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The Great Swine Flu or the Great Flu Swindle?

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By Rady Ananda

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How serious should we take mainstream media’s hysteria about 0.00000189 of Mexico’s total population contractinga swine flu?  Is this a pandemic?  By definition, it has to be geographically widespread (see Pandemic Nonsense: Flying Pig Flu).  
In The last great swine flu epidemic, Patrick Di Justo shows that the 1976 epidemic that the government-media-CDC warned us about never occurred.Excuse for Martial Law?

Some fear this latest flu outbreak will be used to impose martial law. In fact, the Massachusetts Senate just passed such a bill, 36-0.  It goes to the House next.  Martial law? Home invasions?  Two siblings in Massachusetts did recently travel to Mexico and contract the swine flu. Neither are hospitalized and both are at home recovering.  
The bill also protects from liability those who assist the government. So, if the vaccine is deadlier than the virus, Big Pharma can’t be sued, it seems. 
Hat tip to amicus curiae.

Mass Media Misinformation
A Mexican baby who did have swine flu was transferred to the states where he died. But mass media reported it as US baby dies as new Spanish case raises swine flu alarm.  If you read the article, you learn it was not a US baby.  

Vaccinated with a Weaponized Vaccine.

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What will it get you?
Vaccinated with a Weaponized Vaccine
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I have the reports of several Mexican doctors who tell us that their colleagues were vaccinated and died. Vaccinated with what, you may ask? Now that is a really good question. Remembering that the CDC claims that it already has a “seed stock” from this virus which first appeared, they say, on April 14 in Mexico, that is pretty good work.

My research says that it takes quite a lot longer to make the seed stock, the purified and characterized virus, from which vaccines can be made.

And then it takes an absolute minimum of 4 months, if you are favored by the vaccine-making gods, to get yourself a vaccine.

Now, that vaccine may or may not provide any ‘immunity’ against the virus or other organism you are hoping it will protect you from.

Again, according to my research, there is literally NO disinterested evidence to suggest that vaccines provide any sort of protection from any sort of disease (I know, this is heresy to the vaccine priests and their followers – sorry, I am compelled to speak the truth as real science tells us). We do know, however, that vaccination damages the immune system in a rather horrific number of ways. Despite the ‘white wash’ and fol-de-roll, that is simply the science of the matter.

So now we have a new virus, clearly man-made, against which doctors in Mexico are being vaccinated within less than 2 weeks of its being discovered. And they are dying, according to our sources.

What does that tell us? To my mind, it tells us that the entire purpose of this exercise is two fold:

(1) to get those vaccines into your body and
(2) to tie down global control of the planet.

There is no way whatsoever that a vaccine, which is specific to a particular organism, can be effective, to the extent that it is ever effective, against another organism. NONE. Even the CDC admitted earlier today that existing flu vaccine supplies were not “effective” against this Swine Flu (according to CNN).

But, what will the vaccines do? Consider what happened in January when Baxter Pharmaceuticals “accidentally” contaminated shipments of seasonal flu vaccines to 18 countries with live Avian Flu virus. If that “mistake” (how did that live virus get into the very secure vaccine factory?) had not been discovered, there would already be an Avian Flu pandemic… so now, that weaponization having failed, we get the Swine Flu “incident…”

For more details about the January incident, see:

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Swine flu and Bird FLu Hoax……What you suspected, you can now prove

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Dr. Ott does a 12 part series each part lasting approximately ten minutes on Vaccines, bird flu, fema camps and more.  This will probably be one of the most informative videos you will ever see.  We have included # 1, #4, #8 and # 12 here.  This is just a sampling of the vast amount of information available in these videos.  You can access the remaining sections on YouTube. 

Monsanto’s Global Pollution Legacy

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Do we really want to eat food created by Monsanto and sprayed with Monsanto’s chemicals? Before we take another bite, a bit of research is in order.

 

This is the first sentence of the Monsanto Pledge, taken from http://www.monsanto.com:

 

“We want to make the world a better place for future generations.”

 

Really? This sounds so good. Environmentally responsible people looking out for the good of humanity. However, I believe that no matter what is said, we can judge the fruit of this company by its actions. Please read the following article from SourceWatch, and judge for yourself if Monsanto’s claim that “a healthy, sustainable environment is important to our business” is true, or just another Public Relations spin. READ MORE…

The coming food crisis and the apathy and greed of The World Trade Organization

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At the core of all the economic, financial and agricultural disasters being experienced around the world is the ideology and philosophy of globalism.  Globalism is nothing less than the concerted efforts to destroy economies and governments and to destroy sovereign nations in every part of the world for the personal gain and edification of a few select individuals and corporations.

 

At the core of this philosophy is the obsession to overtake agriculture and the ability of each nation to feed them selves.  The access to food and ability to produce food is the biggest obstacle to those who seek world domination.  If several million of us starve to death while the World Trade Organization and the World Bank orchestrate one calamity after another…so what? 

 

As a result of world wide efforts and facilitated by the unregulated and rampant assault on biodiversity by bio-pirates, pesticide and herbicide producers whose goals are to increase control and profits regardless of how many of the worlds people starve, the US is verging on losing its ability to feed itself as food is exported in the name of globalism or is limited by bio-pirates who have corrupted and patented life forms. While we lose that ability we are being slowly poisoned to death as water and land become contaminated from the overuse of toxic chemicals and the planting of gmo seeds.  

 

The greatest threat to the populations of the world is the sale and forced use of [terminator or traitor seeds]; a seed which the USDA helped develop and patent here in the US.  The development of traitor seeds renders any “humanitarian” arguments as false.

 

The World Trade Organization’s insistence on unregulated trade and what they refer to as [structural adjustments policies] meaning the implementation of economically destructive bi-lateral free trade agreements which usurp individual sovereign laws and protections, has caused poorer nations to drop self protective tariffs designed to protect local agriculture.  It is estimated that 845 million people go hungry in the world each day.  80% of those facing hunger are small family farmers from developing countries who produced food for local consumption. 

 

The proposed pieces of legislation now in both houses of our congress are meant to do nothing more than eradicate local farming and ranching operations in the US in favor of centralized industrial operations.  If any one of these bills pass, the newly created agency will effectively police and enforce WTO and globalist agendas. 

 

As a result of globalism and unregulated free trade, [which is not the same as free enterprise or fair trade] hedge funds, private speculators and stock traders have turned food from a human right into a bargaining “for profit” tool.  Apparently when speculators or investors are betting on how high they can push the price of food for profit, they never acknowledge there are people starving as a result.  What is even more apparent is that they don’t care.  Food for profit by investors has super-ceded the right to food by human beings.

 

Hunger is no accident but for the worlds multi-national corporate plunderers and bio-pirates who operate out of the WTO, not a consideration.  The creation of an unsustainable debt industry meant to destabilize world economies leaves millions without the ability to purchase food as their nations are driven into un-repayable debt. 

 

What does the WTO mean by structural adjustments?  Using a 1994 loan from the International Monetary Fund (World Bank) WTO as an example, WTO insisted on express provisions which forced Haiti to open its markets to globalist free trade effectively wiping out local rice farmers.  Rice farming ended as the US dumped massive amounts of subsidized rice into that country. Now, Haitians cannot afford even the most basic of foods as rice and other foods have reached unaffordable levels.   Food-aid comes at such a high price in these situations.  It isn’t given freely or out of humanitarian considerations; it is bargained for, speculated on, and tagged to untenable future agreements which will drive Haiti and other countries unfortunate enough to be caught in this trap into total ruin, making them ripe for international plundering and economic rape.

 

As millions around the world face daily starvation, multi-national corporations monopolize seeds sales and post record profits while leaving many countries without the resources needed to sustain their populations.  

 

The UN meantime,  fine tunes its [stamping out] policy in an effort to reduce the availability of animals that could be used for food and our Homeland Security Department plans a June showing of this technique of dropping entire herds and all wildlife in a given area. 

 

The globalization of the entire system of food has resulted in mass starvation.  40 countries now face mass starvation and are experiencing food riots while the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and World Bank pretend they don’t know or feign concern and fail to acknowledge less than half the grain produced around the world goes to feed human beings.  Instead, food is being used to create bio-fuels and feed for animals. 

 

Our government is no less culpable as it seeks to enrich corporate donors at the expense not only of our nation, but of the world.

 

Its too bad there isn’t a stock indexed to human misery, a veritable fortune could be made by those who value profits more than human life.

 

 (C) 2009 Marti Oakley

The Last Stand of the Man from Shady Knoll

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The story of Paul Griepentrog, a Wisconsin farmer who has fought against the takeover of his property by the state of Wisconsin.  Part D goes into detail about Allodial property rights and people you can contact to let them know what you think of their actions.

What has happened to Paul and thousands of other farmers is nothing less than organized crime perpetrated by those opearting as government and can be addressed under the RICO Act. 

 

John Harris on the illusion of a legal person

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You are no longer legally a “person”…….

 

Link Found Between GMOs & Deadly Tuberculosis

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poisonInstead of blaming multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis on patients and their alleged non-adherence to the prescribed drug regime, it would be prudent to investigate and eradicate the underlying cause for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and other drug and antibiotic resistant infectious diseases first—namely commercial gene technology.

The disaster unfolding on a global scale is exactly the reason why the first genetic engineers called for a moratorium in the Asilomar Declaration of 1975. For decades, reputable and ethical scientists such as Dr. Mae Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins have warned—substantiated by scientific evidence— that horizontal gene transfer, i.e. the transfer of genes by vectors (viruses and other infectious agents) designed to cross species barriers and thus enhancing the potential for creating new viral and bacterial pathogens, will result in the creation of superbugs and multi-drug resistant diseases.

According to these eminent genetic researchers, strains of bacteria “crippled” in the laboratory can survive in the environment and exchange genes with other organisms. DNA from dead and living cells persists in the environment and transfers to other organisms. 

Naked viral DNA (virus without its protein coat) is even more infectious and may well be taken up by mammalian cells including our own! In addition, viral DNA has been shown to resist digestion in the gut of mice, and enters the bloodstream to infect white blood cells, spleen and liver cells.

One such virus most commonly used as a promoter in genetic engineering is the cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) which, due to its recombination hotspot, is prone to break and join with other DNA to integrate into the cell’s genome, which could activate host genes and lead to cancer. In addition, CaMV is closely related to the hepatitis B and HIV virus and due to its ability to propagate in plant and insect hosts after recombination may also recombine with related hepatitis B and HIV to create a most powerful disease in a large number of people consuming large numbers of virus genes incorporated into crop plants.

In the South African setting, the number of people at risk could not get any larger, since our government unilaterally decided without the people’s knowledge and above all prior consent, to grow our staple food (white maize) in genetically modified form without adhering to the precautionary principle, thus violating our constitutional rights to healthy food.

For the reasons described above, it is therefore imperative to demand immediate implementation of mandatory labeling of genetically modified food products in compliance with our constitutional rights of informed choice and consent, participation in decision-making processes and above all the individual’s right to bodily integrity, the latter being the most significant provision of the Nuremberg Code, which sets forth legal requirements for human experimentation, i.e. “voluntary consent of subject is absolutely essential.”

Likewise, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares bodily integrity central to both human rights and human dignity and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights unmistakably declares that “no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.”

By deliberately ignoring the precautionary principle and refusing to implement mandatory labeling of GM products, this government allows its citizens to be used as guinea pigs, sacrificing the nation’s health for corporate greed. There is no such thing as “substantial equivalence.”

This phrase was coined by scientifically illiterate lawyers of the biotech industry and in 1992 written into law by G.H.W. Bush, who proclaimed GM plants to be “substantially equivalent” to their traditional counterparts and therefore did not need any special health safety study or testing. Ethical scientists and researchers consider this the biggest farce and fraud ever committed in the science field.

Contrary to what the corporate yarn spinners of biotech companies want the public to believe, not one single human safety study has ever been conducted. One does not need a Ph.D. in genetics to see the correlation between GMOs and the sharp rise in HIV infections and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and other diseases. The decision-makers who keep violating our human right to bodily integrity by unleashing these toxins into our environment and food chain without our knowledge and consent must be held accountable.

Ingrid Blank is a South African of German descent who specializes in technical translations of medical treatises. This item originally appeared in Carotec’s TrueHealth newsletter. Carotec also sells extremely high quality vitamin supplements and natural health products. To find out more call Carotec at 1-800-522-4279. Write Carotec, Inc., P.O. Box 9919, Naples, FL 34101.
 

  

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Wisconsin’s war against agriculture: Fines, imprisonment and property seizure

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farmer_mThe first thing they did when they got the authority to write rules……was to grant themselves the authority to conduct warrant-less searches.”  Paul G.   

 In the course of researching various topics, running down leads on information and ferreting out the plans behind the public propaganda used to infringe on one right after another, I sometimes stumble across someone who has so much verifiable information, I am left astounded.  This was the case when I happened across a gentleman farmer named Paul Griepentrog while researching the laws or bills about Premises ID and the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

I already knew the mandatory law had been bought and paid for in Wisconsin through the use of a USDA “cooperative agreement” to the tune of 35 million dollars.

In a recent interview I asked Paul to answer a few questions about what is really happening to Wisconsin residents who are being forced onto these illegal programs:

Q:  Does the Animal Health Protection Act of 2003 actually authorize the Animal Identification System or Premises ID?

A: There is nothing in that bill giving them authority to create or establish the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).  That law has been misquoted saying that it is the authority for NAIS.  We have repeatedly sent letters to USDA and Tom Vilsack asking him to show the section of that law that gives the authority but he refuses to answer or acknowledge the letters.

Q: Has the USDA in collusion with the Wisconsin AG department threatened any farms that you know of?

A: Dwayne Brander on behalf of Dr. McGraw, Assistant State Veterinarian, goes out to farms telling them that if they don’t renew or register their premises in the State of Wisconsin they will file suit against them for failing to comply, using the county DA and calling it a civil forfeiture.

Wisconsin is in the process of coercing farmers and backyard producers in an effort to force them onto NAIS and the accompanying Premises ID program by threatening to withhold any of the licenses they control and would refuse to give the license unless you signed up.  

Q: Is there a part of the law in Wisconsin that allows for fines and imprisonment based on the sole allegations of these agencies or representative personnel from USDA or DATCP in Wisconsin?

A: Here is section 95 from the Wisconsin bill implementing the “voluntary” NAIS/Premises ID law:

 

CHAPTER 95

ANIMAL HEALTH

95.23Disease investigation and enforcement.

95.23(1)

(1) Authorized inspectors and agents of the department may enter at reasonable times any premises, building or place to investigate the existence of animal diseases or to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce the laws relating to animal health. Any animals or materials suspected of being infected may be examined or tested. No person shall obstruct or interfere with such investigation or enforcement work, or attempt to do so, in any manner, by threat or otherwise.

95.23(2)

(2) Upon request of an authorized inspector or agent of the department, sheriffs and police officers shall assist in the enforcement of the laws relating to animal health.

95.99Penalties.

95.99(1)

(1) Any person who violates this chapter, or an order issued or a rule adopted under this chapter, for which a specific penalty is not prescribed shall, for the first offense, be fined not more than $1,000; and for any subsequent offense fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than 6 months or both.

95.99(2)

(2) The department may seek an injunction restraining any person from violating this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter.

95.99(3)

(3) A person who violates this chapter or any rule promulgated or order issued under this chapter, for which a specific penalty is not prescribed, may be required to forfeit not less than $200 nor more than $5,000 for the first offense and may be required to forfeit not less than $400 nor more than $5,000 for the 2nd or subsequent offense committed within 5 years of an offense for which a penalty has been assessed under this section. A forfeiture under this subsection is in lieu of a criminal penalty under sub.

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Q: Do citizens have the right to demand a full disclosure of the exact laws and basis under which USDA and Wisconsin have charged them?  Is there any defense against these attacks?

A: There seems to be none.  In the cooperative agreement it states all applicable federal laws shall apply.  There are certain major State and Federal Constitutional issues that these laws are in conflict with.

Q: Who exactly is asking for this information?

A: The Department of Agriculture, State of Wisconsin administered by Assistant State Veterinarian, Dr. Paul McGraw; both knowing this has nothing to do with livestock or food safety.  This comes from The World Trade Organization and their trade program OIE, World Organization Animal Health.

Q: Where is the information stored? For what purpose?

A: Initially intake is at state level, and then it moves through forms records management plan.  There are different steps on how they process this information.  From everything I read a disease outbreak would give state, federal and international interest’s access.

Q  Who is storing the information?

A: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and then to Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium with (WLIC) as final repository in Canada. The WLIC is comprised of various agriculture groups, breed associations and companies selling RFID tags. 

Rep. Obey & Sen. Kohl helped to get WLIC started and moved the data base to Canada.  The head of WLIC initially was Gary Tauchen who is now a Wisconsin representative and sitting on the house AG committee. 

In my own case I have been registered twice after the fire number on my property changed.  Once under the original number and my name and again under the newly assigned number and my farm name; I did not register for Premises ID on either occasion and was signed up without my knowledge or consent.

Q: If the WLIC is listed as the last repository of data mined information, how did files on Wisconsin agricultural properties end up being stored in Canada?

A: WLIC with the help of Rep. Obey and Sen. Kohl although I don’t know for sure how this was accomplished. The intention was to avoid any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request or open information requests until they passed the 2008 Farm Bill and included a provision in that bill saying that these files would not be available to FOIA requests. 

Q.  Who had access to these files when they were outside the country?

A:  We don’t know.  Once it was outside US jurisdiction we had no way of knowing.

Q:  Are you able to get copies of your personal file from the Canadian data bank?

A:  I was able to obtain the premises information pursuant to the forms records management plan.  To my knowledge I am only the second person to do so.

 Q:  We know these programs have nothing to do with tracking animal disease and are actually meant to end competition for industrialized agricultural interests, and to seize control of agricultural lands and livestock….who are the actual players that will benefit from these programs?

A: The big corporate industrialized agriculture operators….Cargill, Tyson, Monsanto and others because they would see the end to competition and obtain virtually full control over all agriculture.

Q:  Are Wisconsin politicians either state or federal willing to speak to you about NAIS, Premises ID or the fake food safety bills?

A: On the Federal level, Sen. Kohl and Rep. Obey will not take my calls.

(* writers note: I made my own calls to these offices and when I stated what I was calling in reference to, the staffers got really nasty and then hung up)

In fact Sen. Kohl’s staffer, Kim Cates’ husband is on the Agriculture Consumer Protection Citizen board.  He would not even meet with John Kinsman of Family Farm Defenders to discuss the issue.

On the state level are the continuous lies.  These people will say Premises ID has nothing to do with NAIS.  They say this even though they have been shown the cooperative agreement between USDA and Wisconsin DATCP outlining Premises ID as the first step.  They refuse to look at or acknowledge the legal documents.

DATCP had a document on the Wisconsin Legislative information Bureau site saying that the Amish don’t have any problem with this.  If the Amish don’t have a problem with it why are they suing Emmanuel Miller Jr.? An Amish from Clark County.

Steve Kagen would not address our concerns and he’s on the US house Ag sub- committee that held a hearing on NAIS and is also involved in the food safety bills and won’t address our concerns even there.  He is working right now to get funding to move Wisconsin into phase II of NAIS which is the mandatory chipping and tagging of all animals.

I will say that Sen. Feingold has been willing to listen to our concerns both in his Washington office and in the state office. 

Although there is a bill in Wisconsin which would restore voluntary participation I feel it is nothing more than an attempt at political redemption by the same people who passed the mandatory bill to begin with, in that they are fully aware that this bills will be sent to the House Ag committee and never see the light of day.  This is merely political posturing……..the house, senate and government are all controlled by Democrats.  This may be nothing more than a smoke screen while they make mandatory phase II which is the tagging and chipping, which can’t be done unless you have a Premises ID.

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 In the end, what was billed and sold to Wisconsin farmers and herders as a strictly “voluntary” system turns out to be a mandatory system operated much like a police state enforcement policy.  There can be no doubt, especially in light of the hyped up investigation and enforcement policies that this law in Wisconsin is less about disease and more about property seizure and forfeiture.

Wisconsin is the blueprint for the remaining states:  what happens there is going to happen to all independent ranchers, farmers and producers across the country if any of these fake food safety bills, or National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is passed into law. 

 © 2009 Marti Oakley

 

The Plans for Martial Law

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The financial collapse and the prediction for full nation wide collapse in mid 2009…….

Progressive View of Gun Rights: 2A All the Way.

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 by Rady Ananda 

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Because this essay sparked strong reaction, OEN owner Rob Kall has convinced me that I could better make my case for Second Amendment advocacy if I clarified my politics: I am a progressive populist. As a progressive, I value, work toward, and believe in an ever-expanding recognition of equality for all peoples. I have no tolerance for intolerance. Owning personal firearms levels the playing field somewhat for those most vulnerable to abuse: women, the elderly, the poor, and the handicapped.  I’m a populist because I feel no allegiance to or from elites. Instead, I fear the vast expansion of governmental power over the past decade, at the expense of the Rule of Law, and at the expense of basic human rights — particularly the 800-year-old Magna Carta provision for habeas corpus. 2A advocacy is an egalitarian issue. ~ RA

 (Excerpted from the full article at  www.opednews.com)

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Gun rights are neither liberal nor conservative, feminist nor patriarchal, Democrat nor Republican, Left nor Right. Gun rights are populist at their core, in defense against government tyranny at their widest application, and in self-defense at their most personal application.  
The debate over gun rights is vast and well-documented. The basic arguments for an armed citizenry are:
  

  • To maintain political order and prevent tyranny;
  • To protect community from outside invasion;
  • Personal defense and crime prevention; and
  • Sport and hunting.
  • The basic arguments against an armed populace ignore history or adopt a Pollyanna view toward government. Plenty of folks, on the Right and on the Left, and those in-between, recognize the value of preventive armament. We recognize that bipartisan-passed legislation over the past nine years strips US citizens of their sovereignty and destroys the Bill of Rights. (All this legislation, because it’s unconstitutional, is void, in my non-legal opinion.) 
    Some history – Jews and Other Genocides
    In 1981, Morton Grove, Illinois became the first U.S. city to ban the possession of firearms. Next came Evanston, Illinois, which passed a similar ordinance without controversy.  But when the measure was proposed in nearby Skokie, it was soundly defeated.  Skokie, populated by Holocaust survivors, knew the merits of personal armament and the dangers of its lack. (Alderman and Kennedy)  
    Some researchers took this argument on a survey of seven nations that committed genocide in the 20th century, determining that in each instance, citizens were legislatively disarmed prior to their mass extermination by their government.  In Lethal Laws: Gun Control Is the Key to Genocide, the authors demonstrated that these nations that perpetrated genocide had chosen a victim population which was disarmed.  If the intended victims were not already gun-free, then the murderous governments first got rid of the guns before they began the killing. 

    NSA Spying: “Overcollection” or Business as Usual?

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    NSA Spying: “Overcollection” or Business as Usual?

    New evidence that the National Security Agency (NSA) continues to systematically spy on Americans emerged on Thursday.

    In an explosive report, The New York Times revealed that the agency “intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year.”

    According to investigative journalists Eric Lichtblau and James Risen, “several intelligence officials” told the paper that the ultra-spooky NSA “had been engaged in ‘overcollection’ of domestic communications of Americans.”

    As numerous critics have charged, the NSA’s driftnet surveillance of electronic communications would dramatically escalate precisely because of Congress’ passage of the shameful FISA Amendments Act (FAA) last summer.

    When revelations that domestic spying have increased since Obama’s January inauguration are coupled with the Justice Department’s aggressive moves to suppress litigation that would hold former and present officials accountable, claims of “overcollection” by the agency become a code word for business as usual.

    The Times points out that “classified government briefings have been held in recent weeks in response to a brewing controversy that some officials worry could damage the credibility of legitimate intelligence-gathering efforts.”

    But as The Wall Street Journal reported last year, “the spy agency now monitors huge volumes of records of domestic emails and Internet searches as well as bank transfers, credit-card transactions, travel and telephone records.”

    Acting in concert with private corporations, “transactional data” such as credit card purchases, bank transactions and travel itineraries are sold to NSA by corporate freebooters. Once this information is obtained, it is then fed into data mining programs, including NSA’s own Terrorist Surveillance Program or the FBI’s Digital Collection System formerly known as Carnivore in a quixotic search for “suspicious patterns.” As the Journal revealed:

    The effort also ties into data from an ad-hoc collection of so-called “black programs” whose existence is undisclosed, the current and former officials say. Many of the programs in various agencies began years before the 9/11 attacks but have since been given greater reach. Among them, current and former intelligence officials say, is a longstanding Treasury Department program to collect individual financial data including wire transfers and credit-card transactions. (Siobhan Gorman, “NSA Domestic Spying Grows as Agency Sweeps Up Data,” The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2008)

    As investigative journalist Christopher Ketchum reported last year in the now-defunct Radar Magazine, one such “black program” may be its ultra top secret Main Core database, “a secret enemies list of citizens who could face detention under martial law.”

    Ketchum revealed that as many as “8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect” and, in the event of a national emergency, “could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and even detention.”
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    Cyber Security Act would grant sweeping new powers to government

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    Do you want Barack Obama and his cronies to have the power to
    SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET?


    Dear Friend of the Constitution,

    That’s EXACTLY what’s about to happen, if Congress passes two new bills… Unless YOU help to stop them!

    TELL CONGRESS TO REJECT
    GIVING BARACK OBAMA TOTAL CONTROL OF THE INTERNET!

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    According to news reports, two new Senate bills — S. 773 and S. 778 — “would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online data, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down Internet traffic during a declared ‘cyber emergency.'”

    These two new bills are both part of what’s being called the “Cybersecurity Act of 2009.”The Act would create a new bureaucracy, the “Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor,”which would be charged with “defending the country from cyber attack”… and would report directly to Barack Obama.

    But that’s not all it would do: it would also grant the Secretary of Commerce access to all privately owned information networks deemed to be “critical”to the nation’s infrastructure, “without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule or policy restricting such access.”

    Did you read that? The Secretary of Commerce, reporting directly to Mr. Obama, would be able to snoop through ANYTHING connected to the Internet that a President decides is “critical”to look at. And it doesn’t matter what the law says — they get to do this whenever and wherever a President wants them to.

    Talk about UNCONSTITUTIONAL! We MUST NOT let Barack Obama’s cronies in Congress get away with this!

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    GIVING BARACK OBAMA TOTAL CONTROL OF THE INTERNET!

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    Tons of released drugs taint US water

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    AP IMPACT: Tons of released drugs taint US water

    By JEFF DONN, MARTHA MENDOZA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press

     

    U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water — contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation.

    Hundreds of active pharmaceutical ingredients are used in a variety of manufacturing, including drugmaking: For example, lithium is used to make ceramics and treat bipolar disorder; nitroglycerin is a heart drug and also used in explosives; copper shows up in everything from pipes to contraceptives.

    Federal and industry officials say they don’t know the extent to which pharmaceuticals are released by U.S. manufacturers because no one tracks them — as drugs. But a close analysis of 20 years of federal records found that, in fact, the government unintentionally keeps data on a few, allowing a glimpse of the pharmaceuticals coming from factories.

    As part of its ongoing PharmaWater investigation about trace concentrations of pharmaceuticals in drinking water, AP identified 22 compounds that show up on two lists: the EPA monitors them as industrial chemicals that are released into rivers, lakes and other bodies of water under federal pollution laws, while the Food and Drug Administration classifies them as active pharmaceutical ingredients.

    The data don’t show precisely how much of the 271 million pounds comes from drugmakers versus other manufacturers; also, the figure is a massive undercount because of the limited federal government tracking.

    To date, drugmakers have dismissed the suggestion that their manufacturing contributes significantly to what’s being found in water. Federal drug and water regulators agree.

    But some researchers say the lack of required testing amounts to a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy about whether drugmakers are contributing to water pollution.  READ MORE

    The truth about Facebook

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    Stop putting all your personal information out there! 

    “National Security” doesn’t include you

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    By Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2009. All rights reserved

     

                                   

    What the Republicans started, the Democrats are finishing.  All the assaults on civil liberties, the loss of freedom and the conversion from a Constitutional Republic to a fascist surveillance police state is nearly complete.  The noose on the free American people is tightening as congress accelerates its planned overthrow of our nation.  Here are some knots in the rope to think about:

     

    REAL ID……to identify each of us through dna, and other biometric data.  Once implemented will be used to track our movements and/or prohibit them.  Location! Location! Location!  We sound like real estate don’t we?  And to think they now refer to us as [human capital].

     

    Newborn DNA gathering……Each state since 1992 has been logging the dna of all newborns and this info is now on file with Homeland Security and available to international interests and anyone with the money to pay to know our genetic information and to base fees, rates and other assessments on our persons based on our genetic makeup.    

     

    GPS used to locate vehicles.  Now, several states are considering plans to force every automobile owner to have GPS installed.  The intent of this is to be able to track the movement of every vehicle at will…..the perk is another tax to be applied to the number of miles you drive…..recorded by GPS.  And of course, the cost of this surveillance will be borne by more money borrowed in our names.

     

    GPS in cell phones… One number for life, right?  You can figure this one out on your own.

     

    FEMA camps, of which it is suggested, number in the hundreds, are operational and located in almost every state.  HR 645 turns closed military bases into FEMA detention centers.  This answers the question of why Bush and Rumsfeld began closing military bases while we were in the middle of two wars.  

     

    Fusion Centers, your local data mining, local surveillance and information gathering centers are in multiple locations in every state.  These should be more accurately called [snitch and report centers].

     

    Homeland Security continues and expands its no-fly, blacklists, terrorist watch lists, suspect lists, and dozens of other black listings of American citizens.  Without evidence, without charges filed…..we have been determined to be guilty with no way of proving our innocence.  Now, some desk jockey with a title and nothing to do can add your name, my name…anyone’s name to a list of “suspects”, sometimes just for mentioning the Constitution, supporting the 2nd Amendment, or speaking about your rights.

     

    The illegal wiretapping of every phone call, every internet search, every contact we have that can be tracked, traced, viewed, read, intercepted, continues without abatement. 

     

    Every financial transaction using our bank accounts, credit cards or any other method is recorded and analyzed and can be flagged at any time.  Even your visits to that mega grocery store are video taped and a record of your purchases handed over to the IRS in the event of an audit.

     

    NAIS…..The National Animal Identification System……designed to abolish private property rights and to seize control of livestock production and ownership by family and independent producers.  RFID tagging of all animals…even pets.

     

    Fake Food Safety bills……HR 875, one among many bills,  which legislates the establishment of yet another unnecessary and bloated bureaucracy whose focus will be to end anything except industrialized agriculture by multi-national corporations.  These bills are the overt attempt to seize control of production of the food supply and to end production by anyone other than multi-national corporations using government agencies and personnel for enforcement.

     

    In all of this and much more that I didn’t mention, the term [national security] is used repeatedly to justify the loss of rights, the encroachment of government on all levels into our everyday lives.  Surveillance, the militarization of our local police forces, the establishing of Fusion centers that do nothing but data mine for information on our routine daily activities, the existence of detention centers for American citizens, the gathering of DNA for unknown reasons and uses, and the attempts to hand over our food production capabilities to industrialized corporate Ag who are already deeply entrenched in what is supposed to be the people’s government, sends a clear and distinct message to all of us defining what the term [national security] really means.

     

    National security has come to mean the government is afraid of its own people and these measures are necessary to make those in government and those who collude with them safe from us.  We have become the enemy our government fears.

     

    © 2009 Marti Oakley

     

    Darol Dickinson on the radio April 6th

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    ATTENTION —– Darol Dickinson, rancher and NAIS opposition leader of Barnesville, Ohio will be featured on the Power Hour.  Details below.  Information is available for callers through the entire program.  Many state veterinarians and NAIS state directors have been “spoon fed” by USDA about the wonderful NAIS program.  This will give them an opportunity to call in and ask the questions they have failed to understand about NAIS; the reasons over 90% of livestock producers refuse to surrender to NAIS property enrollment and why some farmers are talking of all out rebellion against the heavy hand of USDA if any part of “mandatory NAIS” becomes enforced in the USA.  Hear the Power Hour while the final nails are driven in the NAIS coffin, Monday, April 20, with Darol Dickinson. 

     

     

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    RE: Talk Radio~~~ MONDAY – APRIL 6th – 10.05 am-CT

    The Power Hour with Joyce & Dave” sincerely wish to thank Darol Dickinson for agreeing to be a guest on their syndicated talk radio.  
    Our audience is going to be so grateful to receive NAIS current information. 


    We will link our radio website to: www.texaslonghorn.net and http://www.naisstinks.com
    We wish for our audience to have all current NAIS information.

    The Power Hour appreciates Darol Dickinson’s dedication and efforts to this topic and we look forward to this special guest appearance.

    Always in Health and Liberty,

    Marie Gunther – Guest & Program Producer of http://www.ThePowerHour.com

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    On the Airwaves this Sunday – Join Us!

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    BarbThis Sunday, April 19, 2009, I will be on the air with Dave Hodges. We will be discussing HR 875, Livestock Tracking, Homeland Security’s Stamping Out program, GMO, and Monsanto. You are welcome to join us in what should be a lively discussion. Here is the information: 

    THE COMMON SENSE SHOW

    The Republic Broadcasting Network

    Host(s): Dave Hodges

    Call In Number: 800-313-9443

    Show Time: Sundays, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST

    Live streamed at http://www.republicbroadcasting.org/index.php?cmd=listenlive

    Often referred to as Americas most independent talk show host Dave Hodges brings a wealth of professional experience to the RBN airwaves as an award winning psychology, statistics and research professor a college basketball coach a mental health counselor a political activist and writer who has published dozens of editorials and articles in several publications such as The Arizona Republic and Freedoms Phoenix. The Common Sense Show with Dave Hodges is a hard-hitting investigative journalism show which features an array of impressive guests coupled with an in-depth analysis of important personal, social and geopolitical issues which are largely unreported in the mainstream media. The wide variety of show topics range from the loss of constitutional liberties, to the subsequent implementation of a police state under world governance, to exploring the limits of human potential. The primary purpose of The Common Sense Show with Dave Hodges is to provide the listening audience with the tools necessary to reclaim both our individual and national sovereignty. Join us every Sunday night as we apply a Founding Fathers Common Sense perspective towards solving the dire threats that confront all Americans in these times of unprecedented challenge.

    Barb

    The USA Isn’t a Country, It’s a Corporation!

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    Source: Russell Means Freedom

    The date is February 21, 1871 and the Forty-First Congress is in session. I refer you to the “Acts of the Forty-First Congress,” Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62. On this date in the history of our nation, Congress passed an Act titled: “An Act To Provide A Government for the District of Columbia.” This is also known as the “Act of 1871.” What does this mean? Well, it means that Congress, under no constitutional authority to do so, created a separate form of government for the District of Columbia, which is a ten mile square parcel of land.  

    What??? How could they do that? Moreover, WHY would they do that? To explain, let’s look at the circumstances of those days. The Act of 1871 was passed at a vulnerable time in America. Our nation was essentially bankrupt — weakened and financially depleted in the aftermath of the Civil War. The Civil War itself was nothing more than a calculated “front” for some pretty fancy footwork by corporate backroom players. It was a strategic maneuver by European interests (the international bankers) who were intent upon gaining a stranglehold on the neck (and the coffers) of America.

    The Congress realized our country was in dire financial straits, so they cut a deal with the international bankers — (in those days, the Rothschilds of London were dipping their fingers into everyone’s pie) thereby incurring a DEBT to said bankers. If we think about banks, we know they do not just lend us money out of the goodness of their hearts. A bank will not do anything for you unless it is entirely in their best interest to do so. There has to be some sort of collateral or some string attached which puts you and me (the borrower) into a subservient position. This was true back in 1871 as well. The conniving international bankers were not about to lend our floundering nation any money without some serious stipulations. So, they devised a brilliant way of getting their foot in the door of the United States (a prize they had coveted for some time, but had been unable to grasp thanks to our Founding Fathers, who despised them and held them in check), and thus, the Act of 1871 was passed.

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    You might be a terrorist if…

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    CowboyWell, here it is folks, straight from the horse’s mouth. The Department of Homeland Insecurity has determined that the “Current Economic and Political Climate [is] Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” So, I reckon it’s my civic duty to help these folks figure out just who they’re on the lookout for.

     

    You might be a terrorist if….

    You get your potatoes from the backyard.

    You clean your shotgun on the front porch.

    You can count on one hand the number of times you go to town in a month.

    You live in the country and like it.

    You don’t believe that a building can turn into dust with only minor damage.

    You don’t believe everything you hear on Fox News.

    You have a Ron Paul for President bumper sticker.

    You listen to Alex Jones.

    You think that the Constitution is more than toilet paper.

    You believe that your government is supposed to work for you, not against you.

    You’ve actually read the Declaration of Independence and believe it.

    You believe that illegal alien means just that – illegal.

    You’ve lost your job.

    You’ve lost your home.

    You’re a Christian.

    You’re poor.

    You store food and water.

    You believe that the “New World Order” is a reality, and not just some conspiracy theory.

    You believe that the U.S. should be able to make its own products.

    You’re a veteran.

    You live alone.

    You are on the Internet.

    You don’t believe in Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. 

    Now you have it folks. I hope this short list helps. Feel free to add to it, as these folks need as much help as they can get. 

    © 2009, Barbara H. Peterson

    Cybersecurity Act of 2009: End of the Internet as We Know It?

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    S.B. 773 and 778, introduced last week by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) and Sen Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and collectively referred to as the “Cybersecurity Act of 2009” appears to be the “legal” last nail in the coffin of the internet.

    The language of the act appears to be focused upon protecting the corporate elite’s use of the internet exclusively:

    “To secure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the internet and intranet communications for such purposes…”

    The bill also provides for “…the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cyber security defenses against disruption, and for other purposes.”

    This act will also give the Secretary of Commerce new and sweeping powers to regulate the internet. That this power is being invested in the Secretary of Commerce only underscores the emphasis upon reserving the future of the internet for the use of corporate interests, which had been predicted last year.

    But, even more chilling is that there appears to be a deliberate program being implemented to carry out false-flag “cyber attacks” to justify the passage of this bill. The bill, itself, states, in Sec. 2. Findings:

    “(3) According to the 2009 Annual Threat Assessment, ‘a successful cyber attack against a major financial service provider could severely impact the national economy, while cyber attacks against physical infrastructure computer systems such as those that control power grids or oil refineries have the potential to disrupt services for hours or weeks,’ and that ‘Nation states and criminals target our government and private sector information networks to gain competitive advantage in the commercial sector.

    This just so happens to coincide with a report in Computerworld’s Security section, describing alleged “cyber attacks” against “key parts of the U.S. Electrical grid,” which, strangely, isn’t substantiated in any way. There is no mention of where or when this supposed “attack” took place, nor is there any mention of who “the hackers” might be. What is stressed, though, is that “perhaps [it was done] with the intent to cripple the country’s power infrastructure,” and that these undisclosed “hackers” “most likely gained access like any other cybercriminal — by exploiting a bug in software such as Windows or Office…”

    This is reiterated by mention, within the Computerworld article, of another such report from the Wall Street Journal. As in the Computerworld article, the Wall Street Journal also makes no disclosure of the identities of these cyber criminals, but says they are “cyberspies” who “…came from China, Russia and other countries…”

    So, the stage has been set and the actors are in their places, ready to carry out the elite’s plan to create some sort of “cyber attack” hysteria that will be used to serve as the rationale for some sort of “solution” that will be needed to “protect” us from this sort of thing ever happening again. And, low and behold, concurrent with the supposed “attacks” comes the solution – in the form of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009. How prescient of Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe to have come up with just what we needed and just in the nick of time!

    Isn’t it uncanny that these “attacks” happened to occur after months of the media’s calling for the need for “a new internet?” The New York Times has quoted Rick Wesson, the chief executive of Support Intelligence, a computer consulting firm (I wonder if he’ll be one of those among the new “cadre of information technology specialists”?) , as saying, “If you’re looking for a digital Pearl Harbor, we now have the Japanese ships streaming toward us on the horizon.” How convenient.

    Mental Screening of Pregnant Women and New Mothers

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    Help Defeat  the federal Mother’s Act – (Mental Screening of Pregnant Women and New Mothers) 
     
     
    On Monday, the U.S.  House of Representatives passed the “Mothers Act” without any debate whatsoever.  The “plan”  is to have it passed by the Senate and handed to America by Mother’s Day.
     
    This is your chance to tell Senators NO to the Mother’s Act – HR 20 before they leave for Easter break.
     
    The MOTHERS ACT is a bill which will increase mental health screening of pregnant women and new mothers. This can lead to women being misdiagnosed and put on psychiatric drugs with their dangerous side effects.
     
    Please  compose a short letter and FAX as many Senators as you can on the below committee.    Tell them NO to HR 20 – the “Mothers Act” and tell them why you disagree with it.
     
    If you don’t have access to a fax, please call as many as you can.
     

     


    28,339  Signatures Against TeenScreen. Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/TScreen/petition.html  

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    Antibiotics pose concern for Minn. ethanol producers

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    04-05-2009: news-state            

    Antibiotics pose concern for Minn. ethanol producers

    WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) – Ethanol’s main by-product, which is sold as livestock feed, has raised potential food safety concerns.

    Several studies have linked the byproduct, known as distillers grain, to elevated rates of E. coli in cattle. And now, distillers grain is facing further scrutiny because the Food and Drug Administration has found that it often contains antibiotics left over from making ethanol.

    Ethanol production relies on enzymes, yeast and sugar to convert corn into fuel. And just as the wrong bacteria in the body can sicken people, it can also cause a variety of ailments in a batch of ethanol.

    Mark von Keitz with the University of Minnesota’s Biotechnology Institute said in ethanol production, the main enemy is a bacterial bug that makes lactic acid.

    “What these organisms do is they also compete with the yeast for the sugar,” said von Keitz. “But instead of making alcohol, they make primarily lactic acid.”

    If enough of the bacteria are present, von Keitz said fermentation can be ruined.

    “It gets acidified to the point that the yeast is no longer able to properly produce ethanol, and then you’re stuck with a big batch of corn mash,” said von Keitz.

    If that happens, there’s no ethanol and no profit. To prevent the problem, producers rely on medicine.

    “What people operating these plants are trying to do is to keep these lactic acid bacteria in check,” said von Keitz. “And one way of doing that is with the help of antibiotics.”

    Ethanol producers use penicillin and a popular antibiotic called virginiamycin to kill bacteria. And that raises two potential concerns.

    One is that these treatments might promote the growth of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. The development of these “superbugs” is a major concern in health care because they reduce the effectiveness of medicines.

    Von Keitz found some bacteria that were, in fact, resistant when he sampled bacteria at four Midwest ethanol plants several years ago.

    The second concern is that the antibiotics could find their way to humans through the food chain.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken a mostly hands-off approach to the use of antibiotics in the ethanol industry. But amid increasing concerns over food safety in recent years, the agency is taking a closer look.

    “A year ago we put a survey out to the FDA field people to collect samples of those distillers grains, and start analyzing for antibiotic residues,” said Linda Benjamin, a chemist with the FDA’s Center of Veterinary Medicine.

    Samples were requested from 60 ethanol plants, including some in Minnesota. She said testing showed that many contained antibiotics, mainly four types.

    “Penicillin, virginiamycin, erythromycin and tylosin,” said Benjamin.

    At this point the story gets murky. Benjamin won’t say if any of the antibiotics exceeded federal guidelines.

    Those guidelines are part of the problem; they’re a patchwork and far from definitive on what levels of antibiotics in distillers grain are safe.

    If the FDA decides to restrict antibiotics in the ethanol industry, it could have far-reaching consequences.

    Distillers grain is a major source of low-cost livestock feed. Any restrictions on its sale and use as feed will hurt the profit-scarce ethanol industry and the livestock farmers who rely on it.

    Texas jumps on the sovereignty band wagon

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    First, see it for yourself.

    Gov. Perry Backs Resolution Affirming Texas’ Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment

    HCR 50 Reiterates Texas’ Rights Over Powers Not Otherwise Granted to Federal Government
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitutio

    BTC OPINION/ EDITORIAL

    While HCR 50 is the idealogical new darling legislation of the 81st session, it has been gathering dust in the State Affairs office. No legislators were available for comment today at the Captiol due to Good Friday. There has bee no legislative action on HCR 50 since February, 23 2009; the date it was filed. The show and tell we witnessed on Thursday is a heavy cloud. We can wait until Tuesday for any word on the rain.

    There are 69 co-sponsors, 4 sponsors and the author, Rep. Brandon Creighton. Amid the approbation of 76 legislators is: the Vice Chair of the Calendars Committee, 6 co-sponsors on the Calendars committee, 5 State Affairs Committee members – 2 of which are also on the Calendar’s committee. With the level of collaborative and incestuous support – why hasn’t HCR 50 actually passed by now?

    That is something you will have to ask your Texas Legislators.

    To track HCR 50 visit:
    http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HCR50


    Posted By Beat The Chip to Beat The Chip at 4/10/2009 04:43:00 PM

    Wisconsin farmers work to end mandatory Premises ID and NAIS

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    We have until the 15th to get more cosponsors for the legislation that would restore the mandatory premises registration program to the original intent of voluntary.  I was in the capital yesterday and most of the legislative staffers were not aware of the lawsuits against farmers… None were aware of the database being held in Canada,  well they do now.  But with rural areas lacking in legislative impact anything that can be done to reach suburban consumers would be helpful.
    PLEASE BROADCAST

    ***ACTION ALERT***
    WHAT: Bill to Make Premises Registration Voluntary in WI

    State Representative Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) has introduced at the state Assembly a bill, LRB-2259/1, to make premises registration voluntary in Wisconsin.  The bill needs more cosponsors immediately and your support as it goes through the Assembly.

    ACTION: Please call and fax your state representative immediately and ask him/her to cosponsor “LRB-2259/1, Voluntary Livestock Premises Registration.” 


    1.  When you call, ask to speak to the representative or the legislative aide for agriculture.  Form a positive relationship with the aide.  Educate him or her about NAIS.  Be RESPECTFUL and POLITE.  Remember, who would the aide rather speak with, someone who is courteous or someone angry and resentful?

    2.  Please send this to everyone you know in Wisconsin.

    NOTE: After the bill gets cosponsors, it goes to a subcommittee or committee.  We need to call committee members as soon as it is assigned.

    View the bill:  http://wicfa.org/ (scroll down below the Mission Statement).

    C.J. Cordell, President
    Wisconsin Independent Consumers and Farmers Association
    (715) 418-0424
    Our purpose is to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade 
    that fosters availability of locally grown or home-produced food products.

    WICFA opposes any government funded or managed National Animal Identification System.

    Codex meeting: One huge threat to US sovereingty

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    Doesn’t this all sound all warm and fuzzy?  Never mind that Codex has been the catalyst for hunger and starvation around the world, or that it is funded and controlled by multi-national corporations.  Just tack the United Nations on it and all of our laws and protections fall by the way side.   Our right to alternative health treatments, vitamins and supplments are about to go up in international smoke.  Rather than protecting quality of food or access to it, Codex facilitates the lowering of standards and regulations easing the way for higher multi-national corporate profits.  This isn’t about food safety, quality or access……its all about MONEY!   Marti

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    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_041009_01/index.asp

     

    Congressional and Public Affairs
    (202) 720-9113
    Roger Sockman

     

    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2009 – The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration, (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. Positions that will be discussed at the 18th Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF), to be held in Natal, Brazil, May 11-15, 2009.

     

    The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. To 1 p.m., Room 107-A, Jamie Whitten Federal Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. Attendees must pre-register and present photo identification at the door. To pre-register, please send your name, organization, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address to Jasmine Matthews by e-mail touscodex@fsis.usda.gov, by phone at (202) 690-1124 or by fax at (202) 720-3157.

     

    Documents and agenda items related to the 18th Session of CCRVDF will be available on the Codex Alimentarius Web site at www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

     

    Codex was created in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. Codex develops food standards, guidelines and codes of practice in order to protect the health of consumers, and ensure fair food trade practices and promote coordination of food standards undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

     

    The CCRVDF is responsible for determining priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods, to recommend maximum levels of such substances, to develop codes of practice as may be required, and to consider methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of veterinary drug residues in foods. The Committee is hosted by the United States.

     

    Written comments may be submitted by interested parties by e-mail to the U.S. Delegate to the CCRVDF, Dr. Steven Vaughn, FDA, at Brandi.Robinson@fda.hhs.gov. For further information concerning the 18th Session of the CCRVDF, contact Dr. Steven Vaughn, D.V.M., by e-mail atSteven.Vaughn@fda.hhs.gov, by phone at (240) 276-8300, or by fax at (240) 276-8242.

     

    For further information about the public meeting or to request a sign language interpreter or any other special accommodation, contact Jasmine Matthews, U.S. CodexOffice, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, by e-mailuscodex@fsis.usda.gov, or by phone at (202) 690-1124 or fax at (202) 720-3157.   

    Plan B: Prepare to attack American’s

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    http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/598.html

    Plan B

     

    In case the bailout doesn’t work…

    The US has a Plan B.

    If it’s not possible to paper over the vast multi-trillion dollar looting that took place during the changing of the guard (Bush to Obama), then the US will be ready with an iron fist for its own people.

    Battle hardened troops are in place in the US being trained to “deal” with disgruntled Americans – in a “non-lethal” way of course.

     

    The new mission for the US military:

    Dealing with civil unrest and crowd control in the US.

    A battle-hardened infantry unit is already trained and ready to go.

    They hit the ground last October.

    Details:

     

    http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/598.html

    DeLauro can’t hear anyone but big AG as she tries to force NAIS and fake food safety bills

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    YUPFARMING

    Thursday, April 9, 2009

    Rosa DeLauro, no friend of farmers, is tired of their “foot dragging”

    http://yupfarming.blogspot.com/2009/04/rosa-delauro-no-friend-of-farmers-is.html
     
    Rosa DeLauro who receives one of the largest amounts of money from Agribusiness of anyone in Congress, said “in a phone interview on Tuesday that she has “lost patience for a voluntary system that has registered only 35 percent of U.S. Livestock facilities over five years and received $142 million in funding.” [From the AP]

    The actual number is less than 10% . But even with the USDA inflating the number 3 and 1/2 times, it’s still obvious small farmers who are already threatened in this country, don’t want it.

     

    As a self-described progressive who claims to care about small farmers, has it occurred to her to listen to what farmers want and need for themselves?  Has she noticed that farmers across the country detest and fear NAIS?  Has she seen that they feel this to such a degree that they have created anti-NAIS chapters in every state?  
     
    Is she aware they have been asking the USDA for clarification many times over those same five years, over whether Premises ID portion of NAIS is actually a take over of their farmland?  Is she aware that Emmanuel Miller, an Amish man in Wisconsin where there is a religious exemption written into the law, is still being sued for not signing on?  

    Is she aware that the Organic Consumers Association and its 850,000 progressive members are strongly opposed to NAIS, and with sane and sound reasons the video describes, as opposed to the “lunatic ” program Jim Hightower, the former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, calls NAIS.  

    “We are tired of the foot-dragging on this issue,” said DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat. “We need to move forward on this.”

    Who is the “we,” Ms. Delauro refers to?  Monsanto?  Tysons?  Cargill?  ADM?  All of whom were part of devising the program through their corporate association known as the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA)?

    Certainly not the small farmers in this country who have been working desperately for the last five years to fend off NAIS, a program they see clearly will crush them.  

    Whom does Ms. DeLauro represent when she says “we”?  On whose behalf is she so openly disgusted with farmers who are doing all they can to save their farms and livelihoods and in some cases, lives, by NOT signing on?  

    It doesn’t take a lot to see that if the government has thrown millions into forcing them onto NAIS and still they are resisting, something must be very wrong with the program.  (And why was that money not spent on USDA inspectors who are in such short supply that inspectors call the job “just a joke” ?)  

    The Premises ID portion, which is supposed to be about tracking animals back to farms in case of animal disease, for some reason includes mapping global coordinates of the farmers’ land.  Why?  They have addresses.  They can be found.  How is the size and shape of land related to locating anyone?  Even if a farmer (or any of us) owns only a single chicken, they are supposed to sign on.  And if they get rid of the chicken, the land remains recorded … within a corporate data bank … which is being held outside the country in Canada … where the Freedom of Information Act can’t access it.  

    Ms. DeLauro, what is really involved here?  “Premises” is an international term which appears to change a farmer from an “owner” to a mere “stake holder” in his own land.  Farmers have sent many, many formal requests to Bush’s USDA and Obama’s and cannot get an answer.  They fear their land is being taken using animal disease as a cover.  Until farmers have a guarantee they are not being forced onto a contract that steals their land out of from under them, what do you expect them do besides foot drag?  

    Even urban people are buying chickens to raise for eggs – whether because of economic collapse, or out of the pleasure of learning about farming.  Do you really expect us all to be trapped onto NAIS, to face fines of up to a million dollars a day and ten years in prison for not recording every move a child makes with their new chick by taking it off the “premise” to “co-mingle” with the kitten next door as the child shows a friend?  Do you expect us all to be subject to prison terms for not recording a trip to school with a duck for show and tell?  Do you expect us all to have our property mapped into a corporate data bank, coordinates taken of it, and easements put on our land to allow for warrantless government entry (all part of NAIS and Premises ID) because we get a bunny?  

    This country is facing collapse.  We need our farmers.  Industrial food in increasingly dangerous.  We need our farmers.  We don’t want genetically engineered food.  We need our farmers.

    How can you call yourself a progressive and treat our farmers as you are doing, forcing them onto a program that Michael Pollan says flat out, will destroy them?  

    “Instead of seizing on these threats as a reason to decentralize our food supply, the government is bringing in more regulation and technology. 
     

     

    Progressive senators are proposing that we begin to regulate farms the way we regulate meat plants. That will put small farms out of business. So you see what happens as industrial agriculture fails and sickens us. The solutions promote more industrialization of agriculture. 

    A progressive is supposed to stand with the little guy against corporations, not take money from Agribusiness and wipe out the small farmer.  A progressive is supposed to protect threatened classes of people like our farmers.  A progressive is supposed to defend our environment from pesticides and GMOs and CAFOs.  

    Those of us who have looked even cursorily into NAIS don’t buy the nonsense about animal disease protection – especially not when the USDA is ready to let in animals from countries where there is active disease and it being farmers trying to stop that.  In fact, in Asia, animal diseases caused by multinational agribusiness is being used to eliminate small farmers’ normal animal stocks so genetically engineered ones can be substituted .  We don’t want that to happen here though the FDA appears to be setting up for it .

    Ms. DeLauro, the reality is that true progressives, conservative farmers, liberal organic farmers, foodies, lovers of farmers and farmers markets, and all those who care about animals and recognize our small farmers are the ones protecting our biodiversity in animals, don’t want NAIS

    You are pushing a plan that it a clear threat to our small farmers, while criticizing them for not marching faster to their demise.  

    Instead, have sympathy for why they are balking and join the rest of us in getting rid of NAIS entirely.  

    You’ll have farmers’ undying gratitude.  And our thanks for saving their lives, and with them and their clean food and normal animals, all of our lives and future.  


     

     

     

     

    The “war on terror” is not Hoax, it’s just mislabeled… it’s really a war on the American people

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    I found this article linked to the PPJ.  It is quite possibly one of the most lucid treatments of the chemtrail poisoning of America.  I tried unsuccessfully to contact the author and am reposting the article here without express permission.  The article was found at :  

    Stop the Bombing runs over American cities.

    The “war on terror” is not Hoax, it’s just mislabeled… it’s really a war on the American people.

    The artificial clouds of microbiological germs being sprayed into the air is the type of insane madness one would expect from Lenin and Stalin. These animals were governmental mass murderers who were responsible for the deaths of many millions of innocent people. It is the God-less system of communism they used to trick, control, enslave, and murder people.

    So we have a huge problem here in America, because those who financed the Soviet Union, and sponsored Lenin, Stalin, and the Jewish take-over of Russia are the very same international banking cartels at the core of the so-called Federal Reserve System. All the evil they (Bankers) accomplished against the former Russian superpower is not at all finished. It’s a satanic global communist world order that is now their extremely criminal focus.

    We hear so much about the shortage of money and credit, yet there seems to be no problems in having aircraft retrofitted with spray nozzles that discharges toxic germs and harmful pollutants such as, Diseased blood cells, carbon powders, sedatives, nano-particulates, crystalline substances, aluminum particulates, barium powders, and polyethylene-silicon fibers.

    In July 2006 Idaho Observer reported on a laboratory test conducted on sample obtained from aerial spraying in that area among the substances found to be in the samples were several that should simply not be there:

    6 bacteria, including anthrax and pneumonia

    9 chemicals including acetylcholine chloride
    26 heavy metals including arsenic, gold, lead, mercury, silver, uranium and zinc

    4 molds and fungi

    7 viruses

    2 cancers

    2 vaccines

    2 sedatives

    These aerial sprayings are indeed bombing runs going on all over the United States, which drop toxic germs which causes sickness and death. With the Fabian approach by the (true terrorist) the general population does not readily understand they are under attack, this is just as deadly and even more deadly than traditional bombing runs for many reasons.

    The first reason being the public does not clearly recognize we are under attack. The war on terrorism is indeed a war on the American people as well as the world. The huge amount of revenue and resources put into this on going aerial bombing operation can no longer be denied as not being an internal takeover of the American Government.

    Mass murder of the American people is not beneath the satanic beast who want to call themselves elite. They are the lowest type of people who only resemble human beings. Once one’s humanity, morality, and ethics are lost what’s left? The most dangerous animal walking the earth with vast resources, having the power to think, and using mostly all available knowledge and technological achievements for an evil satanic purpose is not human. The fact of the matter is they don’t know that they are mad

    The faster we clearly see the so-called war on terrorism is a war on our rights, freedoms, Constitution, and our very lives; the better. Americans are not totally deceived by those at war with our liberties, for many are now stock piling arms, this is very good, but feudal if our health and strength is compromised.

    We are faced with the modern day version of the small pox in the blankets tactic. Germs were very effective against the native Americans, and its now being used against us. The attack of the native Americans food supply was also carried out in the past, and also in these times companies such as Monsanto and others are poisoning our food with genetic modifications, and Round-up weed killer.

    The whole point here is that better Detox formulas, and methods of fighting against microbiological agents must be quickly developed. Americans who are Scientist, or now in college, or recent graduates and out of work who have training in this area are needed. The true terrorist have murdered many knowledgeable people in the microbiological field in an attempt to preempt the efforts of innocent Americans who are determine to protect our freedom, our lives, and our way of life.

    These are some of the casualties in the war on our Freedom.

    : http://www.americanfreepress.net/htm…entists_1.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvioxJUL6C0&feature=related

    GMO Clones, the FDA, HR 875, and Congress

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    By Barbara H. Peterson  

    As I think about the ”food safety” bills HR 875, HR 814, and HR 759, I take a stroll through the web to see what I can find. Lo and behold, I find some very interesting information. 

    I have been thinking about the connection between the genetic modification of animals and these bills. I wondered just how the agribusiness giants would keep track of their GM animals once they enter the mainstream food supply market. It’s one thing to go to a farmer’s canola field and take samples back to the lab for testing to see if they contain the patented GM gene, but a whole cow? Not likely.  READ MORE…

    The economy is so bad the Mafia has started laying off judges

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    Quote of the Day: “The economy is so bad the Mafia has started laying off judges.” — anonymous Internet joke

    Subject: The myth of good intentions

    A bill with a nice-sounding title, such as the “Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA),” passes Congress. Later, when its defects come to light, even the law’s victims assume that the bill had “good intentions,” but was “poorly written.” I saw this sentiment expressed often while reading blogs about the CPSIA.

    But I think these assumptions about “good intentions” are a little naive. After all, if Congress really had “good intentions” they would have taken the time and care to write a better bill that wouldn’t have deprived poor children of second-hand winter coats. The fact that they didn’t tells me that . . .

    Their motive was good publicity, not good intentions.

    That’s why they rushed to pass a poorly-written law without reading it. As we’ve pointed out, had the “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA) been in force, Congress would have crafted a much better bill.

    Yet members of Congress claim that RTBA is impractical, even though it could have prevented the destructive aspects of the CPSIA and the AIG bonus provision in the scam-stimulus bill, while still allowing them to pass as much as 8,000 pages of legislation each year.

    The more Congress refuses to introduce, consider, or pass the RTBA, the less we can credit them for “good intentions.” We must tell our personal elected representatives that . . .

    • If they pass bills with secret provisions inserted at the last minute, they’re just as guilty as the person who snuck it in.
    • If they did not read a bill before voting for it, they are not motivated by good intentions.
    • They are morally responsible for the unintended consequences of the poorly-worded laws they pass.

    From early February through March 26, both the House and the Senate passed over 3,500 pages of legislation they didn’t read. As taxpayers and law-abiding citizens, you and I are “on the hook” for Congress’s phony good intentions. Please use our Educate the Powerful system to ask your representatives to pass DownsizeDC.org’s “Read the Bills Act.”

    Use your personal comments to object to the fact that they passed 3,500 pages of legislation over two months, without reading it. Tell them they’re the ones now on the hook:

    • If they vote for massive bills without reading them, we’ll remember.
    • If they continue to ignore our demands to introduce the “Read the Bills Act,” we’ll remember.

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    If you’re sending your first message to Congress, click on this link, fill out the simple registration form for first time users, and send your message.

    Ask your friends to do the same by forwarding this message.

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    This week we welcome five new members to the Coalition:

    To see the list of bills Congress passed, look below my signature in the blog version of this Dispatch.

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    We are not too few to die; and such is our resolve.

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    Below is a letter from a Wisconsin farmer who has devoted himself to fighting back against government seizure of land, livestock and food production.  This letter was in reponse to the fake food safety bills intended to end family and independent farming and ranching.  Marti

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    To all:

     

    You know, as I have told you before, the Myths piece started with Delauro’s office and went out to the Organic groups, who had a sit down with Rosa’s staff to talk to amendments. 

     

    Now, I haven’t heard anything come out of that yet, but in light of this fact we need to remember something.  This country hasn’t been able to feed itself for eight years.  Organic is about 5% of total production, and that ain’t enough to get this country by on.  They are only looking to further their own interest, just like the rest of the corporate entities.  

     

    In one generation this nation has gone from the breadbasket of the world to third world status by our inability to feed ourselves. 

     

    My generation, my people have been farmers for as long as any can remember, my grandfather ,of Sioux decent, was born in a sod house on the Ogallala river in Nebraska, to those who carved the railroad across northern Wisconsin.  We were all farmers.  This thing changed when the government and the corporate interest looked to consolidate production back in the last depression. 

     

    My father called last week to wish me a happy anniversary, then he told how things were when he was a boy in the last depression.  He commented how things today are a lot like then, only worse.  Then folks could make their own way, feed themselves.  Today that knowledge is gone, and with every passing year more of my kind no longer walk this earth. 

     

    Science contrived by the government/corporate interest have brought us to where we are now, and that don’t speak hope to the future. 

     

    There is nothing in these bills to improve food safety, the authority to regulate imports and processors is already in place, the powers that be could have dealt with these problems long ago and chose not to. 

     

    There is one appreciable difference; the regulation of farming like we are criminals, bent on contaminating everything with cow manure to wild bird droppings.  Having our crops condemned for the mere passing of a deer, or coyote. 

     

    Because of the “science based ” leafy greens order, written by McDonald’s, Disney and Walmart, growers had spinach and lettuce crops condemned in the Salinas Valley, and lost thousands of dollars. Now the USDA wants to implement the order nationwide.  Well,you consumers will be the ones paying now, with sales of lettuce and spinach seed down over 20% there will be less available. 

     

    This scenario should be a lesson to all who think government regulation and inspection of farms will lead to anything other than less production and more dependence on foreign imports.  This is what government and big industry wants. 

     

    Generations of my forefathers are buried here on the land they settled, fought for, and died for.  Never has an Easter passed that the memory of burying my uncle who died in Viet Nam, there upon that lonely windswept hill outside Litchfield, Nebraska.

    We farmers are too few to win this fight alone, but I will not dishonor those who have gone before, my freedom was bought with their blood.  For we are not too few to die, and such is our resolve.

     

    Paul M. Griepentrog 

    The looting of nations

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    Since most of you rely on the monopolized media industry for your information it may come as a surprise to know that what we have and are seeing is;

     

    • global banking institutions looting developing countries,
    • central banks plundering foreign exchange reserves,
    • undermining national governments,
    • destabilizing entire national economies and
    • promoting instability and unrest throughout the world.

     

     

    Over the years, a massive concentration of financial power has taken place in the hands of these global players as a means of finally installing a Global Currency and the New World Order as a reality. All that is left for us is to understand that and accept a global oligarchy as our masters. A revolution is out of the question, as very soon our money, property, food, water, pharmaceuticals, employment, weapons and ammunition, communications, transportation, and all forms of information, will be manufactured and distributed by global corporations as they see fit. There will be no place to go or hide, and no possibility of resistance, as your friends and relatives will be reporting your every move and comments.

     

    If all of this sounds impossible, purchase a copy of the Black Book of Communism, and watch as history repeats itself here in America.

     

    OLDOG@mchsi.com

     

    Fusion Centers, REAL ID and the push for total surveillance

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    AUSTIN – The 5-11 Campaign, a grassroots privacy organization opposed to the federal ID, declared 30 days of vigilance over identity legislation with connections to Information Analysis Centers (IAC), or what is now commonly known as Fusion Centers.

    “Based on reports that fusion centers are targeting 3rd party voters and those who pose Constitutional challenges to the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence gathering efforts we are aggressively opposing any legislation that would secure our private information for national to international data aggregation. This may include voter ID. No one should be profiled or targeted based on an electronic record of how they voted. A routine intelligence seizure based on a national security directive, such as the one issued in Missouri, would lead to arbitrary and reckless disregard for our privacy and personal sovereignty,” says Sheila Dean, President of the 5-11 Campaign.

    This legislation observed for action during the vigil includes opposition to HB 4036. The Texas bill calls for compliance with the federal ID mandate. American license information, social security number and citizenship documents may be stored and shared with customs through an insecure fusion center. Other legislations included during the month long vigil touch upon DNA databases, animal information systems, drivers licenses, identity cards and other relevant attributions of private identity.

    Last Monday (3/30), the Public Safety Committee heard testimony which included challenges to existing efforts to gain public consent over fusion center storage of license or ID card information. Many objections were raised over the call for facial recognition technology, among other regulations in the Real ID Act of 2005. Texas’ federal Real ID extension for compliance expires December 31, 2009.

    Public Safety committee members are concerned about Texans being refused passage into federal buildings and airports based on Texas federal extension status. According to staffers, the DHS has been unclear about the extension standards until now with one exception; the inclusion of citizenship status on licenses.

    “When an license to operate a motor vehicle becomes a de facto citizenship document, it becomes a national ID card. We are opposed to a national ID. We hope the 81st legislature will stand on the 10th Amendement and reject the whole Act,” said Dean.

    Incomplete Networks & Intelligence Aggregation

    The push to expand identity databases nationally are suffering from a big brother reputation, networking inadequacies and insufficient funds.

    According to a report released last month from the DHS Inspector General, fusion centers across the U.S. are inadequately networked, non-existent or vastly underfunded to comply with the federal mandate for identity storage and national identity sharing.


    “DHS did not provide timely and specific guidance on how REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards must be marked, best practices for the physical security of facilities, or information on the systems that will be used for verifying applicant documentation. To achieve full compliance with REAL ID standards by 2011, states must connect with electronic verification systems to verify identification documents. Several of the systems needed do not yet exist. Specifically, 18 of 19 states, or 95%, reported that available grant funding was insufficient. Several states referred to the amount received as a “drop in the bucket.” – DHS INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT

    THE DHS, INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT OVER FEDERAL REAL ID IMPLEMENTATION
    http://www.realnightmare.org/images/File/DHS%20OIG%20Real%20ID%200309.pdf

    MORE ABOUT FUSION CENTERS
    http://www.it.ojp.gov/default.aspx?area=nationalInitiatives&page=1181

    Civil Liberties Assessment & Impact
    http://www.it.ojp.gov/default.aspx?area=privacy

    ACLU: What’s Wrong With Fusion Centers – Executive Summary
    http://www.aclu.org/privacy/gen/32966pub20071205.html


    Posted By Beat The Chip to Beat The Chip at 4/06/2009 12:38:00 PM

    Pet chipping should never be mandated by government

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    Local animal owners no longer required to chip their pets

    SAN MARCOS – The City Council of San Marcos, Texas, unanimously voted last week to rescind a mandatory pet microchipping ordinance that would have required all pets within city limits to receive an injected implant. The 7 to 0 vote was made at the City Council meeting on March 31, 2009. All members were present and voted, including Mayor Susan Clifford-Narvaiz, according to San Marcos Communications Director Melissa Millecam.

    The chipping ordinance was originally adopted last December and was
    slated to take effect on April 1st. The measure had sparked months of
    heated opposition and repeated demonstrations by local residents,
    including a protest and candlelight vigil at the March 3rd City Council
    meeting that drew a crowd of over 300 people.

    “We applaud the San Marcos City Council for this decision,” said local
    activist Lisa Marie Coppoletta, who helped organize the March 3rd rally.
    “Chipping should be a voluntary decision between pet owners and their
    veterinarians. It should never be mandated by the government.”


    Posted By Beat The Chip to Beat The Chip at 4/06/2009 02:13:00 PM

     

    Cybersecurity Bill Proposes Unprecedented Government Power

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    NAIS ~~~ Real Private Sector Discrimination!

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    From: National Assn of Farm Animal Welfare                 PRESS RELEASE
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                Fairview, Ohio 43736 – USA                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                Ag.Ed@nafaw.org
                Darol Dickinson, 4.6.09
               

    NAIS ~~~ Real Private Sector Discrimination!

    The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been promoted by USDA for over 10 years with minimal appreciation from livestock owners. Over $130,000,000 of US taxpayer money has been squandered to promote the system. Many quasi reasons for NAIS have been asserted like secret World Trade Organization treaties, export development, source/age verification, animal disease trace back, and the last inference has been food safety. None of these ploys have convinced over three million holdout US producers to be penitent and enroll their private properties into NAIS; coercion is next.

    Beyond the wearying inertia for NAIS enrollment is the hypocritical element that plagues USDA. There are, according to the new US Agriculture census, 32,834,801 beef cows. While USDA is pressing to have all beef cows cataloged on the secret NAIS federal computer, another herd is not mentioned with even a whisper. This larger herd is spread over all 50 states, and roams back and forth across Canadian, *Russian, and Mexican borders without documentation or enforcement. This huge herd is the state and federal game animal inventory. No mention of their premises, or RFIDs is in the USDA surveillance plans. The government responsibility of these numerous species is not an issue for NAIS, only enforcement of the domestic private sector livestock.

    U.S. farm livestock are contained on over three million fenced properties, but the government managed game animals are not. They have the ability to roam unfettered. This wild mingling is the fastest way to spread disease, however USDA does not concern itself with sister governmental inventories, nor do they have any plan to deal with these disease issues.

    In all fairness to the government wildlife management systems, perhaps it is not a big deal. Yet the Quality Deer Management Association says White Tail Deer number over 32,000,000. That is just the White Tail species. To look at more government animals traveling North America, how about 4,000,000 wild boar and over a million elk according to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. There are nearly a million antelope and caribou. Other wild inventory roaming over private property and federal lands include bison, bear, black tail deer, millions of mule deer, burros, moose, mountain goats, reindeer, and the terror of western ranchers, wild horses. These numbers impressively stack up well over double the beef cow inventory.

    If the federal government emphatically believes all domestic livestock should be NAIS compliant, should the federal and state government’s herd also comply? To set a good example, perhaps all feral game animals should be NAIS tagged, before demanding US farmers tag all their docile carefully managed animals? Is that a reasonable policy?

    Currently Michigan is fighting TB problems and requires NAIS mandatory enforcement on all domestic livestock. Whoa? But didn’t the first Michigan cattle to show up with TB trace their exposure to state owned wild life? Who caused the burden of 10 years of quarantines for Michigan with serious trade barriers to the commercial domestic livestock sales? How much did the free range deer of Michigan do to damage private livestock investments? Plenty!

    Yellow Stone Park has historically been a hot bed of problems to ranchers in counties and states near the park. Disease has created no major concerns for the government on their elk and buffalo herds, but financial disaster for private sector livestock nearby.

    Is NAIS about disease? Perhaps, but only in the light of insidious creeping fascism and the loss of individual rights.

    What about safe food? There are stacks of rules and regulations regarding processing of domestic red meat, but no rules affect processing of harvested deer, mostly field dressed and chilled in a remote tree. No issue of safe or diseased meat product has attracted a NAIS red flag with government owned game animals harvested.
    NAIS is said to be a human food safety issue. More U.S. human lives are lost from large game animal auto smashes than all E.coli bacteria food issues, bull fighting, Nascar, rodeo and sports related accidents.

    What about death? Some death is OK, but some death is not. According to Dr. Michael Conover, Director of the Berryman Institute at Utah State University, deer vehicle collisions are responsible for an estimated 200 human fatalities, 29,000 injuries and over $1.1 billion in property damage each year. Even more shocking, since there are over 32 million whitetails in the US, one of every 21 deer will be involved in an auto collision, mostly fatal to the deer. With over two million wild hogs in Texas alone, data is similar with auto/hog smashups.

    Enforcement, maybe? Disease is something that happens in feral game herds, but a very contrasting standard is dictated under private sector management. All US breeders of superior trophy horned penned deer must be licensed by their state Division of Wildlife. An annual Wild Animal Propagation Permit must be purchased and an inspector checks the inventory and facilities regularly. No animals can move to neighboring herds or states without a series of veterinarian inspections and certificates, at the owner’s expense. Violators face business destroying penalties.

    NAIS, many believe, is planned to become a Propagation Permit program with an inspection process for all domestic livestock just like current penned deer compliance. NAIS is about funding, government jobs, control, and enforcement income.

    A discernible prejudice is obvious between USDA’s enforcement of private sector livestock and animals owned by the government. The private sector livestock is hammered with regulations, but government animals exist with constant planned negligence—– unnoticed and unenforced. All of NAIS is a clear case of arbitrary decisions of random bureaucrats.

    Robin Hood, the legend of old, shot the king’s deer, who were eating the peasants corn fields. He and the peasants faced certain beheading if caught. Now, hundreds of years later the deer are still in the peasant’s fields. The King still owns the deer, but now the King sells hunting licenses to his subjects causing less fear of decapitation. The King also wants all peasants to buy their own computer, learn to use it, then place an NAIS chip or tag in all their own critters.

    It cannot be repeated often enough—the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals. It is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection against the government.

    Now, what was that reason for private sector NAIS again?

    *Brown bear, ocean mammals, arctic fox, water fowl, etc.

    Utah House prohibits state from complying with REAL ID

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    Last month, the Utah House voted 68-6 to prohibit state officials from complying with REAL ID. A couple dozen states have passed resolutions protesting the federal Act, but the Utah law would have more teeth. If more states join, we might see a real confrontation with national policy.

    http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Find-Freedom.htm?At=048336&From=News


    Posted By Beat The Chip to Beat The Chip at 4/06/2009 02:21:00 PM

    Should We Kill the Fed?

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    I have my own observations about ending the FED.  Actually I think it has been in the plans all along and is being sold now as some saving act that will restore our country.  It will simply throw us totally under the World Bank bus…..which is right where they intended us to go to begin.  Still, this article lays out some of the lesser known facts about the Great Depression.    Marti

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    by Patrick J. Buchanan Posted 04/03/2009 ET
    Updated 04/03/2009 ET

     

    For the financial crisis that has wiped out trillions in wealth, many have felt the lash of public outrage.

    Fannie and Freddie. The idiot-bankers. The AIG bonus babies. The Bush Republicans and Barney Frank Democrats who bullied banks into making mortgages to minorities who could not afford the houses they were moving into.

    But the Big Kahuna has escaped.

    The Federal Reserve.

    “(T)he very people who devised the policies that produced the mess are now posing as the wise public servants who will show us the way out,” writes Thomas Woods in “Meltdown.”

    Already in its sixth week on the New York Times best-seller list, this eminently readable book traces the Fed’s role in every financial crisis since this creature was spawned on Jekyl Island in 1913.

    The “forgotten depression” of 1920-21 was caused by a huge increase in the money supply for President Wilson’s war. When the Fed started to tighten at war’s end, production fell 20 percent from mid-1920 to mid-1921, far more than today.

    Why did we not read about that depression?

    Because the much-maligned Warren Harding refused to intervene. He let businesses and banks fail and prices fall. Hence, the fever quickly broke, and we were off into “the Roaring Twenties.”

    But, the Fed reverted, expanding the money supply by 55 percent, an average of 7.3 percent a year, not through an expansion of the currency, but through loans to businesses.

    Thus, when the Fed tightened in the overheated economy, the Crash came, as the stock market bubble the Fed had created burst.

    Herbert Hoover, contrary to the myth that he was a small-government conservative, renounced laissez-faire, raised taxes, launched public works projects, extended emergency loans to failing businesses and lent money to the states for relief programs.

    Hoover did what Obama is doing.

    Indeed, in 1932, FDR lacerated Hoover for having presided over the “greatest spending administration in peacetime in all of history.” His running mate, John Nance Garner, accused Hoover of “leading the country down the path to socialism.” And “Cactus Jack” was right.

    Terrified of the bogeyman that causes Ben Bernanke sleepless nights — deflation, falling prices — FDR ordered crops destroyed, pigs slaughtered, and business cartels to cut production and fix prices.

    FDR mistook the consequences of the Depression — falling prices — for the cause of the depression. But prices were simply returning to where they belonged in a free market, the first step in any cure.

    Obama is repeating the failed policies of Hoover and FDR, by refusing to let prices fall. Obama, with his intervention to prop up housing prices and Bernanke with his gushers of money to bail out bankrupt banks and businesses are creating a new bubble that will burst even more spectacularly.

    The biggest myth, writes Woods, is that it was World War II that ended the Great Depression. He quotes Paul Krugman:

    “What saved the economy and the New Deal was the enormous public works project known as World War II, which finally provided a fiscal stimulus adequate to the economy’s needs.”

    This Nobel Prize winner’s analysis, writes Woods, is a “stupefying and bizarre misunderstanding of what actually happened,”

    Undoubtedly, with 29 percent of the labor force conscripted at one time or another into the armed forces, and their jobs taken by elderly men, women and teenagers with little work experience, unemployment will fall.

    But how can an economy be truly growing 13 percent a year, as the economists claim, when there is rationing, shortages everywhere, declining product quality, an inability to buy homes and cars, and a longer work week? When the cream of the labor force is in boot camps or military bases, or storming beaches, sailing ships, flying planes and marching with rifles, how can your real economy be booming?

    It was 1946, a year economists predicted would result in a postwar depression because government spending fell by two-thirds, that proved the biggest boom year in all of American history.

    Why? Because the real economy was producing what people wanted: cars, TVs, homes. Businesses were responding to consumers, not the clamor of a government run by dollar-a-year men who wanted planes, tanks, guns and ships to blow things up.

    “The Fed was the greatest single contributor to the crisis that unfolds before us,” Woods writes of today, and “more dollars were created between 2000 and 2007 than in the rest of the republic’s history.”

    After 9-11, the Fed kept interest rates low — in one year as low as 1 percent. That money flooded into the housing and stock markets. And in 2008, as the Fed tightened, the bubble burst.

    Now the money supply is again expanding, to rescue us from a crisis created by the previous expansion. Of Nicholas Biddle’s Bank of the United States, the great Andrew Jackson was eloquent.

    “It has tried to kill me,” he said. “But I will kill it.” And he did.

    Should not this creature from Jekyl Island, for all its manifold crimes and sins against the republic, also be summarily put to death?

     

    PLANNING THE STEPS TO WORLD GOVERNMENT/ by Joan Veon

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    http://www.newswithviews.com/Veon/joan162.htm

    By Joan Veon
    April 3, 2009
    NewsWithViews.com

    (Excerpted)

    That is how I felt fourteen years ago when I read the 1994 United Nations Development Report. I was absolutely shocked to read the Special Contribution entitled “Global Governance for the 21st Century” by the 1969 Nobel Prize for Economics, Jan Tinbergen. He wrote,

    Mankind’s problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is a World Government. This can best be achieved by strengthening the United Nations system. In some cases, this would mean changing the role of UN agencies from advice-giving to implementation. But some of the most important new institutions would be financial—a World Treasury and a World Central Bank. Just as each nation has a system of income redistribution, so there should be a corresponding ‘World Financial Policy’ to be implemented by the World Bank and the World Central Bank. Some of these proposals are, no doubt, far-fetched and beyond the horizon of today’s political possibilities. But the idealist of today often turns out to be the realists of tomorrow.

    In that report, it also laid out the changes to be made to the international level of government in order to complete the necessary powers: They included:

    A World Central Bank which should have five functions: (1) stabilize global economic activity, (2) lender of last resort to financial institutions, (3) calm jittery financial markets, (4) regulate financial institutions and (5) create and regulate new international liquidity.

    The institution named to be the successor organization was the International Monetary Fund. This new central bank would float a new issue of Special Drawing Rights-SDRs and it would have “Global Macroeconomic Management” worldwide. It would also acquire some regular control of international banking activities.

    A World Trade Organization to be the successor to the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs.

    An Economic Security Council to “review the threats to global human security and agree on required action.” It would have 11 permanent members and another 11 rotating members. They would not have any veto and it would “coordinate activities of the UN agencies and watch over the policy direction of all international and regional financial institutions.”

    Other components mentioned included a World Anti-Monopoly Authority, a World Bank International Investment Trust and a World Bank Intermediate Assistance Facility.” The report also called for a World Police force, an International Court of Justice and a World Treasury.

    The report stated, “It will probably take some time and probably some international financial crisis—before a full-scare World Central Bank can be created.” It appears we are there. For most people, the things that I wrote about were ridiculous. Why? Because they were not reading the same documents I was reading. At the 101 global meetings I have covered around the world, these kinds. of ideas were considered exciting and were being actively discussed, as they are now.

    Also in 1994, The Bretton Woods Commission which was convened by Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve Chairman and James D. Wolfensohn who was the Director of the World Bank met. Their report confirmed the 1994 Human Development Report and called for “greater economic convergence among countries.” With regard to a world monetary system, the Commission stated,

    Any future international monetary system should focus on the major international currencies which dominate trade and global capital markets. For some time to come these will be the dollar, the yen and the Deutsch mark [or its successor European currency). The alternative to a new global system is to continue the present non-system of loose ad hoc cooperation, dominated by the G7 process (pages 4-5).

    Furthermore the Bretton Woods Commission said the IMF “should be given a central role to play in coordinating macroeconomic policies and in developing and implementing monetary reforms.” They said that the IMF should be given surveillance in order to secure a more stable exchange rate system and that the Special Drawing Rights are needed—but not now, and should be considered at some other time.” Interestingly enough the Bretton Woods Commission was supported by numerous foreign and American Banks which included, J.P. Morgan, Kidder Peabody International, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Group, Salomon Brothers, The Ford Foundation, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The German Marshall Fund and S. G. Warburg Group. Some of these banks no longer exist and some even had trouble earlier in our current banking crisis.

    I was seeing the plan for a future world governmental structure. I used the 1994 Human Development Report as my blueprint for the future and what I should look for.

    Then in February, 2004, I interviewed U.S. Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Tony Fratto at the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. Part of our discussion follows:  READ MORE

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