Sunday, February 28, 2010

Suicidal Nihilism and the Five Sense Conspiracy: Why We Enjoy Poisoning Ourselves

Anyone awakened and aware has the experience of dealing with those who are still plugged in, still asleep, and still full of delusions and indoctrination and falsehoods we are fed from the day we're born. Why are we different? Why can't they see what has now become so manifestly obvious to us?

I try to remember that not long ago I was like them: unconscious, reveling in ignorance and stupidity ... my reality defined by what Orwell termed doublethink:

    To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.

I often think about how lucky I am that there was something about me that broke free from the programming - what David Icke calls the five sense conspiracy. How does this absurd perception of reality manifest itself in the human consciousness? How have the elite, the social engineers, generated this willful stupidity and ignorance?

It makes it more difficult to see this when our minds are destroyed by the myriad neurotoxic additives of vaccines, sodium fluoride and thousands of toxic ingredients in our food. All of it numbs our ability to see what is ... like taking a can of black spray paint to your third eye. Then we are given a false sense of self, of reality, a totally false education, force-fed religion, and a buffet of distractions to keep our minds off what these criminals are doing to us. I understand why people are trapped. I don't understand how I broke free, but I am grateful.

Why do we put blind trust and faith in other people when it comes to our health and well-being, and, especially, the health and well-being of our children? In a previous article, I documented some of the mind control and indoctrination techniques and agendas of the elite which aim to turn us all into docile, weak, stupid, and mindless automatons, loyal and subservient to the state.

In another earlier report, I documented that one of the agendas of the elite, which we are programmed to worship and defend, is eugenics, of which this program of indoctrination is a central tenet of. In this report I will delve deeper into the methods employed by the elite to make us weak, stupid, and, in many cases, suicidal.

The umbrella that all other techniques of mind control and infliction of harm falls under is suicidal nihilism, defined as the philosophical doctrine suggesting the negation of one or more aspects of life or the world in general. What is almost the standard reaction anyone has when they're told something they eat or drink is toxic to them? Well, sure, but if x doesn't kill you, y will kill you, so what difference does it make? And based on my own experience, I would suppose that the majority of people would not want to live forever; life has little or no intrinsic value to them. Perhaps they feel that since death is inevitable, there is no point in prolonging their life - never mind that, even as the average lifespan is increasing, people are actually living shorter lives. I would certainly make the well-founded contention that if life expectancy is indeed increasing, the elite are displeased with this and are planning on reversing this trend very soon.

This disregard for our own lives is central to our programming, because if we could care less if we live or die, we won't care if they decide to facilitate our deaths, and, even when faced with the facts that they are in fact poisoning us, we will react with indifference at best, hostility at worst - but not hostility towards those responsible, no; Hostility towards the person making such a suggestion. It will never occur to them to look into, for instance, the history of fluoride, or question the scientific validity of the medical industry's sacred cash cow, vaccines. If we as a society do not value life - if we don't value our own lives and show passive regard for the lives of our children, then exerting total control over our lives will take little effort.

The amount of toxins we likely ingest on a daily basis is staggering. Their harmful effects are known to the establishment, yet not only are we not adequately warned about them, we are told they are safe. There are actually laws that allow food producers to add chemicals to our food - upwards of 17,000 of them - without telling us, because these additives are toxic and, were we to know they were in our food, it would affect the corporation's bottom line. Since they are not required to tell us what these additives are, I can only speak to what is known for fact. These are the worst, and their effects on the human mind and body.

Fluoride

Fluoride is by far the most pervasive toxin we are exposed to on a daily basis. A 2001 report from Scientific American stated that it is literally impossible to avoid overexposure to fluoride. Two-thirds of American municipalities dump it in their water, and thus, even if you do not drink tap water, or your water is not fluoridated, you can expect to find fluoride in your soda, beer, juice, sports drinks, vitamins, cold and flu medications, and pretty much any food product that is made with or contains water. This is to say nothing of our toothpastes and mouthwash.

    "In the 1930's, Hitler and the German Nazis envisioned a world to be dominated and controlled by the Nazi philosophy of pan-Germanism. The German chemists worked out a very ingenious and far-reaching plan of mass control, which was submitted to, and adopted by, the German General Staff. This plan was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water supplies. By this method they could control the population in whole areas, reduce population by water medication that would induce sterility in women and so on. In this scheme of mass control sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place.

    Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual’s power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. [A convenient light lobotomy]

    The real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children’s teeth. If this were the real reason there are many ways in which it could be done that are much easier, cheaper, and far more effective. The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty. - Charles Perkins

Fluoridated water was first used in Hitler's death camps, because it lowers IQ and makes you docile and placid; relaxed. For this reason sodium fluoride is also found in Prozac. Given that the global power elite, many of whom are "Americans" (Rockefeller, Gates, Bush, Cold Spring Harbor, etc.), is married to the eugenics movement, and considering their cooperation and support of Hitler, it cannot be said that this was unknown to them when they decided to start fluoridating the water in America, or that their intent was not the same as Hitler's.

Sodium fluoride is a toxic industrial waste product from phosphate fertilizer, aluminum, and nuclear weapons manufacturing, among others. It is so toxic that it is illegal to dump in rivers or streams. Read this as many times as you deem necessary, before it registers in your brain; break through the programming and see it for what it is: THEY ARE DUMPING TOXIC WASTE INTO OUR WATER. Sodium fluoride is often the active toxin in rat poison and insecticides. And you're drinking it. More on your doctor and dentist later.

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

Fat has 250 times more calories than sugar, yet even with this nutritional disadvantage, high fructose corn syrup is the number one source of calories in the United States. Fructose is much more readily metabolized to fat in the liver than glucose, and in the process can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD in turn leads to hepatic insulin resistance and type II diabetes. It increases your triglyceride and bad cholesterol (LDL) levels, whereas glucose does not. It harms the way primary organs like the liver and pancreas function, leading to bone loss, anemia and heart problems, just to name a few. And it has recently been discovered that HFCS is contaminated with mercury, which is as you know a violent neurotoxin.

The HFCS industry cites studies that claim it's no different than sugar, but all of these studies were funded by groups with a financial stake in HFCS - such as Pepsi. Like fluoride, HFCS is extremely prevalent in foods and beverages. It's found in soda, juice, breads, yogurt, frozen foods, salad dressings, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, and many other products. In fact by the time you're finished reading this, you may come to the same conclusion that I have: don't eat anything processed. But if you're not at that point yet, keep reading.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

MSG, or Monosodium Glutamate is an excitotoxin - a substance that over-excites brain cells to the point of damage and death. It is worse than alcohol, worse than nicotine, and worse than most illegal drugs.

MSG is toxic particularly in children whose blood-brain barrier have not yet fully developed; they are four times as sensitive to MSG as adults. This is disturbing considering MSG is found in most baby formulas. More on this in a moment.

In rats, MSG caused them to crave sugars and simple carbohydrates over protein-rich foods. This is because the pancreas is stimulated to produce insulin, which explains MSG's association with obesity and type 2 diabetes, regardless of caloric intake or activity. It causes retinal damage, insomnia, heart disease, and high blood pressure. It can cause arrhythmia and cardio artery spasm, leading to sudden cardiac arrest. In cancer, MSG dramatically promotes growth and metastasis. It causes cancer cells to become mobile, spreading more quickly from one part of the body to another. In the elderly, whose blood-brain barrier is weakened, the cumulative effects of MSG act as a "slow neurotoxin," not resulting in observable damage such as dementia immediately but only after long periods of exposure. There is practically no system of the body that is not damaged by MSG.

MSG is found in nearly any processed food, even those that don't specifically list MSG as an ingredient and claim to be natural. Some foods such as seaweed or tomatoes have complex amino acid groupings, which are bound (as opposed to free). When these groupings are autolyzed or hydrolyzed, the amino acids - glutamates - are released in an unnatural way, enhancing the flavor the same way MSG does, with the same toxic effects. Like the 17,000 chemicals food manufacturers can add without telling you to protect their bottom line, these are some of the dirty little tricks they play to keep you from knowing you're eating unnatural MSG. There are literally dozens of food additives that contain MSG, such as broth, casein, anything hydrolyzed or autolyzed, and many others. Soybean extracts are loaded with glutamate, in many cases higher than pure MSG; people who consume large amounts of soy products have high incidences of dementia and brain atrophy. All soy products should be avoided as if they were poison - they are.

Particularly in baby formula, unsuspecting parents will choose a brand believing there to be no MSG, as it is not listed on the label, not realizing that caseinate or hydrolyzed protein broth are really MSG; physiologically these children could be abnormal for the rest of their lives.

Aspartame

Of all the poisons the eugenicists have foisted onto the American people, only sodium fluoride tops aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal) in terms of pure evil. And I say this only because of sodium fluoride's Nazi history and the fact that it's a toxic industrial waste product that is too toxic to be dumped in rivers and streams, yet we have been fooled into accepting it's healthy to dump it in our drinking water. The story of how aspartame became a staple of the American diet is a long and disturbing one.

Aspartame, also an excitotoxin and an rDNA derivative, is made from two amino acids - L-phenylalanine, L-aspartic acid - and methanol. The amino acid content in aspartame allows for mouthpieces for this poison to call it "healthy" or "natural", ignoring the methanol found in it and what it does to the body when ingested.

But once upon a time, for eight years, aspartame was banned by the FDA. This would seem natural, having at the time only recently been found on a Pentagon list of biochemical warfare agents submitted to Congress. Take a moment to ingest that: aspartame is a biochemical warfare agent.

Aspartame saw a new day in the FDA court in the early 70's, but G.D. Searle, the company that produces it, faced serious ethical questions in its methodology and data used to prove its safety. The 1974 FDA task force set up to examine aspartame and G.D. Searle reported "serious deficiencies in Searle's operations and practices, which undermine the basis for reliance on Searle's integrity in conducting high quality animal research to accurately determine the toxic potential of its products." They concluded with the recommendation that G.D. Searle should face a Grand Jury "to identify more particularly the nature of the violations, and to identify all those responsible.

The final 1976 report noted serious and criminal misrepresentation and suppression of data in G.D. Searle's research. Desperate to suppress this information, G.D. Searle appointed Nixon and Ford administration operative Donald Rumsfeld its chairman. The FDA requested that U.S. Attorney Samuel Skinner investigate Searle's aspartame testing procedures. Skinner was the federal prosecutor responsible for convincing the Grand Jury to investigate Searle's criminal and fraudulent research. Skinner met with Searle attorneys at the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin. Suddenly, newly elected President Carter announced that Skinner would not remain in office, and Skinner thereafter announced that he would be hired by Sidley & Austin. The case was taken over by US Attorney William Conlon, who blatantly dragged his feet in prosecuting Searle. Failing in his duties, Conlon also joined Searle's law firm. The fix was in.

In 1981, Rumsfeld's boy at the FDA, Commissioner Arthur Hayes, approved the initial use of aspartame in dry foods and as a tabletop sweetener. Disregarded as anecdotal were the public's concerns, as well as 3 FDA scientists, regarding brain tumors, which every scientific study not funded by Searle showed were prevalent in long term aspartame exposure. Naturally, after resigning from the FDA Hayes under a cloud of conflicts of interest, was hired as senior medical consultant for the public relations firm retained by Searle.

After aspartame was approved for soft drinks in 1983, complaints of side effects poured in - headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, blurred vision, seizures, convulsions, and more. Long-term aspartame ingestion can disturb the metabolism of amino acids, protein structure and metabolism, the integrity of nucleic acids, neuron function, and endocrine balances. The breakdown of aspartame causes nerves to fire excessively, which can indirectly lead to a high rate of neuron depolarization.

The harmful effects of aspartame are practically endless. When you ingest aspartame, it breaks down into its two constituent amino acids, and methanol.

    Aspartame is 40% aspartic acid. When aspartic acid is consumed, it significantly raises the level of aspartate in your blood, which over-excites neurotransmitters in the brain, destroying neurons. Again, this is what is referred to by Dr Blaylock as excitotoxicity.

    Aspartame is 50% phenylalanine. Excessive levels of this amino acid can decease serotonin levels in the brain, leading to depression. Again, the aspartame lobby would have you believe that the presence of amino acids in aspartame makes it natural and healthy, however, as we've seen, monosodium glutamate is also an amino acid; this has nothing to do with it being natural or healthy. It is neither.

    The remaining 10% of aspartame is methanol, or wood alcohol. Not only is methanol poisonous by itself, when ingested it further breaks down into formaldehyde, a deadly neurotoxic carcinogen. Formaldehyde is embalming fluid. Methanol poisoning can cause visual impairment, including blindness; headaches, ear buzzing, and dizziness; nausea and gastrointestinal disturbances; weakness, numbness and shooting pains in the extremities; behavioral disturbances and memory lapses. Formaldehyde further breaks down into formic acid, which is also toxic and commonly used as an activator to strip epoxy and urethane coatings. Delicious!

Aspartame causes, mimics, or worsens the conditions of the following diseases:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Alzheimer's
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression and other psychological disorders
  • Lupus
  • Diabetes and diabetic complications
  • Birth defects
  • Lymphoma
  • Lyme's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism

Aspartame, like MSG, is linked to obesity and diabetes, because it creates a craving for simple carbohydrates.

Dr Russell Blaylock, a leader in aspartame and MSG research who coined the term "excitotoxin", cites an Italian study in which animals were fed aspartame throughout their entire lives, and were studied until they died natural deaths. They found a dramatic increase in related cancers of lymphoma and leukemia, as well as several histological lymphomas of the brain. He continues:

    When you look it up in the neurosurgical literature, there is a rather significant rise in the incidents of what used to be a rare tumor. We're seeing a lot more of the primary lymphoma of the brain, which is a little different than lymphomas you see elsewhere. When you look back at the original studies done by the G.D. Searle company, they found lymphomas as well as primary brain tumors and tumors of multiple organs. All of this correlation shows that we've got a powerful carcinogenic substance here. It is either acting as a co-carcinogen or a primary carcinogen. Most likely, it's the formaldehyde breakdown product.

    What the Italian study found is that if you take these same animals and expose them to formaldehyde in the same doses, they developed the same leukemias and lymphomas. If you look back at the Troker Study conducted in Spain a couple of years ago, what they found was when they radiolabeled the aspartame, they could actually see formaldehyde binding to the DNA, and it produced both single and double strand DNA breakage.

    We know that when formaldehyde binds to DNA, it's very difficult to remove it. It will stay there for long periods of time. What that means is if you just drink a single diet cola today, or sweeten something with NutraSweet, you're accumulating damage every day. Eventually, you're going to produce this necessary pattern of DNA damage to initiate the cancer, and once you develop the cancer, the aspartic acid component of aspartame will make the cancer grow very rapidly. You've got a double effect; it's causing the cancer, and it's making the cancer move very rapidly.

These were swept under the rug by the government, which blatantly and overtly lied and vouched for its safety. The FDA, true to its corporate shill form, declared that "no evidence has been found to establish that aspartame's methanol by-product reaches toxic levels." This of course is a lie, since, according to a Medical World News report in 1978, the methanol content of aspartame is 1,000 times greater than most foods under FDA control. Today aspartame is found in over 4,000 products worldwide and is consumed by over 200 million people in the United States alone.

Corporatism (Fascism) in Our Health Ministries

Benito Mussolini once said, "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." Specifically, it is the control of the State by the corporation (whereas socialism is the reverse: the control of the corporation by the State). And this is what we see today in our government - for the purposes of this essay, the pharmaceutical, chemical, and agricultural mega-corporations (some corporations transcend all three) have usurped control of our health ministries, so that they are entrusted with watching over themselves. Obviously they will be looking out for their own bottom line, not the health and safety of the American people.

Some would say its hyper-cynical to say that corporations only look out for their own profits at the expense of the consumer. In a free market we would not have to worry about this, because independent studies on the safety of these products would show them to be harmful, and no one would buy them, forcing these corporations to either produce healthier products or go out of business. But when the FDA is staffed by lobbyists for, say, Monsanto, Monsanto doesn't have to worry about the safety of its genetically modified foods or its Roundup product these foods are designed to be sprayed with because the lobbyists for Monsanto working within the FDA will give themselves the FDA seal of approval. Who watches the watchmen? The watchmen.

Examine who funds such medical journals as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition or College Nutrition, or major studies on food safety. Corporations like Bayer and Monsanto. Con Agra. Kraft. All major corporations responsible for infesting our foods with the toxins making us fat, sick, stupid and weak. You also see pharmaceutical giants like GlaxoSmithKline; I can imagine nothing that would please a pharmaceutical corporation more than widespread chronic illness. In fact, the pharmaceutical industry benefits greatly from the harmful additives in our food, and plays a major roll in facilitating their approval, use, and protection.

The US government and Monsanto has had a revolving door between its employees for decades. President Obama recently appointed former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor as a senior adviser to the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner on food safety. Ann Veneman was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto's Calgene Corporation before becoming Secretary of Agriculture under George W Bush. Bush also appointed Monsanto executive Linda Fisher as deputy director of the EPA; Fisher worked for the EPA before becoming an executive at Monsanto. Revolving door. Former acting commissioner of the FDA under Clinton Michael Friedman became senior vice president for clinical affairs at G.D. Searle. William D. Ruckelshaus was the first commissioner of the EPA under Nixon, and spent 12 years on Monsanto's board of directors. Mickey Kantor served on Monsanto's board of directors before being tapped as Bill Clinton's Commerce Secretary. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice, is a former Monsanto lawyer presiding over a case that would completely deregulate Monsanto's GM seeds and allow them to contaminate the entire country. How will he rule? We'll see. Thomas certainly does not see what is clearly a conflict of interest. And, as discussed earlier, there is Rumsfeld, Conlon, and Skinner's scandalous connections to GD Searle and aspartame.

A Stacked Deck

Presented in this report is a two-fold threat to all of our health and well-being. First of course is the toxic and harmful products most Americans feed themselves and their children on a daily basis. This, along with vaccines, has a cumulative dumbing down effect; not only an erosion of the mind, but an erosion of the body. We are, collectively and in a compounding manner, becoming ever more stupid, fat, lazy and weak. Not only is this profitable to those who benefit from this - the food manufacturers who make more money as Americans become addicted to and eat more of their food, as well as the pharma giants who benefit from an engineered crisis of chronic illness - it is beneficial to those in power who wish to expand the size and scope of their power completely, totally, and utterly.

Second is the cover of protection these products receive from health and safety regulatory arms of government most Americans falsely believe are looking out for them. This makes it ever more difficult for even people like myself and those who are aware of the poison that passes for food, because not only does it severely restrict the choices we have in what we can eat, since harmful products are found in nearly all foods, including fresh produce, which could be genetically modified for all we know (the FDA says we do not have the right to know), but we cannot trust what is "certified" as organic, since the same regulatory arms of government responsible for such labeling are controlled by the same people who have driven many of us to eat organic in the first place.

What can be done? Unfortunately our choices are limited. As long as the masses believe and trust the State to be their lord and savior, it will be difficult to tear away the tentacles these corporations have around our government and our entire lives. We can educate people to these truths, but, speaking from experience, we can expect one of two reactions: either they will A> not want to know how harmful their food is, because they enjoy it too much. Most people have an intuition that what they're eating is killing them, or shortening their life (is there a difference?), but as long as they can pretend they don't really know what food is doing what to their body, they can be blissful in their ignorance. Or, B> they will dismiss your warnings as quackery, conspiracy theory kookiness, or the like. Part of the indoctrination we receive from birth is that, as Madeline Albright so aptly put it, "We are America; we are the indispensable nation." America doesn't poison or murder its own citizens; that's what other countries do. Our leaders may be liars or crooks, but there's a line they simply would never cross. Because they're Americans. The air here is different; or maybe there's something different about the soil or the water. Or, of course, we are simply sanctioned by the Creator. Rest easy. Your government is keeping you safe. This is the ultimate threat of a fascist government and economy: again, the watchmen are the ones watching the watchmen. There is no oversight; it's a corporate free-for-all.

So we must vote with our wallets and pocketbooks; we must, whenever possible, spend the extra money to buy real food. And, if possible, we must put forth the extra effort to grow our own food, from our own seeds, in our own soil, harvested by our own hands. That is the only way you'll ever know for sure your food is safe. That's the only way to keep yourself strong and healthy, to keep your mind sharp and clear. It is simultaneously one of your strongest weapons and best line of defense against the elite and their eugenics cult.

Stay healthy. Stay awake. Stay free.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Profound implications of the observed downward acceleration of the North Tower

David Chandler
Journal of 9/11 Studies.com

The editors of the Journal of 9/11 Studies are pleased to announce publication of the following peer-reviewed article in the February 2010 volume of the Journal:

Destruction of the World Trade Center North Tower and Fundamental Physics
By David Chandler

DOWNLOAD PAPER IN PDF: http://journalof911studies.com/volume/2010/ChandlerDownwardAccelerationOfWTC1.pdf

Physicist David Chandler continues his insightful analysis of the destruction of three WTC skyscrapers on 9/11/2001 in this very readable paper. From the summary:

    The fact that the roof line of the upper section of the North Tower continued to accelerate downward through the collision with the lower section of the building indicates that the upper section could not have been acting as a pile driver. As long as the roof line was accelerating downward, the upper block exerted a force less than its own static weight on the lower section of the building. Any accretion of material into the upper block would have acted as an inertial brake, reducing the force of interaction even further. The undamaged lower section of the building was built to support several times the weight of the material above it, but whether or not we take the safety factor into account, the reduced force exerted by the falling mass could not have been what caused the violent destruction of the building seen in numerous videos. The persistent acceleration of the top section of the building is strong confirmation that some other source of energy was used to remove the structure below it, allowing the upper block to fall with little resistance.

    The editors highly recommend this article and the associated videos by David Chandler.

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Georgia has glut of swine flu vaccine

They have a buttload of it, because nobody wants it, because people aren't sufficiently dumbed down to fall for what was a fake crisis, even if you believe this virus just occured naturally, out of nowhere (it didn't). What to do with all the unwanted vaccines? How about we spray them on the crops! That doesn't sound Nazi-esque at all.

It should be noted that the CDC's estimate for American fatalities is actually more than the WHO's estimate for global fatalities. But no, it's not a scam. It's not a fraud. A crime. Disease profiteering. They're wearing white coats and $5,000 suits. Don't blaspheme against our gods like that!

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution -

    Georgia has a glut of more than 2 1/2 million doses of swine flu vaccine, and some local health departments are working hard to administer them before they expire.

    Less than a third of Georgia's total allocation of 3 1/2 million doses -- 978,092 doses -- have been administered, according to the state Department of Community Health.

    With only weeks left in a flu season that traditionally ends around late March, state and county health officials are faced with distributing a large amount of vaccine to a public that has largely lost interest in swine flu. Some local health officials say some of their vaccine will start to expire at the end of March.

    "There's just not much interest in it right now," said Lisa Crossman, director of clinical and prevention services at Cobb and Douglas Public Health.

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights

Drudge called this a "shock" poll, but I'm not entirely sure what's shocking about it. Is it shocking that Americans have such an ill view towards their government and its responsibility to safeguard our liberties, or is it a shock that enough Americans are awake enough to notice? Because clearly they are right: our government is a threat to our rights. But informed citizens should realize that this is the inherent nature of government, that government is anathema to liberty. It's a polar opposite.

    CNN -

    A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

    Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

    The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.

    According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken - though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what's broken can be fixed.

    The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.

Clinton says U.S. deficit now a security issue

Well then what is DHS waiting for? Clearly Greenspan, Bush, Geithner, Bernanke, Summers, Paulson, Obama, and the CEO's of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan-Chase, AIG, BAO, Citi, etc, should be arrested and sent to Gitmo on terrorism charges, the Federal Reserve should be raided, shut down, and have its assets seized.

    Reuters -

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said "outrageous" advice from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan helped create record U.S. budget deficits that put national security at risk.

    Appearing before congressional panels to defend the State Department's $52.8 billion budget request for 2011, Clinton said the massive U.S. foreign debt had sapped U.S. strength around the world.

    "It breaks my heart that 10 years ago we had a balanced budget, that we were on the way of paying down the debt of the United States of America," Clinton said.

    "I served on the budget committee in the Senate, and I remember as vividly as if it were yesterday when we had a hearing in which Alan Greenspan came and justified increasing spending and cutting taxes, saying that we didn't really need to pay down the debt -- outrageous in my view," she said.

    Though she did not give a date, that hearing must have taken place during the presidency of George W. Bush, who authored a massive tax cut while spending billions on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and sponsoring a major expansion of the Medicare health program for seniors.

    Clinton urged lawmakers to tackle the federal budget deficit, which reached a record $1.4 trillion for the fiscal year that ended last September.

    "We have to address this deficit and the debt of the United States as a matter of national security not only as a matter of economics," Clinton said. "I do not like to be in a position where the United States is a debtor nation to the extent that we are."

    Having to rely on foreign creditors hit "our ability to protect our security, to manage difficult problems and to show the leadership that we deserve," she said.

    "The moment of reckoning cannot be put off forever," she said. "I really honestly wish I could turn the clock back."

    Though she did not mention it, China's portfolio of some $755 billion in U.S. Treasury bonds has become a concern for some U.S. policymakers. They worry that Beijing's creditor status could create leverage to influence U.S. policy.

    FALL OF THE ORACLE

    Clinton's swipe at Greenspan symbolized the way the former central bank chief's reputation has fallen since he left the job in 2006.

    First named to the office by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, Greenspan served throughout the presidency of Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton. He was regarded as economic oracle whose cryptic pronouncements were searched for inner meaning and regularly moved financial markets.

    Now, he has become a handy whipping boy blamed for helping inflate a housing bubble that eventually burst, setting off a grave financial crisis and plunging the economy into the worst recession in decades.

    Greenspan, known as a deficit hawk, late last year endorsed a proposed bipartisan commission to help make tough calls needed to bring U.S. debt under control.

    Clinton noted that the 2011 budget request for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development represented a $4.9 billion increase over 2010, most of which would fund work in the "frontline states" of Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    "We are now assuming so many of the post-conflict responsibilities, and that is the bulk of our increase," Clinton said.

    Republican Representative Ron Paul, who has helped lead congressional efforts to rein in the deficit, pressed Clinton on U.S. diplomatic spending including a plan for an expensive new U.S. embassy building in London

    Clinton said the costs of the proposed modernist glass cube would be offset by savings on rent for satellite offices that embassy personnel must now use. "I believe I can make the case that we're not asking for new money," she said.

Explosive News: Neocon Washington Times surprisingly brings 9-11 truth into the mainstream

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic. -Dresden James

Sooner or later they're going to have to acknowledge us, acknowledge the questions we have, the absurdities and the impossibilities we point out, and the outright, blatant, out in the open lie that is the official government narrative, or conspiracy theory, if you will. Say what you want about the Debra Medina/Glenn Beck fiasco, and Medina's total 180 on the issue, spitting in the face of 9-11 truth. This is all just the natural procession that all truth passes through: first, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

There is much truth behind the adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity. Gandhi said, "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." Because the mere fact that they're talking about it, even in a negative light, means people are paying attention to it. And when people see the truth in contrast with lies, the truth is always self-evident. When people have only been fed lies, so they don't know what the truth looks like. So when people pay attention to what's going on in regards to 9-11, it becomes self evident that the official narrative is a total lie, and that there is no way the government was no behind it.

Really, all you need is a basic grasp of history to understand this, which would've made you skeptical of the government/media narrative from the second the second plane hit the World Trade Center. Governments - all governments - manipulate you through fear, and nothing frightens you more than staged terror. But our history is a complete and utter fantasy, and the system engineers us all to act like a collection of mafia wives, in denial of and violently defending every atrocity committed by this country.

    Jennifer Harper
    Inside The Beltway -

    A lingering technical question about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks still haunts some, and it has political implications: How did 200,000 tons of steel disintegrate and drop in 11 seconds? A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center.

    "In order to bring down this kind of mass in such a short period of time, the material must have been artificially, exploded outwards," says Richard Gage, a San Francisco architect and founder of the nonprofit Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

    Mr. Gage, who is a member of the American Institute of Architects, managed to persuade more than 1,000 of his peers to sign a new petition requesting a formal inquiry.

    "The official Federal Emergency Management [Agency] and National Institute of Standards and Technology reports provide insufficient, contradictory and fraudulent accounts of the circumstances of the towers' destruction. We are therefore calling for a grand jury investigation of NIST officials," Mr. Gage adds.

    The technical issues surrounding the collapse of the towers has prompted years of debate, rebuttal and ridicule.

    He is particularly disturbed by Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper, which was not hit by an aircraft, yet came down in "pure free-fall acceleration." He also says that more than 100 first-responders reported explosions and flashes as the towers were falling and cited evidence of "multi-ton steel sections ejected laterally 600 ft. at 60 mph" and the "mid-air pulverization of 90,000 tons of concrete & metal decking."

    There is also evidence of "advanced explosive nano-thermitic composite material found in the World Trade Center dust," Mr. Gage says. The group's petition at www. ae911truth.org is already on its way to members of Congress.

    "Government officials will be notified that 'Misprision of Treason,' U.S. Code 18 (Sec. 2382), is a serious federal offense, which requires those with evidence of treason to act," Mr. Gage says. "The implications are enormous and may have profound impact on the forthcoming Khalid Shaikh Mohammed trial."

More:

Washington Times Covers 9/11 Controversy

    The Daily Bell -

    Dominant Social Theme: Something we, the mainstream media, need to mention at least in passing ...

    Free-Market Analysis: We have no idea what happened on 9/11. But since 9/11 Commission members have reportedly disavowed the full government's story - and one has written a book claiming the commission was serially lied to by the Bush administration, the FBI, CIA, etc. - we have to conclude that there are elements of the official story that are not entirely accurate. We would think that the US government would want to get to the bottom of such a serious matter, in some way or other.

    Now the Washington Times, a mainstream, beltway newspaper, is seemingly opening up the issue again. There was no need to cover yet another "trufers" story and yet the Times has done so - to the astonishment of the alternative blogosphere. We think, not to make a pun, that this is in fact a sign of the times. The pressure to understand what really happened on 9/11 simply won't go away. It is all over the 'Net and is in fact gaining momentum in our opinion.

    After the Kennedy assassination there were many questions - and one grainy "Zapruder" film played over and over for decades. But the Warren Commission never disavowed its conclusion, that Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman and a bullet that travelled in all directions at once. The 9/11 Commission (some of its members anyway) has.

    Because of the Internet, there are literally millions of pictures and comments about the tragic attack. This is a matter of degrees, to be sure, but degrees matter. The impact of so much commentary - and conflicting information - seen by so many, gradually builds up. It becomes a force that cannot be traduced. The circumstances surrounding 9/11 are then qualitatively different than those around Kennedy's death.

    We have, for instance, thought long and hard why law professor and Rutger's Dean John Farmer would want to come out with a book that basically accused the entire Washington establishment of lying about 9/11. It only occurred to us lately that Dean Farmer was WORRIED. The 9/11 Commission's conclusions are flawed. Farmer, perhaps sanguine at one point about his role, realized one day that he was right in the middle of what would appear to be a cover-up. So he set out to rectify his situation. Now he cannot be accused. He points his seasoned finger elsewhere.

    There is a rude term that describes what Farmer has done. The point is, when your top people begin pointing fingers, the cover-up, whatever it is, is unraveling. Again, we don't know what people in Washington were - or are - up to. Farmer seems to think it was incompetence of a sort, and subsequent denial. But perhaps it goes deeper than that.

    But, no, we don't know. And before we receive any feedbacks blasting us for accusing the government of organizing or orchestrating 9/11, we will state for the record that that is not our intention, nor our purpose. We have not a single clue about what actually occurred on 9/11! Nor is it our responsibility - even within the ambit of the alternative press - to "investigate." You try to investigate the CIA, Pentagon and FBI, dear reader. There are, to be sure, sensitivities there that are fairly beyond imagining. Here's an article excerpt about Farmer's book that appeared in the Salem-News:

    The 9/11 Commission Rejects own Report as Based on Government Lies ... In John Farmer's book: "The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America's Defense on 9/11″, the author builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version... is almost entirely untrue ... The 9/11 Commission now tells us that the official version of 9/11 was based on false testimony and documents and is almost entirely untrue. The details of this massive cover-up are carefully outlined in a book by John Farmer, who was the Senior Counsel for the 9/11 Commission. Farmer, Dean of Rutger Universities' School of Law and former Attorney General of New Jersey, was responsible for drafting the original flawed 9/11 report. ... Farmer states..."at some level of the government, at some point in time...there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened... I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described. ... The [Norad air defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. This is not spin." ... In 2006, The Washington Post reported..."Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission..."

    9/11 has been the proximate cause for two major US wars. The Middle East is in flames and the conflagration may get worse before it gets better, with major implications for the entire world. Given what has occurred - and the nature of the stakes - doesn't it make sense to get a fuller and more accurate accounting of what REALLY took place on 9/11? Doesn't the US government owe it to the voters? Wouldn't any representative government want to give its citizens an honest accounting? There are so many questions beyond the fate of the buildings themselves. Perhaps these questions are based on flawed information! Perhaps they are the outcome of paranoid thinking. The way to put them to bed is with a thorough, impartial and transparent investigation.

    The Internet is a process. Those within the US government that do not want to provide a more honest accounting of what took place should realize that there is no damage control (short perhaps of a nuclear war) that will put an end to the general public's need to know. It was too big a deal. And too much has happened since then - including the abrogation of civil rights in America, warrantless wiretapping, assertions of torture, rendition, etc. America has changed. The world has changed. But the official 9/11 story remains the same despite its obvious flaws.

    The Internet is a great eroder of power elite memes - like the Gutenberg press before it. People may forget, or in some cases are unaware, that Roman Catholic Church leaders' of the time were confident that the Church's faux-liturgy regarding the purchase of various absolutions ("buying" one's way into heaven as Led Zeppelin has famously put it) would not be exposed. But once people began to read the actual Bible, the truth came out. One couldn't guarantee one's arrival in heaven by buying old bones of Saints. There was nothing in the Bible about it, despite what the Church might maintain or imply. Communication advances are merciless that way. Cover-ups developed prior to the technology tend to fall after the fact.

    We've long held that dominant social themes would disintegrate (to a degree) as the Internet began to bite. We have been surprised, recently, how fast this seems to be happening. The themes having to do with 9/11 and the war on terror would seem to be the last to fall because they are among the most important to the elite and help protect the military industrial complex - in America especially. But what we projected might happen in five, ten, even twenty years time seems to be happening a lot more quickly now, perhaps because the economic crisis has so focused people's minds and made them more apt to question official judgments.

    Conclusion: Yesterday, the Washington Times covered an important 9/11 story once again. It was supposed to be dead by now. As dead as Jack Kennedy. Yet articles and research regarding 9/11 are posted to the Internet every day. They are like drops of water that erode the hard shell of the established government narrative.

Pachauri-led UN climate panel to face inquiry on report

It's better that this inquiry will be independent, but whether it's actually independent or not remains to be seen. I'd like to know who exactly will be investigated and whether they have any conflicts of interest.

    Times of India -

    Indian scientist R K Pachauri-led UN panel on climate change will face an independent international review after a series of allegations of errors in its report on global warming hit its credibility.

    Environment and Climate ministers, who held a closed door meeting in Bali last night, have insisted that an independent review should be carried out following reports of mistakes in IPCC's last report, and a row surrounding Pachauri's robust response to his critics, reports said.

    If Pachauri's management is found to be at fault, his position could become untenable, The Daily Telegraph reported from Bali.

    The report said that participants in the unprecedented meeting - held at the annual assembly of Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme's Governing Council in Bali - were sworn to secrecy over the decision and it is only expected to be announced after its detailed scope and composition have been worked out by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organisation, the two UN agencies that oversee the IPCC's work.

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its chairman Pachauri have come under attack over errors in their report on climate change. The panel was awarded the Nobel Prize last year for its work highlighting the dangers of climate change.

Start Watching Your Mouth, California

Maybe you read a previous entry about the word "apartheid" being banned in Canada and thought, well, that's kind of messed up, but that's Canada. This is Amurr'ca. But you didn't realize this clampdown on freedom is a global agenda, that the people involved don't consider themselves "Canadians", or "Americans". This is why I post news out of Canada, and Australia, and Britain. Our fate is tied to theirs.

    CBS News -

    Californians had better start watching their mouths.

    The state Assembly passed a resolution Thursday that would establish the first week of March as "Cuss Free Week" throughout the state. If approved by the Senate next week, the measure would take effect immediately.

    The resolution includes no enforcement mechanism and is simply meant to promote greater harmony and connectedness, said Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, a Democrat from La Canada Flintridge and co-author of the measure.

    "I've always wondered why we behave differently when grandma is watching than when we're on our own," said Portantino, who owned up to his share of four-letter words.

    Portantino said the California Legislature - known for imposing strict clean air and clean water laws - is the first state legislative body in the nation to consider a statewide profanity-free week.

    The resolution was inspired by a South Pasadena teenager, McKay Hatch, who started a No Cussing Club at his junior high school in 2007. Similar clubs have since cropped up in every state and 20 countries.

    Hatch, who traveled to the Capitol with his family to support the resolution, said he sees a link between foul-mouthed incivility and other forms of problem behavior, such as drug use and bullying.

    Next up for the 16-year-old? Promoting no-cussing measures in other states and internationally.

    "Next year I want to do a world tour," he said. "Cussing is a hard habit to break, but anyone can do it."

    California lawmakers will now test Hatch's theory. Portantino and his staff have supplied each of them with a "cuss jar." Those who let a foul word slip are encouraged to deposit money into the jar as penance.

    "I expect several of you will have your jars overflowing in the next few weeks," Portantino's co-author, Cameron Smyth, told his fellow Assembly members.

    After Thursday's vote, Smyth, a Republican from Santa Clarita, joined Portantino and Hatch in delivering a jar to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office.

    The governor's office confirmed it had received the jar but declined to comment further.

    Profanity has been rare on the floor of the Assembly or Senate. After one former lawmaker used the word "hell" in 2007, senators took time out from a busy day of voting to debate whether it was appropriate to use the word on the floor. Lawmakers eventually agreed to disagree.

    Messages between the Legislature and the governor have been a different matter.

    Last October, the first letter in each line of a veto message from Schwarzenegger to Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano spelled out a common four-letter vulgarity followed by the letters "y-o-u."

    The Republican governor called the hidden message "one of those wild coincidences."

Media ignores climate debate, Pew says

It's amazing how you can read manipulation in media stories when your third eye is open. Take the following passage from the UPI story:

    In an interview with the BBC last week, [Phil] Jones maintained his position that human activity was at least partially responsible for global warming.

    "I'm 100 percent confident that the climate has warmed," he added.

See, nobody really contests that the climate has warmed. And the article doesn't exactly quote Jones as saying it's man-made. They say he says so, and then quotes him as saying something of an entirely different context. To the untrained eye, one might read that Phil Jones is saying he's 100 percent confident man has caused the climate to warm.

The divergence in opinion is based on two factors - the original factor being whether or not this was caused by man, and the other, more recent factor being whether this warming period has ended or continued. The AGW camp has given polar contradictory stories on the latter issue the last few weeks: on the one hand, they say the previous decade (2000-2009) was the warmest ever. On the other hand, Phil Jones says there's been no statistically-significant warming since 1995, and climate scientists are now trying to figure out why there's been such a protracted period of cooling, despite what their "models" predicted.

Climategate has been ignored by the MSM and driven by the blogosphere and alternative media because the corporate media has intimate ties to the myriad carbon tax/derivatives/trading schemes. This is not and will never be their issue.

Existing home sales unexpectedly plunge in January

There's that word again..."unexpectedly". When a talking point becomes a mantra, you know you're in deep doodoo. Just keep telling them it's all unexpected, as if it wasn't really supposed to happen this way, so they should expect it to correct itself sooner or later - don't panic. They won't become angry. They won't realize this was all planned the whole time.

Anyone with half a brain who puts two weeks' worth of time into studying economics could've predicted all of this. You think they didn't know what they were doing was going to crash and burn our economy? Grow up. That's my mantra: grow up.

Meanwhile, you know market manipulation is in overdrive when there are 19 million unoccupied homes in America - that's one home for every 15 people in America. Unoccupied. And yet nobody can afford to buy a home. I don't know about you, but that, to me, is the epitome of "free market".

    Reuters -

    Sales of previously owned homes in the United States unexpectedly plunged in January, an industry survey showed on Friday, fresh evidence the housing market has yet to find stable ground.

    The National Association of Realtors said that sales fell 7.2 percent to an annual rate of 5.05 million units, sharply below market expectations for a 5.50 million unit pace.

    December sales were revised slightly lower to 5.44 million pace from 5.45 million units. Compared to January last year, sales of existing homes were up 11.5 percent.

    "Today's figure is certainly not good news in terms of sales," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the NAR.

What Microsoft knows and keeps about you, abusing DMCA & kicking Cryptome

Yobie Benjamin
SF Gate -

As the Patriot Act comes up for reauthorization by Congress, it's time to reflect on the immense powers Americans have ceded to the government and potential for abuse by federal, state and local authorities. Last year, an FBI Inspector General report has excoriated the FBI Communications Analysis Unit for abusive warrantless surveillance of perhaps thousands of innocent people. FBI Director Robert Mueller promised Congress the FBI will be take steps to stop the abuses cited in the Inspector General's report.

"The FBI's use of exigent letters... circumvented, and in many cases violated, the requirements of the Electronic Communications Protection Act statute," according to the report, which was referencing a leading federal wiretap law.

The global Internet and telecommunications infrastructure provides massive information on almost each and every person on the planet. In a twisted way, the only ones fortunate enough to maintain true privacy are the poorest of the poor in armpits of the world. If one has a cell phone no matter where they are on the planet, they could be subjected to the vast surveillance powers of states. But one power truly stands out --- the all encompassing reach and technological capabilities of the US National Security Agency. If you want to be secure, don't use a phone, a computer, credit card or any other technologically linked system because it guarantees that big brother will find you if they want to.

There is another side to this story.

While most cases that involve terrorism will inevitably involve NSA and other clandestine agencies' surveillance, most consumer "spying" comes from subpoenas and requests from other non-terrorist-related federal, state, local agency requests AND non-governmental private litigation and discovery. Simply put, a subpoena issued by a court in support of private litigation and discovery may have the same impact on an individual as the full force of the NSA.

These are some of the reasons why the public is entitled to know what private companies are doing with information entrusted to them by their customers and the public at-large. If Microsoft, Cisco, Sprint, AT&T, Facebook, MySpace and legions of other companies ONLY provided consumer information in response ONLY to legal National Security Letters issued by the FBI, then the outrage is probably overblown.

The fact is --- when a company receives a court-approved subpoena (or order) requested by an "officer of the court" (meaning the judge, defendant or plaintiff's counsel), most of the time, the company will provide all the information requested.

So what information is typically requested from a company by say a plaintiff's lawyer during some discovery phase?

Well, it's everything. In fact, it's generally a fishing expedition for every log file, every uploaded video, photo, chat session and anything else they can get their hands on. This is what happened to the famous skank case in which Google was involved.

The unintended consequence of a surveillance state is the creation of a surveillance society. The nuance of the legal system provides anyone willing to spend the money on lawyers, litigation and the discovery process to effectively get all the information on anyone they want. Bottom line: Most general counsels' offices in most companies will NOT decline to give information requested by a court order, approved subpoena or discovery request, whether it is a criminal or civil matter.

These are some reasons why Cryptome (a site that is run by John Young, a long time privacy, crypto and security activist) needs to continue and provide critical privacy-related information to the public. This is why the attempts of Microsoft and others to obfuscate the information they gather and provide on demand to court subpoenas is misguided.

Cryptome has long been the bane of US and other global intelligence agencies. Much of the information on Cryptome is controversial including its compilation of President Obama's security details and personnel. It is also the destination and source of embarrassing and leaked government documents. Cryptome is bold and brash as it takes on the government of China, the US and the UK and other countries as they try to suppress information.

A free society needs more John Youngs and Cryptomes not less. Information about private individuals and organizations and matters (health records, email, finances, phone conversations, etc...) that may affect them should and must have a reasonable sense of privacy. People should know how information about them is kept, retained and guarded and under what conditions the information is released..

It is unfortunate that Microsoft continues to be the lead company in harassing Cryptome by filing seemingly endless DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notices (which is by the way not even a court-sanctioned act) with John Young's Internet service provider. By virtue of its size, Microsoft's DMCA notices almost carry the weight of a court's command on ISPs. On receiving a Microsoft notice yesterday, Cryptome's ISP Network Solutions impishly and hastily agrees to take down Cryptome's web site rather than demand to see supporting court-ordered documents.

Today someone in Microsoft got smart and withdrew the DMCA compliant and Network Solutions restored Cryptome. Several Cryptome links are still dead.

If you read the disputed Microsoft "spying document" on Cryptome's site, nothing seems damaging to either Microsoft's business or intellectual property. The Microsoft document entitled "Global Criminal Compliance Handbook" contains compliance guidelines and information on what information Microsoft knows about your activities, what they keep and for how long. It's hardly a top-secret document as any college junior enrolled in computer science would assume as much is done. In addition, the document is a living oxymoron stamped all over with "For Law Enforcement Use" markings when in fact it was clearly meant to comply also with civil subpoenas --- like a court ordered (perhaps to be used for some crazy high profile defamation or divorce matter) discovery. Again, recall that the New York model skank case is hardly a national security matter.

In my opinion, such information should be in fact made public in any company's terms of use statement. Hiding the information is a useless exercise and waste of the company lawyers' time.

The goodwill lost by Microsoft's inane DMCA filings has been far more damaging than John Young's publication of the document. It may have also unleashed a movement to have DMCA abuse curtailed by Congress.

The public and Microsoft's customers have the absolute right to know what information is being retained on their online activities, for how long and under what conditions the information will be provided for criminal or civil matters.

It should not be a big deal to tell people what information about them you keep. I guess it is the price we pay for living in a surveillance society.

US military spied on Planned Parenthood, anti-war protesters' phone calls

I can just see the neocons chortling with glee over this. Hey, I don't like Planned Parenthood anymore than you do, and I'm positive I know more about their Nazi history that the average neocon slob. But that's the entire purpose of freedom of speech. If one person - even one - is denied this natural human right, it will be denied to all. That's why the KKK is allowed to stage rallies, even though most Americans find them abhorrent. In a free society, the free exchange of ideas is paramount, and if the idea is immoral, or criminal, it should be self-evident those who are moral; no censorship is needed.

    John Byrne
    Raw Story -

    United States military intelligence spied on Planned Parenthood and other domestic groups as part of US security preparations for the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, according to a recently declassified military document obtained by a civil liberties group Thursday.

    The document (PDF - page 98), drafted by a Pentagon Deputy Inspector General whose name is redacted, was included in more than 800 pages released to the Electronic Frontier Foundation as part of a Freedom of Information Act Request. They include reports from the Pentagon's Intelligence Oversight Board that were submitted to the Defense Secretary from 2001 to 2007.

    Referring to an incident where military intelligence personnel distributed information about FBI spying on the 2002 Olympics, the inspector general's office tersely remarked that an "intelligence oversight violation occurred."

    "The document... contained US Persons data in referring to an reporting on organizations (Planned Parenthood, the white supremacist group National Alliance) and their involvement in protests and literature distribution," the inspector's office wrote. "Also noted was the report contained a large section labeled "GENERAL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY." Collection and dissemination of US Persons information by military intelligence assets is not allowed unless this information constitutes "Foreign Intelligence."

    "The inclusion of these two sections in this intelligence product is clearly outside the purview of military intelligence assets and should be handled through law enforcement or Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection channels," the inspector's office added. "An inquiry into the circumstances of this violation was conducted and the result will be forwarded via separate correspondence."


Electronic Frontier Foundation also notes that military intelligence spied on the anti-war group Alaskans for Peace and Justice in 2005 (pages 122-137), and that NORAD had "procedural problems" relating to spying on "US Persons" (pp. 257-258).

Despite a clear violation of military protocol and probable violation of US law, such reports are rarely made public. These documents were only made public under the Freedom of Information Act and were not scheduled for release.

"Intelligence oversight reporting is rarely disclosed to the public," EFF's Nate Cardozo noted in a posting about the documents on Thursday.

"Much of the reported improper activity consisted of intelligence gathering on so-called “U.S. Persons,” including citizens, permanent residents and U.S.-based organizations," Cardozo added. "Although Defense agencies are generally prohibited from collecting such information (except as part of foreign intelligence or counter-intelligence activity), it is apparent from the unredacted reports released to EFF that some DoD components have had chronic difficulty complying with that prohibition."

Wired's Kim Zetter notes that the documents provide no context or background about how or why the Pentagon spied on Planned Parenthood and other groups.

"The reports provide little context for the information that’s disclosed, leaving the public to wonder about the nature and extent of the information and surveillance revealed in them," Zetter wrote. "Pertaining to the Planned Parenthood members, for example, the oversight report provides no explanation about how the information was collected. Nor does it indicate why the information was collected."

In another possible legal violation, military officers listened into civilian cellphone calls in 2007. Zetter explains:

Another oversight document discusses an incident involving the interception of civilian cellphone conversations of U.S. persons in April 2007. During a field exercise at Fort Polk, Louisiana, a Signals Intelligence noncommissioned officer operating a SIGINT collection system intercepted the cell phone calls, though the document doesn’t indicate if they were intercepted on U.S. soil or outside U.S. borders.

Initial reports indicated that the officer listened to the conversations for entertainment purposes, and the incident was reported to the National Security Agency. But the inspector-general document indicates that the officer never admitted to this and indicates only that he may have listened to some conversations “longer than necessary to do his job.”

Electronic Frontier Foundation has more analysis and details of the newly released documents here.

Leaked UN Documents Reveal Plan For “Green World Order” By 2012

It should go without saying, particularly when we have their own documents proving it 99% of the time, that these are not conspiracy "theories". They are just conspiracies. What has happened to the human mind that people find it outrageous that people in power might want to do bad things to those they have power over? Is it because they got slick and figured out you look less like a homicidal maniac if you wear a $5,000 suit, rather than a military uniform? I find it far more insane to dismiss the possibility out of hand with absolutely no effort made to examine the facts.

    Massive $45 trillion transfer of wealth to fund creation of “global governance structure”

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    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Friday, February 26, 2010

    Leaked policy documents reveal that the United Nations plans to create a “green world order” by 2012 which will be enforced by a structure of global governance and funded by a gargantuan $45 trillion transfer of wealth from richer countries, as the globalists’ insidious plan to centralize power, crush sovereignty while devastating the economy is exposed once again.

    As we warned at the time, the failure of Copenhagen in December did not spell the end of the global warming heist, but merely a roadblock in the UN’s agenda to create a world government funded by taxes paid by you on the very substance you exhale – carbon dioxide.

    Using the justification of the vehemently debunked hoax that carbon dioxide is a deadly threat to the planet, the UN is already working to resurrect the failed Copenhagen agreement, with a series of new Copenhagen process negotiations set to take place in April, May and June.

    Leaked planning documents (PDF) obtained by Fox News lift the lid on the UN’s plan to impose global governance by the time of their 2012 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio, which will mark the 20th anniversary since the notorious “Earth Summit” held in the same city.

    “The new Rio summit will end, according to U.N. documents obtained by Fox News, with a “focused political document” presumably laying out the framework and international commitments to a new Green World Order,” reports Fox News’ George Russell.

    “Just exactly what that environmental order will look like, and the extent of the immense financial commitments needed to produce it, are under discussion this week at a special session in Bali, Indonesia, of the United Nations Environment Program’s 58-nation “Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environmental Forum,” which oversees UNEP’s operations.”

    The document outlines the globalist’s mission to enact a “radical transformation of the world economic and social order” by putting “a new treaty in place as the capstone of the Green World Order”.

    This system will be managed by “an additional governing structure composed of exactly those insiders,” writes Russell.

    “Moving towards a green economy would also provide an opportunity to re-examine national and global governance structures and consider whether such structures allow the international community to respond to current and future environmental and development challenges and to capitalize on emerging opportunities,” states the white paper (emphasis mine).

    The imposition of such “global governance structures” will be achieved with the help of “vast wealth transfers” from richer countries (in the form of carbon taxes levied on citizens) to poorer nations, amounting to no less than $45 trillion dollars. The paper also outlines the need to change the “consumption patterns” of people living in richer countries, which undoubtedly is a euphemism for lowering living standards.

    The policy proposes that the old economic model be discarded in pursuit of a new global green economy focused around “green jobs”.

    As we have previously highlighted, the promise that the creation of “green jobs” will offset the inevitable damage to the economy that a 50 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions will cause is a complete fallacy.

    The implementation of so-called “green jobs” in other countries has devastated economies and cost millions of jobs. As the Seattle Times reported back in June, Spain’s staggering unemployment rate of over 18 per cent was partly down to massive job losses as a result of attempts to replace existing industry with wind farms and other forms of alternative energy.

    In a so-called “green economy,” “Each new job entails the loss of 2.2 other jobs that are either lost or not created in other industries because of the political allocation — sub-optimum in terms of economic efficiency — of capital,” states the report.

    As we have documented, a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 50-80 per cent would inflict a new great depression in the United States, reducing GDP by 6.9 percent – a figure comparable with the economic meltdown of 1929 and 1930.

    The UN’s mission to create a legally binding treaty on the reduction of CO2 emissions is running parallel with measures already being enforced at state level in the U.S. which bypass stuttering federal efforts to impose the cap and trade fraud.

    The very foundation of the global warming argument has been completely eviscerated by the Climategate scandal, which proved that United Nations IPCC scientists forged and exaggerated data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures while engaging in witch hunts to cull dissenting opinions from appearing in IPPC reports.

    Despite this, control freaks intent on taxing the life-giving gas carbon dioxide have signaled that they no longer care about the truth behind man-made climate change and have resolved to slam through their totalitarian agenda anyway. EPA head Lisa Jackson told reporters this week that “The science regarding climate change is settled, and human activity is responsible for global warming,” even though she failed to refute the fact that there had been no global warming since 1995, as was admitted by CRU scientist Professor Phil Jones.

IPCC member admits to not reading IPCC report

I know that some people feel the need to approach certain emotionally-charged political issues delicately, which may be why the name of this site is Not Evil, Just Wrong. I of course would submit that not only are they wrong, they're evil.

    Kristin McMurray
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    In another blow to the organization's crumbling credibility, a senior Irish member of the IPCC admitted that he has not bothered to read the fourth IPCC report in its entirety, but advocates "changing our lifestyle" based on its findings.

    Pat Finnegan is a member of Working Group III (WG3), which is the mitigation panel of the IPCC. In a shocking admission, he recently disclosed on Irish Radio, during a debate with documentary film maker Phelim McAleer that he has not read the full IPCC report.

    Mr. Finnegan explained he had not read the report because "it was over 1800 pages long."

    But not reading 75 percent of the report didn't stop Finnegan from telling us in a 2007 press release that the world needs to change because of what was in the report and that we all need to "change our lifestyle."

    Pardon me, Mr. Finnegan, but given the IPCC's recent difficulties, I think you have some reading to do.

    You need to read a report before you use it as a basis for changing people's lives — particularly some of the poorest people on the planet who depend on cheap energy so that they and their children can have a future.

    For instance, if you had read the whole report you might have noticed a long list of errors spanning from mistaken predictions about melting Himalayan glaciers, counting the sea levels twice in the Netherlands, or simply noticing the IPCC chairman's conflicts of interest.

    Perhaps it's time for the IPCC and Pat Finnegan to stop giving advice and start taking it, for starters, by fact-checking their own reports. Rumor has it you do that by actually reading it.

CIA helps terrorists in Iran? Operation AJAX redux

No way! The CIA would never do something like that! From the CIA's own website:

    The plan comprised propaganda, provocations, demonstrations, and bribery, and employed agents of influence, "false flag" operatives, dissident military leaders, and paid protestors. The measure of success seemed easy enough to gauge—"[a]ll that really mattered was that Tehran be in turmoil."

And thus the CIA overthrew Muhammad Mossadeq, and elevated the Shah to power, making the United States an accessory to his every cruelty for the next 25 years. And that is why Iran calls us the Great Satan. It's not because of McDonalds. Seriously, grow up.

The leader of a Sunni terrorist group fighting against Shiites in Iran says his organization has close links with the CIA. The head of the Jundullah group was captured earlier this week in the south of the country. Abol-malik Rigi says he met the U.S. agents in Pakistan, who promised support for carrying out terrorist attacks in Iran.

Met Office to re-examine 150 years of temperature data in the wake of the Climategate scandal

Is it because people no longer believe in AGW global warming, or is it because the data and methodology of these scientists is criminally fraudulent, causing people to lose faith in the new religion?

Any government investigation of this fraud is going to be a sham, because they're intimately involved in it. Why not an independent investigation? Should we be surprised when the Met Office reports to us that the science is sound? Do I have a crystal ball? Am I clairvoyant?

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    Temperature records dating back more than 150 years are to be re-examined by the Met Office because public belief in global warming has plummeted.

    The re-analysis, which was approved at a conference in Turkey this week, comes after the climate change email scandal which dealt a severe blow to the credibility of environmental science.

    The Met Office says that the review is 'timely' and insists it does not expect to come to a different conclusion about the progress of climate change.

    The Met Office's reassessment of its data comes amid growing public scepticism towards global warming
    The Met Office's reassessment of its data comes amid
    growing public scepticism towards global warming

    But the reassessment, which will take an international group of experts three years to complete, will be seen as a tacit admission that previous reports have been tainted by the association with the University of East Anglia's controversial Climatic Research Unit.

    Since the leak of more than 1,000 emails and documents from the unit in November, belief in global warming has fallen from 41 per cent to 26 per cent.

    The Met Office and the University of East Anglia work together to produce one of the three databases relied upon by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change when assessing the danger posed by global warming.

    A document proposing the review states that the reassessment of figures from 1850 will 'ensure that the datasets are completely robust and that all the methods are transparent'.

    Iceberg
    Division: An iceberg breaks off in the Antarctic. Some experts say sights like this
    prove the world is heating up but others believe it was hotter in medieval times

    It also responds to calls for scientists to be more open about the uncertainty surrounding predictions, adding: 'Participants-will be required to create a full audit trail and publish their methodology in peer-reviewed literature.

    'Strong preference will be given to systems...that reflect the uncertainties in the observations and methods.'

    A Met Office spokesman denied the re-analysis had been triggered by doubts over the University of East Anglia's contribution.

    He said: 'Scientists are always looking and trying to get the best results. Techniques change all the time and science is always evolving. We don't expect it to come up with any different results to what is already there.'

    The IPCC has also come after under fire in recent weeks, after it was caught using a student's essay and an article from a climbing magazine to make claims about reductions in ice on mountains around the world.