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Military spy blimp watched Indy race from on high

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

A little something new to keep the slaves in check. And they justify it by saying it’s no different than the surveillance cameras we’ve already got, haha. Doesn’t anyone care that a high tech control grid comprised of military technology is being deployed domestically? (Supported the war? Didn’t care what was happening to the brown people over there? Congratulations – the war is on us now.)

Flashback: Pentagon plans blimp to spy from new heights | Remote-controlled planes could spy on British homes | Predator drones patrolling border irk Manitoba MLA | Hoverdrone to be deployed to Iraq

Kurt Soller, Newsweek
June 11, 2009


The blimp flying above your head may be watching your every move.

At first glance, there was nothing special about the blimp floating high above the cars and crowd at this year’s Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Like most airships, it acted as an advertising vehicle; this time for the Fisher House, a charity focused on helping injured veterans and their families. But the real promo should have been for the blimp’s creator, Raytheon, the security company best known for its weapons systems. Hidden inside the 55-foot-long white balloon was a powerful surveillance camera adapted from the technology Raytheon provides the U.S. military. Essentially an unmanned drone, the blimp transmitted detailed images to the race’s security officers and to Indiana police. “The airship is great because it doesn’t have that Big Brother feel, or create feelings of invasiveness,” says Lee Silvestre, vice president of mission innovation in Raytheon’s Integrated Defense division. “But it’s still a really powerful security tool.”

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‘New world order’ needs better economic grounding: Carney

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

What a whitewash… to hear Bank of Canada head Carney, you’d think all we need is a bit of a tweak here and there, and that the ‘new world order’ is nothing more than an exercise in sound financial management – rather than global surveillance of national economies by international central banks. Which might be more believable if he wasn’t a part of the wrecking crew , the tribe of banksters that engineered the derivatives implosion in the first place. Here’s his speech from the Montreal conference, if you can stomach it.

Flashback: Elitist Confab in Montreal: ‘Adapting to a New World Order’ — Day 1 | Recovery within sight, central bankers say | Bank of Canada poised to print money to buy bonds | Central bank tactics pushed to brink | Optimistic central bank expects speedy economic rebound | Kissinger Calls For New International System Out Of World Crises | The ugly spectre of ‘new Keynesianism’ and the self-appointed Guardians | A New World Financial Order: It Better Work This Time | Bank of Canada adds $8B to credit markets | Globalists Exploit Financial Meltdown In Move Towards One World Currency | World needs new Bretton Woods, says Brown | IMF prescribes state regulation of ‘global financial order’ | Behind the panic: Financial warfare over the future of global bank power | Bank of Canada piles on in global inflationary swindle | Central Banks Move to Transfer Wealth from Taxpayers to Banks | Goldman-Sachs Alumni Hold Reins of Financial System | Court Grants Big Banks Immunity from Lawsuits over Derivatives Losses | What Really Killed Bear Stearns? | Bilderberg Seeks Bank Centralization Agenda | Banks face “new world order,” consolidation: report

CBC News
June 11, 2009

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney said Thursday that renewed globalization is going to require more transparency.

Despite the meltdown, globalization has been good, he said. “Globalization lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and created the potential for hundreds of millions more to share their destiny.” [Ed. Note: And this journal has been under the impression all this time that economic activity creates wealth rather than the international financial agencies everyone wants to upload regulatory powers to. We've seen the light, Mark.]

But it’s not clear how international commerce and finance will be reorganized coming out of the recession, Carney told the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal.

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CIA: Bin Laden still in Pakistan

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Sure he is. Never mind that Le Figaro reported he was being met by American agents in 2000 on his sickbed, suffering from serious health complications related to his kidney disease, and never mind that he was himself a long time CIA asset with the code name Tim Osman. Better just bomb Pakistan back to the Pliocene to make sure we get the bogeyman.

Flashback: Al-Qaeda Chief In Iraq: Captured, Killed, Never Actually Existed, Now Captured Again | IntelCenter Releases Video of Former CIA Employee Zawahiri Threatening America | Delta Force Officer: We Weren’t Allowed to Kill Osama Bin Laden | National Post Columnist: Who dares to question the ‘Big Lie of 9/11′? | U.S. Intel Officer: Al Qaeda Leadership Allowed To Operate Freely in Pakistan | US Experts Can’t Agree on Whether ‘Al-Qaeda’ Poses a Threat, Look to ‘Leaderless Jihad’ in America | Benazir Bhutto: Bin Laden Murdered | 9/11 – the big cover-up? | New Bin Laden Video: 100% Forgery | U.S. Government Caught Red-Handed Releasing Staged Al-Qaeda Videos | Swiss scientists 95% sure that Bin Laden recording was fake

CBC News
June 11, 2009

WASHINGTON — The CIA believes Osama bin Laden is still in Pakistan, and the spy agency is hoping to close in on him as that country’s military cracks down on the northwestern tribal area where he is thought to be hiding.

CIA Director Leon Panetta told reporters after a speech on Capitol Hill today that finding bin Laden remains one of the CIA’s top priorities.

“I guess one of our hopes is that as Pakistani military moves in, combined with our operations, we may have a better chance to get at him,” Panetta said.

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WHO declares swine flu pandemic, no change in Canada’s approach

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The response to this virus, whatever its provenance, has been almost indistinguishable to a bailout for the pharmaceutical industry. Witness the 1976 swine flu pandemic, in which no one took the vaccine once it was revelaed it was causing outbreaks of Guillian-Barres syndrome (a disease in which the reaction of the body’s immune system to the vaccine attacks itself). The vaccines sat on the shelf until they were eventually thrown out. So now that we’re at level 6, let’s see what we’ve got on the checklist of the World Health Organization for response to a level 6 ‘pandemic’… read the relevant clause, below. This is the global department of health’s (WHO) power grab now that the global department of finance (IMF) is basically a done deal. What’s next?

1.5 Legal and ethical issues | 1.5.1 Legal issues | Rationale – During a pandemic, it may be necessary to overrule existing legislation or (individual) human rights. Examples are the enforcement of quarantine (overruling individual freedom of movement), use of privately owned buildings for hospitals, off-license use of drugs, compulsory vaccination or implementation of emergency shifts in essential services. These decisions need a legal framework to ensure transparent assessment and justification of the measures that are being considered, and to ensure coherence with international legislation (International Health Regulations).

Update (2009/06/12): Novartis is out in front with the preparation of their vaccine.

Flashback: Manitoba First Nations, health system straining under flu outbreak | Swine flu ‘getting closer’ to pandemic level, WHO official says | France Considers Mandatory Flu Vaccinations | Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu, Study Suggests | Researchers working on swine flu ‘vaccine corn’ | Lessons of 1976: swine flu, fear, mass vaccinations, wasted millions | Illinois-based Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu outbreak in Mexico | ‘Accidental’ Contamination Of Vaccine With Live Avian Flu Virus Virtually Impossible | Officials investigate how bird flu contaminated vaccines in Europe

CBC News
June 11, 2009

Obligatory image of children wearing highly visible and utterly useless surgical masks

Swine flu, or H1N1 influenza, has reached the pandemic level, the World Health Organization warned Thursday – marking the first time it has called a global flu epidemic in 41 years.

The world is moving into the early days of its first influenza pandemic in the 21st century,” WHO’s director-general, Margaret Chan, announced in Geneva after consulting health experts in an emergency meeting.

“The virus is now unstoppable. However, we do not expect to see a sudden and dramatic jump in the number of severe and fatal infections,” she added.

The announcement means the H1N1 swine flu virus is spreading from person to person in a sustained manner in at least two regions. The swine flu started in North America, but cases have been mounting in Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan and Chile. Further spread is “inevitable,” Chan said.

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Harper lays out stimulus spending in progress report

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

See the full text of the speech in which Harper justifies massive wealth redistribution here. Apparently it’s Conservative to rack up the credit card because there happens to be some room on it.

Flashback: ‘Reduced pace of deterioration’ indicates economy on the mend: Flaherty | Federal deficit to top $50B | Bank of Canada poised to print money to buy bonds | G20 deal part of ‘unprecedented’ response to crisis: Harper | Stimulus needed now, Bank of Canada says | Premiers to press Harper for infrastructure boost | Brace for a big, ‘comprehensive’ budget: Harper | Flaherty vows short-lived deficit, consults corporate chiefs on spending initiatives | Harper government plans deficits as deep as $30 billion | Jim Flaherty Urging Greater Federal, International Control over Canadian economy | Deficits ‘essential,’ Harper says | Flaherty eyes sale of Canadian government assets | Flaherty lauds Keynesian global ‘economic stimulus’ strategies

CBC News
June 11, 2009

Roughly 3,000 infrastructure projects across the country are getting underway as part of the government’s $22.7-billion stimulus plan, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.

That action is “no small feat only 72 days into a new fiscal year,” Harper said in a speech to a town hall meeting in Cambridge, Ont. He added that 80 per cent of the plan’s funding has already been allocated.

Harper did not make any new announcements, highlighting instead a long list of public projects.

“We are on the right course. The only thing that can get us off course now is needless political instability,” the prime minister said.

The infrastructure update is part of a quarterly report on the economy that was demanded by the Liberals as a condition for their support of January’s budget.

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Sri Lanka has ‘nothing to hide’ yet detains, deports Bob Rae enroute to observe camps

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Flashback: Oppressive anti-terror laws stay despite end of Sri Lankan civil war, Canadian embassy defaced by govt supporters | UN chief flies into Sri Lanka as Tamils herded into camps | Quarter of a million Sri Lankans face two years in camps | Tamil Tiger leader killed, insurgency crushed: officials | Tamil protesters blockade Gardiner expressway to highlight Sri Lankan plight | Cars moving, but Toronto Tamil protest questioned | UN satellite imagery attests to shelling of Tamil ’safe zone’ | Tamil civilians slaughtered as army shells ‘no-fire zone’ | Seventh Tamil suicide by self-immolation to protest Sri Lankan genocide | Sri Lankans protest genocide at Toronto’s Union Station

Allan Woods, Toronto Star
June 11, 2009

With visa in hand, he’s halted by border guards, refused entry and forced to sleep at airport

OTTAWA—Bob Rae says he was asked to sign a document disavowing comments the Sri Lankan government deemed sympathetic to the Tamil Tigers shortly before he was ejected from the war-ravaged country.

A foreign affairs department spokesperson said the federal government has expressed its “dismay and displeasure” to Sri Lankan officials over the expulsion, adding that “it is absurd to suggest that Mr. Rae represents a threat to Sri Lankan national security.”

The Toronto Centre Liberal MP and former Ontario premier arrived in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, late Tuesday armed with an entry visa and flanked by two officials from the Canadian High Commission.

But the Liberal foreign affairs critic was flagged by a border agent upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. Fifteen minutes after the customs official took his Canadian passport for further investigation, Rae learned he was being denied entry to Sri Lanka.

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Aspartame-laden diet pop kicked out of Toronto schools

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

This is what happens when you sign exclusive contracts for things like vending at the board level. And it’s absolutely disgusting that Pepsi would pull this kind of stunt. They’re read the studies linking aspartame to things like lupus, diabetes and MS-like neurological symtoms. Of course, regular pop itself is full of GMO corn syrup, mercury, and BPA so the only real choices for the health conscious are organic pops, juice, etc. For more information on this controversy, watch ‘Sweet Misery’. The connections between the manufacturer Searle, Donald Rumsfeld, and the FDA are particularly illustrative of the industry at its worst.

Noor Javed, Toronto Star
June 11, 2009

The good news: Toronto students won’t be limited to aspartame-sweetened diet pop.

The bad news: they won’t be able to buy anything — including water or juice — if a recommendation to ban vending machines from all schools by September is approved.

Toronto District School Board trustees voted yesterday not to extend the current contract with Pepsi Co., slated to expire on Aug. 31, citing concerns the soft-drink company will offer only aspartame-sweetened pop in high schools starting next year.

If the committee recommendation is approved by the board, vending machines in all schools — including elementary schools, which sell only water, juice and milk — will be gone by the end of the summer.

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