Veracity Series #18: The Real Stories Behind the Media's Myopic Stories
As the title of this compilation indicates, there are always concealed details and facts that most mainstream media won't touch. Much of what I network covers the wealth of information most people never get to see. Granted, some of the information I dare "touch" may seem farfetched and hard to confirm. Which is why it is so important to always remain vigilant as to what resonates with us as true, and what don't. Not only do we have to learn and continuously practice discernment both with regard to what the mainstream media report and what the alternative news sources like this one uncover, but we need also to go beyond mere information gathering and at some point, on some issues closer to us, take a clear stand and contribute in making the news... and history. True living is about participating in shaping the future through how we express ourselves, how we live, and what influence we can bring to bear on what kind of future we collectively manifest, here and now. Also, we should always remember that no matter how dire or how exciting outer situations and experiences turn out to be, there is a higher perspective to life's tribulations, the soul perspective which sees not the particular circumstances we are faced with but how we act or react and what higher spiritual lessons we are able to learn through experiencing in the illusory maya of an ephemeral physical expression of our infinite, divine Self.
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"After 21 years of war, the women of Athens, led by Lysistrata, take matters into their own hands. Lysistrata suggests every wife and mistress should refuse all sexual favours until peacetime. Before long it proves effective, peace is concluded and the play ends with festivities."
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"The three big Bush stories of 2007--the decision to "surge" in Iraq, the scandalous treatment of wounded veterans at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys for tawdry political reasons--precisely illuminate the three qualities that make this Administration one of the worst in American history: arrogance (the surge), incompetence (Walter Reed) and cynicism (the U.S. Attorneys). (...) When Bush came to office--installed by the Supreme Court after receiving fewer votes than Al Gore--I speculated that the new President would have to govern in a bipartisan manner to be successful. He chose the opposite path, and his hyper-partisanship has proved to be a travesty of governance and a comprehensive failure. I've tried to be respectful of the man and the office, but the three defining sins of the Bush Administration --arrogance, incompetence, cynicism-- are congenital: they're part of his personality. They're not likely to change. And it is increasingly difficult to imagine yet another two years of slow bleed with a leader so clearly unfit to lead."
"There will be a time when future generations will look at us and wonder why President Bush and Vice President Cheney were not removed from office. They will look at us and question why, when confronted by the most corrupt and incompetent administration ever witnessed in the United States, nothing was done to stop Bush and Cheney."
"There is a global socio-cultural phenomena occurring which is the awakening and vitalization of an eco-spiritual consciousness. Among the wonderful aspects of this global awakening is the realization of the interdependency of all living things and the Earth. Deriving from this realization is the understanding that each human - man or woman, white or black, western or eastern, rich or poor is a child of one spirit, one energy, one god, one love. This sublime state of consciousness is the promise of each person on the planet. There are many paths to this consciousness, many methods of inner work which each of us will use during the course of our lives. There is also an earth-based energy available to human beings, concentrated at specific places all across the planet, which catalyzes and increases this eco-spiritual consciousness. These specific places are the sacred sites discussed and illustrated on this web site. Before their prehistoric human use, before their usurpation by different religions, these sites were simply places of power. They continue to radiate their powers, which anyone may access by visiting the sacred sites. No rituals are necessary, no practice of a particular religion, no belief in a certain philosophy; all that is needed is for an individual human to visit a power site and simply be present. As the flavor of herbal tea will steep into warm water, so also will the essence of these power places enter into ones heart and mind and soul. As each of us awakens to a fuller knowing of the universality of life, we in turn further empower the global field of eco-spiritual consciousness. That is the deeper meaning and purpose of these magical holy places: they are source points of the power of spiritual illumination."
1. Influencing mass consciousness for the better
2. American radio icon Don Imus disgraced, fired after threat to reveal 9/11 secrets
3. Mark April 25 on your calendar to Watch PBS
4. Thoughts after watching The U.S. vs John Lennon
5. THE KUALA LUMPUR INITIATIVE TO CRIMINALISE WAR
6. A vision of one near-future Earth Change
7. Now It Can Be Told: Cabal Loses Key Installation
8. Comment from Dan Stafford
9. Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?
10. Cell-Phone Towers and Communities: The Struggle for Local Control
11. Unsafe microshield & The Inadequacy of Existing Safety Guidelines
12. Is it Possible to Use a Cell Phone Safely?
13. U.N. Global Warming Report Originally Much Bleaker
14. Flipping The Switch On Climate Change
15. Chemtrail Sunscreen Taught In US Schools
16. Federally Funded Boffins Want to Scrap the internet!
17. Immigrants Used to Justify a Homeland Security Police State
18. Make Your Own Footsteps
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FDA Regulators Using Legal Trickery to Kill Alternative Procedures and Products http://tinyurl.com/2u7ghc
The FDA is using legal maneuvering to end your access to natural health products (like vitamins, minerals and herbs) and natural health therapies of all sorts. Again. This time, their ploy is to declare the therapies are "Medicine" so any non-physician who uses them will be practicing medicine without a license. Since these practices are "Medicine", any products used would be untested drugs and therefore forbidden. Your Comments are Vitally Important. Public, professional and industry comments are being accepted on the FDA proposal to "capture" alternative procedures and products as "medicine" and then make them illegal. The history of these repressive attacks by the FDA makes it clear that public outcry, IN HUGE NUMBERS, is the only effective tool that natural health supporters have to change this disastrous outcome. Comments will be accepted until April 30. By contacting everyone you can reach to ask for their participation in this comment campaign, we can kill this assault on personal health freedom. CLIP - Recommended by MANY people including Susan R. Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org) who wrote: "It is urgent that as many as possible speak up for our Right to chose whatever methods work for us in the care of our own persons. We do not need big government, big pharma, or any other corporate entities dictating that what they decree is the only acceptable way to maintain our health. We are all sovereign beings, and the right to choose is ours, not theirs. Let's all stand up for this Right, and make our voices heard." and suggested that everyone reads Alert: FDA Attempting to Regulate Supplements, Herbs and Juices as "Drugs" at http://www.newstarget.com/z021789.html -- Jebbie Browne (email@example.com) wrote: "The actual legislation that needs to be addressed before the 30th when the legislatures implement another law on our supplements and products used by therapists, is at http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/06d-0480-gld0001.pdf -- Of course, they want to take away our right to pick our own ways of healing. The argument doesn't wash on purity. When I began studying what they allow in our water and foods they don't tell about negates any pretense of caring for the public. It is about money and revenue for the regulators and industries who don't think they make enough money already.
Renewed FDA Effort to Classify Supplements as Drugs (April 11) (This is a complement to what's above) http://elequity.com/?p=612#more-612
A new FDA "guidance" document, published on the FDA's website, reveals plans to reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable juices as FDA-regulated drugs. Massage oils and massage rocks will be classified as "medical devices" and require FDA approval.
FDA Formalizes Proposal to Regulate Herbs, Vitamins http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/041907HA.shtml
The federal Food and Drug Administration is proposing to regulate a wide variety of alternative medicine products, from vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements to lotions and stones used by massage therapists.
Desecration and destruction on the Hill of Tara the "heart and soul of Ireland"!
The rolling valleys around the Hill of Tara, once Ireland's most important political and spiritual seat of powerfrom prehistoric through early historic times, have been zoned for a double-tolled superhighway, shopping malls and housing developments: in short, urban sprawl. Construction sites are being put in place, ancient oaks and elm trees have been cut down! Rare archaeological sites have been removed from this ancient "mosaic of monuments". The Hill of Tara is listed as one of the sacred sites of Ireland. Sacred sites are the most loved and visited places on planet earth. Since prehistoric times they have exerted a mysterious attraction on billions of pilgrims from every region and religion. These holy places have the power to heal the body, enlighten the mind, and awaken the soul. - More information on this and a petition to sign at http://www.anamcarafestival.org/act_now.htm and read also IRELAND'S SHAME: A SUPERHIGHWAY ACROSS THE HILL OF TARA and then see the before an after pictures at http://www.anamcarafestival.org/tara.htm
Recommended by Maireid Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pres. Bush: Close Guantanamo Prison! http://www.avaaz.org/en/close_guantanamo/?cl=6057810
Nearly 400 men are trapped in the prison at Guantanamo without charge or trial. This prison is the symbol and the center of President Bush's assault on international law. But now we have a chance to shut it down -- Bush's own Secretary of Defense is publicly calling for closing Guantanamo. Bushs advisors are split, and a global outcry could tip the balance. Sign the petition below. Well run the petition and number of signers in key US newspapers as soon as we have signatures from every country.
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death http://cchr.com/index.cfm/15242
Through rare historical and contemporary footage and interviews with more than 160 doctors, attorneys, educators, survivors and experts on the mental health industry and its abuses, this riveting documentary blazes the bright light of truth on the brutal pseudoscience and the multi-billion dollar fraud that is psychiatry. Recommended by John T. Linnell (email@example.com) LOTS of things to discover at http://cchr.com/
Uranium Dust (11 April 2007) http://tracypress.com/content/view/8695/2/
Proposed explosives tests upwind from Tracy (in California) will release as much as 450 pounds of radioactive depleted uranium dust into the air every year, according to an air pollution permit application filed Friday by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The blasts will annually release other elements into the air, some of which will also be radioactive, the application reads. (...) The $1.7 billion a year Department of Energy lab has sought to increase its outdoor test limits from the equivalent of 100 pounds of TNT to 350 pounds, and to increase its annual testing amount eight-fold to 8,000 pounds in support of homeland security and national defense activities, according to the permit application. Houghton and other lab representatives in January told the Tracy City Council that the lab has currently planned just three of the 30 blasts in the 350-pound range that would be allowed by the permit in the coming 18 months.
Depleted Uranium: Poisoning Our Planet http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042007B.shtml
On April 14, an event was held at Portland State University that was titled, "Our Poison Planet." One of the main focuses of the event was the effects of depleted uranium. Truthout's Geoffrey Millard and Lance Page were there and filed this story.
Canada offers forum for lecturer barred from U.S. (April 11, 2007) THE DEADLY ETERNAL LEGACY OF D.U.! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070411.IRAQI11/TPStory/National
A highly regarded Iraqi epidemiologist who wants to tell Americans about an alarming rise in cancer levels among Iraqi children will come to Canada instead because he couldn't get a visa to the United States. Unable to travel to the University of Washington, Riyadh Lafta -- best known for a controversial study that estimated Iraq's body count in the U.S.-led war in Iraq at more than half a million -- will arrive at Simon Fraser University in B.C. this month to give a lecture and meet with research associates. "The University of Washington wanted him, but the U.S. denied his entry," said his colleague at SFU, Tim Takaro. Once in Canada, Dr. Lafta will present estimates that paint a damning portrait of the war's ravages on children: that birth defects are on the rise since the war began, and that the number of children dying from cancers such as leukemia has risen tenfold. Dr. Lafta had tried for six months to get a visa into Seattle to speak in Washington, and was ignored a half-dozen times, Dr. Takaro said. -- MANY more such news summaries compiled by Fred Burks through http://www.WantToKnow.info/070420newsmoneyhappinessincometaxstarted
Livermore lab says bigger blasts would send depleted uranium into air (April 12, 2007) http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070412/A_NEWS/704120321 NOTE: If you want to help prevent the spreading of lethal DU in the air you breathe and on the food you eat (a great deal of the grapes, wines, citrus fruits, vegetables, and dairy products people eat in North America comes from that area of California!) contact Cathy Garger (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is spearheading an effort to block this criminal insanity which is directly affecting over 10 million children, women and men living closeby and, "of course, the winds do take that radioactive aerosol thousands of miles to all of us - me and you, too..." as Cathy wrote to me...
Make a Difference - so beautiful! http://www.makeadifferencemovie.com
It is important to remember that our actions or our lack of action, has an impact on others. Recommended by email@example.com
I Love Mother Earth - 12:12 Daylight Meditation http://my.ecoearth.info/profile.aspx?ID=prayer-for-mother-earth
I invite you all to join with me and many others to say a prayer for Mother Earth at 12:12pm every single day. If you have the time and the inclination, please say the following prayer, so that we may weave the maximum benefit into this project: I call upon the Creator, Master Jesus and the Angels and Guides to witness our gratitude in ALL THAT WE ARE AND HAVE. We ask that you bring our Higher Selves together this day to weave a beautiful healing light for Mother Earth. May it be so in LOVE. If you forget the prayer, or need something shorter, just say "I love you Mother Earth" at 12:12 in the afternoon, in your own time zone. Just that in and of itself would be enough to send a beautiful wave of love energy around her, encompassing her every day. CLIP recommended by Sean White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Military Forces Journalists to Delete Images of Civilian Killings http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041607B.shtml
In the past day there has been wide media coverage of an official report on the slaying of Afghan civilians by US forces early last month. Gaining much less coverage are the report's comments on a nearly-forgotten aftermath of the apparent crimes: the US military's forced "deletion" of images taken by Associated Press cameramen and others.
Report: Marine Killing Spree Unjustified - WHY ISN'T THIS AND ALL THE ONGOING CARNAGE IN IRAQ GETTING THE SAME MEDIA COVERAGE AS THE NEXT NEWS BELOW?... http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041607O.shtml
A preliminary investigation by the military says US Marines killed or wounded more than 40 Afghan civilians after a suicide attack on a convoy last month. Although Marines said they saw people with weapons, the investigation found no evidence of small-arms fire. The Marines drove for miles shooting at vehicles after the convoy attack occurred, killing at least 10 people and wounding 33.
What you don't know about the Virginia Tech slaughter (April 17, 2007) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/text/print.html?in_article_id=448955&in_page_id=1811
These were the scenes of almost inconceivable horror at Virginia Tech University yesterday as a gunman claimed at least 32 lives before killing himself. (...) Last night, with 15 more victims injured and the death toll expected to rise further, police and university authorities faced stark questions about their failure to act during the crucial two hours and prevent America's worst-ever massacre. (...) Student Jason Piatt said: "I'm pretty outraged that someone died in a shooting in a dorm at 7 a.m. and the first e-mail about it had no
mention of locking down the campus, no mention of cancelling classes. "They just mentioned that they were investigating a shooting. That's pretty ridiculous. Meanwhile, while they sent out that email, all these people got killed." (...) "Maybe ten minutes later we were in the room when police arrived. They told us to put our hands above our heads and if we did not put our hands above our heads we will shoot you. We were running out of the building freaking out." The shooting will re-open the often heated debate over gun controls in the U.S., whose Constitution declares that the people's right to bear arms must not be infringed. CLIP
The 'loner' behind campus killing (April 17, 2007) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6564653.stm
Cho lived on campus at Virginia TechCho Seung-hui, the man police say carried out America's deadliest massacre, kept himself to himself."He was a loner," said Larry Hincker, spokesman for Virginia Tech university. But details are gradually beginning to emerge about the 23-year-old South Korean, who was in the final year of an English degree at the university. His creative writing was apparently so disturbing that his teacher referred him to the university's counselling service for help. CLIP
Eight Years After Columbine http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041707L.shtml
"Yesterday's mass shooting at Virginia Tech - the worst in American history - is another horrifying reminder that some of the gravest dangers Americans face come from killers at home armed with guns that are frighteningly easy to obtain," writes The New York Times.
Virginia Tech Shooting 'Oddities' http://www.legitgov.org/virginia_tech_shooting_oddities.html
"The average 'nut' is not this well armed, nor able to kill with such precision, and so quickly." (...) I have been watching Roanoke local TV with excellent coverage. Brian Williams of NBC interviewed two students, one who was shot. The following facts about the shooter emerged as they met face to face: 1. did not recognize from campus 2. reloaded clips (semi auto pistol(s)) very fast 3. "looked trained" in use of weapons, pro 4. wearing red cap, vest (impression of trained "beret") 5. authorities said he had "no ID" on him 6. gunman wearing all black (pro wear) 7. camera phone recorded "blast" after fired shots. The school police stood down for two hours, without notifying students or faculty. During the press conference, they said they often run "drills." School president and campus police chief were absolutely emotionless during both conferences, very matter of fact. Police not providing ID, not providing weapon details... Why? CLIP
Sources: Feds Ordered VA Police To Stand Down (April 20, 2007) http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/200407standdown.htm
Local authorities were told to take no action to pursue killer - Police and EMT workers at Virginia Tech tell us that campus police were given a federal order to stand down and not pursue killer Cho Seung-Hui as Monday's bloodshed unfolded. Though wishing to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, we have received calls from police and EMT's who tell us that a stand down order was in place, and this is also confirmed by eyewitness Matt Kazee, who is a Blacksburg local. Kazee talked to local EMT's and police who told him the same thing, that the order was to wait until federal back up arrived before any action was taken. This explains the complete non-response of the police in the two hour gap between Cho's first two murders and the wider rampage that would follow later that morning. The policy of federal control over the University was put in place following a previous shooting in August 2006 in which a police officer and a hospital security guard were killed. In addition, a former long-term University police officer, George French, told the Alex Jones Show that it is routine to seal off a campus on which a suspected gunman is loose. Setting up a series of roadblocks, controlling access to very large pieces of property, is very much routine on any university campus in Canada and in the United States, said French. After a double homicide, when youre looking for a dangerous fellow with a firearm, I find it unfathomable that a series of roadblocks werent set up to prevent the felon from escaping. French could find no logical conclusion other than deliberate inaction on the part of officials. We have another coordinated, allowed event the parallels are so common in each case; you can write the script in advance.
Seung-Hui Cho Was a Mind Controlled Assassin (April 19, 2007) http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/190407mindcontrolled.htm
Deadly accuracy, disturbing revelations suggest outside involvement in VA Massacre, cocktail of brainwashing from prozac, violent video games contributed to carnage - Seung-Hui Cho was a mind-controlled assassin, whether you believe he was under the influence of outside parties or not, the fact is that the cultural brainwashing of violent video games and psychotropic drugs directly contributed, as it does in all these cases, to the carnage at Virginia Tech on Monday morning.
Another School Shooter, Another Psychiatric Drug? (April 16, 2007) http://cchr.com/index.cfm/9027/19828
28 Dead and 62 Wounded in Recent Drug-Induced School Shootings- Todays shooting rampage at Virginia Tech is being called the deadliest school shooting incident in U.S. history, with initial reports citing 32 dead and 29 more wounded in the bloodiest school massacre since Columbine. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog that initially discovered the psychiatric drug connection in the Columbine shootings, says the media and law enforcement must move quickly to investigate the Virginia shooter's psychiatric drug history -- a common factor amongst school shooters. In fact eight recent school shooters were under the influence of psychiatric drugs documented by the FDA to cause suicidal behavior, mania, psychosis, hallucinations, hostility and homicidal ideation. In other instances the shooters medical records were never made public, so their psychiatric drug use remains in question. CLIP
Are antidepressant drugs an accomplice in the Virginia Tech shootings? (April 18, 2007) http://www.newstarget.com/021798.html
The Chicago Tribune reports that Cho Seung Hui, the Virginia Tech shooter who killed 32 fellow students in a shooting rampage, was taking antidepressant drugs. This is not the first time a school shooting rampage has been linked to antidepressants. The infamous Colombine High shootings took place almost exactly eight years ago, and the shooters in that rampage were also -- you guessed it -- taking antidepressant drugs.What is it about antidepressant drugs that provokes young men to pick up pistols, rifles and shotguns, then violently assault their classmates? Clearly, there's something wrong with the mind of anyone who engages in such violent acts. Could the drugs be "imbalancing" their minds, priming them for violence?The answer is a very sobering, "Yes, they could be."
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum at http://cchr.com/
The 185-foot state-of-the art "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" touring exhibits are being shown internationally in more than 30 countries, including the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Russia, and South Africa. The exhibits feature display panels that incorporate 14 documentaries depicting psychiatric human rights abuses and includes interviews with health professionals, academics, legal and human rights experts, doctor, and victims of psychiatric brutalities. The exhibit and documentaries trace the origins of psychiatry; the role psychiatrists have played in the oppression of blacks and minorities, the roots of their "racial betterment" eugenics programs and the pivotal part they played in the Holocaust. It also reveals how psychiatric drugs are behind the spate of school shootings and how millions of taxpayer dollars allocated to screen schoolchildren for "mental disorders" could increase both child deaths and acts of school violence. More details through http://cchr.org/index.cfm/14257
TEEN SCREEN: LIFE SAVING INTERVENTION, OR ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE? http://cchr.com/index.cfm/22/15033
A Report and Recommendations about Screening Americas Children for Mental Disorders
"I have just checked the email below, from my friends Mark and Cathy, and indeed everything they said in the book "Access Denied for Reasons of National Security" is absolutely correct. Of course, this is just a coincidence. Please read their communication completely. I also recommend you get the book to see how these incidents are orchestrated, for obvious purposes, by either MK Ultra victims, or operatives handling the perpetrators. ----- Hi ... sadly... though predictably.... it's MAJOR D.C. diversion time again to focus folks away from what Congress and the Executive branch are infighting about today... ie. more $ for the wars being waged against countries that have never done anything against the US... Below this intro are some direct quotes from our book "ACCESS DENIED"...about a tiny little town in Virginia, Blacksburg we felt strongly would eventually become "news"!!! WHY.... because Blacksburg houses (underground in the side of a local Blacksburg mountain!) the best kept US government's ABOVE TOP SECRET laboratory for developing/applying (as in Cathy's case) such weapons such as human robotic mind control programming. Ask yourself... "how ironic" that a tiny little town, as disclosed about in ACCESS DENIED (http://www.ForReasonsOfNationalSecurity.com) in Virginia could HOST the worst school massacre in US history on a day of extreme importance that a so called "showdown between Congress and the Pentagon/Executive Branch" over the war funding and pulling our troops out.... to most likely divert the peoples attention away from what is being perpetrated against all of u.s. PLEASE consider why we entitled this chapter (22) (your) "NEED-TO-KNOW" CLIP - Forwarded by Nattanya (email@example.com)
Bush Allies in Congress Keep Prisons Secret http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041707M.shtml
The Bush administration's allies in Congress on Monday blocked a bill that would require the White House to disclose the locations of secret prisons run by the Central Intelligence Agency, and to reveal the amount spent annually by American intelligence agencies.
Torture, Secrecy, and the Bush Administration (April 14, 2007) http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/04/horton-nyu-speech
(...) We have a duty to posterity, and that is to bear witness to these events. We must document them carefully. We must act to avoid the destruction of valuable evidence-and recognize, as we have already seen, that it is in the character of those who commit crimes to destroy the evidence of their misdeeds. In this way we lay the path for the justice which will in good time be meted out to those who betrayed a nation's trust.
Cheney: Threat of nuclear attack in U.S. city 'very real' (April 16, 2007) http://tinyurl.com/2mbu92
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney, often called upon to deliver the administration's toughest talk about the wars abroad, now says this about the threat of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb in an American city: "It's a very real threat. ... Something that we have to worry about and defeat every single day." Cheney's warning about what's at stake for the U.S. in withdrawing from Iraq, delivered in a TV interview Sunday and coupled with a speech in Chicago on Friday and a war statement that President Bush plans to make Monday, is part of an escalating chorus of pressure that the White House hopes to exert on Democrats to approve a new war-spending bill. Vowing to veto any spending bill that includes a timeline for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, which the Senate and House have approved in varying forms, the Bush administration believes it ultimately will win a "clean" bill -- predicting that Democratic leaders will buckle after Bush vetoes their bill."I'm willing to bet" the Democrats eventually will concede, Cheney said in an interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation" recorded the day before. CLIP
Bush/Cheney Dig In to Win http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041707D.shtml
George Bush and Dick Cheney are determined to secure another $100 billion blank check for the Iraq war despite a growing consensus among intelligence and military analysts that the war strategy is in chaos and on course to gravely damage US interests in the Middle East. Having solidified support among Congressional Republicans and still backed by a powerful right-wing news media, Bush and Cheney appear to have concluded that they can force Congressional Democrats to back down over legislative language seeking a phased withdrawal from Iraq.
War in Iraq lost,' says US Democrat leader http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1091945
The war in Iraq "is lost" and a US troop surge is failing to bring peace to the country, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US Congress, Harry Reid, said on Thursday.
Way Off Base http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041607C.shtml
Paul Krugman writes: "The public hates this war, no longer has any trust in Mr. Bush's leadership and doesn't believe anything the administration says. Iraq was a big factor in the Democrats' midterm victory. And far from being a risky political move, the confrontation over funding has overwhelming popular support: According to a new CBS News poll, only 29 percent of voters believe Congress should allow war funding without a time limit, while 67 percent either want to cut off funding or impose a time limit."
Global Women Activists Speak Out Against War, Imperialism http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041607P.shtml
Condemnation of the United States' war in Iraq was rife at the 14th Congress of the Women's International Democratic Federation which concludes this Friday in Caracas. Over 1,000 delegates representing 165 organizations from 80 countries participated.
More Than Three Million Iraqis Displaced by War http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041707G.shtml
Amnesty International today warned that the Middle East is on the verge of a new humanitarian crisis unless the European Union, US, and other states take urgent and concrete measures to assist the more than three million people forcibly displaced by the conflict in Iraq.
US Wrestles With Iraq Refugee Issue http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041607J.shtml
The number of Iraqi refugees continues to grow exponentially. More than two million Iraqi refugees have fled from persecution and sectarian violence, mostly traveling to Jordan and Syria. In addition, at least 1.8 million are displaced within Iraq. According to Human Rights First, tens of thousands of these refugees have been targeted because of their work for the US government, non-governmental organizations or the media. Since April 2003, the Bush administration has admitted exactly 692 Iraqi refugees into the US, and the number of those in need is growing by an estimated 50,000 a month.
UN Urges More Help for Fleeing Iraqis http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041707S.shtml
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged countries to bolster aid for Iraqi refugees and to keep their borders open to the growing exodus, amid warnings that hosts Jordan and Syria were overstretched. His appeal came at a two-day UN conference on the plight of some four million Iraqis who have fled their home
Sadr's Rising Star to Eclipse Bush's Surge? http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041607D.shtml
Dilip Hiro writes: "Public opinion polls are valuable chips to play for those engaged in a debate of national or international consequence. In the end, however, they are abstract numbers. It is popular demonstrations which give them substance, color and - above all - wide media exposure, and make them truly meaningful. This is particularly true when such marches are peaceful and disciplined in a war-ravaged country like Iraq. This indeed was the case with the demonstration on April 9 in Najaf. Over a million Iraqis, holding aloft thousands of national flags, marched, chanting 'Yes, yes, Iraq / No, no, America' and 'No, no, American / Leave, leave, occupier.'"
US Builds Baghdad Wall to Keep Sunnis and Shias Apart http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042007C.shtml
US soldiers are building a three-mile wall to separate one of Baghdad's Sunni enclaves from surrounding Shia neighborhoods, it was reported today. The move is part of a contentious security plan that has fueled fears of the Iraqi capital's Balkanization.
Basra violence threatens Iraq's oil http://www.upi.com:80/Energy/Briefing/2007/04/17/basra_violence_threatens_iraqs_oil/
BASRA, Iraq, April 17, 2007 (UPI) -- Political and sectarian fighting in Iraq's oil capital, Basra, intensifies, threatening most of Iraq's oil production and all its oil exports.Basra is majority Shiite and, as the central city of the vast majority of Iraq's oil reserves and the largest port where nearly all its oil exports are sent from, equally as important to Iraq as Baghdad. Iraq has 115 billion barrels of proven reserves, and production is struggling at around 2 million barrels per day. Oil sales make up 93 percent of Iraq's budget.The local government is controlled by the Fadhila Party. Its biggest competitor is the alliance led by Moqtada Sadr. The two sides launched bitter and violent battles against each other over the past weeks.On Monday a large demonstration was held in Basra demanding Muhammad Masbah al Waili, the Fadhila Party governor of Basra province, resign. Sadr and his Mahdi Army deny involvement in the rally and subsequent campaign for Waili to step down. Regardless, it "marks a new escalation in intra-Shiite tensions, which will expose government institutions and energy infrastructures in the southern provinces to serious security risks," Rochdi Younsi, analyst for Middle East and Africa for the business risk firm Eurasia Group, wrote in a new report.Sadr says Waili and the Fadhila Party in Basra are corrupt, including involvement in oil smuggling that has cost the Iraqi government billions of dollars in oil revenues and worsened the fuel shortage in the country. Local tribal leaders also back that accusation, Younsi wrote. Fadhila accuses Sadr of planning a violent regional coup, including taking control of the Southern Oil Company. "Local oil infrastructures could be exposed to a higher security risk as the Shiite community in the south becomes more fragmented," Younsi wrote.
US Pushes Missile Defense Plan http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042007O.shtml
Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov insisted in an interview with London's Financial Times that Iran would not have the capability to produce intercontinental ballistic missiles in the "foreseeable future." "Since there aren't and won't be (Iranian) ICBMs, then against whom - against whom - is this system directed? Only against us," the paper quoted him as saying. He warned that the US plans risked provoking a new arms race. "Whenever the shield is strengthened, the sword is strengthened afterward," he told the FT. "This is the eternal competition, and here, there is never going to be a winner."
Bringing Down the House of Lies By Steve Bhaerman http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17557.htm
It's a bit of a mixed feeling to realize that millions and millions of people who didn't get this distinction two, four or six years ago now understand that the "political' issues we now face aren't about right and left, they're about right and wrong.
Gonzales v. Gonzales http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042007D.shtml
The editors of The New York Times write: "If Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had gone to the Senate yesterday to convince the world that he ought to be fired, it's hard to imagine how he could have done a better job short of simply admitting the obvious: that the firing of eight United States attorneys was a partisan purge. Mr. Gonzales came across as a dull-witted apparatchik, incapable of running one of the most important departments in the executive branch."
What Gonzales Really Told Us http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042007A.shtml
William Rivers Pitt writes: "The testimony given Thursday by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing to investigate the firing of eight Unites States attorneys, deserves a place of high honor in the Gibberish Hall of Fame. It was astonishing in its vapidity, almost to a point beyond description. The emptiness of Gonzales's answers, after several hours, became the political version of a Zen koan. They simply stopped my mind."
Flight from U.S. dollar gathers strength http://snipurl.com/1h8jl
The assault against the U.S. dollar intensifed yesterday as the greenback slumped to historic lows against currencies as diverse as the U.K. pound and the Polish zloty amid growing conviction among investors higher returns lie beyond U.S. borders.
Crisis creeps towards catastrophe as village after village is wiped out (April 16, 2007) http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2057971,00.html
Tagalo Hassan had no idea that the horrific violence of Darfur had spread like a stain across the border into Chad and had been creeping towards his village for months. Being three years old, he could not have understood what was happening when the shooting started before dawn, or when a bullet shattered his right leg and cut a groove in his left. The attack was carried out by Sudanese Arab horsemen, the feared Janjaweed, and their Chadian allies seeking to oust the government in the capital, N'Djamena. But there was no one on hand to explain any of that to Tagalo. His father had fled, thinking the boy was with his mother and baby brother. The baby was dead, however, and his mother had been crippled in the same hail of bullets. Tagalo was found lying alone by Italian relief workers. The massacres in Tiero, where Tagalo lived, and the neighbouring village of Marena, near the Sudanese border, killed about 400 people. The numbers are unclear because many of the bodies are still lying in the bush. The killings are a blood-red signal that the culture of mass murder as a weapon of war has found its way to Chad, after four years in Darfur uninterrupted by the global community. The widening of the conflict threatens, in turn, to trigger a new humanitarian disaster. The shock of the Tiero and Marena attacks sent more than 10,000 villagers from the immediate area fleeing into the bush, bringing to about 140,000 the number of Chadians uprooted by the violence. Many - particularly women and children - died of thirst on the road, having left in too much of a hurry to take water.Those that survived will have to share the available food aid with quarter of a million Darfuri refugees, and there may not be enough to go round. Pauline Bellaman, Oxfam's programme manager in the area, described the situation as "catastrophic", with barely two months left before the rainy season makes food delivery impossible."Even if the international community gets mobilised to provide the funds to bring in the food, it's going to be a logistical nightmare to get it to the right place at the right time," she said. Oxfam is launching a public appeal today in the race to cope with the crisis, which is growing with every passing day. The massacres at Tiero and Marena took place two weeks ago but there are still stragglers arriving at the relief camps, after days walking in temperatures of 45C (113F). Now, the survivors are telling the story for the first time, giving some clues as to how the violence is spreading westwards. CLIP
Darfur Crisis Comes To Google Earth (April 11, 2007) http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=198900597
The 200 million occasional inhabitants of Google Earth awoke to a new crisis in their virtual world: Darfur is burning, just like it is in reality.Google on Tuesday added several new layers to Google Earth. These multimedia overlays, available upon opening the application, include: Crisis in Darfur, a collection of maps, photos, and videos of the region's ongoing strife, assembled by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in collaboration with Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, the U.S. State Department, and other international organizations; Trimble Outdoor Trips, a collection of U.S. hiking, biking, and climbing trails collected by Trimble and Backpacker magazine; and 100% Pure New Zealand, a geo-guide created by Tourism New Zealand, among others."At Google, we believe technology can be a catalyst for education and action," said Elliot Schrage, Google VP of global communications and public affairs, in a statement. "Crisis in Darfur will enable Google Earth users to visualize and learn about the destruction in Darfur as never before and join the museum's efforts in responding to this continuing international catastrophe." The Darfur layer, which resides in Google Earth's Global Awareness folder, is unique in that it's the only Global Awareness layer that's turned on by default.Other layers documenting planetary problems in that folder -- the United Nations Environment Programme Atlas of Our Changing Environment, the WWF's Conservation Projects, Appalachian Mountaintop Removal, and Jane Goodall's Gombe Chimpanzee Blog -- are turned off by default. "What makes this sort of unprecedented is there's no other place on Google Earth where something like this is highlighted," said John Heffernan, director of the Genocide Prevention Mapping Initiative at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. "If you fly over Africa, there's no way to avoid to seeing Darfur." (...) Heffernan said that his organization started a discussion with Google some 10 months ago and that Google came to the conclusion that it "needed to highlight this." The Darfur genocide has claimed 300,000 lives and left 2.5 million people homeless, according to Heffernan."Our main goal is to build a community of conscience that can be poised to respond to these crises," said Heffernan. Looking ahead, Heffernan hopes Google will help his organization highlight not just ongoing crises but potential genocides. "The idea is to prevent it before to happens," he said. CLIP
Blix: US must halt own nuke program (14 Apr 2007) http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=5980§ionid=3510101
The head of the UN Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, Hans Blix, has said that the US should stop proliferating nuclear weapons. At a ceremony in Madrid for the release of his book titled "Weapons of Terror" Blix said that if the US genuinely wants to prevent the proliferation of other nation's nuclear programs, it should present itself as a role model and "completely" halt the development of its nuclear arms. Nuclear nations should try to meet their defensive military needs through conventional weapons like the rest of the world, Blix suggested, adding that they should also participate in nuclear disarmament measures and secure a prohibition on atomic weapons. Blix also described as "demeaning" the pre-conditions set on Iran for the resumption of nuclear talks with the Islamic Republic. "Suspension of uranium enrichment as a pre-condition goes against Tehran's credibility," said Blix, adding, however, that it would be a welcomed move if Iran were to temporarily suspend its enrichment activity as a gesture of good faith. He likened the UN Security Council members to fathers who smoke but who prohibit their children from smoking. The chief of the UN Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission also said that before the creation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968, five countries had atomic bombs but that nine nations have now developed nuclear arsenals. According to Blix, non-nuclear nations feel that the nuclear countries have not pursued disarmament in the post-NPT era but have tried to prevent other nations from developing nuclear technology. "This amounts to a big defeat to the NPT," Blix said. There are currently 27,000 warheads in the world, 12,000 of which are in the US and European countries. Blix called on the US and Russia to resume talks on a new treaty within the framework of an additional NPT protocol, which would reduce strategic weapons. The US has not yet signed the protocol.
Soros criticises Israel lobby in US http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/0416/breaking50.html<BR>
The billionaire investor George Soros has added his voice to a heated but little-noticed debate over the role of Israel's powerful lobby in shaping Washington policy in a way critics say hurts US national interests and stifles debate.
Rulings Go Against Administration http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/041707EB.shtml
A string of federal court rulings in recent weeks has gone against Bush administration environmental policies, and critics say they are proof that the White House regularly circumvents laws designed to protect the nation's air, water, forests and endangered species. "They (courts) are finding in case after case after case that the Bush administration is violating the law," said Trip Van Noppen, vice president of litigation for Earthjustice, a public-interest law firm that represents environmental groups suing the government.
Dairy food linked with Parkinson's disease in men (Apr 19, 2007) http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSCOL96686820070419?pageNumber=1
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has confirmed a relationship between consuming large amounts of dairy products and an increase in the rate of Parkinson's disease in men, but the reason for this relationship remains a puzzle.Researchers found that among more than 130,000 U.S. adults followed for 9 years, those who ate the largest amount of dairy foods had an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a disorder in which movement-regulating cells in the brain die or become impaired.There was a clear pattern seen among men, whose Parkinson's risk increased in tandem with consumption of diary, particularly milk. The results were more ambiguous among women, however. CLIP
Envisioning a More Democratic Global System (1 hr 33 min) http://www.law.widener.edu/envisioning/video.shtml
The great architects of democracy from Pericles to James Madison assumed that democracy applied only within countries. Now in the globalizing world of the 21st century, are we ready for democracy to be applied internationally? In April 2006, Widener University School of Law sponsored a Symposium dedicated to this question. The Symposium was supported in part by a generous grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and was co-sponsored by The American Society of International Law. This video documentary is the Symposium story. Recommended by Rob Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org) Candidate for the Peoples Congress http://www.recim.org
Recommended by Ariel Ky (email@example.com) who wrote: "I tried it, and I am delighted to report that it worked beautifully. I entered a higher realm of finer energy, the kind of meditation that I haven't had in a long time that looks like you're in the calm of the eye of a hurricane. I practiced sending out this mantra, We Are All One - I Love You! and it was incredible energetically to do this merge with the mass consciousness. It was like rain falling on everyone, me included, when there's been a drought. It soaked in, there was so much relief."
This is a special update as a result of a transmission from my Higher Self.
I asked my Higher Self how we could become more powerful in transforming the mass consciousness from fear to Pure Unconditional Love.
The answer I received was to enter more deeply into mass consciousness.
We have been distancing ourselves, holding ourselves apart from mass consciousness while sending Love from our Higher Selves to them. We have been doing good work but we can increase the power of our meditations 100% by joining with mass consciousness.
Here is the new visualization I received. Please give it a try and see how it feels to you, dear Lightworkers.
Visualize your Higher Self above you as a Golden Sphere of Light, allow that Golden Light of Pure Unconditional Love to flow through you to the mass consciousness couple at center of the Earth.
Feel yourself turning Golden and allow yourself to travel down that beam of Golden Light to merge with the mass consciousness couple. You are, in fact, merging with a template which connects to the subconscious mind of every person on Earth! Repeat the Supreme Mantra: We are All One. I Love You!
While merged with that template, radiate the Golden Light of Pure Unconditional Love out in all directions, north, south, east, west, above, below , and see the Golden Light radiating out from the Earth like a Star.
We are permeating the Earth, Gaia's Body, and the subconscious mind of humanity with Pure Unconditional Love, dissolving all fear based energies and raising all life to a higher frequency of ascension.
After working with this new visualization, I feel it is the key to awakening humanity immediately from the fear movie of the illuminati into the bliss of Pure Unconditional Love for all Life.
We must become our Higher Self and, as Such, join with mass consciousness while radiating Pure Unconditional Love to uplift all.
My friends, you need have no concern of being influenced negatively by the mass consciousness as you merge with it. You are radiating the Golden Light of your Higher Self. It is you that will be influencing mass consciousness humanity for the better!
It is time for the Lightworkers of the world to unite and move humanity from fear to Pure Unconditional Love here and now!
Pedal to the metal, friends, the world situation is critical at this moment in time.
Live the truth 24 hours a day, "We are all One. I Love You!" It will carry you to ascension and the Highest Heavens.
Pure Unconditional Love Dispels Fear!
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American radio icon Don Imus disgraced, fired after threat to reveal 9/11 secrets
In a clear sign of its intent to reign in dissident American media personalities, and their growing influence in American culture, US War Leaders this past week launched an unprecedented attack upon one of their most politically 'connected', and legendary, radio hosts named Don Imus after his threats to release information relating to the September 11, 2001 attacks upon that country.
According to European reports of the events surrounding Don Imus that have gripped the United States this past week, it was during an interview with another American media personality, Tim Russert, who is the host of a television programme frequently used by US War Leaders, wherein while decrying the state of care being given to American War wounded stated, "So those bastards want to keep these boys [in reference to US Soldiers] secret? Let's see how they like it if I start talking about their [in reference to US War Leaders] secrets, starting with 9/11."
Unable to attack such a powerful media figure as Don Imus, directly, the US War Leaders, and as we have seen many times before, resorted to a massive media attack against him using as the reason a racial slur against a US woman's basketball team, but which has been pointed out by other media outlets was not by any means a rare occurrence for the legendary radio icon to make.
But, to the US War Leaders, Don Imus represented the most serious threat, to date, of the growing assault against them by America's media personalities threatening to expose the truths behind the events of September 11, 2001 and the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars; and to such an extent that another American media personality, Rosie O'Donnell, has expressed concern that US Military Leaders could actually imprison Mr. Imus.
From our past research of the tactics used against those threatening America's War Leaders, the likelihood of imprisonment for Don Imus would only occur should he persist in his threats to undermine their authority, and which appears, at this time, unlikely after the public disgrace he has had to endure.
It is expected, also, that the US War Leaders actions against Don Imus will have a further chilling affect upon other American media personalities questioning their authority, such as the popular US movie actor, Charlie Sheen, and who was one of the first to question the events of September 11, 2001, and as we can read as reported by New Zealand Herald News Service in their article titled "Charlie Sheen may voice 9/11 documentary", and which says:
"US actor Charlie Sheen is reportedly in talks to narrate an Internet documentary that suggests elements of the US government were behind the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre.
"Sheen's representatives say he was involved in the production of a new version of Loose Change, a 90-minute conspiracy theory film that has been seen by more than 10 million Internet viewers."
Apparently lost upon America's media personalities is that their government is being investigated by the International Red Cross for the torture of an Iranian Diplomat by whipping with steel cables on his feet; a government that would have its soldiers imprison in an Ethiopian torture jail a Swedish teenage girl; a government that would even contemplate the release of one of the World's most wanted terrorists, Posada Carriles; does not hesitate, for even a second, to crush any, and all, opposition to it.
To the American people themselves there remains no evidence that they know, much less care, about the dire state of their once Free Nation.
Related article, online vote and videos:
After Imus, DeLay Calls for Rosie to Be Fired (April 13) http://news.aol.com/entertainment/tv/articles/_a/after-imus-delay-calls-for-rosie-to-be/20070413103809990001
Wants Conservatives to Lead Anti-O'Donnell Push -- Fanning the flames of discontent sparked by the Imus controversy, former congressman Tom DeLay is making a plea for his fellow conservatives to get Rosie O'Donnell fired for recent remarks she made. "I'm calling for conservatives to take on Rosie O'Donnell," DeLay said during an interview with CNN. "She criticized and ridiculed Chinese-Americans, she accused the president of being responsible for 9/11. Let's now start calling for her resignation." He also recently penned an article on TownHall.com titled "If the Left Takes Imus, Well Take Rosie." DeLay's comments come just as Don Imus ' career was brought to a screeching halt after he referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos." O'Donnell responded to DeLay on her blog with a post titled "Tommy D," calling him a "criminal" and "sad slug," and also says his claims about her 9/11 comments are wrong. She then goes on to post a wikipedia transcript of Delay's indictments for illegal acceptance of funds while he was U.S. House Majority Leader. O'Donnell's spurned quite a bit of controversy lately. She recently questioned the cause of collapse for World Trade Center 7, a building near the Twin Towers that collapsed eight hours after the planes first hit. That led to a feud between O'Donnell and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. NOTE: Currently (April 15) in an online poll there, 68% of over 116,000 voters say Rosie should be fired!
Rosie Prepares To Strike Back For 9/11 Truth (April 16, 2007) http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/160407strikeback.htm
Insider Scoop: Ground zero heroes Impacted by toxic dust cover-up to appear on The View Tuesday - Contradicting reports that Rosie O'Donnell is set to cease her vocal stance against the Bush administration and the 9/11 cover-up, we can exclusively reveal that Rosie is preparing to strike back by featuring interviews with 9/11 heroes and first responders, themselves victims of a government cover-up that allowed them to breathe deadly toxic dust at ground zero.
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Subject: Mark April 25 on your calendar to Watch PBS
Date: 13 Apr 2007
Tell everyone to mark their calenders.... (SEE NOTE BELOW) Tape/record this program, make copies, and give out to those who need the information.....start a movement. I made copies of several documentaries, and gave them out to my neighbors and friends, and folks in the little shops in town.......just get the word out...... let people know whats going on, if the major media wont do it, we can !!!!!!!! We can beat this horrible tyranny..... WE MUST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mark April 25 on your calendar to Watch PBS* PBS - 9 - 10:30 pm, Wednesday, April 25th
Bill Moyers has put together an amazing 90-minute video (Watch a preview and comment at The Moyers Blog) documenting the lies that the Bush administration told to sell the Iraq war to the American public, with a special focus on how the media led the charge. I've watched an advance copy and read a transcript, and the most important thing I can say about it is: Watch PBS from 9:00 to 10:30 PM on Wednesday, April 25. Spending that 90 minutes will actually save you time because you'll never watch television news again - not even on PBS, which comes in for its own share of criticism.
While a great many pundits, not to mention presidents, look remarkably stupid or dishonest in the four-year-old clips included in "Buying the War," it's hard to take any spiteful pleasure in holding them to account, and not just because the killing and dying they facilitated is ongoing, but also because of what this video reveals about the mindset of members of the DC media. Moyers interviews media personalities, including Dan Rather, who clearly both understand what the media did wrong and are unable to really see it as having been wrong or avoidable.
It's great to see an American media outlet tell this story so well, but it leads one to ask: When will Congress tell it? While the Democrats were in the minority, they clamored for hearings and investigations, they pushed Resolutions of Inquiry into the White House Iraq Group and the Downing Street Minutes. Now in the majority, they've gone largely silent. The chief exception is the House Judiciary Committee's effort to question Condoleezza Rice next week about the forged Niger documents.
But what comes out of watching this show is a powerful realization that no investigation is needed by Congress, just as no hidden information was needed for the media to get the story right in the first place. The claims that the White House made were not honest mistakes. But neither were they deceptions. They were transparent and laughably absurd falsehoods. And they were high crimes and misdemeanors.
The program opens with video of President Bush saying "Iraq is part of a war on terror. It's a country that trains terrorists. It's a country that can arm terrorists. Saddam Hussein and his weapons are a direct threat to this country."
Was that believable or did the media play along? The next shot is of a press conference at which Bush announces that he has a script telling him which reporters to call on and in what order. Yet the reporters play along, raising their hands after each comment, pretending that they might be called on despite the script.
Video shows Richard Perle claiming that Saddam Hussein worked with al Qaeda and that Iraqis would greet American occupiers as liberators. Here are the Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, William Safire from The New York Times, Charles Krauthammer and Jim Hoagland from The Washington Post, all demanding an overthrow of Iraq's government. George Will is seen saying that Hussein "has anthrax, he loves biological weapons, he has terrorist training camps, including 747s to practice on."
But was that even plausible? Bob Simon of "60 Minutes" tells Moyers he wasn't buying it. He says he saw the idea of a connection between Hussein and al Qaeda as an absurdity: "Saddam, as most tyrants, was a total control freak. He wanted total control of his regime. Total control of the country. And to introduce a wild card like al Qaeda in any sense was just something he would not do. So I just didn't believe it for an instant."
Knight Ridder Bureau Chief John Walcott didn't buy it either. He assigned Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay to do the reporting and they found the Bush claims to be quite apparently false. For example, when the Iraqi National Congress (INC) fed The New York Times's Judith Miller a story through an Iraqi defector claiming that Hussein had chemical and biological weapons labs under his house, Landay noticed that the source was a Kurd, making it very unlikely he would have learned such secrets. But Landay also noticed that it was absurd to imagine someone putting a biological weapons lab under his house.
But absurd announcements were the order of the day. A video clip shows a Fox anchor saying, "A former top Iraqi nuclear scientist tells Congress Iraq could build three nuclear bombs by 2005." And the most fantastic stories of all were fed to David Rose at Vanity Fair Magazine. We see a clip of him saying, "The last training exercise was to blow up a full-size mock-up of a US destroyer in a lake in central Iraq."
Landay comments: "Or jumping into pits of fouled water and having to kill a dog with your bare teeth. I mean, this was coming from people who are appearing in all of these stories, and sometimes their rank would change."
Forged documents from Niger could not have gotten noticed in this stew of lies. Had there been some real documents honestly showing something, that might have stood out and caught more eyes. Walcott describes the way the INC would feed the same information to the vice president and secretary of defense that it fed to a reporter, and the reporter would then get the claims confirmed by calling the White House or the Pentagon. Landay adds: "And let's not forget how close these people were to this administration, which raises the question, was there coordination? I can't tell you that there was, but it sure looked like it."
Simon from "60 Minutes" tells Moyers that when the White House claimed a 9/11 hijacker had met with a representative of the Iraqi government in Prague, "60 Minutes" was easily able to make a few calls and find out that there was no evidence for the claim. "If we had combed Prague," he says, "and found out that there was absolutely no evidence for a meeting between Mohammad Atta and the Iraqi intelligence figure. If we knew that, you had to figure the administration knew it. And yet they were selling the connection between al Qaeda and Saddam."
Moyers questions a number of people about their awful work, including Dan Rather, Peter Beinart and then Chairman and CEO of CNN Walter Isaacson. And he questions Simon, who soft-pedaled the story and avoided reporting that there was no evidence.
Landay at Knight Ridder did report the facts when it counted, but not enough people paid attention. He tells Moyers that all he had to do was read the UN weapons inspectors' reports online to know that the White House was lying to us. When Cheney said that Hussein was close to acquiring nuclear weapons, Landay knew he was lying: "You need tens of thousands of machines called 'centrifuges' to produce highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon. You've got to house those in a fairly big place, and you've got to provide a huge amount of power to this facility."
Moyers also hits Tim Russert with a couple of tough questions. Russert expressed regret for not having included any skeptical voices by saying he wished his phone had rung. So Moyers begins the next segment by saying, "Bob Simon didn't wait for the phone to ring," and describing Simon's reporting. Simon says he knew the claims about aluminum tubes were false because "60 Minutes" called up some scientists and researchers and asked them. Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post says that skeptical stories did not get placed on the front page because they were not "definitive."
Moyers shows brief segments of an "Oprah" show in which she has on only pro-war guests and silences a caller who questions some of the White House claims. Just in time for the eternal election season, Moyers includes clips of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry backing the war on the basis of Bush and Cheney's lies. But we also see clips of Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy getting it right.
The Washington Post editorialized in favor of the war 27 times, and published in 2002 about 1,000 articles and columns on the war. But the Post gave a huge anti-war march a total of 36 words. "What got even less ink," Moyers says, "was the release of the National Intelligence Estimate." Even the misleading partial version that the media received failed to fool a careful eye.
Landay recalls: "It said that the majority of analysts believed that those tubes were for the nuclear weapons program. It turns out though, that the majority of intelligence analysts had no background in nuclear weapons." Was Landay the only one capable of noticing this detail?
Colin Powell's UN presentation comes in for similar quick debunking. We watch a video clip of Powell complaining that Iraq has covered a test-stand with a roof. But AP reporter Charles Hanley comments, "What he neglected to mention was that the inspectors were underneath watching what was going on."
Powell cited a UK paper, but it very quickly came out that the paper had been plagiarized from a college student's work found online. The British press pointed that out. The US let it slide. But anyone looking for the facts found it quickly.
Moyers's wonderful movie is marred by a single line - the next to the last sentence - in which he says, "The number of Iraqis killed, over 35,000 last year alone, is hard to pin down." A far more accurate figure could have been found very easily.
A comment posted there:
"We stopped watching any and all news on mainstream media at least 2 years ago. We didn't want to hear anymore propaganda and lies, and didn't want to participate in the walking coma of denial."
Related propaganda debunked... or about to be debunked:
U.N. nuclear chief says Iran is operating only several hundred centrifuges http://www.yorkdispatch.com/nationworld/ci_5659378
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran is operating only several hundred centrifuges at its uranium enrichment plant at Natanz, despite its claims to have activated 3,000.
ElBaradei: Iran nuclear plant still in early stages http://snipurl.com/1ge92
Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohammed ElBaradei said here Thursday night that Iran has no necessary facilities to produce nuclear weapons.
Waxman May Subpoena Rice to Testify on Iraq-Niger Claims http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041807J.shtml
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is resisting a US House panel's demand that she testify tomorrow on why Bush said in a 2003 speech that Iraq sought uranium from Africa. Waxman, in a letter to the State Department released late yesterday, wrote that he has "postponed the scheduled vote for a subpoena for your appearance before the committee from tomorrow to April 25."
"Devastating" Moyers Probe of Press and Iraq Coming http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042007H.shtml
The most powerful indictment of the news media for falling down in its duties in the run-up to the war in Iraq will appear next Wednesday: a 90-minute PBS broadcast titled, "Buying the War," marking the return of the "Bill Moyers Journal." The war continues today, now in its fifth year, with the death toll for Americans and Iraqis rising again - yet Moyers points out, "The press has yet to come to terms with its role in enabling the Bush administration to go to war on false pretenses."
Date: 15 Apr 2007
From: John Tibayan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: The U.S. vs John Lennon
I just watched The U.S. vs John Lennon, a film documentary about John Lennon and Yoko Ono. A must see movie! The film took me on a nostalgic tour of my own life during the years from 1966 - 1980. I remembered how I felt back then that there was something terribly wrong in our society and that it was being hidden from the general public. Over the years I have done extensive research to better understand why the world was the way it was.
While watching this film, I was astonished how little I knew back in the 70's about the oligarchy that was pulling the strings of the politicians causing many of the problems and inequities in our society between the haves and the have nots. I didn't realized at the time that most of the real news was blocked out by corporate owned media networks. As a Viet Nam vet, I participated in the Viet Nam anti-war movement, as I do today against the wars in the Middle East.
I am so grateful for the advent of the Internet which has made possible thousands or possibly millions of independent grassroots news sources, with thousands of independent investigative reporters. The Internet is evolving and maturing and finally it's powerful promise of providing the instantaneous communication of news and events has arrived. The advancements in new computer technology has made this all possible. The technology of FREE websites, listservers and blogs has facilitated the immediate dissemination of special interest information to which people can have immediate access.
What is truly remarkable, is that this technology is only at its inception. The latest phase of technology which has exploded into popularity is FREE Video Sharing as led by Google/YouTube. What this service has provided is that any individual with the technical ability can become their own TV network for FREE.
Back to the John Lennon movie, we know that John Lennon was assassinated in 1980. At the time the public was spoon fed a story that the alleged assassin was another psychopathic "lone gunman". Sound familiar? Remember JFK, MLK, RFK. I wondered what I would now find out about John Lennon's assassination with all the independent investigative reporting that is currently published on the Internet. I googled "John Lennon assassination" and immediately found the extraordinary website http://www.john-lennon.com. I read the articles about the assassination and was astonished by the depth of information now available that was never published or broadcasted by corporate owned media networks. I was also amazed at how quickly I accessed the information. One minute. Who killed John Lennon? A must read!
John Lennon talked about, wrote about, played music about peace and love. He was a very great visionary who dared to "imagine all the people living life in peace". "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us and the world will be as one."
"I hope everyone sees this film, as it is a window into the life of an extraordinary person, who really did influence a generation with his music and his courage. But, I especially hope that the generations that came after John Lennon left us, so unexpectedly, have a chance to see this thoughtful and fitting tribute to the gentle artist who turned the hurt he experienced as a child into an international revolution with a spirit so open and willing to risk everything he had to teach the world that all we really need is love. This film explains to all of us, who were too young to understand what was going on, at the time, how John Lennon was persecuted by the U.S. government for simply expressing his opinion about the war in Viet Nam. How he was investigated, tapped, and followed, then threatened with deportation, in an effort to derail a tour that might have had a significant influence on the outcome of the 1972 presidential election, in which Richard Nixon was re-elected. The scenes of teenagers burning their Beatles records in protest of his quip that the Beatles had become more popular than Jesus, are eerily parallel with the Dixie Chicks fans who did the same thing. Excerpts from Nixon's speeches about the war are almost word-for-word the same rhetoric we get from Bush. This film is important, and moving, and includes some of the best music I know I'll ever hear in this lifetime. Go see it and get inspired." (http://www.chinaworker.info)
THE Kuala Lumpur Global Peace Forum of concerned peoples from all five continents
UNITED in the belief that peace is the essential condition for the survival and well-being of the human race,
DETERMINED to promote peace and save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,
OUTRAGED over the frequent resort to war in the settlement of disputes between nations,
DISTURBED that militarists are preparing for more wars,
TROUBLED that use of armed force increases insecurity for all,
TERRIFIED that the possession of nuclear weapons and the imminent risk of nuclear war will lead to the annihilation of life on earth.
To achieve peace we now declare that:
- Wars increasingly involve the killing of innocent people and are, therefore, abhorrent and criminal.
- Killings in war are as criminal as the killings within societies in times of peace.
- Since killings in peace time are subject to the domestic law of crime, killings in war must likewise be subject to the international law of crimes. This should be so irrespective of whether these killings in war are authorized or permitted by domestic law.
- All commercial, financial, industrial and scientific activities that aid and abet war should be criminalised.
- All national leaders who initiate aggression must be subjected to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
- All nations must strengthen the resolve to accept the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and institute methods to settle international disputes by peaceful means and to renounce war.
- Armed force shall not be used except when authorised by a Resolution passed by two-thirds majority of the total membership of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
- All legislators and all members of Government must affirm their belief in peace and pledge to strive for peace.
- Political parties all over the world must include peace as one of their principal objectives.
- Non-Governmental Organisations committed to the promotion of peace should be set up in all nations.
- Public servants and professionals, in particular in the medical, legal, educational and scientific fields, must promote peace and campaign actively against war.
- The media must actively oppose war and the incitement to war and consciously promote the peaceful settlement of international disputes.
- Entertainment media must cease to glorify war and violence and should instead cultivate the ethos of peace
- All religious leaders must condemn war and promote peace.
To these ends the Forum resolves to establish a permanent Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur to:
IMPLEMENT this Initiative.
OPPOSE policies and programmes that incite war.
SEEK the cooperation of NGOs worldwide to achieve the goals of this Initiative.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Prof Francis A. Boyle
Dr. Helen Caldicott
Mr Matthias Chang
Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Shad Saleem Faruqi
Mr Denis J. Halliday
Dato Mukhriz Mahathir
Dr Chandra Muzaffar
Dato Michael O.K. Yeoh
Mr Hans-Christof Von Sponeck
SIGN THE KUALA LUMPUR DECLARATION : PETITION FOR PEACE http://www.perdana4peace.org/petition.html
The Perdana Global Peace Forum culminated in the 14-point Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War, a declaration formulated by the KL Initiative Committee headed by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
And read also...
Open Letter from Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Perdana Global Peace Organization, about the threatened U.S. attack on Iran http://peaceinspace.blogs.com/campaign_for_a_positive_f/2007/04/open_letter_fro.html
Perdana and Tun Dr. Mahathir have brought together a diverse group of international organizations, researchers, activists, scientists, lawyers, academics, judges, professionals with the common goal of Criminalizing War. On Feb. 5-7, 2007, Perdana Global Peace Organization held a War Crimes Conference entitled "Criminalizing War," attended by over 5000 persons, at which War Crimes victims from Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, and scientists, researchers, activists and scholars from many different nations spoke.Over 240 valid complaints concerning War Crimes in Iraq had been filed with the International Criminal Court, which has failed to take action on these. Thus the need for a Citizen's War Crimes Tribunal, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. At the Kuala Lumpur Conference, a War Crimes Commission, and a Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, a citizen's War Crimes Tribunal were established. On February 7, 2007, the War Crimes Commission took direct and evidentiary testimony from War Crimes Victims and from Experts, as well as documentary evidence on the genocidal effects of Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons in Iraq and elsewhere. The War Crimes victims from Iraq has themselves approached the Perdana Global Peace Organization, seeking redress. Globalresearch.ca: Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission hears nine charges against Bush, Blair, Howard - Both Dr. Mahathir and his wife, Tun Siti, are physicians. Dr. Mahathir is the first former Head of State to have championed the issue of abolishing the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) Weapons, which have been found by a 2002 United Nations Sub-Committee, as well as by the 2004 Tokyo International Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan, to violate International Law and constitute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.This is a URL for the Speech of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at the 2007 Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Conference: http://www.perdana4peace.org/2007/criminalising_war.php CLIP Recommended by Alfred Webre (email@example.com)
Many have felt, or received messages from Star Visitors about, upcoming Earth Changes.
On Thursday, April 12, I got a call from from a psychic Star Seed, Nicki. She called to inform me that she had just heard from her psychic neighbor Chuck who had a crystal-clear 3-D "dream" about a Great Quake with a resulting tsunami. Nicki tends to give him high credence because a previous "dream" of his, (he hardly has highly-realistic dreams), which correctly predicted the Loma Prieta (SF) great quake.
Particulars: This coming Great Quake will be of very high magnitude. It will be centered near Al Hoceima, a Mediterranean coastal city in Morocco east of the strait of Gibraltar. It will however be so strong that it will trigger a very large earthslide on the steep, unstable, separating slope of Las Palmas Volcano on Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, even though the Canary Islands are off the northwest coast of Africa, and approximately 1200 kilometers (about 745 miles) southwest of Al Hoceima! Another mechanism of action may be that the Moroccan Quake will trigger an eruption of Las Palmas Volcano, which will surely send its western flank into the Atlantic.
This resulting landslide will go to the bottom of the Atlantic, displacing huge amounts of water, and triggering a large tsunami (as predicted in a PBS NOVA documentary, and as in Nicki's persistent vision).
Chuck saw this tsunami resulting in a large tidal wave striking the east coast of Cuba. Interestingly, Chuck saw that Cuban leader Fidel Castro will have died by the time of this tsunami, and his younger brother, Raul Castro, the First Vice-President, will have assumed the Presidency, but will then have been assassinated by the hand of the CIA, apparently on the same day that the large tsunami strikes eastern Cuba.
Chuck gets the impression that the time-line for the Moroccan Great Quake-Atlantic Tsunami is more on the order of weeks rather than months or years.
I was interested in seeing if Councillor Asheoma could provide any corroboration of this future vision, which Chuck and Nicki brought to my attention. And whether the events foreseen are part of the coming general big shake-up predicted by Councillor Asheoma and Star Visitor Neuman.
Councillor Asheoma provided the following response.
"With this particular vision, the one who saw [Chuck, with Nicki] did see what is a very high probability of events. Zeta [Watchers] are aware, but it is part of the natural Earth movements. They can take no action against Earth movement of this nature, because it is not [a result of artificial] harm done to her [Mother Earth].
"The probability within 1 year is at 83%. With the next six months is 62%."
So, there you have it. As many have felt, with a number of the upcoming Earth Changes, psychic lightworkers and Star Seeds will themselves provide, or be messengers for Star Visitor-provided, reports that will allow those who choose to pay attention some fore-warning as to some of the major perils. Thus, such alerted people can make preparations to get themselves out of harm's way.
In the light,
Richard Boylan, Ph.D., LLC; Councillor
President, Star Kids Project, Ltd
Diamond Springs, California 95619, USA
NOTE from Jean: Dr. Boylan has posted on his website a new article which may be of interest to some of you...
From: UFOFacts@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Simon P. Smiler
Sent: April 15, 2007
Subject: [UFOFacts] re: a vision of one near-future Earth Change
Thanks Dr Boylan.
I don't want to give the wrong impression, as I do not welcome the needless loss of life which will result, but this has been 'a long time expected'.
Some years ago (mid to late 1990's) there was a programme on the TV about where people are 'progressed' and 'regressed' to future and past lives.
It seems that very few people could be progressed very far (implying that very few present-day people would be returning to this planet in the near future) - although there was one lady who reported living on a space station in a future life. At least one lady also reported her death (in her present-day human life) as being from what would be a tsunami event. This lady lived in the English county of Lancashire, which would certainly be severely affected by this event.
However, whilst from her age it was obvious that this event would happen relatively soon no specific timeframe was given.
For those of us who are music fans, and know of the Beatles - well they came from Liverpool, which until local government reorganisation was in Lancashire.
There is more I could say on this topic, but it would all be off-topic for UFO Facts. However given that the sources of the information include our off-planet friends so I think the link below might be of direct relevance. This newspaper story was published several times around 2000 / 2001. Obviously someone 'in the know' was trying to attract the attention of 'those who have eyes to see' - and brains to 'connect the dots'.
As the map is online I am linking to it here so that those who read messages online or receive individual messages in their inboxes can see it, and appreciate the potential sheer enormity of the event. Wave heights are estimated.
As the map shows, this will be a global event.
CLIP Giant wave 'will flatten Britain at 500mph'
By Robert Uhlig -- 08/2001
BRITAIN faces a natural disaster that will flatten the Atlantic coastline for several miles inland, a scientist predicted this week.
A massive landslide caused by a volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands would create a giant wave that would hit the coast at up to 500mph.
The largest mega-tsunami ever seen would be generated when an eruption of Cumbre Vieja on the island of La Palma caused a part of a mountain twice the size of the Isle of Man to plunge into the Atlantic. "The first impact will be when 330ft waves crash into the west Saharan coast of Morocco," said Simon Day, of the Benfield Greig hazard research centre at University College London.
"It is not a question of if it will happen, only when it will happen. It could be in the next few decades; it could be hundreds of years hence."
Devastation from the tsunami was also highly likely in Florida, Brazil and the Caribbean. There the wave would reach heights of 130ft to 164ft - higher than Nelson's column - and could sweep four and a half miles inland.
Dr Day said: "It is a geologically definite process, a bit like a pressure cooker, with the volcano heating up the ground water and pressure building up inside the mountain."
In 1949 the mountain moved 12ft in two days, but the disaster waiting to happen would be much greater, according to Dr Day's report, published in Geophysical Research Letters.
The collapse of the mountain on the west of Cumbre Vieja would release enough energy, equivalent to the electricity consumption of America in six months, to generate a wave more than half a mile high and tens of miles long. This would collapse and rebound on the Canaries. As the landslide continued to move underwater, a series of waves would develop, creating enormous surges all over the Atlantic.
"After only 10 minutes, the tsunami will have moved more than 150 miles," Dr Day said. It would reach America in little more than six hours.
There have been at least 11 tsunamis in the past 200,000 years, one of which wiped out the Minoan civilisation on Crete. The largest recorded wave to hit Britain was the Lisbo tsunami of 1755, when 12ft seas pounded Cornwall.
About 7,000 years ago, the Storegga tsunami, caused by a landslide off Norway, deposited silt several miles inland of Northern Scotland. "When the wave from the Canaries reaches Britain, it could be as high as the Storegga, which may have been up to 60ft," Dr Day said.
"It is difficult to know how far the ramifications will go. We should be looking at the doomed civilisation of Crete when assessing the effects."
I just received information from a key informant, with affiliation to a three-letter government agency, that a Cabal-controlled installation, which has been manufacturing and then mentally programming Hybrid-Human clones to operate as its Super Soldiers, has been eliminated. The details.
In early 2006 an enormous underground installation, 16 miles long by one mile wide, began operation some kilometers distant from the Icelandic village of Djupidalur. (Photo of the surface of the underground installation is attached.) It took 13 years to build, having been authorized in 1993 by the U.S. National Security Council, who had been duped into believing it would be a research facility concerned with nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
Instead, this facility was a key part of Cabal plans to build a super army of mostly Human clones whose genetics had been upgraded with just enough retrieved Star Visitor genetic material to give these clones enhanced physical, mental and psychic abilities.
This cloning project is what Colonel/Dr. Michael Wolf (Kruvant) of NSC's Special Studies Group was so incensed about when he told me several years ago that he had learned that his work in human cloning was being perverted by (Cabal) military into creating the Super [hybrid] Soldier who would then receive mental programming to get the clone to mindlessly follow immoral orders. This caused him to resign from government research work.
This weekend, a crack counter-insurgency team (CIT), operating independent of military control, and disgusted by Cabal takeover of key positions in government, undertook a mission to penetrate the Djupidalur installation.
The CIT located where the hapless, misinformed Hybrids were being held, liberated them, and escorted them to the surface, where their safe extraction would be arranged for by an individual with friendly ties to Star Nations and legitimate compartments within the U.S. National Security community.
During the escorting, CIT came under fire from Cabal security forces, and in the ensuing firefight, (Cabal) Brigadier General Frank Dougherty and a number of his security troops were killed.
The Counter-Insurgency Team then set off munitions they had emplaced, and destroyed the clone factory installation, after setting off an alarm to give non-security personnel an opportunity to leave for the surface.
When Dr. Wolf was working on cloning, he told me that it took a year to create a human clone from test tube to walking, talking adult. So, if Djupidalur went on-line in early 2006, and went off-line in early 2007, there must have been only one "batch" of Hybrids graduating from that mill. And the CIT team got them all.
The complete success of extraction of the Hybrids and destruction of the installation is a signal moment in the incremental retaking of Earth from Cabal control.
But we are not yet at final victory. Many other lightworkers are doing what they can, from wherever they are located within society and its structures, to take back Human society from the control of the Cabal monsters.
Look for your opportunity. Although most will not be as spectacular as the CIT's, opportunities to reform and transform our society are all around you.
I disagree with Karl Schwarz on global warming to a large extent, but in many other areas he is spot-on.
With global warming, even if human carbon emissions weren't a huge problem, (and they are) it would be hugely smart of us to move away from a polluting, limited resource that we have to wage wars in other countries to protect. Granted, solar activity may be partially responsible for current warming, but make no mistake, non-stop willy-nilly production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses by humans isn't good at all. Especially if it's going on at the same time solar radiation output is going up. Double wham! Now you have more heat for those gasses to trap, duuuhh!
Nanotech per se isn't necessarily dangerous if you are speaking of nano-particle based materials science, it's nano-bots that are dangerous. There are theories out there that creating self-replicating nanometer-scale robots could literally turn the planet into a "grey goo" ball in space in a matter of days if those nanobots aren't carefully controlled. They just use the entire earth as raw materials to replicate themselves until nothing is left but nanobots.
There are some people who talk about nano-particles being able to pass through the blood-brain barrier and inhibit neurotransmission and therefore brain function, but that's a guess so far and it would probably require massive exposures far beyond what is found in nature. As they say, too much of anything is not a good thing. It depends in this guy's case on how those nano-particles are used and controlled what the results will be.
Filters that could remove DU particles from the global environment are awesome if true. I would love to see that. Depleted Uranium is the most horrible pollutant known. It's even suspected that US troops exposed to DU contamination can bring it home and contaminate their wives and girlfriends through emissions of DU particles in sexual fluids. That's not a joke. DU is radioactive waste used in tank rounds. Iraq and most of the Middle East and anywhere downwind is now horribly contaminated with DU dust from US tank rounds, as is Bosnia. The half-life of DU is on the order of 4 billion years. In other words, it loses HALF of its radioactivity in that time - not all.
New technologies have their dangers, however. Honey bee populations in 26 US states are vanishing - up to 90% of the bees simply disappear. No one knows what has happened to them. Every hive with this issue, however, is near a cornfield. It is no secret any longer that US corn crops have been contaminated in the wild by airborne pollination from genetically modified corn that biologically produces insecticides in its tissues. What is suspected is that GM corn is wiping out honey bees. I have read 6 articles on this in the last two months, mostly in mainstream media publications, but they didn't talk about the GM corn, the bastards, only the most recent article did. I heard that last year some time elsewhere - a company called Bayer something-or-other produced the culprit. This most recent article also mentioned them. It is linked on the front page of www.rawstory.com somewhere.
Do you realize that fully a third of everything we eat is dependent on commercial honey bee keepers for pollination? Wild bee populations have been thoroughly decimated for years due to habitat loss and insecticide use, but the bees kept by commercial operations have been doing most of the agricultural work. These people truck multiple hives full of honeybees around in the Spring to pollinate US crops like apples, blueberries, peaches, melons, cucumbers, etc.
Next Fall, we are in deep shit because 80% of US commercial honey bees are gone missing. Do yourself and your family a favor - garden veggies at that 3-unit of yours and plant flowers and leave the dandelions so that you keep the local bees around there alive. Do it with no pesticides. Dandelions are a huge source of food for local bees. Keep the chemicals out of your yard and the veggies growing in it. You are going to see produce prices on anything dependent on bees for pollination go through the ceiling by the end of Summer as crops across the country fail.
Google search the subject. There is some totally, totally weird shit going on with bees starting since last year. It is scary as hell. Einstein once said that if bees were ever totally wiped out, Mankind would have 4 years left on Earth. He wasn't joking. I saw in Popular Science a few months ago in the section called "Megapixels" a picture of a yellow-jacket hive that had completely filled a 55 Chevy in a guy's back yard in Alabama. About 60 of these "super hives"were found across Georgia & Alabama last year by a university researcher tracking this. Never before 2006 was anything like this ever seen. Usually yellow jacket hives are no bigger than a basketball. Normally they have one queen and 3,000 worker bees. These hives have upwards of 300 queens and 100,000 worker bees. The workers that would normally die off in Winter aren't due to warming temperatures aren't dying off - and it is changing the behavior of the bees in ways no one understands.
The corporations have got to go. They are going to wipe out all life on this planet if we don't stop them somehow. Electing corporate politicians is killing the world. It's high time people woke the hell up to that problem. It doesn't matter if it Democrats or Republicans - Packers or Bears, it's still the freaking NFL...massive 3rd party votes, leave the crap-food and non-essential goods on the shelves, move your money to funds that specialize in sustainable industries, whatever you can do it all adds up.
WORST THAN ASBESTOS AND TOBACCO, NOT ONLY MICROWAVE RADIATIONS FROM CELL PHONE USE AND CELL PHONE BASE STATIONS CREATE TERRIBLE HAVOC WITH HUMAN HEALTH BUT COULD SPELL THE END OF BEES AND OF MUCH OF THE FOOD WE EAT UNLESS THIS LETHAL TECHNOLOGY IS QUICKLY ABANDONED... THIS NEWS IS NOW A WORLDWIDE CONCERNS - SEE AT http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=ca&ie=UTF-8&q=HONEYbees&btnG=Search -- LET'S HOPE THIS WILL LEAD TO REAL CHANGE!
Forwarded by Kathleen Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) and MANY other people...
Scientists claim radiation from handsets are to blame for mysterious 'colony collapse' of bees
By Geoffrey Lean and Harriet Shawcross
15 April 2007
It seems like the plot of a particularly far-fetched horror film. But some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause massive food shortages, as the world's harvests fail.
They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile phones and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the more bizarre mysteries ever to happen in the natural world - the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops. Late last week, some bee-keepers claimed that the phenomenon - which started in the US, then spread to continental Europe - was beginning to hit Britain as well.
The theory is that radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees' navigation systems, preventing the famously homeloving species from finding their way back to their hives. Improbable as it may seem, there is now evidence to back this up.
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) occurs when a hive's inhabitants suddenly disappear, leaving only queens, eggs and a few immature workers, like so many apian Mary Celestes. The vanished bees are never found, but thought to die singly far from home. The parasites, wildlife and other bees that normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives.
The alarm was first sounded last autumn, but has now hit half of all American states. The West Coast is thought to have lost 60 per cent of its commercial bee population, with 70 per cent missing on the East Coast.
CCD has since spread to Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece. And last week John Chapple, one of London's biggest bee-keepers, announced that 23 of his 40 hives have been abruptly abandoned.
Other apiarists have recorded losses in Scotland, Wales and north-west England, but the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs insisted: "There is absolutely no evidence of CCD in the UK."
The implications of the spread are alarming. Most of the world's crops depend on pollination by bees. Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared, "man would have only four years of life left".
No one knows why it is happening. Theories involving mites, pesticides, global warming and GM crops have been proposed, but all have drawbacks.
German research has long shown that bees' behaviour changes near power lines.
Now a limited study at Landau University has found that bees refuse to return to their hives when mobile phones are placed nearby. Dr Jochen Kuhn, who carried it out, said this could provide a "hint" to a possible cause.
Dr George Carlo, who headed a massive study by the US government and mobile phone industry of hazards from mobiles in the Nineties, said: "I am convinced the possibility is real."
The case against handsets
Evidence of dangers to people from mobile phones is increasing. But proof is still lacking, largely because many of the biggest perils, such as cancer, take decades to show up.
Most research on cancer has so far proved inconclusive. But an official Finnish study found that people who used the phones for more than 10 years were 40 per cent more likely to get a brain tumour on the same side as they held the handset.
Equally alarming, blue-chip Swedish research revealed that radiation from mobile phones killed off brain cells, suggesting that today's teenagers could go senile in the prime of their lives.
Studies in India and the US have raised the possibility that men who use mobile phones heavily have reduced sperm counts. And, more prosaically, doctors have identified the condition of "text thumb", a form of RSI from constant texting.
Professor Sir William Stewart, who has headed two official inquiries, warned that children under eight should not use mobiles and made a series of safety recommendations, largely ignored by ministers.
Mobile phones massacring honeybees? (APRIL 18) http://tech.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1293113.php/Mobile_phones_massacring_honeybees_
In a time when concerned activists and ecologists continually point to mankinds progressively selfish destruction of the planet, the thoughtless eradication of countless species, and the decadent waste of vital resources, it would now appear that mobile phone users have shifted into the spotlight of criticism where impending doom is concerned.More specifically, certain scientific quarters are suggesting that the proliferation of the mobile phone could pave the way to huge food shortages caused by failing harvests around the world, reports the Belfast Telegraph.Although April 01 has already passed, the worrying theory offered up by scientists is no prank, and it points out that the levels of radiation emitted by mobile phones could well be a defining influence in the sudden decline of crop-pollinating honeybees. Odd as it may sound, the swift disappearance of the honeybee has spread from the U.S. through to mainland Europe, and is now also said to be having an impact on the United Kingdom.Scientists, armed with compelling evidence, are now implying that the massive amounts of radiation produced by mobile phone use is actually frying the usually razor-sharp navigational skills of the honeybees and preventing them from returning back to their hives. CLIP
Millions of Bees Die - Are Electromagnetic Signals To Blame? (March 6, 2007) http://tinyurl.com/28yops
Bees in the US are dying of some unknown cause - millions of them are leaving their hives and do not come back. What is happening? The problem has got a name - colony collapse disorder - but no apparent cause.(...) After reading several articles on the disappearance of the honeybee, the thought occurred that this appears to be happening only in the US. A Google search turned up nothing on this phenomenon in any other country, including Canada and Mexico. Why only the US? Also, why are nonsensical excuses being offered up by the pseudo-scientific community for the demise of the bee?(...) Disoriented bees? Ah, well this is a possibility. But what would make them disoriented? Perhaps it is the 250 HZ signals being pumped out of GWEN stations all over America. This signal makes people angry, so that they support the administrations idea of going after Iran and violence in general. It works great for mass manipulation of opinion. Unfortunately, the same signal will induce a misdirection of up to 10 degrees in the navigation ability of the honeybee. They go away from the hive and never come back because they can no longer find it. Thats why its only happening in the US. CLIP
When Bees Disappear, Will Man Soon Follow? (Apr 5th, 2007) http://omega.twoday.net/stories/3545166/
(...) On a recent conference call, Dr. Carlo laid the blame for the sudden demise (often within 72 hours) of entire bee colonies on the recent proliferation of electromagnetic waves (EMF). He cited the startling statistic that, at present, there are some 2.5 billion cell phone users around the world. While this (plus the explosive growth of cell phone towers) used to be the major concern, the problem has been significantly exacerbated by the recent introduction of satellite radio. Imagine being closeted in a confined environment filled with chain smokers; it would be impossible for you to get a breath of clean air. It is becoming equally difficult for you to avoid the now-measurable damage from EMF exposure. Dr. Carlo commented that the constant electromagnetic background noise seems to disrupt intercellular communication within individual bees, such that many of them cannot find their way back to the hive. His conclusions are confirmed by a recent study conducted by three departments of Panjab University (India), which has found that cell phone towers - the dominant source of electromagnetic radiation in the city of Chandigarh - could well be the cause behind the mysterious disappearance of butterflies, some insects (like bees), and birds. Andrew Weil, M.D., author of "Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health," fully agrees: "Electromagnetic pollution may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced in this century, all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible." In some countries, up to 10 percent of the population suffers from a serious EMF-induced condition that Dr. Carlo and others call membrane sensitivity syndrome. In a recent address to the Health, Social Services and Housing Sub-Panel in the United Kingdom, Carlo explained: "Originally, this type of condition was the result of high chemical exposures; we used to call it chemical sensitivity. Now we have identified the same type of condition in patients who are exposed to various types of electromagnetic radiation. It is a medical problem. People who have membrane sensitivity syndrome have internal bleeding. They can be in a room where somebody puts on a cell phone, and they will end up having an immediate reaction; they will go home and they will bleed and in their stool they will have blood. This condition is very debilitating. It prevents these people from being able to work; they cannot earn a living, they have difficult relationships with their children, their spouses give up on them. .. It is a very, very serious medical problem." The bees are the modern-day counterpart of the canaries that miners used to carry with them as they descended into the mine shafts. If the birds died, it was an early warning of a buildup of toxic gases in the mine. When canaries die or bees disappear, we are being cautioned that we too are in immediate danger. It is time to listen to the message nature is telling us. Denial - the favorite ploy of those whose profits are being threatened - is no longer an option. As Arthur Schopenhauer said, "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." I shudder to think of what will become of humankind if we linger too long in stage two: "no more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." (...) There is a huge body of research on bees from Germany that has never been considered in the UK. This research shows that bees carry magnesomes in their underbelly and are thus highly sensitive to magnetic fields. They communicate and navigate via electromagnetic frequencies. The German researchers consider bees to be bio indicators for the biological effects of radiation. They are the canaries in the coal mine. The current environment with microwave radiation levels billions of times higher than the natural background levels is like putting a fish in a poisoned pond. The bees try to escape the radiation and get lost and exhausted.
Ecological Apocalypse: Why Are All The Bees Dying? http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/100407beesdying.htm
GM, toxic chemicals, chemtrails destroying eco-system, threatening very survival of humanity The alarming decline in bee populations across the United States and Europe represents a potential ecological apocalypse, an environmental catastrophe that could collapse the food chain and wipe out humanity. Who and what is behind this flagrant abuse of the eco-system? Many people don't realize the vital role bees play in maintaining a balanced eco-system. According to experts, if bees were to become extinct then humanity would perish after just four years. "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man," said Albert Einstein. Others would say four years is alarmist and that man would find other food sources, but the fact remains that the disappearance of bees is potentially devastating to agriculture and most plant life. Reports that bee populations are declining at rates of up to 80% in areas of the U.S. and Europe should set alarm bells ringing and demand immediate action on behalf of environmental organizations. CLIP
Cell-Phone Towers and Communities: The Struggle for Local Control
by B. Blake Levitt
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the size of the Manhattan phone directory. At the time it was being debated, most people, including many legislators voting on it, thought it was only about complex deregulation schemes. But deep within its pages, in Section 704, lay a stealth clause about the siting of cell-phone towers that is creating a planning and zoning nightmare--and perhaps a public health problem, according to some scientists, journalists, and activists.
Inserted at the behest of the telecommunications conglomerates, whose representatives helped write the legislation, Section 704 states that although communities reserve their rights over the general placement, construction, and modification of towers, they cannot ban them outright. Nor can they unreasonably discriminate among providers, or set zoning regulations based on "the environmental effects of radio-frequency emissions, to the extent that such facilities comply with the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] regulations concerning such emissions." As for health effects on humans, the intent was to include them in the catch-all category "environmental effects," although no other industry, including the U.S. military, interprets the term in that way. Section 704 further states that all refusals must be "reasonable" and in writing.
Zoning officials today are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to siting cellular-phone towers or other antenna installations mounted on, or in, pre-existing buildings. Legally, they can't refuse them or, supposedly, design zoning regulations based on health effects, no matter how convincing the scientific evidence or how militant community members become. Any community that tries to challenge the safety of cellular towers based on the "environmental" effects of radio-frequency (RF) emissions stands to end up in federal court. Several communities already have.
The situation is dividing communities around the country, often pitting neighbor against neighbor when one is tempted by the licensing revenues of siting such a facility on their property, while adjacent landowners raise concerns about property devaluation and health endangerment. Communities used to be able to turn down such towers, but now this is no longer so.
Critics say it is the biggest land-grab in one industry's favor at the federal level since the buildout of the railroads at the turn of the last century. Others say it is a flagrant challenge to the Fifth and Tenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. And now those who are silenced at public hearings from speaking out about health effects point to First Amendment violations too. Legal challenges are currently making their way through the courts, the most promising of which was filed in federal court by a group of concerned citizens in conjunction with the Communications Workers of America and a group of "electrically sensitive" people, who have allergic-like reactions to electromagnetic fields. The suit charges, among other things, that federal health and safety agencies should be held accountable for their failure to protect the public, and accuses the FCC of ignoring important studies on RF-radiation hazards, as well as overstepping its statutory authority in banning RF regulation at the local level.
But the issue may not be settled any time soon, despite a likely court ruling in the fall of 1998, widespread dissatisfaction at the local level, and increasing pressure on elected officials. The telecommunications industry, having poured millions of dollars into campaign contributions to both parties, has enormous influence. The scientific community is divided regarding safety, and the science itself--bioelectromagnetics--is arcane and complex.
What is it about cellular towers that makes people react so negatively? Is it just their intergalactic look? Or are the health concerns real? And why did the telecommunications industry fight so hard behind the scenes to disempower planning and zoning commissions? The answers go back decades, to the very heart of twentieth-century technology.
Simply put, many people love wireless convenience. There are an estimated 57 million cell-phone users in America alone. But no one loves the towers or antenna arrays that accompany the technology. The industry response to this dichotomy has been to create "stealth designs" for some installations, making them look like surrealistic pine trees, hiding antennas in church steeples, on barn silos and water towers, or designing large panels that attach to the exteriors of buildings.
But critics say aesthetics are a smoke screen obscuring the heart of the issue, which is medical. Concern about the safety of this part of the electromagnetic spectrum spans decades, fueling both government and industry research, although nowhere near enough, or of an appropriate kind. Nevertheless, that research has turned up disturbing results, and an abundance of controversy.
Radiation is a natural part of the universe. The electromagnetic spectrum is divided into ionizing and nonionizing radiation, with the former consisting of very short wavelengths, like X-rays and ultraviolet light, which have enough power to knock electrons off their orbits. These bands have the ability to do permanent damage at the cellular level, causing cancers and genetic mutations. Nonionizing radiation--emitted by powerlines, radios, TVs, cellular phones, microwave ovens, and many other sources--consists of longer wavelengths that can have less power, and has mistakenly been assumed to be harmless, apart from its ability to heat tissue. We have encircled the earth and infused the atmosphere with these nonionizing bands in ways that don't exist in nature--using abnormal exposure strengths and unusual characteristics such as alternating current, digital signaling, modulation, and odd wave forms--all without understanding the full bioeffects.
It has been known for decades that the human anatomy is resonant with--or acts as a perfect antenna for--FM radio frequencies, and that our bodies reach peak absorption in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) ranges, right where television and cellular-phone transmissions occur. The FCC standards for radio-frequency emissions are based on thermal effects, or the RFs' ability to heat tissue, in the same way a microwave oven cooks food. But the case for nonthermal hazards from RFs is substantial. Decades of research have found alarming effects: numerous cancers, immune system suppression, and birth defects, among others. Some research has found detrimental effects based on frequency alone, not on power density. And bioelectromagnetics researchers often note puzzling "nonlinear effects," which indicate that the most profound bioreactions occur at the lowest exposures. This body of research argues for fewer towers.
In 1992, Cletus Kanavy, chief of the Biological Effects Laboratory at the Kirkland Air Force Base in New Mexico, published a paper on RFs, stating that the information on nonthermal effects produced at levels below today's standards should not be ignored. Kanavy noted, "The principal...biological effects of greatest concern are behavioral aberrations, neural network perturbations, fetal tissue damage (inducing birth defects), cataractogenesis, altered blood chemistry, metabolic changes and suppression of the endocrine and immune systems..." Kirkland set an exposure standard 100 times more stringent than what the FCC uses for civilian exposures. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory did the same for its lab researchers.
Despite these findings, few appropriate RF studies, simulating long-term, low-level exposures, exist. Extrapolations from other scientific disciplines, as well as occupational and epidemiology reports, are therefore all we have to help us understand the consequences of this technology. Consumers point out that those who use the cell-phone handsets are engaging in voluntary exposures, even though handset safety also remains unresolved, according to the FDA and many industry insiders. But those who live near the towers are being forced into involuntary exposures, often after incurring great legal expenses in trying to stop the installations.
Cell Phone Trees (LOTS OF PICS!) http://waynesword.palomar.edu/faketree.htm
New "species" of trees are suddenly appearing in San Diego County. Their entire growth cycle is completed within a few days in one of the most unusual examples of urbanization. (...) In order to service increasing numbers of users, cells have to be made smaller. These smaller cells are called "microcells" compared with traditional cell towers that covered a 10 mile cell. Microcells today are often less than one mile, depending on the local population density. In northern San Diego County, I have counted three cell phone towers in the span of one mile. In 2002, industry officials stated that there were more than 128,000 cell phone towers across America. On a Sunday drive in northern San Diego County, I am amazed at how many people are unaware that the lovely evergreens near houses and along roads are cell phone towers. These cell phone trees superficially resemble a broad-leafed, evergreen angiosperm similar to a magnolia or avocado. They do not have the fall colors of deciduous trees and they usually do not litter the ground. CLIP
Cell Phone Tower Search : Find Cell Tower Locations - Towers By Major U.S. Cities http://www.cellreception.com/towers/
Towers are registered with the FCC. We've taken the information and compiled it into a searchable database. By viewing that information in Google Maps, we provide a simple graphical interface to see towers within the area.Unfortunately, not every antenna is required to be registered with the FCC, and the map may not list all the towers in the area, but most are included. Additionally, many carriers have sold their tower assets to third party companies, and leasing agreements are unknown. If this is the case, the best way to determine carrier coverage is by reading comments in the local area.
"Cell phone" towers in our daily lives (a.k.a. microwave DOR transmitters) LOTS OF PICTURES! http://www.ethericwarriors.com/main/index.php?page=forums&action=topic&t=720&late=1&menuid=0
The world appears to be plagued by these "cell phone" towers, everywhere you go you bump into the rectangular panels. Downtown Santiago there is an average of 1 tower every 500-800 meters. You wonder why so many towers are needed, is the communications technology of the 21st century so inefficient? If you get the chance to ask some one who "knows" a little bit more about communication systems, they tell you it is because one tower can hold a limited number of calls, as well as having a poor range. Turns out that in the town of Paihuano, a little mountain town in the north of Chile, there is one tower that services an area of about 40 miles all around. By the way, this tower doesn't have any rectangular panels. These are the typical towers that can be seen throughout the whole city... notice that the palm tree is also a transmitter, but we'll go into that later: CLIP
Cell Phones Hurt Children Even Worse Than Adults - by William Thomas (July 2003) http://www.willthomas.net/Convergence/Weekly/Cell_Phone_Health_Children.htm
Last April, while corporate news managers were guiding the attention of Americans elsewhere, a London newspaper reported on What Cell Phones Can Do To Youngster's Brain In 2 Minutes. It turns out that a call lasting just two minutes can open the blood-brain barrier in kids as well as adults, allowing toxins in the bloodstream to cross this blood vessel gateway into the skull and attack brain cells. The same two-minutes cell phone exposure also disrupts the natural electrical activity of a child's brain for up to an hour afterwards. Leading medical experts now question whether it is safe for children to use mobile phones at all, reported the Mirror. Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioral problems or impair learning ability. Dr Gerald Hyland says he is extremely disturbed by the new findings released in Marbella, Spain by the Spanish Neuro Diagnostic Research Institute."The results show that children's brains are affected for long periods even after very short-term use, this mobile phone adviser to the British government explained. Their brain wave patterns are abnormal and stay like that for a long period. This could affect their mood and ability to learn in the classroom if they have been using a phone during break time, for instance. (PICTURE) Dramatic photographs from a recent Spanish study show radio waves from mobile phones penetrating deep into the brains of an adult, 10 year-old and five year-old child. Dr. Hyland and other MDs worry that cell phones deep penetration into childrens brains and the resulting disruption to the subtle electronic exchanges between brain cells could cause kids to lose the ability to concentration and remember, making it impossible to learn.Dr. Hyland also states that cell phone use is also linked with aggressive behavior in children. Previous studies show that anyone exposed to cell phone energy may experience radical changes in mood and behavior. (...) Scientists have discovered that prolonged exposure to radiation emitted by mobile phones, cell phone towers and hidden relay stations can destroy cells in the parts of the brain responsible for memory, movement and learning.Professor Leif Salford said, "We can see reduced brain reserve capacity", meaning those who would normally have got Alzheimer's or dementia in old age will get it much earlier, those who would not 'normally' have got Alzheimer's or dementia during their lifespan are at greater risk of doing so, and that both will at best have a significantly diminished number of non dysfunctional brain cells and brain subsystems throughout their lives. Neurosurgeon Leif Salford and colleagues at Lund university hospital in Sweden published data including the above 'before and after' images showing for the first time, an unambiguous link between radiation emitted by GSM mobile phones - the most common type worldwide - and brain damage.After fifty days, the rat brains showed significant blood vessel leakage, as well as areas of shrunken damaged neurons. [British Library Net Feb5/03] CHILDHOOD CELL PHONE USE MAY MAKE YOU SENILE AT 30 -- According to RFSafe.com, A whole generation of teenagers face premature senility in the prime of their lives due to the use of mobile phones and new wireless technology.RFSafe.com continued: Leif Salford, who headed the research at Swedens prestigious Lund University, says the voluntary exposure of the brain to microwaves from hand-held mobile phones is the largest human biological experiment ever. He is concerned that, as new wireless technology spreads, people may drown in a sea of microwaves. CLIP
Mind Control The Ultimate Terror http://educate-yourself.org/mc/
(...) Worldwide Electronic Mind Control via 'Cell Phone' Towers - The day is now approaching in which government mind control technologies will be directed at you, your neighbors, and your loved ones. Every single day, equipment is being erected and installed in this country with the hidden purpose of exerting mind control over the entire population. Everywhere in this country (and overseas), ELF/microwave transmission towers are being erected. The antennae usually look like four slightly curved vertical plates about 2 feet in length and located in either 3 or 4 quadrants around the tower, two thirds up from the ground. Just look around, you'll see them. And you'll also notice more of them going up once you begin to pay attention. No one is saying anything, but you're expected to presume that they're for cell phones. (Do you really think that we need that much 'cell phone' transmission capability, every few blocks? Do you realize how very little energy is used by genuine cell phone usage? Yet these towers are capable of putting out levels of power that exceed cell phone requirements by a wide margin) These mind control technologies have been in place for a long time. It's not an accident that the frequency band chosen for cell phone use just happens to match the second order waves that Wilhelm Reich discovered in the late1940's to effect thought transmission and allow the mind to be manipulated without the victim realizing it. Reich worked on this project secretly for the CIA for over 5 years, from 1947-1952, until he realized who the CIA was planning to use the mind control on -the American people. He was outraged that he was deceived and used for such a treasonous motive and swore never to cooperate with the CIA, FDA, etc. again. Reich was covertly murdered in Federal prison in 1957, just a few weeks before he was due to be released, having been in prison for 2 years on a trumped up charge leading to a contempt of court citation. He was reported to have had a 'heart attack'. He was strong as an ox. He was murdered two weeks before his parole board hearing. His last book, written in prison, was found to be 'missing' after his death and never returned to his family. Don & Carol Croft, have found a method to disable these ELF towers from exerting their mind control functions by placing a simple device known as an orgone generator within a radius of 1,300 feet of these towers. Don has been documenting his nationwide efforts to neutralize the secret government's electronic mind control agenda along with their genocidal chemtrail program in his Adventures of Don & Carol Croft. I strongly urge you to read these journal entries, as they contain extremely powerful insights and techniques to overcome the tyranny and enslavement that we now face here in America. Patrick Flannagan recorded an interview with talk show host Jeff Rense on June 30, 2003 and offered important insights on how to counter electronic mind control being beamed to us from the electric wiring within our homes and from microwave towers (excellent information).
On Second-Hand RF Radiation http://www.emrnetwork.org/position/kane_second_hand_radiation.pdf
Radiofrequency radiation emissions from cellular towers and handsets hold the potential for increased incidence of long-term medical effects, but of equal importance are the immediate effects of exposure to the radiation. Unlike second-hand cigarette or cigar smoke, exposure to which has been linked to life threatening and debilitating diseases, radiofrequency radiation exposure has, to date, successfully avoided the issue of passive personal exposure. It is extraordinary that absorption of unwanted radiation is never cited as an objectionable byproduct of the wireless communication craze. The reason may be that radiofrequency radiation, being tasteless, odorless and invisible, just isn't considered. But, in fact, recent research has demonstrated that even short-term exposure to radiation power densities emanating from a nearby cellular telephone is sufficient to modify brainwave patterns, affect short-term memory, and modify an individual's ability to perform physical tasks such as driving an automobile. These effects are all well and good for those who are willing to accept the risk of modified brain functions and cancer but they are not well and good for the innocent victim of the insidious radiation - radiation that an innocent non-participant cannot even be aware is being deposited into his or her body. Radiation emanating from a portable cellular telephone does not discriminate. It propagates through the entire environment surrounding the radiating antenna of the phone. CLIP
NOTE from Jean: I asked Ken (a long-time ERN subscriber) about the claims made at http://www.microshield.co.uk/n-index.html regarding the microshield they market. Ken has taken a keen interest in everything surrounding the cell phone issue and has become an expert in his own right. Here was his comment on this - and I entirely concur with him. In its current form, there is no way to make the cell phone technology entirely safe for all living beings. I believe one day soon the use of this stealthily lethal technology will be banned from all public space just as smoking is being increasingly banned today.
If it is true that Alasdair Philips (an independent British expert on cell phone technology) gave his endorsement to this product after testing it himself, then I would presume that the shield does protect the direct user's head to some extent from exposure to the RF/MW emitted by the cell phone. Other parts of his/her body would no doubt still receive some residual radiation.
But what of the other circumstances I pointed out about the innocent bystanders? What about the "refracted" RF/MW when the user is in an enclosed space such as a metal elevator, a car or truck, etc.? How many people who use a cell phone would use it responsibly? That is, how many would ensure they are way far away from any bystanders, including children? How many would ensure it is OFF and refrain from using it on public transport, within buildings and offices, in private cars or other vehicles? Probably one in fifty thousand. Most likely, much less.
Studies have already shown the effects of the second- hand RF/MW on innocent bystanders (the red blood cell agglutination which causes aging and disease by the restriction of oxygen to the cells and removal of waste products).
When you are within a closed space with metal around the body, the signal reaching the cell tower is weakened and the cell tower tells your phone to "power up" - which may increase the power output by up to 6 times.
When a phone's battery has to ramp up, you get an electromagnetic field created (EMF) next to the user. Those fields cannot be blocked and you also get the refracted RF/MW within the space which saturates the user, his head, and all those nearby the user.
So what use would the shield be?
The other problem is of course the towers that have to be installed to keep these people in contact with a signal. Those towers blast us all, user and non-user alike and are slowly killing us (or in the case of sudden stroke or heart attack ... are killing swiftly!). Endorsing or promoting these shields is just folly. Look what may be happening to the bees. We already know the birds are being affected as well as other animals, both wild and domestic.
So people who push "shields", whether they work or not, are doing it for the money ... and not for protecting everyone's health and the health of our environment.
There is just no way to make the technology safe for all of us and the planet. All these people who are involved in trying to make the cell phones "safe" for their users are missing the bigger picture ... our very survival as a species.
Existing Safety Guidelines, based solely on consideration of the SAR, afford no protection against such frequency-specific effects, since they limit only the intensity of the microwave radiation sufficiently to ensure that tissue heating by absorption of energy from the microwaves is not in excess of what can be coped with by the body's thermoregulatory mechanism, so that temperature homeostasis is not compromised. Furthermore, it must be appreciated that the aliveness of the organism here enters only in so far as it dictates the magnitude of the temperature rise above which adverse health effects set in, the heating itself occurring irrespective of whether the organism is alive or dead.
By contrast, in order that the radiation can exert non-thermal influences, it is essential that the organism be alive, for only then are the various oscillatory endogenous electrical activities excited, via which the radiation can access the system: the Dead have no ECG or EEG with which an external electromagnetic field can interfere! Thus, just as a radio or another piece of electronic instrumentation has to be switched on (or energised) before it can respond to or be interfered with by an extraneous incoming signal, so the organism has itself to be energised (i.e. be alive) if it is to be non-thermally sensitive to radiation. Existing Safety Guidelines thus neglect the most discriminating feature of all, namely, the aliveness of the irradiated organism; they address only 'one side of the coin' the thermal side leaving the exposed person vulnerable to the possibility of adverse health effects provoked by the neglected non-thermal side. The same indictment, of course, applies to any protection device that acts simply to reduce either by screening or by employing an ear-piece, for example the intensity of the microwave radiation emitted by a mobile phone Handset into the head of the user; for the user is still left vulnerable to any adverse health effects that might possibly be provoked by the neglected frequency dimension.
NOTE FROM JEAN: ALTHOUGH THIS IS LONG TO READ, IT IS WELL WORTH YOUR TIME. YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT A CELL PHONE OR AT A PHONE MAST THE SAME WAY AFTER READING THIS... FEEL FREE TO RECOMMEND THIS MATERIAL TO YOUR FRIENDS AT THIS URL BELOW OR, BETTER, SUGGEST THEM TO READ THE WHOLE THING, INCLUDING WHAT IS ABOVE, IN THE ARCHIVED COPY OF THIS COMPILATION
The following information has been compiled by Ken (email@example.com)
Is it Possible to Use a Cell Phone Safely?
We have been asked this question on occasion, by those who have heard of the dangers of cell phones and expressed their concern about the adverse health effects, especially if they are being used around children and babies. Due to their size and growth rate, babies and children are 3 to 4 times more susceptible to the damaging effects of RF/MW exposure.
Our answer to the question above would have to be: Not at this time (and possibly never).
"... there really isn't a safe amount of mobile phone use."
Dr. Gerard Hyland (UK)
"Cells are permanently and irreversibly damaged by cell phone frequencies."
Dr. Peter Franch (AUS)
"The new digital phones are microwave. The signal is pulsed to produce the digital signal. Pulses are shown to be worse than continuous waves in causing cell damage and cancer". ... "Electromagnetic Radiation is damaging to Brains, Hearts, Embryos, Hormones and Cells... and is damaging the genetic basis of life".
Dr. Neil Cherry (NZ)
"No shield or headset will protect you from your cell or portable phone. There is no safe distance from a cell tower. If your cell phone or your wireless computer works where you live, you are being irradiated 24 hours a day." "There is simply no way to make wireless technology safe."
Arthur Firstenberg (US)
"My problem is that there is so much research that shows adverse biological and health effects, but there is a concerted campaign to ignore, discredit or attack the messengers. The studies are not generally known by authorities who trust bodies that appear to be reliable but who deliberately misquote and misrepresent the published research. This continues to delay measures to protect public health by retaining the strongly misproven assumption of tissue heating being the only effect".
Dr. Neil Cherry (May 2000)
"Cell phones and cell sites are producing significant health effects right now but few direct studies are attempting to identify them. You only see what you look for. If nobody is looking then nobody will see anything".
"The most important measures of consumer protection are missing: complete and honest factual information to allow informed judgement by consumers about assumption of risk; the direct tracking and monitoring of what happens to consumers who use wireless phones; and, the monitoring of changes in the technology that could impact health. Alarmingly, indications are that some segments of the industry have ignored the scientific findings suggesting potential health effects, have repeatedly and falsely claimed that wireless phones are safe for all consumers including children, and have created an illusion of responsible follow up by calling for and supporting more research. This research the industry is "calling for and supporting" comes with restrictions that inhibit or curtail true scientific inquiry. While the FDA administers cell phone radiation studies, there is no longer funding available in the U.S. for research independent of telecom industry control.
Research funds are being withheld from those independent scientists who have demonstrated their personal integrity and willingness to seek out the truth, wherever it may lead them."
Dr. George Carlo (October 1999)
"There are now too many industrial and political interests vested in the exponential growth and profits of the global telecommunications industry, regardless of the impact on cancers and neurological disease."
Dr. Robert Becker (author of The Body Electric and CROSS CURRENTS - A Startling Look at the Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation on Your Health), May 2000
Again quoting Dr. Gerard Hyland (formerly Department of Physics, Warwick University, UK):
"What is so appallingly scandalous from a regulatory point of view is that the majority of these symptoms have been known - from experience with radiation having certain features in common with that now used in mobile telephony - for over 25 years, but have been studiously ignored, presumably on account of the negative impact their revelation would undoubtedly have had on the market growth and development of mobile telephony products; it is interesting in this connection to note the following statement that appeared in a United States Defence Intelligence Agency Report on contemporary Soviet research into biological effects of low intensity microwave radiation, dating from as long ago as 1976: 'If the more advanced nations of the West are strict in the enforcement of stringent exposure standards, there could be unfavourable effects on industrial and military functions.'"
So, if you have a cell phone and adamantly refuse to give it up, how can you still use it (for emergency calls) while protecting yourself and those around you from its known harmful effects? Let's examine a few key points, but remember that NONE of these can be used as justification for having a cell phone because these measures won't guarantee your safety nor the safety of those around you, most especially children and babies as far as 100 or more feet away!
So the first point for safety is the use of a proper headset, as this can slightly reduce one's risk for deadly brain tumors (and disfiguring eye and ear tumors).
Hands-free earpieces: Contrary to popular belief, research conducted by British consumer research magazine Which? has shown that hands-free cell phone kits can significantly INCREASE your brain's exposure to radiation. The findings confirmed claims that using hands-free earpieces in certain positions could more than TRIPLE your brain's exposure to radiation compared to a conventional cell phone call. By itself, a headset can act as an antenna that actually channels radiation to your brain.
Some other facts to keep in mind, if you plan on keeping your cell phone:
CUMULATIVE EXPOSURE: Microwave ovens, CRT Monitors, wireless home sound and computer routers, WiFi, WLAN, PDA, hairdryers, electric shavers, electric blankets, baby monitors, photocopiers, casino slot machines, fluorescent lights, etc. These are all sources of EMF or RF/MW exposure that will accumulate and damage your cells. So even if you NEVER use a cell phone, you are still exposed to a wide range of 'electrosmog' pollution sources.
"Since our brains detect and use very low frequency signals from the Schumann Resonances, which have a mean intensity of about 0.0000001 microwatts/sq. cm. (0.1 picowatts/sq. cm.), it is not surprising that at exposures which are millions of times higher, there is increased brain cell damage and an increased risk of brain tumour in a dose-response manner. This kind of result is indicative of cause and effect". Dr. Neil Cherry (February 2000)
"Regarding human Brain Neuron currents (Schumann Resonances) was stated by Dr. Neil Cherry, Lincoln University, New Zealand of 0.0000001 microW/cm2. The power of microwaves within the brain of a mobile user can be 10,000,000,000 times greater than the natural BRAIN SIGNAL."
Dr. Miguel Muntané (June 2001)
You may want to read that again ... 10,000,000,000 is TEN BILLION. So by placing a call on that cell phone, you are exposing your brain to up to TEN BILLION TIMES your natural brain signals (that are linked to the Earth's natural frequency pulses - the Schumann Resonance).
"Electromagnetic Radiation is damaging to Brains, Hearts, Embryos, Hormones and Cells. It is therefore a threat to Intelligent Hearty Life. Electromagnetic radiation resonantly interacts with bodies and cells, interfering with cell-to-cell communication, cell growth and regulation, and is damaging the genetic basis of life."
Dr. Neil Cherry (May 2000)
"Brains are very electromagnetically sensitive because our sight, thoughts, memories, learning and emotions use complex electromagnetic signals. Research in Germany in the post war period proved that human brains detect and use extremely small natural low frequency (ELF) EMR signals. Since RF/MW signals induce higher currents in human tissues and low frequency signals, it is inevitable that we will observe neurological effects from chronic RF/MW exposures".
What about those "SAR" and "chip" shielding devices? We have researched a number of so-called SAR and chip "shielding" devices that supposedly lessen your exposure to harmful radiation. One device claimed a reduction of SAR exposure of "up to 89%". Here is what Dr. Gerard Hyland says about SAR and its relation to non-thermal harmful biological effects:
"The SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) refers only to the degree which microwave emissions from the antenna can heat biological tissue, and is in no way relevant to non-thermal effects that the emissions from a mobile phone may have on the user."
As for the cell phone radiofrequency "protection chips" being sold through various Internet sites, scientist and electrical engineer Alasdair Philips of www.powerwatch.org.uk states:
"I can find no scientific or technical evidence that any of the so-called 'protection chips' actually protect you from anything, certainly not pulsing microwaves."
What about using a phone shield to block the microwave radiation coming from the aerial from entering your brain or negatively affecting other parts of the body when being worn on the belt, as with a hands-free phone? Dr. Gerard Hyland explains the problem with those:
"The two ELFs (at 8.34Hz and 2Hz) ... correspond to those found in the human EEG - specifically, in the ranges of the alpha and delta brain-waves, respectively.
"In the case of a GSM mobile phone, these two ELFs are reinforced by those of the essentially unscreenable magnetic fields associated with the current surges from the battery of the phone that are necessary in order to endow the microwave emission with the pulse characteristics required for TDMA. [See explanation of TDMA below] Peak magnetic field strengths as high as 40µT have been measured near the back of one particular model of phone, the noxiousness of which is indicated by recent experiments, employing chick embryos, which reveal an increased degree of mortality when the phone is protected by a proprietary shielding device that reduces the microwave output. With the device in place, the increased (microwave) power output necessary to maintain contact with the base-station necessitates stronger surges of current, associated with which are correspondingly stronger (and evidently more noxious) ELF magnetic fields. These ELF magnetic fields could thus pose an even greater hazard to human health than do those associated with the microwave emission, a matter that warrants further experimental investigation".
[Explanation of TDMA: The particular frequencies utilized in GSM that must be anticipated to be particularly 'bio-active' are those of the microwave carrier (900/1800 MHz) and those associated with certain pulsings that characterize the signal employed in the Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) strategy that is used in GSM - specifically the multi-frame repetition rate of 8.34Hz periodicity associated with the discontinuous transmission (DTX) mode of the phone - an energy saving mode that becomes active when the user is listening but not speaking.]
Other interesting facts and "safety suggestions" about cell phone use:
Cell phones transmit at maximum power when you switch them on and off, when you dial out, when it connects or disconnects, and when it is ringing. Hold the phone well away from your body when you dial out and wait until the person answers before you put the phone near your ear. Hold the phone away from you when you finish the call and switch it off. When you are texting, hold the phone away from your body to send or receive a message.
When your cell phone is on standby, put it in a bag or somewhere away from you and others. Whenever possible, switch the phone off and keep it off between calls.
Males should not hold a cell phone on their lap when making calls, nor when sending or receiving a text message. The testicles are particularly vulnerable to microwave radiation.
Do not carry a cell phone on standby next to your body, especially not clipped to your belt, or in a blouse or shirt pocket (anywhere near the heart), shirt collar (near the thyroid), tucked into a bra, etc. If you do this you will irradiate your body tissues and vital organs or glands with high doses of microwaves each time your phone 'talks' to the nearest cell tower, which it does at full power when on standby. The parts of the body most vulnerable to microwave damage are eyes, breasts, and testicles, although all soft body parts are at risk.
Do not carry your phone (on standby) in a bag, purse, fanny-pack, etc., or hanging on a baby stroller anywhere near the baby's head or body. They will be receiving a high dose of microwave radiation every time the phone logs on to the nearest cell tower. Always keep cell phones (while turned on or in standby mode) well away from children or babies. A truly safe distance would be around 100 feet.
Never use a cell phone (or carry it on standby) in a car, train, bus, etc. Metal surfaces reflect microwave radiation, bouncing it all around inside, exposing both you and any other passengers to high levels of radiation which are absorbed into the tissues and organs.
Don't let a passenger in your car use a cell phone. Find a safe place to pull over to allow them to step out and use their cell phone well away from the car. Ensure anyone riding in your car has their cell phone turned OFF. As you travel, any cell phone in standby mode will be in almost continuous communication with cell towers. The towers detect when a cell phone signal is getting weaker and will "hand off" the connection to another cell tower that is closer.
When making a cell phone call, if you know the direction of the nearest cell tower, change your position so that the cell phone is BETWEEN you and the cell tower (signal source). If inside a building, position the phone between you and the nearest window.
Only use your cell phone when it shows it is receiving the maximum signal strength. The farther you are away from a cell tower, the weaker the signal and the more your cell phone has to "power up", which causes more EMF- and EMR-induced cellular damage.
The EMF from a cell phone placed right next to your ear is 160 times stronger than the maximum allowable EMF from a computer video monitor.
Cell phones emit frequencies in the 2 Hz and 8.34 Hz bands that correspond exactly to the frequencies of electrical oscillations found in the human brain (delta and alpha brain waves).
What about Bluetooth? Wireless headsets (such as Bluetooth) represent an even greater risk because the wire is replaced with a transmitter and receiver operating with low power at frequency levels between 900 MHz. to 2.4 Ghz. The maximum frequencies for wireless products compliant with Bluetooth specifications are 2.497 Ghz. The frequency power of wireless headsets rivals that of microwave ovens, which also operate at 2.4 GHz. Bluetooth is far worse for your health than using a standard cell phone for the occasional (and very short) emergency call because the pulses into your brain are continual (not to mention the EMF from the unit's transmitting base as it powers up and down and remains in touch with cell towers).
What about WiFi? Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) connects people's laptops, cell phones and other devices to the Internet without hard wiring. WiFi is now used in many homes, schools, offices, coffee shops, Internet Cafe's, etc. To increase your safety, stay far away from WiFi and cell phone handset antennas. If possible, obtain an Electrosmog Detector so you can know when you're in a wireless "hotspot" so you can minimize your overall exposure. IE Laptop's (or some rare desktop's) internal WiFi tends to place one close to the antenna and can pose considerable health risks from long-term exposure, although not as dangerous as holding a cell phone to your ear or wearing one on your belt. For laptop use, you can use a USB pen type WiFi link from Airlink101 (Fry's electronics) or any other brand, which can be attached to a 6+ foot long USB cable to your laptop, and then turn off your laptop's INTERNAL WiFi. For safety, it is best to use wired ethernet and turn off any WiFi. Continual exposure to WiFi microwaves can affect physiological behavior and with continuous exposure to these harmful microwaves, you may or may not cross the threshold to the development of cancer.
Cell towers: The safety distance from those cell towers you see around your city should be 300 meters (984+ feet) for a 40 watt tower antenna and 500 meters (1,640 feet) for a 160 watt
tower antenna. These are absolute MINIMUM distances for short time periods and not to be considered safe distances for long hours at work. Cell towers should NEVER be allowed this close to homes, schools, daycares, hospitals and offices where people have to live or work.
Few cities in the U.S. are paying attention to the dangerous proliferation of cell towers, but one progressive town council in Butler, Pennsylvania, ruled in 1993 that a protection distance of 610 metres (2,000 feet) should exist between antennas and buildings such as schools and apartments. (Bravo! Now if they could just force the cellular companies to lower the frequency threshold about 50,000 times less than current FCC standards, they would be protecting the long-term health of their residents.) In Russia, cell towers are required to have a 2,000 meter (almost 6,562 feet) "no man's land" around each mast to ensure no one lives or works within this danger zone. Their cell tower broadcast threshold is almost 100 TIMES LOWER than ours, yet they require this level of safety for their people. In the U.S., public health concerns always take a back seat to money motivations of industry and government.
"It is observed that both biological effects and epidemiological effects appear to be the same or very similar from ELF exposure and from RF/MW exposures, including calcium ion efflux, melatonin reduction, DNA strand breakage, chromosome aberrations, leukaemia, brain cancer, breast cancer, miscarriage and neurological effects." Dr. Neil Cherry
We have given you a brief overview of the many dangers of cell phones, cell towers and the harmful radiofrequency/microwaves they emit. We have touched on what you might be able to do to lessen your exposure. We did not "sugar coat" the facts. Cellular technology, as it stands today, is inherently lethal and there appears to be no way of getting around it.
We don't want you to blindly "believe" us. Instead, be open but discerning. Do your own research into the numerous studies and determine for yourself whether or not the risk is as grave as the picture we have painted. Don't trust telecommunication authorities. The bottom line is "caveat emptor": Let the buyer beware; buy at your own risk.
Two of the world's largest insurance companies, Allianz and Lloyd's of London, refuse to underwrite cell phone devices due to the health hazards. If you know anything about product liability insurance, this fact alone should set off alarm bells, whistles, fog horns and red flags! They do extensive research before they underwrite any company's products.
Many people who read this material will STILL go ahead and use their cell phones, justifying it in their own mind while ignoring the risks. You see this type of behavior in those who continue to smoke, even after they have a lung removed because of lung cancer. To each his/her own.
Our 10 "Suggestions" on How to Protect Your Health
(Based on the many epidemiological studies we have researched on the health damaging effects of cell phone and cell tower radiofrequency/microwaves)
If you really do care about your friends, your family, yourself and the world you live in, please do the following:
1) Cancel your cell phone service contract as soon as you can.
2) Deposit your cell phone into the nearest recycle bin (or better yet, return it for a refund).
3) Get an answering service and a pager (if you really need to remain in touch all the time).
4) If you are concerned about emergencies, switch to pay-as-you-go until you can do without.
5) Don't buy ANY wireless device for home or office. Insist on using only hard-wired systems.
6) Get rid of Wi-Fi wireless networks and use wires instead. They're more secure and infinitely better for your health.
7) Dump your microwave oven (because of the radiation exposure).
8) Return or trash your cordless (DECT) home phone and get a standard cord phone.
9) Make your phone calls from the safety and quiet of your home or office (or a pay phone).
10) Move well away from any cell towers (or get the cell company to move the towers). You must realize that every user demands a wireless connection via a cell tower and their demand for wireless services ensures that a tower will be installed outside someone's home or office.
We also highly recommend the Electrosmog Detector that allows you to determine if your home is safe from harmful DECT or GSM (cell tower) radiofrequency/microwave pulsations.
( To find out more about the Electrosmog Detector, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Remember, you still have a choice. Put health first, NOT the profits of the telecommunication and consumer electronics industries. Those industries are only concerned with THEIR bottom line. They will not pay for you to get well again, so why give them the money to make you sick in the first place?
Doing the 10 suggestions above will go a long ways towards preserving your brain's neurons for those golden retirement years so you won't end up sitting on a porch at an assisted living or Alzheimer's facility, gazing blankly into space. Can you imagine what may happen to your children if they are already being allowed to use cell phones and other wireless devices? If the current trend is not reversed, there will be MANY children today who by the time they are 25 or 30 years old, will either be dying of a cancerous tumor, leukemia, senile dementia or some other microwave radiofrequency-induced condition.
Also, by doing the above you will be contributing to the reversal of a potentially lethal trend which is being driven by misinformation (on the part of people who fail to do their homework prior to buying these electronic toys) and the telecom industry which strives to meet consumer demand (that THEY create) and their stockholders, whose sole concern is the bottom line.
In order to provide the services cell phone users are demanding (such as Web browsing, text messaging, camera, video, Broadband Speed Wi-Fi, MP3 player, built-in E-mail, etc.), the saturation of radiofrequency must be dramatically increased, which means many more cell towers, closer together and at higher rates of power for better coverage. So by having a cell phone and demanding these higher capabilities for your wireless toy, YOU are directly contributing to not only your own future ill health, but everyone else's at the same time!
Some final reminders and food for thought:
"In our growing dependence on wireless telecommunication systems, we increasingly find ourselves absorbing electric and magnetic wave emissions from these microwave systems. Although the human species has evolved amidst a broad band of these same frequencies that originate from throughout the universe, in the last few decades, human exposure to artificial, repetitive signals has risen dramatically - by more than a trillion times ... "We can only expect further quantum leaps in exposure as the plans of investors, the military and other government agencies materialize: to have every dwelling, school, office and store in the world become a microwave transmitter for wireless computers and related linkages, and to have transceivers implanted within our bodies as guardian 'digital angels'."
Dr. Andrew Michrowski
"A primary means of achieving public health protection is a strong move away from "wireless" technology. If major cities moved to fiber-optic cables for all telephone, fax, radio, TV and Internet services, removing the need for broadcast transmission sites, the mean public exposure could be kept below 10 nW/cm_. Mobile phones, coupled with their base stations, pose the highest risk in their present modes of introduction. The usage of mobile phones should be minimized and discouraged, and the base station placement should be remote from where people live and work, from hospitals and schools."
Dr. Neil Cherry
"I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth's environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields. I consider that to be far greater on a global scale, than warming, and the increase in chemical elements in the environment.''
U.N. Global Warming Report Originally Much Bleaker
Activist group releases scientists draft of IPCC summary before governments watered it down
By Erik Curren
Population growth and development in coastal areas [of North America] are very likely to increase risks and economic losses from sea-level rise, severe weather, and storm surge, if global warming is left unchecked by the end of the century, warns the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Current adaptation is uneven and readiness for increased exposure is low.
But dont look for these warnings in the final Summary for Policymakers of the latest IPCC report, Climate Change 2007: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability because you wont find them. At the request of the U.S. government, this language was edited out before the final version of the summary was released to the public on Friday.
In the original draft, posted online yesterday by the activist group Climate Science Watch, the U.N. scientists also wanted to tell us that if temperatures rise four degrees Celsius (seven degrees Fahrenheit) from 1990 levels that the world could face a 29-45 centimeter (1-1.5 feet) sea-level rise.
Politicians deleted this whole chart from the final IPCC summary. (See it here)
The sea-level rise projections appeared at the bottom of a chart that helpfully laid out the potential impacts on each major area of the world at each degree of temperature rise.
For example, with temperatures four degrees Celsius higher than in 1990, Asia could see up to seven million more people at risk from flooding; dry areas in Africa could grow by up to eight percent; 45 percent of tree species in the Amazon rainforest could go extinct; and in North America, major cities could suffer up to eight times more heat waves.
But apparently the governments of China, Russia and Saudi Arabia who also edited the original summary along with the U.S. didnt want us to see the chart or read any specific numbers on sea-level rise at all, since the whole chart is missing from the redacted final summary.
Finally, we should not be surprised that the government reviewers deleted this passage, which makes the deleted estimates of sea-level rise look conservative:
Very large sea-level rises that would result from widespread deglaciation of Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets imply major changes in coastlines and inundation of low-lying areas, with greatest effects in river deltas. Relocating populations, economic activity, and infrastructure would be costly and challenging. There is medium confidence that both ice sheets would be committed to partial deglaciation for a global average temperature increase greater than 1-2°C, causing sea-level rise of 4-6 m over centuries to millennia.
To be fair, the scientists admitted in the original summary they had only medium confidence (defined as a five-in-ten chance) in these catastrophic scenarios. Of course, 50-50 odds in Vegas would be unusually attractive. And when you buy property or liability insurance, a one-in-two risk factor is well worth planning against.
So, if theres a one-in-two chance that either Greenland or Antarctic ice sheets will melt and drastically raise sea levels, shouldnt our policymakers be planning for it? They already spend billions of dollars planning for much less likely events, such as another major terrorist attack on the U.S.
The lesson here is that while scientists are a famously conservative bunch who frustratingly refuse to make statements unless they have data to back them up, it is clear that in planning for catastrophic global warming, our governments are still trying to hear no evil and see no evil.
Today, we can call that a cover-up. Future generations might call it criminal negligence.
In particular, shame on Saudi Arabia. How could their motivation be any clearer? When youre the top drug-pusher for a world addicted to oil, you just dont have much credibility to water down science that says global warming is dangerous.
Shame also on fossil-fuel junkies China and the U.S. Like the Saudis, our governments are putting short-term economic interest ahead of the future of the survival of civilization on Earth.
U.N. finds threats from climate change quickly heating up (April 07, 2007) http://www.nj.com/starledger/stories/index.ssf?/base/news-11/1175921893253010.xml&coll=1
Panel predicts more hunger and poverty - Global warming is a rapidly ad vancing threat to human life, according to the authors of a major, comprehensive United Nations report released yesterday in Brussels.In the second installment of a series of studies prepared over six years by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, scientists concluded that the world of the future will include more poverty, hunger, smog-related deaths, water shortages and wildfires be cause of a continuing, unstable cli mate. The report lists some of the poorest sections of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa and island nations, as the greatest future victims of climate change, saying some will suffer from extreme and repeated drought and others will lose their land to rising sea levels. "What it says is those who are most vulnerable to climate change, and the persons who did the least to cause it, are going to be the hardest hit," said George Monbiot, the author of "Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning." From here on in, how the industrialized world -- which mainly brought about the current crisis through its use of fossil fuels -- deals with global warming will be a moral test, as much as a technological challenge, Monbiot said."The longer we delay, the worse it will be," he added. CLIP
Over 1,000 Climate Rallies Planned This Weekend http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/041307EA.shtml
A nationwide grassroots campaign aiming to force the US Congress to take drastic action on climate change is in full swing. Come Saturday, activists in all major towns and cities across the United States will be taking to the streets to mark "the National Day of Action on Climate Change."
Newsweek Hides Global Warming Denier's Financial Ties to Big Oil http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/041307EB.shtml
A recent Newsweek op-ed by global warming denier Richard Lindzen claims the meteorologist has no industry ties, but his bio is as misleading as his writing.
The Economics of Climate Change: Video http://webcast.berkeley.edu/stream.php?type=real&webcastid=19229
A talk by Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the United Kingdom Government Economic Service and author of the highly regarded report, the "Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change." Stern explains how inaction on climate change could lead to the kind of economic downturn that has not been seen since the Great Depression and the two world wars.
Climate Change May Worsen Instability http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041707E.shtml
Climate change threatens to prolong the war on terrorism and foster political instability that some governments will be unable to cope with, an influential panel of eleven retired US generals has warned. "On the simplest level, it has the potential to create sustained natural and humanitarian disasters on a scale far beyond those we see today," said the panel, which includes retired General Anthony Zinni, former commander of US forces in the Middle East.
Global Warming May Put US in Hot Water http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041707T.shtml
As the world warms, water - either too little or too much of it - is going to be the major problem for the United States, scientists and military experts said Monday. It will be a domestic problem, with states clashing over control of rivers, and a national security problem as water shortages and floods worsen conflicts and terrorism elsewhere in the world.
US 1990-2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up 16 Percent http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/041707EA.shtml
The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that US greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming increased 16 percent over a 15-year period.
REALLY SOBERING ...
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Subject: Flipping The Switch On Climate Change, Hoaxes and Cycles
Date: 11 Apr 2007
FLIPPING THE SWITCH ON CLIMATE CHANGE, HOAXES & CYCLES
Thanks to an American Senator, the world is being set straight on climate change. Working tirelessly to scuttle former elected President Al Gore's upcoming Capitol Hill celebration as part of a seven-continent "Live Earth" concert tour intended to rally the planet in cheerfully addressing runaway global warming, Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe speaks with the conviction of a Holocaust denier when he calls climate change "The greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people!" [The Hill Mar 28/07]
A least since the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, WMD in Iraq, the Iranian "threat", the Bush Terror War On Terror, and the constitutional curtain-closing Patriot Acts 1, 2 and 3.
Apparently unafraid of facing future Nuremberg-style environmental trials, Climate Change Deniers as influential as the U.S. National Science Teachers Association have refused 50,000 free DVDs of Gore's Oscar-winning "An Inconvenient Truth" in fear of alienating heavy corporate funders like Exxon and the American Petroleum Institute, which gets scientists fired, publishes expensive ads in newspapers ridiculing melting glaciers, and helpfully provides "teaching aids" such as coal coloring books and classroom videos asserting, "You Can't Be Cool Without Fuel."
That means you, Mr. and Mrs. Penguin.
In sharp contrast, Tony Blair's government is sending a copy of Gore's global warming documentary to every high school in England, where it will form part of a year-long environmental program in state schools. [Cybercast News Service Feb 9/07]
It's not easy debating a destabilizing 10,000-foot thick glacier. Despite sea levels and melting polar ice-sheets already at the upper limits of the next 30 year projections, another 500,000 square miles of reflective Arctic sea ice melted into heat-retaining dark water and Alaska's glaciers decanting more than 13 trillion gallons of meltwater into world ocean circulations each year, and Greenland's fast-shrinking 2,000 kilometres of solid ice increasing its melting rate over the past five years from a metre a year to a metre a month, and polar bears drowning a hundred miles offshore while looking for ice floes retreating another 300 miles out, and thousands of Canadian harp seal pups experiencing 100% mortality from the same lack of ice, and the first month of 2007 3.4°F hotter than the any January ever recorded and the snowpack serving drinking water to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest shrinking toward bare rock and more than a quarter of the American West in either severe or exceptionally severe drought while Arizona cactus wither and die from lack of waterInhofe and the White House insist, this planet can't be heating up! [Reuters Mar 23/07; CBC Aug 3; Aug 20/04; BBC Radio 4 Aug 7/05; Independent Oct 2/05; Knight Ridder News Service July31/03; New York Times Mar 10/06; http://www.cejnewsviews.blogspot.com/ - http://www.realclimate.org ]
On the other hand, an 18-inch rise in sea level will see salt water flowing into the Sacramento River Delta, destroying the drinking water for 23 million Californians. A 20-foot ocean level rise will put half of Florida under water including Miami, Tampa Bay and Jacksonvillealong with the new WTC memorial in Manhattan, and much of Washington DC, where Senator Inhofe is busily blocking climate change-inspired discourse, dancing and music. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer Mar 11/07; BBC July28/04]
In more than 180 countries, one out of every ten people on this planet could soon be chuckling over the climate change hoax while swimming inland. Fortunately for U.S. legislators like Inhofe, only one of these countries is the United States. The restChina, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Egypt, Thailand and the Philippines have mostly expendable non-white populations who don't buy much stuff from the United States, which today mostly exports self-deluding fictions, weapons and wars. [Inter Press Service Mar 28/07]
Meanwhile, the rapidly melting and slip-sliding Greenland ice sheet does not know it is a hoax and is set to raise world sea levels 20 to 30 feet, while far to the south, inland Western Antarctic glaciers uncorked by the calving Larson ice shelf are rushing to add another 20-feet or so to the rising sea level hoax. As for the melting Eastern Antarctic, think about relocating to a mountaintop with a dock in your front yard.
OCEANS 'R' US
Onboard a lonesome space colony that is more Ocean than Earth, the gigantic saltwater buffer covering 70% of its surface is absorbing half of our carbon folly every day. This is good and not so good, because the resulting hot water is shutting down nutrient-rich water columns and helping megatons of farm fertilizer runoff create vast fishless Dead Zones off the coast of California and Oregon every year for the last five years. Dead zones are also blooming in the waters off Chile, Namibia and South Africa. Nearly 50% of the world's fisheries are in these areas. [BBC News Feb 17/07]
Even worse, in contributing to a 25 million ton carbon deposit into the One World Ocean every day, we are seeing a resulting carbonic reaction that is rapidly turning this whole watery wilderness into acid. [ http://www.earthfiles.com Aug 13/04; Agence France-Presse July 20/05 ]
And our oceanic carbon contributions are increasing rapidly.
Meanwhile, the global warming hoax so stridently opposed by Senator Inhofe and his cohorts can only mean that temperatures in Eastern Europe are not averaging 8° Fahrenheit above normal, even though they are. Canada on average is more than 5 degrees warmer than normal, and hoax-ridden Siberia is 9°F hotter than usual. [Agence France-Presse Feb 16/07; AP Feb 16/07]
FOR PEAT's SAKE
This is a scream because the world's largest frozen peat bog stretches for a million square kilometres across western Siberia's once permanently frosty permafrost. Warming faster than almost anywhere else on Earth, this time bomb tundra contains several hundred billion tons of methane thatif thawed by a few more cheap flights to Mexicocould be burped like a giant cow fart into an atmosphere already overloaded with fast-food bovine flatulence. [NewScientist.com Aug 11/05]
Thing is, each molecule of methane released into the atmosphere destroys millions of sunshielding ozone molecules. And despite the media-promulgated hoax of ozone layer recovery, last year's 11 million square miles ozone hole over Antarctica was the biggest ever recorded, with local ozone absence often reaching 99%. No more ozone means no more plankton means no more oceanic carbon scrubbing or oxygenand no more fishies. [National Science Foundation Press Release Dec 17/03; http://www.greenguerrilla.com/om.htm Agence France-Presse Dec 26/06]
Another thing: each molecule of methane traps 21 times more heat than a measly molecule of carbon dioxide. [EPA]
Suddenlyhopefullythat next drive to Burger King may not seem as urgent as leaving the key unturned in our aptly-named ignitions. Because another few degrees rise in global temperatures could release more heat-trapping tundra methane all at once than all the carbon released over the past century. Then the cows and us are hooped. [Baltimore Sun Dec 16/04]
THE IPCC's BIG MISCALCULATION
But hey, relax, Inhofe and his followers invite, and throw another forest on the fire. It turns out that the latest scary Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projections showing an "upper range" temperature increase of about 11°F by this century's end based on carbon burning trends in places like the USA, Canada and China are yesterday's baloney.
Instead, our current situation is much more dire than they predicted. It seems that 1,200 of the world's best atmospheric scientists forgot to factor in land-based methane releases, which are "emptying at an alarming rate," according to Chris Freeman of the University of Wales.
Apparently uninformed that methane levels already rising three-times faster than CO2 cannot really be happening, a frightened Freeman exclaims, "It's a vicious circle. The problem gets worse and worse, faster and faster" as more methane heats the atmosphere releasing more methane and so on. [National Science Foundation Press Release Dec 17/03; NewScientist.com Aug 11/05]
Even with tundra terror factor inserted into updated computer models, panicked oceanographers are warning that just a few degrees more ocean warming could release another 2,000 billion tons of frozen methane "clathrates" from the seafloor into the atmosphere. That's a lot. In fact it's enough to trigger a sudden "destabilization event".
We won't like it. A NASA study confirmed that 55 million years ago a similarly tremendous underwater methane belch instantly heated Earth's atmosphere as much as 13° F within a few decades. This messed up critters afloat and ashore, and disrupted climate worldwide for more than 100,000 years.
Some 200 million years before that, another series of methane releases came close to wiping out all life on Earth. As oxygen levels plummeted and every living creature teeter-tottered on the brink of extinction, more than 94% of marine species headed for off-planet dimensions. It took between 25 and 100 million years for coral reefs and forests to regrow into their former diversity.
For those of us who don't like waiting for anything, such an interruption could be extremely inconvenient.
NOT ALL CYCLES ARE BICYCLES
These Big Extinction Eventsand other periodic warming and cooling episodesare what people like Inhofe and your neighbors and coworkers unknowingly refer to when they say that climate change is "cyclical". They're right. But not in the way they mean.
For example, about 12,700 years ago average temperatures in lands bordering the North Atlantic abruptly plummeted nearly 5°C and remained that way for 1,300 years. The resulting Younger Dryas is named after a cold-loving Arctic wildflower that flourished in the US and European regions during an era that saw icebergs off the coast of present day Portugal.
Another abrupt warming took place about 1,000 years ago that allowed Norse voyagers to settle a northern green land. Three centuries later, the Norse abandoned their Greenland settlements when the climate chilled abruptly, with "profound" agricultural, economic, and political impacts in Europe. Over in the USA, the American revolution was nearly aborted by rapid climate shift as George Washington struggled to get his thinly-clad troops across the unexpectedly icebound Delaware River.
"Rapid changes in ocean circulation are linked to these abrupt climate changes," Robert Gagosian, President and Director Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution told the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland in January 2003. "A growing body of evidence demonstrating linkages among ocean-related climate shifts, 'megadroughts' and precipitous collapses of civilizations, including the Akkadian empire in Mesopotamia 4,200 years ago, the Mayan empire in central America 1,500 years ago, and the Anasazi in the American Southwest in the late 13th century."
OUT OF CIRCULATION
Now, unless we immediately embrace a low carbon diet, a lot more folks could soon experience that excitement again. In May 2005, climate change researcher Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University, aimed sonar upwards beneath the Arctic ice cap from Royal Navy submarines and correlated ships measurements across the Greenland Sea to detect that one of the biggest "heat pumps" driving the Gulf Stream has weakened to less than a quarter of its former strength.
"Until recently we would find giant 'chimneys' in the sea where columns of cold, dense water were sinking from the surface to the seabed 3,000 metres below, but now they have almost disappeared," Wadhams said. "As the water sank it was replaced by warm water flowing in from the south, which kept the circulation going. If that mechanism is slowing, it will mean less heat reaching Europe."
Today, the powerful Gulf Stream that bathes Britain, northern Europe and the northeastern U.S. seaboard in warm waters conveyed from the tropics has slowed by 30% in the last dozen years. According to UK newspapers, "The Gulf Stream delivers the equivalent of 1 million power stations-worth of energy to northern Europe, propping up temperatures by 10°C in some regions. Ireland, Britain and northwestern Europe lie on the same latitude as Siberia." The shut down of this Gulf Stream "radiator" could lead to a century or more of no frost-free days on the northern European, UK and US Atlantic seaboardsat a time when the end of cheap oil sends fuel oil and food transport costs skyrocketing. [Sunday Times (Ireland) May 8/05; Guardian Dec 1/05]
Unusually violent solar flares, and Earth's wobbly axis are peripherally implicated in these major climatic events. The sudden stoppages of "thermohaline" ocean circulations are primarily caused by rapid global warming caused by massive methane releases caused by voluminous volcanic eruptionsare.
These drastic warming and cooling periods are not really "cyclical" but result from Earth's intricately interconnected feedback mechanisms that miraculously work to maintain narrow margins of habitability for warm-blooded, oxygen-breathing lifeforms like us.
Unfortunately, as U.S. government geologist John Atcheson observes, "Humans appear to be capable of emitting carbon dioxide in quantities comparable to the volcanic activity that started these chain reactions." According to the U.S. Geological Survey, burning fossil fuels in cars, jets, ships, wood stoves and power plants has so far released more than 150 times the amount of volcanic carbon dioxide"The equivalent of nearly 17,000 additional volcanoes the size of Hawaii's Kilauea." [Baltimore Sun Dec 16/04]
Inhofe stubbornly insists that more than 700 million cars and trucks running their motors inside an eggshell-thin atmosphere as enclosed as any garage are not affecting anything. [Independent Dec 6/03; Globe and Mail Apr11/98]
Atcheson simply says, "Once these methane releases really get cooking, it's likely to play out all the way."
[Independent Dec 6/03]
WHY IT's COOL TO BUY LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD, CRAFTS, GOODS AND SERVICES
Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping are increasing at a hair-raising rate and could rise by another 75% in the next 15 years unless we stop shopping for cheap junk at Wal-Mart and similar consumption emporiums. All this shipping traffic to deliver consumer toys and suicidal oil is nearly double Britain's total emissions and more than all African countries combined.
For anyone who still believes in leaving their personal responsibility and children's future to governments governed by corporate interests as big as Exxon-Mobile, more than 200 million tons of carbon emissions from 70,000 perpetually steaming ships do not come under the Kyoto agreement or any proposed European legislation. Few studies have been made of these gigantic carbon burners that transport 90% of our not-so-goods across a gasping ocean.
"Buying local" takes on new urgency and appropriateness with 20,000 new ships on order and shipboard emissions heading toward more than a million tons a day by 2020. [Guardian Mar 3/07]
Apparently still clueless that climate change is a hoax, 409 mayors have signed a climate-protection agreement requiring cities to reduce greenhouse emissions, and 29 states have already passed legislation limiting greenhouse gases. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is seeking to terminate global warming by imposing the first state cap on greenhouse gas emissions that will reduce those risky exhausts to 1990 levels by 2020.
On Monday, March 25, 2007 the governors of Washington, California, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico announced a regional agreement on climate change.
On Thursday, as temperatures rose to the highest level ever for March at 11 locations across Japan, Senate hearings examined these state and local programs as models for federal legislation. [Kyodo news Mar 30/07]
As astonished Japanese shed their parkas and uncorked Saki for cherry blossom-viewing in a Tokyo sweltering under July-like temperatures, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, "We are making tough choices. We are investing our taxpayers' money. We are transforming our cities into laboratories for climate protection. In short, we are making a difference, and laying the groundwork for strong federal policies and programs."
Urging Congress to pass a plan "that calls for a hard and declining cap on emissions," Nickels insisted that cities and states should be eligible for federal grants that underwrite innovative programs and research. "We need the federal government to take on a leadership role now so that we move beyond the grass-roots innovation that is blossoming in every state in the country," he said.
On Sunday, Saint Gore won an Academy Award for his must-see documentary. "We are operating the planet like a business in liquidation," he later told Charlie Rose on national TV.
Not even the world's mightiest military, with more weaponry than all other nations combined, can shoot global warming. But blowing up Iraq and Afghanistan, and getting ready to blow up Iran, Syria, North Korea and possibly Canada if we don't fork over the rest of our natural gas, oil and fresh water for Hummers and desert golf courses, continues to vacuum desperately needed dollars from the U.S. economy. As Truthout's Environmental Editor Kelpie Wilson points out, the anticipated cost of the terrorist-incubating Iraq slaughter "will be at least a trillion dollars. The installed cost of solar power is currently about $9 a watt, so $20,000 would buy a 2.2 kilowatt solar power system. That is enough power for a household with modest needs to spin the meter backward a good portion of the time. A trillion dollars would put a system like that on 50 million roofs." [Truthout.com Mar 29/07]
The most reckless surge is taking place not in Baghdad but across a greenhouse globe, where current levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere are zooming higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years as worldwide carbon fuel emissions surge past 900 tons each second. In response, Oklahoma's doughty senator vows to fight any carbon-curbing legislation based on a California model that, as this writer has seen, is already reducing traffic, de-stressing lives and pouring saved fuel dollars into happy pockets.
"Let's be [dis]honest about what these programs, and their companion proposals here in Congress, really are," Inhofe said. "They are the biggest tax increase in U.S. history." [Seattle Post-Intelligencer Mar 2/07]
Was the outspoken senator running his own climate change hoax?
By becoming the first local government in the United States to deal with climate change back in 1993, the city of Portland has already achieved stunning reductions in carbon emissions below 1990 levelswhile booming in smiles, improved health and cash savings. "People have looked at it the wrong way, as a drain," Mayor Tom Potter explained after parking his Prius hybrid. "Actually it's something that attracts people. It's economical. It makes sense in dollars."
Portland has led the way into a more fun, less carbon future by installing two light rail lines and a streetcar system, and 750 miles of bicycle paths. As a result, another 10 out of every hundred residents have left vehicles as dangerous as rabid dogs chained up in the yard, and are happily commuting on foot or bicycle. [Guardian Mar 5/07; Washington Post Feb 27/07]
FLIPPING THE OTHER SWITCH
The "DO NOT CROSS" threshold of a further three degree temperature rise must be avoided at all costseven if it means turning off computers, TVs and other appliances in hundreds of thousands of showrooms, and similar gadgets not actually in productive use in our offices and homes.
Successor Deal to Kyoto Now Vital http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/042007EA.shtml
"The lesson is that collective action on the climate, from the developing and the industrialized countries together, is the great imperative for the world," writes Michael McCarthy.
Study Shows Sudden Sea Level Surges Threaten One Billion http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/042007EB.shtml
More than one billion people live in low-lying areas where a sudden surge in sea level could prove as disastrous as the 2004 Asian tsunami.
UN Backs Biofuel Despite Fears of Deforestation http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/042007EC.shtml
The UN's top environment official has backed a European Union plan to require the blending of plant-based biofuels into road fuels despite fears by environmentalists that this could lead to increased deforestation in south-east Asia and Brazil.
At least this is what one American father found while paging through his child's science book. SmT was astonished to find seventh graders being taught about chemtrails. And geoengineeering their home planet.
Anyone with question about the "spray programs" he now says, "should perhaps just ask their kids."
The chemtrails section is found in the Centre Point Learning Science I Essential Interactions science book. Under "Solutions for Global Warming", section 5.19 features a photo of a big multi-engine jet sporting a familiar orange/red paint scheme.
The caption reads: "Figure 1- Jet engines running on richer fuel would add particles to the atmosphere to create a sunscreen".
The logo on the plane says: "Particle Air".
"I kid you not," SmT insists. "Why did I spend all of that time doing research when I could have just asked my kids?"
Helping habituate children to a life under lethal sunshine and "protective" spray planes, this trippy textbook urges young readers to "Use Sun Block". But its authors are referring to a sunscreen spread across the sky.
"Could we deliberately add particles to the atmosphere?" asks the text, before helpfully suggesting that "Burning coal adds soot to the air."
You might be old enough to recoil at such a notion. But in a country where down is up and wrong is right, your kids could be learning that what used to be bad and a bummer is a now good thing!
RUNNING ON EMPTY
"Be real interesting to see the politics of the folks putting this out." SmT suggests.
In the current White House, those politics are as "crude" as invading oil-rich Iraq over a bogus nuclear threat - while permitting Pakistan to export atom bomb materials to terrorist organizations in return for the chance at an election-boosting capture of Osama bin Laden by US forces in the Hindu Kush later this month. [New Yorker Mar1/04]
Why shouldn't the same petrol politics produce textbooks for children inheriting a nightmare? Led by a piggish petroleum president, with most major nations cutting back, US oil consumption is rising as steeply as supplies of cheap crude are collapsing.
The coal connection is this: In order to briefly "stretch the glide" of the fast-looming end of cheap oil that will utterly transform life as we know it, America's unelected oil president recently revoked pollution regulations on more than 2,000 of the nation's biggest polluting coal-fired power plants.
Ironically, this move - like so many others made by an oil-addled White House - will only hasten an Earthwreck as shattering to all onboard as a lurching square-rigger striking a rocky reef. Except our spaceship is surrounded by the cold, irradiated vacuum of deep space.
It turns out that a single 150-megawatt coal-burning power plant produces more emissions than 300,000 cars. Termed an "Extreme Human health Hazard" by the EPA, microscopic coal particles also rot lungs, stop hearts, kill lakes, choke cities - and stunt the lives of school kids with deadly sulphuric acid rain. [AP Aug27/03; LA Times Aug28/03]
Airborne soot also blocks sunlight, lowering greenhouse temperatures. Volcanic eruptions like Krakatoa and Pinatubo - and globe-circling soot from 1,000 burning oil wells during Desert Storm - belched enough sulphur into the stratosphere to cause a plunge in world temperatures, temporarily slowing global warming.
World scientists looking at deliberately putting megatons more sulphur into a closed, recirculating atmosphere already smoggy enough to depresses orbiting astronauts, decided that a sulphur sunscreen is not a swift idea.
But not this Jr. High science text. "Creating either kind of sunscreen would be cheap," it tells young readers. As if "cheap" is the only consideration.
Even this claim is bogus. SmT says he looked, but the section on the downstream costs associated with the health and environmental effects of massive coal pollution - or the 10 million tons of a chemical sunscreen suggested by the late Edward Teller - "seemed to have been left out."
Ditto "the cost to the solar industry". Or cumulative impacts on kids, critters and plants on which our future depends.
Sunlight is already on the way out. Repeatedly expressing shock at how quickly our space colony's life-support systems are failing, scientists are finding levels of solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface decreasing by almost 3% a decade.
"Global Dimming" is too small to detect with the eye. "But it has implications for everything from climate change to solar power and even the future sustainability of plant photosynthesis," reports the Guardian.
All those jet-propelled vacations and car trips to the corner store add up. Since 1960, 10% less sunlight has reached Earth's inhabitants. Levels of solar radiation reaching parts of the former coal-belching Soviet Union are down almost 20%.
In any greenhouse, the rule of a green thumb is that every 1% decrease in solar radiation results in a 1% drop in plant productivity.
"It's actually quite a big deal, says Graham Farquhar, a climate scientist at the Australian National University in Canberra. But get this: Farquhar doesn't think that identified pollutants, "by themselves would be able to produce this amount of global dimming." [Guardian Dec18/03]
The baffled Aussie should check out the role of contrails in turning off sunlight. Since the Jet Age took off in the 1960s, normal condensation trails from five million jet flights every year have been found to block 10% of sunlight across Europe and the USA. Over heavily trafficked Atlantic and American air-routes, artificial cloud cover caused by jet engine pollutants has increased 20%. [Chemtrails Confirmed '04]
Chemtrails are another major sunblock. Measurements taken with a calibrated photometer by Clifford Carnicom in Santa Fe show a rapid reduction in sunlight - from a value of 97% on a clear day to around 80% during the early stages of heavy chemtrailing. Using a simple UV radiation meter, this reporter has confirmed similar drops in sunlight beneath artificial "chemcasts" on Canada's west coast.
WHAT JANE AND DICK DIDN'T LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY
In a country whose self-appointed regime routinely censors scientific studies, at least some 7th grade science are more focused on indoctrinating kids with risky techno "quick-fixes" than conscious conservation and common sense.
Forget science. SmT gazed in disbelief at another schoolbook picture showing a helicopter seeding the ocean with iron particles. These desperate "IronX" experiments did indeed trigger plankton "blooms" that, in turn, transferred tons of atmospheric C02 underwater as those carbon-inhaling critters eventually died and sank to the seafloor.
But oops! his kid's science book fails to mention that the resulting ocean blooms also sucked all available oxygen from the seawater, suffocating all marine life in massive, spreading "dead zones". [Chemtrails Confirmed '04]
Where are the picture, SmT wonders, "of people planting trees, or turning down thermostats, or bicycling, or any of the other ways not to add to the problem?"
Though his family gave up the idea of home schooling, he says, "it's perhaps time to reconsider."
Perhaps it's also time to reconsider state-sponsored brainwashing. And other escalating consequences of our carbon addiction, as well.
Federally Funded Boffins Want to Scrap the internet! Seeking further funding from Congress for "clean slate" projects
April 16, 2007
Researchers funded by the federal government want to shut down the internet and start over, citing the fact that at the moment there are loopholes in the system whereby users cannot be tracked and traced all the time.
Time magazine has reported that several foundations and universities including Rutgers, Stanford, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are pursuing individual projects, along with the Defense Department, in order to wipe out the current internet and replace it with a new network which will satisfy big business and government:
One challenge in any reconstruction, though, will be balancing the interests of various constituencies. The first time around, researchers were able to toil away in their labs quietly. Industry is playing a bigger role this time, and law enforcement is bound to make its needs for wiretapping known.
There's no evidence they are meddling yet, but once any research looks promising, "a number of people (will) want to be in the drawing room," said Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor affiliated with Oxford and Harvard universities. "They'll be wearing coats and ties and spilling out of the venue."
The projects echo moves we have previously reported on to clamp down on internet neutrality and even to designate a new form of the internet known as Internet 2. This would be a faster, more streamlined elite equivalent of the internet available to users who were willing to pay more for a much improved service. providers may only allow streaming audio and video on your websites if you were eligible for Internet 2. Of course, Internet 2 would be greatly regulated and only "appropriate content" would be accepted by an FCC or government bureau. Everything else would be relegated to the "slow lane" internet, the junkyard as it were. Our techie rulers are all too keen to make us believe that the internet as we know it is "already dead". Google is just one of the major companies preparing for internet 2 by setting up hundreds of "server farms" through which eventually all our personal data - emails, documents, photographs, music, movies - will pass and reside.
However, experts state that the "clean slate" projects currently being undertaken go even further beyond projects like Internet2 and National LambdaRail, both of which focus primarily on next-generation needs for speed.
In tandem with broad data retention legislation currently being introduced worldwide, such "clean slate" projects may represent a considerable threat to the freedom of the internet as we know it. EU directives and US proposals for data retention may mean that any normal website or blog would have to fall into line with such new rules and suddenly total web regulation would become a reality.
In recent months, a chorus of propaganda intended to demonize the Internet and further lead it down a path of strict control has spewed forth from numerous establishment organs:
- In a display of bi-partisanship, there have recently been calls for all out mandatory ISP snooping on all US citizens by both Democrats and Republicans alike.
- Republican Senator John McCain recently tabled a proposal to introduce legislation that would fine blogs up to $300,000 for offensive statements, photos and videos posted by visitors on comment boards. It is well known that McCain has a distaste for his blogosphere critics, causing a definite conflict of interest where any proposal to restrict blogs on his part is concerned.
- The White House's own recently de-classified strategy for "winning the war on terror" targets Internet conspiracy theories as a recruiting ground for terrorists and threatens to "diminish" their influence.
- In a speech last October, Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff identified the web as a "terror training camp," through which "disaffected people living in the United States" are developing "radical ideologies and potentially violent skills." His solution is "intelligence fusion centers," staffed by Homeland Security personnel which will go into operation next year.
- The U.S. Government wants to force bloggers and online grassroots activists to register and regularly report their activities to Congress. Criminal charges including a possible jail term of up to one year could be the punishment for non-compliance.
- A landmark legal case on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America and other global trade organizations seeks to criminalize all Internet file sharing of any kind as copyright infringement, effectively shutting down the world wide web - and their argument is supported by the U.S. government.
- A landmark legal ruling in Sydney goes further than ever before in setting the trap door for the destruction of the Internet as we know it and the end of alternative news websites and blogs by creating the precedent that simply linking to other websites is breach of copyright and piracy.
- The European Union, led by former Stalinist and potential future British Prime Minister John Reid, has also vowed to shut down "terrorists" who use the Internet to spread propaganda.
- The EU data retention bill, passed last year after much controversy and with implementation tabled for late 2007, obliges telephone operators and internet service providers to store information on who called who and who emailed who for at least six months. Under this law, investigators in any EU country, and most bizarrely even in the US, can access EU citizens' data on phone calls, sms', emails and instant messaging services.
- The US government is also funding research into social networking sites and how to gather and store personal data published on them, according to the New Scientist magazine. "At the same time, US lawmakers are attempting to force the social networking sites themselves to control the amount and kind of information that people, particularly children, can put on the sites."
We are being led to believe that a vast army of maniac pedophiles or terrorists are on the loose and we must do away with all forms of privacy in order to stop them. This is akin to saying that blanket cctv prevents crime. As if to say "if we film everyone all the time, even innocent people, then no one will ever commit any crimes."
Increasingly we are seeing this in every aspect of our lives. Recording, tracking and retaining our data in the name of keeping us all safe. Everyone is now treated as guilty until proven innocent.
Make no mistake, the internet, one of the greatest outposts of free speech ever created is under constant attack by powerful people who cannot operate within a society where information flows freely and unhindered. Both American and European moves mimic stories we hear every week out of State Controlled Communist China, where the internet is strictly regulated and virtually exists as its own entity away from the rest of the web.
The Internet is freedom's best friend and the bane of control freaks. Its eradication is one of the short term goals of those that seek to centralize power and subjugate their populations under a surveillance panopticon prison, whether that be in Communist China, Neoconservative America or the Neofascist EU.
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Immigrants Used to Justify a Homeland Security Police State
By Peter Phillips
Threats of terrorism and twelve million illegal immigrants are being used to justify new police-state measures in the United States. Coordinated mass arrests, big brother spy blimps, expanded detention centers, repeal of the Posse Comitatus Act, and suspension of habeas corpus have all been recently implemented and are ready to use against anyone in the US.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) flooded Mexico with cheap subsidized US agricultural products that displaced millions of Mexican farmers. Between 2000 and 2005, Mexico lost 900,000 rural jobs and 700,000 industrial jobs, resulting in deep unemployment throughout the country. Desperate poverty has forced millions of Mexican workers north in order to feed their families.
In the wake of 9/11, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has conducted workplace and home invasions across the country in an attempt to roundup illegal immigrants. ICE justifies these raids under the rubric of keeping our homeland safe and preventing terrorism. However the real goal of these actions is to disrupt the immigrant work force in the US and replace it with a tightly regulated non-union guest-worker program. This policy is endorsed by companies seeking permanent low-wage workers through a lobby group called Essential Worker Immigrations Coalition (EWIC). EWICs fifty-two members include the US Chamber of Commerce, Wal Mart, Marriott, Tyson Foods, American Meat Institute, California Landscape Contractors Association, and the Association of Builders and Contractors.
A new program, established by the Department of Justice in cooperation with Homeland Security, uses the code-name Operation Falcon (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally). Operation Falcon carried out three unprecedented federally-coordinated mass arrests between April 2005 and October 2006. More than 30,000 fugitives, including immigrants, were arrested in the largest dragnets in the nation's history. The operations directly involved over 960 agencies including FBI, ICE, IRS, Homeland Security and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
To accommodate the detention of tens of thousands of people, Homeland Security, in 2005, awarded Halliburtons subsidiary KBR a $385 million contingency contract to build detention camps in the United States. According to the Halliburton website, The contract provides for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities to augment existing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the US, or to support the rapid development of new programs.
Other new police-state programs include U.S. government contracting with Lockheed-Martin to design and develop enormous unmanned airships, seventeen times the size of the Goodyear blimp, outfitted with high-resolution cameras to spy on the Mexican border. The airships are designed to float 12 miles above the earth, far above planes and weather systems. The high-resolution camera will watch over a circle of countryside 600 miles in diameter and could be moved to spy on any region of the US.
The programs described above combined with two recent changes in US law make the reality of a full police-state in the US increasingly more feasible. The Military Commissions Act signed October of 2006 suspends habeas corpus rights for any person deemed by the President to be an enemy combatant. Persons so designated could be imprisoned indefinitely without rights to legal counsel or a trial. And the Defense Authorization Act of 2007 allows the president to station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities. By revising the two-century-old Insurrection Act, the law in effect repeals the Posse Comitatus Act and gives the US government the legal authority to order the military onto the streets anywhere in America.
Threats of terrorism and illegal immigrants are being used to justify the implementation of police-state programs. But once started, enforcement can be rapidly deployed to any group of people in the US and we all become endangered. Mass arrests, big brother in the sky, and the loss of civil rights for everyone does not bode well for those who believe in democracy, free speech, and the right to critically challenge our government without fear of reprisals.
Peter Phillips is a Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and Director of Project Censored a media research organization. He is co-editor with Dennis Loo of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney from Seven Stories Press, 2006.
Into your hands, I give the world. Accept. You are a weaver of the world. You never stop. The world is My creation, and it is also yours. At every moment, you are weaving it. Your thoughts are the loom. Your thoughts are the threads. You implement the world. You play with it. All is connected to you. Uplift your thoughts, and you uplift the world. The world is as you see it. It is your chamber. It is your cornucopia, or it is your closet. It is your windfall. It is golden, or it is dark, according to your preference. The world is as it seems to you.
From this moment on, choose the world of your making.
You may not choose all the circumstances, yet you choose where you go with them. You choose whether to leave them as they are, or to transform them. You transform circumstances by rising above them. The same song can be sung in many versions. The same song can be many-rhythmed. It can have many verses. You can conduct the song. You can make it upbeat or downbeat. You are the wielder of the life you live.
Whatever the circumstances, make your life a testament to Me. Write a diary that you would show the world. Reveal Me within, and reveal Me without. Your life is vaster than its perimeters. Your life has no limits beyond the ones you set. Dont set any. Down with the bars. They are fictive anyway.
You are here to love, and that means breaking boundaries. Whatever keeps you from loving with a full heart, break it instead of breaking any heart, yours or another's. If you cannot break the boundaries, then jump over them. You do not know how far you can leap until you leap. And if you fall flat on your face, leap again. Who is to set the limits of you except yourself? Accept no limits. Accept what life hands you, and move on. I have handed you life. Now it is yours.
You chase life when you could be running ahead of it. You are the impresario of your life. You are the leader of it. You are not meant to be a mere follower. Make your own footsteps, and make them light. Your footsteps are not set in cement. Your life is not set in stone. Whatever you desire, you can inspire. We share in creation, you and I. We share the world. We share the momentum of it. We share how it plays out. It is not a card game where you have no say on what you deal yourself. You have every say. Deal out good cards for all. Deal out hearts and aces and kings and queens. Desire this fervently. Escalate your life. Take it out of the corners. Set it on the table. Make it a centerpiece. Set your table the way you like. And, if you cannot, enjoy the meal anyway.
Invite friends into your life. Make everyone your friend. Be the first to greet. Through greeting, you unite. Be the first. Reach out your hand. Offer something of yourself. Be friendly. Be a friend to all. Think in terms of greater rather than smaller. Smallness, you leave behind you. Vastness, you accompany. Become a partner with Vastness. Embody it. Serve the world, and you serve yourself. Serve amicably. Serve amply. Magnify the world so that all may see its Greatness, so that all may see your Greatness, so that all may see their own. Greatness is to be handed out. It is not to be held in reserve. It is not for someone to discover. It is yours to give, and to give rampantly.
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