When Do We Get To Euthanize The Medical Ethicists Who Say Murdering Newborn Babies Is Good For Society?

See also:

‘Ethicists’: “… ‘AFTER-BIRTH ABORTION’ (Killing A Newborn) Should Be Permissible In All The Cases Where Abortion Is, Including Cases Where The Newborn Is Not Disabled” (Journal of Medical Ethics):

Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.


When do we get to euthanize the medical ethicists who say murdering newborn babies is good for society? (Natural News, March 02, 2012):

In an article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, scientists argue that killing newborn babies is ethically no different than abortion and should therefore be openly allowed in society. The paper says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and that they do not have “a moral right to life.” (See sources, below.)

The authors of the article are mainstream medicine ethicists named Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva. One is a former Oxford scholar. In their paper, they argue “The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.”

Several death threats have been leveled against the scientists, although it’s hard to actually call them “death” threats since scientists who recognize no sense of life in newborn babies can’t possibly be living themselves, right? At best, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva are mindless zombies, so whacking off their heads with a chainsaw would seemingly be no more meaningful than turning off the switch to a hollow sack of skin that contains no soul.

I’m being sarcastic, of course, by using their own mad reasoning against them. They call the murder of infants nothing more than “after-birth abortion” and declare that “it should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is.”

Can we still abort these scientists? Or is it too late for that?

Finally out in the open: The mass murder / eugenics agenda of abortion pushers

Read moreWhen Do We Get To Euthanize The Medical Ethicists Who Say Murdering Newborn Babies Is Good For Society?

‘Vets Feel Abandoned After Secret Drug Experiments’ (CNN): ‘They Want To Use Young Men As Guinea Pigs And Throw Them Away’

See also:

America’s Nuclear Guinea Pigs: Astonishing Film That Shows How Marines Were Used To Test Atomic Weapons

From Gulf War I, Fully 75% Of Our Fighting Men Who Were On The Ground Are Now Dead, Dying, Or Sick From Depleted Uranium

“(Soldiers are) dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
(as quoted in Woodward and Bernstein’s “The Final Days”, ch. 14)
– Henry Kissinger


From the article:

“They’re hoping we die off, so you apply [for benefits], you get turned down,” Josephs said. “And it just goes on for years and years, and they just want to wear us down. They want to use young men as guinea pigs and throw them away.”

Vets feel abandoned after secret drug experiments (CNN, March 1, 2012):

The moment 18-year-old Army Pvt. Tim Josephs arrived at Edgewood Arsenal in 1968, he knew there was something different about the place.

“It just did not look like a military base, more like a hospital,” recalled Josephs, a Pittsburgh native. Josephs had volunteered for a two-month assignment at Edgewood, in Maryland, lured by three-day weekends closer to home.

“It was like a plum assignment,” Josephs said. “The idea was they would test new Army field jackets, clothing, weapons and things of that nature, but no mention of drugs or chemicals.”

But when he went to fill out paperwork the morning after his arrival, the base personnel were wearing white lab coats, and Josephs said he had second thoughts. An officer took him aside.

“He said, ‘You volunteered for this. You’re going to do it. If you don’t, you’re going to jail. You’re going to Vietnam either way — before or after,'” Josephs said recently.

From 1955 to 1975, military researchers at Edgewood were using not only animals but human subjects to test a witches’ brew of drugs and chemicals. They ranged from potentially lethal nerve gases like VX and sarin to incapacitating agents like BZ.

Read the secret (now unclassified) Army document revealing BZ tests on soldiers (PDF)

The military also tested tear gas, barbiturates, tranquilizers, narcotics and hallucinogens like LSD.

Read more‘Vets Feel Abandoned After Secret Drug Experiments’ (CNN): ‘They Want To Use Young Men As Guinea Pigs And Throw Them Away’

‘Inflation: Not As Low As You Think’ (CBS News) … Everyday Prices Are Up 8 Percent Over The Past Year

See also:

Ron Paul To Ben Bernanke: ‘People Lose Trust In The Government Because You Lie To Them About Inflation’ – ’98% Of The Dollar Value Is GONE From The 1913 Dollar!’ (Video)

Inflation Calculation Leaves Out Food, Energy Prices (NPR)

A Tale Of Two Inflations: Why US CPI Is Flawed And Why Bernanke Will Maintain ZIRP As Revolutions Rage (ZeroHedge)


Inflation: Not as low as you think (CBS News, Feb. 29, 2012):

Forget the modest 3.1 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index, the government’s widely used measure of inflation. Everyday prices are up some 8 percent over the past year, according to the American Institute for Economic Research.

Read more‘Inflation: Not As Low As You Think’ (CBS News) … Everyday Prices Are Up 8 Percent Over The Past Year

HSBC Paid 192 Staff More Than £1 Million

HSBC paid 192 staff more than £1m (Guardian, Feb. 27, 2012):

HSBC, the biggest bank in Europe, handed more than £1m to 192 of its top staff in 2011, a year when profits at the bank slipped 6%.

As the chairman, Douglas Flint, described overall performance as “satisfactory in aggregate”, the bank admitted that 64 of the 192 paid more than £1m were based in the UK.

The shares were one of the biggest fallers in the FTSE 100 as even though at first sight the profits were up 15% at $21.9bn (£13.8bn), the market focused on a $17.7bn figure which stripped out $3.9bn of gains on the value of the bank’s own debt.

U.S. Court Approves Warrantless Searches Of Cell Phones

U.S. court approves warrantless searches of cell phones (Reuters, Mar 1, 2012):

U.S. police can search a cell phone for its number without having a warrant, according to a federal appeals court ruling.

Officers in Indiana found a number of cell phones at the scene of a drug bust, and searched each phone for its telephone number. Having the numbers allowed the government to subpoena the owners’ call histories, linking them to the drug-selling scheme.

Read moreU.S. Court Approves Warrantless Searches Of Cell Phones

Virginia Declares NDAA Nullified

Virginia declares “emperor has no clothes”: NDAA nullified (Activist Post, Feb. 29, 2012):

Virginia’s Senate voted today (39-1) to nullify NDAA 2012 provisions to seize American citizens at the dictate of the federal executive branch. They joined the House’s 96-4 vote.

Do an Internet news search for this story (like this); you won’t find any corporate media coverage. This is what Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld meant with Information Operations Road Map (specifically with endnote 76 in an article on the also non-covered Martin Luther King civil trial that found the US government guilty of assassinating Dr. King), and what CIA-disclosed Operation Mockingbird was meant to achieve: no corporate media opposition.

Again, here’s NDAA:

“The US Constitution refutes the so-called “National Defense Authorization Act” provisions for US military to seize people in America (here, here, here). The 5th and 6th Amendments of the US Constitution promise that if the government is to seize you, they damn sure have to demonstrate you’ve committed a crime (my comments). Note that these promises apply to all persons, not just citizens:

Read moreVirginia Declares NDAA Nullified

Scientists: Mind-Boggling 40,000 TRILLION Becquerels Of Radioactive Cesium Released From Fukushima Nuclear Plant

And these are numbers brought to you by Asahi  and  it is only cesium!!!

Where are hundreds of tons of MOX fuel (containing plutonium and uranium)?

Fukushima MOX Reactor 3 SFP Is GONE!!! (Video)

And scientists measured plutonium in Lithuania, that has been identified to be from Fukushima (not from Chernobyl).


Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed (The Asahi Shimbun, Feb. 29, 2012):

A mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 disaster, scientists say.

Michio Aoyama, a senior researcher at the Meteorological Research Institute, released the finding at a scientific symposium in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Feb. 28.

The figure, which represents about 20 percent of the discharge during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is twice as large as previous estimates by research institutions both in Japan and overseas.

Read moreScientists: Mind-Boggling 40,000 TRILLION Becquerels Of Radioactive Cesium Released From Fukushima Nuclear Plant

General McCaffrey Briefs NBC Execs On War With Iran

Gen. McCaffrey privately briefs NBC execs on war with Iran (Salon, Feb. 28, 2012):

(updated below – Update II [Wed: response from NBC] – Update III [Wed.])

In 2009, The New York Times‘ David Barstow won the Pulitzer Prize for his twopart series on the use by television networks of retired Generals posing as objective “analysts” at exactly the same time they were participating — unbeknownst to viewers — in a Pentagon propaganda program. Many were also plagued by undisclosed conflicts of interest whereby they had financial stakes in many of the policies they were pushing on-air. One of the prime offenders was Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who was not only a member of the Pentagon’s propaganda program, but also, according to Barstow’s second stand-alone article, had his own “Military-Industrial-Media Complex,” deeply invested in many of the very war policies he pushed and advocated while posing as an NBC “analyst”:

Through seven years of war an exclusive club has quietly flourished at the intersection of network news and wartime commerce. Its members, mostly retired generals, have had a foot in both camps as influential network military analysts and defense industry rainmakers. It is a deeply opaque world, a place of privileged access to senior government officials, where war commentary can fit hand in glove with undisclosed commercial interests and network executives are sometimes oblivious to possible conflicts of interest.

Few illustrate the submerged complexities of this world better than Barry McCaffrey. . . . General McCaffrey has immersed himself in businesses that have grown with the fight against terrorism. . . .

Many retired officers hold a perch in the world of military contracting, but General McCaffrey is among a select few who also command platforms in the news media and as government advisers on military matters. These overlapping roles offer them an array of opportunities to advance policy goals as well as business objectives. But with their business ties left undisclosed, it can be difficult for policy makers and the public to fully understand their interests.

On NBC and in other public forums, General McCaffrey has consistently advocated wartime policies and spending priorities that are in line with his corporate interests. But those interests are not described to NBC’s viewers. He is held out as a dispassionate expert, not someone who helps companies win contracts related to the wars he discusses on television.

Despite Barstow’s Pulitzer, neither Brian Williams nor anyone else at NBC News ever mentioned any of these groundbreaking stories to their viewers (even as Williams reported on other Pulitzer awards that year); the controversy over the Pentagon propaganda program was simply suppressed. And NBC continued to feature those same ex-Generals as “analysts” — including McCaffrey — as though the whole thing never happened.

Apparently, not only does NBC continue to present McCaffrey to its viewers as some sort of objective analyst, but NBC News executives use him as some kind of private consultant and briefer on the news. On January 12, 2012, McCaffrey presented a seminar to roughly 20 NBC executives and producers — including NBC News President Steve Capus — entitled “Iran, Nukes & Oil: The Gulf Confrontation.” We’ve obtained the Power Point document McCaffrey prepared and distributed for his presentation, and in it, he all but predicts war with Iran within the next 90 days: one that is likely to be started by them. The first page of the breathlessly hawkish document is entitled “Iran & the Gulf: Creeping Toward War,” and the first sentence excitedly proclaims (click to enlarge):

Most of the report emphasizes the likelihood that Iran — not the U.S. — will act aggressively and trigger a war:

He adds: “We should not view the Iranian rhetoric as empty threats. They are likely to further escalate. There is great opportunity for miscalculation on their part. . . . They will not under any circumstances actually be deterred from going nuclear. They will achieve initial nuclear capability within 36 months.” About a war with Iran, he says: “Israel would welcome such a confrontation. They have an existential threat to their survival looming in their very near future.” Among his conclusions:

Read moreGeneral McCaffrey Briefs NBC Execs On War With Iran

Syria: Clinton Admits US On Same Side As Al Qaeda To Destabilise Assad Government (Global Research)

Like in Libya (links are below the Global Research article)).

Flashback:

Interview With US General Wesley Clark (Ret.): US Government Planned To ‘Take Out 7 Countries In 5 Years’: ‘Starting With Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan And Finishing Off Iran

– Hillary Clinton (March 27, 2011): ‘There’s a different leader in Syria now. Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer.’

See also:

‘US To Announce Aerial Blockade On Syria’ (which is an act of war!)

U.S. State Department Quietly Warning Region On Syrian WMDs

U.S. Fighting On The Same Side As Three Terrorist Groups In Syria

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Silencing The Critics

Final Solution: First Syria, Then Iran And Then …

On Al-CIAda:

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaeda. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US.”
– Robin Cook, Former British Foreign Secretary

Just one month after this article, published in the Guardian, Robin Cook DIED:

Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook: ‘Al-Qaida, Literally “The Database”, Was Originally The Computer File Of The Thousands Of Mujahideen Who Were Recruited And Trained With Help From The CIA To Defeat The Russians’

Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist or How The US Created Al Qaeda (Documentary)

BBC: Al-Qaeda Does Not Exist (Documentary)


Syria: Clinton Admits US On Same Side As Al Qaeda To Destabilise Assad Government (Global Research, Feb. 27, 2012):

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that Al Qaeda and other organizations on the US “terror list” are supporting the Syrian opposition.

Clinton said: “We have a very dangerous set of actors in the region, al-Qaida [sic], Hamas, and those who are on our terrorist list, to be sure, supporting – claiming to support the opposition [in Syria].” [1] (Click here to watch video)

Yet at the same time, in the above BBC interview the US Secretary of State repeats the threadbare Western claim that the situation in Syria is one of a defenceless population coming under “relentless attack” from Syrian government forces.

There is ample evidence that teams of snipers who have been killing civilians over the past year in Syria belong to the terrorist formations to which Clinton is referring to.


“I am delighted to be here in these new [Council on Foreign Relations] headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.”
– Hillary Clinton

As Michel Chossudovsky points out in a recent article: “Since the middle of March 2011, Islamist armed groups – covertly supported by Western and Israeli intelligence – have conducted terrorist attacks directed against government buildings, including acts of arson. Amply documented, trained gunmen and snipers, including mercenaries, have targeted the police, armed forces as well as innocent civilians. There is ample evidence, as outlined in the Arab League Observer Mission report, that these armed groups of mercenaries are responsible for killing civilians. 

While the Syrian government and military bear a heavy burden of responsibility, it is important to underscore the fact that these terrorist acts – including the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children – are part of a US-NATO-Israeli initiative, which consists is supporting, training and financing  ‘an armed entity’ operating inside Syria.” [2]

The admission at the weekend by Hillary Clinton corroborates the finding that armed groups are attacking civilians and these groups are terroristic, according to US own definitions, and that the situation in Syria is not one of unilateral state violence against its population but rather is one of a shadowy armed insurrection.

Clinton’s admission retrospectively justifies the stance taken by Russia and China, both of which vetoed the proposed UN Security Council Resolution on 4 February, precisely because that proposal was predicated on a spurious notion that the violence in Syria was solely the responsibility of the Al Assad government.

Read moreSyria: Clinton Admits US On Same Side As Al Qaeda To Destabilise Assad Government (Global Research)

NOAA: Japanese Tsunami Debris ‘To Reach Hawaii In Next Few Days’

Japanese tsunami debris ‘to reach Hawaii in next few days’ (Telegraph, Feb. 29, 2012):

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the first bits of tsunami debris will make landfall soon on small atolls northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands. The rest of the debris was expected to reach the coasts of Oregon, Washington state, Alaska and Canada around 2014.

NOAA’s tsunami marine debris coordinator, Ruth Yender, told an online news conference Tuesday that agency workers were boarding Coast Guard flights that patrol the archipelago. NOAA also asked scientists stationed at Midway and other atolls to look for the debris.

Read moreNOAA: Japanese Tsunami Debris ‘To Reach Hawaii In Next Few Days’

The Fairytale Of Braunschweig: An Anonymous Donor And Envelopes Stuffed With Cash (Spiegel)

An Anonymous Donor and Envelopes Stuffed with Cash (Der Spiegel, Feb. 28, 2012):

The German city of Braunschweig has a new benefactor. An anonymous donor has been stuffing envelopes filled with 10,000 euros in cash into the mailboxes of charitable organizations. His latest contribution was an anomaly. A local hospice found the money under its doormat.

There are stories that are so good they are hard to believe. Henning Noske laughs when he hears such sentiments. A section editor with daily Braunschweiger Zeitung, Noske has been a journalist for thirty years and if there is one thing he knows, it’s that a good story is a good story.

These are crazy times for Noske. His phone is constantly ringing with major German television stations seeking to speak with him. All because his little paper has been thrust into the limelight by a local story. “Every editor dreams of such a story!” says Noske.

It all started with an article about a local robbery. A short while later an envelope, sent by an anonymous donor, found its way to the local victim support center. The envelope contained €10,000 — in cash. Twenty €500 notes.

Further envelopes followed:

€10,000 for a day-care center
€10,000 for four local churches
€10,000 for a choir
€10,000 for a group providing meals to the homeless
€10,000 for a soup kitchen
and on and on.

Over the weekend, the anonymous giver made another donation. An intern at a local hospice found an envelope stuffed with €10,000 hidden under the doormat as she was taking out the garbage.

Read moreThe Fairytale Of Braunschweig: An Anonymous Donor And Envelopes Stuffed With Cash (Spiegel)

Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ Will Make Protest Illegal

Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal (RT, Feb. 29, 2012):

Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.

The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence.

Under the act, the government is also given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country.

Under current law, White House trespassers are prosecuted under a local ordinance, a Washington, DC legislation that can bring misdemeanor charges for anyone trying to get close to the president without authorization. Under H.R. 347, a federal law will formally be applied to such instances, but will also allow the government to bring charges to protesters, demonstrators and activists at political events and other outings across America.

The new legislation allows prosecutors to charge anyone who enters a building without permission or with the intent to disrupt a government function with a federal offense if Secret Service is on the scene, but the law stretches to include not just the president’s palatial Pennsylvania Avenue home. Under the law, any building or grounds where the president is visiting — even temporarily — is covered, as is any building or grounds “restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance.”

Read moreGoodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ Will Make Protest Illegal

Fukushima MOX Reactor 3 SFP Is GONE!!! (Video)

Reactor 3 SFP contained hundreds of tons of MOX fuel (containing PLUTONIUM and URANIUM)!


Fuel storage pool of reactor 3 collapsed most of the part (Fukushima Diary, Feb. 29, 2012):

Having no-fly zone of Fukushima plants from 20km to 3km, TBS ANN caught Fukushima plants from helicopter.

However, they couldn’t find the fuel storage pool of reactor 3.

↓ 1:18~1:45

Reporter  ”Now we are zooming the 5th floor of reactor 3, where the fuel storage pool is. We must be able to see the top of the fuel storage pool at the very place. There “must” be the fuel storage pool in the center of the screen. However, we can not see even a part of the pool from the sky. (Scene changed)”


YouTube

More info:

Read moreFukushima MOX Reactor 3 SFP Is GONE!!! (Video)

Fukushima Government Plans To Use Radioactive Wood For Construction And Biofuel

Fukushima gov will use contaminated wood for building materials (Fukushima Diary, Feb. 28, 2012):

Fukushima prefecture is going to financially support local governments for tree thinning as forest decontamination as of April of 2012.

They are going to pressure Japanese government to include thinning as forest decontamination into the decontamination guideline.

They are planning to use the logged trees for building materials of reconstruction and woody biomass fuel.

71% area is forest in Fukushima.

Read moreFukushima Government Plans To Use Radioactive Wood For Construction And Biofuel

Only 54% Of Young Adults In America Have A Job, The Lowest Employment Rate In 64 Years

Only 54% Of Young Adults In America Have A Job (ZeroHedge, Feb. 29, 2012):

A month ago, Zero Hedge readers were stunned to learn that unemployment among Europe’s young adults has exploded as a result of the European financial crisis, and peaking anywhere between 46% in the case of Greece all they way to 51% for Spain. Which makes us wonder what the reaction will be to the discovery that when it comes to young adults (18-24) in the US, the employment rate is just barely above half, or 54%, which just happens to be the lowest in 64 years, and 7% worse than when Obama took office promising a whole lot of change 3 years ago.

And while technically this means 46% are unemployed, or the same percentage as in Greece, the US ratio, which comes from Pew, shows the ratio as a % of the total population: a very sensitive topic now that every month we see another 250,000 drop off mysteriously from the total labor force. However, unlike those on the trailing age end, young adults by definition are the labor force in their age group demographic, so it would be difficult to explain away this horrendous number by claiming that ever more 24 year olds are retiring. Although, yes, we agree that some may be dropping out of the labor force in order to go to college, incidentally the locus of the latest credit bubble, where they meet a fate worse even than secular unemployment: they become debt slaves of the Federal System, with non-dischargable debt at that, which even assuming they can get a job would take ages to pay back!

But wait: there’s more – of all age groups, this is the one that has actually seen its wages drop the most under the Obama administration.

So not only are they unemployed, young adults are at least poor.

Net result: double the change, zero the hope.

The Douchebag Of The Year Award Goes To …

And The Douchebag Of The Year Award Goes To…… (ZeroHedge, Feb. 29, 2012):

Unless February 29th is the new April Fool’s Day, I’m pretty sure  Alan Dlugash locked up DOTY with this remark:

People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress.   Could you imagine what it’s like to say I got three kids in private school, I have to think about pulling them out?   How do you do that?”

Dluglash is describing the horror of scraping by on $350,000 a year. Really. How could you lucky bastards ever understand?

Ordinary Americans, with their fancy foodstamps and foreclosure notices, are increasingly turning a blind eye to the plight of the people who outsourced their jobs.  You  just don’t get it, do you?    These people are light years smarter than you, and they work really hard.  Now things are so dire, some are actually considering sending their kids to school with your germy kids.   It’s bad.

Some have even been forced to shop for discount Salmon.  How could people who enjoy cat food ever understand that kind of humiliation?  If someone doesn’t halt this death spiral soon they may have to settle for Microsoft products (which even poor people hate).

This is all a joke, right?  Cause if it’s not, wait ’til they find out about Walmart….

Story:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-29/wall-street-bonus-withdrawal-means-trading-aspen-for-cheap-chex.html

Ron Paul Defeats Obama In Head To Head Polling (Here’s a chart you won’t see anywhere in the mainstream media – not the right, and certainly not the left.)

Ron Paul Defeats Obama In Head To Head Polling (ZeroHedge, Feb. 29, 2012):

Here’s a chart you won’t see anywhere in the mainstream media – not the right, and certainly not the left. According to Rasmussen’s 2012 Presidential Election Matchups, which pit Obama against any of the four GOP presidential candidates, while the balance of challengers certainly appear to have no chance of defeating the incumbent (something we touched upon yesterday), today, for the first time, Ron Paul has managed to unseat the standing president, by a thin margin of 43 to 41, for the first time in this series.


Source: Rasmussen Reports (premium subscription required)

On the survey methodology: “Surveys covering three days are of 1,500 Likely Voters and Surveys of Two Days are of 1,000 Likely Voters. All Surveys Have a Margin of Error of +/- 3% .”

Some more from today’s Rasmussen blog:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 (see trends).

Read moreRon Paul Defeats Obama In Head To Head Polling (Here’s a chart you won’t see anywhere in the mainstream media – not the right, and certainly not the left.)

RECOVERY!!!: Japanese Ambassador To Italy To Italians: ‘Japan Has Recovered!’

Recovery!!!

Worldwide: Recovery is … the Greatest Depression (& War is peace).

In Japan: Recovery is … being sacrificed to the God of nuclear power. (Japan is finished.)

Prof. Dr. Busby:

“Well there seems to be a kind of plate glass barrier between the people and governments now, all over the world. The governments do one thing, and the people are kept in the dark. And nowhere is this more obvious than in Japan where people are now being sacrificed to the “god of nuclear power.” There is no other way of putting it, really.”

Evacuate Tokyo And All US Forces From Japan! (Veterans Today): ‘Tokyo Radiation Level 25 Times The Fukushima Mandatory Evacuation Zone’

Prof. Dr. Chris Busby: ‘You Shouldn’t Go On A Business Trip To Japan’ – ‘Get Out Of Japan’ – ‘Run!’ – ‘I Would Get Out Of Tokyo’ (Video)

Radioactive Japan: Contamination Detected In Tokyo Equal To Chernobyl Mandatory Evacuation Levels


Japanese Ambassador to Italy to Italians: “Japan Has Recovered!” (EX-SKF, Feb. 29, 2012):

I have no information as to how the word “recovery” is defined in the post-“cold shutdown state” declaration Japan.

From Jiji Tsushin (3/1/2012):

東 日本大震災から1年がたつのを前に、ローマ市内で29日、被災地の復興状況や日本とイタリアが直面する課題などを専門家が討論するシンポジウムが開かれ た。河野雅治駐イタリア大使はあいさつで、イタリアなど「(各国の支援という)絆に圧倒された」と謝意を表明。「日本は復活した」と述べ、日本への観光や 投資復活を呼び掛けた。

As one year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 disaster approaches, a symposium was held in Rome on February 29 where experts held discussions on the recovery of Japan’s disaster affected areas and on the issues that Japan and Italy face. In his speech, Ambassador Masaharu Kono thanked Italy by saying “We were overwhelmed by the “kizuna” [tie that binds; it originally meant “a leash to tie down or restrain animals”] (in the form of support from various countries)”. He declared “Japan has recovered”, urging for the resumption of the tourism to Japan and investment in Japan

Read moreRECOVERY!!!: Japanese Ambassador To Italy To Italians: ‘Japan Has Recovered!’

China Dumps $100+ Billion In U.S. Treasuries In December Per Revised TIC Data; UK Is Now Russia’s Shadow Buyer

China Dumps $100+ Billion In USTs In December Per Revised TIC Data; UK Is Now Russia’s Shadow Buyer (ZeroHedge, Feb. 29, 2012):

Every year in February, the Treasury department releases its adjustment to foreign purchases of Treasury bond holdings as of the previous June (with revised and overriding estimates for all the intervening months in the interim, as well as previous monthly forecasts). It did that earlier today. And while many may have been expecting the revision to show that contrary to Zero Hedge claims China has in fact been building up its Treasury stake (following the now traditional transfer of UK purchases to China), the reality is that not only has China indeed been dumping US exposure (first reported by us previously when we observed the plunge in holdings in the Fed’s custodial account), selling over $100 billion in Treasurys in December alone (bringing its total to $1152 billion, and down 12% from its June total of $1307 billion) but that probably far more curiously, the UK is no longer a shadow buyer of Chinese bond accumulation and instead has become a secret accumulator of Russian holdings.

First, here is a link to the revised TIC data as of this afternoon. That lack of Chinese trade surplus is really starting to bite not only China, but also the US, which as we noted last time, will be forced to rely ever more on domestically funded purchases of USTs: read Primary Dealers and the Fed, as the rest of the world developing world, also known as US Treasury buyers, clams down and exports far less to a recessionary Europe and contracting America. As the chart below shows, Chinese holdings are sliding, no matter how one cuts the data.

So compared to the pre-revision Chinese holdings number, which was $1101 billion, China is still accumulating bonds, right? Well, not really, because on one hand a decline is a decline even relative to a different benchmark. But more importanly, most had assumed that the UK’s pre-revision number of $414.8 billion in Treasury holdings would be allocated almost entirely to China. As it turns out it wasn’t.

Read moreChina Dumps $100+ Billion In U.S. Treasuries In December Per Revised TIC Data; UK Is Now Russia’s Shadow Buyer

Atomic Energy Society Of Japan Member Prof. Ogawa Found Dead In The Street

See also:

Insane & Radioactive Japan: Tokyo Marathon, Shiitake Mushrooms (993 Bq/Kg), Sludge (2.47 Million Bq/Kg Of Cesium), Official Who Took Radiation Measurements In Tokyo FOUND DEAD With A Plactic Bag Over His Head

Hmmh.


A member of atomic energy society of Japan found dead on the street (Fukushima Diary, Feb. 28, 2012):

Prof. Ogawa (68) from Risk management department of Chiba institute of science was found dead on the street. A passerby found him and reported.
It was in Chuoku Kobe, 2:55 AM 2/25/2012.

Only administrative autopsy was operated for some reason. As the result, it was death of disease.

He attended at a meeting of National research institute for earth science and disaster prevention.

He specialized in earthquake engineering, belonged to atomic energy society of Japan.

Source

千葉科学大教授が北野の路上で病死 神戸
2012.1.26 02:04
25日午前2時55分ごろ、神戸市中央区北野町の路上で「急病の男性がいる」と通行人(25)から119番があった。生田署員が駆けつけたところ、男性が倒れており、病院に搬送されたが死亡が確認された。

同署によると、男性は千葉科学大(千葉県銚子市)危機管理学部の小川信行教授(68)。行政解剖の結果、死因は病死と判明した。小川教授は独立行政 法人「防災科学技術研究所」(三木市)で24日午後に開かれた会合に出席するため23日から同区北野町のホテルに宿泊していた。

同大によると、小川教授は地震工学が専門で、日本原子力学会などに所属しているという。