Friday, August 31, 2012

Brandon Turbeville - Agenda 21 & the COG Strategy Pt. 1

LA city council calls DEA to enforce repealed ban on marijuana dispensaries

Activist Post
August 31, 2012

Medical marijuana has been legal in California for 16 years, but a few weeks ago the Los Angeles city council voted to ban marijuana dispensaries from the city, citing that too many existed.

The ban still allowed patients to group together and grow marijuana in their homes, but many patients said they don't have the time or resources to grow medical-grade cannabis.

It took less than two weeks for patients and activists to turn in enough signatures to repeal the ban and force a referendum to let the voters decide. They needed 27,425 signatures and they turned in over 50,000.

The LA Times pointed out that activists admit they're using this tactic to try to get the council to compromise for a more lenient ban that grandfathers in existing dispensaries:

Members of both groups admit that they are using the referendum as a political tactic to force lawmakers to overturn the ban and adopt a more lenient ordinance that would allow the pre-moratorium dispensaries to remain open.
According to local laws, the city council's ban which was set to take effect next week must be suspended until the petition is confirmed and then put to the voters in the form of a referendum.

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FEMA needs another 1 Million MRE’s due to Hurricane Isaac – tomorrow Read more:

James Smith
Prepper Podcast Radio Network
August 31, 2012

Due to Hurricane Isaac landfall and subsequent stalling, the Department of Homeland Security finds that they need 1,100,000 low sodium MRE’s to cope with the sudden demand.
And they literally need them tomorrow. The shipment date is set for 1 September 2012. From the solicitation:
FEMA requires Reduced Sodium Meals.   All meals must be shelf stable, self-heating, and include an entrée along with additional meal components that can be consumed either as part of the meal or reserved for a supplemental snack. The meals should provide a variety of nutrient dense foods that reflect the basic food groups.  Saturated and trans fats, sodium and added sugars should be limited.  Nuts are NOT to be included due to diverticulitis and allergy conditions.   Meal components should be appropriate for consumption by the full range of disaster survivors including children and seniors (65 years and older).  Each case shall include at least six varieties of entrée meal. All meals/kits must have 30-36 months long shelf-life remaining upon delivery.  No beverages or drink mixes required.  Meals should include: utensil package, napkin, salt and pepper, and salt free seasoning packet.

6 New GMO Crops that May Soon Hit Your Dinner Table

Lisa Garber
Activist Post
August 30, 2012

Remember when the USDA gave Monsanto’s new GMO crops the fast track to approval? Regardless of the numerous accounts of organ damage, pesticide-resistant weeds, and unintentionally mutated organisms like resistant insects, our own government is manipulating the game to let “biotech bullies” like Monsanto get speedier regulatory reviews. Consequently, the environment, livestock, and consumers will be exposed to even greater danger.

As stated in their press release, the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, envisions transforming the USDA “into a high-performing organization that focuses on its customers.” We’d like to think that we, the consumers, are those customers. The likes of Monsanto, Dow, and Syngenta, however, would probably disagree.

6 New GMO Crops to Act Against

Here’s your chance to tell the USDA otherwise. The first two crops on this list have been on the old, slower-track approval process, which allows 60 days for the public to comment. The remaining four are new additions but are on the fast track, meaning we still only have until September 11th of 2012 to have our say before these seeds hit the soil and, maybe, your dinner table.

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Morgan Stanley is Insolvent – Only a Matter of Time Before Total Financial Collapse

Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism
August 30, 2012

The fall of the House of Morgan has begun as stock prices on the global market at Morgan Stanley (MS) begin to fall on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

According to Rick Wiles: “I’m hearing rumors that another major financial house is going to implode. In fact, the name I’ve been given is Morgan Stanley . . . It’s going to be put on the sacrificial alter by the financial elite.”

MS, technically speaking, is classified as insolvent based on mark-to-market valuation. By selling off non-core assets, MS has been able to “reduce its European exposure” through the manipulation of hedge funds and allocation of funds to failing financial corporations. Some mainstream media outlets tout that the Federal Reserve Bank will come in and assist MS in their insolvency and that MS “just isn’t going out of business anytime soon.”

However, on the bond market, MS is being treated like “a junk-rated company.” Moody’s, the rating agency that sells their ratings to whomever will pay for a triple A score, have announced they will downgradge MS’ ratings which would put all US banks at risk.

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Stop Imperialism - Episode 37

Eric Draitser
Stop Imperialism

In today's episode:
  • 1. Syria 
  • 2. Iran (NAM Summit)
  • 3. Iran (Economic Development)
  • 4. Russia (International) 
  • 5. Russia (Domestic) 
  • 6. Africa (Around the Continent)
  • 7. Under the Radar  

To Stop the Killing in Syria, Fulfill JFK’s Promise to Break Up the CIA

Why Americans Must End America’s Self-Generating Wars

Peter Dale Scott
Global Research
August 30, 2012

The most urgent political challenge to the world today is how to prevent the so-called “pax Americana” from progressively degenerating, like the 19th-century so-called “pax Britannica” before it, into major global warfare. I say “so-called,” because each “pax,” in its final stages, became less and less peaceful, less and less orderly, more and more a naked imposition of belligerent competitive power based on inequality.

To define this prevention of war as an achievable goal may sound pretentious. But the necessary steps to be taken are above all achievable here at home in America. And what is needed is not some radical and untested new policy, but a much-needed realistic reassessment and progressive scaling back of two discredited policies that are themselves new, and demonstrably counterproductive.

I am referring above all to America’s so-called War on Terror. American politics, both foreign and domestic, are being increasingly deformed by a war on terrorism that is counter-productive, producing more terrorists every year than eliminates. It is also profoundly dishonest, in that Washington’s policies actually contribute to the funding and arming of the jihadists that it nominally opposes.

Above all the War on Terror is a self-generating war, because, as many experts have warned, it produces more terrorists than it eliminates. And it has become inextricably combined with America’s earlier self-generating and hopelessly unwinnable war, the so-called War on Drugs.

The two self-generating wars have in effect become one. By launching a War on Drugs in Colombia and Mexico, America has contributed to a parastate of organized terror in Colombia (the so-called AUC, United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia) and an even bloodier reign of terror in Mexico (with 50,000 killed in the last six years).1 By launching a War on Terror in Afghanistan in 2001, America has contributed to a doubling of opium production there, making Afghanistan now the source of 90 percent of the world’s heroin and most of the world’s hashish.2

Profile of the Republicans: Wall Street’s Reactionary Party

Webster G. Tarpley
August 24, 2012

Unless Hurricane Isaac interferes, the US Republican Party will convene next week in Tampa, Florida to nominate the Wall Street raider Mitt Romney for president of the United States.

The Republican Party has been meeting every four years since 1856, and a sociological profile of its factions may suggest what Romney would do if the US financier establishment succeeds in putting him in the White House.

The Democratic Party and the Republican Party have in common that they organize diverse and contradictory social groups in order to secure the power of Wall Street financiers and their allies over US society. But the social groups each party attempts to mobilize and control are different, and this means that they must use different ideologies to accomplish their task. Since the interests of 99% of the entire society are violently opposed to the demands of the Wall Street 1%, these party ideologies are necessarily demagogic and deceptive, on both sides… Continue Reading “The Republicans: Wall Street’s Reactionary Party,” Exclusively at PressTV

Fascist-Style Threats from French Foreign Minister Fabius Against Syria and Assad

US failed at regime change in Syria: Webster Tarpley

Arab monarchies of Persian Gulf: Relics of barbarism, handwriting on the wall

Webster G. Tarpley
August 17, 2012

Recent months have provided the world with a grotesque spectacle of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the other reactionary Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf pretending to take the lead in the struggle for democracy and human rights in a number of countries, most recently Syria.

Now, there are numerous signs that a revolutionary upsurge may soon be on the agenda in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, with Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Oman possibly not far behind. The successful overthrow of the oppressive monarchies of these nations would be an event of world historical significance, and would represent a victory for world peace and a grievous defeat for the imperialist world domination of Washington and London.

Grass Roots Response to Anti-Austerity Call: Wall Street Must Pay for the Depression – Not the American People!