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As a member of Warn the People, I have been apprised of some new information about the impending police state control grid. What is significant about this information is that, first of all, it comes from FEMA and, secondly, it is of a very timely nature.

The gist of it, which you can hear in its entirety in the two videos here, made by WTP members on the West coast, is that our corporate overlords are planning to “shut down all the banks” by August or September of this year – a scant five or six months from now – and there will be “roadblocks and checkpoints” installed on every major highway, freeway and interstate. The “rural areas” are to be left alone while the cities will become increasingly militarized.

My own analysis, based upon two years of research, shows this is consistent with what I’ve learned about the New World Order plan to take down the United States.

For example, there is the film Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement, by Alex Jones, which, in the first few minutes of the film, mentions that we will be “herded into compact cities” and that the outlying rural areas will be left to decay, as part of the plan to “re-wild” the bulk of the North American continent, allowing it to return to nature. This “rewilding” has been hinted at in a recent History Channel documentary titled, Life After People, in which several commentators from various disciplines speculate on how the world would be after the “hypothetical” removal of all human life.

Protectionism is not a dirty word

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Back in the Old West, when the wagon trains were attacked someone had the good sense to yell, “Circle the wagons!” which is probably the best example I can give for advocating protectionism.  It isn’t a dirty word.  It isn’t the attack of the commies, the pinko’s, the socialists, the Marxists, the any ‘ists” that litter the language of those who seek to secure for them selves some safe haven in the current global roiling or those who anticipate profiting while destroying the lives of so many others.  Welcome to globalism.

 

Whether Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, right or left or fence riding in the middle, we have a total lack of representation in either house of congress and a new president who has made it plain that he intends to continue us on the same path of destruction as the previous president.

 

We are a country whose own government has declared war on us.  We need to circle the wagons.  We are under attack, not from some vague and undefined terrorist group, but from those who swore to represent us; those we elected to speak for us in government. 

 

Our [federal] government was incorporated in 1871.  That’s a fact.  As a result, codes and statutes were enacted; that’s a fact too.  Then we got [administrative] courts to administer codes and statutes to enable the government to avoid constitutional protections and inalienable rights for the free and sovereign citizens of the states. 

 

In 1913 under the Federal Reserve Act, our national treasury was abolished along with the Treasury Secretary’s cabinet position.  All our revenues from any source have been deposited in the World Bank and administered by the International Monetary Fund since that time.  The Treasury Secretary then became a [governor] who works as liaison between this private banking cartel known as IMF and the US government [operating as a corporation.] 

 

Soon after this came the creation of agencies and these agencies were in 1946 under the Administrative Procedures Act, given “rule-making” authority.  This just means that congress ceded its constitutional authority to make laws to unelected bureaucracies who proceeded to conduct themselves as isolated and unaccountable mini-dictatorships.

 

Conducting the country’s in-house business in this manner allowed the government to implement laws (rules) which many times would have resulted in political suicide had they been introduced as legislation and by-pass those pesky constitutional provisions again. 

 

During the Nixon administration we got a highly touted program called “fast track”.  Supposedly, there were trade deals and other highly suspicious instruments that were so pressing the president needed uncontrolled and unaccountable authority to enter into them simply on his own; no congressional oversight, no adherence to the constitution.  The corporate US government was suddenly kicked into high gear but of course no one mentioned this little known change in the character of the federal government.

 

The United States of America a.k.a. Then United States, is listed on Dunn & Bradstreet along with every alphabet agency ever created and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Of course, “we the people” are not. 

 

Fast track went on unabated through Ford, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2.  It finally was ended in 2006.  But the damage was done and congress didn’t end this program until it was abundantly clear that our sovereignty had been so compromised by illegal trade agreements, unregulated financial systems, and corporate raiding and pandering, there was nothing left to sell off, trade off or give away. 

 

Our manufacturing base has been dismantled and millions of jobs lost.  We have nothing to sell, nothing to trade.  Supposedly we are now a “service based economy” which simply means about the only jobs we can get are those paying minimum wage with no future.  It seems it never occurs to those who promote this insult to American workers that if we have no jobs, we have no money.  If we have no money……what services will we be buying?  Can you say “depression”? 

 

We are being driven to the edge of a cliff.  It has taken many generations and lots of future planning and I suppose in the thinking of some, it has taken far too long. 

 

We need to adopt a protectionist attitude if we are to survive in any form even remotely resembling the country we once thought we had.  The illegal trade agreements need to be scrapped.  Corporate influence and access to our government needs to end and every person currently holding a seat in either house of congress needs to be booted out.  We need to start over with a clear message that America is first and foremost.

 

Protectionism is not a dirty word.  It is the only way we can survive.  We have had our economy imploded intentionally, our rights stripped under false pretenses, our borders left unsecured by those who see the influx of slave labor as something to be desired, and a congress now intent on subjecting us totally to unconstitutional and non-US regulations and laws.

 

We are under attack.  If someone doesn’t call for the wagons to be circled soon, we may as well just cut the mules loose and throw our hands up in surrender.

 

© 2009 Marti Oakley

 

Voting on the budget and what it will cost you

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Quote of the Day: “The only things that are immortal in this world are government programs and cancer cells in petri dishes.” — Jim Babka, President, DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

Subject: Day of Ruin

Future historians may someday come to identify one day this week as a day of ruin. Here’s why . . .

Congress will pass a budget this week. We believe this budget will create a condition of permanent annual TRILLION dollar deficits. Please follow our logic . . .

* Government programs never die. They live forever, growing constantly larger.
* The Obama-Democrat budget contains a host of new programs covering all aspects of YOUR life — health care, energy, education, housing, charity, EVERYTHING.
* These programs won’t die, instead they’ll just grow larger.
* We think the same thing will hold true even for many of the bailout programs that are supposedly temporary, because very few government programs are ever really temporary.
* Therefore, the trillion dollar deficits these new initiatives are causing today will also live and grow forever.

In the short-term this will cost your family a minimum of $27,800 per year, or $9,200 per person.

In the not-so-short term these trillion dollar annual deficits will crash head-on into the un-funded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare which have risen to $56.4 trillion dollars, your share of which is a whopping $184,000!

And none of these statistics include the associated increases in top-down, one-size-fits-all government regulation. For instance, plans are already well advanced to turn the American health care system into a giant HMO, with federal bureaucrats deciding what medical treatments you can and cannot receive.

We must repeat, once these new programs are launched they’re unlikely to ever shrink again, let alone die. Government programs really are like cancer cells in a petri dish, which live unless the scientist in charge of them forgets to feed them. Something similar may happen in the case of our cancerous government . . .

The people who fund the federal government’s debt, including governments like China, may decide to stop. This might kill the cancerous government programs, but at a crushing cost.  

Do these numbers and their consequences shock you? They should, but the number we really need to start focusing on is the Misery Index for Politicians, which is the total number of Internet messages and phone calls the politicians receive protesting their actions. We need to make the Misery Index for Politicians soar.

Please use our quick and easy Educate the Powerful System to tell your elected representatives to vote NO on the Obama-Democratic leadership budget. You can use our “cut spending” campaign for this purpose.

Or, if you sent a message yesterday using the “cut spending” campaign, then please send another one today using our “unfunded liabilities” campaign.

Then, when you see the phone numbers for your elected representatives on your computer screen, call each one of them and deliver the same message by phone. Make the politicians feel miserable about what they doing to our country.

And after you’ve made your calls . . .

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We’ll report back tomorrow on the number of Internet messages sent and phone calls made. And we’ll know how many calls were made based on how many “thumbs up” we see!

Now, if we haven’t said enough to make you take action, please consider the reckless pace at which Congress is moving. They’re not only rushing to pass a dangerous budget before the two-week Easter recess, they’re also going to vote on a huge number of bills this week, without READING A SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Here’s the list . . .

H.R. 1388 – Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act
H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
H.R. 1377 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand veteran eligibility for reimbursement by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for emergency treatment furnished in a non-Department facility
H.R. 1513 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009
H.Res. 152 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States remains committed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
H.R. 1246 – Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2009
H.R. 756 – National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009
H.R. 20 – Melanie Blocker Stokes Mom’s Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act
H.R. 479 – Wakefield Act
H.R. 1253 – Health Insurance Restrictions and Limitations Clarification Act of 2009
H.R. 1259 – Dextromethorphan Distribution Act of 2009
H.R. 577 – Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009
H.R. 985 – Free Flow of Information Act of 2009
H.R. 1029 – Alien Smuggling and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2009
H.R. 838 – Miami Dade College Land Conveyance Act
H.R. 151 – Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Act of 2009
H.R. 1299 – Capitol Police Administrative Technical Corrections Act of 2009
H.R. 1664 – To amend the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to prohibit unreasonable and excessive compensation and compensation not based on performance standards

If you have any energy left, consider sending a message telling them to slow down and READ THE BILLS.

Please fight this madness. Protest. Take action now. And thanks for being a part of the growing Downsize DC Army.

Perry Willis
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DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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Codex, bio-pirates and congressional complicity

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surrender_forever_sLooming in our congress are several bills dedicated to the creation of a yet another bureaucracy which will be used to facilitate the usurping of US laws, standards and regulations in deference to international agreements and global committee edicts.

 

At stake here is what has been the most dynamic and productive agricultural system ever known….and the most safe.  Our congress has decided that preserving this system and allowing it to continue is not beneficial to corporate AG nor to the continued compliance relating to non-US laws and regulations.

 

The focus of every bill in congress devoted to fake [food safety] is aimed at eradicating any ability by non-corporate, non-industrialized farmers and ranchers to survive the financial and regulatory hardships that will result from these laws.  The forced compliance with Codex will effectively end independent farming and ranching here in the US, just as these things have done in other countries. 

 

The most immediate threat to US farmers and ranchers, to organic growers and producers is the global committee known as [Codex Alimentarius]  which has been in existence for decades.  Codex is comprised of ever expanding committees which culminate in the issuance of the Global Strategy.  The intent of the Global Strategy is to seize control of all food production from any source, by any means, centralizing food production in the hands of the governments of nation states and controlled by multi-national corporations who fund these assaults on humanity for profit.

 

Reading the PR pages for Codex, you could come away thinking this was a global initiative dedicated to making sure food production and supply for the worlds populations, that food safety and availability was being promoted with an eye to humanitarian causes was the aim.  You’d be wrong.  Codex is funded and supported by the same bio-pirates, the same corporate world raiders who are intent on converting food from a human right into one of tradable, sellable commodities.  Only those who can pay will eat.

 

Why are Codex and corporate lobbyists lunching with our elected officials?

 

Seldom has the detachment between congress and the people they swore to protect and defend, between our Constitution and sovereign laws and protections been more readily apparent than in the current flood of fake [food safety] bills and the intended mandatory National Animal Identification System.

 

Using phrases such as “best farming practices,  disease trace back and food safety” our congress is planning to use legislation to force the US into compliance with Codex and multiple other international agreements, regulations and standards. 

 

Not one of the bills currently being considered identifies the actual and real threats to our food supply.  China, which has repeatedly shipped contaminated food products into the US is allowed to continue unfettered.  Not once did our government concern itself with [food safety] nor act to defend us or to increase food inspection at ports of entry.  We might hurt China’s feelings and they may not want to ship any more of their garbage to us.  [Search:  Chinese contaminated food imports]

 

Citing contamination and the risk of food borne illnesses, congress again fails [or refuses] to cite the real and documented source of these risks domestically which occurs 95% of the time in processing…not production.  The outbreaks of salmonella, ecoli, and listeria, and other contamination do not occur in production.  These occur as the result of processors failing to adhere to sanitary standards but these days most processing plants are owned by corporate AG and profit far outweighs public safety.  In almost every known case of contamination, the source has been traced to processing plants or to contaminated products from foreign countries, not to domestic growers and producers.

 

So do all the fake food safety bills address any of these known problems?  Are you kidding?

 

Nothing in these bills does anything other than establish another federal agency which will be used to terrorize and harass independent agricultural and livestock producers while turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to corporate corruption and known sources of contamination from processing and imports which go un-inspected. 

 

Who is looking out for us?

No one!  Your own elected representatives and senators don’t give a damn what you think, and could care less how opposed you might be to these assaults on your freedom.

 

Democrats launched all these bills, but Republicans sit silently and don’t object; both parties are complicit in this assault on America.

 

Both parties have been instrumental in the economic disaster that has brought us to the brink of collapse as a country.   Now……they are coming after our access to food. 

 

© 2009 Marti Oakley

 

 

 

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Gun Control & The False Left-Right Paradigm

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To read the news, lately, it would seem that we have the so-called “liberal left” gun grabbers on one side vs. the “conservative” Republican “defenders of the Second Amendment” on the other, which of course, includes the National Rifle Association (NRA). No other version of the debate over gun control is ever offered or publicized by the corporate-controlled mainstream media. Thus, the debate is framed in a false perspective in which the only options are to either favor gun control or to favor less of it – while leaving the bulk of it in place. What the public doesn’t understand is that this still violates the Second Amendment.

There is a third option, one that lies outside the false left-right paradigm, and that is the Constitutionalist option, which would demand the full repeal of all gun laws. This is the only option that is truly in support of protecting the Second Amendment. Anything else simply allows the Second Amendment to remain eviscerated – if not to remove it entirely.

As I have written before, one doesn’t compromise with our inalienable rights. The moment we begin to do so is the moment we have kissed those rights goodbye. That moment was allowed to occur seventy-five years ago, with the passage of the first gun control law, the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the fallout from that act has been accumulating ever since – with the full blessing of both “sides” of the false left-right paradigm.

While so-called Democrats have historically campaigned openly for more and tighter gun controls – if not the outright banning of guns – thus, playing the role of the “bad guys” in the debate (depending upon which side of the false left-right paradigm you look at it from), the “opposing” side – the so-called “conservative Republicans” – have played their “good guy” role, pretending to be staunch defenders of the Second Amendment, while voting in favor of many gun control laws and never demanding the repeal of the hundreds of existing gun control laws. Thus, the so-called “right-wing,” with its tough-sounding anti-gun control rhetoric, creates a facade of standing up for our constitutional rights, all the while supporting policy that leaves gun control intact and even allows it to continue growing.

As I have pointed out before, the NRA – the nation’s oldest and most vocal (as well as best funded) “gun rights” organization is the tip of the spear on the phony “conservative” side, having pretended for seventy-five years to be fighting against infringement of the Second Amendment while, at the same time, endorsing more laws that violate it. Even when they are endorsing laws that give the appearance of “lifting restrictions” or of “granting rights” to gun owners, they are still knowingly supporting gun control, as that is what these laws truly are. The only thing that is necessary to restore the Second Amendment – and the only action that will do so – is to repeal all the laws that violate it, in the first place. The NRA has never advocated this. Instead, they have played their role in the false left-right paradigm, pretending that asking the government to not infringe the Second Amendment quite so much as they have been is somehow a “victory” for gun owners. It is not. Anything short of full repeal does not serve the interests of anyone but the gun grabbers and until all gun control laws have been repealed, we will always remain vulnerable to the specter of gun confiscation.

While the gun control advocates of the so-called “left” are perfectly obvious (they’re supposed to be. That’s their role), not as obvious and, thus, even more dangerous to our liberties, are those on the so-called “right” who make the pretense of being defenders of the Second Amendment. It is harder for a dumbed-down public to see through their charade and to realize that both “sides” serve the same agenda.

One example of this is Rep. Mary Fallon (R-Oklahoma), who serves my district. I have met Mary Fallon, just before her election to Congress. This was before I had awakened to the horrific fact our own government staged 9/11. Once I was aware of this and had begun researching the New World Order, I found, among many things, that Mary Fallon was among those to have supported the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. Fallon is but one of many in Congress who are engaged in the same sort of subterfuge.

This morning, I read an article by Rep. Fallon, in which she refers to herself as a member of the NRA and pledges that she will “continue to support the Second Amendment to our Constitution.”She is playing her role to the hilt, arguing against the passage of H.R. 45, a massive bill that will greatly infringe the Second Amendment, but then, she’s supposed to argue against it, as the NRA is appearing to do, as part of the act. Later, as usual, there will be an NRA-backed “compromise” version of the bill that will fly through the Congress, mark my words. The result: the NRA and its supporters on the phony “right” will appear to have, once again, gallantly defended the Second Amendment and they will even be lauded for having achieved a “great victory” for the Second Amendment by allowing a slightly less dangerous version of yet another gun control law to come into existence, further violating the Second Amendment. This is how they operate. By pretending to fight against further restrictions, they are actually approving them, and the NRA has been doing this for decades.

Of course, the public doesn’t know enough about “our” Constitution to realize that it is the Federalist Constitution of 1787 that laid the groundwork for the rise of a large central government with a central bank and that our original constitution, The Articles of Confederation, was replaced by it for exactly that purpose. The Articles of Confederation didn’t necessitate any amendments to protect our rights because it was written to protect them all, in the first place and provided a far superior system of checks and balances for doing so. The Federalists, who were agents of the Rothschilds – the international bankers who sought (and still seek) to rule the world through the control of its money supply – had a mission to accomplish for their masters in London and that mission was to scrap the Articles of Confederation and replace it with a constitution that guaranteed the eventual growth of central government power. We see the result of their success all around us today.

Governments have, historically, never relinquished their power willingly and the biggest threat to a fascistic government is an aware, armed populace. The founders knew this and they also knew that, unchecked, our government would become just as despotic as every government before it had. Thus, the Second Amendment was included in the Constitution to secure our existing right to self-defense.

The Bill of Rights was tacked onto the Constitution, not by “the founders,” as we were told in our government run schools, but by the seldom mentioned Anti-Federalists who opposed the Federalist Constitution, to begin with and who insisted upon protecting our rights by adding a Bill of Rights and the ten Amendments to the Federalist Constitution. The two factions fought tooth and nail over this, the Federalists fighting to exclude these additional measures, as they were not aligned with the objectives of their corporate masters in London.

For all we know, the Anti-Federalists may well have been role-playing, just as the NRA and the Republicans are today. They succeeded in getting a Bill of Rights and the ten amendments added to the Constitution, but, obviously, that wasn’t sufficient to prevent the rise of a centralized totalitarian state, for the Federalist Constitution itself laid the groundwork for that centralization, despite the addition of the Bill of Rights and the ten amendments. Perhaps, as today, that was also by design. We may never know the truth.

Privatisation and commercialisation of seed–There is a global effort — some call it a master plan

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by Devinder Sharma

Let there be no doubt. There is a global effort — some call it a master plan — (involving not only seed corporations, but also governments, CGIAR and the FAO) to control the entire seed heritage. Privatisation and commercialisation of seed, which means through it controlling the entire food chain, began several decades ago. With governments, CGIAR/World Bank/FAO facilitating the process, the private seed companies are slowly and steadily ensuring that farmers all over the world fall in line. They are left with no choice but to buy seed every cropping season from the agribusiness companies.

The new seeds are not only being genetically modified but are also being genetically programmed. We will talk about the genetic programming of these seeds sometimes later, but first let us look at the ways of the seed mafia.

The WTO provides the legal instruments to make it possible. Strengthening of intellectual proprietary control over seed comes through UPOV and WIPO, both being the public face of the seed industry. These IPRs are being further tightened through the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), bilateral and regional agreements. All these agreements seek IPR-Plus treatments, and developing country governmets are being made to swallow the bitter pill.

The governments are more than willing to facilitate the process. India is a classic example, where the Agriculture Ministry appears to be on a fast track mode to increase the seed relacement ratio. In the next 15-20 years, it wants to replace 50 per cent of the farmers seed with so called ‘improved seeds’ being produced and marketed by the private companies. No wonder, more than 500 seed companies are operating India now. All looking forward to the farmers pocket, keen to take out the last penny from his soiled kurta.

As the article below (excerpted from the book Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey Smith) tells us briefly, an alert civil society and some farming groups worldwide have slowed down the process of takeover of the seed supply — as per the master plan. For the full article, scroll down to the end of this post.

On May 23, 2003, President Bush proposed an Initiative to End Hunger in Africa [1] using genetically modified (GM) foods. He also blamed Europe’s “unfounded, unscientific fears” of these foods for thwarting recovery efforts. Bush was convinced that GM foods held the key to greater yields, expanded U.S. exports, and a better world. His rhetoric was not new. It had been passed down from president to president, and delivered to the American people through regular news reports and industry advertisements.

The message was part of a master plan that had been crafted by corporations determined to control the world’s food supply. This was made clear at a biotech industry conference in January 1999, where a representative from Arthur Anderson Consulting Group explained how his company had helped Monsanto create that plan.

First, they asked Monsanto what their ideal future looked like in fifteen to twenty years. Monsanto executives described a world with 100 percent of all commercial seeds genetically modified and patented. Anderson Consulting then worked backwards from that goal, and developed the strategy and tactics to achieve it. They presented Monsanto with the steps and procedures needed to obtain a place of industry dominance in a world in which natural seeds were virtually extinct.

Integral to the plan was Monsanto’s influence in government, whose role was to promote the technology worldwide and to help get the foods into the marketplace quickly, before resistance could get in the way. A biotech consultant later said, “The hope of the industry is that over time, the market is so flooded that there’s nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender.” [2]

UPOV
The anticipated pace of conquest was revealed by a conference speaker from another biotech company. He showed graphs projecting the year-by-year decrease of natural seeds, estimating that in five years, about 95 percent of all seeds would be genetically modified.

While some audience members were appalled at what they judged to be an arrogant and dangerous disrespect for nature, to the industry this was good business. Their attitude was illustrated in an excerpt from one of Monsanto’s advertisements: “So you see, there really isn’t much difference between foods made by Mother Nature and those made by man. What’s artificial is the line drawn between them.” [3]

To implement their strategy, the biotech companies needed to control the seeds-so they went on a buying spree, taking possession of about 23 percent of the world’s seed companies. Monsanto did achieve the dominant position, capturing 91 percent of the GM food market. [4] But the industry has not met their projections of converting the natural seed supply. Citizens around the world, who do not share the industry’s conviction that these foods are safe or better, have not “just sort of surrendered.”

Widespread resistance to GM food has resulted in a global showdown. U.S. exports of genetically modified corn and soy are down, and hungry African nations won’t even accept the crops as food aid. Monsanto is faltering financially and is desperate to open new markets. The U.S. government is convinced that EU resistance is the primary obstacle and is determined to change that. On May 13, 2003, the U.S. filed a lawsuit with the World Trade Organization (WTO), charging that the European Union’s restrictive policy on GM food violates international agreements.

On the day the WTO suit was filed, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick declared, “Overwhelming scientific research shows that biotech foods are safe and healthy.” [5] This has been industry’s chant from the start. It is the key assumption at the basis of their master plan, the WTO challenge, and the president’s campaign to end hunger. It is also, however, untrue.
The following chapters reveal that it was industry influence, not sound science, which allowed these foods onto the market. Moreover, if overwhelming scientific research suggests anything, it is that the foods should never have been approved.

References:

[1] See the White House press release on this available here. The comments mentioned are about two-thirds of the way down the web page.
[2] Stuart Laidlaw, “StarLink Fallout Could Cost Billions,” The Toronto Star, Jan. 9, 2001. Article can be purchased in the Toronto Star archives available here, or find a free copy by clicking here.
[3] Robert Cohen, Milk, The Deadly Poison, Argus Publishing, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1998, p. 133
[4] See www.foodfirst.org/media/news/2003/butterfliesvsusda.html
[5] See www.ustrade-wto.gov/03052102.html

(See the full article at: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Seeds-of-Deception-10-pg-by-Rady-Ananda-090322-919.html)


Posted By Devinder Sharma to Ground Reality at 3/24/2009 08:34:00 AM

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