EU Legislation Puts An End To Herbal Medicine As We Know It

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Medicinal Herbs Will Disappear in EU, Big Pharma Wins


EU Legislation Puts Herbal Medicine Under Threat

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Passion flower is a remedy for insomnia and anxiety

Sept. 19 — With strict European legislation due to come into force next April, will some age-old herbal remedies on sale in health food stores today become, quite literally, a thing of the past?

Industry professionals met in Bologna, Italy last week for a conference held at SANA, the international natural products trade fair, to discuss the future of their sector. From April 2011, all member states will have to comply with a European Union directive which specifies that all herbs produced, manufactured and sold in the EU must be classified as either foods or medicines.

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Police State: Website Operator Arrested for Criticizing Calgary Police on Website

Visit John Kelly’s website: http://www.rottenapples.info/

John Kelly:

“The information contained on this site is accurate and the information placed on this site has been taken from official documents, videotapes, police files, minutes of meetings, auditors reports, financial statements, Annual reports, press files, media files, correspondences and much more.

I welcome Chief Hanson and any of the individuals named on this site to refute what is being posted. In fact I will go so far as to challenge them directly to refute and or deny what is being posted on this site, and to provide any evidence to the contrary.”

Why did the Calgary Herald not mention the name of John Kelly’s website or give a link to it in this article?


John Kelly, 53, accused of interfering with homicide investigation

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Calgary police chief Rick Hanson.
Photograph by: Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald, Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald

Posting critical comments about Calgary officers on a personal website goes beyond free speech, the police chief says.

John Kelly, 53, is accused of interfering with an active homicide investigation and was charged with four counts of libel and obstruction of justice after he allegedly posed as a paralegal and approached the mother of a 2003 homicide victim saying he could help her sue police.

Calgary RCMP started their investigation after being contacted about the case by Calgary’s chief of police.

“In my 29 years, I’ve never heard of an individual being charged under the Criminal Code for libel charges, defamation of character,” said RCMP Supt. Randy McGinnis.

While libel itself is not rare, it is usually handled in civil court, not criminal.

Police Chief Rick Hanson said the rarity of the criminal libel charge speaks to the seriousness of the allegations.

“There are occasions when free speech does cross over and can cross over to where it’s criminal in nature, and that’s where the investigation has to take a look,” Hanson told reporters Friday.

“There’s a world of difference between the civil world and the criminal world. The RCMP and the Crown clearly felt in reviewing the facts that criminal charges were warranted.”

The lengthy ordeal and investigation took a toll on many officers who were named on the website, said Hanson.

“If you’re in policing, it’s not unusual to be the subject of criticism, that’s just the way it is. That’s something that a police officer gets used to. Most officers have a pretty thick skin,” the chief said.

“But when things transition over to where certain actions can be perceived as being criminal and there’s an investigation that leads to charges like that, that’s an entirely different thing than just being criticized.”

The website in question is still running. RCMP have no jurisdiction and can only ask the New York based Internet provider to take it down.

What makes Kelly’s site libellous, said McGinnis, are the false allegations made against two city homicide investigators.

Calgary police spokesman Kevin Brookwell said there are many websites and blogs that are critical of police and he said police don’t have a problem with people expressing their views online.

Brookwell said this website was different because it interfered with an active police investigation.

At his first court appearance Friday, Kelly’s wife said her husband would decline comment to media.

Kelly was released on several conditions, including not having contact with numerous police officers and not adding to his website.

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US Military Sadistic Death Squad Killed Afghan Civilians For Sport

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A group of American soldiers are facing murder charges for a five-month killing spree in which they randomly targeted Afghan civilians for sport, a US military investigation has reported.

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Burqa-clad women cast their ballots at a polling station in Herat, western Afghanistan Photo: REUTERS

Sept. 19 — In at least one attack, a soldier threw a grenade to pretend they were being ambushed as a pretext to then shoot dead an innocent villager.

The soldiers also dismembered and photographed bodies and kept bones and skulls as trophies in some of the most grisly accusations against US troops since the invasion in 2001

All were reported to deny wrongdoing and military investigators will hold a pre-trial hearing at their home base in Washington later this year.

American commanders fear details of the incidents could cause widespread anger in Afghanistan, where civilian deaths have fostered deep resentment against coalition forces.

Five soldiers are accused of forming a “kill team” and murdering three people in Kandahar province between January and May this year.

Seven others are charged with attempting to impede the investigation and beating up a private who blew the whistle on their activities, as well as smoking hashish.

The relatives of one accused have also said the military failed to prevent the latter killings.

The father of one soldier said he had tried to contact the Army after his son had talked of his comrades’ actions and warned they were looking for another victim, but his fears had been rebuffed.

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Implanted Fuel Cell Powered by Rat’s Body Fluids

In a medical first, the device made electricity from inside a living animal.

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An x-ray picture of a human shows an implanted pacemaker (file photo).

A new fuel cell is putting a twist on alternative energy from biofuels: The implanted device draws power from chemicals in living animals.

Dubbed a glucose biofuel cell, the implant gets its juice from glucose-aka blood sugar-and oxygen, both of which are naturally present in the fluids between a body’s cells.

In a recent study, researchers created a test version of their glucose biofuel cell and implanted it in a white lab rat named Ricky. The rat sported the device successfully for 11 days and suffered no ill effects.

Wires running from the fuel cell out of the rat’s neck showed that the device was producing a significant amount of energy.

The team hopes that their biofuel cell could one day provide safe, longer-lasting power to the next generation of medical implants, such as smaller pacemakers and artificial organs.

“In the future we are expecting to develop, for instance, implantable biosensors able to monitor the level of glucose to control the insulin pump,” an implant used to treat diabetes, said study co-author Serge Cosnier of the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France.

“The injection of insulin will be more efficient if the glucose level is detected continuously.”

First Fuel Cell to Work in Live Animal

Previous versions of glucose biofuel cells worked only in specific lab conditions and not inside living bodies. That’s because the chemicals used required acidic conditions not typical of body fluids, as well as higher than normal glucose levels.

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Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are For Depopulation

Genocide:

Dr. Len Horowitz: Profitable Depopulation Plot Links JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs to Vaccination Contaminations and Big Pharma Corruption

Dr. Rima E. Laibow: The Globalist Depopulation Agenda



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3 Babies Die Within Hours After They Were Vaccinated

And Now: Mandatory Flu Shot Pushed For Healthcare Workers (With Unemployment As Only Alternative)

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And Now: Study Suggests That Prozac Could End PMS

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Not only does Prozac not work, but it destroys the brain and your health.

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“Side Effects: Death” is the true story of corruption, bribery and fraud written by Dr. John Virapen, who has been called THE Big Pharma Insider. During his 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally (most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in Sweden), Virapen was responsible for the marketing of several drugs, all of them with side effects. Now, Virapen is coming clean and telling all of the little secrets you were never intended to know!

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Big Pharma criminals of the worst kind!

Fluoride is the main ingredient in rat poison and in Prozac. It is also used in Sarin nerve gas.


Prozac could end misery of premenstrual syndrome

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Millions of women could be spared the monthly misery of premenstrual syndrome by taking a small dose of the anti-depressant Prozac, a study suggests.

British researchers have discovered that the commonly prescribed pill can block the changes in the body that cause the “symptoms” of the debilitating condition, which effects three quarters of women.

And because it has already been tested, it should mean that it could be available much more quickly than new drugs that have to go through numerous safety trials.

“A lot of women have it and a lot of men are on the receiving end of it,” said Dr Thelma Lovick, who led the research at the University of Birmingham.

“Some women really suffer and their families suffer as a result. The solution could be as simple as taking a pill for a few days towards the ends of your menstrual cycle.’”

Read moreAnd Now: Study Suggests That Prozac Could End PMS

Bundesbank President Weber: Financial Crisis Is Not Over

Weber warns crisis is ongoing as fears mount over Ireland

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Axel Weber

Europe’s financial crisis is not yet over, one of the single currency bloc’s most senior policymakers warned yesterday, as he urged further reform of banking regulation.

Axel Weber, the President of Germany’s Bundesbank and a leading member of the council of the European Central Bank, said he was frustrated more had not been done to tackle the risks posed by very large banks.

“The financial crisis is still with us – we are not in year one after the crisis, we are in year four of the crisis,” Mr Weber said. “Moral hazard is in the financial system. I want to get to a situation where the term ‘too big to fail’ does not exist.”

Mr Weber’s warning was echoed by Ewald Nowotny, one of his colleagues on the ECB council, who called for European governments to begin stepping back from the emergency support, in the form of cheap funding, they have been extending to banks for more than two years.

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Russia to defy Israel and the US by selling anti-ship missiles to Syria

Russia is to defy Israel and the United States by supplying Syria with advanced anti-ship missiles despite fears that they could fall into the hands of Hizbollah, the Iranian-backed group based in southern Lebanon.

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Anatoly Serdyukov, the Russian foreign minister, argued that Moscow had supplied Syria with an older version of the missile, pictured, and had not encountered problems Photo: AP

Anatoly Serdyukov, the Russian foreign minister, brushed aside pleas to halt the delivery of a consignment of P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles, arguing that Moscow had supplied Syria with an older version of the missile and had not encountered problems.

“The US and Israel ask us not to supply Syria with Yakhont,” he told reporters during a confidence-building visit to the Pentagon. “But we do not see the concerns expressed by them that these arms will fall into the hands of terrorists.

“If that system did not fall into the hands of terrorists then why should the new one?”

Israel says the sale, which was initially agreed in 2007, threatens to alter the strategic military balance in the Levant because the missile could pose a serious threat to its naval ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Wall Street’s Habit of ‘Window Dressing’ Isn’t Illegal – It’s Just Wrong

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US Outlook: Even regulators have taken to using the phrase “window dressing” to describe Wall Street banks’ habit of reducing their short-term borrowings for a few days around the end of each quarter, in order to make themselves look less risky than they really are.

Window dressing is too benign a term. What banks, led by Lehman Brothers, but also including Bank of America and Citigroup, have been doing is much worse than simply dressing up their finest wares in the shop-front window. It is more like finding an Oscar de la Renta dress in the window of a Wal-Mart. It is misleading, and often deliberately so.

Thanks to an examiner’s report commissioned by the bankruptcy courts, we know that Lehman even had a name for the accounting trick: Repo 105. At the end of each quarter before its collapse in 2008, Lehman was able to make its balance sheet look $50bn (£32bn) lighter than it really was, deceiving worried investors who were pressing it to reduce its leverage.

Read moreWall Street’s Habit of ‘Window Dressing’ Isn’t Illegal – It’s Just Wrong

CDC Allegedly Falsifies Reports, Ignoring Up To 3,587 Miscarriages From H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine

Commentary:

This years seasonal flu vaccine will contain part of the left over swine flu vaccine, which is absolutely lethal stuff especially because of the squalene content.

The squalene content in the swine flu vaccine was/is a million times higher than in the vaccine linked to the Gulf War syndrome.

This is what the government deems safe for pregnant women and children:

Doctor, cited on FOX News as expert on infectious diseases, would not give highly toxic swine flu vaccine to his children:

Doctor: “I have more concern about the vaccine than I do about the swine flu.”

‘Vaccine has 25,000 times the level of mercury then would be considered toxic if it was food or water.’

– Dr. Russell Blaylock:

“No one should take the swine flu vaccine–it is one of the most dangerous vaccines ever devised. It contains an immune adjuvant called squalene (MF-59) which has been shown to cause severe autoimmune disorders such as MS, rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus. This is the vaccine adjuvant that is strongly linked to the Gulf War syndrome, which killed over 10,000 soldiers and caused a 200% increase in the fatal disease ALS (Lou Gehreg disease).

Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed

And all those women will probably never ever be pregnant again, because the vaccine is designed to cause abortions and sterility according to Dr. Rima E. Laibow:

Dr. Len Horowitz: Profitable Depopulation Plot Links JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs to Vaccination Contaminations and Big Pharma Corruption

Dr. Rima E. Laibow: The Globalist Depopulation Agenda

If you still have some doubt left that the swine flu vaccine causes miscarriages:

Shocking H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Stories From Pregnant Women


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A shocking report from the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) presented data from two different sources demonstrating that the 2009/10 H1N1 vaccines contributed to an estimated 1,588 miscarriages and stillbirths. A corrected estimate may be as high as 3,587 cases. NCOW also highlights the disturbing fact that the CDC failed to inform their vaccine providers of the incoming data of the reports of suspected H1N1 vaccine related fetal demise.

NCOW collected the data from pregnant women (age 17-45 years) that occurred after they were administered a 2009 A-H1N1 flu vaccine. The raw data is available on the website.

Using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), including updates through July 11, 2010 as a second ascertainment source, capture-recapture statistical methods* were used to estimate the true number of miscarriages and stillbirths following A-H1N1 flu vaccination in the U.S. Typically, even so-called “complete” studies conducted by the CDC have been shown to miss from 10% to 90% of the actual cases because of under-reporting.

The statistical method employed is an expeditious and cost effective method of attempting to ascertain a complete count of all cases when two or more ascertainment sources (VAERS and NCOW survey) have failed to collect all the existing cases. Overall, this approach shows that approximately only 15% of the occurrences of a miscarriage or stillbirth were actually reported.

The corrected estimate for the total number of 2009-A-H1N1-flu-shot-associated miscarriages and stillbirths during the 2009/10-flu season is 1,588 (95% goodness-of-fit confidence interval, 946 to 3587). That is, the lower and upper range-probability of miscarriage and stillbirths due to the H1N1 vaccine was as low as 946 and as high as 3,587.

Eileen Dannemann, Director of NCOW, presented the findings for the second time to Dr. Marie McCormick, chair of the Vaccine Risk and Assessment Working Group, during the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) meeting, Sept 3, 2010. Just prior to Ms. Dannemann’s presentation Dr. McCormick, had pronounced that there were absolutely no H1N1 vaccine-related adverse events in pregnant women in 2009/10, directly contradicting the evidence publicly available. “This baseless and fallacious assessment by the CDC assessment group” says, Dannemann, “has given the green light to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to continue their recommendation to give the 2010/11 flu shot to all people, including pregnant women. This upcoming 2010/11 flu vaccine contains the same elements that are implicated in the killing of these fetuses, the H1N1 viral component and the neurotoxin mercury (Thimerosal). Additionally, it contains 2 other viral strains- a 3 in 1 shot for all people”.

Read moreCDC Allegedly Falsifies Reports, Ignoring Up To 3,587 Miscarriages From H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine

US Census Bureau Reports Highest Poverty Rate Since 1994: 14.3 Percent

The nation’s poverty rate jumped to 14.3% in 2009, its highest level since 1994, and the 43.6 million Americans in need is the highest number in 51 years of record-keeping, the government said Thursday.

The Office of Management and Budget defined the poverty threshold level as less than $21,954 for a family of four in 2009 and $10,956 for an individual. The poverty rate increased for all racial groups except Asians.

The jump, reported as part of a regular annual Census Bureau report on income, poverty and health insurance, was not unexpected. The U.S. economy went through a very rough 2009.

“The Census Bureau released data that illustrates just how tough 2009 was, ” President Obama said in a statement.

“Even before the recession hit, middle class incomes had been stagnant and the number of people living in poverty in America was unacceptably high, and today’s numbers make it clear that our work is just beginning,” the president added.

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American Doctors’ TV Targets McDonald’s: Health Ad Features A Corpse Holding A Hamburger And The Line ‘I Was Lovin’ It’

I would prefer: ‘I Was Addicted To It’ (MSG, Aspartame etc.)

Article in German by F. William Engdahl:

Junk Food macht genauso süchtig wie Heroin

“Junk food as addictive as heroin or cocaine”


Unhappy meals: American doctors’ TV ad features a corpse holding a hamburger and the line ‘I was lovin’ it’. McDonald’s, which has thrived in the recession, isn’t laughing


McDonald’s fast food is graphically linked to health problems in this ad from a doctors’ group urging viewers: ‘Tonight, make it vegetarian ‘

It is an image to sap the flabbiest of appetites. An overweight, middle-aged man lies dead on a mortuary trolley, with a woman weeping over his body. The corpse’s cold hand still clutches a half-eaten McDonald’s hamburger.

A hard-hitting US television commercial bankrolled by a Washington-based medical group has infuriated McDonald’s by taking an unusually direct shot at the world’s biggest fast-food chain this week, using a scene filmed in a mortuary followed by a shot of the brand’s golden arches logo and a strapline declaring: “I was lovin’ it.”

The line is a provocative twist on McDonald’s long-standing advertising slogan, “I’m lovin’ it” and a voiceover intones: “High cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attacks. Tonight, make it vegetarian.”

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Wisconsin Will Allow Hunters To Move Deer Carcasses Out Of CWD Zone

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Fitchburg (AP) – State wildlife officials say they’ll allow hunters to move dead deer out of the chronic wasting disease zone beginning next month.

Hunters and motorists currently can move carcasses and body parts from the zone within the zone and into management units next to it. Beginning Oct. 1, they’ll be permitted to move the bodies and parts out of the zone if they take them to a licensed meat processor or taxidermist within 72 hours of registration.

Department of Natural Resources officials say they made the change because processors and taxidermists must follow strict waste disposal rules, negating the risk of contamination. They say they also want to let hunters process and mount their deer closer to home.

The CWD management zone includes parts of Adams, Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Lafayette, Marquette, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, Walworth and Waukesha counties.

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The Secret Lives of Big Pharma’s ‘Thought Leaders’

From the article:

Perhaps the most remarkable recent exchange with a KOL emerged in an investigation of Joseph Biederman, a child psychiatrist at Harvard University. In a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, Biederman was accused of promising positive research results to the company in exchange for funding. A hint of Biederman’s self-opinion emerged in a deposition, where a lawyer asked him about his academic ranking.

Biederman: “To move in the ranks from one rank, for example, at Harvard, there is instructor, from instructor you move to assistant professor, from assistant professor you move to associate professor, from associate professor you move to full professor.”

Lawyer: “Full professor?”

Biederman: “Mm-hmm.”

Lawyer: “What rank are you?”

Biederman: “Full professor.”

Lawyer: “What’s after that?”

Biederman: “God.”

Lawyer: “Did you say God?”

Biederman: “Yeah.”

Can’t make this up!


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Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle Review

In the early 1970s, a group of medical researchers decided to study an unusual question. How would a medical audience respond to a lecture that was completely devoid of content, yet delivered with authority by a convincing phony? To find out, the authors hired a distinguished-looking actor and gave him the name Dr. Myron L. Fox. They fabricated an impressive CV for Dr. Fox and billed him as an expert in mathematics and human behavior. Finally, they provided him with a fake lecture composed largely of impressive-sounding gibberish, and had him deliver the lecture wearing a white coat to three medical audiences under the title “Mathematical Game Theory as Applied to Physician Education.” At the end of the lecture, the audience members filled out a questionnaire.

The responses were overwhelmingly positive. The audience members described Dr. Fox as “extremely articulate” and “captivating.” One said he delivered “a very dramatic presentation.” After one lecture, 90 percent of the audience members said they had found the lecture by Dr. Fox “stimulating.” Over all, almost every member of every audience loved Dr. Fox’s lecture, despite the fact that, as the authors write, it was delivered by an actor “programmed to teach charismatically and nonsubstantively on a topic about which he knew nothing.”

Read moreThe Secret Lives of Big Pharma’s ‘Thought Leaders’

Canada: Deer With Chronic Wasting Disease Found In More Alberta Areas

Documents reveal government struggled with hunter surveillance program

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Mule deer bucks Photograph by: Bruce Edwards, The Journal, Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is expanding its hunter surveillance program for chronic wasting disease, as positive deer continue to turn up in an increasingly larger area.

An additional seven wildlife management units were added to the list this year, bringing the total to 26. Hunters must turn in the heads of any deer killed in this area for testing. The area began by hugging the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, but has since expanded west and south.

Tests caught 75 positive cases among the thousands of mule and white-tailed deer turned in so far. The first positive case was in an emaciated mule deer found in 2005 in a farmyard about 30 kilometres southeast of Oyen. (To view a map showing all positive cases, go to www.srd.alberta.ca/BioDiversityStewardship/WildlifeDiseases/ChronicWastingDisease/CWDUpdates/documents/CWD-PositiveMap-Apr-2010.pdf)

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US: Georgia Man Fined for Growing Too Many Vegetables On His Own Land

An Atlanta-area man is facing fines of up to $5000 for growing too many vegetables on his land.

Steve Miller (not Steve Miller of classic rock fame), has had an organic vegetable garden on his property for years. He grows food for himself and has even sold some of his bounty at local farmers markets.

He received his first citation from code enforcement back in January and has since incurred $5000 in fines. The tricky thing here is that after citations in January and February, Miller got his property rezoned to allow his garden. The county is still suing him for the fines related to the earlier charges.

Here is an interview with Miller and his attorney from WSBTV:

The question I have is how did code enforcement find out about Miller’s garden in the first place? Code enforcement isn’t in the habit of randomly dropping in on properties – did someone complain?

Have you guys run across zoning laws that prevent large-scale gardens? I know many areas have laws restricting things like backyard chickens, but this is the first case I’ve heard involving edible plants.

Source: WSBTV

September 14, 2010

Source: Eat Drink Better

Obama Administration Plans Largest Arms Deal Ever, Worth $60 Billion

White House to Notify Congress Soon of $60 Billion Package, Largest Ever for US

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Blackhawk UH-60 helicopters, such as these flown in South Korean military exercises last winter, are part of a proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

The Obama administration is set to notify Congress of plans to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia worth up to $60 billion, the largest U.S. arms deal ever, and is in talks with the kingdom about potential naval and missile-defense upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more.

The administration plans to tout the $60 billion package as a major job creator—supporting at least 75,000 jobs, according to company estimates—and sees the sale of advanced fighter jets and military helicopters to key Middle Eastern ally Riyadh as part of a broader policy aimed at shoring up Arab allies against Iran.

The talks between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been widely known for months, but many new details are only now coming into focus. These include the number and type of aircraft involved, how much the Saudis intend to spend in an initial installment, and the ongoing negotiations to also upgrade the kingdom’s navy and missile defenses.

The $60 billion in fighter jets and helicopters is the top-line amount requested by the Saudis, even though the kingdom is likely to commit initially to buying only about half that amount.

In a notification to Congress, expected to be submitted this week or next, the administration will authorize the Saudis to buy as many as 84 new F-15 fighters, upgrade 70 more, and purchase three types of helicopters—70 Apaches, 72 Black Hawks and 36 Little Birds, officials said.

Read moreObama Administration Plans Largest Arms Deal Ever, Worth $60 Billion

Real IRA Says It will Target UK Banks And Bankers

And now we will see some high level insiders, that know how the financial crisis has been ‘created’ or at least a small part of it, disappear.

Then we will see more civil liberties disappear and the police state and the New World Order advance.

With smiles on the faces of happy elite criminals.


Exclusive: Republican terror group vows to resume mainland attacks with banks and bankers now potential targets

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The IRA bombed targets in the City during the 1990s. Now the Real IRA may use the same tactic. Photograph: Rex Features

Banks and bankers are now potential targets for the Real IRA, leaders of the dissident republican terror group have warned in an exclusive interview with the Guardian. Despite having only 100 activists they also said that targets in England remained a high priority.

In an attempt to tap into the intense hostility towards the banks on both sides of the Irish border they branded bankers as “criminals” and said: “We have a track record of attacking high-profile economic targets and financial institutions such as the City of London. The role of bankers and the institutions they serve in financing Britain’s colonial and capitalist system has not gone unnoticed.

“Let’s not forget that the bankers are the next-door neighbours of the politicians. Most people can see the picture: the bankers grease the politicians’ palms, the politicians bail out the bankers with public funds, the bankers pay themselves fat bonuses and loan the money back to the public with interest. It’s essentially a crime spree that benefits a social elite at the expense of many millions of victims.”

But security sources in Northern Ireland point out say the Real IRA lacks the logistical resources of the Provisional IRA to prosecute a bombing campaign similar to the ones that devastated the City of London in the early 1990s or the Canary Wharf bomb in 1996. Although the Real IRA has access to explosives it has yet to carry out large-scale bombings.

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Sarkogate: All Le President’s men?

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Nicolas Sarkozy Orders ‘Air Sarko One’ Plane For €176 Million (£147 Million) (Telegraph)

Sarkozy spent £160m on events and refurbishment during French EU presidency, incl. £250,000 on a personal shower he did not use (Guardian)


The crisis engulfing France’s President Sarkozy is drawing comparisons with the Watergate scandal of the 1970s.

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Notables from a scandal: President Sarkozy in front of an image of his scourge, ‘Le Monde’

Sarkogate? Le Mondegate? L’Oréalgate? Evidence continued to pile up yesterday that President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office abused its powers, and broke the law, to staunch newspaper revelations flowing from the convoluted (but endlessly fascinating) L’Oréal family feud and political financing scandal.

The comparison with President Richard Nixon and the Watergate affair of the 1970s may be something of a stretch. Consider, however, the similarities.

A beleaguered President has been directly challenged by the country’s leading liberal newspaper. (Le Monde in Mr Sarkozy’s case; The Washington Post in the case of Nixon.)

The presidency stands accused of misusing the security services to pursue narrow political interests. A head of state who makes law and order his political battle cry has been accused of breaking his country’s laws (twice over, if you include Sarkozy’s harebrained campaign against Roma immigrants, formally condemned yesterday by Brussels).

The comparisons with Watergate should not be pushed too far. Richard Nixon set out in 1971-72 to manipulate an entire presidential campaign. The US president’s men robbed and lied and smeared.

The French President’s men and women are accused “only” of sending the counter-intelligence services on a witch-hunt to track down the source of embarrassing leaks. They are accused “only” of breaking a century-old French law guaranteeing press freedom, and the privacy of media sources, which had been renewed and reinforced in January of this year.

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More Than $1.5 Million in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award

Autism did not exist prior to vaccines loaded with mercury and other toxic substances.


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Nine-year-old Hannah Poling is shown. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Spink)

The first court award in a vaccine-autism claim is a big one. CBS News has learned the family of Hannah Poling will receive more than $1.5 million dollars for her life care; lost earnings; and pain and suffering for the first year alone.

In addition to the first year, the family will receive more than $500,000 per year to pay for Hannah’s care. Those familiar with the case believe the compensation could easily amount to $20 million over the child’s lifetime.

Hannah was described as normal, happy and precocious in her first 18 months.

Then, in July 2000, she was vaccinated against nine diseases in one doctor’s visit: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenzae.

Afterward, her health declined rapidly. She developed high fevers, stopped eating, didn’t respond when spoken to, began showing signs of autism, and began having screaming fits. In 2002, Hannah’s parents filed an autism claim in federal vaccine court. Five years later, the government settled the case before trial and had it sealed. It’s taken more than two years for both sides to agree on how much Hannah will be compensated for her injuries.

Read Sharyl Attkisson’s 2008 report on Hannah Poling

In acknowledging Hannah’s injuries, the government said vaccines aggravated an unknown mitochondrial disorder Hannah had which didn’t “cause” her autism, but “resulted” in it. It’s unknown how many other children have similar undiagnosed mitochondrial disorder. All other autism “test cases” have been defeated at trial. Approximately 4,800 are awaiting disposition in federal vaccine court.

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Time Magazine summed up the relevance of the Poling case in 2008: …(T)here’s no denying that the court’s decision to award damages to the Poling family puts a chink — a question mark — in what had been an unqualified defense of vaccine safety with regard to autism. If Hannah Poling had an underlying condition that made her vulnerable to being harmed by vaccines, it stands to reason that other children might also have such vulnerabilities.”

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US: Foreclosures Rise; Bank Repossessions Set New Record

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US foreclosure activity rose in August from the previous month, and banks and lenders took ownership from homeowners at a record pace, according to a new report released Thursday.

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Fuse | Getty ImagesForeclosure fillings rose 4.18 percent in August from July.

Bank repossessions, often the final step in the foreclosure process after a home fails to sell at auction, increased about 3 percent from the month before to 95,364, a record high. At the same time the number of properties that received default notices-the first step in the foreclosure process-decreased 1 percent from a month ago and fell 30 percent from a year ago, a sign that lenders are focusing on their backlog of foreclosure inventory before tackling new distressed loans, according to foreclosure listing website RealtyTrac, which released the report.

Overall, foreclosure fillings rose 4.18 percent in August from the previous month, and were down 5.48 percent from a year ago. In all, 338,836 properties were in the foreclosure process. One in 381 U.S. households received a foreclosure notice in August. (Foreclosure notices are defined as a default notice, auction sale notice or bank repossession.)

“There is a buildup in delinquent loans that are not in foreclosure,” said Rick Sharga, senior vice president of RealtyTrac, adding that banks and lenders are slowing the process to avoid a drop in home prices. “It’s a managed slowdown more than anything else,” he said.

“The underlining conditions haven’t improved,” Sharga added, referring to high unemployment and falling home prices in certain markets.

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Caution The Pope Is Coming!

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Channel 4 News report finds many of the Catholic clergy jailed in England and Wales remain in the priesthood

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The allegations will fuel hostility towards Pope Benedict forthcoming UK visit. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

More than half of the Catholic clergy jailed for paedophile activity in England and Wales remain in the priesthood – with several receiving financial support from church authorities, raising serious questions about depth of church commitment to child protection and overshadowing the start of the papal visit.

There are also claims the church has breached guidelines it agreed to in 2001 by not punishing offenders appropriately and that it has even relaxed some of the rules on how to treat them.

The allegations, shown on Channel 4 News, will fuel hostility towards a trip that is proving controversial on many levels and in many quarters.

The investigation examines one of the key recommendations in the Nolan report, which was published in the wake of damaging disclosures of clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups at the start of the decade and was designed to root out sex offenders and prevent paedophiles from entering the priesthood.

It said that any cleric sentenced to a year or more in jail for sexual abuse should face laicisation – meaning they were to be stripped of their priesthood and privileges.

But at least 14 of the 22 priests who have served a year or more behind bars are still members of the clergy and 10 of these appear in the most recent edition of the Catholic Directory, the official yearbook of the church. Only eight of the 22 men have been dismissed from their positions.

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Pope visit: Cardinal drops out after calling UK ‘Third World’

Cardinal Walter Kasper, a senior aide to the Pope, has pulled out of the Pontiff’s visit to Britain after saying the country resembled a “Third World country” where “aggressive new atheism” is rife.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, a senior aide to the Pope, has pulled out of the Pontiff's visit to Britain after saying the country resembled a ?Third World country? where ?aggressive new atheism? is rife.
German Cardinal Walter Kasper was quoted in an interview with Focus magazine: ‘When you arrive at Heathrow you think at times that you’ve landed in a Third World country’ Photo: AP

Although officials insisted that the 77 year-old had dropped out of the trip for medical reasons, as he had been ill “for some days”, his comments represent another embarrassing PR blunder for the Roman Catholic church at a critical time.

The are all the more embarrassing because the Cardinal’s position makes him responsible for promoting Christian unity around the world.

The Vatican, the hierarchy in England and Wales and the Government are all desperate for the first-ever state papal visit to Britain to be a success.

The preparations for the Pope’s arrival have suffered a number of setbacks and thousands of tickets remain unsold for the large open-air Masses. Meanwhile secular groups have led protests against the £10million cost of the trip at a time of public sector cuts, and survivors of clergy abuse are angry that the Pope will be greeted by the Queen today at the start of a full state visit when the worldwide church stands accused of covering up the activities of paedophile priests.

Cardinal Kasper’s presence will also be missed during Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain as he is seen as more liberal than his fellow German, as well as an expert on ecumenical dialogue.

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