Friday, January 31, 2014

Girl Banned From Selling Cupcakes Proves Government Out of Control

Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
January 31, 2014

Image: Cupcakes (Wikimedia Commons).
America is being suffocated to death by red tape.  You are about to read about an 11-year-old girl in Illinois that had her cupcake business brutally shut down by government bureaucrats.  Her name is Chloe Stirling and her crime was doing something that we used to applaud young people in America for doing. 

Instead of sitting on her sofa and watching television all day, she actually started her own business.  And it turned out there her little business started thriving.  In fact, it started doing so well that a local newspaper took notice of it.  Well, that is when the control freaks swooped in and took her business away and banned her from selling any more cupcakes.  The really sad thing is that people are being paid to do this with our tax dollars.  All over America, little entrepreneurs are having their lemonade stands shut down and are being banned from selling Girl Scout cookies, and our tax dollars are paying the people that are doing it.  As I wrote about earlier this month, the level of economic freedom in the United States is at an all-time low, and it gets worse with each passing year.  The country that so many of us love is dying, and it is being replaced with something that I like to call “the USSA”.

In the Union of Soviet Socialist Americans, you have to have a government “license” or “permit” to do just about anything.  If the government does not give you permission, you can get into a whole lot of trouble.
Little 11-year-old Chloe Stirling must have thought that this was still the nation that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson once founded, because she dared to actually start a business and sell cupcakes to the public.  Little did she know that she would soon make national news

An 11-year-old girl from Illinois got a dose of regulation American-style this week when local government officials shut down her cupcake business.

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American State of the Union: A Festival of Lies

Glen Ford
Black Agenda Report
(Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
“Believe it,” said the current Prevaricator-in-Chief, in the conclusion to his annual litany lies. President Obama’s specialty, honed to theatrical near-perfection over five disastrous years, is in crafting the sympathetic lie, designed to suspend disbelief among those targeted for oblivion, through displays of empathy for the victims. In contrast to the aggressive insults and bluster employed by Republican political actors, whose goal is to incite racist passions against the Other, the sympathetic Democratic liar disarms those who are about to be sacrificed by pretending to feel their pain.US president Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. 

Barack Obama, who has presided over the sharpest increases in economic inequality in U.S. history, adopts the persona of public advocate, reciting wrongs inflicted by unseen and unknown forces that have “deepened” the gap between the rich and the rest of us and “stalled” upward mobility. Having spent half a decade stuffing tens of trillions of dollars into the accounts of an ever shrinking gaggle of financial capitalists, Obama declares this to be “a year of action” in the opposite direction. “Believe it.” And if you do believe it, then crown him the Most Effective Liar of the young century.

Lies of omission are even more despicable than the overt variety, because they hide. The potentially most devastating Obama contribution to economic inequality is being crafted in secret by hundreds of corporate lobbyists and lawyers and their revolving-door counterparts in government. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, described as “NAFTA on steroids,” would accelerate the global Race to the Bottom that has made a wasteland of American manufacturing, plunging the working class into levels of poverty and insecurity without parallel in most people’s lifetimes, and totally eviscerating the meager gains of three generations of African Americans. Yet, the closest Obama came to even an oblique allusion to his great crime-in-the-making, was to announce that “new trade partnerships with Europe and the Asia-Pacific will help [small businesses] create even more jobs. We need to work together on tools like bipartisan trade promotion authority to protect our workers, protect our environment and open new markets to new goods stamped ‘Made in the USA.’" Like NAFTA twenty years ago – only far bigger and more diabolically destructive – TPP will have the opposite effect, destroying millions more jobs and further deepening worker insecurity. The Trans Pacific Partnership expands the legal basis for global economic inequalities – which is why the negotiations are secret, and why the treaty’s name could not be spoken in the State of the Union address. It is a lie of omission of global proportions. Give Obama his crown.

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Sleeping Elderly Woman Awakes to Police Dog Attack

Amanda Warren
Activist Post

Katharina Lambert, age 88, was sleeping in her own home in San Bernardino, California.

At around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 23rd, 2013, her silent burglar alarm allegedly went active.

If true, as police say, this does not explain the way they responded. With no warrants, no pressing circumstances, no announcement and no warning about a dog; three officers entered her home and officer J. Echevarria released an attack dog that quickly went to her bedroom.

Georgia Police Strip Search Drivers During Minor Traffic Stops

Mikael Thalen
Story Leak
January 31, 2014

An investigation out of Georgia has uncovered multiple police departments engaged in strip searches as well as searches inside the pants of drivers pulled over for minor traffic violations.

A driver argues against an officer’s illegal search off camera as he is forced to unbuckle his pants (2:05).

“He was like, ‘Just unbuckle all your clothes’ and put his hands down inside my pants,” Terry Phillips told Channel 2 Action News.

While sitting in the passenger seat after his wife was pulled over for a suspended registration, Phillips was unexpectedly ordered to exit the vehicle by Forest Park police. Coming up empty on a vehicle search, police suddenly turned their attention back towards Phillips, demanding he submit to a search as well.

Expecting a legal, outside the clothes pat down, Phillips consented to the officer’s requests, only to have the officer demand he pull down his pants on the side of the road.

“That’s illegal, man, you can’t do that. You can’t do that,” Phillips told the officer.

Noting that Phillips was aware of his rights, the officer suddenly claimed to smell marijuana, demanding Phillips remain still as he continued his illegal search.

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Brandon Turbeville Speaking At Coffee Etc in Mullins, S.C. February 18, 2014. 7pm.

Brandon Turbeville Speaking At Coffee Etc in Mullins, S.C. February 18, 2014. 7pm.

Brandon Turbeville will be conducted a lecture at Coffee Etc. in Mullins, S.C. on February 18, 2014 at 7pm. Brandon will be discussing the dangers of vaccination in a presentation that will last from 30 min to 1 hour. The event is free to the public.

Coffee Etc. is located at 203 S. Park St. Mullins, S.C. 29574.

Is Israel a "Jewish Nation"? Is the US an "American Nation"?

Ira Chernus
Common Dreams 
(Ahmad Gharabi/AFP/Getty Images)

When Barack Obama referred to Israel as "a Jewish state" in his State of the Union speech, those three little words were meant to carry a very big message. In his effort to force Israelis and Palestinians to an agreement, Obama will apparently take the Israeli side on an issue that isn't get much notice but "may be even more intractable than old ones like security and settlements," as the New York Times' Jodi Rudoren recently reported: "a demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as ... 'the nation-state of the Jewish people.'”

The Palestinians are resisting the demand, fearing "that recognizing Israel as a Jewish state would disenfranchise its 1.6 million Arab citizens [and] undercut the right of return for millions of Palestinian refugees," Rudoren reports. Israeli leaders respond "that the refugee question can be resolved separately and that the status of Israel’s Arab minority can be protected."

The refugee question can probably be resolved separately. Roughly a decade ago the Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat suggested on the Times op-ed page that he would accept a token return of refugees and a huge monetary compensation for the rest. That idea has become a standard part of the settlement outline that has been assumed by most observers for years.

The money will come mainly from the United States, just as the U.S. agreed in 1978 to pay relatively huge amounts to Israel and Egypt each year as long as they keep the peace agreement they signed then. That's one reason Americans have a personal interest in the outcome of the current talks.

As for Arab rights, Israel has been abridging them throughout its history. There's little reason to think an official recognition of Israel as "the nation-state of the Jews" would change the status of Arab Israelis in any major way.

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Another Poll Confirms Emerging Marijuana Majority

Phillip Smith
Activist Post

They just keep on coming--polls showing a majority nationwide in favor of marijuana legalization. The latest is from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.

In the WSJ.NBC poll (the marijuana question is question 20) released yesterday, a solid 55% majority said they favored allowing adults to buy small amounts of marijuana from state-licensed businesses. That's in line with a slew of recent polls showing support for marijuana legalization either at the tipping point or beyond it.

Spy Agencies Work On Psychologically Profiling Everyone

Washington’s Blog
January 31, 2014

Newly-released documents from Edward Snowden show that the NSA and other spy agencies are tracking people’s psychological and lifestyle traits such as sexual preference, extroversion-versus-introversion, and whether people are leaders or followers.  See this and this.

For example, the following are slides leaked by Snowden from Britain’s spy service regarding profiling people psychologically:


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Kerry, Ban Ki-moon Threaten Wider War in Syria; State Department Backs Ukraine Fascist Mobs; Yellen’s QE3 Support for Toxic Derivatives Crumbling; Davos Financiers Study Ways to Defeat Coming Mass Strike

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D. – World Crisis Radio
January 25, 2014


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Walmart Manual Teaches Managers to Spot Disgruntled Employees

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

If Walmart does not hold the title of “Most Evil Retail Corporation” as of yet, it appears to be doing everything within its power to achieve that name. Aside from destroying small businesses across the country as well as the towns that used to house them, operating incredibly atrocious production facilities, engaging in abuse of workers, and providing genuinely poor service and prices, Walmart remains determined to suck up every last dollar that it has immorally taken from the working poor over the last fifty or so years.

Even when Walmart workers themselves have finally been pushed beyond what they are able to stand, the corporation is incapable of providing concessions to even the most reasonable demands.

Thus, as Walmart workers have been forced to take action in the form of strikes and political/consumer pressure, Walmart steadfastly refuses to exhibit anything resembling humanity or even basic fairness.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Big Pharma and Corporate Media Team Up For Pro-Vaccine Propaganda

Dees Illustration
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Every year, flu vaccine propaganda is ramped up by the pharmaceutical industry and its mouthpiece media, which then gives way to a second round (pun intended) of vaccine propaganda pushing toxic vaccinations for a variety of diseases, only then to be followed by the demonization of nutritional supplements. Around mid-January, rinse and repeat – (flu, childhood vaccine, and anti-supplement propaganda).

Thus, at the end of 2013, the American public was met with an onslaught of fear-mongering propaganda predicting flu pandemics and imminent death if vaccination was not immediately sought. We then saw the major propaganda assault regarding the safety and effectiveness of vitamins and minerals by the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Now, in early 2014, we are witnessing another propaganda assault against the “anti-vaccination” movement with claims of increased outbreaks and apocalyptic scenes of sickness.

The latest propaganda push comes not from the medical industry per se, however, but from an organization usually more focused on the spread of globalism, free trade, culture creation, and other domestic/international governmental policies, the Council on Foreign Relations.

10 Reasons To Join The Global March Against Geoengineering

Global March
Nicholas West and Zen Gardner
Activist Post

The debate over the "conspiracy" known as chemtrails, a major part of the growing geoengineering program, has shifted from the existence of the program, to how and why it is being employed. Environmental activism has been so resolute in getting enough people to look up and question what is happening in the skies above them that we are now at the next stage: bringing about an end to the toxic activity of chemtrails and eventually halting other mad geoengineering efforts now under way as well.

Saturday January 25th is the culmination of many local events that have come before - a global march against chemtrails and geoengineering. It is essential for people to gather, discuss, and develop strategies for further action that can help protect the planet for future generations.

Here are 10 reasons why you should consider becoming involved in this mass protest:

Bully Nurse Harasses Parents of Unvaccinated Baby at Michigan Hospital

Missy Fluegge

oliver-varicella-vaccinesA nurse at a Michigan urgent care center recently berated parents in front of other patients for not vaccinating their baby, arguably violating a federal law that guarantees patients’ right to privacy. Her unprofessional behavior committed a great disservice to nurses everywhere, her employer, and especially the parents who visited the Detroit Medical Center Surgery Hospital in Madison Heights with their son.

According to the parents, who were seeking medical attention for their eight month-old baby, “Oliver,” the nurse who was stationed at the admitting desk diagnosed their son with chicken pox and announced fabricated details about their son’s medical condition to the other patients who were awaiting care.

While Oliver’s parents were waiting for their turn to visit with a doctor, the nurse pointed at their baby and  announced to other patients in the waiting room, “This child is unvaccinated!” She then directed the other patients to move to an adjacent waiting room.

Her negligence reached a dangerous level when she urged the parents to vaccinate their son, who was ill at the time.

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The Ultimate Killing Machine - GMOs

Stephanie Relfe
Activist Post

It looks the same — the bread, pies, sodas, even corn on the cob. So much of what we eat every day looks just like it did 20 years ago. But something profoundly different has happened without our knowledge or consent. And according to leading doctors, what we don’t know is already hurting us big time.

What are GMOs? -- GMO stands for "Genetically Modified Organism". Sometimes the initials "GM" are used, which stands for "Genetically Modified". Genetic engineering is very different from normal breeding because it involves taking genes from a completely different species and inserting them into the DNA of another species of plant or even of an animal.

For the first time in history, bacteria, plants and animals can all be mixed up together. For example, right now the DNA of bacteria is put into food plants.

Feds Steal $27K from Traveler and Keep It Forever, Even Though No Charges Were Filed

Kimberly Paxton
Activist Post

The Feds have a great little business going. At this rate, it’s beyond me how we have any money problems.

US Customs and Border Patrol confiscate money like it’s their job.

That’s because, well…it is.

You know how you hear those stories about shifty Customs agents in dark Third World airports, rifling through luggage, stealing things from innocent travelers, and setting them up for crimes? Well, as it turns out, they’ve got nothing on the good old USA. Billions are “generated” every year as Customs taxes and/or steals from those entering the country.

A couple visiting the US from Ghana had an encounter with Customs officers at the Philadelphia International Airport that they won’t soon forget.

New Bill Incites Fears of "Fringe" Beliefs in Schools

"Please don't ask..."
Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Upon first reading reports of an "anti-science" and "muzzling" bill, you could easily get the impression that "mum's the word" for any further discussion on science/health topics like GMOs, vaccines, climate change, raw milk etc. One recent report accidentally left out a crucial word that changes the entire meaning of Virginia House Bill 207, sponsored by Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton).

When reading the bill, it appears to lift a muzzle and encourage more analysis - why is that making people so angry? It's receiving all kinds of backlash from local media, teachers and educational organizations. The flak focuses on what they view as a move to push creationism into schools.

Turns out, the real fear is, "fringe" beliefs seeping into the classroom.

Walmart Offers Goofy (Mostly Legal) Talking Points So Workers Will Hate Unions Like They Do

Abby Zimet
Common Dreams

Occupy Wall Street has gotten its hands on some nifty anti-union training documents that an increasingly beleaguered Walmart has evidently devised in its efforts to keep the populist throngs from their slimy gates. Offering the banal, utterly spurious argument that unions are just after their money (a whole $5 a month), the scripts stress loyalty to the brand, "open communication," and the need to promptly report any talk of unions to a commie hot line. And the dialogue! So snappy!

Sample 1:

Female Associate: Hey I have a quick question for you

Male Associate: Sure

Female Associate: Hey I was talking to one of the guys in my area and they told me that we could get an automatic increase in pay if we got a union in the store. Is that true?

Male Associate: Hmm, well that's a good question LaTonya, and thanks for asking, but you know our company doesn't feel that associates should have to spend their hard earned money to have someone represent them and neither do I. But to answer your question, through the collective bargaining process, there's no telling what they will end up with. They can end up with more, the same or even less.

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South Carolina House Votes to Restrict Drones, 100-0

Activist Post

The South Carolina state senate this week is considering a bill to virtually ban the use of drones without a warrant. It recently passed the state house unanimously, with a vote of 100-0.

Introduced in early 2013 by Reps. Hamilton, Delleney, Taylor, Putnam and Loftis, House bill 3514 (H3514) would prohibit the operation of drones by an agency of the state unless it is “pursuant to a criminal warrant issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.”

State Department Puppet Ban-Ki Moon Has Shown Outrageous Hostility to Iran and Syria, Must Be Ousted as UN Secretary General

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Part 2

Gates Foundation/CFR Propaganda Against 'Anti-Vaccine' Movement Backfires

It is well known that in war, the first casualty is truth - that during any war truth is forsaken for propaganda. ~ Harry Browne

Sayer Ji

The war against so-called 'vaccine preventable' diseases has a new frontier: the Internet, and most recently The Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) has entered the fray with the publication of an interactive map that it claims "visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines."  This widely referenced map generated news headlines such as:
CFR's map is "made possible by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation," and is part of The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, which it claims "provides independent, evidence-based analysis and recommendations to help policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and the general public meet the health challenges of a globalized world."  The problem, however, with this map is that is not based on peer-reviewed biomedical evidence as one would expect, but largely anecdotal evidence aggregated from unconfirmed and often unverifiable news stories.

Medical Research Gone Wrong, Part 2

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back. -- Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996)

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930)

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. -- Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell (1903 – 1950)

The above quotes are from influential men of rather recent times, not some apocalyptical soothsayers who were out to make names for themselves. Those quotes place witness to the ability of some to foresee the path humankind was traveling down. Very few, except the revered real charlatans of science, were permitted to perpetuate what’s been termed eugenics using whatever way you want to define the term. Remodeling human DNA or, currently, what’s termed “slow kill” eugenics, which employ technologies of varied disciplines found in medicine and pharmacology, are something hard to accept due to media control and proselytization techniques.

Below are relatively-recent-posted sites on the Internet that bear witness to the conundrum regarding vaccines and vaccinations, especially an apparent hidden agenda found in several “ingredients” to effectuate biological interventions specifically designed for eugenics, and no one in government or medicine is doing anything to stop. Catherine discusses those “ingredients” in her book, Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Food Riot Radio Interviews Heather Callaghan - Whole Foods And Sewage Sludge Produce

Brad chats with Heather Callaghan, of the Activist Post and Natural Blaze, about how Whole Foods’ produce has been fertilized with sewage sludge for years, and how the company is now quietly dropping that practice.
“The stuff that’s flushed down sinks, drains and toilets? The water is removed from the resulting sludge, heated and sprayed. Yes, this includes pharmaceutical residues, chemicals, heavy metals, BPA, phthalates, resistant pathogens, PFCs, industrial solvents, flame retardants and other things that heat is insufficient to treat. Guess what else? There is a ton of evidence that these things “bioaccumulate” in the plants and organisms that eat them. It is doubtful that this practice is good for pollinators,” Heather wrote in her article on Activist Post.
Heather and Brad also had a lively and productive debate about whether genetically modified organisms should be labeled.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Syrian Government Adviser Crushes Wolf Blitzer on CNN

Wall Street Creates Jobs

Exposed: The 'Assad Backs Al-Qaeda' Myth

Shareholder Resolution Wants Monsanto to Disclose Financial Risks from GMOs

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Shareholders and stakeholders of Monsanto should start wondering about where their money lies, where it's actually going, and if it will last. While the world is left largely in the dark about safety risks and labeling, some of Monsanto's shareholders are just as closed off from the reality of their investment risks from the company's damaging business practices and spending.

A resolution re-filed by Harrington Investments, Inc (HII) asked Monsanto’s Board of Directors to prepare a report assessing the actual and potential financial risks posed to their shareholders by GMO operations. Everything from the cost of anti-GMO labeling campaigns to the devastating fallout from revelations of crop contamination hitting farmers across the globe and legal spending to aggressively pur"sue" small farmers for patent infringement.

HII is calculating the sum total of Monsanto's actions calling it a "corporate empire" financially committed to denial.

Syrian 'Inflammatory Rhetoric' Charges West With Supporting Terror

Syrian Foreign Minister Wallid Muallem
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

With the Geneva II Peace Conference now underway and the ripples of tension caused by the conveniently timed release of a highly questionable Qatari-funded report alleging Syrian “crimes against humanity,” the eyes of world historical opinion are now focused upon the city of Montreux.

Ignoring for sake of argument the fact that the Syrian government has been pressured into attending “peace talks” with a foreign-backed invading force of fanatics, as well as the fact that the nations who are continuing to fund the invasion are sitting directly across the table from Syria’s legitimate government, the information being reported from the conference, much like the information that has been reported from Syria in general, has been largely scrubbed of relevant facts.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Iraq: Revisiting the Pottery Barn Rule

John Feffer
Foreign Policy In Focus
Thomas Demand’s “Damage Control.”In 2006, a visitor to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England accidentally became an artwork. Let’s call him Dude Descending a Staircase in honor of that merry prankster Marcel Duchamp. This particular visitor tripped over his feet as he was going down the museum stairs. As he fell, he knocked into three large Qing Dynasty vases that rested on their mounts in a recess.
All three vases fell to the ground and smashed into countless pieces.

In a current exhibit on violence and art in the wake of the bombing of Hiroshima—“Damage Control” at the Hirshhorn in Washington, DC—the German artist Thomas Demand has turned this act of destruction into a work of art. It is a single photograph of the fragments of the vase on the landing, with a hint of orderly English landscaping visible through the window. The work, “Landing,” is a recreation of the damage, a reminder that sometimes all that remains of Humpty Dumpty when he falls from the wall is the forensic reconstruction.
As I stood in front of this photograph, I thought about Colin Powell and Iraq. You might remember Powell’s famous quip about Pottery Barn. In his advice to President George W. Bush prior to the Iraq invasion, Powell warned the president of the Pottery Barn rule: you break it, you own it. The United States would be responsible, Powell implied, for whatever wreckage the military incurred in its headlong dash to unseat Saddam.

Pottery Barn actually has no such a rule, and it was Thomas Friedman who “made up the whole thing.” But Powell, who apologized to Pottery Barn, still embraces the message.

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The “Inflammatory Rhetoric” the State Department and Its Puppet Ban-Ki Moon Don’t Want the World to Hear: The Landmark Address of Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem to the Geneva 2 Conference, January 22, 2014

SANASyrian Arab News Agency
January 22, 2014

Sana Article
Montreux, (SANA) – The international conference on Syria, Geneva2, kicked off on Wednesday morning with the participation of Syria’s official delegation, headed by Deputy Premier, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem.

Minister al-Moallem said at the opening session of the conference:

Ladies and Gentlemen,On behalf of the Syrian Arab Republic,SYRIAN – steeped in history for seven thousand years.ARAB – proud of its steadfast pan-Arab heritage despite the deliberate acts of aggression of supposed brotherly Arabs.REPUBLIC – a civil state that some, sitting in this room, have tried to return to medieval times.Never have I been in a more difficult position; my delegation and I carry the weight of three years of hardship endured by my fellow countrymen – the blood of our martyrs, the tears of our bereaved, the anguish of families waiting for news of a loved one – kidnapped or missing, the cries of our children whose tender fingers were the targets of mortar shelling into their classrooms, the hopes of an entire generation destroyed before their very eyes, the courage of mothers and fathers who have sent all their sons to defend our country, the heartbreak of families whose homes have been destroyed and are now displaced or refugees.

My delegation and I also carry the hope of a nation for the years to come – the right of every child to safely go to school again, the right of women to leave their homes without fear of being kidnapped, killed or raped; the dream of our youth to fulfill their vast potential; the return of security so that every man can leave his family safe in the knowledge that he will return.

Finally, today, the moment of truth; the truth that many have systematically tried to bury in a series of campaigns of misinformation, deception and fabrication leading to killing and terror. A truth that refused to be buried, a truth clear for all to see – the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic representing the Syrian people, the government, the state, the Army and the President – Bashar al-Assad.

39 Percent of Unemployed Americans are Seeking Work for 6+ Months

Activist Post

Thirty-nine percent of unemployed Americans are experiencing long-term unemployment in the wake of the 2008 recession, which is more than double the percent unemployed more than six months but actively seeking work in 2007, according to new research about trends in long-term unemployment since the recession from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

Family Moving To Obtain Medical Marijuana For 3-Year-Old Daughter

Syrian 'Inflammatory Rhetoric' Charges West With Supporting Terror

Syrian Foreign Minister Wallid Muallem
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

With the Geneva II Peace Conference now underway and the ripples of tension caused by the conveniently timed release of a highly questionable Qatari-funded report alleging Syrian “crimes against humanity,” the eyes of world historical opinion are now focused upon the city of Montreux.

Ignoring for sake of argument the fact that the Syrian government has been pressured into attending “peace talks” with a foreign-backed invading force of fanatics, as well as the fact that the nations who are continuing to fund the invasion are sitting directly across the table from Syria’s legitimate government, the information being reported from the conference, much like the information that has been reported from Syria in general, has been largely scrubbed of relevant facts.

Pat Down on Handcuffed Teen Ends In Ruptured Testicle

Amanda Warren
Activist Post

This article contains graphic content...

There is no shortage of police brutality stories and a growing number of police sexual assault and injury.

Darrin Manning, age 16, was walking with teammates to an after-school basketball game in Philadelphia on January 7th when he was stopped by police offers.

"I didn't deserve to be wrongly stopped. They didn't - they didn't tell me what I did," he said.

TSA Threatens Producer of Parody Video: Hilarity Ensues

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 20, 2014 - Interview with Daniela Walls of the Tax Wall Street Party and Kyle McCarthy of the United Front Against Austerity

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 20, 2014.

Brandon interviews Daniela Walls, the Chair of the Tax Wall Street Party and Kyle McCarthy, an activist with the United Front Against Austerity. The discussion in this interview surrounds the possibility of the 2014-2016 mass upsurge.





Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NATO Anti-Syrian Front Fracturing on Eve of Geneva Conference as Spain, Great Britain, France, and Germany Appeal to Assad tor Help Against Terrorists; Saudi-Backed Rebels Still Blocking Food Deliveries to Yarmouk Palestinians

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D. – World Crisis Radio
January 22, 2014


US Feigns "Horror" Over Cooked-Up Report on Syrian War They Engineered

Qatar - chief financier of Al Qaeda in Syria - commissions "report" on atrocities published just ahead of Geneva conference. 

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

As with every Western-backed conference assembled regarding Syria, dramatic fabrications revealed just ahead of proceedings are intended to give them and their predetermined outcomes both gravity and "urgency." Upcoming "peace talks" to be held in Switzerland are no exception. A report cooked up by the unelected dictatorship in Qatar is based on an anonymous source, codename "Caesar," and remains admittedly unverified.

The BBC's report, "US and UN express horror at Syria torture report," claims:
The report, by three former war crimes prosecutors, is based on the evidence of a defected military police photographer, referred to only as Caesar, who along with others reportedly smuggled about 55,000 digital images of some 11,000 dead detainees out of Syria.
The BBC then reveals the propaganda value the report is intended to serve in upcoming talks by stating:

Webster G. Tarply invites Polly Hughes to break down the dangers of TPP on World Crisis Radio

The Influenza Deception

Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
With the latest round of hysteria regarding the prevalence of the annual flu season and the “need” for the flu vaccine in full swing, one unaccustomed to reading the details of government statistics and the arguments for or against vaccination might justifiably be terrorized into running to their local vaccine dispensary and rolling up their sleeves. Indeed, the average person encountering the reports of infection, hospitalization, and death will justifiably be stirred into a frenzied state of panic.

The vaccine makers, pharmaceutical companies, and their representatives also known as medical doctors, are, of course, waiting with open arms and needles locked and loaded. With statistics such as “hundreds of thousands” of infections and “tens of thousands of deaths” by the flu virus being repeated ad nauseam, it is understandable why many hapless individuals rush to take toxic vaccines unaware of the hazardous ingredients they contain.

However, what is scarcely examined is whether or not these numbers quoted by mainstream media outlets and the medical industry are, in fact, accurate. Indeed, in most cases, these numbers are simply repeated by various players with little or no adequate challenge ever mounted against them.

5 Reasons The Latest Report On Syria War Crimes Might Not Be True

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In a recently released and conveniently timed report, complete with references to Nazi Germany and concentration camps, efforts to ramp up support for a “tough line” against Syria at the upcoming Geneva II conference and even possible military intervention, are once again moving into high gear. The report, compiled by three British war crime prosecutors and three “forensic experts” claims that it has demonstrable proof that the Assad government is guilty of torturing and killing over ten thousand people.

The report (accessed here) claims to show evidence of physical torture, murder, and starvation.
Of course, the Syrian government denies the veracity of the claims of the report and Western media outlets repeat the claims as incontrovertible proof.

Plant Virus Makes Bizarre Kingdom Jump to Honeybees

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Another explanation for Colony Collapse Disorder and the rapid decline of honeybees follows a surprising discovery involving a virus that typically infects the Plant Kingdom - Tobacco Ringspot Virus (TRSV).

U.S. and Chinese researchers report their findings in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

The plant virus has somehow jumped to the Animal Kingdom, now infecting honeybees.

The first two sentences of the study abstract hold unsettling implications:
Emerging and reemerging diseases that result from pathogen host shifts are a threat to the health of humans and their domesticates. RNA viruses have extremely high mutation rates and thus represent a significant source of these infectious diseases.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Organic food shortage hitting the US: are Americans becoming more health conscious?

Paul Lawrance
Activist Post

All over the US grocers are telling their customers that some organic foods are in short supply due to high demand.

My Fox NY is reporting:
A New Jersey ShopRite recently posted a sign saying the short supply (of organic and cage free eggs) was industry-wide and was due to increased demand and limited availability. 
A Colorado blogger also snapped a picture in a Safeway store referencing a nationwide shortage of specialty and organic eggs. 
And it seems supplies certain kinds of organic produce may also be temporarily limited. 

What Happens When You Talk to Cops Like They Talk to You

The Danger of Ignoring Eisenhower's Warning about the Military Industrial Complex

The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
The Nation
A protester holds a sign that reads in Spanish “No to mining” at a protest against Canada’s gold and silver mining operations in northern El Salvador, outside Canada’s Consulate office in San Salvador. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)Over the past several decades, multinational corporate Goliaths have helped to write and rewrite hundreds of rules skewing tax, trade, investment and other policies in their favor. The extraordinary damage these policies have caused has become increasingly apparent to the communities and governments most directly affected by them. This, in turn, has strengthened the potential of a movement that’s emerging to try to reverse the momentum. But just like David with his slingshot, the local, environmental and government leaders seeking to revise rules to favor communities and the planet must pick their battles carefully.

One of the most promising of these battles takes aim at an egregious set of agreements that allow corporations to sue national governments. Until three decades ago, governments could pass laws to protect consumers, workers, health, the environment and domestic firms with little threat of outside legal challenge from corporations. All that changed when corporations started acquiring the “right” to sue governments over actions—including public interest regulations—that reduce the value of their investments. These rights first appeared in little-known bilateral investment treaties. Twenty years ago, corporate lawyers embedded them in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Today, more than 3,000 trade and investment agreements and even some national investment laws grant foreign investors these powers.

The Obama administration is attempting to insert similar anti-democratic investor protections in new trade and investment agreements with countries that border the Pacific and with the European Union. Hoping to expedite the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), congressional leaders introduced fast- track trade promotion legislation on January 9 that would severely limit Congress’s ability to amend such agreements. The widely anticipated move set off a storm of protest from unions, environmentalists, liberal members of Congress and others, and will likely remain a high-profile fight in the coming weeks.

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If Pollution From China Affects The West Coast How Come Pollution From Fukushima Doesn’t?

Chris Carrington
Activist Post

A new report states that pollution from China is causing smog on the West Coast of the USA.

Now you’ll have to forgive my confusion here but if we take Beijing as the starting point, the distance to The West Coast is 6,266 miles. That’s a long way for pollution to travel on the wind.

It’s farther, for example, than the 5,363 miles the wind has to travel from Fukushima.

Maybe it takes a different route when it’s carrying radiation…

UK War Crimes Exposed

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Britain is complicit in most US wars of aggression. It's no surprise when new information surfaces. More on it below.

The July 2002 "Downing Street memo" was leaked to The Sunday Times. In May 2005, it was revealed. Its authenticity never was challenged.

Secret Washington/UK collusion was exposed. So-called intelligence claiming justification for war on Iraq was cooked to fit already agreed on policy.

Smoking gun evidence said so. Bush, Tony Blair and their close advisors lied. They falsified evidence for war on Iraq. Nonexistent WMDs were claimed.

Then Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was later asked why fictitious WMDs became a casus belli. "It was the only thing we could all agree on," he said.

Plant Virus Makes Bizarre Kingdom Jump to Honeybees

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Another explanation for Colony Collapse Disorder and the rapid decline of honeybees follows a surprising discovery involving a virus that typically infects the Plant Kingdom - Tobacco Ringspot Virus (TRSV).

U.S. and Chinese researchers report their findings in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

The plant virus has somehow jumped to the Animal Kingdom, now infecting honeybees.

The first two sentences of the study abstract hold unsettling implications:
Emerging and reemerging diseases that result from pathogen host shifts are a threat to the health of humans and their domesticates. RNA viruses have extremely high mutation rates and thus represent a significant source of these infectious diseases.

Reefer Madness: CNN Propagandist Claims Pot Kills “Whole Families”

Alex Thomas
Activist Post

In the last few years we have seen a major awakening when it comes to the medical uses of marijuana. In Colorado and Washington voters have even moved to legalize recreational marijuana in what was the biggest change in drug war laws we have seen since the start of the so called war on drugs.

Apparently CNN host and legal consultant Nancy Grace hasn’t gotten the memo. In what can only be described as a disgusting piece of reefer madness propaganda, Grace claimed that she has seen pot addicts destroy and kill entire families.

Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!

Crocker, Hayden Signal Faction of US and NATO Spook World is Willing to Dump Syria Death Squads, Join with Assad Against Al Qaeda

How Wall Street Won the War (And What Happens Next)

Richard Eskow
Campaign For America's Future
Have you heard? Goldman Sachs is “a shell of its former self.”

Fortunately for its executives, this “shell” earned $8.91 billion in 2013, just a few short years after its leaders mismanaged it into the ground as its bankers committed serial fraud.

There’s no reason to believe that the column that described Goldman as a “shell” was written by Wall Street lobbyists. But it probably didn’t make them unhappy, either. That column, entitled “How Washington beat Wall Street,” also asserted that “Washington went to war against big Wall Street banks hoping to blow up the kind of high-risk, high-reward strategies that helped spark the financial crisis.”

Politico chief economic correspondent Ben White concludes that “Washington won in a blowout.”
In this version of recent history, populist and reform-minded political leaders turned the “swashbuckling” wolves of Wall Street (there are other, more apt adjectives) into whimpering puppies … and may soon make them an endangered species.

Is White right? He writes that Morgan Stanley, “Goldman’s one-time bitter rival in the swashbuckling world of high-risk trading, is transforming into a staid money management firm …” But a recent headline from Bloomberg News reads: “Morgan Stanley Tops Estimates on Record Brokerage Earnings.” Bloomberg reports that Morgan Stanley “reported profit that beat analysts’ estimates as equity-trading revenue increased and earnings from wealth management climbed to a record.”

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Bankers’ Tool Yellen Approved by Senate, but Still Time to Block Brainard, Powell, and Bilderberg’s Fischer; Time to Nationalize the Fed, Open $5 Teradollar Infrastructure and Education Credit Facility #Tarpley4Fedhead!

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D. – World Crisis Radio
January 11, 2014