURIST report] before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] alleging that the Russian government failed to provide adequate investigations into the incident and did not grant victim status to 13 relatives of those killed.”

Business Insider on Bronislaw Komorowki

Reuters:
Poland mourns president, elite killed in crash
Tens of thousands of mourners thronged the streets of central Warsaw through the night into Sunday, turning the avenue in front of Kaczynski’s palace into a sea of flowers and candles. In this staunchly Roman Catholic country, many sang hymns and prayed. Church doors stayed open for worshippers.”
‘Today in the face of such a drama our nation stays united. There is no division into left and right, differences of views don’t matter. We are together in the face of this tragedy,’ the parliamentary speaker, now Poland’s acting president, Bronislaw Komorowski said in a televised address to the nation.”
04/11/10Times Online:
Pilot ignored warning not to land “The head of the air traffic control group gave a command to the crew to put the aircraft into the horizontal position and when the crew did not implement this order, several times gave orders to divert to an alternative airport.”
“Two ‘black boxes’ — the plane’s cockpit flight recorders — were recovered from the wreckage. According to Russian investigators, a preliminary check confirmed that the pilot had defied the control tower. The recorders may hold the answer as to why.”
Inform Com:
Polish president’s body returned to Warsaw; met by his twin brother, daughter “The coffin bearing Kaczynski’s remains were met first by his daughter Marta, whose mother Maria also perished in the crash. She knelt before it, her forehead resting on the coffin.”
“She was followed by
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the former prime minister, and the president’s twin brother. He, too, knelt and pressed his head against the flag-draped coffin before rising slowly and crossing himself.”
“Former president, Solidarity founder and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa, said it was too soon to cast blame. ‘Someone must have been taking decisions on that plane. I don’t believe that the pilot took decisions single-handedly,’ he told reporters. ‘That’s not possible. I have flown a lot and whenever there were doubts, they always came to the leaders and asked for a decision, and based on that, pilots took decisions. Sometimes the decision was against the leader’s instructions.’ Wikipedia:
2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash Alexandr Aleshin, the First Deputy Chief of the Main Staff of the Russian Air Force, said that the plane increased its descent rate and went below the glide slope 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from the runway. Controllers instructed the pilot to abort the approach; when he did not, controllers advised the aircraft to return to the reserve landing point. This order was repeated several times but the crew continued with the approach and crashed.[36] The interview with the air traffic controller suggested that at some point during the flight the Polish pilots stopped responding to the flight communication, allegedly due to the insufficient command of Russian and demanding landing conditions.[35]
There was initially a speculation that the pilot tried to land repeatedly against controller’s advice because of pressure from the delegation, eager to make the important ceremony.[37], but later information made clear that only one landing approach was made.” 04/17/10Jurist:
Poland’s political future on hold during time of national mourning “The unprecedented tragedy of 10 April does not stop time, and once the state of shock is over, normal politics will return. For the moment it is too early for a deep and comprehensive analysis of the political consequences and impact on the political stability of the system. A lot will depend on how actors and individuals behave in the aftermath of the tragedy.”

Four days before this tragedy…..Radio Free Europe: Russian, Polish Leaders To Mark Katyn Anniversary “In what was seen as a political watershed, Putin extended an official invitation to Tusk in February to attend the 70th anniversary commemorations of the massacre. In the past, visits by Polish leaders to Katyn to honor the dead were unofficial, semi-private affairs.”
“According to media reports, Tusk saw the invitation as an important step in improving relations between Poland and Russia, and said Putin’s decision to honor the Katyn victims was symbolically ‘very important.’ “

In hindsight, could this “gesture” have been borne from a deeper motivation to catch Poland off guard?

One day for this tragedy….

Neftegaz RU:
Long-term gas agreement has been founded between Poland and Russia “Russia and Poland have agreed on long-term gas supplies to Poland and are due to sign all formalizing documents shortly, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said. “We have almost agreed on long-term supplies of Russian natural gas to Poland; all formalizing documents are due to be signed shortly,” Putin said at a press conference on results of talks with his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk.

Apparently, many of the Polish elite killed in the crash were opposed to the Gazkom gas pipeline deal:
01/26/10 Eurasia Energy Observer “The Polish debate on gas is highly politicised, especially when it concerns Russia. There are fears within the government that a deal with Gazprom may be regarded as unfavourable to Polish interests and subsequently cause internal political backlash from the opposition or other political forces, in particular in light of Poland’s Presidential elections later this year. There are serious doubts within the opposition and forces within the government whether Poland should really commit itself to such a long-term contract, especially considering the developments on global gas markets, including LNG and lower spot prices. This obviously complicates matters even more, Wyciszkiewicz tells EEO.”

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Great Game playoff: Russia/Turkey vs Palestine/Israel “In defiance of the US and much of Europe, both endorsed the Goldstone report on atrocities committed during Israel’s invasion of Gaza in December 2008, where 100 Palestinians died for every Israeli casualty.”
” …(T)his would be wildly popular in Turkey. Similarly, unlike brainwashed Westerners fed daily doses of pro-Israeli propaganda, Turks and most Russians have no use for the Zionist project. True, over one million Russians took up the tantalising offer of instant Israeli citizenship in search of a better life, qualifying as Jewish merely via marriage or with as little as one grandparent racially Jewish. But, despite the chauvinism of the Russian-Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, many of these Russian Israelis, too, have no use for the Zionist project, with its innate racism, some even marrying Palestinians. Many are returning to Russia, bitter at the way they are treated by
sabra (Jews born in Israel). The natural sympathy of these and non-Jewish Russians is for the Palestinians.”
 03/28/08Policy Assn. for an Open Society:
New EU Member States’ Policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Case of Poland “Poland maintains a policy of ‘equal distance’ aspiring to keep good relations with both parties and appear as a neutral player. There is a belief among certain Polish policy-making circles that Poland can mediate between Israel and the Palestinians given its good relations with both parties, a lack of colonial past and the recent experience of structural transformation.”
 03/20/08Atlantic Review:
Polish-American Relations Regarding Iraq, Iran, Russia and NATO
08/11/05The Jamestown Foundation:
What is Behind The Growing Tension in Russian-Polish Relations? “The official Russian commission investigating the infamous 1940 Katyn massacre of thousands of Polish officers by Stalinist troops issued a ruling that caused outrage in Poland. The commission determined that the massacre was not a crime against humanity or a war crime, but an ordinary criminal act. The Poles were infuriated anew when the Russians then refused to open their archives to a Polish commission of inquiry.”
“As some Russian analysts note, the Kremlin regards Poland not only as a major factor in the triumph of the Orange Revolution in Kyiv but also as a key geopolitical ‘link in the “tier of unfriendly states’ that is being formed along Russia’s western borders from the Baltics to Ukraine.’ “
 Year 2000 Russian Paper [PDF]: Russian-Polish Relations: A Long Way From Stereotypes to Reconciliation

Related re: Mr Story: Is A Showdown in Progress in Washington D.C. and Abroad?

April 1, 2010

Chronicle of Financial Greed and Megalomania


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Financial Fortune, Power, and Control and its concentration in the hands of a tiny few on this planet is deadlier than a nuclear bomb—it is the Real Axis of Evil that thinks that IT is too big to fail.  Starting with the financial terrorism that erupted in congress and  into the public sphere with the AIG bailout, I am posting here the news I have accumulated regarding the ongoing evolution from crisis, conflict, and then hopefully resolution.  Actually, I should say it all started for me on Dec 25 2005 when I was Dreaming the Stock Market Blues, but I digress.

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You sit around here and you spin your little webs and you think the whole world revolves around you and your money. Well, it doesn’t, Mister Potter! In the — in the whole vast configuration of things, I’d say you were nothing but a scurvy little spider.”
George Bailey to Mr. Potter in film “It’s A Wonderful Life.
“You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.”
President Andrew Jackson  
 “The Fed should be repealed, and the Fed Banks, having violated their charters, should be liquidated immediately. Faithless Government officials who have violated their oaths of office should be impeached and brought to trial.
“Unless this is done by us, I predict, that the American people, outraged, pillaged, insulted and betrayed as they are in their own land, will rise in their wrath, and will sweep the money changers out of the temple.

Congressman McFadden Remarks on the Federal Reserve Corporation,  1934
A more appropriate bill title would be the Housing and Economic Takeover Act of 2008. Rather than declaring the New World Order, we are apparently going to legislate it sector by sector.”
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008: An Analysis by Catherine Austin Fitts
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09/05/08

SFGate Com
Stocks plummet on retail, unemployment data “Dejected investors sent stocks plunging Thursday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 340 points after retailers and the government added to a mountain of bad economic news and devastated hopes for a late-year recovery.”
This struck an eery chord within me.  I had the strongest feeling that this particular news is going to be seen as the “tipping of the golden pot” (as it was framed in my mind—never heard that phrase before) and we will have seen it as such by November 2008, so I am posting a quick update for my journal archives.  My sense at the moment is that this “tipping” will come on the heels of an attempted orchestrated event that will instead turn into momentary chaos that pushes the Awakening into high gear.

WALL STREET: I AM NOT YOUR ATM

09/15/08

Atlantic Daily Dish Financials:
Ron Paul Was Right “(W)e cannot afford McCain’s continued tax cuts and minimal spending restraints. We cannot afford Obama’s spending plans either – but at least he isn’t proposing to increase the debt. Neither candidate has been behaving with the gravity this crisis demands. But McCain’s trivial, deceptive, distracting tactics have been by far the worse.”

Earthfiles:
Linda Moulton Howe’s interview with Trends Analyst Gerald Celente: Are We Facing Depression Greater Than 1929?: ” The 9/11 attack happened and it was the greatest military strike in history, much greater than the Trojan Horse. It brought down the financial pillars of the United States figuratively and literally.”

09/16/08

:arrow: PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System “The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday, with the full support of the Treasury Department, authorized the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to lend up to $85 billion to the American International Group (AIG) under section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act. The secured loan has terms and conditions designed to protect the interests of the U.S. government and taxpayers.”

CBS News:
U.S. Announces $85 Billion Bailout of AIG “In a bid to save financial markets and the economy from further turmoil, the U.S. government agreed Tuesday to provide an $85 billion emergency loan to rescue the huge insurer AIG.”
“The Federal Reserve said in a statement it determined that a disorderly failure of AIG could hurt the already delicate financial markets and the economy.”
:shock:

MSNBC:
World markets tumble after Wall Street plunge “World stock markets swooned again Tuesday as the global financial crisis caused investors to worry that asset prices have yet to hit rock bottom.”
“Financial stocks across Europe took a pounding for the second day running as the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers and credit downgrades of American International Group Inc., the world’s largest insurer, stoked investor fears of wider financial and economic damage.”

09/23/08
Naked Capitalism:
Congressional staffer writes: “(O)n this issue, the calls and e-mails are making a difference.  Members and staffers are talking about it in the halls and in meetings. The volumes are big….but they’re all individual. And they’re running 99-to-1 against.”

09/25/08

NEW AMERICAN:
Voter Outrage Against Mortgage Bailout “Anger is on the rise all across the country concerning the proposed government bailout of the mortgage industry. The $700 billion dollar price tag, at a time when Americans are already suffering from ionospheric fuel and food prices and are awaiting winter heating bills with trepidation, has stirred resentment among those whose taxes will have to foot the bill for such extravagance.”
The man must be living a past-life regression or just doesn’t need to hide his real intent anymore.

09/28/08

Linda Moulton Howe at Earthfiles has provided the  full text of the September 29, 2008, draft bailout billalong with contact numbers.

09/29/08

CNN Commentary:
Bankruptcy, not bailout is the right answer. “Talk of Armageddon, however, is ridiculous scare-mongering. If financial institutions cannot make productive loans, a profit opportunity exists for someone else. This might not happen instantly, but it will happen.’ “

10/01/08

Military Times:
Soldiers Headed To Iraq Worry About Economy “Command Sgt. Maj. Julia Kelly is not amused with the talk of bailing out Wall Street with $700 billion when taxpayers are expected to pay for their own tough times.”
” ‘If I am a taxpayer and have to be responsible for what we get into, why are we doing that with our financial institutions?’ Kelly said. ‘Why not take the money and apply that to the people who have the loans? Pay people two months of their mortgage. You’d be surprised what that would do.’ ”

10/02/08

Time Magazine Video:
PROTESTING THE BAILOUT! “On Wall Street, activists and culture jammers protest the governments proposed financial bailout.”

CNBC:
Asian Markets FALL, Banks VOLATILE…..AFTER Senate approved “revised” AIG BAILOUT “Asian markets tumbled after the Senate approved the revised bailout package.”
The Senate may have just placed the straw that breaks the camel’s back unless the House rallies for We The People once again.  Any psychological gains made by Wall Street will be brief.
VIDEO JOHN MCCAIN “This is just a not acceptable situation. I’m not saying this is the perfect answer.”
“If I were dictator, which I always aspire to be, I would write it a little bit differently. McCain has urged the Bush administration to bypass the will of Congress and invoke executive orders to pass the bailout bill, along with a further $1 trillion dollar spend on buying up bad mortgage debt.” [emphases mine].

10/08/08 Now I am seriously concerned about McCains’s Freudian slips: My “Fellow Prisoners”?(Dictator? Prisoner? ). Scary. [one other thing---why is McCain now accompanying his VP pick on news shows now?  Seems alot like when Cheney and Bush demanded to be interviewed togethersecretly and without transcripts when they were each given a subpoena to testify in the 911 "investigation" ? Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum all over again!]

10/03/08

House Passes AIG Bailout:
Here is Roll Call vote list. This is a travesty!  If you agree, write your Congressperson if they voted yes and tell them they will be voted out next term!
Look, I at one time had a son addicted to drugs.  Let’s hypothesize that he was the bread winner for the family, just for the sake of my case here.  Would the rest of the family have felt obliged to continue feeding his addiction because of his “bread winner” status?  Not! The rest of the family would carry on and take up the “bread” slack together.   In reality, what I did as a mother was to take him with me into the desert
for ten days straight while he convulsed and suffered for a short while, and it was hard for us to watch the pain, but it was over in ten days and he made it through and has been doing a healthy, productive life while respectful to himself and others since then.  Had it gone the another way, such as denying his problem, I am convinced my son would have been discovered dead in a gutter somewhere and the family would have regretted forever not stepping in to do the right thing.
From my perspective, those who voted for this monstrous bailout (no matter what form) have gone into denial, greed for “bread”, or fear at the expense of the entire family structure (America) and may find us “dead in the gutter” once the initial Wall Street fix wears off.  This is indeed a Travesty. The present administration may think this is a “victory” for Wall Street and their cronies, but I have a feeling that the blowback from the public and the Karma they have self-generated will dwarf any power they arrogantly parade around at the moment.

Complete List of Goldman Sachs’ and Comm. Bank Contributions to Political Figures (Center for Responsive Politics)

Senate Roll Vote on Financial Bailout Package

House Roll Vote For AIG Financial Bailout

10/05/08

Bailout denounced as it passes Congress

60 Minutes:
A Look at Wall Street’s Shadow Market (2 parts)

10/06/08

PBS News Hour:
Rescue plan disappointment contributes to sell-off “The government’s $700 billion rescue, aimed at rebuilding economic confidence, appeared to sound a global alarm instead…”

Arkansas Indymedia: Naomi Wolf:
Has Sarah Palin Been Picked as the Titular Head of the Coming Police State? “I believe the Rove-Cheney cabal is using Sarah Palin as a stalking horse, an Evita figure, to put a popular, populist face on the coming police state and be the talk show hostess for the end of elections as we know them. Palin, not McCain, is the Franken Barbie of the Rove-Cheney cabal. The strategy became clear.””

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Catherine Austin Fitts: E-mail to a Member of the Research Team at Goldman Sachs “You and your colleagues have helped to build and manage a machinery that has committed treason and genocide on a breathtaking scale. The history of Goldman Sachs over the last two decades is living proof that it is possible to kill with a financial system and a pen.” (See her blog:Financial Permaculture – Meet the Finance Team)

10/11/08

The Bailout Money “Left the Country”:



10/29/08
Andrew Napolitano: Presidents Ignoring Constitution

11/01/08

Washington Times:
Incumbents paying for backing bailout “Both Republican and Democratic incumbents are under fire for backing the bailout.”

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YouTube:
How Abolishing the Fed Would Change Everything

01/09/09

CNN Politics
Commentary: The real lesson of the Madoff case ” Don’t rely on the SEC or any other regulator to do that for you. Never, never, never put all your eggs in one basket, no matter how good it looks.”

02/15/09

Richard C. Hoagland on Coast To Coast 02/13/09 [top of the show] regarding his “intel” information on the Iridium satellite involved in the collision with the Russian satellite: “What’ s going on with all this (bailout) money? This network….this communications network of Iridium satellites….turns out it is the backbone of the electronic funds transfers for money that has been disappearing in Wall Street.” [emphasis mine] (Richard also informs us that tracking of the satellite was the responsibility of USAF Air Systems Command at NORAD, not NASA.)

06/02/09

NY Times
In Crisis, Banks Dig In for Fight Against Rules “ The banks want to go back to business as usual — and then some. And they have a lot of audacity now that everyone has bailed them out,’ said Yra Harris, an independent commodities trader who was involved in an effort to regulate derivatives nine years ago. ‘But we have to begin with the premise that Wall Street doesn’t want transparency, because more transparency means less immediate profits. ”

06/16/09

Washington Times:
Federal Reserve to gain power under plan “The Federal Reserve, already arguably the most powerful agency in the U.S. government, will get sweeping new authority to regulate any company whose failure could endanger the U.S. economy and markets under the Obama administration’s regulatory overhaul plan.”

:shock:

06/26/09

Huffington Post:
Madoff ordered to forfeit over $170 billion
” U.S. District Judge Denny Chin entered a preliminary order of forfeiture, and Acting U.S. Attorney Lev Dassin released a copy of the order Friday night. Madoff was ordered to give up his interests in all property, including real estate, investments, cars and boats.”

One down….hundreds more to go. Now, we need to see them go for even bigger scavenger fish like the Federal Reserve thugs.

07/12/09

Kohn warns [threatens] Congress on meddling in Fed’s affairs “The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday launched a robust defense of its independence and warned that efforts in Congress to put monetary policy under political sway would hurt the economy.”
“…..also said it could ‘cast a chill’ on monetary policy deliberations by making officials nervous [that] ideas they throw around behind closed doors could become public.”

Uh, yeah, that’s right. What part of “You Work For Us Or Else…” do they not understand? We The People want the Feds to be “nervous” enough to stop throwing out illegal “ideas” about how to pillage our U.S. Treasury! There should be NO ideas hidden from the public when they are handing out OUR TAX DOLLARS! In my own community, we are already seeing great benefits by stimulating the economy from the ground up! Replace Wall-Street economy with Main-Street economy and we could End The Fed!

Goldman Sachs admits its software manipulates economy



All I can say is WHOAAH!

Gerald Celente: Revolution next for America

08/03/09:

Rasmussen Reports™:
75% Favor Auditing the Federal Reserve “So much for the ongoing secrecy of the nation’s independent central banking system. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Americans favor auditing the Federal Reserve and making the results available to the public.”

08/12/09

DoctorHousingBubble:
The New Ownership Society: Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Treasury, and the FDIC – FYI, We Already Own More Than you Think. “…the irony with the TARP funds is they are getting a cheap loan on your back and if things get better, they pay it off and never are held responsible for their actions.  What do you get?  A pathetically low return if you are lucky to even see the money ever again.”

Dr. Housing Bubble quip: “I love this graphic from the Federal Reserve’s own website on Fed 101. It pretty much sums up the structure of our banking system (guess who’s on the bottom?):”

fedstructure

09/24/09

Huffington Post:
Time to Change Bernanke’s Medication? Secret White House letter to G-20 “All that was missing from Bernanke’s statement was a banner, “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.”
“In [the confidential diplomatic missive from the chief of the European Union Fredrik Reinfeldt], the EU president says, despite Bernanke’s happy-talk, ‘la crise n’est pas terminée (the crisis is not over) and (continuing in translation) the labor market will continue to suffer the consequences of weak use of capacity and production in the coming months.’ This is diplomatic speak for, What the hell is Bernanke smoking?”

10/18/09

Rolling Stone:
Wall Street’s Naked Swindle: “What really happened to Bear and Lehman is that an economic drought temporarily left the hyenas without any more middle-class victims — and so they started eating each other, using the exact same schemes they had been using for years to fleece the rest of the country. And in the forensic footprint left by those kills, we can see for the first time exactly how the scam worked — and how completely even the government regulators who are supposed to protect us have given up trying to stop it.”

Normal body cells that lose their ability to function in their environment turn cancerous and eat their own buddy cells; Obsessive greed has lost all ability to hide and as expected, will even eat their own as they collectively die away.

10/12/09:

MarketWatch:
Fed won’t have to immediately disclose lending details “The lawsuit and litigation is opposed by the Fed, which argues it would weaken the bank’s independence and hamper the central bank’s ability to protect the financial system.”

“…hamper the central bank’s ability to protect the financial system”? I think that should read “hamper the central bank’s ability to protect the financial system’s Robber Barons.”

Reuters 08/24/09: Federal Reserve loses suit demanding transparency: “In a 47-page opinion, Chief District Judge Loretta Preska of the federal court in Manhattan said the central bank failed to show that disclosure would cause borrowers in the Federal Reserve System to suffer ‘imminent competitive harm,’ by stigmatizing them for using Fed lending programs.”

Score 1 for the White T-Shirt team!

10/23/09

ABC News:
Bernanke prods Congress to enact financial overhaul to prevent future crises: ‘With the financial turmoil abating, now is the time for policymakers to take action to reduce the probability and serverity [sic] of any future crises,’ Bernanke said in remarks to a Fed conference in Chatham, Mass. “

I agree, Mr. Bernanke. Let’s start by ending the Federal Reserve.

11/06/09

Business Insider:
The 25 Billion Dollar Secret: The NY Fed, Goldman & The AIG Cover-Up “It’s not difficult to understand what happened, and it most certainly was not a coincidental result of independent decisions made during the heat of the crisis.  We’ve actually known it was the Fed for awhile.  Ever since House testimony from AIG CEO Ed Liddy confirming that ; The Fed made us do it.’  The problem at the time was that we didn’t know which Fed?”

Move Your Money: Project Urges People to Transfer Money Out of Nation’s Largest Banks

MOVE YOUR MONEY INFO

11/11/09

Corbett Report:
(Daniel) Estulin: After G20, Oligarchs Moving on African Union, Population Reduction: “The meeting’s attendees, also identified in the smuggled documents, reads like a who’s who of the financial oligarchical elite, including leading Bilderbergers such as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, World Bank President Bob Zoellick, Turkish Finance Minister Ali Babacan and British Finance Minister Alistair Darling and many others. The Trilateral Commission was also represented at the conference by Japanese members Yoshihiko Noda and Masaaki Shirakawa.”

Information is Knowledge and Knowledge is Power. My feeling is that by the time we reach January 2013, Bilderberge