Wednesday, June 30, 2010
NaturalNews | June 29, 2010
In its never-ending attempt to fabricate "mental disorders" out of every human activity, the psychiatric industry is now pushing the most ridiculous disease they've invented yet:
What is "normal" when it comes to foods?Healthy eating disorder.
This is no joke: If you focus on eating healthy foods, you're "mentally diseased" and probably need some sort of chemical treatment involving powerful psychotropic drugs. The Guardian newspaper reports, "Fixation with healthy eating can be sign of serious psychological disorder" and goes on to claim this "disease" is called orthorexia nervosa -- which is basically just Latin for "nervous about correct eating."
But they can't just called it "nervous healthy eating disorder" because that doesn't sound like they know what they're talking about. So they translate it into Latin where it sounds smart (even though it isn't). That's where most disease names come from: Doctors just describe the symptoms they see with a name like osteoporosis (which means "bones with holes in them").
Getting back to this fabricated "orthorexia" disease, the Guardian goes on to report, "Orthorexics commonly have rigid rules around eating. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives are also out."
Wait a second. So attempting to avoid chemicals, dairy, soy and sugar now makes you a mental health patient? Yep. According to these experts. If you actually take special care to avoid pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified ingredients like soy and sugar, there's something wrong with you.
But did you notice that eating junk food is assumed to be "normal?" If you eat processed junk foods laced with synthetic chemicals, that's okay with them. The mental patients are the ones who choose organic, natural foods, apparently.I told you this was coming. Years ago, I warned NaturalNews readers that an attempt might soon be under way to outlaw broccoli because of its anti-cancer phytonutrients. This mental health assault on health-conscious consumers is part of that agenda. It's an effort to marginalize healthy eaters by declaring them to be mentally unstable and therefore justify carting them off to mental institutions where they will be injected with psychiatric drugs and fed institutional food that's all processed, dead and full of toxic chemicals.
The Guardian even goes to the ridiculous extreme of saying, "The obsession about which foods are "good" and which are "bad" means orthorexics can end up malnourished."
Follow the non-logic on this, if you can: Eating "good" foods will cause malnutrition! Eating bad foods, I suppose, is assumed to provide all the nutrients you need. That's about as crazy a statement on nutrition as I've ever read. No wonder people are so diseased today: The mainstream media is telling them that eating health food is a mental disorder that will cause malnutrition!
Shut up and swallow your Soylent GreenIt's just like I reported years ago: You're not supposed to question your food, folks. Sit down, shut up, dig in and chow down. Stop thinking about what you're eating and just do what you're told by the mainstream media and its processed food advertisers. Questioning the health properties of your junk food is a mental disorder, didn't you know? And if you "obsess" over foods (by doing such things as reading the ingredients labels, for example), then you're weird. Maybe even sick.
That's the message they're broadcasting now. Junk food eaters are "normal" and "sane" and "nourished." But health food eaters are diseased, abnormal and malnourished.
But why, you ask, would they attack healthy eaters? People like Dr. Gabriel Cousens can tell you why: Because increased mental and spiritual awareness is only possible while on a diet of living, natural foods.
Eating junk foods keeps you dumbed down and easy to control, you see. It literally messes with your mind, numbing your senses with MSG, aspartame and yeast extract. People who subsist on junk foods are docile and quickly lose the ability to think for themselves. They go along with whatever they're told by the TV or those in apparent positions of authority, never questioning their actions or what's really happening in the world around them.
In contrast to that, people who eat health-enhancing natural foods -- with all the medicinal nutrients still intact -- begin to awaken their minds and spirits. Over time, they begin to question the reality around them and they pursue more enlightened explorations of topics like community, nature, ethics, philosophy and the big picture of things that are happening in the world. They become "aware" and can start to see the very fabric of the Matrix, so to speak.
This, of course, is a huge danger to those who run our consumption-based society because consumption depends on ignorance combined with suggestibility. For people to keep blindly buying foods, medicines, health insurance and consumer goods, they need to have their higher brain functions switched off. Processed junk foods laced with toxic chemicals just happens to achieve that rather nicely. Why do you think dead, processed foods remain the default meals in public schools, hospitals and prisons? It's because dead foods turn off higher levels of awareness and keep people focused on whatever distractions you can feed their brains: Television, violence, fear, sports, sex and so on.
But living as a zombie is, in one way quite "normal" in society today because so many people are doing it. But that doesn't make it normal in my book: The real "normal" is an empowered, healthy, awakened person nourished with living foods and operating as a sovereign citizen in a free world. Eating living foods is like taking the red pill because over time it opens up a whole new perspective on the fabric of reality. It sets you free to think for yourself.
But eating processed junk foods is like taking the blue pill because it keeps you trapped in a fabricated reality where your life experiences are fabricated by consumer product companies who hijack your senses with designer chemicals (like MSG) that fool your brain into thinking you're eating real food.
If you want to be alive, aware and in control of your own life, eat more healthy living foods. But don't expect to be popular with mainstream mental health "experts" or dieticians -- they're all being programmed to consider you to be "crazy" because you don't follow their mainstream diets of dead foods laced with synthetic chemicals.
But you and I know the truth here: We are the normal ones. The junk food eaters are the real mental patients, and the only way to wake them up to the real world is to start feeding them living foods.
Some people are ready to take the red pill, and others aren't. All you can do is show them the door. They must open it themselves.
In the mean time, try to avoid the mental health agents who are trying to label you as having a mental disorder just because you pay attention to what you put in your body. There's nothing wrong with avoiding sugar, soy, MSG, aspartame, HFCS and other toxic chemicals in the food supply. In fact, your very life depends on it.
Oh, and by the way, if you want to join the health experts who keep inventing new fictitious diseases and disorders, check out my popular Disease Mongering Engine web page where you can invent your own new diseases at the click of a button! You'll find it at: http://www.naturalnews.com/disease-...
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Monday, June 28, 2010
Wayne Madsen, the investigative reporter, has a new for-subscribers report out. He says that CEMA — the state of California’s version of FEMA — has been alerted by its counterparts in the Gulf coast on mass evacuation plans.
For Madsen’s previous report on mass evacuation, CLICK HERE.
Wayne Madsen Report – June 28, 2010
A well-placed source in California told WMR that the California Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) has been briefed by its counterpart agencies in the Gulf coast states that there are plans to conduct a mass evacuation of millions of Gulf coast residents due to the catastrophic environmental and public health effects of the BP oil disaster.
CEMA officials have been briefed on the planned evacuations by counterparts in the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
The Gulf states’ emergency planners stressed to their California counterparts that they are dealing with a disaster of unprecedented proportions and that contingency plans are being constantly updated and revised on ways to deal with the transformation of the Gulf of Mexico into a deadly “toxic soup” of oil and Corexit 9500 oil dispersants and the atmosphere into a dangerous mixture of hydrocarbon gases.
CEMA was briefed on the impending mass evacuation since California would be expected to absorb a large number of evacuees from the Gulf states. CEMA officials did not say how the state of California, which is virtually bankrupt, would pay for the influx of hundreds of thousands and perhaps greater numbers of evacuees from the Gulf coastal region.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
When you attempt to unravel the extremely complex dynamics of this total onslaught of humanity by Lucifer's army, you begin to discover a lot of new concepts, plans, terminology, and technologies. Over a year ago I began to think that America appeared to be the Great Babylon, because the descriptions of it in Jeremiah 50, 51 and Revelation 18 were so evident. I had already seen what this country was doing on a global level. I read the book by John Perkins, entitled "The Economic Hit Man" and there was no question the U.S. was "conquering" the globe under the cloak of humanitarian cause.
But then you read "Behold a Pale Horse" by William Cooper. He was a high ranking military officer involved in the U.S. cover-up of this "alien / demon" phenomena (until "they"executed him). Cooper, being on the front lines, was tormented spiritually and even began to question his belief in Christianity. Cooper was a highly credible insider who had access to Top Secret military documentation and insider sources and saw these "things" with his own eyes. He confirmed the unthinkable. He confirmed that, not only had the U.S. government known and consorted with these "alien" entities, but in FACT had actually signed "Treaties" with them. Agreements.
Or as our Lord, the Most High God, and King Jesus would put it ... they signed OATHS!
Oaths Signed Directly with the DEVIL
These "oaths" of agreement, or treaties, allowed these demonic entities to have a certain amount of freedom and secrecy in exchange for "technological know-how". In exchange for this technology, our government agreed to "allow" these demons free access to "human beings" for their own purposes. We "agreed", (with some rather pathetic restrictions), to allow them to "harvest" human beings and perform abominations on their bodies. The U.S. government told LUCIFER he could have the "bodies" and "souls" of God's greatest creations (in his "own image") to torment, torture, mutilate, and genetically alter.
THINK ABOUT THAT
In fact, (while I will try to tackle this most difficult concept in a later article), these demon entities, not only genetically tinker with our bodies and create very "human looking" versions of themselves ... BUT... they have reportedly perfected this activity referred to as "soul scalping". Suffice it to say, "soul scalping" is the act of using extremely advanced technologies to harvest the human "life force" from the living body and put it into "containers" to use in another "body-like" form for their own purposes.
I refer you to the an excerpt from "Aliens, Demons, Nephilim, Time Travel and God" (Part 4). Remember this stuff was happening 2,000 years ago.
Another thing these Bacchae were known for is wearing demonic bracelets or "bands". · The Bacchae are biblically famous as they would wear "magic bands" called "kesatot". These bands would entrap the souls of their victims.
Ez. 13:20Since these "Bacchae" were able to capture souls of humans with their "magic bracelets" and demonic rituals, how arrogant must we be to think that Lucifers' own demonic alien armies have not "technologically" perfected this in their alien abduction activities?
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold I am against your magic bands [kesatot] by which you hunt lives [souls] there as birds, and I will tear them off your arms; and I will let them go, even those lives [souls] whom you hunt as birds"
Now that I have your attention, let's digress to a less sinister concept. Let's investigate the challenges they face with their "reporting hierarchy" ... top down.
The Question of "When"?
The question I get asked more than any other question is "when". When will this all start to happen? Will it really be 2010 that the U.S. is toppled to effect their global control objective? My answer is always the same. Only God knows for sure.
Our Lord draws lines in the sand, and allows these things to happen to OUR GLORY - AMEN! We must never forget, as this play unfolds, that WE WIN. Take the time to go back and read about the wonderful period we have awaiting us in the Millennium in the the last article posted here:
Heaven on Earth, a Sneak Peak of Our Future
The Demonic Control Hierarchy
Why is Even Their Timeline in Question?
There are a lot of fascinating "behind the scenes" dynamics at work we often overlook. For example, you have this earthy hierarchy taking orders from the "demonic". Then you have the earthly "manifestation" of the demonic in the flesh (e.g. the reptilian / alien entities and many more).
The Demons on Earth NEED the Demons in Other Dimensions
However I find it MOST INTERESTING, that these "earthy" demonic manifestations have this NEED to make contact with the "other dimensional" demons, as evidenced by their Satanic rituals and sacrificial ceremonies. I find that REMARKABLE. This implies that this "hierarchy" extends into the other dimensions (1st and 2nd Heavens) and there is a requirement for "contact" into these realms. WHY? This need is further underscored by their hunger to break-through these dimensions with "star-gate like" technologies such as the CERN Accelerator. There is no question they "need" a break-through. PUN-INTENDED.
The Earth-Bound Physical Demons
Then below that "hierarchy" you have the multiple levels of Satanic power structures here on earth. Arguably they are led by the "reptilian" entities top down. But again, this line gets blurred by the fact that these "reptilian" entities live inside the energy forces of the human bloodlines they control (in some cases, not all however). These "earthly" Satanic power structures work in concert with one another through organized and coordinated rituals on a global level and set up their power epicenters along these "ley lines".
Now amongst these "pockets" of earthly Satanic power levels (the Brotherhood, the multiple levels of the Masonic Order, the Rosicrucians, the various "Orders" of this and that, the Committee of 300, the Trilateral Commission, the "Royalty" etc.) you have some FREE WILL. You always have "free will". If it wasn't for this "free will" dynamic you wouldn't have had the Luciferian Rebellion in the first place. So THAT comes into play.
Military Commanders, Black Ops, and High Level Insiders
THEN you progress downward into the levels of the Military, and Governments. When you consider ALL the people that have been assassinated (from government / military leaders, to scientists and bio-weapons experts, to DUMB workers, to escaped Brotherhood members, to whistle blowers at all levels) you start to see that "THEY" are threatened by information leaks.
Moreover "they" are infinitely concerned with uncontrolled uprisings. I believe this concern over "human uprising" is a huge worry of theirs. This is probably because they have got their butts kicked in the past as a result of unexpected consequences in their own orchestrated wars etc. These unexpected uprisings have most likely caused delays which they had to work around through subsequent years of alternative strategies and manipulation. THEY are very careful about how quick "they" do something. Careful control is paramount to these entities.
We ARE a threat to them.
Department Heads and Organizational Leaders
Now further down the hierarchy you have their "commanders" or official department heads. These folks are probably not "in on the whole deal" but are good "order takers". How much any of these "order takers" know is up for grabs. I am utterly fascinated by the book "Behold a Pale Horse" by William Cooper, because "they" could have killed him long before that book got released. And they actually tried a couple times.
The fact is that THEY cannot read our minds. "They" actually need resources "on the ground" to do reconnaissance. "They" depend on "earthly" technologies to "hear and see" what we are doing. This level of "order takers" is a huge threat to "them". They know just enough to stir up a world of hurt and "they" need a LOT OF THEM to do their bidding.
"They" are vulnerable to us, just as we were vulnerable to the American Indians arrows even though we had guns. A lot of pissed off people with rocks in their hands can overtake battalions of soldiers by sheer numbers alone.
Law Enforcement, Government Workers, The Good Ones
The next level down you have the people in law enforcement, government workers (FEMA / Homeland Security), regular military and x-military, and other people with limited powers of authority.
During Katrina, "they" actually called in "Blackwater" mercenaries. This is because there were military and regular law enforcement personnel that were extremely reluctant to do "door to door" gun confiscation. Just like with the lying situation at Waco, Texas, nobody in New Orleans shot guns at the helicopters as "they" claimed. It was a setup orchestrated to execute a plan of attack and to "practice" the drill.
The misinformation perpetuated by these lying news reports spreads like a fire throughout this "level" of much needed "law enforcement" workers to make them "think" they are threatened by the general populous. These lies are further amplified by additional military and law enforcement drills happening every month across the country. These lying drills and "exercises" have been going on for more than 15 years. If you have any doubt, watch the Police State series documentaries from Alex Jones on YouTube. Or better yet, forfeit a 12 pack, and buy one of the DVDs.
The Common Man and the Armed Citizenry
And then further down this "people control" pyramid, you have the "armed citizens" of this country. As proven by their "orchestrated" practice drill called "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast on Sunday October 30th, 1938, the citizens of the United States grabbed their guns and went out to kill these "demon / aliens".
This was arguably one of the most important "proof of concept" drills these entities have ever executed. They needed to know what the impact might be should "they" be "announced" on a large scale. The actions of the citizens of this country at that time, almost certainly delayed their plans to "manifest" themselves even earlier than today.
The Importance of Martial Law to Their Objective
This is why martial law and the help of foreign troops is utterly key to the upset of this country. The hierarchy of the United States government structure is a major stumbling block for their control timeline. This idea of the individual "states" having veto powers over their "central command" in D.C. is throwing rocks into their "gear box" all the time. This is why the Federal Government continues to usurp the States powers at an alarming rate. This is also why you see the Federal government commandeering the National Guard and getting them out of the way as much as possible (or using them in "other" contrived emergency situations).
All things considered, it seems to me, "they" know they must have some type of martial law in place and they MUST have the vast majority of the country under their militaristic control BEFORE they spring their "alien" DELUSION upon us. Otherwise, through their own "proof of concept" testing, they know as a fact they are in for a huge hill of crap. When the "good old boy" citizenry of the USoA sees these "creatures" with their own eyes, they know - ALL BETS ARE OFF.
THE GREATEST POWER & THREAT TO THEM ALL
And indeed, the greatest threat to their cause is THE HOLY SPIRIT.
While it is not up to us to question God's authority, it is in FACT up to us to use the power of His Holy Spirit to assist in the fighting of this war. It "blows my mind" to think of how utterly ineffective we all feel amongst all this military might. We all need to take the time to read about Elijah again. We need to REMIND OURSELVES that God's army of fiery chariots can stomp out armies of nations, guns, flying saucers, laser beams and atomic weaponry LIKE NO OTHER.
I believe our Lord is WAITING FOR US to WAKE UP and start focusing our prayer power on the objectives of the LORD. We need to pray to TRIP UP the enemy's plans. We need to COMMAND IN JESUS NAME these DEMONS are rendered to "no effect" and cast INTO THE ABYSS.
While there is no question the Bible says that in the end, God will have to "step in" and dump down his Mighty Wrath to wipe out this Earth, we MUST NOT assume our contribution has anything less than the GREATEST POWER.
WE CONTROL the amount of horror we will face!
WE CONTROL the amount of power the enemy has against us!
WE ARE THE DEVILS' MASTER
They might win here on the earth for a short period of time.
The Ministry Site of Revival Asia
- February 12, 2009
- By Steve
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) has been described as “one of the most bewitching and insidious works of literature ever written” Is his work of science-fiction and of engineering paradise coming to pass? Read on…
I have been carrying out some continued research of several key sites on the continuing ‘scary’ developments being proposed by transgenics.
I am alarmed at the strides of the new medical-gods wanting to produce, ‘all in the name of medicine and science’, new and improved super species.
How does this fit into an eschatological framework? Precisely in the arena of species manipulation and the emerging hybridization of the plant, animal, and human. It appears, at least from the reputable sites that it is still at an early stage of development. But if the trend goes unchecked science may end up producing corrupted and horrible creatures.
Transgenics raises some serious ethical questions – consider these for example:
- Is it right for medical and biological sciences to create new life forms and cross a species original boundaries?
- The more this science advances, what would be the long-term effects on human health and the environment, and even the definition of ‘human’?
- Is it right to blend nonhuman animal and human DNA to create a human/animal hybrid?
- What if something goes wrong? What could be the unintended personal, social, and cultural consequences?
Genetic engineering involves manipulating genes. Various techniques are used to isolate genes, to modify genes so they function better, to prepare genes to be inserted into a new species, and to develop what is called transgenes. The Action Bioscience website (an educational arm of the American Institute of Biological Studies) explains the process of creating a chimera through genetic manipulation.
The process of creating a transgene includes isolating the gene of interest from the tens of thousands of other genes in the genome of a gene-donor species. Once that gene is isolated, it is usually altered so it can function effectively in a host organism. That gene is then combined with other genes to prepare it to be introduced into another organism, at which point it’s known as a transgene. A transgenic organism, sometimes called a chimera, is one that contains a transgene introduced by technological methods rather than through selective breeding.
The chimera is the resulting animal hybrid, a mixture of tissues. Transgenic organisms contain altered genes from other organisms. The host becomes the receptor of the foreign genetic information. It is a blending of species. It is believed that this process could change not only the genetic structure of the modified animal and its offspring, but its development, sensory modalities, disease propensity, personality and behavior traits among other things.Chimeras and the Ancients
Chimera is an interesting name they chose for their hybrids – I will call it the Chimera Effect. In Greek mythology, the Chimera (Greek Χίμαιρα) was a monstrous creature composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a goat and head of a male lion with a tail that terminated in a dragons’s head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. (check out the picture at the bottom of this post)
In the iconography of Hinduism the Yali is similar. The image the yali has a catlike graceful body, but the head of a lion with tusks of an elephant and tail of a serpent. The Chinese have the Qilin, a a creature with the head of a dragon, the antlers of a deer, the skin and scales of a fish, the hooves of an ox and tail of a lion. You may also remember the Manticore (Baricos in Greek). It was a legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark).
Why mention these – they are only myths and legend? They are mere fantasies of ignorant days…are they? I think one possibility is that there was a corruption of the species some time in history past that produced these so called hybrid chimera’s. The Bible talks about a flood that came and destroyed the world because of sin – all flesh had become corrupted.
What brought about such a devestating judgment from God? Is not sin just as horrific over the last 1000’s of years? What was special about Noah’s day? Is there a possibility that the ‘gods’ and ‘beasts’ of pagan and ancient religion are perverted and distorted tales that may have a psychological link back into ancient events of a pre-flood world?
Obviously they have been confused and grossly distorted over time and the only really accurate record is the infallible Word of God, yet to the ancient cultures they believed that some such creatures existed. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great (Gen 6:5) and that ALL FLESH, not just the sin of wicked humanity but ALL FLESH including animal had become corrupted. The Hebrew word for ‘corruption‘ means marred, spoiled, distorted and perverted. Could it be that the word “flesh” refers to man as well as beast?
Had something happened in the ancient past that had affected the genetic line through whom the promised Messiah was to come and crush the head of the serpent? We already know that there were Nephalim on the earth as a byproduct of fallen angelic beings coming into the ‘daughters of man’ – human females. (Gen 6:1-4). Some mutation or blending of species took place to produce these Nephalim. The original genetic boundaries (”after their kind”) had been violated. ( See also Lev 18:22-23, Lev 19:19, Deut 22:9)
When the Greek Septuagint was created, the Hebrew word Nephalim was translated into Greek as ‘gegenes.’ This is the same word used in Greek mythology for the ‘Titans‘, creatures created through the interbreeding of the Greek gods and human beings. The English words “genes” and “genetics” are built around the same root word as gegenes; genea means “breed” or “kind”. Now what is interesting about Noah at the time of the flood and one of the descriptions the Lord gives of this man is that he was ‘perfect in his generations‘. (Gen 6:9)
The Hebrew word for ‘perfect‘ is tamiym and carries the meaning ‘without blemish’, ‘complete’, ‘without spot’, or ‘undefiled’. The Hebrew word for generations, dore, means ‘generations’, ‘condition’, ‘habitation‘. Contextually the meaning could be that the Lord is declaring Noah as ‘undefiled in his genetics or kind.’ His genes had not been tainted. The Greek word genea “generation, race” is where we get the English word gene.
Author Steve Quayle in his unique study subtitled ‘Children of the Gods‘, sites various sources and evidence that shows that through genetic manipulations animal hybrids with greater strength can and do appear.
It doesn’t seem unreasonable to believe that if such creatures would result with just minor genetic modifications, that the offspring of an angel/human coupling would not be just as–if not more–modified. Because angels are noted for their great physical strength, it isn’t unreasonable to think that the offspring of human interbreeding would also have such strength. This is reflected in the second title given them in the Genesis 6 passage: “mighty men” and “men of renown.” In other words, the “lab rats” of the past were human beings, with the “scientists” conducting their genetic research being fallen angels.
Today, it seems that Genesis 1:12, 21, 24, 25) no longer applies. ‘The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kind, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Apparently God’s good is not good enough to the lofty ideals of evolutionary presuppositions and godless science.
In a 2007 essay entitled, DID ANCIENT BIOTECHNOLOGY CREATE “NEPHILIM”? researcher Tom Horn states that
Such transgenic tinkering already exists in many parts of the world including the United States, Britain and Australia where animal eggs are being used to create hybrid human embryos from which stem cell lines can be produced for medical research. A team at Newcastle and Durham universities in the UK recently announced plans to “create hybrid rabbit and human embryos, as well as other ‘chimera’ embryos mixing human and cow genes.
There are currently several transgenic avenues of implementation:
- plant-animal-human combinations
- animal-animal combinations
- animal-human combinations
One modern example is the mixing of goat and spider genetics. BioSteel is a product created from an animal-animal transgenic combination. Scientists at Nexia Biotechnologies, a company based in Montreal, isolated the gene for silk protein from a spider capable of spinning silk fibers—one of the strongest yet most resilient substances known—and inserted it in the genome of a goat’s egg prior to fertilization.
The fiber artificially created from this silk protein has several potentially valuable uses, such as making lightweight, strong, yet supple bulletproof vests. Other industrial and medical applications include stronger automotive and aerospace components and stronger, more biodegradable sutures for closing wounds.
Tomorrow’s soldier may be wearing suits made of spider silk and goat, lightweight and 5 times stronger than steel. Maybe the blending of spider genes with troops could also take place in our emerging ’scientific utopia’. Hey, even a spiderman of some sorts might be a possibility. Remember the movie, Peter Parker was bitten by a spider and somehow underwent a genetic mutation – better sight, super strength and other abilities. Hmmm… fiction for now!
Transgenic biotechnology is presented as an exciting development of possibilities for society and the human species. Again, the ethical questions still mount up.
- Are we blurring the lines between species by creating transgenic combinations?
- Is that in accord with the Lord’s directive that each ‘reproduce after their kind’
- What are the long-term effects on the environment when transgenics and chimeras are released in the field? Will dangerous mutations develop?
- Are genetic scientists inflicting pain and suffering on sentient creatures when they create their chimeras?
- Will transgenic interventions in humans create physical or behavioral traits that may or may not be readily distinguished from what is usually perceived to be “human”? Will this lead to a new order Nephalim?
- If the blending of nonhuman animal and human DNA results, intentionally or not, in chimeric entities possessing degrees of intelligence or sentience never before seen in nonhuman animals, should these entities be given rights and special protections?
- In reference to point 6, will their sentient chimera’s develop into a fully developed post-human life form?
- Will these genetic manipulations redefine what it means to be “normal” or “human”?
A recent issue of the American Journal of Bioethics reflects that the notion of species boundaries is a hotly debated topic. Some bioethicists say the issue of the morality of crossing species boundaries reflects differing world views and may be conceptually unclear. This is the whole point.
Evolutionary and atheistic worldviews do not have the “God-and-His-commands” factor as an issue. The presupposition of obedience to a holy Creator does not enter their darkened worldview. They are free to disobey and delight in that disobedience. (Eph 2:2) ‘Scientific ethics’ that have no regard for the authority or commandments of God are not ethics at all. Rather they are excuses from the camp of humanism (i.e. the human decides what is ethically right, not the myth of God)Full story HERE
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
With New Surge, One Thousand U.S. Soldiers and $300 Million for Every One al Qaeda Fighter
As he justified sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion a year, President Barack Obama's description Tuesday of the al Qaeda "cancer" in that country left out one key fact: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country.
A senior U.S. intelligence official told ABCNews.com the approximate estimate of 100 al Qaeda members left in Afghanistan reflects the conclusion of American intelligence agencies and the Defense Department. The relatively small number was part of the intelligence passed on to the White House as President Obama conducted his deliberations.
President Obama made only a vague reference to the size of the al Qaeda presence in his speech at West Point, when he said, "al Qaeda has not reemerged in Afghanistan in the same number as before 9/11, but they retain their safe havens along the border."
Obama's National Security Adviser, Gen. James Jones, put the number at "fewer than a hundred" in an October interview with CNN.
Full story HERE
Evidence strongly indicates Tillman was murdered to prevent him from becoming an anti-war icon
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
A new documentary set to hit the big screen this summer lifts the lid on the cover-up behind the death of Pat Tillman, the pro-football star who gave up a lucrative career to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq before preparing to return to the U.S. as an anti-war icon, at which point he was killed in a so-called friendly fire incident that more closely resembled a deliberate assassination.
Whether or not the documentary delves into the question of whether Tillman’s death was a targeted act of murder remains to be seen, but the evidence strongly indicates that Tillman was deliberately assassinated in order to prevent him from becoming an anti-war icon and derailing public support in the United States for the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Tillman sacrificed the good life and a multi-million dollar football career in the belief that he was defending his country from outside enemies, and soon after 9/11 turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army.
It was during Tillman’s second deployment to Afghanistan, after previously serving in Iraq, that he was killed by what the U.S. military initially claimed was a Taliban ambush. It later emerged that the ambush story had been concocted by the Pentagon in an attempt to exploit Tillman’s death for pro-war propaganda. Subsequent investigations claimed that Tillman was killed as a result of a friendly fire accident.
However, in July 2007, the results of an Army medical report found that Tillman had been shot three times in the head with an M16 from a mere 10 yards away, clearly suggesting that the incident was a targeted assassination.
“Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman’s forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player’s death amounted to a crime,” reported the Associated Press.
“The medical evidence did not match up with the, with the scenario as described,” a doctor who examined Tillman’s body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators. “The doctors – whose names were blacked out – said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away.”
The report also states that “No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene – no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck.”
The article also reveals that “Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments.”
The doctor who autopsied Tillman’s body tried to pursue an investigation into the question of whether Tillman was murdered but was prevented from doing so by higher-ups at the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.
The motive for the murder would undoubtedly have been Tillman’s plans to return to the U.S. and a vocal critic of the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions.
The evidence points directly to it and the motivation is clear – Tillman abandoned a lucrative career in pro-football immediately after 9/11 because he felt a rampaging patriotic urge to defend his country, and became a poster child for the war on terror as a result. But when he discovered that the invasion of Iraq was based on a mountain of lies and deceit and had nothing to do with defending America, he became infuriated and was ready to return home to become an anti-war hero.
In September 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that a friend of Tillman had set up a meeting with author and prominent war critic Noam Chomsky, which was scheduled to take place after Tillman’s return from Afghanistan. Chomsky confirmed that the meeting was arranged.
As far back as March 2003, immediately after the invasion of Iraq, Tillman famously told his comrade Spc. Russell Baer, “You know, this war is so fucking illegal,” and urged his entire platoon to vote against Bush in the 2004 election.
During a July 2007 appearance on Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC show, four star General Wesley Clark stated that “the orders came from the very top” to cover-up the nature of Tillman’s death as he was a political symbol and his opposition to the war in Iraq would have rallied the population around supporting immediate withdrawal.
Watch the trailer for The Tillman Story, which is due for cinema release in August.
Candidate Obama 2007: Pulling troops from Iraq to be ‘first thing I do’… “You can take that to the bank”
June 28, 2010
Broken promises are a way of life in Washington, but it doesn’t get more brazen than President Obama’s lies about ending the war in Iraq– shameful enough to make candidate Obama blush.
Jun 23, 2010
Joshua S. Burnett writes: Most articles begin with a purpose statement revealing what the author desires to convince the reader of. This article is different. These few paragraphs begin with a plea for someone to tell me that I’ve got the evidence all wrong and that what I see and know is a smoke filled illusion void of reality. I want someone who knows differently to tell me. So as you read this article please understand that I’m not attempting to be a fear-mongerer. Please know I’m no prophet or guru, just a guy who looks at all the evidence he has and draws conclusions. And if you know I’m wrong and why, please write and tell me.
1. The spill has continued, unimpeded, for two months now.
2. No advancement has been made on actually plugging the leak.
3. Every attempt at plugging the leak thus far has failed, and failed totally. It’s not as if we’ve made progress and fallen just short. We haven’t done jack.
4. Not only have we not made any progress in plugging the leak, the estimates of how much oil is actually leaking have grown steadily to the point where the official rate is now twelve times higher than initially released (from 5k bbl/day to 60k bbl/day) and the private estimates double the official rate (120k bbl/day).
5. Before this, Exxon Valdez was the worst oil spill in American history. That took months for the initial cleanup and much of the oil spilled was unrecoverable (boom operations, the bread and butter of oil cleanup, only captures 20% of spilled crude) and continues to contaminate the area, years afterward. If current official estimates are to be believed (and they’re on the very low end of plausibility) we’ve got 15 Exxon Valdez’s already spilled in the Gulf. The equivalent of another Exxon Valdez is spilled every four days (every two days if private estimates of leak rates are true).
6. We’re now in hurricane season. We’ve averaged 11 named storm systems per season for the past 53 years.
7. Oil generally floats to the top of the water (exceptions to be explained later) which is the first liquid to be picked up by storm systems.
8. One quart of oil contaminates 250,000 gallons of water.
9. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is located right off the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Just considering these facts here’s what I would consider to be the expected outcome (not the worst case): first, we wouldn’t need anything more than a tropical storm (of which we can expect 11 in the geographical vicinity this year) to pick up a massive quantity of oil and rain it all over the coast to an inland distance of several hundred miles (it isn’t uncommon for hard rain from a tropical storm to reach as far north as Tennessee). This oil will destroy all vegetation it lands on and poison any surface water and probably shallow water tables. These water sources are what all local wildlife subsists on and the source for all city water purification I know of. You obviously see the problem here. I can see some of the hardier trees surviving if we get enough pure rainfall immediately following a tropical storm or hurricane drenching, but all this would do is to rinse the oil into ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and the water table; cleaning this up would be a multiple year nightmare; recovery for the region would be measured in decades.
But that’s not all of it; here’s where I outline my “worst case” scenario. The main reason they’re having such incredible problems capping the darn thing is not because of depth; it’s because of internal well pressure. In the pre-drilling geological surveys a massive methane pocket was discovered coinciding with the oil deposits; this pocket is sitting at a pressure of 100,000 psi. Current engineering technology doesn’t exist to contain something at 100,000 psi, meaning efforts to cap this puppy are useless. The presence of this methane pocket is becoming harder to ignore as 40-70% of the emissions from the leak are now comprised of natural gas (and we’re still blowing out 60,000-120,000 barrels of oil a day). Best estimates put the amount of methane leaking at 2,900 cubic feet for every barrel of oil spilled (with an estimated 4.5-9.0 billion cubic feet of methane leaked so far… and the dang thing is STILL in six digit psi).
The secondary concern here is the pressure and what happens if (more like when) it is discovered that the oil leak can’t actually be capped as it spews with that amount of internal force. The primary concern is what happens if/when the methane pocket ruptures; some estimates put its size at 15-20 miles wide (at 100,000 pounds of pressure per square inch).
If the methane bubble explodes, it would create a tsunami that would wipe out anything within dozens (and possibly hundreds) of miles of the Gulf Coast in all directions (view this animation of the 2009 tsunami in Samoa and how it spread). The tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004 wiped out between 150,000-300,000 people, some as far away as South Africa. This was caused by an earthquake that shifted the ocean floor by meters. An explosion of this size would shift the ocean floor for miles. The Gulf is touched by the Mississippi River and opens into the Caribbean where it is exposed to the Panama Canal.
I’ve just outlined what I think would be the worst case scenario. So, for fairness sake, let’s turn our attention to the best case scenario. To do that let’s assume a few things:
1. The oil leak is capped today (a virtual impossibility, since BP’s most optimistic estimates don’t even put sufficient siphoning capability in the region until mid/late July). Or, let’s assume the oil runs out (yet another virtual impossibility seeing how it is still spewing out of the ground at 100,000 psi; this tells us there’s quite a bit more where that came from). But let’s assume one of these two possibilities.
2. We’ve got the equivalent of between 15 and 30 Exxon Valdez’s that have spilled in the Gulf. One of the inherent traits of oil is that it separates from water and rises to the top; but this inherent trait can be temporarily suspended. Think back to grade school when one of your teachers brought in colored water and oil mixed in a two liter bottle; if you shook it hard enough you could get the two to mechanically mix and it would take a period of time for the two to separate. That’s with the strength of a fourth grader. One of the problems revealed in this video is that much of the oil, spewing out at 100,000 psi, is still sitting at the bottom of the Gulf and spreading outward from there. This has severe long term implications for the fishing and shipping industries across the Gulf states. As large a deal as other industries are made of in the Gulf States it is the Gulf itself that drives them; without a living Gulf fishing, shrimping, crabbing, oystering, and tourism are all gone. With them goes the economic viability of the area.
3. With immediate concern I see the possibility of a large quantity of oil being dropped across the coast as virtually unavoidable, and with it goes the large scale poisoning of flora and fauna… and there too goes the long term economic viability of the coast.
Best case? Oil rains down within 300 miles of the Gulf Coast, poisoning flora and fauna and turning the major parts of the Gulf States into disaster areas. Large scale evacuations will have to be made in any contaminated areas simply due to the carcinogenic risk of the oil; this will create large refugee camps outside of the immediate disaster areas and the economic ripple effect will be felt nationwide; this will obviously impact the world economic scene in a negative fashion.
That’s the best case scenario.
Worst case? The methane bubble explodes, causing a tsunami that wipes out 80% of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Large portions of Texas are also destroyed. The Gulf islands and Mexico will be in the same boat. All of the oil platforms currently drilling in the Gulf would be torn away from their moorings, creating further oil leaks that would exacerbate the problems already there.
Does all of this sound fantastic and like I’m completely off of my rocker? I know it does to me, and I’m writing the dang article. But I just can’t get away from the fact that this is where the trail of evidence leads me. Three and a half million barrels of oil don’t just disappear. A methane bubble that size at those pressures doesn’t just quit pumping. So I’m asking someone to tell me that I’m nuts, and why. Tell me that none of my reasoning makes sense and what the real answers are.
By Joshua S. Burnett
Email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 28, 2010
Well youtube deleted the first one with 38 thousand views so here we go again.
How the central bank, and government use war to rob the people and feed themselves and select corporations with corporate welfare. Notice that the media basically ignores this as do schools, and yet it took only about 4 minutes to explain the whole thing.
June 25, 2010
BP is engaged in criminal negligence. It only pretends to clean-up its mess when government officials arrive for photo-ops. BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama.
BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters earlier this month: “I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don’t care, but that is not the case with BP. We care about the small people.”
Small people. Expendable people. The woman in this video tells us what is really happening in Louisiana. BP, Obama, and Congress — all beholden to large corporations and bankers — are sacrificing thousands of people and keeping it hidden.
The corporate media talks about Florida’s beaches and lost tourism money. They talk about the marine animals covered in oil but not the children who are coming down with respiratory problems from toxic gases blowing in from the Gulf.
Idiots on Fox and CNN trade barbs back and forth about Obama’s lack of leadership. It’s the Democrats say the Republicans. It’s the Republicans say the Democrats. Fingers get pointed while oil washes up in the salt marshes and deadly chemicals rain down on crops in Mississippi. People are beginning to talk about a new disease… Gulf of Mexico Syndrome.
“The petro-chemical-military-industrial complex is gassing Gulf Coast residents with poisonous Benzene and Corexit dispersant at dangerously high levels in the largest U.S. domestic military operation to date,” writes Deborah Dupré. “Human suffering in the Gulf is increasing from the world’s latest and largest toxic oil kill as BP lies and government remains silent about human health risks and associated military interventions. Most immediately damaging of the operation’s withheld information pertains to toxins breathed since the explosion.”
Near the end of the above video Kindra Arnesen talks about what toxins are doing to her children. Her story is likely not an isolated incident. Lots of children and old people with respiratory ailments are having problems with the air in Louisiana (and soon other Gulf states and Florida). The media is just not telling us about it. The media is owned by large corporations. The corporate media’s job is to distract with mindless fluff and cover up the crimes of the corporatists.
If this continues much longer the military will be called in — not to evacuate people but to contain angry people who will ultimately organize and take things into their own hands. Violence and revenge cannot be ruled out.
Can you blame them? Wouldn’t you do the same thing if BP destroyed your livelihood and poisoned your children?
Officer 's rationale: Bed-ridden grandmother 'took more aggressive stance' in her bed
When Lonnie Tinsley of El Reno, Oklahoma, called 911 to ask for medical assistance for his disabled, bed-ridden grandmother, he couldn't have dreamed it would end with police tasering the 86-year-old woman twice, stepping on her oxygen hose until she couldn't breathe, and sending her to a psychiatric hospital for six days.
Yet that's what a lawsuit (PDF) filed in a federal court in Oklahoma this week alleges.
According to the lawsuit, in December, 2009, Tinsley came by his grandmother's apartment to see if she was doing alright in the midst of a winter storm. When she wasn't able to tell him if she had taken her medication, Tinsley called 911 and asked responders to send medical technicians over to evaluate her.
But instead of an ambulance, the lawsuit alleges, "as many as 10 El Reno police" arrived and "pushed their way through the door."
At that point, 86-year-old Lona Varner told police to "get out of her apartment." That's when officer Thomas Duran, described in the lawsuit as the "leader" of the police unit, allegedly told another officer to "taser her."
When Tinsley responded "Don't tase my granny!" the officers threatened to taser him instead, the lawsuit states.
In his police report, officer Durgan asserted that Varner "took a more aggressive posture in her bed," evidently causing him to fear for his and his officers' lives.
Police then handcuffed Tinsley and took him to a waiting squad car. They released him without charge some time later. Meanwhile, the lawsuit alleges, officers "stepped on [Varner's] oxygen hose until she began to suffer oxygen deprivation."
Officers then fired a taser at her, hitting her twice, causing her to pass out, the lawsuit states.
At the direction of El Reno police, Varner was sent to the psychiatric ward of St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City, where she was held for six days.
The lawsuit, which names the city of El Reno and 13 police officers as defendants, alleges that Varner's rights were violated under the Fourth and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution, and that "the defendants caused the plaintiffs to be wrongfully seized, assaulted, battered, physically harmed, humiliated [and] emotionally harmed."
Just when you thought the damages BP could cause was limited to beaches, marshes, oceans, people's livelihoods, birds and marine life, there's more.
BP's favorite dispersant Corexit 9500 is being sprayed at the oil gusher on the ocean floor. Corexit is also being air sprayed across hundreds of miles of oil slicks all across the gulf. There have been widespread reports of oil cleanup crews reporting various injuries including respiratory distress, dizziness and headaches.
Corexit 9500 is a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by the Nalco of Naperville, Illinois. Corexit is is four times more toxic than oil (oil is toxic at 11 ppm (parts per million), Corexit 9500 at only 2.61ppm).
In a report written by Anita George-Ares and James R. Clark for Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. titled "Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Corexit Products: An Overview" Corexit 9500 was found to be one of the most toxic dispersal agents ever developed.
According to the Clark and George-Ares report, Corexit mixed with the higher gulf coast water temperatures becomes even more toxic. The UK's Marine Management Organization has banned Corexit so if there was a spill in the UK's North Sea, BP is banned from using Corexit.
The danger to humans can be expected. The warnings on the Corexit packaging is straightforward. Breathing in Corexit is not recommended.
VIDEO: AIR FORCE DELIVERING WIDE SPREAD AERIAL SPRAYING OF COREXIT
It seems like damage brought by the oil gusher has spread way beyond the ocean, coastal areas and beaches. Collateral damage now appears to include agricultural damage way inland Mississippi.
A mysterious "disease" has caused widespread damage to plants from weeds to farmed organic and conventionally grown crops. There is very strong suspicion that ocean winds have blown Corexit aerosol plumes or droplets and that dispersants have caused the unexplained widespread damage or "disease".
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO: WIDESPREAD MYSTERIOUS CROP DAMAGE IN GULF AREA
There is no other explanation for the crop damage. Everything points to something that has a widespread effect on plants and crops. While no one precisely knows, all the signs point to BP's use of aerosolized Corexit brought inland by the ocean winds or rain.
Remember acid rain? Now it seems we could have toxic dispersant rain.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010 by: David Gutierrez
(NaturalNews) An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that every person be vaccinated for the seasonal flu yearly, except in a few cases where the vaccine is known to be unsafe.
"Now no one should say 'Should I or shouldn't I?'" said CDC flu specialist Anthony Fiore.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 11-0 with one abstention to recommend yearly flu vaccination for everyone except for children under the age of six months, whose immune systems have not yet developed enough for vaccination to be safe, and people with egg allergies or other health conditions that are known to make flu vaccines hazardous. If accepted by the CDC, this recommendation will then be publicized to doctors and other health workers.
The CDC nearly always accepts the advisory committee's recommendations.
Current CDC recommendations call for the yearly vaccination of all children over the age of six months, all adults over the age of 49, health care workers, people with chronic health problems and anyone who cares for a person in one of these groups. These recommendations cover 85 percent of the US population.
Excluded are adults between the ages of 19 and 49 who do not come into close contact with people in high-risk groups. The new recommendation, if adopted, would close that gap, bringing an end to a 10-year campaign by supporters of universal vaccination. In the past, the advisory committee has been reluctant to recommend universal vaccination for fear that it might produce vaccine shortages that place members of higher risk groups in danger. Yet even with current recommendations, only 33 percent of the public gets vaccinated every year, leaving millions of doses to be disposed of.
The H1N1 swine flu scare of the past year played a major role in the committee's about face, both because the disease killed many people falling outside the current recommended vaccine demographic and because it raised public awareness of and demand for vaccines.
Sources for this story include: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy....
Submitted by Gonzalo Lira
But with yesterday’s Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project decision (No. 08-1498, also 09-89) of the Supreme Court, coupled with last week’s Arar v. Ashcroft denial of certiorari (No. 09-923), the case for claiming that the U.S. is a fascist police-state just got a whole lot stronger.
First of all, what is a “fascist police-state”?
A police-state uses the law as a mechanism to control any challenges to its power by the citizenry, rather than as a mechanism to insure a civil society among the individuals. The state decides the laws, is the sole arbiter of the law, and can selectively (and capriciously) decide to enforce the law to the benefit or detriment of one individual or group or another.
In a police-state, the citizens are “free” only so long as their actions remain within the confines of the law as dictated by the state. If the individual’s claims of rights or freedoms conflict with the state, or if the individual acts in ways deemed detrimental to the state, then the state will repress the citizenry, by force if necessary. (And in the end, it’s always necessary.)
What’s key to the definition of a police-state is the lack of redress: If there is no justice system which can compel the state to cede to the citizenry, then there is a police-state. If there exists apro forma justice system, but which in practice is unavailable to the ordinary citizen because of systemic obstacles (for instance, cost or bureaucratic hindrance), or which against all logic or reason consistently finds in favor of the state—even in the most egregious and obviously contradictory cases—then that pro forma judiciary system is nothing but a sham: A tool of the state’s repression against its citizens. Consider the Soviet court system the classic example.
A police-state is not necessarily a dictatorship. On the contrary, it can even take the form of a representative democracy. A police-state is not defined by its leadership structure, but rather, by its self-protection against the individual.
A definition of “fascism” is tougher to come by—it’s almost as tough to come up with as a definition of “pornography”.
The sloppy definition is simply totalitarianism of the Right, “communism” being the sloppy definition of totalitarianism of the Left. But that doesn’t help much.
For our purposes, I think we should use the syndicalist-corporatist definition as practiced by Mussolini: Society as a collection of corporate and union interests, where the state is one more competing interest among many, albeit the most powerful of them all, and thus as a virtue of its size and power, taking precedence over all other factions. In other words, society is a “street-gang” model that I discussed before. The individual has power only as derived from his belonging to a particular faction or group—individuals do not have inherent worth, value or standing.
Now then! Having gotten that out of the way, where were we?
Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project: The Humanitarian Law Project was advising groups deemed “terrorists” on how to negotiate non-violently with various political agencies, including the UN. In this 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court ruled that that speech constituted “aiding and abetting” a terrorist organization, as the Court determined that speech was “material support”. Therefore, the Executive and/or Congress had the right to prohibit anyone from speaking to any terrorist organization if that speech embodied “material support” to the terrorist organization.
The decision is being noted by the New York Times as a Freedom of Speech issue; other commentators seem to be viewing it in those terms as well.
My own take is, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project is not about limiting free speech—it's about the state expanding it power to repress. The decision limits free speech in passing, because what it is really doing is expanding the state’s power to repress whomever it unilaterally determines is a terrorist.
In the decision, the Court explicitly ruled that “Congress and the Executive are uniquely positioned to make principled distinctions between activities that will further terrorist conduct and undermine United States foreign policy, and those that will not.” In other words, the Court makes it clear that Congress and/or the Executive can solely and unilaterally determine who is a “terrorist threat”, and who is not—without recourse to judicial review of this decision. And if the Executive and/or Congress determines that this group here or that group there is a “terrorist organization”, then their free speech is curtailed—as is the free speech of anyone associating with them, no matter how demonstrably peaceful that speech or interaction is.
For example, if the Executive—in the form of the Secretary of State—decides that, say, WikiLeaks or Amnesty International is a terrorist organization, well then by golly, it is a terrorist organization. It no longer has any right to free speech—nor can anyone else speak to them or associate with them, for risk of being charged with providing “material support” to this heinous terrorist organization known as Amnesty International.
But furthermore, as per Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, anyone associating with WikiLeaks—including, presumably, those who read it, and most certainly those who give it information about government abuses—would be guilty of aiding and abetting terrorism. In other words, giving WikiLeaks “material support” by providing primary evidence of government abuse would render one a terrorist.
This form of repression does seem to fit the above definition of a police-state. The state determines—unilaterally—who is detrimental to its interests. The state then represses that person or group.
By a 6-3 majority, the Supreme Court has explicitly stated that Congress and/or the Executive is “uniquely positioned” to determine who is a terrorist and who is not—and therefore has the right to silence not just the terrorist organization, but anyone trying to speak to them, or hear them.
And let's just say that, after jumping through years of judicial hoops, one finally manages to prove that one wasn’t then and isn’t now a terrorist, the Arar denial of certiorari makes it irrelevant. Even if it turns out that a person is definitely and unequivocally not a terrorist, he cannot get legal redress for this mistake by the state.
So! To sum up: The U.S. government can decide unilaterally who is a terrorist organization and who is not. Anyone speaking to such a designated terrorist group is “providing material support” to the terrorists—and is therefore subject to prosecution at the discretion of the U.S. government. And if, in the end, it turns out that one definitely was not involved in terrorist activities, there is no way to receive redress by the state.
Sounds like a fascist police-state to me.
June 26. 2010
So how far have we gone down the rabbit hole?
Dateline January 8th, 2008 - one of my early video format warnings...
And the video that started it all, of which hundreds (in DVD format) were handed out in Washington DC in the summer of 2008.
Dateline July 23rd, 2008:
Wikipedia attributes The Tea Party in part to FedUpUSA, dated January19th. Between FedUp and myself, who posted a Ticker on the 20th of January in 2009 ("commemorating" President Obama's inauguration), the concept was born.
Oh sure, CNBS spent air time last week "commemorating" Rick Santelli's famous rant. of the 19th of February - one month later. There were tea bags all over the computer terminals in the background of the shot:
The problem with CNBS' characterization is that as is typical of the self-aggrandizing media: they stole the ideas of others and portrayed them as their own, without credit.
They also refuse to mention that Rick Santelli was muzzled by CNBS' corporate fascists and those of the CME, who it is rumored, both essentially threatened him with loss of his job if he continued to be involved in this movement.
This, of course has been conveniently forgotten and excised from the public record by the very same media. After all, if you stick someone up at gunpoint and get a bunch of money, you usually don't mention the gun later on when it works out your way, right?
There are a handful of us in the alternative media who have been behind the truth since the beginning of this mess in 2007. The Ticker and FedUpUSA stand as two such organizations and media outlets, but we are not alone.
Since this mess began my message has been consistent and unwavering: Those who committed the frauds and excesses that led us to this precipice cannot be successfully propped up, we cannot exit this mess with more credit or "money printing" in any sort of form, and that only restoring credit balance will work - and whether that's painful isn't material to whether we must do it.
Now, suddenly, after three years the Wall Street Journal publishes an OpEd today stating what I've said since this began: Keynesian BS games will not work:
For going on three years, the developed world's economic policy has been dominated by the revival of the old idea that vast amounts of public spending could prevent deflation, cure a recession, and ignite a new era of government-led prosperity. It hasn't turned out that way.
Of course it hasn't turned out that way: It was mathematically impossible for it work in the first instance.
The difference this time is that the Keynesian political consensus is cracking up. In Europe, the bond vigilantes have pulled the credit cards of Greece, Portugal and Spain, with Britain and Italy in their sights. Policy makers are now making a 180-degree turn from their own stimulus blowouts to cut spending and raise taxes. The austerity budget offered this month by the new British government is typical of Europe's new consensus.
That day is coming here in the United States too. Count on it. The problem is that unlike Germany, who kept things somewhat more modest, we have blown nearly $4 trillion in borrowed funds and got nothing for it except a higher balance on our national credit card.
What the world has now reached instead is a Keynesian dead end. We are told to let Congress continue to spend and borrow until the precise moment when Mr. Summers and Mark Zandi and the other architects of our current policy say it is time to raise taxes to reduce the huge deficits and debt that their spending has produced. Meanwhile, individuals and businesses are supposed to be unaffected by the prospect of future tax increases, higher interest rates, and more government control over nearly every area of the economy. Even the CEOs of the Business Roundtable now see the damage this is doing.
Keynesian games never work. They are simply deferring the damage of today to tomorrow - a time-worn excuse of politicians of all stripes in an insane attempt to buy votes - irrespective of the economic damage done in the process.
The facts are found right here, in these two graphs.
We have this:
We must return to this:
We choose only how much damage we take in the process. The longer we wait, the more we try to evade and conceal the truth, the more money we borrow and blow in an insane attempt to prevent the inevitable, the worse the damage.
The Market Ticker and Tickerforum have spent three years in education of the public on these points. I will spend however many more I need to, up to either when the government cuts this crap out and we accept the inevitable or the Ponzi Scheme collapses of its own weight and buries both the economic and political stability of this nation.
Those are the choices folks.
They were the only two choices in 2007, and they still are.
Those who have been responsible for the path taken thus far, which has turned a 15-20% contraction in GDP that had to be taken in 2007 into a likely 40% one, must be held to account for their outrageous acts of wanton and intentional destruction.
As with our political and economic stability, once again, those people have a choice.
They may stand now, admit their offenses against the economic stability of this nation and indeed the world, repudiating their claimed "solutions" and accepting the just desserts for same, or they may roll the dice on whether sufficient law and order will continue to exist once the inevitable collapse - if we do not change course - occurs.
Were I one of them, I would not like the odds on the latter wager, but that decision is theirs to make - not mine.
The Black Sheep tries to warn its friends with the truth it has seen, unfortunately herd mentality kicks in for the Sheeple, and they run in fear from the black sheep and keep to the safety of their flock.
Having tried to no avail to awaken his peers, the Black Sheep have no other choice but to unite with each other and escape the impending doom.
What color Sheep are you?