Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First Canadian Fired For Refusing Vaccine

Brandon Turbeville
image sourceBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post

While Ukraine, the NBA, and Cliven Bundy dominated the headlines in North America, the Canadian press reported on a major milestone that was quietly reached – the first firing of a Canadian healthcare worker for refusing a vaccine, and the public shaming effort that comes with the “option” of wearing a face mask which took place in December.

Although the few reports surrounding the firing were published only days ago, the Boundary Hospital employee from British Columbia, Canada, Arnold Hoekstra, was fired in December of 2013. His case was only announced by the Health Ministry on Wednesday in order to “wrap up the flu season.”

Hoekstra, who is 49, held a permanent part-time position at the hospital as an adult day program worker. However, when he was instructed to submit to a flu vaccination, he refused to be injected with the toxic cocktail of chemicals and viruses that have been demonstrated to cause a number of adverse health effects in both children and adults. Short of agreeing to be injected with a vaccine that has been shown to be ineffective at preventing the flu (at best), Hoekstra’s only other option was to wear a face mask at all times while at work.

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Is Technology Really A Threat To Jobs?

Photo: Have you found yourself running into the meme that technology is a net destroyer of jobs? Marx thought so. So do OWS luminary David Graeber and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski.

As historian Webster Tarpley has often pointed out, the false idea of technology being a threat to the public extends back to antiquity, when figures like the Greek "Old Oligarch" excoriated the high-tech navy and infrastructure of Athens for allowing upward social mobility to threaten the class privileges of the oligarchs: http://youtu.be/btHrX05-4Pc

Oligarchs hate industrial production and efficiency! It not only threatens their monopoly ownership of artificially-scarce resources like oil and gas, but it creates new opportunities for the elevation of the working and middle class. When David Graeber says, "probably the most pressing need is simply to slow down the engines of productivity," he is speaking for billionaire financiers!

While we don't want to restrict the access of people (especially in the developing world) to our current energy and industrial infrastructure, we're not prepared to stop there! Historically-large national initiatives are required to develop:

• Highly-dense sources of energy

"Renewables" aren't going to cut it. We need to shoot for the stars, with the goal of commercial fusion power while deploying next generation nuclear and developing liquid-fluoride thorium reactors.

• Transportation and other infrastructure

Including better roads, rail (including maglev passenger rail), bridges, water delivery, electrical grid improvements, etc.

• Environmental technologies

New technologies are needed to mitigate pollution, use environmentally-benign inputs for industrial processes and materials, etc.

How do we fund it? We Demand a National Bank!

Only long-term, low-interest credit from the nationalized Federal Reserve can address the scope and direction of the public's needs for better infrastructure and technology. If we leave it to Wall Street, we'll get population control and mind-numbing entertainment. If we do it ourselves, the only limit is the human imagination!

More at http://againstausterity.org/fed
United Front Against Austerity
Progressive Gazette
April 30, 2014

Have you found yourself running into the meme that technology is a net destroyer of jobs? 

Marx thought so. 

So do OWS luminary David Graeber and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski.

As historian Webster Tarpley has often pointed out, the false idea of technology being a threat to the public extends back to antiquity, when figures like the Greek "Old Oligarch" excoriated the high-tech navy and infrastructure of Athens for allowing upward social mobility to threaten the class privileges of the oligarchs: http://youtu.be/btHrX05-4Pc

Oligarchs hate industrial production and efficiency! 


It not only threatens their monopoly ownership of artificially-scarce resources like oil and gas, but it creates new opportunities for the elevation of the working and middle class. 

When David Graeber says, "probably the most pressing need is simply to slow down the engines of productivity," he is speaking for billionaire financiers!

While we don't want to restrict the access of people (especially in the developing world) to our current energy and industrial infrastructure, we're not prepared to stop there! 



John Kerry has “proof” that Russia is behind rebellion in Luhansk

pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.ca
April 29, 2014

Or so John Kerry claims? Or so the Telegraph is reporting John Kerry claiming this?
And let’s read the claim of proof..

Ukraine separatists push east as UN intercepts Moscow ordersPlease take note that this is such explosive proof it warrants just a few sentences in this entire article.
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, revealed that American eavesdroppers have overheard intelligence operatives being directed by Moscow.
“We know exactly who’s giving those orders, we know where they are coming from,” he said, in remarks to a private meeting that were leaked on Tuesday.
“Intel is producing taped conversations of intelligence operatives taking their orders from Moscow and everybody can tell the difference in the accents, in the idioms, in the language.”
There you  have it. Three sentences in an article containing looks like 50 to 60 sentences. No, I did not count, just going on spacing.

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Russia Orders Urgent Dispatch of Military Medical Teams to Ukraine Border

Another sign that Moscow is preparing for war

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 30, 2014

Image: Russian Forces (YouTube).
The Russian Ministry of Defense has ordered brigades of military medical teams to be urgently dispatched to the Ukrainian border, another sign that Moscow is preparing for war after tens of thousands of troops were sent to the border region for drills.

According to a translated report by St. Petersburg’s Rustlegraph news agency;
By order of the Ministry of Defense in the Military Medical Academy in Kirov on the morning of April 25 were quickly formed military medical brigades. In team included military doctors of the number of officers and senior cadets WMA.
They announced that there is work in the Ukraine.
As confirmed by the “Telegraph” workers of the Academy, on the eve of April 24, at about 22:00 of the Ministry of Defense was ordered urgent formation of medical teams to send them to Ukraine.
As Mac Slavo notes, the dispatch of the medical workers suggests that the earlier movement of tens of thousands of Russian soldiers to the same region was not merely intended as a show of force.

Ukrainian army ‘on full alert’, president admits east is beyond control

RT
April 30, 2014

Image: Ukraine Army (Wiki Commons).
The Ukrainian army is on full alert due to the “threat of a Russian invasion,” Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov said after admitting that the government in Kiev cannot control the situation in the east of the country.
  
“I am going back to the real threat that Russia would unleash a continental war against Ukraine. Our armed forces have been put on full alert,” Turchinov told Wednesday a council of heads of Ukrainian regions in Kiev, as news agencies report.

He called on the audience to speed up the creation of regional militias loyal to Kiev.
“We must have the capability to move those units fast to support other regions against such a threat,” he stressed.

Turchinov admitted that Kiev simply cannot get the situation in the rebellious eastern regions under control and reiterated earlier accusations, saying some people in law enforcement “are cooperating with terrorist organizations,” the name Kiev authorities use to refer to anti-government protesters who are seizing government buildings in eastern Ukraine.

“Our primary task is to prevent the spread of the terrorist threat to other regions of Ukraine,” he said.

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Rand Paul Endorses Another Establishment Republican, Nothing For ‘Liberty Democrat.’



Brandon Turbeville
April 29, 2014

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In yet another example of Rand Paul’s contradictory behavior, it has been revealed by Ben Swann that the Kentucky Senator may very well have attempted to kill the campaign of a “Liberty Democrat” for U.S. Senate in Maine.

At the very least, Paul was painfully ignorant of both the positions of the candidate he endorsed as well as the positions of the one he did not.

Given the track record of Paul, however, it is much more likely that he was fully aware that Republican incumbent Susan Collins was a supporter of NSA spying  and domestic wiretapping, the PATRIOT ACT, as well as a tacit supporter of torture.

That being said, before taking the stage to endorse Collins, Paul spoke to the Portland Herald Press where he stated “I whole-heartedly endorse Senator Collins for re-election. I think she is doing a great job for Maine and for the country.” However, when Paul was forced to address Collins’ stance on the NSA scandal, he responded by stating “I don’t really know, exactly, what her position is on the NSA; you’d have to ask her about that.”

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

US, EU to impose additional sanctions on Russian individuals

Rand Paul Proposes Bill To Cut Aid To Palestinians

Brandon Turbeville
April 29, 2014
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While many may have the idea that Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is “weak” in his support for the settler state of Israel, news emerging from Capitol Hill should put to rest any doubts as to where Paul’s true allegiances lie.
This is because Rand Paul has announced that he plans to introduce a new bill that will suspend U.S. aid to the Palestinians unless the Palestinian authorities publicly recognize Israel’s right to exist and declare a ceasefire with Israel.
Paul’s bill, if passed, would allow the Palestinian leaders five weeks to publicly declare Israel’s right to exist as well as initiate and declare the ceasefire. Failure of the Palestinian authorities to comply would result in the suspension of the annual $400 million in aid provided to the Palestinians by the United States.
The bill is largely seen as a reaction to the recent reconciliation between Fatah, which is led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas, the largely Islamist organization that governs the Gaza Strip.

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Webster Tarpley on "The Debate" 4/21/2014 - Libya: A Tragic Monument to Political Destruction

Cui bono in Benton Harbor?

United Front Against Austerity
Progressive Gazette
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April 29, 2014

The Cornerstone alliance is a tax-exempt, public-private partnership funded by Whirlpool and a variety of other corporations, banks and unnamed private investors, that has been allowed by the State to buy most of Benton Harbor's non-residential real estate (everything from distressed commercial real estate to beachfront public parks) – and re-sell it at a profit to investors and developers, many of whom will pay NO taxes to Benton Harbor, as they are in tax-free "Renaissance Zones" like the ones Rand Paul proposed for Detroit.

THIS is what Rev. Pinkney, Marcus Muhammad and other Benton Harbor leaders have been fighting for years. They're fighting to recall the corrupt public officials who enable this process, and put Benton Harbor on the road to gentrification rather than re-industrialization and rehabilitation.

Among the new developments are the Harbor Shores golf resort, built on formerly public beachfront property. Sorry, black folks – no new community center for you!

The Alliance's "History" page says it all – free trade killed Benton Harbor (and the rest of the midwest) – and the corporate owners and investors continue to feast on the carnage!

"In adjusting to the global marketplace in the mid-eighties, Clark Equipment Company, Auto Specialties Manufacturing Company, Michigan Standard Alloys, Whirlpool Corporation, VM Corporation, and other local employers consolidated and down-sized, resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs in the community. Once the county's industrial power hub, Benton Harbor was hard hit by the jobs lost, suffering above average unemployment, decreasing tax rolls, dilapidated housing, and increasing social problems. The city's aging infrastructure-sewer and water, roads and streets-were soon in need of repair, improvement, or replacement."



Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - April 28, 2014

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - April 28, 2014

Brandon discusses the Bundy Ranch, Syria, Ukraine, the 1% Wall Street Sales Tax, and the Nationalization of the Fed.

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Unelected Regime Begins Killing Spree in Eastern Ukraine

April 25, 2014 
 New Eastern Outlook

Deadly clashed broke out as the unelected regime occupying Kiev attempted to restart what it is calling “anti-terror” operations in eastern Ukraine where anti-fascist protesters have begun rising up. Several have been killed during clashes in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk where Kiev has set armored vehicles and helicopter gunships upon its own population.
The Western media continues to refer to those opposing the unelected regime in Kiev as “pro-Russian,” and continues to insist that the uprising in the east is either backed by Moscow or in fact, being carried out directly by Russians operating in Ukrainian territory. However, the US and EU have failed categorically to prove such claims with evidence, and have since been caught circulating falsified images and news in attempts to bolster their claims.
The current regime in Kiev came to power at the height of the so-called “Euromaidan” protests where admittedly armed Neo-Nazi militants seized power, ransacking the headquarters of their political opponents and driving out the elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych. While the armed, violent seizure of power was initially covered up by the Western media, the BBC itself would later admit in a short video report that indeed armed Neo-Nazi militants spearheaded the coup.
 

Cannabis Extract Fights "Incurable Form" of Leukemia

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

A remarkable case report documents a 14-year-old girl who, after 34 months of chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant treatments, was given up for dead. Her family discovered research on cannabis extract, and before she died of a secondary complication of her original treatment, used it successfully to put her leukemia into remission.

There are plenty of anecdotal reports of the successful use of cannabis in treating cancer, but few cases occur under conventional medical supervision, and virtually none make it into a peer-reviewed biomedical journal as a case report.

Benton Harbor: Destroyed by Free Trade, Forced Into Usury

United Front Against Austerity
Progressive Gazette
April 29, 2014
 
Photo: Benton Harbor: Destroyed by Free Trade, Forced Into Usury

Benton Harbor, MI’s tax base was destroyed by NAFTA and other free trade agreements that shipped thousands of good jobs to Mexico and other low-wage countries.

Today, the city’s fiscal woes are exactly equal to the interest payments owed to financiers. Consider the following findings of a January 2013 audit, reported by Crain’s Detroit:
Read the report at http://bit.ly/QS4BDX

We find that:

1) The city’s deficit is growing by $700k/yr
This is money owed to the school district, county, municipal employees, subcontractors, etc.

2) Meanwhile, The City Owes exactly $700k/yr 
in Debt Service (interest payments) to pay for $14m in upgrades to its water treatment plant made in 2011

Read that again!

The so-called financial mismanagement of Benton Harbor is an exact measure of the burden of usury. Benton Harbor’s 10,000+ black residents committed the crime of investing in clean drinking water. Now Wall Street wants its pound of flesh – by cutting public employee jobs and benefits, by privatizing public schools, and by giving away land, public property and tax abatements to corporations.

This is the very essence of fascism – Wall Street created the disaster, now it has instituted dictatorial rule, forced Benton Harbor into usury, and is asset-stripping the rightful owners (the public) of their property!

The United Front Against Austerity supports Rev. Edward Pinkney, and demands long-term, interest-free debt refinancing by the U.S. Federal Reserve

The Fed bailed out Wall Street speculators in their hour of need. Now it’s time they bail out the American people! Benton Harbor must demand a moratorium (freeze) on its debts until the Federal Reserve agrees to refinance its municipal debts at 0% interest, and a decades-long maturity.

To understand how to make this work, read more about nationalizing the Fed at: http://againstausterity.org/fed
Benton Harbor, MI’s tax base was destroyed by NAFTA and other free trade agreements that shipped thousands of good jobs to Mexico and other low-wage countries.

Today, the city’s fiscal woes are exactly equal to the interest payments owed to financiers. Consider the following findings of a January 2013 audit, reported by Crain’s Detroit:
Read the report at http://bit.ly/QS4BDX

We find that:

1) The city’s deficit is growing by $700k/yr
This is money owed to the school district, county, municipal employees, subcontractors, etc.

2) Meanwhile, The City Owes exactly $700k/yr
in Debt Service (interest payments) to pay for $14m in upgrades to its water treatment plant made in 2011

Read that again!

The so-called financial mismanagement of Benton Harbor is an exact measure of the burden of usury. 


Benton Harbor’s 10,000+ black residents committed the crime of investing in clean drinking water. Now Wall Street wants its pound of flesh – by cutting public employee jobs and benefits, by privatizing public schools, and by giving away land, public property and tax abatements to corporations.

This is the very essence of fascism – Wall Street created the disaster, now it has instituted dictatorial rule, forced Benton Harbor into usury, and is asset-stripping the rightful owners (the public) of their property!