Jan 31


YouTube Added: 25.01.2013

- Fluoridegate – the film that will absolutely obliterate any remaining credibility of chemical fluoride pushers (Natural News, Jan 30, 2013):

Have you ever wondered why most major municipal water utilities across America continue to artificially fluoridate public water supplies when inexpensive fluoride toothpastes are readily available for those who choose to use them? Or why governments and medical groups continue to force fluoridated tap water on the public in spite of the fact that it has many known and proven health risks? These and many other pertinent questions find their answers in the hard-hitting documentary Fluoridegate: An American Tragedy, one of the most powerful documentaries ever made about the fluoride fraud.

A sordid narrative that recaps the dirty history of fluoride and how it came to be an officially recommended water additive, Fluoridegate delves deep into the completely unscientific and blatantly corrupt process by which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) forced fluoride onto the public via the National Program for Water Fluoridation. The film also exposes how Dr. William Marcus, a now-retired senior scientist at the EPA, was targeted and fired for leaking critical information back in the 1990s about the many dangers of fluoride, none of which were being publicly shared in accordance with the EPA’s mission and purpose.

“Exposing a child to (fluoride) chemicals in the first six years of life … will harm that child’s learning capability, self control, and have effects on his brain function that are lifelong,” explains Dr. Roger D. Masters, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College about the fluoride scam. “To permit that to happen when you know it’s happening, and not to interfere by stopping the use of something like silicofluoride, which makes it worse, is immoral.” Continue reading »

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Jan 31

- Time Inc. to slash hundreds of jobs (The Raw Story/AFP, Jan 30, 2013):

Time Inc. said Wednesday it was cutting several hundred jobs as the US publishing giant streamlines to adapt to a “multi-platform” media landscape.

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Jan 31

- Wave of Styrofoam from 2011 tsunami threatens Alaska environment (Reuters, Jan 30, 2013):

Alaska cleanup crews last year found some beaches covered with polystyrene foam that floated across the Pacific from the 2011 Japanese tsunami and threatens wildlife, a state official told legislators on Tuesday.

A main concern of environmentalists and officials is that the lightweight specks, which have been broken down by storms and waves, will harm small animals. They could choke or die slowly from malnutrition if pieces block their intestinal system, officials say.

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Jan 31

- States weigh laws that would make it an act of terrorism to report abuses at factory farms (Natural News, Jan 30, 2013):

How do you keep consumers in the dark about the horrors of factory farms? By making it an “act of terrorism” for anyone to investigate animal cruelty, food safety or environmental violations on the corporate-controlled farms that produce the bulk of our meat, eggs and dairy products.

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Jan 31


General Ham, AFRICOM

- US Trained Mali Rebels, Commander Visited US (Veterans Today, Jan 29, 2013):

This week, General Ham admitted US complicity in training the rebel groups in Mali.  He also suggested changes which would improve America’s policy making skills and institute prohibitions on wild military adventurism.  He didn’t call it that but this is what he meant.

There are several African Studies centers in the US.  One at Michigan State University, where I was an active participant for some years, and the other at Howard University.

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Jan 31

- Police state gone wild: Couple facing 60 days in jail for rescuing injured baby deer (Natural News, Jan 29, 2013):

An Indiana couple saved a wounded baby deer and nursed it back to life, saving its life and giving it a home. They named it “Little Orphan Dani.” When Indiana state officials got word of this courageous act of compassion, they ordered the deer euthanized. (Because government wants to kill everything you love.)

When the deer “escaped” right before it was schedule to be killed — and yes, I think the couple probably set it free rather than have it killed — the man and woman were charged with unlawful possession of a deer.

They now face $2,000 in fines and 60 days in jail.

This is yet another example of the government police state gone wild, and it’s on top of seemingly countless other stories of similar police state insanity such as armed government raids on raw milk distributors. Continue reading »

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Jan 31

- Peter Schiff & Doug Casey On Gold, Investor Cluelessness, And The “Escape From America” Plan (ZeroHedge, Jan 30, 2013):

In just under 30 minutes, Peter Schiff and Doug Casey muse on many facets of the crumbling edifice of the status quo that is our current world.From Gold’s relatively imminent rise to $5,000 and beyond, to investor ignorance of reality, Casey & Schiff swing from discussions of the US as political entity going forward to ‘escape from America’ plans for personal and wealth assets, and the realization that the biggest casualty (of US indebtedness), aside from individual liberty, is the value of the dollar – as taxing the middle class is unpopular with both parties – leaving only one route for the government – the inflation tax. Owning gold, silver, and foreign assets is preferred and while the rest of the world is also printing, the US is likely to beat them all.

People “are clueless with respect to the true state of the global economy,” with regard to inflation, fiat currencies, and specifically what will happen to the dollar. The conversation is wide-ranging and absolutely must-see as they remind market-watchers that “the whole thing is artificial,” as you can’t just keep printing money and monetizing debt without the dollar imploding with monetary policy descending (along with its trillion dollar coin) into ‘Three Stooges’ comedy.

The conversation weaves to some endgame discussions which bring Peter to discuss his father, who he sees as a political prisoner, and his views on the future…

“the biggest change that is coming to the global economy is a realignment of global living standards.”

There is something here for everyone…


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Jan 31

- You know you’re no longer living in a free country when… (Sovereign Man, Jan 29, 2013):

You know you’re no longer living in a free country when the government tells you what you can and cannot put in your body. Or when an unelected board of bureaucrats and corporate insiders can confiscate the assets of hardworking small business owners.

Yet these have become par for the course in the Land of the Free.

The latest bout involves a family-owned raw milk operation in Missouri that was decimated last week by the heavy hand of government, courtesy of the State Milk Board.

Of course, this isn’t even an actual government agency, but rather one of more than 200 such committees in Missouri which wield tsarist authority over their domains.

State Milk Board members include both state bureaucrats and corporate leaders from the milk industry. How convenient that a few big producers are given unelected, absolute authority to torpedo a raw milk competitor…

And so, last Friday, farm inspectors arrived to confiscate 18 tons of cheese that Morningland Dairy had produced from raw milk. They were met by a small crowd which had gathered to show support for the family… and to denounce these agents of government for carrying out an immoral act on innocent people.

It was all captured on video, including the police response.

You have to respect what these people were doing. They stood to face their enemies and peacefully demonstrate against abuse of power. They even tried to convince government agents to stop participating in the wholesale destruction of liberty. Continue reading »

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Jan 31

- Things That Make You Go Hmm – Such As Currency Wars (ZeroHedge, Jan 30, 2013)

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Jan 31

- White House fails to get word of Iran explosion (WND, Jan 28, 2013):

WND’s exclusive report by Reza Kahlili, a former CIIA agent in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, that a key Iranian nuclear facility was devastated by an explosion last week was confirmed by Israeli intelligence officials speaking to the Times of London.

Then Tel Aviv sources for The Australian did the same thing, and the Missing Peace organization in the United Kingdom, citing Ali Reza Nourizadah of the Centre for Arab and Iranian Studies in London, provided details.

Nourizadeh, a commentator for Deutsche Welle and the Voice of America with an extensive network of contacts in Iran, said the explosion caused relatively little damage to the uranium enrichment facility itself. But the blast has blocked the entrance to Fordow, he confirmed, and more than 200 personnel are trapped in the plan.

The White House, however, dismissed the WND story.

- Mystery over ‘explosion’ at Iran’s Fordow nuclear site (Telegraph, Jan 28, 2013):

A report published on Right-wing news website WND on Friday, quoting a defected Iranian intelligence officer, claimed that a massive blast had ripped through the nuclear facility, buried deep within the guts of a large mountain.

The alleged blast was said to have erupted at 11.30am last Monday – on the eve of the Israeli election – partially destroyed the nuclear site and trapped 240 people underground. Tehran held Israel responsible, the report said.

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Jan 31


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Jan 31

- LEAKED: Mario Draghi And His Triumvirate Shut Up German Finance Minister To Keep Cyprus From Blowing Up The Eurozone (ZeroHedge, Jan 28, 2013):

The state-sponsored chorus about the end of the debt crisis in the Eurozone has been deafening. It even has feel-good metrics: the Euro Breakup Index for January fell to 17.2%—the percentage of investors who thought that at least one country would leave the Eurozone within twelve months. In July, it stood at 73%. For Cyprus, the fifth Eurozone country to ask for a bailout, the index fell to 7.5%. “A euro breakup is almost no issue anymore among investors,” the statement said.

Just then, in a fight over whether or not to bail out Cyprus, top Eurocrats exposed what a taxpayer-funded con game they thought these bailouts really were—and how fragile the Eurozone was.

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Jan 30

- Italy Crashes Most In Six Months Despite EURUSD Strength (ZeroHedge, Jan 30, 2013)

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Jan 30

- Swiss Banks Now Offer Allocated Gold, Silver Accounts (ZeroHedge, Jan 30, 2013)

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Jan 30

- Chart Of The Quarter: $312 Billion In Debt “Adds” Negative $5 Billion In GDP (ZeroHedge, Jan 30, 2013):

What was it about the law of diminishing Fed stimulus returns again? But don’t worry: “the market is up.” Because if $165 billion in Q4 stimulus could not even generate a positive GDP return, at least it sent the Russell 2000 soaring.

Source: BEA, Treasury Direct

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Jan 30

- How The Glorious Socialist Revolution Generated A 681% Return For Goldman Sachs (ZeroHedge, Jan 30, 2013):

Back in 2011, BlackRock’s Larry Fink revealed one of the great unspoken truths of capital markets, namely that “markets like totalitarian governments.” They also like authoritarian socialism, sprinkled in with a healthy dose of nationalization, because as Bloomberg reports, one of the biggest beneficiaries of over ten years of the “glorious socialist revolution” in Venezuela, coupled with over 1000 nationalizations by the bed-ridden and roughly 15 times deceased Hugo Chavez (if one believes all the rumors), is none other than Goldman Sachs, which generated some 681% in returns due to “aligning its interests” with those of the unshakable Venezuelan ruler.

From Bloomberg:

Since taking office in 1999, Hugo Chavez has spread his socialist revolution in Venezuela by seizing more than 1,000 companies. For bondholders that stuck by him, he’s also delivered returns that are double the emerging- market average.

The 681 percent advance, equal to 14.7 percent annually, has enriched investors from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP that counted on Chavez’s willingness to siphon the country’s oil wealth to pay its creditors in the face of start-stop growth and falling reserves. While his policies drove away enough investors to keep Venezuela’s borrowing costs over 12 percent on average during his tenure, or 4 percentage points higher than those of developing nations, he’s never missed a bond payment.

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Jan 30

- US Ends 2012 With 103.8% Debt To GDP (ZeroHedge, Jan 30, 2013):

Previously, when calculating debt/GDP metrics for the US, we naturally assumed some GDP growth in Q4. Following today’s GDP data we now know what Q4 GDP is. We also know that, at least on a preliminary basis, it posted a decline on an annualized basis. This means that we now have an official print for US Debt/GDP as of December 31, 2012. The numerator, or debt: $16.432 trillion, or the debt ceiling, which as we know was breached on the same day, and which has yet to be formally raised. The denominator, or GDP: $15.829 trillion. This means that the formal debt/GDP is now 103.8% and growing fast.

Indicatively, this has risen from 76.5% on the day of Obama’s first inauguaral address.

And for those who, erroneous, allege that Q4 GDP declined due to US government “austerity”, here are the facts: in Q4, the US added some $312 billion in debt. And more to the point, the US government spent a grand total of $907.9 billion in the same quarter. This compares to $877.1 billion a quarter earlier: $30 billion less.

Some “Austerity.”

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Jan 30

- Silver Eagle Sales Surge To All-Time Record In January (ZeroHedge, Jan 29, 2013):

A massive 7.4 million Silver Eagles were purchased from the U.S. Mint in January, considerably higher than the previous record from early 2011. After halting Silver coin production/sales for over a week, the Mint re-opened yesterday and demand once again surged. Having almost doubled from the first week in January, there remains two more days before the book is closed on January’s sales. At 140,000 ounces, the Mint has also sold the most ounces of gold in January in almost three years, suggesting the rising ‘currency wars’ are stoking people’s ongoing rotation from paper-to-physical assets as their ‘wealth’ slowing loses its value.

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Jan 30

Flashback:

- Bilderberg 2012: Detailed Member Bios, UK Guardian’s Video Report

Goolsbee, Austan D. USA Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a member of the Skull and Bones Society as were John Kerry and George W Bush. He has been an Obama advisor since 2004. He was Chairman if Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors. He quit advising Obama because he can see where this economy is going.

John Kerry admitting his membership:


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- US Senate approves John Kerry as secretary of state (BBC News, Jan 29, 2013):

The US Senate has approved Senator John Kerry’s nomination as secretary of state, after he was backed unanimously by the foreign relations committee.

His confirmation after a 94-3 vote was met with applause on the Senate floor.

President Barack Obama chose the Massachusetts Democrat to succeed Hillary Clinton, who is stepping down after four years, as his top diplomat.

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Jan 30

- Government to Dispose of Radioactive Waste By Putting It In Our SILVERWARE (Washington’s Blog, Jan 28, 2013):

Department of Energy Wants to Let Radioactive Scrap Metal Back into Consumer Products

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that any amount of radiation – no matter how small – can cause cancer and other serious health effects.

(Current safety standards are based on the ridiculous assumption that everyone exposed is a healthy man in his 20s – and that radioactive particles ingested into the body cause no more damage than radiation hitting the outside of the body. In the real world, however, even low doses of radiation can cause cancer. Moreover, small particles of radiation – called “internal emitters” – which get inside the body are much more dangerous than general exposures to radiation. See this and this. And radiation affects small children much more than full-grown adults.)

But the Department of Energy – the agency which is responsible for the design, testing and production of all U.S. nuclear weapons, promotes nuclear energy as one of its core functions, which has been covering up nuclear accidents for decades, and has used mutant lines of human cells to promote voodoo, anti-scientific arguments – proposes letting radiation into our silverware.

Counterpunch notes: Continue reading »

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Jan 30

- Libor Lies Revealed in Rigging of $300 Trillion Benchmark (Bloomberg, Jan 28, 2013):

Every morning, from his desk by the bathroom at the far end of Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc’s trading floor overlooking London’s Liverpool Street station, Paul White punched a series of numbers into his computer.

White, who had joined RBS in 1984, was one of the employees responsible for the firm’s submissions for the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, the global benchmark for more than $300 trillion of contracts from mortgages and student loans to interest-rate swaps. Behind him sat Neil Danziger, a derivatives trader who had worked at the bank since 2002.

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Jan 30

- Arkansas town enacts martial law (Salon, Jan 29, 2013):

Officers with AR-15s will patrol Paragould, stopping everyone out walking for their IDs

Following a rise in violent crime in Paragould, an Arkansas town of around 26,000 residents, the mayor and police chief announced that starting this month police in SWAT gear carrying AR-15s would patrol the streets.

“If you’re out walking, we’re going to stop you, ask why you’re out walking, and check for your ID,” police chief Todd Stovall told a December town hall meeting. As if to render the implementation of a visible police state more palatable, Stovall assured residents that police stops would not be based on any profiling: “We’re going to do it to everybody,” he said.

Stovall also told residents he had not consulted an attorney before instituting the plan. HuffPo’s Radley Balko noted that Paragould is not the first town to bring in such measures: Continue reading »

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Jan 30

- Storm Covers Australian Beaches In Foam (CNN, Jan 29, 2013)

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Jan 30

- Garlic Proven 100 Times More Effective Than Antibiotics, Working In A Fraction of The Time (Waking Times, Jan  29, 2013)

A significant finding from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.

Their work was published recently in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy a follow-up to the author’s previous research in Applied and Environmental Microbiology which conclusively demonstrated that garlic concentrate was effective in inhibiting the growth of C. jejuni bacteria.

Garlic is probably nature’s most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. Garlic is also a powerful performer in the research lab.

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Jan 30

- NATO: Proudly Delivering Death Since 1949 (Global Research, Jan 29, 2013):

@Amazon.com: The Globalization of NATO

@Amazon.de: The Globalization of NATO

Author:  Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Clarity Press (2012)
ISBN:  978-0-9852710-2-2
Pages:  411 with complete index

REVIEWS

“The Globalization of NATO by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is simply magnificent, erudite and devoid of the ethnocentrism to which one has become so accustomed from Western authors. The book deals with what doubtless are the most important and relevant issues of the day for all those committed to saving life and protecting Mother Earth from rampant human irresponsibility and crime. There is no other book that, at this particular time, I would most heartily endorse. I think Africans, Near Eastern peoples, Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Asians and Europeans generally and all the progressive Latin American countries of today will find a much needed reinforcement and support for their peaceful ideals in this excellent must-read book.”
MIGUEL D’ESCOTO BROCKMANN, Foreign Minister of Nicaragua (1979-1990) and President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (2008-2009): Managua, Nicaragua.

“We are far away from the principles and objectives for which the United Nations was created and the decisions of the Nuremberg Tribunal stipulating that some state actions can be considered crimes against peace. Nazemroaya’s book, in addition to reminding us that the role of the United Nations has been confiscated by NATO, elaborates the danger that the North Atlantic Treaty represents to world peace.”
JOSÉ L. GÓMEZ DEL PRADO, Chairman of the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries (2005-2011): Ferney-Voltaire, France. Continue reading »

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Jan 30

- Fukushima Faces Labor Shortages for Decontamination Work (JiJi Press, Jan 28, 2013):

Fukushima –The northeastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima faces severe labor shortages for decontamination work following the 2011 nuclear accident.

This is because of fears over radiation exposure and low pay. According to the labor ministry’s Fukushima Labor Bureau, only about 10 pct of some 1,800 jobs offered for decontamination work in the prefecture get filled.

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Jan 30

- Great Lakes Nuclear Dump (Nuclear Free By 2045, Jan 19, 2013)

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Jan 30

Before:

- France’s Labour Minister Says France Is ‘Totally Bankrupt’



These aren’t the droids you’re looking for

- Frankrupt Damage Control “France Is A Truly Solvent Country, France Is A Truly Credible Country” (ZeroHedge, Jan 30, 2013):

In a move farcically reminiscent of Inspector Clouseau, the French Finance Minister made an impromptu appearance on the BBC to confirm what we all should have known all along: that “France is a truly solvent country, France is a truly credible country.” As the Washington Post notes, the oh-so-honest faux-pas that enfant terrible Monsieur Michel Sapin made yesterday – explaining how his nation is “totally bankrupt” – had French politicos scrambling today to recover their je ne sais pas. It would appear the crisis management approach taken is the repetitive Jedi mind-trick and of course we should believe Moscovici – even as France faces near-record unemployment, ratings downgrades, fiscal atrophication thanks to a plunge in competitiveness, and backlash among the elites at its increasingly socialist policies. “This is not the France you are looking for,” and sure enough, now we believe them.

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Jan 29

- Spain Is World’s Most “Miserable” Nation, Worse Than Greece, Venezuela And South Africa (ZeroHedge, Jan 29, 2013):

A quick ranking of the world’s most “miserable” countries, based on the conventional measure of the Misery Index which is simply the Unemployment Rate plus Inflation, shows just why most people in Spain are, well, less than happy (and Spain is damn lucky there is no subset of the Misery index for just those aged 25 and under as we would certainly need a bigger chart). As the chart below shows, the Spanish “misery” is now the greatest in the world, at some 30%, and is worse than South Africa, Greece, Venezuela, Argentina and Egypt.

But fear not Spain: Croatia which is set to join the EU in July is forecast to have a debt/GDP ratio of 63.6% by 2017 from 29.3% in 2008 as growth stagnates. The country has one of the lowest labor participation rates in Europe at about 50 percent, the ILO says. In other words, at just 26%, it a virtual guarantee that Spain pole position is about to be eclipsed as Europe does the one thing it is truly good at: spread misery for the “common good.”

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Jan 29

- The Complete World Currency War Heatmap (ZeroHedge, Jan 29, 2013)

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