Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CIA, Pentagon fight to keep Osama bin Laden death photos secret


Little boys with their little secrets; in the meantime chickenshit taxpayers are shelling out for whole disgusting spectacle while forgetting information is owned by them

Politico
By Josh Gerstein
09/27/2011

Photos and videos of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden after he was killed in May in a U.S. military/Central Intelligence Agency raid in Pakistan should not be released publicly because they would reveal military and intelligence secrets and could lead to violence against U.S. personnel, the Obama administration argued in papers filed in federal court in Washington late Monday night.

    The new filings from the Justice Department provide scant details about the imagery, but CIA National Clandestine Service Director John Bennett wrote that the CIA has "52 unique....photographs and/or videorecordings" depicting bin Laden during or after the May operation. Bennett did not break down the tally further, but said all the imagery is classified "TOP SECRET," meaning that disclosure of the material could lead to "exceptionally grave damage" to U.S. national security.

Americans:  every right to this information, too scared to demand it
"All of the responsive records are the product of a highly sensitive, overseas operation that was conducted under the direction of the CIA," Bennett wrote, arguing that disclosure of the information would reveal "intelligence activities and/or methods." 

    He called the photos "gruesome," and said they depict the gunshot wound to bin Laden's head. It is unclear whether his descriptions referred to all the images and videos, or just some of them.

    The motion for summary judgment and supporting declarations ask U.S. District Court Judge James.

    Boasberg to rule for the government in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought in May by Judicial Watch. The conservative watchdog group sued the Defense Department after it failed to comply with the group's request for the bin Laden imagery. The suit was broadened in June to name the CIA as a defendant.

    While the Justice Department's motion is backed by declarations from high ranking officials at the Pentagon and CIA, the government lawyers make clear that their marching orders come from the top. Near its outset, the brief quotes President Barack Obama's comments on the issue during a "60 Minutes" interview in May.

    "It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence. As a propaganda tool. You know, that’s not who we are. You know, we don’t trot out this stuff as trophies," Obama said. "We don’t need to spike the football."

    The brief includes Obama's claim that then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and intelligence officials "all" agreed that releasing the images would "create some national security risk." The legal papers do not mention that before Obama made the decision to keep the images secret, then-CIA director Leon Panetta said there was no "question that ultimately a photograph would be presented to the public." (Panetta has since become defense secretary.)

    The government's filings Monday were also accompanied by a declaration from Admiral William McRaven, who heads the U.S. Special Operations Command and commands the Navy SEALs who carried out the bin Laden raid. McRaven argues that release of the imagery "could reasonably be expected to...make the special operations unit that participated in this operation and its members more readily identifiable in the future."  Portions of McRaven's arguments were classified and filed under seal.

    In another declaration, the head of operations for the military's joint staff, Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, argued that release of the bin Laden death imagery could lead to violence against U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan, Afghan civilians and police, Afghans working with the U.S., and U.S. citizens worldwide. Neller also said releasing the images could "aid the recruitment efforts...of insurgent elements" in Afghanistan, "weaken the new Democratic government of Afghanistan, and add extremist pressures on several of our regional allies."

    The legal fight over the bin Laden photos has produced some disagreement among FOIA experts. Some expect the government to prevail in the case without much difficulty because courts are traditionally very deferential to the executive branch in litigation involving national security, particularly FOIA cases. However, a few FOIA specialists have said aspects of the government's arguments against disclosure is weaker than in other cases, chiefly because of reliance on the harms that stem in essence from the public relations impact the imagery could have.

    Judicial Watch was not the only organization to request the photos and video. Several news organizations, including the Associated Press and POLITICO, also did so.

    The government's new filings appear to offer some openings for attack on the part of those pressing for disclosure.

    First, while the arguments for withholding imagery from the raid and its immediate aftermath are legally strong, those for withholding the images of bin Laden's burial seem substantially weaker. It's hard to see how that event implicates any national security secrets. Second, the CIA's claim that none of the images or videos can be released even in part seems conclusory. A heavily-edited video of bin Laden's burial, for example, might or might not not be very interesting, but for that same reason it seems less likely to produce the negative consequences the government warns about.

    The government filings claim that the Defense Department found no imagery responsive to the requests.

   Sources previously told POLITICO that at least some of the images were on a secure, classified interagency network accessible to individuals at various agencies. The new court filings don't make clear who took the photos and video. If they were in posession of military personnel at the time the FOIA requests were made or thereafter, some of the arguments for disclosure could be strengthened. However, it's also possible that the courts may accept that the entire operation is an intelligence activity that the CIA is entitled to keep secret or disclose as it sees fit.

    Judicial Watch is scheduled to respond to the government's filings by October 24. Boasberg, an Obama appointee confirmed to the district court in March of this year, is unlikely to rule before December.

    For those who want to dive further into the details: the government's motion is posted here, Bennett's declaration is posted here, McRaven's redacted declaration is posted here, and Neller's is here.


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The Police State Abolishes The Trial


It is hard to drum up much sympathy for Americans, this has been coming for years and now it is reality


Lew Rockwell.com
By Lewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

Several years ago, the police entered the office of a young professor at a reputable university and arrested him for an online crime. They took the professor away, booked him, and then offered him a deal: admit guilt and get off easy. The professor said to the few people to whom he was permitted to speak that this was crazy because he was innocent. His lawyer warned him: fight this and you could get life; admit guilt and you will get a suspended sentence. He took the deal. It was a trick. Now he languishes in jail, his life wrecked as far into the future as he can see.

    This doesn’t happen in America, does it? Yes, it does. Not only that, it is increasingly the norm. Those raised on a steady diet of courtroom television shows believe that they are true to the way justice is meted out. This is completely naive. Trials in federal criminal cases are rare. Nine in ten cases are settled in pleas like the above case. Only 3 percent of the cases go to trial. Among those that go to trial, the defendant wins once in every 212 times.


Out of control:  Cops now have military gear
What this means is that there is no way out for the accused. The prosecutors have all the power. Not even the judge has discretion because lawmakers have mostly taken that liberality away in the name of cracking down on crime. This happened all through the 1980s and 1990s, and the prosecutorial dictatorship has entrenched itself to become the norm since 2001. For the last ten years, the police state has had free rein.

      It was not "liberals" or "conservatives" who did this. It was both parties acting with massive support of the American public, as tyrants in the public sector licked their chops. This was a result of security-minded madness, and even now hardly anyone cares.


    Today, every single citizen, no matter how free he or she may feel in daily life, is in reality a sitting duck. You can be made to disappear. There is essentially no way you can escape once the feds sweep you into their net. There is no justice. The total states of the past used to pretend to have trial-based convictions. The total state of the present doesn’t even bother. It just puts a sack over your head and takes you away.

    What happens then? Your loved ones cry. They try to move close by to where you are holed up, typically several states away. They are bankrupted and ruined. And what of your coworkers, your friends, your social set? They might want to help. They might feel bad for you. But the fact is that you pleaded guilty, and you have not even a chance to tell your side of the story. For all anyone knows, you got exactly what you deserved. So they do the only thing they can do: they forget about you.

    And there you languish until the system decides you are taking up too much room. Perhaps it is ten years. Maybe twenty. At some point, the doors open again and you are free. But you are ruined: bitter, talentless, emotionally changed, physically debilitated, and – if you are young and slim – gang raped. There is no point in contacting the friends that abandoned you. Members of your family have moved on; they have lives, too, and had to live them out. In terms of employment, you are a washed up ex-con.


Just because you are innocent is no guarantee of acquittal
The US has the largest prison population in the world – 2.3 million people. That’s more than 1 in 100 people. That’s more than the population of Latvia or Slovenia. That’s nearly the entire population of Nevada. That’s Wyoming, DC, North Dakota, and Vermont combined. If the prison population had Congressional representatives, they would have four seats.

    These people are politically, socially, culturally, and economically invisible. How many are actually guilty? We can’t know. How many could be let out today to make a wonderful contribution to building a productive society? We don’t know. How many are completely nonviolent, not even guilty by any normal standard of law but only guilty according to the letter of the current dictatorship? Probably a majority. Perhaps a large majority. In the New Testament, visiting prisoners is equated, as a good deed, to visiting the sick. And we do not think of the sick as guilty.

    Yet the rise and entrenchment of the American police state are rarely questioned. Public opinion is mostly happy with the whole thing. There can never be too much prosecutorial power, never too many police, never too many prisons, never sentences that are too long. No one says: "We should not be so tough." The entire ethos is the opposite. A rare story such as the one in the NYT recently is too little to wake anyone up.


Like cages?  Plenty for you here in San Quentin, California
How could this have happened in America? Well, looking back, it seems that it all stems from a single flaw: the belief that the most essential institution in society is the state that protects us from criminality and must maintain a monopoly over justice. Some of the greatest defenders of freedom otherwise have been happy to make this one concession to the state. And this one concession is now a major source of our undoing as a free people.


     There are reforms that we can make. No more plea bargains in federal cases. Restore basic human rights. Give judges and juries back their discretion to evaluate each case, and permit them to rule on the merit of the law, too, in the common-law tradition. A push back to grant basic Constitutional protections would be a good first step.


    However, in the end, what is really needed is a fundamental rethinking of the notion that the state rather than private markets must monopolize the provision of justice and security. This is the fatal conceit. No power granted to the state goes un-abused. This power, among all possible powers, might be the most important one to take away from the state.


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Occupy Wall Street: 'Pepper-Spray' Officer Named in Bush Protest Claim


The world is getting decidedly smaller for these uniformed criminals

The Guardian/UK
By Karen McVeigh
09/26/2011

A senior New York police officer accused of pepper-spraying young women on the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations is the subject of a pending legal action over his conduct at another protest in the city.

    The Guardian has learned that the officer, named by activists as deputy inspector Anthony Bologna, stands accused of false arrest and civil rights violations in a claim brought by a protester involved in the 2004 demonstrations at the Republican national convention.
Tough guy Balogna may face charges

Then, 1,800 people were arrested during protests against the Iraq war and the policies of president George W Bush.

Alan Levine, a civil rights lawyer representing Post A Posr, a protester at the 2004 event, told the Guardian that he filed an action against Bologna and another officer, Tulio Camejo, in 2007. The case, filed at the New York Southern District Court, is expected to be heard next year.

    Levine said that when he heard about the pepper spray incident "a bunch of us were wondering if any of the same guys were involved".

    The lawyer said Posr was arrested on 31 August 2004, after he approached the driver of a Volkswagen festooned with anti-abortion slogans.  His arrest was not directly related to the protest against the Republican convention, but was at a time of heightened tension in the New York.

    Levine said: "Police contend that Posr hit the man with a rolled-up newspaper. He said he was just talking to the guy. Bologna ordered another officer, Camejo, to arrest Posr."

    Posr was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of second degree harassment, and held until September 2. On November 8, all charges against him were dropped.

    Levine said that, in a departure from normal police procedure, his client was held in a special detention facility, at Pier 57, where he and others arrested were held until the protests were over.

Balogna gets off on macing helpless women
The Guardian asked the NYPD to respond to the naming of the officer and the allegation that he was previously the subject of a civil rights complaint, but a spokesman said the department had not yet decided whether to comment.

Bologna's name appeared on Twitter and on activists' websites after the incident on Saturday. YouTube footage appears to show a white-shirted NYPD officer firing the spray into the eyes of the protesters, who are penned in by other officers with orange netting. As the officer walks away, two of the women crumple to the ground, screaming in pain.

    There were a number of clashes between protesters and police at the march, when protesters moved uptown from their base at a park in the Financial District. There were about 80 arrests.

    Hacker collective Anonymnous claimed responsibility on Monday for posting Bologna's details, which they said was in retribution for the pepper-spray incident.

    The online postings identified Bologna as a deputy inspector of Patrol Borough Manhattan South, and revealed his phone number and family details.

    The information, posted on a site called Pastebin, included a statement which read: "As we watched your officers kettle innocent women, we observed you barbarically pepper-spray wildly into the group of kettled women. We were shocked and disgusted by your behaviour."

"Copping" a little feel:  one reason why pigs assault women
"You know who the innocent women were; now they will have the chance to know who you are. Before you commit atrocities against innocent people, think twice. WE ARE WATCHING!!! Expect Us!"

Since the post, other activists have followed suit, urging people to call his precinct to complain or to call him directly.

    The move drew a mixed response from the Occupy Wall Street activists who have been camped out in Zuccotti Park for nine days. Many say they were angry about the "brutal and unnecessary" tactics used by police at the weekend.

    Hero Vincent, 28, an artist from the Bronx, said: "I think it should be out there, so that people know what's going on and if people want to enter his precinct and ask that he should be fired, they can. We are a peaceful protest. For them to attack us is wrong."

    Vincent, who was arrested for resisting arrest on Saturday, claimed he was kicked in the stomach by officers.

Tough guys for sure:  pigs terrorize a young woman
But there was also disquiet over the officer's family details being made public.

Another protester, who did not want to be named, told the Guardian: "My dad is a police officer and he got a lot of death threats. I don't know if his family details should be out there. But if the information is correct and he has a rights case against him, I'm extremely concerned that he was put into what was a very tense situation."

    One protester, Jeanne Mansfield – who said she was standing so close to the women sprayed in the face that her own eyes burned – claimed other NYPD officers had expressed disbelief at the actions of the senior officer.

    In a vivid account of the incident in the Boston Review, Mansfield said: "A white-shirt, now known to be NYPD Lieutenant Anthony Bologna, comes from the left, walks straight up to the three young girls at the front of the crowd, and pepper-sprays them in the face for a few seconds, continuing as they scream 'No! Why are you doing that?!'"

    Despite her attempts to turn away from the "unavoidable" spray, Mansfield, who took part in Saturday's march with her boyfriend on a whim after "stumbling across" it, said she suffered burning and temporary blindness in her left eye and tears streaming down her face.


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Wall Street Protests Continue, cops far outnumbered


The Wall Street bankers, elitists and globalists will soon have to acknowledge that they stole far too much from The People of the world

Money Morning
90/28/2011

For more than a week now hundreds of citizens have "occupied" Wall Street in an effort to protest the financial system and the coddling of big banks.
    Protestors have been present at Zuccotti Park near Wall Street since Sept. 17. The goal is to "flood into lower Manhattan, set up beds, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months," according to "Occupy Wall Street," the group behind the show of civil disobedience.
Cops seize, mace, beat the crap out of peaceful protesters
The Wall Street protests started out quietly enough, but gained national media attention when allegations of police brutality surfaced. Several videos on the group's Web site show police officers using pepper spray on passive activists.

In many ways, the protests seem long overdue. Since the economy collapsed in 2008, thousands of protesters have descended on Washington at various times to protest government spending and bailouts. However, the financial firms behind the collapse of the global economy have managed to evade accountability with savvy PR and extensive lobbying efforts.
    The Dodd-Frank Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act did little to rein in large U.S. banks, and many of the largest corporations in America continue to dodge taxes through creative accounting.

     Just last month, Rolling Stone reported on malfeasance and corruption at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    The SEC allegedly destroyed the files of some 18,000 investigations, thus whitewashing the records of countless financial firms and Wall Street players - some of whom played a key role in the financial collapse of 2008.
Cops are in for it when tables turn - and they richly deserve it
Protestors in New York carried signs bearing slogans such as: "End Corporate Personhood," and "How Do We End the Deficit? End the War, Tax the Rich."
Many of the protesters are young, not surprisingly. Youth unemployment stands at 18% -- double the national rate. Furthermore, it's the younger generations of America that will suffer the most from cuts to federal spending. Social Security, Medicare and other benefits have all been jeopardized by previous generations, who overspent on tax cuts, entitlements, and wars.

     "There's a major divide between the rich and the poor in this country," protestor Alexander Holmes, 26, told the New York Times, summing up his frustration. "One in 10 people are unemployed and my vote is nullified by corporate lobbyists."


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Global resources needed to combat radiation levels


Radiation experts say more than 1 million will die from direct exposure; Japanese and U.S. governments continue to lie to international public about scope of disaster and amount of radiation released

Statesman Journal
By Warren Binford
90/29/2011

This month marked the half-year anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, and TEPCO and the Japanese government remain unable to control the nuclear emergency that continues to unfold.

     Radiation levels exceed the Chernobyl disaster and now reach a level that is unknown to humans or machines. Radiation leakage from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was so high in August it exceeded the monitoring equipment's maximum measuring capacity.

Hundreds of thousands of children will die/ be maimed
Radiation experts estimate that more than 1 million people will die from Fukushima's radiation. According toDr. Tatsuhiko Kodama, the director of Radioisotope Center at the University of Tokyo, the amount of radiation released thus far is equivalent to more than 29 "Hiroshima-type atomic bombs."

Despite these life-threatening levels of radiation contamination, the majority of pregnant women and children in Fukushima have not been evacuated and they occupy facilities that are unsafe. Their exposure to unhealthy levels of radiation places them at higher risks of cancer and other medical conditions, including death. It is time for the international community to become more involved.

    Last month, half a dozen Japanese non-governmental organizations petitioned the United Nations Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate the widespread violation of children's rights in the Fukushima region. Fukushima prefecture is approximately the size of Connecticut with a population similar to Houston (just over 2 million residents).

    Prior to the earthquake and tsunami in March, 385,940 Fukushima residents were children and teenagers. 

    Today, these children are facing widespread discrimination that risks their lives and health.

    Children are much more vulnerable to radiation exposure than adults and fetuses have the greatest vulnerability of all. Radiation is a process by which energy travels. High-energy radiation can ionize atoms. 

    Essentially, an electron is knocked out of its electron shell and the atom is left with a net positive charge. This can damage cells. Damage to the DNA in cells is especially harmful and can lead to an increased risk of cancer.

Melted down reactors far worse than Chernobyl
Both because of their size and because their cells are rapidly changing, children are more likely to be harmed when exposed to radiation than adults.

Radiation exposure occurs throughout our lives all around the world. We are exposed to radiation when we sleep next to another human being, when we fly on airplanes, when we stand on the ground, when we are next to granite, and, of course, when we have x-rays, mammograms or CT scans. That is why the International Atomic Energy Agency has developed nuclear safety standards that set individual radiation exposure at one millisievert per year.

    Japan adopted that standard and applies it to all regions in the country except Fukushima. Following the Fukushima nuclear accident, the radiation exposure standard for the residents of the Fukushima prefecture was raised to 20 times the standard set for the rest of Japan, from one millisievert per year to 20 millisieverts per year. This standard applies to adults and children alike.

    What is a millisievert? Millisieverts are one of the units used to measure a dose of radiation. To provide comparison, 20 millisieverts is the current maximum permissible dosage for radiation workers in most countries. It is 10 times the level of radiation exposure from a mammogram, 250 times the average dose to people living within 10 miles of the Three Mile accident, and 4,000 times the exposure from dental x-rays.

    What does this mean for the children of Fukushima? It means that if they are exposed to 20 millisieverts of radiation within a year, they will have a 1 in 200 risk of getting cancer. If the exposure lasts for two years, the risk is increased to one in 100.

   Despite these risks, insufficient efforts have been made to thoroughly decontaminate children's schools, homes and playgrounds. In fact, measurements of radiation in the Fukushima schools are so high that if the schools were governed by Japan's workplace laws, children would not even be permitted to enter the facilities, let alone occupy them day after day. Despite these high levels of radiation on school grounds, Fukushima schools opened on April 5 without proper decontamination.

Japan, U.S. governments can't cover it up much longer
Japan should be praised for trying to normalize children's lives as much as possible. It also is admirable that the government is working to respect children's right to education. However, this right must be balanced with children's other rights — including the right to survive, the right to achieve the highest attainable standard of health and the right to non-discrimination. These rights are recognized in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Japan is a party. Japan's domestic laws also reinforce these rights.

    Japan has been a vocal and active leader on children's rights on the international stage, providing humanitarian assistance to the children of numerous countries during times of crisis as well as stability. It is time for the international community to return Japan's generosity and provide greater support to end the nuclear crisis, decontaminate the affected regions and ensure that the rights of Japan's children are respected in the process.

    The United Nations Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights should accept the invitation to investigate the violation of children's rights in Fukushima, but that investigation alone will not solve the problem. The international community must assist Japan in widening the evacuation zone, giving priority to families with children and increasing support for all evacuees.

    We also must provide financial and technical support to decontaminate the region effectively, beginning with those places most frequently occupied by children and pregnant women. Finally, and most important, we must pool our global expertise and resources to contain the radiation emanating from the nuclear plant once and for all.

Warren Binford of Salem is an associate professor of law at Willamette University College of Law where she teaches international children's rights. She previously lived in Tokyo, Japan. She can be reached at wbinford@willamette.edu.


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Wisconsin: No Right to Produce or Eat Food that's homegrown


Sooner or later, this kind of crap will provide the spark that starts the next revolution

NONAIS
09/27/2011

In scary legal news a Wisconsin judge had gone completely loopy declaring that citizens have no right to produce or eat the foods of their own choice.
In response to a request from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the judge issued a clarification of his decision last week regarding his assessment of the constitutionality of food rights. The judge expanded on his original statement that such constitutional issues are “wholly without merit.”
    He explained that the FTCLDF arguments were “extremely underdeveloped.” As an example, he said the plaintiffs’ use of the Roe v Wade abortion rights case as a precedent does “not explain why a woman’s right to have an abortion translates to a right to consume unpasteurized milk…This court is unwilling to declare that there is a fundamental right to consume the food of one’s choice without first being presented with significantly more developed arguments on both sides of the issue.” Gee, I thought they both had to do with the right to decide what to do with your own body.

Idiot Wisconsin judge thinks he owns peasants
As if to show how pissed he was at being questioned, he said his decision translates further that “no, Plaintiffs to not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;
 
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”
 
And in a kind of exclamation point, he added this to his list of no-nos: “no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice…”

    You have to wonder if maybe even the regulators are getting a tad uncomfortable with the rulings coming from the nation’s judiciary on food rights. Many of these individuals, biased as they are against raw milk, dabble in farming to some extent, or grew up on farms. This judge has gone way beyond what many of them have come to assume–that everyone has the right to own a cow and consume its milk  Even in places that ban raw milk sales, there’s nearly always a provision in state law that anyone who owns a cow has the right to consume its milk.

     It seems Judge Fiedler is saying it’s not a “fundamental right,” but rather a right granted us by the state.
-The Complete Patient.

     The original judgement can be seen here. To quote from the main points:

1) no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;
2) no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;

3) no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to board their cow at the farm of a farmer;

4) no, the Zinniker Plaintiffs’ private contract does not fall outside the scope of the State’s police power;

5) no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume foods of their choice;

     In other words: Put down that carrot and backup slowly. Anything you eat or grow can and will be held against you in a court of law. You have now entered the police state of 1984. Shut up.

Why is this happening?


     Simple, Big Ag is scared that small producers are going to take away a little bit of the market share. They are using their lobbyist and regulatory minions to put the squeeze on small family farms that have found a niche outside the mainstream in order to scare consumers back into buying at the big teats. When that doesn’t work they resort to government raids and insane judicial judgments against the small producers because Big Ag isn’t able to compete on a level playing field even with the help of all the subsidies they get.

What can you do?


     Make a stink. Publicize these issues. Write about them on your blogs, web comments, to your representatives and in letters to the newspapers (you know, the crinkly things you fold that has the black ink - still a great tool of free speech as there are plenty of independents left.)

     Most of all, support your local small farmers. Fight back with your pocket book. Hurt Big Ag where they feel the pain, in their wallets. Spend your dollars locally and as directly as you can to small stores and small family farms so that money flows back into your local economy.

     You can make a difference. Do it.

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AIDS Vaccine Coming Soon -- Experimental Vaccine Led to Censored Deaths


"Elitists" determined to cleanse Earth of peasants, "useless eaters" (Kissinger quote); since H51 didn't work now look to AIDS vaccine to do job


Activist Post
By Anthony Gucciardi90/26/2011

Scientists are hailing a new discovery in the field of AIDS research that may lead to the development of an AIDS vaccine. The discovery, revolving around the elimination of a cholesterol membrane surrounding the virus, emerged from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. However, the past of the AIDS vaccine is something that few scientists want to discuss. The controversial trials of experimental AIDS vaccines that led to the loss of innocent lives have been ignored by mainstream scientists and reporters. Even the scientists responsible for the deaths covered up the situation, failing to report the fatalities of their trials in order to prevent the public from finding out.

Doctors refuse to vaccinate their children.  Why?
In 1991 it was reported by the Chicago Tribune that in a trial of only 19 participants based in Paris, at least 3 had died from adverse reactions to the experimental AIDS vaccine. In an attempt to cover up the deaths, the French and American authorities that sanctioned the experiments did not report the deaths in medical journals. Even after the deaths, the AIDS vaccine experiment continued, putting lives in danger purely to examine the nature of the reaction. It took the questioning of French physicians who examined 2 of the 3 dead participants to bring the truth to light, exposing the fraud to the media.

     Even more shocking is the fact that the trials later continued in South Africa on unsuspecting victims looking to decrease their chance of contracting HIV. What researchers soon found was that the vaccine actually led to an increased risk of contracting HIV. 

Scientists: HIV Vaccine Increases HIV Risk

    The censorship regarding the horribly unsafe nature of the AIDS vaccine is so extreme that it took scientific whistleblowers to warn South Africans against participating in the vaccine trails, citing the fact that the vaccine actually increases the probability that the recipient develops HIV. The report was published in the Washington Post in 2007, after the trials were shut down after scientists claimed they were ineffective and needed more research. The whistleblowers state, however, that they were forced to stop due to an increase in HIV infection following the vaccine.

    Interestingly enough, the AIDS vaccine in question is developed by Merck, creator of the Gardasil shot which has been linked to over 49 deaths and countless hospitalizations. The Gardasil shot, of course, may soon be forced upon young girls and boys thanks to legislators who were paid by Merck to pass a bill making the shot mandatory.

     Vaccine risks are oftentimes covered up by mega corporations such as Merck in order to make a profit and avoid public scrutiny. It’s time to make vaccine manufacturers answer for their misdeeds through peaceful activism, as they have been granted legal immunity from all lawsuits — valid or not. Join the Vaccine Information Week movement and demand change within the vaccine industry.



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Canadians refuse to arrest Cheney; pay $500.00 U.S. to listen to war criminal speak


Canadians show true colors - yellow; Cheney flaunts contempt for Canadian law, now other war criminals will follow example as before

Agence France-Presse
09/27/2011

The New York-based Human Rights Watch had earlier called on Canada to arrest and investigate Cheney over the alleged torture of prisoners in the years following the September 11 attacks.

    "Overwhelming evidence of torture by the Bush administration, including at least two cases involving Canadian citizens, obligates Canada to investigate Cheney to comply with the Convention Against Torture," the group said Saturday.

Cheney flaunts contempt
Cheney was invited to Vancouver by the Bon Mot Book Club, a private company with bank, university and media sponsors, to talk about his new book, "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir."

Bon Mot owner Leah Costello defended the invitation to Cheney, saying he had the right to speak about his eight years in the US administration.

    "It's important to maintain an open society that has open dialogue, and the freedom to speak," she told AFP.

    Costello turned down AFP's request to attend the event or talk to Cheney because Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, a sponsor of the event, had an exclusive right to an interview.

    "It's irresponsible the way they throw these words around," the Globe quoted Cheney as saying, in response to critics who accused him of approving torture.

    He insisted that the controversial practice of waterboarding terror suspects does not amount to torture and was only used on three people.

    Vancouver police and private security guards helped attendees pass protesters and enter the club. Several people were shoved, and in one case sitting protesters held onto a man's legs.

    Later in the evening police suited up in riot gear and called in reinforcements. Local media said at least one protestor was arrested.

    A second appearance organized by the same book club was scheduled Tuesday in Calgary.

© AFP -- Published at The 5th Estate with license.


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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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