“Union Carbide’s corporate executives have been subpoenaed to appear in Indian courts for their crimes. But the US has not honored the extradition treaties it has with India. These executives have repeatedly refused to appear and are therefore in contempt of court. There are warrants out for their arrests in India, just as there are warrants out for the arrest of citizen Henry Kissinger for his part in international war crimes in Chile, East Timor, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc. All remain at large, harbored by America’s big Business-friendly, corporate-controlled nation.”
“Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person.” — Anonymous
The infamous NeoConservative, anti-democratic Roberts’ Supreme Court 5/4 decision in the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling (granting personhood to corporations) has emboldened the already powerful and very corruptible multinational corporations (that have already achieved dominion over politics and the economy in the United States) to “buy” any number of politicians and brain-wash many voters in many state and national elections.. The US Supreme Court has made legal the absurd notion that inanimate corporations deserve the same rights (but not the same responsibilities) as living humans.
Soberingly, after the ruling came down, there was only a brief bit of anger and outrage from our national leadership over this democracy-threatening decision, and the outrage was quickly drowned out of the public consciousness by a well-timed, mainstream media-orchestrated “tempest in a teapot” – Toyota’s recall of tens of thousands of accelerator pedals (that apparently had only infrequently been the cause of significant accidents).
The following question must be asked:
If corporations have the privileges of personhood shouldn’t they also bear the same responsibilities and incur the same punishments as individuals do when they commit crimes?
Peace and justice activists briefly applauded when the citizens of Shapleigh, Maine protected their water rights last March from the insatiable water-extracting corporate giant Nestle. (See video and more information on this episode at: (http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/40335). More
“Bill 20-710 would amend Title 21 of the DC Official Code to protect the well-being of incapacitated individuals from unreasonable confinement or involuntary seclusion by a temporary, limited, and general guardian;”
Investigative journalist joins Bev Cooper to detail his recent investigations into guardian abuse both in Chicago and in Memphis, Tennessee.Volpe is the author of two books, “Prosecutors Gone Wild” and “The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers”, and Volpe will talk about Norman Hughes, a Korean and Vietnam War veteran who is being held against his will in a nursing home in Memphis, and Mildred Willis, whose family recently lost their home on the order of the Cook County Public Guardian.
Special Guest- Annet Artani Musician Singer/Band (Genre,Soul, Retro) Actress, Animal Rights Activist
After falling in love with my rescue, Miney, I created a page to help rehome the animals I rescue, & help others do the same! #nopawleftbehind!
DESCRIPTION: I’m an independent rescuer that rescues and fosters animals, gets them proper vetting, and finds them a loving family. One dog or cat (and sometimes turtle!) at a time, I make sure every beautiful creature I stumble upon that needs my help, gets it. No paw left behind!
Nevada County, California is the new Afghanistan of America. Crime is so “out of control” that SWAT teams are now the order of the day, CelleBrite hacking phones are brought in by the Sheriff’s department and, of all things, a MINE-PROTECTED VEHICLE was added to the Sheriff’s arsenal to rebuff “rogue” property owners? What else does our local police force need, a minesweeper for Lake Wildwood, a posh gated community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains? That’s not all.
Did you know that practice SWAT drills are already being done in Nevada County schools to get our children used to the idea of police power?More
But something went wrong. Today the SPLC is no longer a poverty law center. They are trying to smear and silence dissidents who dare to stand for the Constitution, question the hero worship of Lincoln, and who support national sovereignty against the UN. They have turned into something not unlike the Klan they sought so brilliantly to stop except without overt violence. Tom DeWeese is doing a great job fighitng Agenda 21 and ICLEI. He does not deserve this kind of treatment:
I need your help by signing the “Citizen’s Demand for Congressional Investigation of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).”
Let me explain.
The American Policy Center (APC) and I have been openly attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
To date, there have been FOUR separate “special reports” released by SPLC against me personally – painting me as a hate-driven domestic terrorist!
Of course, SPLC has a long history of attacking organizations and individuals who defend the Constitution and oppose big government programs.
They regularly accuse us of racism and hate because we want to stop the massive growth of government and the wasteful spending programs that are bankrupting our country.
I get used to such attacks. It’s what they do to try to discredit us.
But this time the attack is different. It truly frightens me because the outcome of this new SPLC attack against APC and me could result in government investigations, the banning of my ability to travel, or even the destruction of APC.
Here’s why I’m concerned.
The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a new report titled “Agenda 21, The UN, Sustainability and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory.” That report targeted me personally as a leader in the “anti-government Patriot movement.” And the SPLC report said I am part of a network of radicals peddling hysterical conspiracy theories against our Government.
Worse than just the SPLC report – is the fact that it was used as the bases of even more attacks from two national magazines – Fortune Magazine and Newsweek Magazine.
Newsweek’s attack was a cover story called “The Plots To Destroy America.” The article quoted SPLC’s Mark Potok, saying, “These kinds of theories…(are) completely distorting any rational discussion we can have in this country.” More
“The truth always turns out to be simpler than you thought” – physicist Richard Feynman
Bearing that in mind, our basic task as 9/11 truth investigators is, simply put, to determine and to impress upon the public what the evidence shows. If said evidence unambiguously indicates who is responsible (as most of us tend to believe), then that’s automatically part of the burden of our message. If it only shows, as some insist, that the myth-producing official story is untrue and nothing more, then that is.
We can’t reliably provide all the details of how and why, because we don’t have all the evidence. And that’s where theories, involving conspiracies or otherwise, come in – possibly right, but at the risk of making us an uncertain trumpet when we lack proof fully substantiating our claims. But yet, all that is needed is what the evidence clearly indicates. Emphasizing what we cannot prove divides and obscures that which we can. More
Editor’s note: With so many of our veterans, many of them decorated war heroes, now imprisoned under the predatory guardianship system and in dire need of rescue, this article is of particular interest. The forced drugging and legalized theft of veteran benefits, savings and estates is in full swing. Where is the VA when these men and women need them most? Apparently…….at the pharmacy. Marti
Veterans Administration Says Psychiatric Drugs Do Not Lead to Suicide, Yet Studies VA Cites Were Authored by Psychiatrists with Heavy Drug Company Ties—Watchdog Calls on Congress to Investigate Conflicts of Interest in VA Data Outcomes
The VA has recently stated that there’s no link between military suicides and sudden deaths due to psychiatric drug use, despite the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) highest warning “black box” attached to antidepressants for increased suicidal thinking and behavior and numerous warnings on psychiatric drugs and sudden death. CCHR, the mental health watchdog, says that the contrary data should merit a Congressional investigation based on the fact that the studies the VA is relying on, were conducted by psychiatrists with heavy conflicts of interest—which may explain their findings. These psychiatrists combined have over 70 financial ties to pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Abbott Labs, Forest Labs, GlaxoSmithKline and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
· The use of psychiatric drugs in the VA and military is increasing despite the clear cut evidence by the FDA and international drug regulatory agencies that psychiatric drugs cause suicidal thinking and behavior. By 2013, the VA and Department of Defense published a clinical-practice guide reporting that 18-22 die daily. Add to that the nearly 400 questionable soldier deaths, probable cardiac arrest from antipsychotics and cocktails of psychiatric drugs.
Tough questions need to be asked about psychiatrists in the VA and the pharmaceutical conflicts of interest in reports the VA is using for federal regulations. Our military personnel deserve no less.
CCHR has experts to speak on this subject, including a retired US Military Colonel and psychologist, a Former US Air Force Captain and nurse, and an award winning investigative reporter who can go on air and discuss this issue.
Concerning the coming Election of Nov 4, 2014 do you think the response to this should be to re-elect the Party in power when this happened? Would Germany do that? Should we in the responsible electorate do it ONE MORE TIME?
[Ed Note: There were no television views of the first plane hitting the WTC tower . Yet George W. Bush said that he was able to see television of the first plane hitting the tower.
He stated the terrorists were “shifting the blame of 911 FROM THE GUILTY”
Many wars have been started by false flag attacks, RVN, Korea , WWI, Spanish American War, however, the single most recorded event in human history of the Regime bombing and setting on fire one of their own buildings is absent, except for the Reichstag burned by Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, which was blamed on Communists.
THE BUILDING WAS EMPTY AND NO PEOPLE OF THE GERMAN PUBLIC WERE DELIBERATELY MURDERED, ONLY THE DEMOLITION OF THE BUILDING.
The planning was done within weeks to days of the actual event of Goering traveling through underground tunnel and setting the fire.
ONLY on 911 was the planning for the nuclear destruction of WTC done years in advance, with 3,000 dead murdered US Citizens and blamed on 19 hijackers on the same day with no records of their being on the passenger lists.
What Constitutes Animal Cruelty? Acts of violence or neglect made against animals are considered animal cruelty. Examples include overt abuse, dog fighting, and being neglected or denied the basic necessities of care, such as food, water, shelter, sanitation, grooming and veterinary care.
Neglect is the failure to provide an animal with the most basic of requirements of food, water, shelter and veterinary care.Neglect is often the result of simple ignorance on the animal owner’s part and is usually handled by requiring the owner to correct the situation. If the problem is not corrected, the animal may be removed from the neglectful person by law enforcement authorities. In some cases, the owner will simply turn the animal over to authorities because they no longer want the responsibility.
Intentional Cruelty is often more shocking and usually an indicator of a serious human behavior problem. Intentional cruelty is when an individual purposely inflicts physical harm or injury on an animal.
The NJSPCA has trained investigators with the authority to arrest and prosecute those individuals who have deliberately maimed, tortured or even killed animals.
Someone who is violent towards animals may be violent towards family members or other people.
Enforcement of Animal Cruelty laws is the primary responsibility of the NJSPCA and it’s investigators. We handle complaints daily in all 21 counties throughout the State.
Many people who witness, or hear about cruelty, are not aware that legal action can be taken to help stop the problem. Companion animals are covered by the State of New Jersey’s animal cruelty laws. Generally, animal cruelty can be divided into two categories: Neglect and Intentional Cruelty:
The Postal Service recently reported their 2nd Quarter earnings for Fiscal Year 2014, and it shows that they once again would have made a profit if not for the pre-funding of future retiree health benefits. The Postal Services accounting books show a loss of 1.9 billion for the 2nd quarter. However, if you exclude the mandated pre-funding payment, the USPS actually would be showing a year-to-date profit of more than one billion dollars.
The pre-funding payment, a payment required by the 2006 Postal Accountability Act (Public law 109-435), requires the Postal Service to pre-fund its future retiree health benefits, a 75 year obligation, in only ten years. The Postal Service is the only government agency or corporation that is required by law to pre-fund. While it is true the Department of Defense (DOD) also pre-funds future retiree health benefits, the DOD recieves Congressional-appropriated monies to pre-fund. The Postal Service does not receive a single dollar to pre-fund. The Postal Service operates on rate payer money, money it receives from selling of stamps and services, not taxpayer money.
The Pre-funding payments, which range from $5.5 to $5.8 billion a year through 2016, represent over 80% of the Postal Services losses since 2007. In fact, the pre-funding requirements represented 100% of the losses incurred by the Postal Service in the last fiscal year. If not for the pre-funding payment, the Postal Service would have posted a $623 million profit delivering the mail.
The House and the Senate bills currently in Congress continue to require the Postal Service to pre-fund. Chairman Darrel Issa (R CA) has released a new postal discussion draft (as of press time the bill has not been officially introduced) that would require the Postal Service pay half of the required payments in 2015 and 2016. This would reduce the payments to approximately 2.8 billion and 2.9 billion, respectively. The remaining obligation would be paid under an amortized schedule. More
I fully anticipate that with the publication of this commentary by myself, that the “christians” will attack me with the most vicious, profane, filthy, insulting and disgusting remarks imaginable. All in the name of God, of course. I refuse to be intimidated by those who demonstrate that they are apparently mentally compromised after years of religious brainwashing. This commentary is about man’s inhumanity to man, based on religious zealotry, government corruption, and the willingness of so many gullible people to cheer the genocide of Palestine…all in the name of some “god” and a book of magical, mystical thinking. Just remember, what you are encouraging in Palestine will eventually be visited upon you by the same people you are supporting now.”
The video below shows the aftermath of Israel’s attacks on Gaza. While hysterically screaming that the Palestinians represent some kind of threat to the Zionist’s in Israel, the US government continues to fund and to arm the Israeli’s in their genocide of Palestine. Hamas is supposedly a “terrorist” organization, but the Mossad is for some reason not a terrorist organization? Our Senate and House voted unanimously to support the murder, and destruction in Palestine, claiming Israel is our ally and friend. Really? We need to pick better friends.
After years of operating what is referred to as the worlds largest open-air prison, Israel has decided its time to finish the job. The destruction, the death, the intent to obliterate the people whose land Israel occupies is readily apparent. And our government, complete with agents, operatives, cabinet members, and other high level officials who claim dual citizenship make sure this killing machine called “Israel” gets all the funding and weaponry they need to get the job done.
You cannot serve two masters! So who is really the master here? Who are these dual citizenship operatives really serving? You? Me? Or are they just servicing Israel at our expense?
So where are those pious individuals who claim to be Christians? Those who claim to be blessed with God’s love, mercy and grace? Those who claim they are doing God’s work, following God’s words? Where are you in this wholesale slaughter of the remnants of Palestine? Their blood is on your religiously fanatic hands as you sit in these churches cheering the deaths and carnage of a people who are at the mercy of serial killers.
How many lives will be lost in the name of religion, or ethnic cleansing and that great book of myths, magic and the preposterous that so many cling to?
The Holocaust of WW2 was a horror. Why is the holocaust of the Palestinians acceptable? And why would an ethnic religious order, now called Israel, perpetrating what they claim was done to them was so terrible we should never forget it……unless of course THEY do it. Then its God’s work. Actually, it is the work of genocidal monsters that have their grip on our government and many of the religious fanatics here in the US. including many who have their hands in our government to make sure Israel has all it needs to complete its dirty, deadly objective.
I still maintain that religion is a blight on humanity. This video is only about 3.5 minutes. This is what your religious zealotry, your taxes, your government has condoned and paid for. Your “god” would be so proud. If there is a God out there, may He have mercy on your black souls for what you have supported. Personally, I believe God left us long ago realizing what a terrible mistake He had made when he created us.
“Our hard-earned wages are tax-torted by the genocidal rulers of Israel and their ensconced US/Israeli money masters usurping the power and wealth of the helpless American citizenry.”
Aerial Film: Gaza, Before and After the Bombing
The sky is falling while the world is a-buzz with the effects of warming trends and climate change. A little hot air here, and a little CO2 there will bring about the best loan sharks along with the world banking elite who will gladly “lend” their billions and services “at interest” to any nation reeling from the greenhouse effect. But, how many “let it burn” forests do the climate changers need each year to accomplish their warming and trendy goals?
“I think there’s a lot of support for having something that is legally binding, it’s just the extent of what is covered by that, is where the negotiations will be.”
Legally binding? Now, doesn’t that kind of mean the world’s taxpayers will get hit when governments sustainable targets are NOT MET? I’m sure it does. Has anyone heard of the backdoor gas tax? It’s been
Ok, so factories and automobiles have been targeted as those mighty greenhouse agents causing higher temperatures. And then there is the three year drought in California that is affecting the rain and snow. But does this theory truly prove that climate change will be here for a long, long time?
Interestingly enough, environmental science is suspiciously lacking in the auto/factory category, because when the dots are all connected we find that one of the largest contributors to CO2 (carbon dioxide) levels in the atmosphere happens to be wildfire smoke!
Hello! Why is this always missing in most of the “climate” studies? More