Clip from December 02, 2013 – guest Dane Wigington on the Jeff Rense Program. Full program available in Archives at http://www.renseradio.com/signup.htm
By David Icke
Land of hope and glory?
You must be fucking joking… But still the brain-drained Muppet’s think we live in the greatest country on earth.
In fact there cannot be many spectacles more pathetic than watching the fucking retarded morons wave their plastic flags at the nonce ponce cunts in the palace… Who want them dead.
You are all being taken for cunts.
We are going backwards as a nation, not fucking forward.
For instance, I would well imagine that only a tiny minority of us know about the plans to bring back national service.
And like my friend Chris Powis rightly points out, the reason for that is:
The media is eerily quiet about the National Service Act that is due for a second reading on 28th February 2014. Your daughter and anyone between the ages of 18 to 26 will, if passed, be affected by this.
Well they would be fucking silent wouldn’t they.
Their paymasters want to turn our youngsters into robot fucking slaves.
They are already systematically killing off the disabled.
INDONESIA – The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) Bukittinggi reported that Mount Marapi, which lies between Tanah Datar and Agam regencies, West Sumatra, erupted at 10:10 a.m., on Sunday. “The volcano’s eruption spewed a column of thick, gray ash 350 meters high,” PVMBG official Warseno said on Sunday as quoted by Antara news agency. Mt. Marapi’s alert level has been maintained at waspada or caution (level 2). The PVMBG have said it is not safe to be within 3 kilometers of the activity. Increased volcanic activity was noted on Aug. 3, 2011 with an eruption and a volcanic ash cloud that covered several areas, including Agam, Padang Panjang, Padang Pariaman and Tanah Datar. Mt. Marapi, which is located near to the twin volcanos of Mount Singgalang and Mount Tandikek, is a popular climbing destination, particularity during December as scores of climbers flock to its accessible peak to see in the New Year. Marapi Wildlife Reserve is an administrative area around the volcano that is managed by the West Sumatra administration for the purposes of conservation in the province. – Jakarta Post
by Kimberly Paxton | Activist Post
How about when those advances intrude uncomfortably into the human brain, harvesting thoughts and recording them?
A group of researchers at Stanford University have taken this leap into mad science with experimental “intracranial recording”. Or, put simply, they’ve taken the first step towards mind reading using electronic monitoring of brain activity.
Using a novel method, the researchers collected the first solid evidence that the pattern of brain activity seen in someone performing a mathematical exercise under experimentally controlled conditions is very similar to that observed when the person engages in quantitative thought in the course of daily life.
“We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life,” said Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences and director of Stanford’s Human Intracranial Cognitive Electrophysiology Program…
Apparently the control freaks are feeling quite confident and proud of their shenanigans to bring this out at a time like now. Apparently we’re supposed to be absorbing the continued message; “Get used to it. Control is inevitable.”
Well actually, as you’ll see below, apparently humanity has a pretty clear idea of what a controlling octopus means to them. Again, they say it’s to go after “the enemies of the United States.” Well, we know its people are its own biggest threat. So if the NSA surveillance hasn’t pissed you off enough, maybe this will put you over the top.
‘Nothing is beyond our reach,’ National Reconnaissance Office’s new logo claims
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched a new spy satellite Thursday evening on mission NROL-39 — and the new logo and tagline are quite an eye opener.
The new logo features a giant, world-dominating octopus, its sucker-covered tentacles encircling the planet while it looks on with determination, a steely glint in its enormous eye. The logo carries a five-word tagline: “Nothing is beyond our reach.”
If you create your reality, why choose an unstable planet of ravenous, half conscious semi-domesticated primates? How do you come to be here, in a decimated ecosystem dominated by money worshipping clones?
The entire future begins from the place you’re occupying right now, the position you assume in the wide wild world – the place your assumptions are based, the concentrated point of perspective from which you emanate.
If you believe you’re a meat robot living in a clockwork world of rock-solid causality – designed to die and disappear in relatively short order while a finite universe swirls towards a greater all-consuming death through random entropy – then your observations of the world will tend to confirm your beliefs.
Everything around you will be in a perpetual state of decay and the second law of thermodynamics will be a depressing manifesto that describes your perceptions of life.
If, on the other hand, you believe you’re an immortal being who’s implicitly and implicately connected with everything in an infinite universe (or multiverse), synchronistic proofs will shower forth abundantly from the surrounding illusion of reality. Your beliefs will be further confirmed by the quasi-magical tenets of quantum theories and the implicate order preserved amid all apparent chaos and destruction.
The meat robot will see a competitive, hierarchical dog-eat-dog world where the law of the jungle and survival of the fittest obviously hold sway; an existence dominated by the simplistic demands of inherently pointless persistence. They will see nothing strange or wrong about killing and consuming the bodies of other meat robots. They will be possessed by possessions and all thing material. Isolate cogs in a dispassionate machine, meat automatons will be tempted to hoard whatever they can against the day when their components begin to break down and they start to descend into an inevitable spiral toward a scrapheap of rotting spare parts. Even children become possessions in the meat robot’s mind, primarily representing a method of maintenance and a route toward biological immortality to blinkered, time-bound imaginations.
The season of peace, the solstice, the inward time, the feeling of the womb; there we know that night is equally as beautiful as day. When it is quiet, and dark, and we are together and trusting, heart-centered exchange of energy is ours to enjoy… if we make it so. Higher understanding comes from this: communication from the place where love and truth dwell.
A few weeks ago I started an article that I called “In the Groove”. I was trying to get a grip on that moment in live music where the mind drops away and the musicians are not only in sync but are communicating instantaneously and intuitively. That’s such a cool feeling… when the mind drops away.
And we can experience it not just in music, but in so many ways. One of my favorites is in the kitchen, with a partner, cooking a meal… delicious.
I never finished the groove article, but the subject stayed on my mind, especially the instantaneous, intuitive communication part. Now I know we humans are constantly bombarding each other with thoughts… negative or positive. In the consciousness movement we know enough to watch what we’re projecting, and we do what we can to protect against negative incoming. But ego-based thoughts are not what I’m talking about.
Truth is Power, Opinion Must Be Free!
The following article appears in the current issue of Phoenix Magazine and is also
Written by the staff of the National Journal
Translated by J M Damon
The idea is prevalent that the Federal Republic of Germany is not a nation state but rather a corporation, a purely financial undertaking in the form of a legal personality. This idea has many sources including the name of the official German financial agency “Bundesrepublik Deutschland Finanzagentur GmbH.” [Federal Republic of Germany Finance Agency, website ]
The idea is formally incorrect. The financial agency, the corporation that administers debt on behalf of the FRG, is a state owned economic enterprise and the incorporated financial agency is a federal German enterprise like the railroad. In actual fact, however, the Federal Republic itself is a financial agency, a branch of the global Jewish financial conglomerate Rothschild-Goldman-Sachs-American Federal Reserve Bank. In actual fact Rothschild manages all of these as the mother corporation.
This global Rothschildian conglomerate, which is openly acknowledged by its political errand boys, was not organized just yesterday. It is a very old organization that has been reorganized and was acknowledged by Hollywood in 1976. At that time Hollywood’s mission was not limited to destroying Western culture; it also distributed cryptic messages for insiders of the emerging New World Order while proclaiming new rules and directions for the masses. This is the light in which we must view the 1976 movie “Network,” although few moviegoers at that time were aware of the film’s real message and significance. The film received several Oscar awards, and it is no wonder. “Network” informed insiders that the start signal had been given for creation of a unified global world whose elite will be the lords of the future.
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to clash with US President Barack Obama over a nuclear disarmament deal with Tehran, security leaders here are working discreetly with US counterparts to preserve credible military options as an extension of diplomacy.
In the two weeks since conclusion of an interim deal between the US and Iran, Netanyahu has intensified pressure on Washington and other world powers to maintain tough economic sanctions until Tehran commits to fully dismantling its nuclear program.
He continues to maintain that Israel is not bound by the Geneva agreement and would act “to defend itself, by itself” against the Iranian nuclear threat.
by Andrew Bolt
It is true Mandela rose to greatness. Freed after 27 years in a South African jail, the anti-apartheid fighter emerged not bent on vengeance but healing.
He negotiated a peaceful end to apartheid, and as the first president of democratic South Africa, preached – and practised – reconciliation. In this he was great. A healer. An inspiration.
For many whites abroad, he seems even Christ-like – someone who’d suffered for the sins of white guilt, and absolved those who believed in him of the sin of racism.
But Mandela was no Christ nor even Gandhi nor Martin Luther King. He was for decades a man of violence. In 1961, he broke with African National Congress colleagues who preached non-violence, creating a terrorist wing.
He later pleaded guilty in court to acts of public violence, and behind bars sanctioned more, including the 1983 Church St car bomb that killed 19 people.
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet.
Why does CIA-Wikileaks operative Sarah Harrison seem to be joined at the hip to Edward Snowden? Apparently they’ve been surgically separated recently. Never mind. Never mind.
Okay, let’s stay with the relevant issues. Certainly the economic situation is worth thinking about. Then there’s that mysterious ghost rider in the sky, Planet Niburu, AKA- Planet X. There’s the truly ridiculous and there’s the scholarly. I won’t be there linking the scholarly, I’ll leave that to you. Someone asked me at the conference about this planet. I forget what I said but it was probably something along the lines of, “I’m not going to worry about it”. I spend a lot of time hanging around the drugstore at the corner of Shit and Shinola and I hear things. Of course, since most of it’s bullshit I won’t bother to share any of it with you. Planet Niburu was supposed to come along as an exclamation point on the New Age plot synopsis for the end of the Mayan calendar on December 2012. Now it is scheduled to arrive in 2016 or 2017, thus giving us a welcome several years for idle speculation and maybe a few business opportunities, depending on your areas of interest and degree of self interest.
I haven’t got a clue as to what is coming. If I measure the potential for dreadful possibilities in relation to the degree of materialism, juxtaposed by collective ignorance and indifference, I would say we’re looking at a pretty good body count, more or less, probably more. I’ve no way of knowing how much awakening is going to take place, due to Mr. Apocalypse and the increasing rate of taps from the one handed drum roll of his walking stick. John Bonham ain’t got nothing on him. My theory is that Mr. Apocalypse, like most incarnate archetypes, has a pair of invisible arms, with attached hands (of course) and that accounts for the presence of what appears to be an impossible number of percussive hits coming from what might seem to be the action of a single appendage. All this aside, I’m of the opinion that you could hit certain people on the head over a million times without an appreciable change in consciousness. That’s just how it works, or should I say, doesn’t work.
The idea that we have lived before and will live again after we die is thousands of years old, but is there really a connection between birthmarks and past lives?
Reincarnation is a religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s actions.
Dr. Ian Pretyman Stevenson (1918 – 2007), a Canadian American psychiatrist became known internationally for his research into reincarnation. He believed that not only emotions, memories but also physical injuries in the form of birthmarks, can be transferred from one life to another. His theories were based on the studies of 210 cases of children. In time he became convinced that birthmarks hold some significance to a past life.
In his science paper Birthmarks and Birth Defects Corresponding to Wounds on Deceased Persons, Dr. Stevenson wrote that “almost nothing is known about why pigmented birthmarks (moles or nevi) occur in particular locations of the skin. The causes of most birth defects are also unknown.About 35% of children who claim to remember previous lives have birthmarks and/or birth defects that they (or adult informants) attribute to wounds on a person whose life the child remembers.
Author: Soren Dreier
Katarina was planning on leaving.
That frostbitten morning in the Ukraine her heart was pounding as she parked her bike outside the Ukrainian power plant. Not from the ride downhill. She had the feeling that this day would somehow determine her future. She had applied for a six months leave of absence with no pay. She had saved and put aside what she could from her pay as an engineer, living on barely anything for quite some time. Her mind was made up. If they didn’t give her the leave, she would simply quit her job.
For a significant period of time she had felt her soul calling her. It wanted uncharted territories, it wanted more than: “Please find a nice boy, get married, buy a house in suburbia and be happy that you have all this.”
She felt tricked, she felt trapped.
Having absolutely nobody to talk to she felt even more as the doomed loner, with the forecast of a lobotomized life forever contradicting her freedom craving soul.
As she boarded the elevator that would shoot her up to the CEO floor she took the final decision:
“I really don’t need anybody’s permission. If they cant grant me that freedom, I will simply have to take it. I don’t care. I’m so done here”, she said to herself and a new strength gathered in her. Her mood shifted. She decided: “So be it.”
According to Japan’s Coast Guard, the island, close to the Ogasawara archipelago, emerged as a result of undersea volcanic eruptions far south of Tokyo on November 20th and has since grown 3.7 times. It is now 300 meters long and 260 meters wide, the RIA Novosti news agency reports. According to expert estimates, the overall surface of the land mass makes up some 56,000 square meters. The island, originally a circle-turned an oval, now looks like a trapezoid, according to the NHK TV Channel. When the island emerged during volcanic eruptions of ash and magma from the Pacific Ocean bottom, it was 200 meters in diameter and 20 meters high. Just two days later, it was 400 meters in diameter and 30 meters high. The undersea volcano is expected to continue erupting for some more time. The islands that emerge this way will often get submerged again. If this is not the lot of the new island, Japan will enjoy an increase in its territorial waters. The neighboring Nishinoshima Island also emerged during a volcanic eruption in the mid-1970s. Nishinoshima Island is currently 800 meters long and 500 meters wide. Under international law, 12 nautical miles (or 22.2 kilometers) off the country’s coastline are seen as territorial waters, while the next 12 nautical miles, as the contiguous zone. 200 nautical miles (or 370 kilometers) off the shore is where the country’s exclusive economic zone ends and the continental shelf begins. The shelf is followed by the high seas. –Voice of Russia
Not often do we score a legal win against biotech, but today we completed the mission here on Hawai’i island! Today Bill 113 was signed into law, banning further GMO crops from being cultivated on our island. If you read no further (and you should), please tell these good people thank you by signing our letter here.
Many of us worked long and hard, day and night on this: signing and sharing petitions; writing letters to newspaper editors and to authorities; preparing both written and oral testimony; studying the science and cultural concerns over GMO; networking and meeting with one another, engaging in debates on-line and in-person, meeting with council members and farming groups; and attending what seemed like endless streams of county council meetings over months to share our testimonies for why we want to keep the toxic GMO industry off our island.
Today justice and intelligence, good science, and our love for nature prevailed! After the last hearing’s 6-3 vote in favor of the bill at council chambers, today our mayor, Billy Kenoi, signed Bill 113 into law—to our utter shock and surprise! He had three options: sign the bill into law, veto it, or do nothing and it automatically becomes law. Most of were sure he would veto it; he was receiving pressure from our Governor, Neil Abercrombie, who is a known biotech supporter and rumored to be a recipient of “favors” from the same. But today, justice and respect for the Good Earth prevailed!
I’ve always wondered what would happen once private equity players decided enough was enough and foreign oligarchs finished their real estate money laundering transactions. Well, we might be about to find out.
According to RealtyTrac, foreclosures for homes worth $5 million or more are up 61% this year despite the fact that overall foreclosures are down 23%. The question is, does this merely represent holdouts from the prior housing bubble, or is it a sign of things to come? Only time will tell. From CBS:
Foreclosures in the ultra-high-end housing market — homes worth $5 million or more — have skyrocketed 61 percent over last year.
That growth bucks the trend: Overall foreclosures are down 23 percent, according to a new report from Irvine, Calif.-based real estate information site RealtyTrac.
The highest active volcano in Russia has thrown out an enormous ash cloud up to six kilometers high, the Emergency Services Ministry said Saturday.
The Klyuchevskoi volcano in the tectonically active Kamchatka region in Russia’s Far East has been erupting sporadically since August.
“We have observed the latest ash eruption from the Klyuchevskoi volcano,” the local branch of the Emergency Services Ministry said in a statement. “The ash cloud is moving in a north-east direction.”
The highest mountain in the Kamchataka region, Klyuchevskoi has erupted in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012, spewing out lava and ash over the surrounding area.
The Emergency Services Ministry said in the statement that a red aviation warning was in place around Klyuchevskoi and cautioned tour companies not to take tourists near the volcano.
by Madison Ruppert | Activist Post
In a recent report by The Washington Post, it was revealed that the FBI has been able to secretly activate a target’s laptop camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for several years.
While this may be surprising to some, it really shouldn’t be. Previous reports revealed that the FBI employs hackers to create software to remotely activate the microphones on laptops and cell phones as well as cameras. The U.S. government has also become the world’s largest buyer of malware. The NSA also recommended physically removing the webcam from Apple laptops for security reasons.
In August, the Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI has developed hacking tools like this for over a decade, though they rarely are discussed publicly.
The Washington Post cites Marcus Thomas, former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico, who said that the remote activation of cameras is used mostly in serious cases.
by Nick Meador
In recent times the term “synchronicity” has become one of the trendiest words in circles that self-identify as conscious or transformative. The Internet contributed to this, no doubt, by exposing so many of us to schools of thought like Jungian psychology (the origin of synchronicity) that had been partially or totally omitted from general education programs. However, common discussion and application of the term doesn’t take into consideration the fact that the Internet and connected technologies are constantly influencing our perception of supposed synchronicities. When we evaluate these phenomena more closely, it becomes unclear whether we’re identifying them correctly or interpreting them in a useful way.
The word “synchronicity” first appeared in the 1950s, when Carl Jung brought it forth in the development of archetypal psychology. Jung defined the term in 1951 as “a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved.”  He applied the term not only to these striking coincidences, but also to parapsychological occurrences like clairvoyance, telepathy, and precognition. Yet it’s important to acknowledge that these phenomena are much older, or even timeless; examples abound in various artforms throughout human history.
Admittedly, the literature on the subject remains somewhat confusing. And the combination of most of Jung’s work having been translated into English and most people hearing about it by word-of-mouth (or word-of-comment-thread) means that our current understanding of synchronicity is probably very much based in the early-21st century cultural milieu. Most people who speak of synchronicity today use it to imply that some event was “a good sign.” Hardly, it seems, does anyone take a bizarre coincidence as a bad omen. Either way, what remains uncertain is how to qualify or quantify a synchronicity and what do to about it.
Jung expressly believed that these incidents involve some mechanism beyond time and space operating in an acausal fashion. In other words, they couldn’t be formulated like a physics equation in which a force acts on an object to produce some specific result. The events couldn’t even be conceptualized in such a way that would make much rational sense. On the contrary, Jung thought that the qualification would be for a coincidence “to appear flatly unbelievable.” So something happening at a probability of 1 in 5 would be less remarkable than something happening at a probability of 1 in 5,000,000.
by Catherine J. Frompovich | Activist Post
What kind of hornet’s nest was opened up for the GM industry in view of the retraction of the two year “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize”, by G E Séralini et al, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology 2012, 50(11), 4221-31?
According to the article published December 5, 2013 in the Ecologist,
This arbitrary, groundless retraction of a published, thoroughly peer-reviewed paper is without precedent in the history of scientific publishing, and raises grave concerns over the integrity and impartiality of science. These concerns are heightened by a sequence of events surrounding the retraction:
The first bulleted item apparently speaks volumes as to Monsanto’s tactics in gaining corporate-style control over many segments of society, commerce, and government. Shouldn’t someone question the revolving door policy Monsanto’s former chief lobbyist Michael Taylor  has enjoyed at federal agencies, and now as FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods? Can that be why we have FDA-mandated “No GMO Labeling of Foods”?
by Moritz Nestor
Fortunately, the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics (NEK, President: Otfried Höffe) critically commented on the use of the ADHD drug Ritalin in its opinion of 22 November 2011 titled Human enhancement by means of pharmacological agents: The consumption of pharmacological agents altered the child’s behavior without any contribution on his or her part.
That amounted to interference in the child’s freedom and personal rights, because pharmacological agents induced behavioral changes but failed to educate the child on how to achieve these behavioral changes independently. The child was thus deprived of an essential learning experience to act autonomously and emphatically which “considerably curtails children’s freedom and impairs their personality development”, the NEK criticized.
The alarmed critics of the Ritalin disaster are now getting support from an entirely different side. The German weekly Der Spiegel quoted in its cover story on 2 February 2012 the US American psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg, born in 1922 as the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, who was the “scientific father of ADHD” and who said at the age of 87, seven months before his death in his last interview: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease”
Japan Times, Dec. 6, 2013: Following political turmoil that rocked the Diet over the past week, ruling block Upper House members finally enacted the contentious state secrets bill late Friday night. Earlier in the day, opposition parties intensified their protests in vain over a law that’s being criticizing for not creating an independent oversight body capable of preventing the government from hiding inconvenient information at its discretion.
Businessweek, Dec. 6, 2013: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe secured final passage of a bill granting Japan’s government sweeping powers to declare state secrets, a measure aimed at shoring up defense ties with the U.S. that prompted a public backlash and revolt by the opposition.
Asahi Shimbun, Dec. 6, 2013: Kazuo Shii, chief of the Japanese Communist Party, described the ruling coalition’s behavior as “tyrannical, arrogant and disorderly.” The ruling coalition believed prolonging the Diet debate any longer could backfire, only fueling the mushrooming opposition to the bill, and lead to a further decline in approval ratings for Abe’s Cabinet and hold on power. An Asahi Shimbun survey taken between Nov. 30-Dec. 1 showed the Cabinet’s approval rating at 49 percent, dipping below 50 percent for the first time since he took power in December 2012. Officials in the Abe administration foresee the public eventually forgetting about the controversy, once the legislation is approved.
by Jim Fetzer, Leuren Moret, and Christopher Busby
HEAVY FIRE POWER WAS USED IN FALLUJAH IN 2004: U.S. Marines fire Nov. 11, 2004, on Fallujah with a 155 mm Howitzer.
One of the weapons originally designed for this artillery piece was a tactical nuclear weapon (that could include a neutron warhead) designed by Samuel Cohen, to be fired in eastern Europe on Soviet troops during President Ronald Reagan’s term in office. [Photo: Lance Cpl. Samantha L. Jones]
On Friday, 28 October 2011, it was my honor to host Leuren Moret and Christopher Busby as my guests on “The Real Deal”, an internet radio program broadcast on M/W/F from 5-7 PM/CT over revereradio.net. Leuren Moret is an independent geoscientist who has done expert studies on the Fukushima disaster, radiation problems around the world including depleted uranium.
Dr. Christopher Busby is a visiting biomedical studies professor at the University of Ulster and is the co-author of reports about the effects of depleted uranium in Iraq especially in relation to Fallujah. What Busby found much to his surprise was not DU but enriched uranium instead.
This is one effective form of protest. Buzzfeed writes:
Workers incensed by rumors of a co-worker’s death in a police firing burned down one of Bangladesh’s 10 biggest garment factories supplying to major Western brands on Nov. 29:
According to authorities, factory workers were enraged after a loudspeaker from a mosque announced a worker’s death during a police firing to disperse a road blockade by factory employees earlier that day.
Six months’ worth of supplies for U.S. brands, including Gap and Wal-Mart, were burnt in the fire. Other burnt garments included those from huge global brands such as American Eagle Outfitters, Marks and Spencer, Sears, Uniqlo, and Zara. A Standard Group official estimated that the firm could lose well over $100 million in the fire.
Natural GeoEngineering Meets Man – Made GeoEngineering in Mass Murder Manifesto
ChemTrails Must Be Stopped NOW!
Record Number Of Volcano Eruptions In 2013 – Is Catastrophic Global Cooling Dead Ahead?
It’s not rocket science, just basic math, massive weight and leverage. Volcanoes are Nature’s way of cooling a warming planet. Massive surface and core pressure changes secondary to ENORMOUS changes of solid ice being removed from the surface – millions of tons.
This weight is moved from land to the Ocean’s depths where it exerts it’s force on the core of the planet. So there is loss of pressure on the surface with gain of pressure on the core. Either of these events by itself is enough to cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
In combination these two events cause the most extreme shifts in earths stability that is possible short of an impact of a stellar body.
They’ve cut way back on radiation monitoring after the Fukushima meltdown, underplayed the amount of radiation pumped out by Fukushima, and raised acceptable radiation levels … rather than fixing anything.
For example, Straight.com reports:
A study by several researchers, including Health Canada [the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for national public health] monitoring specialist Ian Hoffman, reveals a sharp spike in radiation over southwest B.C. on March 20, 2011.
In 2011, investigative journalist Alex Roslin reported in the Georgia Straight that a Health Canada monitoring station in Sidney had detected radioactive iodine-131 levels up to 300 times normal background levels.
In 2011, Health Canada was declaring on its website that the quantities of radiation reaching Canada did not pose any health risk to Canadians.
In “The Post-GMO Economy,” Elizabeth Royte reports that there are a number of factors contributing to the shift away from GMOs, but that cost is a major one. Not only is there a growing demand for both GMO-free foods and animal feed, but many farmers are finding that can save money by planting conventional crops instead of genetically engineered one:
A crop consultant, [Aaron] Bloom has been experimenting with non-GMO varieties for five years on land he works around Cherokee, Iowa. “We get the same or better yields, and we save money up front,” he says. And yet when he first suggests conventional seeds to clients, he sometimes gets pushback. “Guys think that you have to get out the cultivator” — which pierces the soil between rows of crops — “and kill your weeds by hand. No! You’re going out there with the planter anyway, just add your insecticide and your conventional herbicides.” Last year, not one of the roughly 30 farmers to whom Bloom sold non-GMO seeds had a bad harvest — despite unprecedented drought. “And I’ve got another 20 trying this year.”
Some farmers are switching to non-GMO crops in anticipation of labeling laws, and there’s also been an increased interested in third-party certifications to verify that foods are free of GMOs.
While this trend is growing, it should be noted that an overwhelming majority of certain staple crops in the U.S. are GMO. According to the FDA, 88 percent of all corn planted in 2012 was GMO, as was 94 percent of all cotton and 93 percent of all soybeans.
Apparently Barack Obama lived with his uncle, Onyango “Omar” Obama, while attending Harvard Law School, although the president previously denied having met him.
At an immigration hearing Omar stated to the panel that his “nephew” lived with him in the 1980s.
This prompted the Obama administration to come clean about their relationship to the press.
Eric Schultz, spokesman for the White House stated publically: “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”