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WORLD BANK AND MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS SEEK TO PRIVATIZE WATER

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More than one billion people lack access to fresh drinking water, according to the United Nations — and that number is expected to double in the next 10 years. World water consumption is growing more than twice as fast as the population.

For human beings this is a crisis. For corporations, though, it’s an opportunity. The world’s biggest companies increasingly see water as the world’s largest untapped commodity. They’re moving to take over local water supplies in the name of profit. When municipal water services are privatized, rates double or triple, quality standards drop, and customers who can’t pay are cut off. And governments are lining up to help. Every year public officials from all over the world convene with big-business leaders and World Bank representatives at meetings of the World Water Council, a water think tank dominated by commercial interests.

The corporations involved aren’t shy about their plans. In Vandana Shiva’s story in Canadian Dimension magazine, Monsanto’s Robert Farley described his company’s strategy this way: “Since water is as central to food production as seed is, and without water life is not possible, Monsanto is now trying to establish its control over water.”

But the privatizers don’t always have an easy time of it. In 1999, Bechtel Group took over the public water system in Cochabamba, Bolivia, with the help of the World Bank. The company immediately doubled water rates. Bolivians didn’t take this lying down. Last year, general strikes repeatedly brought the city to a standstill. The government ultimately conceded and nullified Bechtel’s contract.

Cochabamba’s water war was one of the most significant victories yet for the opponents of corporate-driven globalization. Yet most US coverage came from the Associated Press’s Peter McFarren, whose stories uncritically accepted the government’s characterization of the protesters as drug traffickers. McFarren resigned from the wire service when it came out that he was actively lobbying the Bolivian Congress in support of a commercial proposal, from which he stood to benefit financially, to ship Bolivian water to Chile. Although it wasn’t mentioned by Project Censored, the McFarren conflict of interest was first reported by the Narco News Bulletin (www.narconews.com/mcfarrenstory1.html).

http://www.insidepolitics.org/ps111/MediaCoverup.html

Water privatization backgrounder by Public Citizen.org

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Excerpted:   

“Corporations and investors are ramping up a concerted, multi-pronged effort aimed at forcing governments to privatize public services and to commodify water in the global commons. Already, much of England and France have privatized water systems. The result has been rate increases, deteriorating service, loss of local control and increased corruption. Since water services were privatized in France, customer fees have increased by as much as 150%. A number of public officials have been convicted of accepting bribes from companies bidding on public service contracts and sentenced to time in prison.

Private corporations seek to increase profit margins by cutting costs; hence lay-offs and inferior services almost always accompany privatization. In England, private companies fired nearly 25% of the work force, approximately 100,000 workers, when they acquired rights to the water system. Delays in service and accidents routinely follow the firing of often the more experienced personnel. Since 1999, Thames Water, the largest water and wastewater company in England, has been convicted of environmental and public health violations two dozen times and fined roughly $700,000 after allowing raw sewage to flow into open waterways, over streets, onto people’s lawns and over children’s toys—even into people’s homes.

The same multinational corporations aggressively taking over the management of public water services around the world are now vying for the lucrative U.S. market, one of the world’s largest with annual revenues estimated at $90 billion. A change to the U.S. tax code in 1997 opened the way to greater private sector involvement in the U.S. water delivery and treatment business. Companies are now able to bid on 20-year contracts that include the operation, design of new plants or upgrades, maintenance and even complete transfer of ownership of water systems to the private sector. Until now, mainly small public utility operators have controlled the U.S. water industry. In rural areas, small, privately owned utilities were common, but multinational corporations are rapidly buying even these out. These companies have weaseled into venues like the U.S. Conference of Mayors where they peddle privatization as a simple, cost-saving solution to cities’ aging infrastructures and regulatory compliance headaches.

On a global scale, water privatization is being pushed by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in dozens of financially-strapped countries, where global water conglomerates are dramatically raising the price of water beyond the reach of the poor and profiting from the Global South’s search for solutions to its water crises. Corporations, such as Vivendi, Suez, RWE and Bechtel, cherry pick the profitable urban water systems while letting shantytowns and rural areas fall by the wayside. The World Bank has made privatization of urban water systems a condition for receiving new loans and debt cancellation. In Ghana in 2001, the World Bank required urban water rates to be increased 95% to prepare for privatization by making the water system appear more lucrative for international bidders. Following these rate increases, a number of people were jailed for being unable to pay their water bills. Many people who live in urban slums without access to tap water pay even higher prices for water delivered by private tanker truck operators. The poor, particularly women or girls whose traditional duties include collecting water, and babies suffer considerable hardship, illness and even death when they are forced to consume unsafe water after public supplies become too expensive.”

http://www.citizen.org/cmep/Water/activist/articles.cfm?ID=9589

This is a large article but well worth reading.  Please note the comment that corporations have only one duty…..to make money.  Privatizing our water supplies is not in the interest of the public. 

WORLD WATER DAY OF MOURNING back in 2001

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 This is just a sampling of what happens when water becomes a commodity.  Privatization has been tried in England.  Water rates rose 45% overnight, maintenence was cut to a bare minimum and the quality of water fell to all time lows. 

In Bolivia where water has been privatized, indigenous people who attempted to dig their own wells were murdered.  150 in all. 

The Clean Water Restoration Act will facilitate the privatization of US water supplies and rights. 

 Extract from SAMWU Press Statement, 20 March 2001

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) calls for this year’s World Water Day to be declared a day of mourning for the millions of people who are sick and dying as a result of not having access to water. The United Nations chose “Water and Health” as the theme for World Water Day on Thursday 22nd March 2001. Nothing could be more ironic in South Africa and across the African continent. People here are becoming more and more unhealthy and dying prematurely because water is now a commodity that only the rich can afford.

Behind the inevitable glib and cheery public relations turning on of taps for the first time on Thursday, lies the shocking reality that worldwide, more than five million people, most of them children, die every year from illnesses caused from drinking poor quality water.

A shocking new survey has revealed that much of the blame for this must be laid at the feet of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Their water privatization and full cost recovery policies have been imposed as conditions for IMF loans in over 12 African countries. Negotiated under the IMF’s new Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), the conditions are leading to people being cut off from water more than ever before.

The Africa Policy and Information Centre has reported that water privatization is making water less accessible and less affordable. People are resorting to unsafe water sources. This is clearly evident in South Africa where the amount of cholera infections is close approaching 70 000!

In Ghana, the result of forcing the poor to pay “market rate tariffs” for water means that most Ghanains can no longer afford water at all. Only 36 percent of the rural population have access to safe water and 11 percent have adequate sanitation within the existing system. Water is also scarce in the capital, Accra. In poor areas of Accra, families are paying almost half the daily wage for 10 buckets of water!

In Angola, there is an agreement that water prices should rise regularly so that the company delivering water can make a “reasonable” profit. In Benin, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, Niger and Rwanda water privatization must be completed by the end of this year for governments to qualify for loans. In Sao Tome and Principe, there will be no further government subsidy of water in the run up to privatization.

This is clearly ridiculous. In some of the most poverty stricken countries in Africa, unemployed and homeless people who cannot even afford a crust of bread now and then, are expected to fork out one months food money for a few buckets of water! In the last month alone in Cape Town and Johannesburg, thousands of people have been disconnected from water they could not afford to pay for. Even permanently employed workers are being forced to choose between food, electricity or water. This terrible reality makes a mockery of human rights day.

Even in so-called first world countries like New Zealand, people are being forced to take to the streets against the commercialization of water. Water activists in Auckland will be protesting on World Water Day against the City Council. The demands of the activists are that all commercialization be stopped and water be restored to the public service after hundreds of families were disconnected from water they could no longer afford.

Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water

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By Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman, with Michael Fox
Jossey-Bass/Wiley & Sons, 2007

THIRST investigates eight recent high-profile controversies over the corporate takeover of water in the U.S, and illuminates how citizens are fighting back in heartland communities like Stockton, CA, Lexington, KY, Holyoke, MA, and Mecosta County, MI. Political corruption, high stakes financial takeovers, and behind the scenes maneuvering by some of the richest corporations characterize a David and Goliath battle in which local citizens muster creative and often surprising organizing methods to preserve their right to local, public control of this precious resource.

The PBS documentary Thirst showed how communities around the world are resisting the privatization and commodification of water.  Now THIRST, the book, picks up where the documentary left off, revealing the emergence of controversial new water wars here in the United States.

THIRST exposes the corporate attempts to:

  • Take over municipal control of water in communities around the country
  • Buy up rights to groundwater in the US
  • Create and corner the market on bottled water

It also shows how people in affected communities are fighting back to keep water affordable, accessible, sustainable and public:

  • By creating new methods to challenge the corporate juggernaut in an age of globalization
  • By challenging tired clichés of Republican and Democratic political alignments

We are at the tipping point in the new, global water wars. The United States is ground zero. What happens in the next few years will determine the fate of water and our basic democratic rights. THIRST is a battlefield account of the conflict.

ww.thirstthemovie.org/book.html

Book Review: Re-inventing Collapse, The Soviet Example And American Prospects, By Dmitry Orlov

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Reviewed by Carolyn Baker

The old normal is that life will go on just like before. The new normal is that nothing will ever be the same Rather than attempting to undertake the Herculean task of mitigating the unmitigatable-attempting to stop the world and point it in a different direction-it seems far better to turn inward and work to transform yourself into someone who might stand a chance, given the world’s assumed trajectory. Much of this transformation is psychological and involves letting go of many notions that we have been conditioned to accept unquestioningly. Some if it involves acquiring new skills and a different set of habits. Some of it is even physiological, changing one’s body to prepare it for a life that has far fewer creature comforts and conveniences, while requiring far more physical labor. (Dmitry Orlov)

These words from Pages 125 and 126 of Dmitry Orlov’s Re-Inventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects leapt out at me as perhaps the most definitive in his marvelous new book in which Dmitry illumines the collapse of the American empire, now well underway, with his insights from living through the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Carolyn Baker)

The rest of this article may be accessed at:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/genera_carolyn__080226_book_review_3a_re_inve.htm

UN Millenium Goals/Global Poverty TAx

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 Congress Contemplates Giving Cash to Foreigners
By Phyllis Schlafly
Monday, February 25, 2008

“There is much more to the Millennium Goals than merely extorting more money from U.S. taxpayers. The goals set forth a comprehensive plan to put the United States under U.N. global governance.

These goals include a “standing peace force” (i.e., a U.N. standing army), a “U.N. Arms register” of all small arms and light weapons, “peace education” covering “all levels from preschool through university,” and “political control of the global economy.” The goals call for implementing all U.N. treaties that the United States has never ratified, all of which set up U.N. monitoring committees to compromise U.S. sovereignty.

To achieve this level of control over U.S. domestic law, the plan calls for “strengthening the United Nations for the 21st century” by “eliminating” the veto and permanent membership in the Security Council. The goal is to reduce U.S. influence to one out of 192 nations, so we would have merely the same vote as Cuba.

The Global Poverty Act would be a giant step toward the Millennium Goals of global governance and international taxes on Americans. Tell your senators to kill this un-American bill.”

Read the full article here:

http://www.townhall.com/content/50105bdb-1d6d-4eb6-b16d-2bfb62712cfb

S 1959…..Tell them what you think!

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http://www.govit.com/S_1959/    Click on this link to register your comments or objections to the passage of this bill.S 1959 the Homegrown Terrorism and Prevention Act, also known as the “How to Stiffle Dissent and Close off Major Portions of the Internet” Act, is working it’s way through the Senate now. 

If I understand the act correctly, somwhow, bloggers, independent news services that are not controlled by the CIA or the Office of Propaganda, The Ministry of Truth (as we want you to know it) or any of the other government agencies that actively control  the content in MSM are now a threat to national security.

Supposedly, it’s those of us out here who are communicating outside of the prescribed boundaries of propaganda that our government is now fearful of.  Blogging has been deemed a “threat” to national security.

Rumsfeld, before he was canned, claimed that the internet was an “enemy weapons system” and should be closed down.  Of course Rummy viewed anyone outside of the government as an enemy…..and not because of the interent.

Our entire government now views the American citizenry to be potential terrorists and a threat to national security.  You have only to look at the laws that have been passed over the last 20 years to realize that the people our government is most fearful of ……is us.

If this bill passes……..just communicating your ideas, opinions or thoughts to your representative or senator could be considered an act of violence.  Being politically active outside the golden walls of congress could get you labeled a “domestic terrorist”.  Practicing unapproved religions could get you labeled as “undesirable”.  Working for social or political change could net you a special cell at one of the new FEMA camps.

Ultimately, there are laws against the fluffy issues surrounding what this law is supposed to be about.  But, sitting dead in the middle of the contents is the internet.  That’s what they are really after.  As it is, the 1st Amendment protects the internet from our government so a new law with a phony national security threat had to be devised so that the 1st could be breached.

http://www.govit.com/S_1959/ This was link provided by one of our readers.  Click it to send your thoughts on this phony bill and the site will direct your email to your representatives.

Marti

Nothing less than treason

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In what is nothing less than a step towards martial law and the North American Union, U.S. Air Force Gen. Gene Renaurt signed an agreement with Canadian Air Force Lt-Gen. Marc Dumais  which is nothing less than a treaty, called the Civil Assistance PlanThis so-called agreement (treaty) signals the intended use of the military of Canada on U.S. soil, against U.S. Citizens. 

The flowery language in the public announcement from United States Northern Command appears to imply that without the assistance of Canadian troops, our military might not be able to efficiently respond in the event of a national emergency.  Supposedly, if we have a flood, hurricane, forest fire, earthquake or another terrorist attack additional forces that are more flexible and adaptive are needed and these forces are, for some reason, not to be found within the 1.5 million in our own military.

Our military isn’t supposed to respond in the first place, much less with the assistance of foreign soldiers.  We have made similar agreements (treaty’s) with other nations including Germany and Mexico. 

It isn’t a national disaster or attack from terrorists that the two governments are preparing for.  It is the anticipated civil revolts resulting from the intent to merge the U.S, Canada and Mexico; and the intentional creation of a food shortage over this year along with the forced collapse of our economies that has them worried.  What if the peasants revolt?

What concerns me most in this treasonous pact are those terms, flexible and adaptive.  I can’t imagine any military more flexible and adaptive than our own….so what could this really mean?

In the context of the North American Union, it means soldiers who wouldn’t be firing on family and friends…on their countrymen.  The subconscious sense of national identity would allow Canadian soldiers to view us as an enemy.  That sense would not likely include natural inhibitions our own military might have about attacking U.S. citizens under a declaration of martial law.  The reverse would be likely for the U.S. military on Canadian soil.

We have a little known law called “The Logan Act”.  This act makes it a felony for any person to enter into agreements or treaty’s, or even conversations with foreign nations that in any way work to undermine the United States as a nation.  It is only with permission from those with the authority to do so, that any discussions or meetings can occur….and these still may not include anything that undermines the laws or sovereignty of the U.S..

I would like to know who gave Gen. Renaurt the permission to enter into this agreement with foreign nations?  Whomever, that person was, is guilty of a felony as is the General.

Our constitution says that treaty’s are the law of the land.  These must be adhered to.  But, treaty’s also must abide by the sovereign laws of the U.S.  They also must pass both houses of congress and be approved before being adopted.  Which is exactly why “treaty” is never used in these illegal pacts and the word “agreement” is substituted.  This bypasses congress altogether and allows unhindered assaults on our sovereignty. 

 These “agreements” are illegal and unconstitutional regardless of who initiated them.  There are no provisions in our Constitution for such agreements.  This would include the North American Free Trade Agreement.   The Central America Free Trade Agreement.  The Free Trade Area of the America’s Agreement, and a host of other agreements that are destroying our economy and forfeiting our sovereignty. 

This brings me back to a question that seems to run through my mind daily.  Where the hell is our congress?  Whether Democrat or Republican not one of them has made any effort to end this corruption of our laws and of our Constitution.  And, not one of these bloated politicians has spoken one word about this treasonous pact.  Dead silence.

Oh! Except for Ron Paul, he of course, has.  Well…. there’s one in a row.

 

Don’t think they are worried about this either.  If we protest too much they can always vote themselves retro-active immunity from any prosecution…..and then call on Canada’s military to silence us.

Marti Oakley  Copyright 2008 

 Resource: http://www.northcom.mil/News/2008/021408.html

Defending Our HOMELANDS..(Please note this is plural)

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United States Northern Command 

Defending Our HOMELANDS

February 14, 2008

SAN ANTONIO, Texas

U.S. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, commander of Canada Command, have signed a Civil Assistance Plan that allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.

“This document is a unique, bilateral military plan to align our respective national military plans to respond quickly to the other nation’s requests for military support of civil authorities,” Renuart said. “Unity of effort during bilateral support for civil support operations such as floods, forest fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and effects of a terrorist attack, in order to save lives, prevent human suffering and mitigate damage to property, is of the highest importance, and we need to be able to have forces that are flexible and adaptive to support rapid decision-making in a collaborative environment.”

“The signing of this plan is an important symbol of the already strong working relationship between Canada Command and U.S. Northern Command,” Dumais said.

 “Our commands were created by our respective governments to respond to the defense and security challenges of the twenty-first century, and we both realize that these and other challenges are best met through cooperation between friends.”

The plan recognizes the role of each nation’s lead federal agency for emergency preparedness, which in the United States is the Department of Homeland Security and in Canada is Public Safety Canada. The plan facilitates the military-to-military support of civil authorities once government authorities have agreed on an appropriate response.

U.S. Northern Command was established on Oct. 1, 2002, to anticipate and conduct homeland defense and civil support operations within the assigned area of responsibility to defend, protect, and secure the United States and its interests.

Similarly, Canada Command was established on Feb. 1, 2006, to focus on domestic operations and to offer a single point of contact for all domestic and continental defense and security partners.The two domestic commands established strong bilateral ties well before the signing of the Civil Assistance Plan. The two commanders and their staffs meet regularly, collaborate on contingency planning and participate in related annual exercises 

http://www.northcom.mil/News/2008/021408.html

Canadian Troops To Patrol US Cities As Food Riots Feared

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By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Russian Military Analysts are reporting in the Kremlin today that the United States has, for the first time in its history, granted rights to a Foreign Army to have ‘full power’ over the life and death of American Citizens in their own country.

Though not being reported to the American people by their propaganda media organs, the United States Northern Command Military Leader, US Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, and his Canadian counterpart, Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais [both pictured top left] announced this new Military Pact this past week, and as we can read:

“U.S. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, commander of Canada Command, have signed a Civil Assistance Plan that allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.

“This document is a unique, bilateral military plan to align our respective national military plans to respond quickly to the other nation’s requests for military support of civil authorities,”

Renuart said. “Unity of effort during bilateral support for civil support operations such as floods, forest fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and effects of a terrorist attack, in order to save lives, prevent human suffering and mitigate damage to property, is of the highest importance, and we need to be able to have forces that are flexible and adaptive to support rapid decision-making in a collaborative environment.”

It is interesting to note, too, that the Canadian peoples, like their American neighbors to the south, were not told of these plans for their Military Forces, and as we can read as reported by Canada ’s Canwest News Service, and who say:

“Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas.”

Russian Colonel Gen Vladimir Bulgakov, Commander of Russia’s Far East Military District, points out in these reports that it is ‘no wonder’ that neither the US or Canadian War Leaders want the masses of their citizens to know about these ‘unprecedented’ events as ‘soldiers by their inherent training are for use in war, not peace’.

These reports further note that though Canada currently possesses 125,000 active Military and 36,500 Reserve Troops, the majority of which have been ‘combat hardened’ in the US Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the only Canadian Troops available for any, so called, ‘civil emergency’ in the United States, are soldiers from its Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), and which Russian Military Commanders rate as being one of the top Special Forces Units among all of the World’s Army’s.

The more likely use of these Canadian Troops on American Soil, these reports go on to say, would be for the patrolling of US Cities during times of civil war, internal unrest, or, most fearfully, the assisting of US Police in the rounding up of masses of US Citizens for arrest and internment.

This assessment of the truest intentions of the United States War Leaders granting power over their own citizens to Canadian Special Forces Troops, appears to be supported by information coming from US Troops returning from Iraq, and as we can read as reported by the Prison Planet News Service in their report titled “U.S. Troops Asked If They Would Shoot American Citizens“, and which says:

“U.S. troops are being trained to conduct round-ups, confiscate guns and shoot American citizens, including their own friends and family members, as part of a long-standing program to prepare for the declaration of martial law, according to a soldier who recently returned from Iraq.

We received an e mail from “Scott”, a member of a pipe-fitters union that runs an apprenticeship program called Helmets To Hard Hats, which according to its website “Is a national program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.”

Scott writes that his company hired a soldier who had recently returned from Iraq, who told him that U.S. troops were being quizzed on whether or not they would be prepared to shoot their own friends and family members during a national state of emergency in America.

An estimated timeline in these reports states that the American people could begin seeing Canadian Soldiers in their cities as early as this summer, as many experts are predicting that the massive food shortages being reported all around the World will begin causing food riots in many American cities.

To how bad the Global Food Crisis is becoming we can read as reported by Australia ’s Adelaide Now News Service, and which says:

“A WORSENING global food shortage is a problem far more urgent than climate change, top Australian scientists have warned. The Australian Science Media Centre briefing heard why prices for some staple foods had risen by as much as 60 per cent in the past year, and how dramatic price rises are expected to sweep across all staples in the near future.”

There remains no evidence to suggest, either, that the American people themselves are aware of the brutal future being planned for them.  Even more sadly, perhaps, is the evidence suggesting that they don’t even want to know.

 

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1074.htm

 

February 24, 2008 © February 24, 2008 EU and US all rights reserved. 

FAQ: How will Real ID affect you?

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By Declan McCullagh
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
February 7, 2008 4:00 AM PST

Editor’s note: A May deadline looms as just one flash point in a political showdown between Homeland Security and states that oppose Real ID demands. This is the last in a four-part series examining the confrontation. Today’s installment is a set of frequently asked questions, or FAQ, that we hope explains how the Real ID law affects you.

The Real ID law is touted by Homeland Security officials as an anticrime and antiterror measure, but is steadfastly opposed by some state governments on privacy and sovereignty grounds. Computer scientists also have raised concerns about how its creation of a national interlinked database would work in practice. Keep reading for more on Real ID.

Q: When does the Real ID Act take effect?

On May 11, a little more than three months from now. But states like California that have agreed to comply and ones like Pennsylvania that have requested a deadline extension are not affected–driver’s licenses from those states will continue to work for entering federal buildings and flying commercially.

Some states seem to have requested an extension as a tactical maneuver with little intention of ever complying. Washington and Idaho may fall into this category. A spokesman for Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter told us: “We’ve asked for an extension, but we still have serious concerns and reservations about it and its future here is to be determined.”

Q: Who’s going to have trouble flying or entering federal buildings starting May 11?

Residents of the five states–Maine, South Carolina, Montana, Oklahoma, and New Hampshire–that have firmly rejected Real ID. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have not decided yet, meaning they could fall into this category too.

Q: So if I live in Maine, South Carolina, Montana, Oklahoma, or New Hampshire, and I want to fly out of any U.S. airport starting May 11, what happens?

The Bush administration has not answered that question. The Transportation Security Administration referred our questions to the Department of Homeland Security. A Homeland Security spokesman told us: “That’s an operational, ongoing issue at this point in time. We’ll need to be a bit closer in.”

One likely situation is that starting May 11, security checkpoints at all U.S. airports will have a Real ID and a non-Real ID line. Non-Real ID would be in the slow line, which Homeland Security predicts will involve “delays” and “enhanced security screening.” (One official with the Portland International Airport even joked about a mandatory “full body cavity search.”)

Q: Can I use a U.S. passport instead to get in the fast line?

Yes. If you don’t have one, you’d better apply soon. The State Department estimates four to six weeks for processing.

Q: Will I be able to fly after May 11?

Starting May 11, unless your home state agrees to comply with the federal Real ID Act or unless it asks for an extension, you should expect problems going through security at airports. Click a state below to see what that state has told us about whether or not its ID cards will meet Real ID requirements.

Real ID

What that state has told us about whether or not it’s going along with the federal Real ID Act. http://www.news.com/How-will-Real-ID-affect-you/2009-1028_3-6229517.html?tag=st.nl

The New American Illegal Immigration Report–March 3, 2008 issue Now Available

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FREE SPECIAL REPORT: Merger In The Making

The architects of a New World Order (as the elder George Bush called it), have been building the economic and legal basis for an eventual North American Union ever since the passage of NAFTA in 1993. The current Bush administration has worked hard to take the next steps in the process.Find out where this process stands and what you can do to preserve a free and independent USA by downloading a FREE copy of MERGER IN THE MAKING, a special report from The New American magazine.Download the Complete Issue (PDF) FREE!
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Is It “Free Trade” or Something Else?

Express Route to Poverty

Global Risks, National Solutions

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Civilian Inmate Labor Programs

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http://www.apfn.org/apfn/prison_camps.htm

AR 210–35

Civilian Inmate Labor Program

This rapid action revision dated 14 January 2005–

o  Assigns responsibilities to Headquarters, Installation Management Agency

o  Makes administrative and editorial changes (throughout).

This new regulation dated 9 December 1997

o  Provides Army policy and guidance for establishing civilian inmate labor

programs and civilian prison camps on Army installations.

o  Discusses sources of Federal and State civilian inmate labor.

Much of the document from this source has been through “white out” so that sections central to the issues of what “civilian inmate labor” might be are intentinally cut out. More

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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As a person who tends to lean more to the left on most issues, I have to draw the line in the sand when it comes to the 2nd Amendment to our Bill of Rights. This one amendment, more than any other signifies our freedom. This is the marker that separates us from other countries and societies. We have the freedom and the right to keep and bear arms. We have the right to defend ourselves…..even from our own government.

The repeated calls for repealing the 2nd Amendment, or efforts to diminish its intent, usually come after yet another disturbing incident that was allowed to go totally out of control, and then incessantly broadcast by what is supposed to be our news sources until we reach a point of saturation. This is quickly followed by calls for disarming American’s.

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear here; If someone is intent on killing you or several of you, not having a gun will not stop them. People are poisoned, stabbed, strangled, beaten to death, set on fire and die from multiple causes inflicted by another individual every day of the week. This is not because American’s have the right to own guns.

 

             I find it odd that more people die each year from drunk drivers than from gun incidents. Yet no one calls for another prohibition. There are no passionate pleas to ban alcohol; no diatribes on how alcohol consumption is killing innocent people. Besides, this might infringe on YOUR rights.


The right to keep and bear arms is not the cause of rampage killings. It’s the individual who decided to kill other human beings who is the cause. A gun can kill no one until an individual picks it up and uses it. Just like knives can’t stab anyone unless someone picks them up and uses them as a weapon. In a fatal car crash resulting from drunk driving……who or what is at fault; the vehicle or the driver?

The flaw in all the arguments for banning private gun ownership is that somehow by taking away this right, everything will be just peachy. It won’t be. The same individuals who are intent on inflicting injury or death to others will simply find some other means of getting the job done. People are the real threat……not the weapons they choose. Taking away the right to own guns does not and will not reduce that threat.

When the Bill of Rights was assembled, the second most important issue to the founders was this right to keep and bear arms. Of all the other rights enumerated, this was paramount in establishing a free society. They also knew that it is only when government has worked secretly against its own people they become afraid of them and seek to disarm them.

The 2nd Amendment is the lynch pin of our freedom. As a nation we identify ourselves as free people by virtue of the fact that we can keep and bear arms if we choose to. And it is exactly this reason that so many want to see it repealed. The loss of this right would be psychologically devastating as so many would see it for what it is…..the true end of our freedom.

Right now the major source for attacks on the 2nd Amendment, are being directed through the United Nations. Yesterday, Senator Obama put a bill on the floor of the senate called the Global Poverty Act. This act would mandate not only a 7% tax on our GDP, but also calls for the banning of small arms. Small arms and weapons includes, hunting rifles and shotguns, not just handguns.

Attacks on the 2nd Amendment have come from all quarters. The efforts to paint it as “all liberals want to ban guns, and all conservatives don’t” is just more staging. The fact is, our government wants us disarmed; its just that no one wants to be seen as the perpetrator of this unconstitutional infringement on our rights.

Using the UN to implement the disarming of America also makes us vulnerable to international law as opposed to our own sovereign laws. International law does not recognize the right of the individual to defend himself, claiming that to do so is a crime in its self.

The UN also claims that this ban is necessary to protect women and children, and those who wish to commit suicide. This would be the same UN that sits by idly while hundreds of thousands die as a result of genocide. Where are there concerns about women and children and the suicidal then?

The real aim of the Global Poverty Act and its intent to disarm America is to make sure that we have no way to fight back. And as Americans, we most likely would.

For those who disagree with this, don’t worry about it. Once the North American Union is established we won’t have any rights at all, much less the 2nd Amendment. One of the first things that will be done after the merger is complete is to abolish the bill of rights and then to disarm the public….. leaving you completely at the mercy of the military and local law enforcement.

Marti Oakley

copyright 2008

A call to End Water Fluoridation

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February 21, 2008: 1,489 Professionals Call for an End to Water Fluoridation

  • Professionals’ Statement to End Fluoridation
  • U.S. signers A-M and N-Z International signers
  • The signers include:
    • 211 Dentists (DDS, DMD, BDS)
    210 PhD’s (includes DSc, Doctor of Science)
    • 190 MD’s (includes MBBS)
    • 176 DC’s (Doctor of Chiropractic)
    • 150 Nurses (RN, BSN, ARNP, APRN)
    • 89 ND’s (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)
    • 40 Lawyers (JD and LLB)
    • 30 RDHs (Registered Dental Hygienist and RDHAP)
    • 23 Pharmacists (Pharm.D, B. Pharm, RPH)
    • 20 Acupuncturists (LAc -Licensed Acupuncturist; MAc -Master Acupuncturist)
    • 15 DO’s (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • If you are a professional, add your name to the Statement.

www.fluoridealert.org

Videos to view online at fluoridealert.org (click fluoridealert.org in the blogroll)


TAKE ACTION! Sign the Online Message to Congress!

UPDATE: Over 9,400 signers to Online Petition

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You Still Don’t Get It…….

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I’ve come to the conclusion that we really do need to throw the bums out! It won’t be too difficult on the Republican side…..21 representatives and senators have resigned or are not seeking re-election in ’08. More are expected. If I was them, I would take off running too. All the damage done to the country is about to come crashing down on us and these participants in the destruction want to get safely away before the real state of the union is revealed.

The Democrats have simply blown off the will of the American people and have decided that there will be no fence, no immigration enforcement, no repealing of the Patriot Acts, the Military Commissions Acts, the NSA spying bill, power grabbing Executive Orders or Presidential Directives that give the executive dictatorial powers……..no….and impeachment is off the table too! Never mind that our Constitution and Bill of Rights has been trashed……..lets talk about national healthcare.

And God knows on both sides they are tough(er) on national security. We now have to get clearance from DHS under Secure Flight to board a plane or train just to prove we are not criminals or terrorists. A boarding pass will now only be issued after clearance from DHS. And if they deny clearance; then what? Then nothing.

DHS can deny you clearance for any number of reasons, but you’ll never know what they are…..it’s a secret. You can’t defend yourself from their reasons…….because it’s a secret. You can’t sue, defend, or in any way obtain any information that the decision to deem you a “threat” was based on. It’s all a big secret…..and the information can never be removed from your dossier that they have built on you and add to daily.

The FBI is building a data base that now includes, dossiers on about 60 million people…..and intend to continue doing so. They have no idea and do not care whether the information they collect is accurate or true.

We are fingerprinted, iris scanned, facially imprinted, data mined, filmed, tracked by our cell phones, on our computers, through GPS installed in our cars and phones so they know who and where we are, and now they want a REALID chip implanted not only in us but in all newborn babies so they can track them for life.

Under the proposed S. 1959 Anti-Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorist Act, we could no longer legally assemble, rally, protest or contact our representatives because that could be considered using “force” especially if we are advocating for social or political change.

But the real intent is to close off whole sections of the internet limiting access to information your government doesn’t want you to have and halting the communication between grassroots coalitions and stopping the hemorrhaging of information about the illegal and unconstitutional activities of our government and its agents and operatives.

S 1959 does not define what “coercion, violence or force” would consist of. In fact, the bill is so loosely worded that simply writing this article could be defined as an act of “coercion” because I am trying to “force” you (by writing) to advocate for rejection of this bill. By force I mean; write your Senators, representatives, your mayors, governors, whoever, wherever and state your objections! This is the last volley in an attempt to render null, the 1st Amendment.

Every issue addressed in this bill is already covered by multiple laws. What this bill does do, is resurrect COINTELPRO and take it to an even further extreme and its intent is to destroy the open communication on the net. That is the real intent of this bill.

While all this goes on, millions cross our Southern border. We don’t know who they are, where they have come from or intend to go. We do know that 7,000 Afghani’s, 14,000 Chinese, and about 20 million Hispanics are here illegally. But instead of getting tough on national security like they claim our government on both sides hands them free food, education, medical treatment, fuel assistance, housing and now intends to let them access our Social Security system. All this while middle class American’s lose their homes to foreclosure and their jobs to overseas markets.

The fact is we have no national security. Our country has been compromised on every level and at every opportunity. Looking back at the laws and executive orders passed over the last seven years, it would appear that the terrorists the US government and its minions fear the most are the legal citizens of this country.

Marti Oakley  

copyright 2008

Five Things to be Cautious of Regarding Your Tap Water and the Safer Alternatives

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 by www.SixWise.com

Excerpted from the article: 

1. It May Contain Radon

Radon — a radioactive, cancer-causing gas that cannot be seen, smelled or tasted — in household water causes 30 to 1,800 deaths per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Radon gas is easily released into the air when water is agitated, so even turning on a tap could release the toxic gas into your home’s air if the concentrations are high enough. The radon in this form becomes part of the radon load in your home’s air, and does most of its damage to your lungs.

You can also be exposed by actually ingesting the radon in the water. Because radon does evaporate readily into the air, surface waters, such as those from lakes and rivers, are less likely to contain high levels of the substance.

However, groundwater, which is used in wells, has not been exposed to much air, and therefore may contain much higher levels of radon. Wells filled by ground water supply about half the drinking water in the United States.

2. It Could be Exposing You to Toxic Chlorine, and Chlorine Byproducts, When You Shower

There are numerous studies that link drinking chlorinated water to increased risks of cancer, birth defects, miscarriages, and more. But what you may not realize is that showering or bathing in chlorinated water can be just as dangerous as drinking it, and even more so.

By taking a hot shower you end up absorbing over 600 percent more chlorine and other chemicals than you would from drinking the same un-filtered water all day!

This is because, when you shower, the warm water opens up your skin’s pores, making it like a sponge for chlorine. Meanwhile, the steam in your shower, which you readily inhale, is full of chlorine and its byproducts as well. Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, some estimates say that steam can transport into your body up to 100 times the toxic chemicals as you would get from drinking tap water.

3. It May Contain Carcinogenic Trichloroethylene, or TCE

Trichloroethylene, or TCE, a solvent with a fairly sweet odor and taste used in adhesives, paint and spot removers, and also to remove grease from metal airplane parts and clean fuel lines at missile sites, is a widespread pollutant of U.S. drinking water supplies.

shower waterShowering 10 minutes a day for 10 years in manganese-contaminated water could cause damage to your brain.

TCE is often described as the most pervasive industrial contaminant in drinking water. It has been linked to numerous health risks, such as kidney cancer, reproductive and developmental damage, impaired neurological function, and autoimmune disease.

4. It is Being Threatened by Pharmaceutical Pollution

Prescription drugs, along with medications given to livestock, are increasingly showing up in our ground water, soil, waterways and even our drinking water. That’s because our conventional sewage treatments may not be looking for drugs, and certainly don’t always remove them.

Adding to the problem are prescription drugs that aren’t used, then are flushed down the toilet or deposited in landfills — ultimately ending up in the environment.

This so-called “pharmaceutical pollution” could have major implications on wildlife, agriculture and humans — yet is only beginning to be studied.

5. Showering in Manganese-Contaminated Water Can be Toxic

Aside from the chlorine and chlorine byproducts, manganese, a naturally occurring substance in our air, soil, water and food, can also exist in your tap water.

What makes manganese so dangerous is that the current safety levels may not be adequate, and in excessive quantities it can cause a variety of health problems, including permanent nervous system damage.

Exposure can occur via many routes, drinking water, foods, manganese-containing pesticides, air, and more, but the most concerning source may come from something most of us do daily: shower.

A study by John Spangler, M.D., an associate professor of family medicine, and other researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that after showering 10 minutes a day for 10 years in manganese-contaminated water:

  • Children would be exposed to doses of manganese three times higher than doses that resulted in manganese deposits in the brains of rats.
  • Adults would be exposed to doses 50 percent higher than the rats.

According to the EPA, 0.5 milligrams/liter is the upper limit of manganese in water supplies, based on odor and taste of the water. However, the amount of manganese accumulated by breathing in shower vapors has not been considered, and even at 0.5 milligrams/liter researchers say manganese could cause brain injury.

“Inhaling manganese, rather than eating or drinking it, is far more efficient at delivering manganese to the brain,” Spangler said. “The nerve cells involved in smell are a direct pathway for toxins to enter the brain. Once inside these small nerves, manganese can travel throughout the brain.”

Article by www.SixWise.com

We’ve lost our collective minds

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We are eight months or so away from the “08” election and I’m already sick of the whole mess.  The YouTube debates were worthless; the questions screened so thorougly that nothing of any consequence was asked.  The state by state primaries and caucuses are pointless because not one promise that is made, not one plan for the future will ever materialize by the eventual and pre-selected winner. 

Questions that should have been asked (and probably were but cut out).

Not one question about the intent to merge the US, Canada and Mexico. 

No one asked if the working groups would be abolished that are facilitating the Security & Prosperity Partnership and the construction of the NAFTA highway that will cut through the country. 

No questions about the data mining being done by various intelligence agencies or the loss of any kind of personal privacy under the guise of “national security”.

No one asked why chemtrails are reported all over the country that result in high numbers of individuals appearing in emergency rooms with sudden respiratory ailments, or why the content of water in the affected area’s suddenly contains high levels of heavy metals, and other toxins.

No one brought up the use of depleted uranium on our troops, or indigenous populations that have resulted in multiple illnesses and a high level of birth deformities.  No one mentioned the fact that DU has a life span of 300,000 years and that where it is used the land is now contaminated.

REAL ID was carefully avoided.  The fact that Homeland Security is strictly prohibited in its charter from ever establishing a form of national ID was never mentioned.

Secure Flight, a program designed to accustom US citizens to the idea of having to “present their papers” in order to travel inside the US went unnoticed. 

So many real questions that need answers were never allowed to be asked.  Which leaves me wondering just what is going to change with this election.  In all likelyhood…..nothing.

I can’t vote for Hillary because she is Bush with a brain…..making her a real danger to the country.

I can’t vote for McCain because he is promising another 100 years of war and a continuation of Bush policies. (I don’t think he is in his right mind anyway)

I can’t vote for Obama.  That is directly a result of his support for a UN based global tax and his intention to end the ownership of small arms and weapons.  Meaning he wants to get rid of the 2nd Amendment.  Even as a liberal, I can’t support that.

I can’t vote for Huckabee because I think if I hear one more fearless leader claiming that God is speaking to him directly, I will implode.

I would like to vote for Ron Paul, but the GOP will never let him on the ticket. 

Wouldn’t you just one time, like to attend a debate where you could actually get up and ask the questions you really have?  Without being pre-screened or shut out?  Can you imagine how different this whole election cycle would be if just this once we were actually able to access the candidates with real questions?  It’s never going to happen.

We have lost our minds.  We have allowed ourselves to accept the controlled speeches, the lack of real questioning, the abscence of actual debate to substitute for substantive, informed dialogue. 

Why anyone is excited or charged up about the coming election is beyond me.  Our election system is rife with voter fraud, corruption and vote tampering.  The winner has already been chosen, we just won’t know who it is until the “08” fraud is perpetrated.  The worst part of that is that there are those out there who will be jumping up and down thinking that they actually won something.

Marti Oakley

Canadians Fight Against Secure Flight

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Subject: Reject proposed “Secure Flight Program”Cc: “Dean DelMastro”  DelMastro.D@parl.gc.ca, mintc@tc.gc.ca

Prime Minister Stephen Harper,Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Dean Del Mastro –

MP for Peterborough, Ontario

I write to strongly protest the proposed policy that requires Canadian airlines flying through U.S. airspace to hand over the personal data of  everyone aboard the plane even if the destination is not in the United States.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “Secure Flight Program”

is opposed by the organization representing all Canadian airlines, the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), as well as most Canadians who do not want their travel destinations, itineraries and personal information on record with U.S. spy agencies.

I demand that the Canadian government not turn over information about its air passengers to a foreign country.

Those who wish to be closely governed by U.S. authorities should move to the United States as soon as possible. Those who sell out the rights of Canadian citizens to foreign countries should be removed from office for failing to protect Canadian rights.

Sincerely,

Kathryn Langley

1872 Parkwood Circle

Peterborough, ON

Chemtrails….

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 ‘For all those activists who have been investigating and reporting on clandestine government operations around the world to manipulate our weather patterns, this news from Germany is groundbreaking.  

The TV news report states that “the military planes of the German Federal Army are manipulating our climate; this is what the weather researchers are presuming and their suspicions are confirmed … “We can state with a 97% certainty that we have on our hands chemical trails (chemtrails) comprised by fine dust containing polymers and metals, used to disrupt radar signals.”‘  

“This is their main purpose, but I was surprised that this artificial cloud was so wide-spread.  The radar images are stunning considering the needed tons of dispersed elements — although, the federal army claims that only small amounts of material were propagated. The military heads claim that the substances used are not harmful.”

 “In the United States of America there is protest after protest for many years now, against these military operations and now people are mobilizing in Germany as well.

For example: JOHANNES REMMEL of the Greens. “It’s obvious that enormous regions are being polluted with clandestine actions, but all of this has to be made public. The government must provide explanations to the unsuspecting population.” 

This is a very significant development in the battle to find out why our governments are spraying chemicals into our atmosphere, however it is only the tip of the iceberg. As far as researchers have been able to conclude, chemical spraying by our governments have been in full operation since mid-to-late 1990’s (possibly earlier).  

The following video presentation is a great introduction to chem-trails and some of its possible implications: http://www.chycho.com/?q=Chemtrails    Read more and watch …  

http://www.chycho.com/?q=Chemtrails 

FBI Seeking To Create 6 Billion Record Database Similar To Total Information Awareness

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http://thinkprogress.org/2007/06/13/fbi-database/

In the name of fighting terrorism, the FBI is seeking to create a massive new data-mining program which “bears a striking resemblance” to the Pentagon’s Total Information Awareness program:

The FBI is seeking $12 million for the [National Security Branch Analysis Center] in FY2008, which will include 90,000 square feet of office space and a total of 59 staff, including 23 contractors and five FBI agents. Documents predict the NSAC will include six billion records by FY2012. This amounts to 20 separate “records” for each man, woman and child in the United States. The “universe of subjects will expand exponentially” with the expanded role of the NSAC, the Justice Department documents assert.

SECURE FLIGHT/Invasion of your Rights

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 The Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”) has submitted a series of comments concerning traveler screening systems undertaken by federal entities. Earlier this month, we urged DHS to curtail the revised Automated Targeting System (“ATS”), a federal screening system that creates secret, terrorist ratings on tens of millions of American citizens.3 

(Last year, EPIC led a coalition of 29 organizations and 16 privacyand technology experts that detailed significant privacy and security risk in ATS.4)  In February 2007, we explained that TSA’s “internal quality assurance procedures” were not working, and urged the agency to fully apply Privacy Act requirements of notice, access, and correction to the new traveler redress program called “TRIP” and its underlying watch list system.5 

In May 2006, we recommended that Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) substantially narrow the Privacy Act exemptions prior to the revision and expansion of the Global Enrollment System, a database full of individuals’ biometric and biographic data, which would be used to determine individual eligibility for the “Trusted Traveler”program.6  

In December 2005, EPIC detailed privacy and security flaws in the Registered Traveler program and recommended DHS suspend the passenger prescreening program.7 

II. WHAT IS SECURE FLIGHT?Under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2002, the TransportationSecurity Administration was authorized to maintain watch lists of names of individualssuspected of posing “a risk of air piracy or terrorism or a threat to airline or passengersafety.”9 Documents obtained in 2002 by EPIC from TSA under the Freedom ofInformation Act established that the agency administers two lists: a “no fly” list and a“selectee” list.10 The airlines run passenger names against the watch lists.When a passenger checks in for a flight, he may be labeled a threat if his namematches an entry on one of the watch lists, even if he is not the person actually on the list.  

http://epic.org/privacy/airtravel/sf_092407.pdf

 

Epic has compiled a pdf document that details the flaws and intrusions of Secure Flight.  Secure Flight is nothing more than data mining.  Under the guise of  Homeland Security, we have all become suspects by our own government. 

Global Depopulation

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http://www.amerikanexpose.com/UNSystem/Global_Depopulation.htm

 1994 International Conference on Population and Development

Depopulation of a Planet

“Thinning Out The Useless Eaters”

Kissinger’s Food Control Genocide

Schiller Institute White Paper

The global conspiracy to depopulate the planet

Top Scientist Advocates Mass Culling 90% Of Human Population 

“Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that’s why this is so important.” —Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen  

REAL ID a REAL SHAME

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http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/laws/gc_1172767635686.shtm  

HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES DEEPLY FLAWED  REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL ID SYSTEM 

http://epic.org/press/011108.html http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00418:Title:

To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver’s license and identification document security standards, to prevent terrorists from abusing the asylum laws of the United States, to unify terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal, and to ensure expeditious construction of the San Diego border fence. Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 1/26/2005)      Cosponsors (140) 

 In response:   Montana Governor Urges REAL ID Rebellion.  

In a letter (pdf) to the governors of 17 states, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer asked them to band together to reject the REAL ID national identification system.  “Today, I am asking you to join with me in resisting the DHS coercion to comply with the provisions of REAL ID,” Gov. Schweitzer wrote. “I would like us to speak with one, unified voice and demand the Congress step in and fix this mess.”  

On January 11, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff released the agency’s final regulations for REAL ID. The proposal has drawn sharp criticism from state governments, members of Congress, civil liberties advocates, and security experts (pdf). EPIC has called the scheme “a real danger to security and civil rights.”  

See EPIC’s National ID Cards and REAL ID Act page. (January 21)  

Operation Northwoods

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http://www.wanttoknow.info/010501operationnorthwoods

Operation Northwoods Information Center


Operation Northwoods on the ABC News website:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662&page=1

15 pages of declassified Joint Chiefs of Staff
documents on Operation Northwoods
as posted on the
National Security Archive
of George Washington University:

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430

Instructions on how to access 181 pages of
declassified documents from Operation Northwoods
on the official website of the
US National Archives and Records Administration:

http://www.WantToKnow.info/operationnorthwoods 

Excerpted from this site page: 

An aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to a CIA proprietary organization in the Miami area. At the designated time the duplicate would be substituted for the actual civil aircraft and would be loaded with selected passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases. The actual aircraft would be converted to a drone.

The drone aircraft and the actual aircraft will be scheduled to allow a rendezvous south of Florida. From the rendezvous point the passenger-carrying aircraft will descend to minimum altitude and go directly into an auxiliary field at Eglin AFB where arrangements will have been made to evacuate the passengers and return the aircraft to its original status. The drone aircraft meanwhile will continue to fly the filed flight plan. When over Cuba the drone will be transmitting on the international distress frequency a “MAY DAY” message stating he is under attack by Cuban MIG aircraft. The transmission will be interrupted by destruction of the aircraft which will be triggered by radio signal.

http://www.wanttoknow.info/010501operationnorthwoods

Researching the information on the “want to know” website you will see a frightening similarity between these plans and the 911 attacks even though it was devised during the early 60’s and was intended to for intitial use against Cuba.  The site is meticulously documented and linked.

In Bed Together

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NWO

                

When will we come to realize that the “heads” of terrorist entities and our elitist leaders are in bed together? An elitist cabal composed of people so rich we the people cannot even comprehend it, have been busily creating terrorists for years. And why is that? I submit that this collusion on the part of elitist world rulers is for one purpose, and that is to help bring chaos to the world in order to birth the New World Order.

There is a scientific theory that espouses, “out of chaos comes order.”

In certain experiments, “When you introduce disorder… the chaos that was present before disappears and there is order,” said Sebastian F. Brandt, a physics graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. (LINK) But first, you must have chaos.

So, for order to be created in the fashion the elitists have planned, we the people must be thrown into chaos as an attempt to start over and create the desired order. According to the article linked above, this is represented by several pendulums, which are thrown out of sync:

The scientists found that the pendulums, when pushed by forces according to a regular rhythm, behaved chaotically and swung out of sync. Yet, when the researchers introduced disorder—applying forces at random intervals to each oscillator—they began to swing in synch. The “forces” were applied along the rods of the “pendulums” to make them swing. 

Can you see where this is going? The pendulums are swinging in sync. When certain forces are applied to the pendulums in order, they become out of sync, or chaotic. Certain forces are then applied in a disorderly fashion, to the chaotically swinging pendulums, and they start swinging in sync. The “out of chaos comes order” theory seems to be proven in the case of pendulums. What our leaders do not understand or care to understand, is that people are not pendulums.

If a person, or group of people are so intent on creating their own New World Order, and are so corrupt that they do not care in the least how many people get killed or maimed in the chaos phase of the experiment, you have what we are beginning to experience now as Americans, and earlier as third world countries.

Out of chaos comes the New World Order. Makes you kind of sick to your stomach, doesn’t it? Orderly forces are applied to create disorder or chaos, then a disordered sequence of pressures are applied to create the new order. This set of events is only logical if one realizes that the final order, or end result that is desired, is according to elitist designs that do not include the nicest of circumstances for you and me, but the best of circumstances for them.

Copyright 2008, Barbara H. Peterson 

References: NWO picture. http://www.geocities.com/ChrisFoley484/

No Real Choices

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As the country prepares to release a sigh of relief at the prospect of George W Bush finally leaving office, I think I will continue to hold my breath.  This has been, by almost all accounts the worst presidency in our history but few of us were willing to stand up and demand that he be removed from office.   By now, we have all realized that congress has neither the will nor the courage to impeach and then prosecute this entire administration.

So what did our laziness and inattention buy us?  As a nation we stand poised on the edge of losing our sovereignty to the North American Union.  Our own government is working actively to dismantle our Republic and replace it with a dictatorship, replete with internment camps for dissenters.  We have stood by while one law after another has been passed that directly infringed on our civil liberties and rights, and have been compliant accomplices in wars of aggression against other sovereign nations.

We have become a nation of cowards.  Even when we, as a nation, have been shown the lies and deceptions used to promote these wars we cowered in fear:  better to fight them “over there” than here.  The problem is that the people we are warring with never attacked us.  So just who is it that we are so fearful of in Iraq?  We don’t know.  The government either can’t or won’t identify who this enemy was in Iraq that made us attack them.  

We are threatened continually with another attack if we don’t allow the government to illegally spy on us, to detain us without charges, to rifle through our personal business and to compile dossiers on each of us as they prepare for martial law.  And, like the dutiful sheeple we are, many of us exclaim, “Well!  If you haven’t done anything wrong you shouldn’t mind if they do that”.  Its precisely because I haven’t done anything wrong that I do mind. 

I find it strange that the only place threats of attacks ever come from are from our own government.  Could it be that in some perverse way they are telling us that they will attack us if we don’t comply?  After all, these threats are always so vague and even when they do claim to thwart an attempted attack, we never really quite know who, where, how or when.  We’re only told that the attack was thwarted……..only no one seems to know anything about it but them!

I would like to think that the election of a new president from any quarter would bring relief and a restoration of our constitution and bill of rights.  It won’t.  We are given choices of whom to vote for, but only choices based on pre-selected candidates that will continue the destruction of our country.  Which should give you a clue as to why Ron Paul is misrepresented in the polls and why his name was crossed off the ballots in New York. 

In the end, we have no real choices.  No matter who is elected, that person will simply continue with the plans to merge us with Mexico and Canada, and life as we have known will change forever.  Not one of the candidates who will appear on the ballot will do one thing to restore our government to one governed by the people. 

In the end, the fact that we have no real choices is our own fault.  It was our apathy and laziness, our inattention to the monster that our government had become that allowed any of this to happen.  We have only ourselves to blame.

Marti Oakley  copyright 2008

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps

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This was an announcement of the contract for detention centers.  At one point in this article reference is made to the possibility of these camps being used to detain American citizens.

News Analysis/Commentary, Peter Dale Scott,
New America Media, Feb 08, 2006

Editor’s Note: A little-known $385 million contract for Halliburton subsidiary KBR to build detention facilities for “an emergency influx of immigrants” is another step down the Bush administration’s road toward martial law, the writer says.BERKELEY, Calif.–A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide “temporary detention and processing capabilities.”

The contract — announced Jan. 24 by the engineering and construction firm KBR — calls for preparing for “an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs” in the event of other emergencies, such as “a natural disaster.” The release offered no details about where Halliburton was to build these facilities, or when.

http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=eed74d9d44c30493706fe03f4c9b3a77

Detention Camps and the REAL FEMA purpose.

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The link listed below will take you to the “forbidden knowlegde” website.  It is extensive and includes pictures of known camps.  Of real curiosity is the purchase of 200 “mini” guillotines by the Pentagon. 

Offsite / Online Links

White Boxcars

U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMPS

GULAG AMERIKA

Concentration Camps in U.S.

The Coming American Holocaust? Death Camps And Pick-Up Lists Ready?

Field Manual Detailing Military Police Actions

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Field Manual Detailing Military Police Actions
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/internment.htm
 

To Every American I Can Reach:
PLEASE take the time to go to the link below and download the Army Field Manual 3-19.40 as soon as possible — before it is made unavailable!

Note that this manual was published just about 6 weeks before the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks made it possible for the administration to ram through laws which drastically attack civil rights in this country. Whether the timing is coincidental or part of a plan is genuinely immaterial — facts are facts and are ignored ONLY at our peril.
I implore you to download this Field Manual, read and digest it, then consider its implications to YOUR future freedom. Our enemies are deadly serious and, if we have any hope of remaining a free people, we had DAMN WELL get just as serious about protecting our freedoms as they are about taking them away.

MILITARY POLICE INTERNMENT/RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS (Official U.S. Military policy regarding concentration camps)

http://www.adtdl.army.mil/cgi-bin/atdl.dll/fm/3-19.40/toc.htm

Gulf War Veterans Association

http://www.uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=3306

Operation Garden Plot

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 Use this term in your search:   Operation Garden Plot  there are multiple sites that carry complete copies obtained under Freedom of Information Act. 

If any civil disturbance by a resistance group, religious organization, or other persons considered to be non-conformist takes place, under Appendix 3 to Annex B of Plan 55-2 hereby gives all Federal forces total power over the situation if local and state authorities cannot put down said dissenters.

Annex A Section B of Operation Garden Plot defines Tax Protesters, Militia groups, religious cults and general anti-government dissenters as “Disrutive Elements”.

This calls for deadly force to be used against any extremist or dissident perpetrating any and all forms of civil disorder.

Where Are These Camps?

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This is a partial list found on   mindfully.org…….please use the link provided to take you to the entire list.  If you know of a site, or suspect one is being constructed or renovated in your area, please post that information with your doucmention. 

ALABAMA

Opelika – Military compound either in or very near town.

Aliceville – WWII German POW camp – capacity 15,000 Ft. McClellan (Anniston) – Opposite side of town from Army Depot;

Maxwell AFB (Montgomery) – Civilian prison camp established under Operation Garden Plot, currently operating with support staff and small inmate population.

Talladega – Federal prison “satellite” camp.

ALASKA

Wilderness – East of Anchorage. No roads, Air & Railroad access only. Estimated capacity of 500,000 Elmendorf AFB – Northeast area of Anchorage – far end of base. Garden Plot facility.

Eielson AFB – Southeast of Fairbanks. Operation Garden Plot facility.

Ft. Wainwright – East of Fairbanks

ARIZONA

Ft. Huachuca – 20 miles from Mexican border, 30 miles from Nogales Rex ’84 facility.

Pinal County – on the Gila River – WWII Japanese detention camp. May be renovated.

Yuma County – Colorado River – Site of former Japanese detention camp (near proving grounds). This site was completely removed in 1990 according to some reports.

Phoenix – Federal Prison Satellite Camp. Main federal facility expanded.

Florence – WWII prison camp NOW RENOVATED, OPERATIONAL with staff & 400 prisoners, operational capacity of 3,500.

Wickenburg – Airport is ready for conversion; total capacity unknown. Davis-Monthan AFB (Tucson) – Fully staffed and presently holding prisoners!!

Sedona – site of possible UN base.

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2004/FEMA-Concentration-Camps3sep04.htm

A FEMA Camp Called Home

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FEMA Camp

Why would sane people willingly go to one of the numerous FEMA camps that exist across the U.S.? Answer: Because they are starving, have lost their homes, have no employment prospects, and literally have nowhere else to go.

The emphasis in the news of late on the Police State that is coming our way outlines the brutality that the “authorities” are using and are about to use on we the people, who are not of the “elite” class. Rounding people up to take them to FEMA camps is one scenario, and one that I believe is not unreasonable. However, I would like to step out of the box for a minute and take a look at the situation from another perspective.

Let’s look at New Orleans. One of the main disasters in New Orleans was the water. Another was the herding of people who had literally no place to go into detention facilities; excuse me, places of refuge. When they got there, these people were treated like rabble, then dispersed. People are still looking for dispersed family members that are who knows where. The poorer people literally gave up their freedom because they did not know what else to do. They had no homes, they were on the verge of drowning, starvation was looming, and the water was not fit to drink. Prime candidates for a FEMA camp; excuse me, place of refuge, experiment.

Now, let’s expand this picture to the coming depression. It is not over-the-top to look a bit into the future by looking into the past. It is 1929, and people are jumping out of windows. It is now 2008, or thereabouts, and people who have lost everything and do not know how to survive are running to the FEMA camps; excuse me, places of refuge, for food, shelter, and security.

The “authorities” do not even have to deploy force to a population that goes where it is supposed to willingly. With so many of us, which is the best method of operation? Yup, getting them to go willingly. By creating a situation that leads them to the right conclusions, you have your ready and waiting FEMA camps; excuse me, places of refuge, filled to the gills. The only thing required to start the process is a big enough catastrophe. Is a financial meltdown big enough? Just ask the poor people in New Orleans who were left with nothing when the water poured through town. They’ll tell you.

Copyright 2008, Barbara H. Peterson 

Court Declares Corporations Are People, Some Human Beings Are Not

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Abolish Corporate Personhood When corporations were declared to be “persons” by the law, we should have realized where this was going. Declaring a corporation a “person” gives that corporation the rights of an individual citizen, and sometimes more due to the amount of capital that a corporation can generate to make sure that its “rights” are upheld. Here is an article that reveals this unequal designation of “rights.”

http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/linkframe.php?linkid=51986

Barbara H. Peterson

FDA Wants Big Pharma to Use Terminally Ill Patients as Guinea Pigs for Unapproved Drugs

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Excerpted: 

“(NaturalNews) The FDA has proposed allowing the testing of experimental drugs on terminally ill patients once the drugs have passed the first safety testing phase, but before they have received final approval. The plan has already sparked controversy, with physicians staking out positions both for and against the proposed rule change.”

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 by: David Gutierrez

Confronting My Representative

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http://fallin.house.gov/contact.shtml

I just learned that my representative, Mary Fallin, whom I helped elect in 2006, was among those in the House who voted for the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act. So, I’ve just contacted her about it:

Rep. Fallin, when I helped to elect you, I expected you to be faithful to your oath to uphold the constitution of the United States of America. Now, I learn that you were among those who voted in favor of the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007.

 

This act, if passed by the senate, will enable, not only the Bush administration, but any future administration to label any American citizen a “homegrown terrorist” or “enemy combatant” simply for holding or expressing beliefs the government deems to be included in the vague definitions this act constitutes as “homegrown terrorism.”

 

Especially troubling is the wording “use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence…”

 

 The way this is worded, it implies the government considers “force” to be something different and apart from “violence.”

 

As vague as this definition is, the President is given a virtual blank check in interpreting what he considers to be “force.” This can be construed to include “forcing” an issue before congress for debate, “forcing” the government to live up to the constitution, or speaking out against the government “forcefully,” for example.

 

Since the word “force” has been separated from the word “violence,” this implies that “force” needn’t be actual physical violence.

 

Even more threatening to our freedoms is the definition of “Ideologically Based Violence,” which extends this vague definition of “force” to include the political, religious or social beliefs of any individual or group.

 

In other words, Rep. Fallin, this act that you have voted for will make it possible for whomever is in charge of our government, either now or in the future, to selectively decide that some individuals’ or groups’ political, religious or social speech or activities, including their constitutionally protected free assembly and protest against our government, constitutes sufficient “force” to make said individuals or groups guilty of “ideologically based violence.”

 

I hope that you will reconsider your vote and appropriately act to stop this bill from being passed in the senate, as well. I know you have no jurisdiction in the senate and cannot vote on the bill again, but you do have the ability to influence your colleagues in the senate to refrain from passing this incredible infringement upon the rights and liberties of all Americans for generations to come.

Thank you for your patience and for reading this.”

 Gary

Illegal Immigration – The Hegelian Dialectic in Action

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Migrant Crossing Sign The Hegelian Dialectic, simply defined, is the process by which a problem is created in order for a pre-determined solution to be implemented. This pre-determined solution is intended to advance an agenda, also pre-determined, that people might not normally go along with. For a more detailed definition, click here.

In the light of this definition, let’s look at illegal immigration. The borders are open, and people are screaming for border enforcement. Hmmm…. The obvious reasons a corrupt government would have for not enforcing existing immigration laws and keeping the Mexican borders wide open are:

  • To help bring about the NAU
  • To destroy the existing American economy in the name of globalization
  • To eliminate the middle class

These are all things that we the people are fighting against, and justifiably so. But what if our justified fight against these things is one that has been manufactured by the very people we are fighting against in this corrupt government in order to promote their agenda?

Here is a not so obvious reason for the Mexican borders to remain wide open:

  • To create such a huge illegal immigration problem that the American people will scream for more border enforcement and stricter movement controls

In the name of border enforcement, which we the people are demanding, it does not take a severe stretch of the imagination to understand that the same techniques developed to enforce border controls can and will be used against the American people themselves.

So there you have it – the Hegelian Dialectic in action. Create a huge illegal immigration problem to get the people to demand a solution, develop techniques to control the population as a solution to the problem, then eventually use these same techniques against the people who demanded they be created in the first place. Brilliant.

Time to step out of the Hegelian Dialectic.

Copyright 2008, Barbara H. Peterson

Unemployment Numbers/A study in Fuzzy Math

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While seeking to verify the accuracy, or at least the source of the latest Unemployment Figures, I found this:

November 3, 2006 These Strange Employment Numbers

Each month’s employment report grows increasingly bizarre. First, the government suddenly discovered 800,000 Americans who were employed yet the Feds somehow missed them. The details on that still haven’t been released.

Today we’re told that the nonfarm payroll number for August was revised higher by 42,000. The number for September was adjusted higher by 139,000. Plus, the economy added 132,000 new jobs last month. Add it all up, and the unemployment rate for October is now down to 4.415% which is lower than it was eight years ago.

I’m not sure why anyone pays attention to these numbers. I don’t see any value in them. 

There is no need to verify the accuracy of the numbers. It is a lot like trying to get yesterday’s meringue to stand up straight.

Sound familiar? Of course it does.

This is an exercise that is repeated every month:

  • Publish whatever is necessary to support the current talking points.
  • Revise all the numbers a week later, supposedly to reflect reality.
  • If they are worse, publish on page nineteen, or not at all.
  • If they are better, “hold the presses!” – page one – banner headline.

When you see the next batch of fuzzy math, ask yourself a few questions:

  • Does this include the people whose claims have run out?
  • The number who were refused benefits?
  • The number who get reduced benefits?
  • The number who were replaced by illegal immigrants?
  • If these figures are based on IRS Form 941 (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return), where is the need to revise them next week?
  • Better yet, ask the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your elected representative should be able to put you in touch. Maybe not.

Dan Martin: dlmjunk@meltel.net A semi-retired estate planner and tax preparer,
determined to help people understand how numbers affect every day of their lives.
Comments, questions, or clarifications are welcomed.

Posted by edelfenbein at November 3, 2006 10:56 AM” here: 
http://www.crossingwallstreet.com/index.html

Congressional Hispanic Caucus/ Scaled Down Amnesty Plan

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By Eunice Moscoso | Monday, February 11, 2008, 02:19 PMHouse Democrats are crafting a “scaled-down” immigration reform measure despite the political minefields that surround the issue, the Roll Call newspaper reported Monday.It says that Hispanic members — including Rep. Joe Baca — are seeking five-year visas for illegal immigrants who pay fines and pass criminal background checks. Baca, a California Democrat chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.Baca said the prospects for a compromise package were discussed in high-level meetings that included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who chairs a key immigration subcommittee, Roll Call said.

The paper added: “It’s unclear if the behind-the-scenes discussions will actually result in a bill coming to the floor, but Democrats say drafts of legislation already have been written and are being vetted behind the scenes.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/immigration/entries/2008/02/11/paper_scaleddown_immigration_p.html

Ruthie
Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform
Independent Minnesota Minutemen
FIRE Coalition State Chapter
http://www.mnsirproject.com
minnsir@yahoo.com

Canadians Oppose the SPP / North American Union

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Conservative Roundtable from Ottowa, Canada.

North American Union

Security & Prosperity Partnership

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ZDNHf30pI

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