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hand-1030552_960_720By Jon Rappoport


“Over the weekend, thousands of protesters across multiple countries condemned impending [Globalist] trade deals promoted by governments and their corporate partners. Though the protests received little coverage from mainstream media, they stretched from Paris to Warsaw.” (Carey Wedler, Blacklisted News, 10/19/16)


Start with this: when a system has been devised, planned, launched, and maintained by criminals to undermine a nation, they are naturally going to defend it by saying: “It’s good for everyone AND THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO MANAGE HUMAN AFFAIRS. BESIDES, WE CAN’T STOP IT NOW. THAT WOULD CAUSE WIDESPREAD CHAOS.”


In exactly the same way, a massive prison housing nothing but innocent people would be hard to maintain, if the airtight security system were turned off.



The truth about the Globalist prison is simple. The underlying operation takes jobs away from America, in this instance, and sends them to Third World hell holes, where the same products are manufactured by the same companies, for pennies, using slave workers who labor in toxic environmental conditions that destroy their health.


Isn’t that easy to understand?


The American companies in those hell holes then sell the products back to Americans without paying taxes, tariffs, or penalties of any kind. The defenders of Globalism claim selling back the products cheaply is good for the American consumer. This is a lie, because many of those consumers no longer have jobs. Or they work at much lower wages than they used to, because the companies they worked for left America and went to the hell holes.


All in all, this arrangement is obviously designed to torpedo the national economy. It’s not an accident. It’s not an unintended consequence. The Globalists may be criminals, but they aren’t stupid criminals.








But what about the US companies who left America and set up shop overseas? Can’t they read the handwriting on the wall? Can’t they realize their base of consumers in the US is shrinking?


The companies are, in fact, stupid. They’re betting on short-term success vs. long-term collapse, and they’re going to lose. They plunge ahead with their eyes closed—because they can’t bring themselves to believe that the system they’re part of could have been fashioned with ultimate failure in mind.


Trump is speaking out against the monster called Globalism. Hillary embraces Globalism with her usual blend of vapid narcotic generalities.


Here is what is happening: the anti-Globalism movement is becoming much bigger than Trump, so no matter what you think of him, whether you believe in his honesty or not, the ideas he is bringing forward are having an immense impact on the populace—because the populace has figured out the Globalist game. They see and feel the destruction. They see and feel what is happening to jobs. Their jobs. They see the brutal reality, and they want no part of it.


They want America to endure. They want America to prosper. They want a free market. They don’t want their country reduced to a Third World swamp. They are the people Hillary calls “deplorables” and “losers.”


         

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All the politically correct humanitarian lingo in the universe is not going to change these basic realities. Globalism—the export of jobs, the rapid expansion of the Welfare State, the launching of senseless wars to pave the way for corporate plunder, the immigrant-flood through open borders—is a nation killer. It’s built to be a killer.


Decimating nations is an intentional precursor to ruling the planet from above by the Globalists-in-charge. “What we destroy we will resurrect on our own terms.”


No nation on Earth has a pure and clean history. But no nation deserves to be leveled and destroyed. The founding ideas of the original American Republic were and are the best ideas about government ever forwarded in human history. They imply:


Severely limited federal power. Free individuals. Independent individuals. Individuals who choose their own dreams and destinies. Individuals who work to achieve those dreams.


Individual creative power.


The so-called liberal press, and the academic institutions of America, have sold out completely. They are on board with what they can see of the Globalist agenda. The press will never challenge that agenda. They are grotesque cowards of the first order.


I have met some of them during my 30-plus years of working as a reporter. Behind their perfumed fronts, they give off a stench. At best, they should be pumping gas in the desert.


I created this website 15 years ago, in part, to expose Globalism in its various aspects, as a deep sickness of elites; Globalism must be cut off and shut down.


America is America. For the most part, its people are decent. Their leaders have betrayed them time and time again, without a second thought, without a shred of remorse.


The so-called populist movement which is growing by leaps and bounds, which got its legs under it with Ron Paul, must not come to a halt, no matter who becomes the next President, no matter what that President does.


The future is now.


(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)


The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.


   

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chemtrails_deesBy Catherine J. Frompovich


It’s official!


A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits*. Information is presented via interactive maps, highlighting areas within countries that exceed WHO limits. [1]


The World Health Organization (WHO) published that confirmation of air quality in a press release issued September 2, 2016.  Heck, I could have told them that years ago without performing any studies or quality models just from looking at skies overhead and seeing ‘sky graffiti’ that spreads out into ‘blanket clouds’, which make sunny days dark, dreary and dreadful of what’s falling to earth—the  particulates we humans are forced to breathe.



Question:  Do the ‘clouds’ in these photos look like anything Mother Nature would provide?


pic-1pic-2Photos Source


Furthermore, what kind of ‘flight plans’ do those chemtrails represent?  Even a Kamikaze pilot could do much better, I think.


Isn’t it common horse sense to question what’s in those ‘trails in the sky’, since normal contrails dissipate within seconds?  Furthermore, modern jet engines are not supposed to produce contrails except in extreme conditions!  Something downright nefarious obviously is going on and it’s affecting air quality, regardless of what the WHO or climate geoengineers deny about “chemtrails.”


What is air pollution’s toll on humans?


According to the WHO,









Some 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution can be just as deadly. In 2012, an estimated 6.5 million deaths (11.6% of all global deaths) were associated with indoor and outdoor air pollution together.

‘Air pollution continues take [sic] a toll on the health of the most vulnerable populations – women, children and the older adults,’ adds Dr Bustreo. ‘For people to be healthy, they must breathe clean air from their first breath to their last.’” [1]



So why, then, are global governments and corporations [6] engaging in Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and other weather geoengineering practices that absolutely contaminate the air that all forms of life on Planet Earth are forced to breathe?


If anyone doubts that’s a reality, well, here is some pretty powerful documentation:


The 784-page “Weather Modification: Programs, Problems, Policy and Potential” (May 1978)http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/documents/Weather%20Modification%20-%20Programs,%20Problems,%20Policy,%20And%20Potential%20(May%201978,%20784%20pages).pdf


“Weather As A Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025” (52 pages)http://csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf


Manipulating weather is not some two-bit endeavor: Numerous ‘resources’ obviously become engaged and deployed, the least of which are chemicals, gases, machinery and technology.  Someone has to foot the bill for that and ‘underwrite it’ too!


Who’s financing the polluted air we breathe?


Do you think the WHO knows?


How about the U.S. Congress; does it know and if not, why not, and when will it find out?


So what’s the U.S. government doing that’s reported in “Federal Climate Change Expenditures Report to Congress,”  a 48-page report.  “Check mate, Congress!”


Why’s the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funding research into manipulating the climate? [8]


Or, is it Bill Gates? [7]


Apparently, the weather geoengineering rabbit hole really is very, very deep!


That WHO press release mentioned above has the chutzpah to blame poor air quality on,


Major sources of air pollution include inefficient modes of transport, household fuel and waste burning, coal-fired power plants, and industrial activities.


So they concocted a ‘sensible-sounding’ reasoning, including creating a surreal reality, for pushing their infamous “carbon taxes.” [2,3]  However, the WHO and weather geoengineers deliberately omit the number one air quality pollutants—those doggone ubiquitous chemtrails that contain toxic chemicals, aluminum chaff, biologicals and ‘unknowns’ used in Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering.”


According to Global Research’s “Chemtrails: The Consequences of Toxic Metals and Chemical Aerosols on Human Health,”


Over the past decade, independent testing of Chemtrails around the country has shown a dangerous, extremely poisonous brew that includes: barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, yellow fungal mycotoxins, ethylene dibromide, and polymer fibers. Barium can be compared to the toxicity of arsenic.(4) Barium is known to adversely affect the heart. Aluminum has a history of damaging brain function. Independent researchers and labs continue to show off-the-scale levels of these poisons. A few “anonymous” officials have acknowledged this on-going aerosol spraying.(5) [4]


I’d say the above information sure sounds like an incredible roster—plus tonnage—of toxins being sprayed into the atmosphere, which creates the air pollution we breathe in a much greater proportion than what the WHO wants to blame it on: transportation modes, household fuel, waste burning, coal-fired plants and industrial activities, even though those ‘offenders’ provide a tremendous amount of air pollution.  However, why deliberately spray more toxic clouds and pollution on humans like we are some sort of roaches to be gotten rid of?


Fine particulate matter pollutants, which are less than PM2.5, is being set as the “standard” for acceptable air quality by the WHO.  However, take a read on this:



* WHO Ambient Air Quality Guidelines


WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed “WHO’s Ambient Air quality guidelines” for annual mean of particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5). WHO guideline limits for annual mean of PM2.5 are 10 μg/m3 annual mean.


PM2.5 includes pollutants such as sulfate, nitrates and black carbon, which penetrate deep into the lungs and in the cardiovascular system, posing the greatest risks to human health.



Incidentally, the WHO has another website, “BREATHE LIFE” [5], which states “air pollution is an invisible killer,” so why, in the name of all that is common sense, isn’t the WHO doing something about stopping chemtrails?  Good question?  Or, are they playing some sort of shell mind games with us about air pollution to fit in with some specific agenda?


What do you think?


References:


[1] http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/air-pollution-estimates/en/
[2] http://www.carbontax.org/?gclid=CL_dip7a6s8CFcpbhgodqU8GqA
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tax
[4] http://www.globalresearch.ca/chemtrails-the-consequences-of-toxic-metals-and-chemical-aerosols-on-human-health/19047
[5] http://breathelife2030.org/
[6] http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/tag/weather-modification/
[7] https://youtu.be/wX5TNDJopw8?t=50
[8] http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/07/cia_funds_nas_study_into_geoengineering_and_climate_change.html


Resources:


List of Geoengineering Experiments and Who Funds Themhttp://www.thetruthdenied.com/news/2015/06/26/list-of-geoengineering-experiments-and-who-funds-them/


New Science Study Comes Closer To Disclosing The Catastrophic Health And Environmental Consequences of Climate Engineeringhttp://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-science-study-comes-closer-to-disclosing-the-catastrophic-health-and-environmental-consequences-of-climate-engineering/


Image Credit: David Dees Art


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.


Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.


Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.


Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)


Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available


   

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chemtrails_deesBy Catherine J. Frompovich


It’s official!


A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits*. Information is presented via interactive maps, highlighting areas within countries that exceed WHO limits. [1]


The World Health Organization (WHO) published that confirmation of air quality in a press release issued September 2, 2016.  Heck, I could have told them that years ago without performing any studies or quality models just from looking at skies overhead and seeing ‘sky graffiti’ that spreads out into ‘blanket clouds’, which make sunny days dark, dreary and dreadful of what’s falling to earth—the  particulates we humans are forced to breathe.



Question:  Do the ‘clouds’ in these photos look like anything Mother Nature would provide?


pic-1pic-2Photos Source


Furthermore, what kind of ‘flight plans’ do those chemtrails represent?  Even a Kamikaze pilot could do much better, I think.


Isn’t it common horse sense to question what’s in those ‘trails in the sky’, since normal contrails dissipate within seconds?  Furthermore, modern jet engines are not supposed to produce contrails except in extreme conditions!  Something downright nefarious obviously is going on and it’s affecting air quality, regardless of what the WHO or climate geoengineers deny about “chemtrails.”


What is air pollution’s toll on humans?


According to the WHO,









Some 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution can be just as deadly. In 2012, an estimated 6.5 million deaths (11.6% of all global deaths) were associated with indoor and outdoor air pollution together.

‘Air pollution continues take [sic] a toll on the health of the most vulnerable populations – women, children and the older adults,’ adds Dr Bustreo. ‘For people to be healthy, they must breathe clean air from their first breath to their last.’” [1]



So why, then, are global governments and corporations [6] engaging in Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and other weather geoengineering practices that absolutely contaminate the air that all forms of life on Planet Earth are forced to breathe?


If anyone doubts that’s a reality, well, here is some pretty powerful documentation:


The 784-page “Weather Modification: Programs, Problems, Policy and Potential” (May 1978)http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/documents/Weather%20Modification%20-%20Programs,%20Problems,%20Policy,%20And%20Potential%20(May%201978,%20784%20pages).pdf


“Weather As A Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025” (52 pages)http://csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf


Manipulating weather is not some two-bit endeavor: Numerous ‘resources’ obviously become engaged and deployed, the least of which are chemicals, gases, machinery and technology.  Someone has to foot the bill for that and ‘underwrite it’ too!


Who’s financing the polluted air we breathe?


Do you think the WHO knows?


How about the U.S. Congress; does it know and if not, why not, and when will it find out?


So what’s the U.S. government doing that’s reported in “Federal Climate Change Expenditures Report to Congress” https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/legislative_reports/fcce-report-to-congress.pdf , a 48-page report.   “Check mate, Congress!”


Why’s the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funding research into manipulating the climate? [8]


Or, is it Bill Gates? [7]


Apparently, the weather geoengineering rabbit hole really is very, very deep!


That WHO press release mentioned above has the chutzpah to blame poor air quality on,


Major sources of air pollution include inefficient modes of transport, household fuel and waste burning, coal-fired power plants, and industrial activities.


So they concocted a ‘sensible-sounding’ reasoning, including creating a surreal reality, for pushing their infamous “carbon taxes.” [2,3]  However, the WHO and weather geoengineers deliberately omit the number one air quality pollutants—those doggone ubiquitous chemtrails that contain toxic chemicals, aluminum chaff, biologicals and ‘unknowns’ used in Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering.”


According to Global Research’s “Chemtrails: The Consequences of Toxic Metals and Chemical Aerosols on Human Health,”


Over the past decade, independent testing of Chemtrails around the country has shown a dangerous, extremely poisonous brew that includes: barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, yellow fungal mycotoxins, ethylene dibromide, and polymer fibers. Barium can be compared to the toxicity of arsenic.(4) Barium is known to adversely affect the heart. Aluminum has a history of damaging brain function. Independent researchers and labs continue to show off-the-scale levels of these poisons. A few “anonymous” officials have acknowledged this on-going aerosol spraying.(5) [4]


I’d say the above information sure sounds like an incredible roster—plus tonnage—of toxins being sprayed into the atmosphere, which creates the air pollution we breathe in a much greater proportion than what the WHO wants to blame it on: transportation modes, household fuel, waste burning, coal-fired plants and industrial activities, even though those ‘offenders’ provide a tremendous amount of air pollution.  However, why deliberately spray more toxic clouds and pollution on humans like we are some sort of roaches to be gotten rid of?


Fine particulate matter pollutants, which are less than PM2.5, is being set as the “standard” for acceptable air quality by the WHO.  However, take a read on this:



* WHO Ambient Air Quality Guidelines


WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed “WHO’s Ambient Air quality guidelines” for annual mean of particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5). WHO guideline limits for annual mean of PM2.5 are 10 μg/m3 annual mean.


PM2.5 includes pollutants such as sulfate, nitrates and black carbon, which penetrate deep into the lungs and in the cardiovascular system, posing the greatest risks to human health.



Incidentally, the WHO has another website, “BREATHE LIFE” [5], which states “air pollution is an invisible killer,” so why, in the name of all that is common sense, isn’t the WHO doing something about stopping chemtrails?  Good question?  Or, are they playing some sort of shell mind games with us about air pollution to fit in with some specific agenda?


What do you think?


References:


[1] http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/air-pollution-estimates/en/
[2] http://www.carbontax.org/?gclid=CL_dip7a6s8CFcpbhgodqU8GqA
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tax
[4] http://www.globalresearch.ca/chemtrails-the-consequences-of-toxic-metals-and-chemical-aerosols-on-human-health/19047
[5] http://breathelife2030.org/
[6] http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/tag/weather-modification/
[7] https://youtu.be/wX5TNDJopw8?t=50
[8] http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/07/cia_funds_nas_study_into_geoengineering_and_climate_change.html


Resources:


List of Geoengineering Experiments and Who Funds Themhttp://www.thetruthdenied.com/news/2015/06/26/list-of-geoengineering-experiments-and-who-funds-them/


New Science Study Comes Closer To Disclosing The Catastrophic Health And Environmental Consequences of Climate Engineeringhttp://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-science-study-comes-closer-to-disclosing-the-catastrophic-health-and-environmental-consequences-of-climate-engineering/


Image Credit: David Dees Art


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.


Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.


Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.


Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)


Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available


   

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facial-recognition-kasperskyBy Derrick Broze


A recently released report from the Center for Privacy and Technology is calling attention to the growing danger of facial recognition software.


Georgetown Law University’s Center for Privacy and Technology has released a new report detailing how law enforcement is using facial recognition software without the knowledge or consent of the people. The report, “The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America,” examines several cases of misuse or abuse of facial recognition technology.


The researchers filed more than 100 public records requests to police departments around the nation. The team found that one in two American adults has their image in a facial recognition database, including law enforcement in 26 states who use facial recognition in combination with drivers license and ID pictures. Sixteen of those states give the Federal Bureau of Investigations access to their Department of Motor Vehicles databases.



The public records requests also reveal that at least five major cities use or have considered using facial recognition technology to scan the faces of pedestrians. The report highlights a lack of record keeping and laws dealing with limiting facial scanning. According to the findings of the researchers, facial recognition software could also be used to limit free speech and currently very few states have taken measures to protect protesters and activists from being targeted. The face recognition systems are also not subject to auditing for misuse.


Even with the lack of accountability, the authors of the report put their faith in law enforcement and do not believe the increase in facial scanning is related to the erection of a police and surveillance state.








“The law enforcement officers who use the technology are men and women of good faith. They do not want to invade our privacy or create a police state,” the researchers write. “They are simply using every tool available to protect the people that they are sworn to serve. Police use of face recognition is inevitable. This report does not aim to stop it.”


Instead, the team hopes that the report offers an understanding of “the very real risks that face recognition creates.” The report calls for Congress and state legislatures to fix the issue through legislation and regulation.


Following the release of the Georgetown report, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of privacy groups called on the the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division to put facial recognition “in check.” The coalition is calling on the DOJ and FBI to expand current investigations into whether the use of surveillance tech like facial recognition has a disparate impact on neighborhoods of color.


The report also mentions the FBI’s fingerprint and DNA databases as a source of concern. “By running face recognition searches against 16 states’ driver’s license photo databases, the FBI has built a biometric network that primarily includes law-abiding Americans. This is unprecedented and highly problematic,” the researchers write.


In May, Activist Post reported that the FBI is attempting to suppress information about their massive database which contains fingerprints, palm prints, iris, voice, and face scans, as well as other biometric data, of millions of Americans. The FBI, the DOJ, and local law enforcement all same determined to keep the public in the dark concerning the full extent of domestic surveillance and monitoring via biometric tools like facial recognition software. It is up to every free heart and mind to continue shining a light in the darkness.


Protect your face, protect your identity, and expose the Surveillance State.


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Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2


Derrick is available for interviews. Please contact Derrick@activistpost.com


This article may be freely reposted in part or in full with author attribution and source link.


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arrest-contestBy Claire Bernish


Effectively annihilating law enforcement claims writing tickets and arresting people are matters of public safety, a Florida police department has been caught red-handed holding a contest offering a “reward” to the officer who generated the most citations and arrests.


Last month, as an internal memo obtained by Channel 9 revealed, the Winter Springs Police Department held this reward-based citation-production contest, likely to generate a bit of extra revenue by commandeering people as often as possible through legal state extortion.


Winter Springs police insisted in a statement to Channel 9 the memorandum was “meant to promote teamwork and camaraderie,” and should not be equated with any sort of “quota” system.



As Channel 9 reported,


More than 100 citations, warnings and arrests were made during the weekend of Sept. 10. A handwritten memo titled ‘Delta Shift Weekend Competition’ offered ‘points’ for everything from a written warning to DUI arrests that weekend. The ‘winner’ would get to float for a pay period and also a ‘surprise.’


Jeff Lotter, a former Orange County Sheriff’s deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who now works as a traffic attorney, admitted to the station officer discretion would likely be affected by the promise of a reward.


“I think a quota has a negative connotation: Meet this standard or you’re punished,” Lotter explained. “This is the inverse of that. The winner gets a reward, but it has the same effect.”








Quotas are, in fact, illegal in the State of Florida — but are often imposed in surreptitious methods to ensure ‘productivity’ and, as mentioned, increased revenue for a department.


“Does it happen in some places? Yeah, I’m sure it does,” Chuck Wexler, Police Executive Research Forum executive director told NPR of quota systems last year.


“On the one hand, there is an understandable desire to have productivity from your officers. But telling them that you want to arrest x number of people, you have to cite x number of people, it just encourages bad performance on the part of officers.”


Or, more accurately, bad behavior.


As Lotter noted of the Winter Park contest, some of the contest-induced September citations might have otherwise been mere warnings — in other words, for the duration of the contest, the police officers probably victimized only marginally guilty individuals.


“There are multiple citations issued to one driver,” he explained. “Generally you think about a major violation being issued, and warnings after that, so it definitely raises some questions.”


Channel 9 reported a single driver was issued a “$206 ticket for speeding, a separate $116 fine for failing to change his address on his license and a third fine of $166 for open container.”


Another received a $116 ticket for lacking proof of insurance and one for $131 for speeding — after having exceeded the speed limit by just 9 miles per hour.


Such ordinarily illegitimate — or at least highly questionable — fines don’t lend to confidence in policing, especially given the current evaporation of trust between law enforcement and the American public.


“If citizens believe that tickets are being issued or arrests are being made for reasons other than the goal of law enforcement, which is about public safety, then their trust in the legitimacy of the system is really eroded,” co-chairwoman of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Laurie Robinson, told NPR.


In the statement justifying the contest to Channel 9, the Winter Park Police Department said:



After receiving your inquiry, we discovered the document in question was drafted during the period of one weekend in September by a sergeant as a way to promote teamwork within her individual squad. The context of the document was meant as a way to encourage camaraderie among her officers. It does not amount to an enforcement quota.


Even despite statutory prohibitions, the Winter Springs Police Department has not and will not sanction enforcement quotas of any kind. In addition to crime prevention programs, proactive traffic enforcement is just one goal of reducing crime within any jurisdiction and we are continually committed to that cause. We will investigate this matter further and take remedial action as deemed necessary through that investigation.



So, essentially this Florida police department recognizes quotas as illegal, has found a way to thwart the law, and will investigate itself for any wrongdoing — undoubtedly finding nothing untoward in the arbitrary increase in tickets and arrests, even of potentially innocent people.


“I think they know they’re in the gray area,” Lotter said, “and I would encourage them to dismiss these violations.”


Claire Bernish writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.


   

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freda war and peaceOp-Ed by Robert C. Kohler


Maybe it’s the phrase — “commander in chief” — that best captures the transcendent absurdity and unaddressed horrors of the 2016 election season and the business as usual that will follow.


I don’t want to elect anyone commander in chief: not the xenophobic misogynist and egomaniac, not the Henry Kissinger acolyte and Libya hawk. The big hole in this democracy is not the candidates; it’s the bedrock, founding belief that the rest of the world is our potential enemy, that war with someone is always inevitable and only a strong military will keep us safe.


In a million ways, we’ve outgrown this concept, or been pushed beyond it by awareness of global human connectedness and the shared planetary risk of eco-collapse. So whenever I hear someone in the media bring “commander in chief” into the discussion — always superficially and without question — what I hear is boys playing war. Yes, we wage war in a real way as well, but when the public is invited to participate in the process by selecting its next commander in chief, this is pretend war at its most surreal: all glory and greatness and hammering ISIS in Mosul.



“What about our safety here?” Brian Williams asked Gen. Barry McCaffrey on MSNBC the other night, as they were discussing the awfulness of terrorism and the need to bomb the bad guys out of existence. I cringed. How long can they keep selling this?


Our safety is far, far more imperiled by the fact that we have a military at all than by any enemy that military is allegedly fighting, but is, in fact, creating as it churns out endless collateral damage, a.k.a., dead and injured civilians.


The essential truth about war is this: The enemies are always on the same side. Regardless who “wins,” what matters is that war itself continues. Just ask the military-industrialists.








The only commander in chief I want to vote for is the one who will turn that title over to the historians and cry out that war is an obsolete and monstrous game, revered and coddled for five millennia now as the most sacred of activities that a (male) human can engage in. We need a commander in chief capable of leading us beyond the age of empire and the horrific games of conquest that are killing this planet.


“What about our safety here?”


When Brian Williams threw this question out to the American public, I thought, among much else, about the devastation and contamination the U.S. military has wrought on our deserts and coastal waters over the last seven decades by testing weapons — both nuclear and conventional — and playing, good God, war games; and then, sooner or later, by disposing of its obsolete toxins, usually with zero concern for the environmental safety of the surrounding area, whether it be in Iraq or Louisiana. Because the military is what it is, neither EPA regulations nor sanity itself usually applies.


For instance, as Dahr Jamail wrote recently at Truthout:


For decades, the U.S. Navy, by its own admission, has been conducting war game exercises in U.S. waters using bombs, missiles, sonobuoys (sonar buoys), high explosives, bullets and other materials that contain toxic chemicals — including lead and mercury — that are harmful to both humans and wildlife.


Why do we need to worry about ISIS when, as Jamail reports, “the batteries from dead sonobuoys will leach lithium into the water for 55 years”?


And then there’s depleted uranium, the extraordinarily toxic heavy metal the U.S. military loves; DU missiles and shells rip through steel like it was butter. They also spread radioactive contamination across Planet Earth. And they help poison the waters off the Washington-Oregon coast, where the Navy plays its games, just like they poisoned the waters surrounding Vieques, a tropical paradise island off the coast of Puerto Rico, which, as I wrote several years ago, “was commandeered by the U.S. military as a throwaway site for weapons testing” for 62 years. The Navy finally left, but left behind contaminated soil and water and many thousands of live shells that had failed to detonate, along with a legacy of serious health problems for the island’s 10,000 residents.


“They are indeed the largest polluters on Earth,” environmental toxicologist Mozhgan Savabieasfahani told Truthout, speaking of the U.S. military, “as they produce more toxic chemicals than the top three U.S. chemical manufacturers combined. Historically, large global ecosystems and significant human food sources have been contaminated by the U.S. military.”


What does it mean to vote for the next commander in chief of the largest polluter on the planet?


I confess that I do not know — at least not in the context of this absurd and superficially debated election, with virtually every serious question or issue pushed to the margins. How do we transcend nationalism and the game of war — the reality of endless war — and engage in securing the safety of the whole planet? How do we acknowledge that this planet is not just “a jumble of insensate stuff, a random melee of subatomic particles” for us to exploit, as Charles Eisestein writes, but a living entity of which we are, crucially, a part? How do we learn to love this planet and one another?


Any potential “commander in chief” who asks lesser questions than these is engaging in a childish game with real guns.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License and was sourced here from CommonDreams.org


Image Credit: Anthony Freda Art


   

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clinton-trump-russiaBy Claire Bernish


Having been subjected to the intellectually insulting shit show of a third and, thankfully, final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — likely the two most despised candidates in U.S. electoral history — it’s now imperative Americans train their attention to rapidly unfolding events which, by every indication, comprise blaring alarm bells of impending world war.


And no, despite scaremongering to the contrary, this war — centered around superpowers Russia and the United States — would not inevitably devolve into the hurling of nuclear missiles. In fact, the likelihood of no-holds-barred nuclear war is, at best, negligible — but the odds of unhindered conventional warfare have increased markedly over the past week.


Forget electoral panem et circenses; the current administration has already set in motion an obstinately unstoppable train wreck.



A senior NATO diplomat, who spoke with Reuters under condition of anonymity and cited ‘Western intelligence,’ gave the startling assessment Wednesday that Russia is



deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War.


This is not a friendly port call. In two weeks, we will see a crescendo of air attacks on Aleppo as part of Russia’s strategy to declare victory there.



Indeed, Russian ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad eagerly accepted President Vladimir Putin’s military assistance in its chaotic and complex conflict, which largely involves U.S.-created and Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State militants; U.S.-trained and armed ‘moderate rebel’ terrorists; Syrian government forces; and the altogether controversial Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition. Considering the decimation taking place, that assistance is absolutely justifiable.








Of course, that farcically simplified explanation requires the contextualization of an intricate web of extenuating circumstances — nearly any one of which could spark a powderkeg.


Russian military endeavors in Syria have already earned a vow by the U.S. to defend itself — and by logical extension, that would include whichever rebel groups it considers ‘moderate’ enough not to deserve being targeted. With Russia planning an all-in offensive, some analysts have warned, the Pentagon could facilely decide to undertake direct ‘defensive’ measures.


At the heart of the U.S.’ multi-fronted proxy war with Russia sits a highly-propagandized, baseless narrative of “Russian aggression” — a claim thoroughly saturating American political rhetoric to shift both focus and blame from the true substantive aggressor the world over: the United States.


Save for scanty disagreement from Western-centric analysts, this American aggression — marked by an obstinate quest for dominance and control — has us all perilously hurtling for needless war on a global scale.


And needless, if not highly suspect, aptly characterizes the U.S. recent destruction of several strategic radar sites inside Yemen following dubious claims the U.S.S. Mason had come under missile attack by Iran-allied Shi’a Houthi rebels. Although American politicians and corporate media swiftly proffered those claims as steel truth — even amid a nascent investigation by the Pentagon — the Department of Defense’s own preliminary statement cast doubt about veracity.


“The initial thoughts is that this [attack] was aimed at them,” DoD spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis stated shortly after the purported incident last Tuesday.


Nonetheless, the belligerent move by the U.S. spurred Iran to deploy an entire fleet of military vessels to the same Gulf of Aden waters from whence the response attack had been launched.


Now, despite the abrupt and official military entree into the Yemeni war, Reuters reported, the “Pentagon declined to say on Monday whether the USS Mason destroyer was targeted by multiple inbound missiles fired from Yemen on Saturday, as initially thought, saying a review was under way to determine what happened.”


But the U.S. propaganda machine truly hit a fever pitch today, thanks to an altogether shady exclusive report courtesy of Reuters — amplifying an altogether unproven claim Iran has been directly supplying Houthi rebels with missiles, arms, and ‘cash.’


In fact an unsurprisingly unnamed and unverifiable “senior U.S. administration official” delivered an accusation of potentially staggering consequence, telling Reuters:


We have been concerned about the recent flow of weapons from Iran into Yemen and have conveyed those concerns to those who maintain relations with the Houthis, including the Omani government.


Oman, of course, flatly denies such allegations.


“There is no truth to this,” Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alwi told Saudi newspaper Okaz in an interview last week. “No weapons have crossed our border and we are ready to clarify any suspicions if they arise.”


In fact, though Reuters cites several anonymous diplomats and officials, the accusation Iran has been supplying anything directly to the Houthis has yet to be unassailably proven — and such reports do little more than proffer a narrative suitable not only to maintain new U.S. military endeavors in Yemen, but to recklessly provoke a proxy Iranian conflict.


Such psychological operations are, of course, not unusual for the United States — and extend to a statement given by President Barack Obama on Tuesday concerning Russia.


In a blatant attempt to discredit Donald Trump for a supposed fondness for Putin, Obama, as usual, invoked the Russian aggression narrative — however, this spiel came complete with a pointedly significant re-characterization about the Russian military.


“We think that Russia is a large, important country with a military that is second only to ours and has to be a part of the solution on the world stage rather than part of the problem,” the president explained, surreptitiously upgrading the Cold War foe’s capabilities than its previous status as mere “regional power” in umpteen previous statements.


This not-at-all-minor point most does effectively two things: grows in less cagey American minds the palpability and thus legitimacy of a Russian threat, and renews Cold War propaganda pitting two global superpowers as mortal enemies — ostensibly setting up a pre-justification to act in even pre-emptive self-defense anywhere on the planet this proxy war plays out.


Additionally, in a matter of weeks, disfavor over U.S.’ actions has cemented military and other alliances between a quickly mounting number of former, longstanding American allies and other traditional Western foes — the vast majority of which align with Russia.


After a subtly significant geopolitical snub during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council to negotiate a ceasefire in Syria, which infuriated Saudi Arabia, Egypt fomented a friendly military relationship with UNSC presiding body, Russia.


“[F]or the first time,” beginning October 15, Reuters reported, “joint drills between Egyptian and Russian paratrooper units” began in Egypt, and will continue through the 26th. Further, the growing rift with Saudi Arabia indicated Egypt might have been weighing options for a different ally for some time. Reuters wrote:


A halt to shipments of Saudi fuel to Egypt under a $23 billion aid deal shows that a rift between the Arab world’s richest country and its most populous may be deeper than previously thought, which could leave Egypt desperate for a new sponsor.


Egypt hasn’t been alone in jumping ship — and the Middle East isn’t the sole locus of conflict.


During a four-day visit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping this week — amid deteriorating relations with the United States — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asserted it is “only China that can help us.”


This massive shift in alignment could have highly consequent repercussions in the territorial dispute over the South China Sea — another conflict in which the U.S. has embroiled itself in several proxy wars, including Russian-backed China.


In fact, although the Philippines had been at the center of that quarrel, unnamed Chinese officials prior to the ongoing meeting announced China would “consider giving Filipino fishermen conditional access to disputed waters in the South China Sea after the presidents of the two countries meet in Beijing this week.”


Now, following through on intimations the Philippines would cleave from the West, Duterte just made a historic and stunning announcement today, to an auditorium in Beijing packed with over 200 Chinese and Filipino business people, including Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli:


In this venue, your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States. Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also. America has lost.


He added,


I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to [President Vladimir] Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world — China, Philippines and Russia. It’s the only way.


As another geostrategic and commercial waterway of international importance, the South China Sea’s role in the U.S. proxy war is second only to the Red Sea and access to it — but the presence of American naval vessels in both those waters and neighboring East China Sea has been deemed an aggressive threat by China and its strengthening ally Russia, as well as North Korea.


Joint naval and military drills conducted by the U.S. and ally South Korea and the planned installation of the U.S.’ Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, missile system along the latter’s borders inflamed tensions with North Korea — who has been testing ballistic missiles for months, much to the consternation of the two nations and ally, Japan.


On Wednesday, in response to this perceived aggression, North Korea issued a severe admonishment to the two countries that even “minor signs of aggression” would greenlight Pyongyang to flatten Seoul in a defensive first-strike nuclear attack.


“It has been too long a time since our revolutionary armed forces switched to a principle of pre-emptive strike in the conduct of war, in response to the aggressive war provocations of our enemies,” Pyongyang stated, as cited by UPI, ominously adding a “ruthless pre-emptive strike is to be applied even in the face of minor signs of aggression.”


Not known for backing down from delicate situations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared its intent to deploy THAAD “as soon as possible,” after meeting with South Korean officials in Washington, and told the press:



Let me be clear. Any attack on the United States or its allies will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons will be met with an effective and overwhelming response.


We do not, and we will not, accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state.



Leaving nothing open to misinterpretation, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter clarified in a separate press statement that, in defense of Seoul, the United States guaranteed “full spectrum” use of its response capabilities — meaning nuclear missiles are anything but off the table.


Shortly afterward, according to NBC News,


U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected what it believed to be a failed missile launch near the northwestern North Korean city of Kusong.


Director of the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s Institute for American Studies, Lee Yong Pil, told NBC News Pyongyang will absolutely strike first if Pyongyang perceives it necessary, saying,


The U.S. has nuclear weapons off our coast, targeting our country, our capital and our dear leader, Kim Jong Un. We will not step back as long as there’s a nuclear threat to us from the United States.


South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, saying its allies would employ “all tools in the toolkit” for defense, asserted,


What is most important is to continuously demonstrate our capability and deterrence with our commitment and actions so that Pyongyang can feel the panic under their skins.


North Korea might be known for blustery rhetoric it refuses to back with significant action — but continued provocation by the United States might elicit a response far more detrimental than words.


* * *


Considering the depth and breadth of these entanglements — not to mention a number of equally grave concerns omitted for brevity — it would be wise not to dismiss the methodological march toward world war simply for the infinitesimally minor chance it could take a disastrous nuclear turn.


Claire Bernish writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.


   

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clinton-foundation-haitiBy Catherine J. Frompovich


Humanity is now at an incomparable crossroads of “humanism, consciousness and caring” or devolving further into a totally degenerate and fascist “dog-eat-dog” world that is being controlled by corrupt politicians and the New World Order ‘gang’ of global financial criminals who work for no viable humane social fabric EXCEPT a system that works for, and profits, them and their best vested interests.  Apparently, Hillary Clinton is the epitome of that New World Order.


In the video below, we hear first-hand, on-the-scene reports of what’s really going on in Haiti after the most recent hurricane—“Matthew,” and even more specifically following the devastating 7.0 earthquake of January 12, 2010 that saw the Clinton Foundation ‘jump in’ to raise billions of dollars for Haitian relief with only about 2 percent of the raised monies given to the poor Haitians—something that needs to be investigated immediately by international law as a scam and crime defrauding both those generous folks who gave donations and the Clinton Foundation that has not been honest in its purpose of raising billions of relief money for Haiti and its people.



https://youtu.be/3IWrPXt7NJ4?








Readers may want to replay that video in order to have reality sink in as to what kind of human being Hillary Clinton actually is.  Is she what she purports to be, or is she one of the “old boys’ network” who uses everyone and everything like a disposable commodity, especially the poor black folks of Haiti in their most desperate hours of need?  What do the black folk in the USA think about such treatment to people of color in need?


In this video we hear a plea being made about obtaining an audit of the ‘stolen’ money that the Clinton Foundation collected in the name of, but did not give to, Haitian relief.


https://youtu.be/phKO2T2pMjM?


Clinton Foundation “invades” Haiti


In the first video, we heard how gold mines in Haiti allegedly were ‘distributed’ to Clinton associates!


That needs to be investigated, confirmed and even prosecuted for stealing a country’s natural assets, I would imagine.


Furthermore, Hillary Clinton is asked to disclose where the money ‘stolen’ from the Haitian relief efforts has gone and for an audit of the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti Relief Fund be published.  That should be a priority issue for everyone who believes in integrity, fairness and “truth in advertising.”


The audit and facts may come too late to influence voters’ opinions, but better late than never, as prosecutions can take place in honest courts of justice.  However, don’t ask the U.S. FBI to get involved, I offer.


Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation need to fess up to what’s going on with the billions of dollars it took in for Haitian relief, but obviously dropped the ball on distributing it to Haitians.


The Haitian people are suffering beyond belief and Americans don’t give a damn, especially the current Democratic presidential candidate.  What a shame!


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.


Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.


Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.


Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)


Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available


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cdc-mmr-vaccineBy Catherine J. Frompovich


Immediately upon the ‘heels’ of the closed comment period for the CDC’s Proposed Rulemaking regarding its power grab on communicable diseases and quarantines, including forced vaccinations, etc., (see my article about that) the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have opened a rather interesting request for comments about a most controversial set of vaccines: the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and the Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella (MMRV) vaccine.


The comment period ends December 19, 2016 and can be accessed at this CDC website.


Before I go into some details as to why I think every person ought to make a comment, I think readers ought to know some ‘housekeeping rules’ so that your comment is accepted as valid and posted, since during the last comment period, I monitored the comments with another vaccine researcher and we even telephoned the contractor who posts/handles the CDC’s comments in Virginia and talked with a staffer there, which prompts me to make the following suggestions.



No. 1


Make certain that you include the comment docket number and name in the very beginning of the comment, e.g., Docket No. CDC-2016-0094 / Proposed Revised Vaccine Information Materials for MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) and MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccines.


No. 2


Follow the rules regarding the number of characters (not words) or, if you want to get wordy, file your comment via a Word document attachment as per instructions on the CDC comment page.


No. 3


Make certain you file your comment as soon as possible, as we are coming into the holiday season with Thanksgiving and holiday shopping and parties, this most important health matter may slip by and you will be very disappointed with yourself for not telling the CDC what you think about those vaccines.


No. 4


In your comments, you need to recommend what you would like the CDC to promote regarding information healthcare professionals must tell patients and intended vaccinees about both those vaccines BEFORE they are administered to patients!


Background Information








The MMR-II® and MMRV (ProQuad®) vaccines ingredients are listed on this website on Page 3 of 4.  Varicella, by the way, is Chickenpox.  Human diploid lung cells are cell lines from aborted fetuses!  If you want to know more about what many of the ingredients in those vaccines are capable of doing within human biology/biochemistry, my book Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines explains from published scientific research, papers and journals how biology is affected negatively and other information you may not be aware of, since most vaccine ingredients can and do cause significant biological harm.


According to the CDC’s and HRSA’s “Petitions Filed, Compensated and Dismissed, by Alleged Vaccine, Since the Beginning of VCIP, 10/1/1988 through 10/03/2016” database [1], there were the following:



MMR vaccine: 925 Injuries; 58 Deaths; 387 Compensated; 516 Dismissed


MMR-Varicella vaccine: 37 Injuries; 1 Death; 16 Compensated; 9 Dismissed



The ‘odds’ according to the above stats seem like a ‘crap shoot’ rather than medical science, in my opinion, when you factor in the “Dismissed.”


MMR is a Trivalent vaccine, i.e., 3 disease actives, whereas MMRV is a Quadrivalent, i.e., 4 disease actives contained in one vaccine syringe and administered at the same time.


Many parents and physicians question the safety and efficacy of multivalent vaccines. [2]


Informed Consent


According to the Federal Register publication notice, October 18, 2016, (Pp. 71735-71736):


The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-660), as amended by section 708 of Public Law 103-183, added section 2126 to the Public Health Service Act, Section 2126, codified at 42 U.S.C. 300aa-26, requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and disseminate vaccine information materials for distribution by all health care providers in the United States to any patient (or to the parent or legal representative in the case of a child) receiving vaccines covered under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).


That is something most, if not all, health professionals who administer vaccines/vaccinations DO NOT comply with nor abide by since most information disseminated states that vaccines are ‘safe’ when we find contradictory information on all vaccine package inserts, including the MMR-II and MMRV.


Here’s the vaccine package insert for Merck’s MMR-II vaccine.  Read it carefully, especially taking note of the following sections: Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Pregnancy, and Adverse Reactions.  How many healthcare professionals tell parents or vaccinees about these important “informed consent” items?


It is my opinion and recommendation that every prospective vaccinee, parent or legal representative should receive ALL those items listed categorically and individually on a separate handout for each single or multivalent vaccine.


Here’s the vaccine package insert for Merck’s ProQuad (MMRV) vaccine.  Again, read it very carefully, especially taking note of the specifics cited above.


As vaccines/vaccinations are handled and administered currently, there is absolutely NO fully informed consent obtained by all healthcare professionals who administer vaccines, and that’s in violation of the law, I contend.


You can’t handle the truth about vaccines (Ad)


In my opinion, one of the foremost recommendations for the MMR-II and MMRV vaccines is that ALL the above cited Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Pregnancy, and Adverse Reactions must be given to every parent, adult and legal representative in the new updated versions of “What You Need to Know” information that will be reformulated as a result of the current comment obtaining process ending December 19, 2016.


Ironically and according to the CDC, “Since April 15, 1992, any health care provider in the United States who intends to administer one of these covered vaccines is required to provide copies of the relevant vaccine information materials prior to administration of any of these vaccines,” which I contend and allege does NOT happen, since every parent with a vaccine-damaged child invariably says something to the effect that if he/she had known what’s on the vaccine package insert, they would not have permitted the child to receive that vaccine!


Therefore, I believe unequivocally that medical malpractice has occurred and all healthcare professionals should be held accountable for a breach of medical ethics!


Furthermore, I’ve come to the conclusion from my many years of vaccine information research (since the 1980s) that there should be NO multivalent vaccines given at one time—some kids get 9 vaccines shot into them at one ‘well baby’ visit.  The baby may have been well when it entered the physician’s office, but I can almost guarantee you that the baby will not be well within the next day or so, if not sooner!


Since I must admit that I am biased against vaccines neurotoxic chemicals (Thimerosal, aluminum in four formulations, formaldehyde/Formalin, polysorbate 80/Tween-80), plus human diploid cells which can impact homologous recombination [3,4], foreign DNA, mycoplasmas, and synthesized Nano- particles [5,6] especially, I contend that proper vetting of vaccine ingredients for safety and efficacy have not been tested—annual flu vaccines are an excellent example—so all vaccines should not be labeled as ‘safe and effective’.


Neither have vaccines been tested for their ability to cause cancer, interfere with fertility and reproduction, or teratogenicity—which is stated on vaccine package inserts, especially when 9 vaccines are given at one time to a less than 25 pound infant with a less than fully functional and developed immune system.  Furthermore, no one has scientifically researched the effects of 9 vaccines given at one time, just hyperbole—pure and simple hyperbole—that is parroted by the CDC/FDA from Big Pharma’s public relations releases, I allege.


One important fact about Merck’s MMR vaccine is that the Mumps active vaccinology science had been fudged for ten years and was not up to medical-scientific standards according to two Merck employee whistleblowers who have a lawsuit filed in Federal district court in Philadelphia, PA. [7,8]


Lastly, the MMR vaccine is the ‘vehicle’ that projected Dr Andrew Wakefield into vaccine notoriety that resulted in losing his medical license in the UK, but propelled him and his VAXXED documentary crew into the extraordinary work they are doing now traveling the USA where, at each venue, they hear the oft-told story [9] of how parents ‘lost’ their child to Autism or some health defect after receiving a vaccine, in particular the MMR vaccine.


Now that the CDC has asked for the public’s comments regarding the MMR-II and MMRV vaccines, I heartily suggest giving your suggestions as to what CDC should be publishing about those vaccines in their new and revised “What You Need to Know” bulletins.


Here’s where to file your comment https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=CDC-2016-0094 before December 19, 2016.  Consider it an early Christmas present to humanity!


References:


[1] http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/data/statisticsreport.pdf Pg. 5 of 9
[2] Childhood Immunization: When Physicians and Parents DisagreeUnder “LAW” note Counseling and Informed Consent, which is not fully provided nor obtained currently since most parents are told about only minor reactions and that vaccines are ‘safe’.http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/Supplement_4/S167
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homologous_recombination
[4] http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12889
[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3607064/
[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4688911/
[7] http://philadelphia.legalexaminer.com/fda-prescription-drugs/massive-fraud-in-merck-mmr-vaccine-testing/
[8] http://ahrp.org/former-merck-scientists-sue-merck-alleging-mmr-vaccine-efficacy-fraud/
[9] http://www.activistpost.com/2016/08/district-attorney-will-prosecute-vaccines-lets.html


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.


Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.


Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.


Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)


Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available


   

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obamacare-gunBy Melissa Dykes


Who can keep up with all the revelations coming out of over 10,000 of Hillary camp chairman John Podesta’s leaked emails?


It’s actually a brilliant strategy to give people corruption fatigue because it’s so many revelations so quickly that, just like the Snowden leaks, it overwhelms people and they shut down. Toss something about learned helplessness in there, and we’re about on target for what’s going on with Hillary right now. It’s actually pretty amazing she’ll be able to show her face at the debates tonight.


But this particular email is key to just how utterly fake and fraudulent our government really is.



Remember when Nancy Pelosi infamously told Congress they’d have to pass the Affordable Care Act bill so they could find out what was in it?


Check this out:


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In an email thread dated September 26, 2015 between Hillary and her senior policy adviser, Ann O’Leary, titled “Memo on Cadillac Tax for HRC,” Hillary wrote, “Given the politics now w bipartisan support including Schumer, I’ll support repeal w ‘sense of the Senate’ that revenues would have to be found. I’d be open to a range of options to do that. But we have to be careful that the R version passes which begins the unraveling of the ACA.”


“Which begins the unraveling of the Affordable Care Act.”








A Democrat supporting Republican legislation to destroy Obamacare on purpose. How many millions have they raked in on this deal and bilked the American people for in Obamacare penalties because they can’t afford the “affordable” health care? And the American people will look at this like a “victory” when it does unravel, even though it has been the plan all along.


A plan to usher in something even worse.


This is why Hillary Clinton played coy and acted like she had no idea why Obamacare was causing such significant insurance rate hikes when a small business owner asked her about it at a Democratic town hall event last May.


They’re all working together, folks. Obamacare was always meant to fail — on purpose — to bring in a single-payer, government-controlled socialist medicine system.


Senator Harry Reid said as much back in 2013 when he was point-blank asked if he thought Obamacare was secretly a step toward single-payer health care. His answer? “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.” That’s three yeses. He didn’t even try to hide it.


Obamacare was put in place purposefully to destroy private healthcare and put the government in charge of America’s “health” care (which is really sick care). And since we know they can’t even make a noodle salad without it being corrupt as hell, can you imagine what this country will be like when the military-industrial complex that runs our country is in charge of our health?


The email is another reason the system wants to make sure Hillary Clinton becomes the next president… she knows what the ultimate plans are and will keep them on track for the lunatics running this asylum.


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Huffington Post General Discussion / The Wealth Effect Failure
« on: October 20, 2016, 01:51:31 AM »

   

      

banksters-preview.jpgBy Susan Boskey


People tend to increase spending when the prices of their stock market and real estate assets rise. They perceive it as an increase to their financial security. This is known as the wealth effect.


The wealth effect is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to spend more as the value of their assets rises. The premise is that when consumers’ homes or investment portfolios increase in value, they feel more financially secure, so they increase their spending. Conversely, when consumers see the value of their homes or portfolios fall, they tend to spend less. The wealth effect attempts to explain why consumers might change their spending habits even if their income and fixed costs have stayed the same. ~ Investopedia



Monetary policymakers consider the increased consumer spending that follows a rise in the price of assets to be an indicator of economic recovery. But is it really and does the everyday family benefit? What is the reality?



Higher home prices (significantly increased since 2008) make home ownership more unavailable to more people. Home ownership is at its lowest rate since tracking began in 1963.






Higher home prices also put rental property prices out-of-reach to more people.
Home sales in 2016 are not broad-based and people-driven as they were in 2008, albeit via sub-prime loans. Now a large percentage of homes sales are cash sales of homeowners and investors (domestic and foreign) who need somewhere to park assets. Banks offering low interest rates remain an unattractive option.
Additionally, the 2016 big bump in home sale prices and purchases are pocketed in 3 main areas of the United States due to the presence of the U.S Government, government contracts, and technology companies: Washington D.C., New York, and San Francisco where tech employees can get home loans based on their stock option prices.

In April of 2016 GOBankingRates.com created a survey they called: Financial Burdens Survey. The respondents ranked their personal finance issues according to the six categories the survey provided. Interesting to me is that a category called, personal debt, was totally absent! Here are their six categories:



High cost of living
Healthcare costs
Insufficient income
Taxes (income, property, and/or other taxes)
Retirement savings
Higher education costs

Not surprising, one in four Americans responding to the survey said the “high cost of living” was their most challenging personal finance issue. Not only do salaries and wages fail to keep up with the cost-of-living (since the 1970s) but also the killer – personal debt – takes a growing bite out of incomes.


graph-1The wealth effect is a smokescreen. It distracts from any focus being put on the flaws of the monetary system. Rising asset prices favor the haves who own assets (minority), while extracting precious resources from the have-nots (majority).


More decent-paying jobs can certainly help; but alone, jobs cannot make it “right.” Why? The independent-of-governments central banking system pulls the strings. Simply put: The money they issue is systemically devalued via a mathematical formula decreasing money’s purchasing power. Anyone who has studied this, as I have, knows that nothing short of a system overhaul could possibly bring back long-term economic recovery. Even if everyone had a job, their hard-earned money over time will purchase less and less.


The good news is that by this knowledge you can rethink the best ways to earn, spend, save and invest to ensure the most quality in your life with the least amount of stress. That is, until really real change takes place at the monetary system level.


Susan Boskey is author of the book, The Quality Life Plan®: 7 Steps to Uncommon Financial Security. After exposing the bottom-line of why more and more families need credit each month just to make ends meet, Susan provides game-changing practical strategies, tactics and templates to help you create a life of greater ease. You can reverse the downward trend of credit and debt while learning how to establish a long-term, debt-free lifestyle; a life that allows you to build both financial wealth and the wealth of well-being midst the challenges of today’s economic landscape. To learn more or to purchase the book, please visit her website at http://TheQualityLifePlan.com 


Susan can customize her strategies and templates for your particular situation and is available to coach you through this process. She can be reached through her website.


   

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Huffington Post General Discussion / Gutting America’s Socialism
« on: October 20, 2016, 01:30:12 AM »

   

      

new-york-1590176_960_720 PixabayOpEd by John Anthony


With or without Hillary at the helm, we can stop socialism in America.


Recently, Sustainable Freedom Lab hosted a three-part podcast series called Socialism in America. Our guests had traveled to over 70 countries, lived under socialism and communism and even begun businesses worldwide and in the United States. We had a software installation expert who works closely with project teams in socialist countries and is in a unique position to understand what these workers think of the United States.


The information these people shared left no doubt that our country has left free market capitalism in the rearview mirror and rocketed into our own brand of socialism.


Is it possible, at this stage, to slow down or even turn back to capitalism? Socialism is more than an economic trend, it represents a cultural shift that has been decades in developing.



The Affordable Care Act, unthinkable in the ’90s, is now embedded in the United States. As we watch its engineered failure, we are only months away from Obamacare’s collapse into federally run socialized medicine.


Common Core nationalized our educational system, even though three congressional laws forbid federal involvement in local learning.


HUD’s newest partnership with the Departments of Education and Transportation enables those agencies to dictate where our children will go to school, who will be in their classrooms, and which socioeconomic brackets will fill our neighborhoods.








In many ways, we have devolved beyond a socialist’s dream.


The government can now exert sufficient financial pressure to control whom your neighbors will be, the size of your community lots, and to annex communities into regions ultimately operated by unelected councils over whom you have no say.


In spite of the tentacles of a powerful government snaking into our towns, counties and states, it is not only possible to reverse socialism; the trend has already started in communities across America.


Growing socialism’s seeds


The key to destroying socialism is not to fight it; it is to starve it. To understand how, we must first understand how that contemptible model took foothold in a country that prides itself on freedom.


In the 1850s, Karl Marx was determined to replace Western capitalism with socialism. Marx believed that greedy capitalists exploited workers and that beneath their smiles Americans felt oppressed. Once given the opportunity, the socialist reasoned, the American working class would revolt against and overthrow the capitalist class; clearing the path for the egalitarian promise of socialism.


Marx was correct. America has its poor, its middle and wealthy classes. But, in the 1800s and early 1900s, while America had its clashes, there was no broad class conflict. There was a good reason.


Marx’s world was one of class immobility where those living in poverty remained impoverished for generations, and where workers were indentured to an upper class that accumulated wealth at their employees’ expense.


But, Americans had class mobility. Like Horatio Alger’s forgotten tales of “Ragged Dick”, with hard work and sacrifice the poor could traverse the road to the middle class and even on to wealth. This ‘hope’ and ‘possibility’ robbed socialism of the single component it needed to survive. Conflict!


In the 1950s that began to change. As newer technologies transferred the dependence of capitalists from their worker productivity, to their capital investments, American’s income gap began to widen. The capitalists, not the workers owned the computers, the machinery and the technology. In other words, they owned the capital that was increasingly responsible for creating their products and the workers became a smaller portion of the economic equation.


As jobs flew overseas and technology advanced, politicians strangled new businesses with mounting regulations, inspections, certifications, and fees. Middle class jobs opportunities slowly ground down. By the mid 1980s America’s middle class began shrinking until today, the United States, which once boasted the largest middle class in the world, now has the smallest middle class of any first world nation.


As middle class job opportunities shrank, so too did economic mobility. According to the economic Gini scale, today the US is almost as economically immobile as aristocratic Britain. People may want to rise out of poverty, but there is less place for them to go.


With the middle class shrinking and the income gap widening, the only piece missing to usher in socialism was class warfare. But Marxist’s followers had already embedded class conflict in our colleges. The Frankfurt School was a socialist incubator that relocated from Germany to the campus of Columbia University during Hitler’s rise. By the 1960s liberation movement, women’s studies, race studies and black history studies created permanent underclasses within the economic classes.


“Critical Theory” evolved in academia as a philosophy that criticized Americas’ traditional cultural values while it promoted women’s and race theories paving the way for class victimization and militancy.


So-called ‘intellectuals’ mocked the once popular Horatio Alger and his uplifting tales while denying the existence of the American Dream.


         

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Barack Obama’s response to the Great Recession fed the final seasoned log onto the bonfire of socialism. Plummeting unemployment numbers seemed to satisfy millions that he was indeed improving the economy. Even the revelation of record numbers of uncounted unemployed and underemployed workers was still not his greatest gift to socialism.


President Obama fostered an economy with jobs for the wealthy, and jobs and benefits for the poor, but offered little to the critical middle class. Because of his “jobs polarization,” our 44th president has nearly ground economic mobility and opportunity, the heart of America’s economic engine, to a stuttering halt.


By 2016, America was a class-battling socialist nation.


Smothering the flames of socialism


We also have the tools to annihilate socialism. We can manage politicians, shrink the income gap, and restart economic mobility.


Mark Herr, co-founder of the Center for Self-Governance, outlined a brilliant program on our podcast that engages workers, activists, students and church members in what he calls “applied civics.”


Following the 1789 signing of our Constitution, our Founders told us exactly what Americans must do to assure politicians at every level, even the U.S. President, keep our nation prosperous and free. We ignored their directions.


Mark has developed extraordinary teams that are bringing the left and right together, undoing damaging legislation, replacing corrupt politicians and returning our communities to our Founders’ model.


Republican Veny Musum and Democrat Upendra Chivukula, co-authored a book, The 3rd Way – Building Inclusive Capitalism, that outlines a method to close the income gap by redirecting a business’ taxes back into their workers’ pockets to purchase an interest in the company’s growing capital.


This simple practice upends the entire income gap problem that feeds discontent and hopelessness. Their solution benefits business owners, creates wealth for workers, and even provides more long-term federal revenues. Over 1,000 American companies are already following their model.


Sustainable Freedom Lab Lab has created a clearinghouse and tools anyone can use to bring all of these great ideas together to end the reign of smothering federal agencies and corrupt and bungling politicians.


Economic immobility, class conflict and unharnessed corrupt politicians breed the conflict that is the oxygen socialism needs to survive.


Working together, we can starve the fire.


John Anthony is a nationally acclaimed speaker, researcher and writer. He is the founder of Sustainable Freedom Lab, where this article first appeared. Mr. Anthony is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for Paul Mitchell Systems, Inc. In 1989, he founded Corporate Measures, LLC, a management development firm. In 2012, Mr. Anthony turned his attention to community issues including the balance between federal agency regulations and local autonomy.


In January 2016, Mr. Anthony was a guest at the prestigious Rutgers University School of Management Fellowship Honoring Dr. Louis Kelso. In March 2016, he was the keynote speaker on property rights at the Palmetto Panel at Clemson University.


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cvesxrqxgaaibpsBy Catherine J. Frompovich


I don’t know about my readers, but my Philadelphia area newscasts have been reporting on the illegal dumping of human waste by a Hillary campaign bus, which is a prosecutable offense!  In this video, we hear an eye witness to the event give his opinion.


CBS46 News


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-19/hillary-campaign-apologizes-after-her-bus-caught-dumping-human-waste-side-street



Interestingly, the DNC issued an apology for the “human error”, but one has to wonder: Are the Democrats that damn dumb about things that they think they can keep breaking rules, regulations and laws and still get away with it?


Well, if their ‘champion’ Hillary Clinton can ‘bleach’ over 30,000 State Department emails from a personal server she operated out of her home and through which her State Department emails were routed, but not be prosecuted by an inept FBI, isn’t it time to rethink the sad state of politics and politicians in the United States?


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.


Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.


Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.


Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)


Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available


   

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uss-mason-takes-part-in-live-fire-exercisesBy Brandon Turbeville


No longer content to lead from behind with the occasional drone bomb, the United States has now resorted to launching missiles from battleships off the Yemeni coast into the embattled nation. Having launched attacks at several Houthi “command and control” centers allegedly housing radar, the U.S. is once again only entrenching its position as a great force for evil and destruction the world over.


Per usual, the U.S. justification for the attack is questionable at best, and, in the end, an example of just how arrogant and aggressive U.S. foreign policy is toward the rest of the world and, in particular, those nations and forces who do not capitulate to U.S. interests.


According to mainstream press reports and the U.S. government itself, the United States responded to alleged missiles being fired from Houthi-occupied territory at the U.S. battleship U.S.S. Mason. After four alleged missiles being fired in two alleged separate incidents, the U.S. ship, which was operating off the coast of Yemen, fired missiles at the Houthi radar locations.



The Western press has, of course, responded in a predictable fashion by rushing to point out that the U.S. position was entirely justified and was nothing more than retaliation at unprovoked threats produced by the “Iranian proxies” fighting against the democratic kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemeni territory.


“For the United States, it was simple retaliation: Rebels in Yemen had fired missiles at an American warship twice in four days, and so the United States hit back, destroying rebel radar facilities with missiles,” reads a report in the New York Times. But the framing of the incident assumes that the Houthis actually fired the missiles and that the U.S. merely acted in self-defense and retaliation. It also assumes that the U.S. was justified for having its ships off the coast of Yemen to begin with.








For their part, the Houthi forces have denied firing any missiles at U.S. ships.


Interestingly enough, the United States itself admits that the Houthis may not have fired the missiles. In fact, they admit that they do not even know for sure who fired the missiles. Pentagon Spokesman Peter Cook actually stated, “We don’t know who was pulling the trigger specifically,” stopping short of actually blaming the Houthis for the record. But nevertheless, the U.S. “retaliated” against them.


Take a look at the logic being presented by the Pentagon here. “Missiles were fired presumably at our ship. We do not know who fired them. Therefore, we attacked the Houthis.” Is it now considered prudent military and international policy to bomb forces for an act no one is actually sure they committed?


With all this in mind and given the track record of the United States government ginning up “attacks” in order to justify foreign military adventures, it would be wise to question the nature and even the existence of the “missile attacks” to begin with, not only who actually fired the missiles. Indeed, it was in 1964 that the U.S. government claimed North Vietnamese forces fired torpedoes and machine guns at the U.S.S. Maddox which subsequently resulted in large-scale involvement of the United States in Vietnam. Decades later, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident has largely been proven as nothing more than a fabrication of the U.S. government in order to justify war in Vietnam.


“For the United States to employ direct military force against an albeit conflict-embroiled sovereign nation over an incident still under investigation and as-yet unproven indisputable fact, is reminiscent of the vehicle it undertook to embroil itself in the Vietnam War — the Gulf of Tonkin incident,” writes Claire Bernish.


“However, in this case,” she continues, “the move could prove an arrogant flub of enormous proportions. Yemen, itself, is not of imperative importance to the U.S. except outside the waters off its coast — however, as a proxy ally of Russia its regional consequence matters a great deal.”


It is also important to consider the timing of the alleged attack. The United States has acted in direct support of Saudi Arabia’s heinous crimes in Yemen from the beginning by “leading from behind” through providing intelligence, strategic advice, refueling, and other logistical assistance. While the U.S. whines incessantly about “barrel bombs” being dropped on terrorists, Saudi Arabia is intentionally dropping bombs on civilians all over Yemen yet not one word has been uttered in condemnation by the U.S.


Still, after the Saudis bombed a Yemeni funeral, killing at least 100 people, even some mainstream press organizations (mostly due to the fact that the independent press has revealed the nature of the Saudi mission in Yemen) were no longer able to hide the Saudi crimes against humanity. As a result, even the United Nations which had been paid by the Saudis to keep silent on previous Saudi war crimes was forced to issue a statement of condemnation.


Amidst the discussion of the Saudi crimes, the U.S. support for Saudi actions has become an issue that is no longer so easily ignored by Washington with many “human rights organizations” and national governments criticizing the Obama administration for its cooperation and assistance in slaughtering the Yemeni people.


Thus, just as the United States’ complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity begins to gather attention on the global stage, the Houthis inexplicably launch missiles at a U.S. warship.


As Global Research writes,



You might consider it strange that the Houthis, who have not fired on American ships ever before in the nearly 2 years of warfare in Yemen, suddenly decided – just as American support for Saudi Arabia was in question – to launch missiles at an American destroyer.


You might be asking yourself, “Why would the Houthis, who struggle to get any coverage in the Western press at all, let alone sympathetic coverage, launch an attack on America?”


You might consider it strange that the Houthis, already fighting a losing battle against a richer and better equipped enemy, might try and drag America into the war.


It’s not strange. Not in the least. It fits so well with the history of American military entanglements that one might even call it predictable, at this point.



It is also noteworthy to mention the fact that the U.S. attack is coming as the Saudis become revealed for being the paper tiger that they truly are. After all, not only has Saudi Arabia failed to defeat the Houthis, but the Houthis have now managed to penetrate at least 10kms in to Saudi territory.


The United States is standing on the precipice of yet another direct military invasion of yet another sovereign country that will surely end in a quagmire. We strongly urge the U.S. government to abandon its meddling in Yemen. At the very least, we invite those members of the “Saudi-led coalition” to remember that Yemen has been a quagmire for every empire that has tried to conquer it.


Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 850 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.


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wikileaks-assange-thumbBy Claire Bernish


Julian Assange abruptly had his tether to the outside world purposely cut off Monday, when — as WikiLeaks announced on Twitter — his “internet connection was intentionally severed by a state party.”


Several hours later, WikiLeaks added:


We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches.


WikiLeaks is, of course, referring to the ongoing massive dump of documents heisted from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s email account — proving Assange’s intent to deliver transparency in his October Surprise in the remaining days before Americans vote in one of the most contentious presidential elections in U.S. history.



Speculation and accusation immediately ensued — in particular, theories positing the United States government had followed through on a ludicrous public vow to retaliate against Russia with a somehow covert cyber attack — either directly or through manipulation of officials in the Ecuadorian embassy-turned-asylum where Assange has resided for years.


WikiLeaks then lent additional credence to that theory early Tuesday in a tweet, which read:


BREAKING: Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs during FARC peace negotiations.






In the context of tweets prior to that about Assange’s riven internet connection — which proffered what appeared to be encryption keys headed sequentially with each of three “pre-commitment” on “John Kerry,” “Ecuador,” and “UK FCO” — that announcement further fueled speculation without offering proof.


In fact, The Free Thought Project found the timing of the Internet cutoff in relation to WikiLeaks’ release of the factious Goldman Sachs transcripts so dubious, we posited the move akin to flagrant state-sponsored censorship of the press.


Now, as it turns out, that speculation was on the mark — on Tuesday evening, Ecuador announced to the world it had, indeed, severed the WikiLeaks founder’s Internet connection because releases of the Podesta files were interfering in U.S. electoral politics. According to Ecuador’s official statement, with emphasis added:









Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange in 2012 based on his legitimate fears of political persecution because of his journalistic activities as the editor of WikiLeaks.

In recent weeks, WikiLeaks has published a wealth of documents, impacting on the U.S. election campaign. This decision was taken exclusively by that organization.


The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states. It does not interfere in external electoral process, nor does it favor any particular candidate.


Accordingly, Ecuador has exercised its sovereign right to temporarily restrict access to some of its private communications network within its Embassy in the United Kingdom. This temporary restriction does not prevent the WikiLeaks organization from carrying out its journalistic activities.




screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-7-52-18-pm-768x664While that point did prove true — after the early morning statement from WikiLeaks about Assange’s cut connection, another trove of documents from the Podesta files were released — the move still amounts to state censure for two reasons.


For one, severing Assange’s Internet connection constitutes government punishment without his ability to either defend his position or refute Ecuador’s assumptions he intended to disrupt the election.


Secondly, the fact Assange has no other viable means of communication with the world equates that abrupt removal of access with the blatant suppression of an authoritarian government writ large.


Additionally, in light of the Ecuadorian government’s previous assertion it would defend Assange’s press freedoms unconditionally, the sudden removal of his ability to communicate — coincident with the Secretary of State John Kerry’s ongoing negotiations in Ecuador and continued repercussions to the Clinton campaign from the October Surprise — would lend legitimacy to suspicions the U.S. government indeed played a more direct role in the decision than is being asserted.


Although that last point may prove unfounded — or never come to light — it would appear freedom of the press and of speech have suffered a fortuitous and telling direct hit.


Claire Bernish writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.



   

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