Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

John Bolton: "The truth is so important that it should be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies"

The Walrus and The Carpenter
Lewis Carroll
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)


"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

poem @ jabberwocky.com




wordgeezer Dec. 20, 2010...In these times it requires exceptional and dedicated people, with clarity of vision, to provide guidance in our efforts to reclaim our constitutional rights. Coleen Rowly, ex CIA anlyst sees, through the smoke, what is on the other side of the mirror.

These demonstrations were not reported by the main stream media, as pointed out by thiscantbehappening.net , and there is very little coverage to date. The Wikileaks connnection probably adds to their paranoia  just like fresh air and light does to the vampires of old. 



There were demonstrations across the nation on Dec.16th including...


131 Arrested at Veteran-led Civil Resistance Against Wars Dec. 16


GRANNIES & VETS ARRESTED IN NYC SOLIDARITY ACTION


SAN FRANCISCO—Organizers of an anti-war demonstration in front of a federal building in San Francisco say authorities cited 26 protesters on obstruction charge

Sunday, December 19, 2010

GRANNIES & VETS ARRESTED IN NYC SOLIDARITY ACTION




STOP THESE WARS

stopthesewars.org


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26 protesters cited during anti-war demonstrations

SAN FRANCISCO-Organizers of an anti-war demonstration in front of a federal building in San Francisco say authorities cited 26 protesters on obstruction charges.
Lee Thorn of Veterans for Peace says Federal Protective Service officials issued the citations after demonstrators laid in front of the San Francisco Federal Building and refused orders to disperse. Thorn says he was among those receiving a citation.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Media blackout: Arrests of War & CIA Vets at White House demonstrations


Daniel Ellsberg, age 78, claims that this is his 80th arrest as he gives the peace sign behind his back. Among those arrested were Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Margaret Flowers, Coleen Rowley, Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans and scores of veterans and supporters from WWII, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan... The message chanted in the freezing, 22 degree F snowy day was "Obama, Troops Out. End the War."

Coming soon to a theatre near you





Blacked-Out in DC: Pay No Attention to those Veterans Chained to the White House Fence

OpEdNews December 18, 2010 at 11:38:20

By Dave Lindorff (about the author)

There was a black-out and a white-out Thursday and Friday as over a hundred US veterans opposed to US wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, and their civilian supporters, chained and tied themselves to the White House fence during an early snowstorm to say enough is enough.

Washington Police arrested 135 of the protesters, in what is being called the largest mass detention in recent years. Among those arrested were Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst who used to provide the president's daily briefings, Daniel Ellsberg, who released the government's Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration, and Chris Hedges, former war correspondent for the New York Times .

No major US news media reported on the demonstration or the arrests. It was blacked out of the New York Times , blacked out of the Philadelphia Inquirer , blacked out in the Los Angeles Times , blacked out of the Wall Street Journal , and even blacked out of the capital's local daily, the Washington Post .

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slide show courtesy of op-ednews





A google search shows about 280.000 articles on the web, while doing a news search shows only 114 articles.




Friday, December 17, 2010

Real News coverage of senior arrests at White House demonstrations



If you wonder why there is no coverage by the main stream media, try googling, first, the web, then, the news. You will see that there is a lot on the internet, but that the news sources that you are finding don't represent the corporate media, such as Fox, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, etc. They have obviously been instructed not to give this any play because there are some influential people involved, and also because it would draw more attention to the Wikileaks situation.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ray Mcgovern, Daniel Ellsberg, and other senior demonstrators arrested



The Indypendent

131 Arrested at Veteran-Led Civil Resistance to Wars at the White House

By Ellen Davidson
December 16, 2010
Veterans For Peace board member Elliott Adams chained himself to the White House fence with a bicycle lock Dec. 16. Photo: ELLEN DAVIDSONAfter a 10 a.m. rally in Lafeyette Park featuring Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame, retired CIA officer Ray McGovern, Dr. Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program, and others, activists formed a solemn single-file process to the White House, silent except for a drum beat. There, they encountered police barricades. Some veterans began climbing over the barricades, until the police opened them up, allowing people to approach the fence in front of the White House.

As the light snow increased to heavy and began accumulating, activists kept warm by singing and chanting. At about 12:30, police began arresting protesters who remained along the fence, while supporters who did not want to risk arrest were moved across the broad street. Some of the demonstrators stood in the snow and freezing temperatures for nearly four hours before being taken to Anacostia processing center and released. They have all since been released. Some have elected to pay a fine, while others, including Ellsberg and McGovern, will go to trial on the charge of disobeying a lawful order.


Video from Huffington Post, who did good coverage of this. A google search showed plenty of web traffic, but very little main stream media,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

John Bolton re-affirms that lies are an asset to the Neoconservative agenda



wordgeezer, December 07, 2010

One of my favorite Neocons and a member of the PNAC, Bolton was installed as embassador to the United Nations by George Duhbya Bu$h on a recess appointment. Here's an evil doer who wears the title of "Liar" as a badge of honor.

wiki:
John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948) is an American lawyer and diplomat who has served in several Republican presidential administrations. He served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 on a recess appointment.He resigned in December 2006 when his recess appointment would have ended because he was unable to gain confirmation from the Senate.

Bolton is currently a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Fox News Channel commentator, and of counsel to the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, in their Washington D.C. office. He is also involved with a broad assortment of other conservative think tanks and policy institutes, including the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Institute of East-West Dynamics, National Rifle Association, US Commission on International Religious Freedom, and the Council for National Policy (CNP).

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Glenn Beck~Garbage In~Garbage Out



Yep, you guesseder Chester, the same corporate entity that owns the US government. Allthough many Teabaggers whine about a left wing media, it is almost non existent. Kieth Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, on MSNBC, are an exception, as we all noted when Kieth was temporarily suspended. He was, of course, re-instated because he is the biggest draw for them. Olbermann does have to walk the line though, and we won't be hearing much about the Predator drones, with sophisticated electronic warfare capabilities, that are wreaking havok in the Middle East, nor much about 911 Truth.

The reporters that are brave enough to tell it like it is, likeMike Malloy, are few and far between and have to fight to get any air coverage at all, while idiots like Glenn Beck are heard in all parts of the country. Malloy's show is currently self-syndicated. Until March 2009 it was syndicated by the Nova M Radio network. Previously, it was syndicated by Air America Radio, but Air America abruptly dropped the show on August 30, 2006. The Mike Malloy Show is currently carried by 13 broadcast stations, mostly on the West Coast, as well as XM satellite radio and Sirius satellite radio. Its broadcast originates from Atlanta, Georgia, though the minimal in-studio staff allows Malloy to broadcast from other locations when he travels. Malloy is the only radio talk show host in America to have received the A.I.R (Achievement in Radio) Award in both Chicago and New York City [2]. Talkers Magazine included Malloy among the their list of "the 250 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America" but did not name him as one of the Heavy Hundred.



Hat tip to...freepress.net

Monday, November 22, 2010

The American Gestapo, Homeland Security, and the The Bill of Rights


Bought this at an estate sale for a reasonable price, I guess, because it's soiled. torn and rolled up. It's not worth a lot of money, but I like the way it is done. It dates from about 1916, and is a chromolithograph done in the art deco style. It is still readable if you click on the picture to enlarge it.

We've all read the message here when we were in school, but  if  you are like me it was an abstract concept with very little meaning. I guess, what I mean is that in the 1940's and 1950's we really weren't concerned much about our rights. Everybody could pay their rent, eat three square meals a day, and most families owned property. Some even had their property homesteaded, which meant that it was your home, and nobody, including the government could take it away from you. This was real security, if you owned it and lost your business or your job, you still had a place to stay. The family homestead.

As far as I can see, the Bill of rights is, now, pretty much history and I don't see a single one of these that hasn't been transgressed since the initiation of the Homeland Security bill. The following article, written eight years ago, is also history, and we are beginning to see the effects of it.

Welcome to the American Gestapo


Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 by Capitol Hill Blue

by Doug Thompson

Wonder if any of the vast sums of money approved Tuesday for the new Department of Homeland Security are set aside for black uniforms with knee-length boots and black leather trench coats?

Should be. Since we've gone to all this trouble to create the new American Gestapo we might as well let them look the part.

Excuse me if I don't join in all the senseless celebration over creation of yet another mammoth bureaucracy of the federal government. Pardon me if I don't go ga-ga over a federal agency that has been given unlimited powers to spy on Americans, trample all over the First and Fourth Amendments, ignore the privacy of anyone it chooses and violate the rights of every man, woman and child who used to live in the Land of the Free.

Our own paranoia has accomplished what Osama bin Laden and his minions could not with hijacked airplanes and vague threats about future attacks these fears have forced America to abandon its principles and create a police state.

This new Department of Homeland Security has the power to wiretap any American it wants, without a court order, without cause and without justification to any higher authority. Homeland Security goon squads will have the power to enter any American home, without a search warrant, without probable cause, simply because someone somewhere says, hey, this guy might be a threat. No checks and balances, no due process. Nothing.

Video cameras at ATMs, convenience stores, department stores and office building lobbies already record Americans living in urban areas 75-100 times on any given day but that isn't enough for the new American Gestapo. They plan to erect video cameras on streets, along public highways, in neighborhoods and deploy them on helicopters and police cars to record everything you and I do every day of the year.

We are entering a new era of domestic surveillance, says retired FBI agent Franklin Postel. One where the constitution is secondary to the cause. The new department has the power to document the day-to-day actions of any American it chooses.

A secret court decision last May already gives the Justice Department expanded powers to wiretap phones, spy on Americans and share information with other law enforcement agencies.

These powers, granted under a dangerous piece of legislation called the USA Patriot Act, allow Attorney General John Ashcroft to sign away the normal rights and protections that Americans used to enjoy  little things like probable cause, due process and the now forgotten belief that any accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Those who support these expanded powers say the system has "safeguards" where law enforcement personnel must get a judge's approval before wiretapping an American family but those who have studied the law said the "safeguards" are, in fact, "carefully worded loopholes."

"The law only requires an 'administrative review' by the very department that wants to spy on Americans," says retired federal judge John Macklin. "Most judges would not approve such wiretaps but the law is engineered to make sure that most judges never see the request."

Ashcroft says he will implement the new powers immediately and is already increasing surveillance of Americans.

Look closer at the powers granted under the act and you will find things that would make Hitler proud.

They include provisions to allow private citizens to spy on other private citizens without fear of prosecution if the Department determines their actions were conducted in the national interest.

I've read some of the abstracts on the new law and they take the handcuffs off people like me, says private detective Andrew Burlingame. I can tap anyone I damn well please. All I have to do is claim I thought the guy was a terrorist.

Under the new law, an agent of the Department of Homeland Security can walk into your bank, flash a badge and demand to see your checking and saving account records. No court order. All they need is the presumption of guilt. They can stop you in your car without cause and search it and you. They can hold you in jail for 30 days or more without filing any charges or allowing you to make any phone calls.

They can call up America Online and put a trace on all your Internet activity without a court order. They can require Visa to turn over all your credit card activity records without notice.

"Again, the process only requires an internal administrative review and not the involvement of any independent judicial authority," says retired judge Macklin. "It violates all previous standards for due process and probable cause."

In other words, they can do any damn thing they want and there isn't a thing that any of us can do about it.

Some may argue the current terrorist threat requires such drastic measures. But what happens when that threat is met? The Department of Homeland Security and its draconian powers will still exist. Who will determine the new threat? Who will decide who becomes the enemy?

"An evil exists that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation," the leader of another country once wrote. "We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland."

That was Adoph Hitler, writing about creation of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany.

Wecome to the American Gestapo. Be careful what you say and do. They are watching and they will be watching from now on.

Doug Thompson is the founder and publisher of Capitol Hill Blue.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The American Ruling Class




Rolling Stone feature discusses issues explored in The American Ruling Class

facebook July 16, 2009

by Alive Mind

The American Ruling Class has never been more relevant to the current news cycle or to the collective consciousness of the American public. Goldman Sachs is announcing record profits and it is the subject of a big Rolling Stone expose in which Matt Taibbi discusses "The Great American Bubble Machine," stating, "The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." Does Goldman Sachs still rule the world? Find out the back story with the feature documentary, The American Ruling Class.


John Kirby , the director for this film, also posts on the Providence Journal and has done an article on "Building What". The ad and “Geraldo-at-Large” spot can be seen on the family-members’ campaign Web site, .buildingwhat.org.

The movie, about an hour and a half, can be seen on HULU

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Geraldo Rivera plugs Building What? & ae911truth on WTC 7 Investigation



wordgeezer
Nov. 17, 2010

This is a big story on Youtube and on the innernet in general, but is almost lacking any coverage by the main stream media. Tony Szamboti, of ae911truth.org shows over 5000 hits on a google search and was a hot subject on the JREF forums. His interview with Ronald Wieck, on Youtube, brought plenty of comments, mostly by the trolls, who jealously attack what they call twoofers, who bash any comments supporting what Tony had to say. Tony was serene and unruffled as he quietly listened to the blathering bag pipes and certainly had the upper hand in his discussions with the so called, according to Ronald Wieck, "rocket scientist"...G:

‘Building What?’ lands on Fox TV’s Geraldo At Large
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor
Nov 16, 2010, 00:23


Miracle of miracles, memories of an even younger, crusading Rivera talking on his show, Geraldo at Large on Fox News about the “Building What?” TV ad campaign!

Geraldo began with the standard reference to all those edgy protestors who rallied in front of Larry Silverstein’s new Building 7, shouting “9/11 was an inside job.” He added “c’mon, get a life.” But then, lo, he turned the phrase to say perhaps these protestors weren’t so nutty after all.

Now, he said, there was evidence that Building 7 was taken down in a classic internal demolition. He then introduced his panel, Bob McIlvaine (who looked ready to jump out of his skin). Bob had lost a son in Tower 1 and still carried a deep grief that often, understandably turned to anger. Geraldo treated him with all due respect. He also introduced engineer Tony Szamboti to explain the technical aspect of the internal demolition. It was good to see Rivera willing to help explain the technical talk in TV speak to his audience.

The first was that “Building What?” had been the response of Justice Edward Lehner, who did not know about Tower 7 not being hit by airliner but being “pulled” instead at the request of its owner, Larry Silverstein, at 3 PM on 9/11/2001. See Silverstein’s YouTube film with his exact words, ending with we (the firemen and he) had decided to “pull it.” The truth is that the fires caused by any falling debris from Tower 1 were out. But the “pull it,” or internal demolition Silverstein was asking for occurred only two hours and 20 minutes later at 5:20 PM on 9/11. Experts claimed it was impossible to create an internal demolition like Tower 7’s in two hours and 20 minutes. You’d need more like two and a half months. So it clearly implies there was extended pre-planning before for the tragedy of 9/11.

The occasion for Justice Lehner making his “Tower What?” statement was his denial to a proposal from NYCCAN for a ballot initiative to ask NYC voters if they wanted a new investigation of 9/11’s events (beyond the 9/11 Commission of Omission Report, which did not even mention Tower 7). NYCCAN had delivered 81,000 signatures, more than originally required, which had been checked for accuracy, yet rejected by Justice Lehner because he felt the voting booth was not the venue for making the request. Either that or the authorities were frightened out of their wits that so many people had responded.

In fact, the affiliated organization, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, led by architect Richard Gage, had gathered some 1300 plus signatures of engineers and architects from around the US and the world, and sent it with a signed petition for a new investigation to the United States Congress.

Cynics of course will argue that 81,000 out of 8 million New Yorkers (even discounting infants, children, teens, the infirm and non-voters) was a small percentage of the electorate. But considering that a working New York justice did not know what Tower 7 stood for was indicative of the huge gap in 9/11 knowledge, a gap that crossed the spectrum of class, age, education, profession, ethnicity, race, religion, and political parties. This general gap of hard data on what happened on 9/11 has largely been due to the lack of mass media presentation. This makes Rivera’s coverage, short as it was, more laudable and courageous.

The 30-second “Building What?!”TV spot goes a long way to triggering the interest of all those who need to need to know more. Tower 7’s takedown is the smoking gun, the paradigm for the internal and external explosions that had taken down Towers.

Building What?

ae911truth.org

Friday, November 12, 2010

WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN - Special Edition Recut



Won't Get Fooled Again

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals when they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the foe, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they'd all flown in the last war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are out-phased, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now parting on the right
And their beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wikileaks: Top Brass warns of putting troops & civilians in "harms way"



Wikileaks recieved excellent coverage on CNN last night, including inteviews with Daniel Elsberg, Pentagon Papers, John Sloboda, the Iraq Body Count's co-founder, and Phil Shiner of the U.K.-based Public Interest Lawyers.

John Sloboda, the Iraq Body Count's co-founder, told reporters that the names of civilian victims are among the details included in the documents. "Almost every log tells a story, and far too often, this is a previously unknown story of human suffering and death," he said. Sloboda said the meticulous records kept by the U.S. military and published by WikiLeaks will be a valuable tool in investigating civilian casualties in the Iraq war.

Phil Shiner of the U.K.-based Public Interest Lawyers, a firm specializing in international and human rights law, told reporters that some information in the documents would be the subject of legal action in the United Kingdom. He alleged the documents revealed details about unlawful killings of civilians, indiscriminate attacks against them and unjustified use of lethal force.
"There must now be a judicial inquiry into all these deaths," he said.

Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, responsible for leaking the U.S. government's top secret study on the Vietnam War in 1971, attended the press conference and praised Assange.
"I want very much to congratulate all of you who are mining this material to learn what we could have learned if it had come out earlier," Ellsberg said.

Group: Investigate reports of torture in Iraq WikiLeaks documents


By the CNN Wire Staff
October 23, 2010 10:50 p.m. EDT

London, England (CNN) -- Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged the Iraqi and U.S. governments to launch investigations into reports of torture and detainee abuse after the WikiLeaks website published thousands of classified military documents detailing the war in Iraq.

The release includes evidence that Iraqi security forces tortured and killed prisoners, the group said. Human Rights Watch called on the Iraqi government to prosecute those responsible.

It also urged the U.S. government to look into whether its forces broke international law by transferring thousands of detainees to Iraqi custody despite what Human Rights Watch called "the clear risk of torture."

"These new disclosures show torture at the hands of Iraqi security forces is rampant and goes completely unpunished," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "It's clear that U.S. authorities knew of systematic abuse by Iraqi troops, but they handed thousands of detainees over anyway."

Also Saturday, anti-war activists said at a news conference that the WikiLeaks release revealed that 15,000 more Iraqi civilians died during the conflict than previously thought.

source:

CNN
Wikileaks
Democracy Now

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jimmy McMillon takes on the fat cats

Ode to the Tea Baggers, Glen Beck, Dick Army, and Freedom Works



James wrote this song in 2006. He didn't mention any names cuz his subject matter was a little deeper
than that. In 2007 unemployment was already out of hand and Tent Cities were springing up in the suberbs.

Town Hall Meetings at that time we're a carry over from the 2004 George Duhbya Bush campaign. They were promoted  by FreedomWorks which was was founded in July 2004 as a spin off from the Ronny Raygun administration called Citizens for a Sound Economy, although, on their web site, they claim it was founded in 1984.

FreedomWorks, chaired by Dick Army is now allied with, media mogul, Glen Beck. The Tea Baggers. so called Town Hall Meetings. now organized nation wide by this corporate sponsered front, are drinking a halucinogenic brew that George Orwell described many years ago.

Hat tip to dad2059 for his timely post on tent cities,

Jimmy McMillan: One man's Mission for Social Justice



Washington Post

By Melissa Bell  | October 19, 2010

Jimmy McMillian aka The "Rent Is Too Damn High" Guy takes center stage in N.Y. governor's race

Jimmy McMillian, a Republican candidate in the New York governor's race, speaks during a debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)In what may be the only debate in the New York gubernatorial race, issues and politics took backseat to a black-gloved, mustached man running on a simple platform: The rent in New York is too damn high.

Jimmy McMillian outshone frontrunners Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino with his declarative message and impressive facial hair: "The people I'm here to represent can't afford their rent.... Someone's stomach just growled. Did you hear it?"

There were complaints that allowing fringe candidates such as McMillian and "Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis might turn the show into an unwieldy circus. At one point, Davis said she was the only one on stage who probably could handle the New York congress, because "Politicians are the biggest whores in this state." However, the Washington Post's Lois Romano said, "the evening's tight format prevented any free-wheeling exchanges."

With what little time he had, McMillian made a mark on the proceedings. He is a karate expert, so he won't speak poorly of his fellow candidates. He doesn't want your campaign donations; he just wants you to sign a petition to lower the rent. And he's okay with gay marriage: "If you want to marry a shoe, I'll marry you."

More

Rent Is 2 Damned High

If this seems to be a lot of hype, you can see a little more depth of character on Jimmy's Youtube channel rentisto.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Belladonna derivative to replace Advaire, but will be just as expensive


Although the pharmceutical industries claim that their prices are high because of research and developement, it turns out that Serevent, the main ingredient in the Advaire inhaler, is probably inferior to a new product, Spirivia, that is discussed in the New England Journal of Medicine. The principle  ingredient is Tiotropium, a derivitave of Belladonna.

Although the drug was developed in Europe, it will be comparable in price to, the overly expensive, Advaire. The reason, my guess, is, as George Duhbya Bush used to say, that "oceans no longer divide us". Or to put it a little more simply, Boehringer Ingelheim has went into cahoots with Pfizer

Spiriva is an alternative for adult asthmatics, researchers say.
Though some doctors have already been prescribing the drug, meant to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, for asthma, a new study confirms the benefit of such use.

September 19, 2010 Los Angeles Times

By Thomas H. Maugh II

Some physicians have already begun prescribing the drug for asthmatics because of the lack of suitable alternatives, but the new results from a major clinical trial provide a sound underpinning for such uses, experts said.

In particular, the drug is expected to provide an alternative to long-acting beta-agonists, such as Serevent, Advair and Symbicort, which have been shown occasionally to exacerbate asthma symptoms, leading to hospitalization and even death.
A particular strength of Spiriva, known generically as tiotropium bromide, is that its effects last for 24 hours or more, providing long-lasting relief for patients, said Dr. Michael D. Roth, a professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, who was not involved in the research. "It provides daylong relief, so that patients don't have to think about getting in trouble part way through the day," he said.
"When we're desperate, we throw the kitchen sink at patients, and tiotropium does give them some relief," added Dr. Paryus Patel, a pulmonary specialist at Marina Del Rey Hospital who said he already prescribes the drug on occasion. The new study, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine and reported Sunday at a meeting in Barcelona, Spain, of the European Respiratory Society, means that "people who shied away from using this now have an alternative for symptom relief."

Read more at the LA Times

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

USDA sued for giving the nod to Monsanto's GM sugar beets



I love it, Julia was always my favorite cooking show. I'm sure she would appreciate this humor, even the use of an aluminum pot to add a little metal to the mix. We didn't talk about it much back than, but , chances are , that this is a genetically modified sugar beet grown with Monsanto herbicides and pesticides.

If she were still around I'm sure the she would enjoy Googling...

Non-Profits Sue the USDA Over Genetically Modified Sugar Beets

by Sarah Parsons September 10, 2010
Food Policy, Gene Modification

When even government agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) break the law, it's kind of easy to understand why Americans are generally distrusting of lawmakers. Luckily, watchdog groups like Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety are here to keep USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and his underlings in line.

The two non-profits recently filed a lawsuit against the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on the behalf of the Center for Food Safety, Organic Seed Alliance, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and the Sierra Club. As I blogged earlier this week, the USDA recently announced that it would start issuing permits to plant Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE), Roundup Ready sugar beets. If that decision sets off alarm bells for you, here's why: Less than one month ago, a Federal District Court Judge ruled that the USDA could not legally approve GE sugar beets without first conducting an environmental impact statement (EIS), a process that typically takes about two years. The USDA disregarded the judge's ruling, jumped the gun, and now Earthjustice and Center for Food Safety lawyers are throwing the book at the agency. Bet those GE sugar beets don't taste so sweet now, huh, Vilsack?

Footnotes:

As you have probably guessed, sweetscam.com is in cahoots with Monsanto, and a part of the corporate structure that controls the White House through lobbyists and media control.

White sugar vs raw sugar

By Green Living Tips| Published 01/20/2007 | food

Sugar and the environment
What's the difference between white and raw sugar in terms of environmental impact? What about raw and brown sugar - are these the same product?  Read all about it..

Saturday, July 17, 2010

US funding for Israel weaponry reaches record levels

U.S.-Israel security cooperation

The Obama Administration's Approach to U.S.-Israel Security Cooperation: Preserving Israel's Qualitative Military Edge

The Obama Administration is proud to carry on the legacy of robust U.S. security assistance for Israel. Indeed, we are carrying this legacy to new heights at a time when Israel needs our support to address the multifaceted threats it faces.

For Fiscal Year 2010, the Administration requested $2.775 billion in security assistance funding specifically for Israel, the largest such request in U.S. history. Congress fully funded our request for FY 2010, and we have requested even more - $3.0 billion - for FY 2011. These requests fulfill the Administration’s commitment to implementing the 2007 memorandum of understanding with Israel to provide $30 billion in security assistance over 10 years.

This commitment directly supports Israel’s security, as it allows Israel to purchase the sophisticated defense equipment it needs to protect itself, deter aggressors, and maintain its qualitative military edge. Today, I can assure you that – even in challenging budgetary times – this Administration will continue to honor this 10-year, $30 billion commitment in future fiscal years.

Here is some of the exotic weaponry required by the Zionists to protect themselves from the turrist's in Gaza, The West Bank, and Lebanon


Here's another of Rafael's weapons that Israel uses to protect themselves,  promote peace, and spread Democracy. If the enemy runs in the house, they simply blow their doors off...G%

Thursday, July 8, 2010



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Alex Jones welcomes back to the show economist, former syndicated journalist, and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, Paul Craig Roberts. He is the author of The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice and How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds. Alex also talks with Washington, D.C.-based investigative journalist, author, columnist, and U.S. Navy veteran Wayne Madsen. Alex covers the latest news and takes your calls.



Although this video is a little fuzzy, I think that I know who this obvious plant is. I thought I had seen him before so, checking my past posts, I found that he looks like the shill promoting Caribou Barbies book signing. He does a lot of arm waving, with both arms, in the first video, and even though he is holding books is waving his left arm in the Palin video.









Geezerpower  November 18, 2009

Give me a break, this guy, Joe Verran, the obvious guy in the video, is a shill for corporate government. Check it out on Twitter by searching for joeverran. His profile shows him pictured by Caribou Barbie herself. Not only that, but he follows Bill Kristol and Karl Rove and is a known ACORN basher...TGFT (thank gawd for twitter). He is also an organiser for the so called Palin campaign and can be found on myspace.

As for Jerry Hauer...joined at the hip with Bu$hco

Jerome M. Hauer Chief Executive Officer, The Hauer Group

Prior to Sept. 11, 2001...
Mr. Hauer worked with Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as the first Director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management for New York City, charged with coordinating the city’s emergency response plans from February 1996 to March 2000. Mr. Hauer is a member of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s Health Advisory Board and has served on the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Evaluate R&D Needs for Improved Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorism Incidents.

Hollis Eden Pharmaceuticals inc.

Effective February 9, 2010, we changed our name from Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Harbor BioSciences, Inc.

Harbor BioSciences

Jerome M. Hauer
Chief Executive Officer, The Hauer Group

Mr. Hauer, age 55, has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2004. Mr. Hauer is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on bioterrorism and emergency preparedness, with over 20 years of experience in emergency management. Mr. Hauer currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of The Hauer Group LLC, a consulting firm. Previously, Mr. Hauer served as Senior Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations from January 2005 to March 2006. He previously served as Executive Director of the Response to Emergencies and Disasters Institute (READI) and Associate Professor, School of Public Health at The George Washington University from November 2003 to October 2004. During the events of September 11, 2001 and the nation’s anthrax crisis that followed, Mr. Hauer served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for National Security and Emergency Management from June 2001 to November 2003. In June 2002, HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson named Mr. Hauer as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness. In this role, Mr. Hauer was responsible for coordinating the country’s medical and public health preparedness and response to emergencies, including acts of biological, chemical and nuclear terrorism. Prior to serving at HHS, Mr. Hauer worked with Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as the first Director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management for New York City, charged with coordinating the city’s emergency response plans from February 1996 to March 2000. Mr. Hauer is a member of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s Health Advisory Board and has served on the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Evaluate R&D Needs for Improved Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorism Incidents. Mr. Hauer is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Outstanding Alumni of the Year from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the Indiana Commendation Medal for Exceptional Meritorious Service, the Legion of Hoosier Heroes Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from NYU. He also is a member of the New York City Police Department’s Honor Legion, and is an honorary Assistant Chief in the New York City Fire Department. Mr. Hauer graduated from New York University with a B.A. degree in psychology and history and from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with a Master’s degree.

Credits to brasschecktv.com

Excellent expose on Jerome Hauer by Winter Patriot

Does anyone remember the FDNY Terrorism Preparedness Taskforce


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log cabin republicans

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jumping Spiders...Here's lookin atcha



When I was a kid, in the 1940's, we lived in the San Joaquin valley in California. My folks operated a little convenience store and service station, for a while, that sold beer wine and convenience food. My dad had a preying mantis that lived on the store counter and pet spiders that lived in webs around the corners of the windows, so it is a treat to now see close ups of these little bug catchers. There were a lot of Black Widows around there, so I learned early to be careful about turning over a board or crawling under a porch, but grew up having respect for spiders in general. 

I now live in the Pacific North West, and still keep a few spider pets myself. The only one that I really worry about, and sometimes have to kill, is the Hobo Spider. It is not native to this area and can cause a nasty bite that can have adverse affects. It is large, aggressive, and runs fast, so if you see one either catch it or kill it because it is not bashful about taking up residence in your home. 
Hobo Spider imagethanks to....  JeremyHall's photostream

For more information on Hobo Spiders see HoboSpider.com

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Porn star to run as Republican for David Vitters senate seat



Caribou Barbie might be carrying things a little too far with her motorcycle jacket, but, by the same token, so is Stormy Daniels who claims that she is running against David Vitter for his senate seat.

While it is rumored that Sarah owns a Harley, it turns out that it was a brand new pink Harley used as a promotion when she was Governor of Alaska and was never ridden. The old school motorcycle gangs, like the Hell's Angels, and the Gypsie Jokers, if they notice, will be less than impressed by Palin's role in down and dirty politics. The Republican agenda, has made her the sweet heart of the hardcore activists in the corporate government, while McCane limps along in the background listening to talk about  Palin for president. Does the man have any pride? I don't know how far Sarah will go with all this, but there is no way that she can compete with Daniels brand of politics.




Stormy Daniels Back Into Louisiana US Senate Race As Republican?

Written by: BayouBuzz Staff

According to a press release, porn star, Stormy Daniels, has stated that she will announce on April 15 whether she will run for US Senate from Louisiana And if she does, it would be as a Republican..

Currently, the two major candidates are Republican Senator David Vitter and Democrat, US Rep. Charlie Melancon.

Daniels ties her possible decision to recent events with the National Republican Party.

The porn star’s entry into the field has brought national attention to the election because of David Vitter’s admission of sin associated with the Washington DC Madam case.

read more at BayouBuzz

Friday, March 26, 2010

AIPAC Hawk, Alan Dershowitz of AIPAC vs. Hadar Susskind of J Street



Politico March 22, 2010

Ben Smith March 22, 2010

The tensions between the pro-Israel juggernaut AIPAC and the rival Jewish group J Street, which was created as a left-leaning alternative, played out in public at AIPAC's policy conference today.

The two groups have tried recently to avoid open hostility as J Street has sought to position itself inside the mainstream of American Jewish politics. An AIPAC official attended J Street's recent conference, and two J Street officials, Hadar Susskind and Amy Spitalnick, were on hand at AIPAC's gathering today.

Susskind was giving interviews to the BBC and to the liberal Israeli paper Haaretz at the Washington Convention Center, just outside the security screening, when the hawkish Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz approached. The men got into what three people present described as a heated, but civil, argument over J Street's role, and whether it could properly be described as "pro-Israel." A crowd gathered, and AIPAC security tried to push the argument outside the building

Monday, March 15, 2010

Courts Rule: No Link to Vaccines and Autism: Thimerosal is A OK



Well folks,if you're a skeptical as I am of the corporate government sponsored immunization program, you will probably raise an eyebrow at the court rulings made last Friday. Three judges ruled Friday in three separate cases that thimerosal, a preservative containing mercury, does not cause autism.

This don't affect me, but it sure affects my grandchildren, some of who have recieved the Swine Flu vaccine. Looks to me like almost all of the kids in public schools have recieved it. I'm over 70 years old, and I'll be damned if I'll get it, but the educational system, being very matter of fact about it, seems to get their way.

IMHO: The idea of an epedemic, when you look into it, is a hoax and the so called H1N1 virus is the same one that has been around since WW1. The weird stuff, that a lot of are suffering from today, is actually caused by a mycoplasma that resembles bacteria but acts like a virus.

Frankly, my method of acquiring immunity is a trip to the super market, where you will be exposed to all of the latest bugs just by grabbing the handle of the shopping cart. Yep, even the dreaded Swine Flu, which spreads rampantly after the local school kids are inoculated by the oral vaccine.

Anyways, it sure rattles my cage that the AMA& the FDA will not make Big Pharma do something about mercury in the vaccine. After-all, the FDA does admit that we should only eat fish once a week, and that tuna fish is the worst. It's  like...should we give up our tunafish sandwich for the profits of the pharmaceutical industry?

Here's Robert F. Kennedy's take on this

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Reconciliation? Isn't that just another word for acquiescence?



Reconciliation: Definition from the 1895 Edition of Funk & Wagnels

Acquiescence is a legal term used to describe an act of a person in knowingly standing by without raising any objection to infringement of his rights, when someone else is unknowingly and honestly putting in his resources under the impression that the said rights actually belong to him. Consequently, the person whose rights are infringed cannot anymore make a claim against the infringer or succeed in an injunction suit due to his conduct. The term is most generally, "permission" given by silence or passiveness. Acceptance or agreement by keeping quiet or by not making objections.

So, I guess that the question is...Who is being reconciled here? We the people or the corporate government?
Dennis Kucinich is saying, in essence, that the Corporate interests must reconcile themselves to the interests of We The People. The majority of the people want an adequate health insurance program with a public option, preferably an option that guarantees health care that is not ran by profit motivated corporations. The alternative health care program set up by the corporate controlled senate will cost more than the one that is already in place and will produce government legislation that will force folks to buy insurance that couldn't afford it in the first place, while corporate executives skim off record profits and bonuses.

Saturday, March 13, 2010



Taliban claims deadly suicide attack in Pakistan

CNN March 13, 2010

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 13 people and injured dozens in the northwest part of the country Saturday, authorities said.

The attack at a security checkpoint in the city of Saidu Sharif injured 37, according to Ibrahim Khan, a police official in the Swat District, where the military launched an offensive against the Taliban last year. The city is near Mingora, the largest city in the district.

Khan said the suicide attacker, who was dropped off on a rickshaw, approached a checkpoint manned by police and military personnel.

Security personnel opened fire when the attacker refused to stop. Moments later, the attacker detonated explosives.

Azam Tariq, a spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, told CNN by phone that his organization takes responsibility for the deadly blasts in Lahore on Friday and the attack Saturday.

The Saturday blast comes a day after a twin suicide bombing on a military convoy in Lahore killed 44 people and injured nearly 100 others. Assailants targeted military convoys, approaching on foot and detonating their explosives 15 to 20 seconds apart, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah said. Five of the dead were Pakistani soldiers, he said.

"Pakistan has become a colony of Blackwater," Tariq said, referring to the company now known as Xe Services that provided security to U.S. officials in Iraq.

"The government of Pakistan has become puppet of U.S," he added.

Tariq warned that failure to halt operations against the Taliban will lead to more attacks.

"Our 2,000 suicide bombers, who have already spread across the country, will act against security personnel and government installations," Tariq said.

Tariq said the attacks on both days were a retaliation for the killing of innocent "Mujahedeen" by Pakistani government under the orders of the United States. A Pakistani crackdown on militants has resulted in the arrests of top Taliban.

After the twin bombings Friday, a series of low-level blasts occurred in succession in the Iqbal Town area of the city that night. Three people were injured in the blasts and damage was minimal, Lahore Police said.

Earlier this week, gunmen entered a North West Frontier Province compound of the humanitarian agency World Vision, threw grenades, opened fire on the staff inside and detonated a homemade bomb before leaving, according to a World Vision statement.

Richard Holbrook

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kit Bond: Just another. One Voiced, Neo Corporate, Crook inherited from Bu$hco



A predictable member of the corporate superstructure that was imported from Bu$hco; Kit will do and say anything that greases the skids for the Neo Republicon agenda. Some of his main contributors are Boeing and Monsanto. He is involved in"Vote Smart", which is, in my opinion, mind control for dummies.

Our legal rights are eroding because of one voiced neo conservatives like him that fight meaningful change and promote the corporate government that Obama inherited. A substantial majority of Americans -- 65 percent to 33 percent -- believe that it was the correct action for the FBI to read him those rights, including the right to remain silent, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted Feb. 12-15.







And here's a more rational viewpoint from Crooks and Liars

Friday, February 26, 2010

Haiti and the Aid Racket



Well, I've got to say, the reality of seeing the leaders of three different administrations speaking from one script certainly raises the hair on my neck. It's like they have all become clones for the New World Order, I mean like...scope on Hillary on this video as she predictably mouths the NWO agenda. Even World Bank President Robert Zoellick, who was appointed by Duhhbya to replace Paul Wolfowitz,is in on it. His opinion on the Haiti disaster? The devastation gave the "opportunity to build back better."

Yesterday Clinton made no bones about his advocacy for NGO's as he brought this global citizenship message to Berkeley

How NGOs are Profiting Off a Grave Situation

counterpunch.org Feb. 24, 2010

By ASHLEY SMITH

It's now more than a month since the earthquake that laid waste to Port-au-Prince, killing more than 200,000 people and thrusting millions of people into the most desperate conditions.

But according to the U.S. government, Haitians have a lot to be thankful for.

On February 12, the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Ken Merten boasted, "In terms of humanitarian aid delivery...frankly, it's working really well, and I believe that this will be something that people will be able to look back on in the future as a model for how we've been able to sort ourselves out as donors on the ground and responding to an earthquake."

Bill Quigley, the legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, had a simple response to Merten's claim: "What? Haiti is a model of how the international government and donor community should respond to an earthquake? The ambassador must be overworked and need some R&R. Look at the facts."

What are the facts? The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that "more than 3 million people--one in every three Haitians--were severely affected by the earthquake, of whom 2 million need regular food aid. Over 1.1 million people are homeless, many of them still living under sheets and cardboard in makeshift camps. The government of Haiti estimates that at least 300,000 people were injured during the quake."

So far, the relief effort has only managed to provide 270,000 people with basic shelters like tents. More than 1 million people still have little access to food and water and have to scrape by to find sustenance. Even worse, because the relief operation is so inefficient, Haitians report that some of the food spends so long at the airport that it is rotten by the time it gets to the hungry.

Read article

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rahm Emanuel serves Obama exactly as he served Bill Clinton: As a Zionist


Chief of Staff Draws Fire From Left as Obama Falters

Wall Street Journal

By PETER WALLSTEN JANUARY 26, 2010

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's liberal backers have a long list of grievances. The Guantanamo Bay prison is still open. Health care hasn't been transformed. And Wall Street banks are still paying huge bonuses.

But they are directing their anger less at Mr. Obama than at the man who works down the hall from him. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, they say, is the prime obstacle to the changes they thought Mr. Obama's election would bring.

Some observers say Rahm Emanuel is losing favor with liberal Democrats. Could his job be on the line? Kelsey Hubbard talks with WSJ's Peter Wallsten about the future of President Obama's chief of staff.

The friction was laid bare in August when Mr. Emanuel showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides. Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama's health-care overhaul.

"F—ing retarded," Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on health care and other top legislative items.




Deja-Vu? Not being up to date on Emanuel's history, I wondered why, with his Zionist connections, he was chose as senior adviser by Obama. So, being kind of  kicked back in the now, went straight to the Wiki. I wasn't disappointed.

Some highlights:
*At the start of then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton's presidential primary campaign, Emanuel was appointed to direct the campaign's finance committee.

*Following the campaign, Emanuel became a senior advisor to Clinton at the White House from 1993 to 1998. In the White House, Emanuel was initially Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and then Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy.

*He was a leading strategist in the unsuccessful White House efforts to institute universal healthcare; and many other Clinton initiatives
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*Emanuel was named to the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ("Freddie Mac") by then President Bill Clinton in 2000.


Rahm Israel Emanuel

Rahm Israel Emanuel; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician currently serving as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He served previously as Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 5th congressional district from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 to take up his current position in the Obama Administration.

Emanuel was chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2006 mid-term elections and remained a top strategist for House Democrats during the 2008 cycle. After Democrats regained control of the House in 2006, Emanuel was elected chairman of the Democratic Caucus. This made him the fourth-ranking House Democrat, behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Two days after Obama's election victory, he was announced as Barack Obama's designate for White House Chief of Staff. Emanuel resigned from the House on January 2, 2009 and began his current job on January 20, 2009, the day of Obama's inauguration.

Beyond the Left

Son of a Zionist Terrorist: Rahm Emanuel’s Dirty Secret


The Peoples Voice

Christopher Bollyn 06/05/08

The new "golden boy" of the Democrat Party, the Israeli-American congressman Rahm Emanuel, is the son of terrorist. Really, I am not making this up, the chief power-broker of the Democrat Party, the 5-and-a-half foot foul-mouthed Israeli named Rahm, is the son of terrorist – a real living terrorist.

So, what do we do as citizens of the land of the free and the home of the brave fighting the War on Terror? Do we run and hide from the foul-mouthed little Israeli who danced ballet and swears for effect - or do we laugh? Or do we demand answers? How can we respect a U.S. Congressman who served in a foreign army and whose father was a terrorist?

Rep. Rahm Benjamin Emanuel, the Democrat congressman for the 5th District of Illinois in Chicago is the son of an Israeli terrorist. Rahm's father, Benjamin, was a member of the Irgun, the Zionist terrorist organization that coined a new word as they blew up hotels, train stations, and other buildings in Palestine in the 1930s and 40s.

Rahm was an Israeli citizen until he was 18 years old, when for obvious reasons he hid his Israeli passport in his underwear drawer. In 1991, however, he pulled his Israeli passport out and went and reportedly joined the Israeli Army to defend Zion from Saddam's Scuds.

Irgun, the army of his father, is short for Irgun Zvai Leumi, which supposedly means something like "National Military Organization" in Hebrew. As a matter of fact, the Irgun was simply a terrorist Zionist group that operated in Palestine from 1931 to 1948. They killed innocent Palestinians and British soldiers and blew up buildings.

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