by Rebecca Campbell
Spokane County Public Health Building.
In the surreally bizarre architecture of the Spokane County Pubic Health Building,
form appropriately follows function. (I leave the meaning of this comment to your
own powers of observation and conjecture!)
This is where we two health freedom activists from Seattle, Washington reported for
the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) ”Public Engagement Forum” in Spokane,
Washington on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 9:00 AM.
Upon signing in and joining our assigned groups, it became apparent that the CDC was
using the Delta Technique (read “Deltoid Technique” for mind muscling/muzzling!) a
pseudemocratic group process developed in the Soviet Union during the latter part of
the 20th century:
1) No one was allowed consistent access to the microphones except CDC “medical
experts” and Keystone (Cops) Events coordination contractors;
2) There was virtually no time allowed for participants to confer with each other,
even at lunch, which was spent working in small groups;
3) Dissenters were separated from the larger group and subjected to constant
surveillance/lectures from CDC “medical experts”/Keystone Cops circulating between
the small groups;
4) All questions were framed to conform to the CDC agenda of legitimizing their
5) No cameras/tape recorders were allowed in the small group sessions where the
real action occurred;
6) I was told at the outset that I would not be permitted to hand out my subversive
literature to anyone at the conference because it would be violating “social
It soon became evident that six out of eight members of my own small group were
health freedom activists, and the other two women, one a nurse, were receptive to
our ideas. We were called, synchronistically, Group No. 6, apparently in honor of
the freedom-loving rebel ”Prisoner No. 6″ in Patrick McGoohan’s classic BBC
television series, The Prisoner!
Amanda Ripley | TheAtlantic.com
Craig Fugate, the new head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President Barack Obama, is an unusual choice for the job, historically speaking. Unlike many of his predecessors, most famously Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown under President George W. Bush, Fugate (pronounced few-gate) has experience in the relevant subject matter. A former firefighter, Fugate managed disasters for 20 years in Florida, the fiasco capital of America. Even more bizarrely for FEMA, often a dumping ground for friends of the powerful, Fugate has no political connections to Obama. Instead, he got his job the old-fashioned way—when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was looking for candidates, people kept mentioning his name. He has a reputation for telling it like it is—in a field where “it” is usually bad. And what Fugate has to say may come as strong medicine for his fellow citizens, nine out of 10 of whom now live in a place at significant risk for some kind of disaster.
A bear of a man with a white goatee, an aw-shucks accent, and a voice just slightly higher than you expect, Fugate has no university degrees but knows enough to be mistaken for a meteorologist by hurricane experts. He grew up in Alachua County, smack in the middle of Florida. Both of his parents died before he graduated from high school. As a teenager, he followed his father’s example and became a volunteer firefighter. Then he became a paramedic, earning the nickname “Dr. Death” for having to pronounce more people dead on his first day than anyone before him. But he found his calling when he moved into emergency management, in 1989. Obsessively planning for horrible things he could not really control seemed to inspire him. “He is emergency management,” says Will May Jr., who worked with Fugate for more than 20 years and is now Alachua’s public-safety director. “That’s what he does. He spends practically all his waking life working in it, thinking about it, talking about it, planning how to do things better.”
Fugate is well respected, which is not the same thing as being well liked. “If they wanted a politician, Craig’s not your man,” says Ed Kennedy, who drove ambulances with him in Alachua. “Craig’s personality is more ‘Speak straight, don’t powder-puff it.’” Already, Fugate is saying things most emergency managers say only in private.
On the first day of his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama spent five hours golfing with UBS executive Robert Wolf, an early financial backer of Obama’s presidential campaign. As the pair teed off, another UBS banker, Bradley Birkenfeld, had just been handed a forty-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to assisting a client evade taxes. It was the first sentence in a wider scandal that has seen UBS admit to helping wealthy Americans dodge their tax obligations. On his own initiative, Birkenfeld blew the whistle on UBS. His disclosure and cooperation with US authorities provided inside information into the bank’s conduct and sparked the massive federal investigation.
JUAN GONZALEZ: On the first day of his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama spent five hours golfing with Robert Wolf, the president of UBS Investment Bank and the chairman and CEO of UBS Group Americas. Wolf, an early financial backer of Obama’s presidential campaign, raised $250,000 for him back in 2006 and in February was appointed by Obama to the White House’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
While Wolf shared a tee time with the President of the United States, another UBS banker, Bradley Birkenfeld, had just been handed a forty-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to assisting a client at UBS evade taxes. It was the first sentencing of the massive UBS tax case.
Three days earlier, UBS had struck a deal with US tax authorities to disclose the identities of about 4,500 of its American clients who are suspected of hiding assets and evading taxes through secret Swiss accounts. The amounts are said to add up to billions. UBS struck a separate settlement in February to avoid criminal prosecution, admitting to helping wealthy Americans dodge their tax obligations and agreeing to pay $780 million in penalties.
Stephanine Pasco | InfoWars.com
It is my intention to give you clips from documents, many from the United Nations that prove there is a plan to depopulate this planet. I will also provide quotes from various people and organizations that further show this agenda is afoot. I pray the guidance of the Lord God Almighty will be with me in this pursuit to warn others of this dark plot against humanity.
Everything written in this paper is easily verifiable. It may take some time and effort, but I took great pains to make this paper as accurate as I possibly could.
The depopulation agenda is based on nature worship, or Gaia worship. In Genesis, God clearly told Adam and Eve, and then Noah and his family to go forth and multiply to fill the earth. Nowhere in the Bible does God rescind that clearly spoken commandment. Therefore man is attempting to supercede the command of the Lord God in heaven: The Creator! I ask you, who knows more about the state of the earth, the created, or the Creator?
The basis for the depopulation agenda is a standard all elitist’s hold dear. This standard is called:
The Hegelian Dialectic:
Problem – Reaction-Solution
Create the Problem Cause a Reaction Offer a Solution
You will see exactly how they have created the problem; caused a reaction so widespread it is really quite impressive how successful they have been; and offered a solution: A deadly solution.
I ask that you please make an attempt to distribute this paper everywhere you possibly can. The time grows short and so many are going to be caught unawares. By getting the word out, you may be able to prevent someone from needless pain and suffering.
John Prados | GWU.edu
The Central Intelligence Agency participated in every aspect of the wars in Indochina, political and military, according to newly declassified CIA histories. The six volumes of formerly secret histories (the Agency’s belated response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by National Security Archive senior fellow John Prados) document CIA activities in South and North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in unprecedented detail. The histories contain a great deal of new material and shed light on aspects of the CIA’s work that were not well known or were poorly understood. The new revelations include:
- The CIA and U.S. Embassy engaged in secret diplomatic exchanges with enemy insurgents of the National Liberation Front, at first with the approval of the South Vietnamese government, a channel which collapsed in the face of deliberate obstruction by South Vietnamese officials [Document 2 pp. 58-63].
- As early as 1954 that Saigon leader Ngo Dinh Diem would ultimately fail to gain the support of the South Vietnamese people. Meanwhile the CIA crafted a case officer-source relationship with Diem’s brother Ngo Dinh Nhu as early as 1952, a time when the French were still fighting for Indochina [Document 1, pp. 21-2, 31].
- CIA raids into North Vietnam took place as late as 1970, and the program authorizing them was not terminated until April 1972, despite obtaining no measurable results [Document 5, pp. 349-372].
- In 1965, a time when the South Vietnamese regime was again in conflict with the Buddhist majority, the CIA secretly funded Buddhist training programs [Document 2, p. 38].
- CIA involvement in South Vietnamese elections goes beyond what has been previously disclosed, and matches the scope of the agency’s controversial 1960s political action program in Chile [Document 2, pp. 51-58].
- In the later period of the war, according to the CIA’s own historian, Saigon leader Nguyen Van Thieu’s mistrust of the United States increasingly focused on the CIA [Document 2, p. 87].
- The CIA historian, contrary to neo-orthodox arguments regarding progress in the Vietnam war, concedes that U.S. pacification efforts failed in Vietnam—including the so-called “Phoenix” program—and traces this failure to several causes, including South Vietnamese lack of interest and investment in this key facet of the conflict [Document 3, p. xv-xvi].
- The CIA was aware from the very early 1960s of the problems posed by Laotian drug trafficking to its Laos campaign, but not only took no action, it did not even make drug trafficking a reporting requirement until the Nixon administration declared war on drugs [Document 5, p. 535].
Ellen Nakashima | WashingtonPost.com
The Obama administration will largely preserve Bush-era procedures allowing the government to search — without suspicion of wrongdoing — the contents of a traveler’s laptop computer, cellphone or other electronic device, although officials said new policies would expand oversight of such inspections.
The policy, disclosed Thursday in a pair of Department of Homeland Security directives, describes more fully than did the Bush administration the procedures by which travelers’ laptops, iPods, cameras and other digital devices can be searched and seized when they cross a U.S. border. And it sets time limits for completing searches.
But representatives of civil liberties and travelers groups say they see little substantive difference between the Bush-era policy, which prompted controversy, and this one.
“It’s a disappointing ratification of the suspicionless search policy put in place by the Bush administration,” said Catherine Crump, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. “It provides a lot of procedural safeguards, but it doesn’t deal with the fundamental problem, which is that under the policy, government officials are free to search people’s laptops and cellphones for any reason whatsoever.”
Ricky Gervais’s new film, The Invention of Lying, is about a world where lying doesn’t exist, which means that everybody tells the truth, and everybody believes everything everybody else says. “I’ve always hated you,” a man tells a work colleague. “He seems nice, if a bit fat,” a woman says about her date. It’s all truth, all the time, at whatever the cost. Until one day, when Mark, a down-on-his-luck loser played by Gervais, discovers a thing called “lying” and what it can get him. Within days, Mark is rich, famous, and courting the girl of his dreams. And because nobody knows what “lying” is, he goes on, happily living what has become a complete and utter farce.
It’s meant to be funny, but it’s also a more serious commentary on us all. As Americans, we like to think we value the truth. Time and time again, public-opinion polls show that honesty is among the top five characteristics we want in a leader, friend, or lover; the world is full of woeful stories about the tragic consequences of betrayal. At the same time, deception is all around us. We are lied to by government officials and public figures to a disturbing degree; many of our social relationships are based on little white lies we tell each other. We deceive our children, only to be deceived by them in return. And the average person, says psychologist Robert Feldman, the author of a new book on lying, tells at least three lies in the first 10 minutes of a conversation. “There’s always been a lot of lying,” says Feldman, whose new book, The Liar in Your Life, came out this month. “But I do think we’re seeing a kind of cultural shift where we’re lying more, it’s easier to lie, and in some ways it’s almost more acceptable.”
As Paul Ekman, one of Feldman’s longtime lying colleagues and the inspiration behind the Fox TV series “Lie To Me,” defines it, a liar is a person who “intends to mislead,” “deliberately,” without being asked to do so by the target of the lie. Which doesn’t mean that all lies are equally toxic: some are simply habitual—”My pleasure!”—while others might be altruistic. But each, Feldman argues, is harmful, because of the standard it creates. And the more lies we tell, even if they’re little white lies, the more deceptive we and society become.
Stewart Howe: We finally got the third video of this series posted on YouTube. This one includes Arlen Specter, Charles Schumer, Norman Mineta, and Howard Dean. Check it out!
We put a cover letter on a package of facts and scientific analyses regarding the controlled demolition of the WTC complex on September 11, 2001. The letter is here as follows, as well as the links to the scientific papers.
August Cole | WallStreetJournal.com
Even as U.S. troops surge to new highs in Afghanistan they are outnumbered by military contractors working alongside them, according to a Defense Department census due to be distributed to Congress — illustrating how hard it is for the U.S. to wean itself from the large numbers of war-zone contractors that proved controversial in Iraq.
The number of military contractors in Afghanistan rose to almost 74,000 by June 30, far outnumbering the roughly 58,000 U.S. soldiers on the ground at that point. As the military force in Afghanistan grows further, to a planned 68,000 by the end of the year, the Defense Department expects the ranks of contractors to increase more.
The military requires contractors for essential functions ranging from supplying food and laundry services to guarding convoys and even military bases — functions that were once performed by military personnel but have been outsourced so a slimmed-down military can focus more on battle-related tasks.
The Obama administration has sought to reduce its reliance on military contractors, worried that the Pentagon was ceding too much power to outside companies, failing to rein in costs and not achieving desired results.
President Obama has repeatedly called defense contractors to task since taking office. “In Iraq, too much money has been paid out for services that were never performed, buildings that were never completed, companies that skimmed off the top,” he said during a March speech.
In April, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced plans to hire 30,000 civilian officials during to cut the percentage of contractors in the Pentagon’s own work force, and last month he told an audience of soldiers that contractor use overseas needed better controls.
(Note this article is from 3/15/2007. I don’t think this article from Robert Baer has been on this site and with KSM/Torture in the news today thought it would be a good post.)
Robert Baer | Time.com
It’s hard to tell what the Pentagon’s objective really is in releasing the transcript of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s confession. It certainly suggests the Administration is trying to blame KSM for al-Qaeda terrorism, leading us to believe we’ve caught the master terrorist and that al-Qaeda, and especially the ever-elusive bin Laden, is no longer a threat to the U.S.
But there is a major flaw in that marketing strategy. On the face of it, KSM, as he is known inside the government, comes across as boasting, at times mentally unstable. It’s also clear he is making things up. I’m told by people involved in the investigation that KSM was present during Wall Street Journal correspondent Danny Pearl’s execution but was in fact not the person who killed him. There exists videotape footage of the execution that minimizes KSM’s role. And if KSM did indeed exaggerate his role in the Pearl murder, it raises the question of just what else he has exaggerated, or outright fabricated.
Just as importantly, there is an absence of collateral evidence that would support KSM’s story. KSM claims he was “responsible for the 9/11 operation from A-Z.” Yet he has omitted details that would support his role. For instance, one of the more intriguing mysteries is who recruited and vetted the fifteen Saudi hijackers, the so-called “muscle.” The well-founded suspicion is that Qaeda was running a cell inside the Kingdom that spotted these young men and forwarded them to al-Qaeda. KSM and al-Qaeda often appear bumbling, but they would never have accepted recruits they couldn’t count on. KSM does not offer us an answer as to how this worked.
INTERROGATORS at secret CIA prisons threatened to kill the children of September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, official documents show. Interrogators, “said to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that if anything else happens in the United States, ‘We’re going to kill your children’,” according to official CIA documents released by the Department of Justice. Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks was held at secret CIA prisons until 2006 before his arrival at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
INTERROGATORS at secret CIA prisons threatened to kill the children of September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, official documents show.
Interrogators, “said to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that if anything else happens in the United States, ‘We’re going to kill your children’,” according to official CIA documents released by the Department of Justice.
Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks was held at secret CIA prisons until 2006 before his arrival at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
COMING TO THE INFOWAR OCTOBER 21st, 2009
Here is a first glimpse of Alex Jones’ most powerful film yet, to be titled ‘Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack Obama.’ The globalists want the Republic to fall, and they are trying to use their newest, and slickest ever puppet to destroy the last vestiges of America’s freedom, Constitution and economy, all while helping the bankers loot the country clean. But this film shows how we can turn it around, and restore all that was good and right in our nation.
Alex Jones visits with Jesse Ventura, who is working on a TruTV show dubbed ‘Conspiracy Theory’ and slated for a late fall release.
The former governor gives us a glimpse into his upcoming show, which will delve into and investigate various areas of ‘controversial history.’ Ventura won’t give away the episode topics, but does tell us that Alex will be part of the show, and that areas like 9/11 will be explored.
A new vaccine to fight the novel strain of H1N1 flu virus that began sickening people around the globe this past spring will become available in the U.S. in mid-October, though in initial quantities far more modest than government health officials originally estimated. About 45 million doses of swine-flu vaccine will be available around Oct. 15, with 20 million doses coming off the production line each week after that through December, said Tom Skinner, spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
A new vaccine to fight the novel strain of H1N1 flu virus that began sickening people around the globe this past spring will become available in the U.S. in mid-October, though in initial quantities far more modest than government health officials originally estimated.
About 45 million doses of swine-flu vaccine will be available around Oct. 15, with 20 million doses coming off the production line each week after that through December, said Tom Skinner, spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Larry Flynt | HuffingtonPost.com
The American government — which we once called our government — has been taken over by Wall Street, the mega-corporations and the super-rich. They are the ones who decide our fate. It is this group of powerful elites, the people President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “economic royalists,” who choose our elected officials — indeed, our very form of government. Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters. In America, corporations do not control the government. In America, corporations are the government.
This was never more obvious than with the Wall Street bailout, whereby the very corporations that caused the collapse of our economy were rewarded with taxpayer dollars. So arrogant, so smug were they that, without a moment’s hesitation, they took our money — yours and mine — to pay their executives multimillion-dollar bonuses, something they continue doing to this very day. They have no shame. They don’t care what you and I think about them. Henry Kissinger refers to us as “useless eaters.”
But, you say, we have elected a candidate of change. To which I respond: Do these words of President Obama sound like change?
“A culture of irresponsibility took root, from Wall Street to Washington to Main Street.”
There it is. Right there. We are Main Street. We must, according to our president, share the blame. He went on to say: “And a regulatory regime basically crafted in the wake of a 20th-century economic crisis — the Great Depression — was overwhelmed by the speed, scope and sophistication of a 21st-century global economy.”
This is nonsense.
AP | KFSM.com
Nearly 1,500 rice farmers are suing the German conglomerate Bayer Cropscience and affiliated companies over a genetically engineered strain of rice.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Little Rock claims the farmers’ crops were corrupted by the rice that was produced by Bayer.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in August 2006 that traces of an unapproved genetically engineered rice had been found in U.S. supplies of long-grain rice. The lawsuit says Bayer and Riceland Foods Inc. confirmed the traces in early 2006 but didn’t tell farmers, the government or the public until July or August.
A dollar amount being sought in damages is not given in the complaint.
A spokesman for Bayer said he had not seen the lawsuit and couldn’t comment.
Near the end of the video I posted yesterday I pointed out a projectile that changed directions midair while trailing white smoke. After finding that projectile, I looked for it in other videos of the WTC2 collapse. I found a video from a similar point of view to the first (and Nate found me a high-res version of it), except in this video the trail can be followed all the way to the bottom of the collapse. This follow-up video explores the significance of this find.
Request for meeting regarding NIST Reports – WTC7 and Twin Towers
TO: Dr. Shyam Sunder, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dear Dr. Sunder,
We have heard you state publicly after the WTC 7 press conference that it “would not be productive” for you to meet with the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. This is quite disappointing – as we now have over 700 architects and engineers at AE911Truth calling for a real investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11. At what point will you take us seriously? Perhaps when our rapidly growing numbers reach 1,000 A/E’s?
Here are our talking points:
1. The NIST November 2008 Final WTC 7 Investigative Report has many fatal flaws:
a. NIST was forced to acknowledge the free-fall collapse of Building 7 for 100 feet of its 6.5 second fall only after being grilled publicly by experts who are petition signers of AE911Truth. Yet you do not acknowledge the obvious implications of such free-fall collapse – that the structure had to have been removed – forcibly – by explosives. (Anyone knows that a building cannot collapse at the rate of a freely falling object while simultaneously crushing 40,000 tons of structural steel – because all of its gravitational potential energy has been converted to motion.)
James Quinn | Telegraph.co.uk
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is set to meet with central bank governors from Italy, France and Japan at the annual gathering of at the Kansas City’s Federal Reserve’s annual symposium.
The key question to be addressed at the weekend meeting is how the US will be able to bring an end to its considerable intervention in the financial markets without stalling its tentative recovery.
Mr Bernanke is due to address the meeting on Friday in a closed session entitled “Lessons from a year in crisis.”
He is expected to touch on the need for stronger co-operation between regulators in different countries, as well as looking at ensuring the financial crisis does not re-occur.
His speech will also refer to the major events of the last year, not least those of last September, when the world was plunged into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Among those also attending are Mario Draghi, governor of the Italy’s central bank, Canada’s Mark Carney, Japan’s Masaaki Shirakawa, France’s Christian Noyer and the European Central Bank’s Jean-Claude Trichet.
This view of the destruction of the South Tower of the World Trade Center displays a remarkable number of features that support the interpretation that it was destroyed by explosives. I want to acknowledge the tremendous service provided by Nate Flach who serves as the defacto “video archivist” for AE911Truth. He is the one who first called this video to my attention, because of the huge number of simultaneous squibs on the west side of the building above the impact point.
The projectile at the end of the video that changes directions is a remarkable find. I haven’t seen this item commented on before, nor have others I have spoken to. A change in any component of momentum requires an impulse. Regardless of perspective effects, this projectile underwent a sudden loss of horizontal and simultaneous gain in vertical momentum.