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Archive for October 15th, 2009

US Government Propaganda To Infest Network TV Shows

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Flashback: Obama: We Need To Bailout Newspapers To Stop New Media Taking Over | Canadian media watched closely in Afghanistan | Reuters Steps Up; Says Linking, Excerpting, Sharing Are Good Things For The News | Associated Press Tries To DRM The News | Murdoch CEO Labels Bloggers “Political Extremists” | Supreme Court to rule on ‘tidal-wave’ of press freedom cases | Ottawa considering aid for private broadcasters | Berners-Lee W3C Consortium to ‘Authorize’ Website Content? | Blogger arrests hit record high | The Death of Canadian Journalism | Prepackaged News

Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com
October 15, 2009

Obama to control your television; brainwashing will be “organically” woven into plots and storylines all next week

An insidious brainwashing program set to be launched next week will “organically” weave the government’s political propaganda into prime time network television shows, with positive talking points about Obama’s environmental, bailout, health care and “servitude” agenda being seamlessly integrated into the content of dramas, reality shows and comedies.

Under the auspices of a program run by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), network TV shows will be used to promote “service and volunteerism” on behalf of the public as part of a “week-long of television programming on all four leading broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and all affiliated broadcast and cable properties as well, and other networks, beginning October 19.”

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Woman Says Seasonal Flu Shot Triggered Seizures, Rare Disorder

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Readers may be interested in having a look at the potential side-effects of the H1N1 flu shot – they’re very similar to those of the seasonal flu shot – in order to make an informed judgment about the relative levels of risk. Take your pick – the field ranges from sniffles to pneumonia on the one hand, and immunity at the cost of incremental toxicity to paralysis and autoimmune disease on the other.

Flashback: Harper’s hedge on H1N1 shot sparks confusion | UK: National Health Service frontline staff shun H1N1 vaccine | HPV vaccine ‘As deadly as the cancer’: Cervarix designer | Public Health: Mystery tumour ‘likely’ killed British girl after HPV shot | Canadian taxpayers on hook for any H1N1 vaccine damages | British schoolgirl dies after HPV vaccination | Revealed: The serious health concerns about the cervical cancer jab | Study finds higher rate of reactions to HPV shot | Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America | Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers | Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues | CDC reports almost 8,000 adverse reactions to “Gardasil” HPV vaccine in U.S. | Is HPV Vaccine to Blame for a Teen’s Paralysis? | Bush To Veto Ban On Mercury In Vaccines

Surae Chinn, WUSA9.com
October 15, 2009

ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA) — Many of you have been lining up to get the seasonal flu shot. But there is one Ashburn woman who wants you to hear her story before you do.

Desiree Jennings is trapped in her body. Intellectually she’s all there, but her muscles are fighting each other. She’s been diagnosed with dystonia, an extremely rare and debilitating neurological disease.

She says after taking the seasonal flu shot she witnessed her body’s rapid decline. She doesn’t know what else it could be but she has serious questions about the seasonal flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control cannot comment on her case.

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Rape case to force defence contractors Halliburton/KBR into the open

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Warning, kids: this article is graphic. Congratulations for feeling powerful, Halliburton/KBR. Happy? Validated? War is rape. In fact, very few if any wars are justifiable in terms of self defence. The justifications that we’re spoonfed through the media are mostly engineered. See here for an education on ‘false flag’ attacks. This woman’s story is a tragedy, and justice would be served if KBR and Halliburton get taken to the cleaners.

Flashback: Ex-employees claim Blackwater pimped out young Iraqi girls | Abu Ghraib abuse photos ’show rape’ | Afghan rape law spurs anger | Military to probe response to sex charges | Chinese riot in Shenzen over rape, murder, subsequent police coverup

Chris McGreal, The Guardian
October 15, 2009

Senate passes measure prompted by case of woman prevented from suing over alleged rape by Halliburton/KBR colleagues

US defence firms are to be barred from lucrative government contracts if they refuse to allow employees access to the courts, after a woman working for a Halliburton subsidiary in Iraq was prevented from taking legal action over an alleged gang rape by fellow workers.

Al Franken, the Senate’s newest member, has won an amendment to the defence appropriations bill prompted by the case of Jamie Leigh Jones. She alleges that she was drugged and raped by seven American contractors in Baghdad in 2005.

Jones, who was employed by KBR, which was fighting oil fires, says that a pattern of subsequent behaviour by the firm, including allegedly locking her in a container under armed guard and losing forensic evidence, amounts to a cover-up.

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Goldman Sachs breaks record with $16.7bn bonus pot

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

This would be the ‘looting’ referred to in Atlas Shrugged. There’s a great interview posted today on Democracy Now that illustrates how this is all based on fraud. You could also look into Goldman Sach’s history of creating and collapsing bubbles throughout the 20th century through leveraging for their own profit. Back in the day, people used to know that centralizing banking power was dangerous – hence all those ‘Monopoly’ guy type caricatures in 19th century political cartoons. There’ve been multiple instances in the US where the connections between banks and the state had to be broken – this constitutes one of the major threads of American history that most people these days are unaware of. Andrew Jackson made it his mission to break the central bank. Do we have the courage of ‘Old Ironsides’? For an excellent (and exhaustive) documentary on these matters, see The Money Masters.

Related: More US Bank Failures and The Coming Deposit Insurance Bailout | Arrest Over Software Illuminates Wall St. Secret | The Lords of Time: Goldman Sachs and low-latency trading | Record quarterly profits and bonuses: Goldman Sachs makes out like a bandit on taxpayer’s dime | Goldman-Sachs: Pilfered trading code could be used to ‘manipulate markets’ | Taibbi: NYSE ends transparency to protect Goldman Sachs | Goldman Sachs: The Great American Bubble Machine | 10 U.S. banks to repay U.S. bailout money | Top Senate Democrat: bankers “own” the U.S. Congress | Barclays, Lloyd’s, RBS join Goldman-Sachs in the black | Goldman-Sachs to repay TARP loan, resume private operations, bonuses, at “earliest time” possible | Which Banks Will Rule? | Wall Street’s Big Takeover | Behind the panic: Financial warfare over the future of global bank power | Goldman-Sachs Alumni Hold Reins of Financial System | Bilderberg Seeks Bank Centralization Agenda

Andrew Clark, The Guardian
October 15, 2009

Firm’s employees could get average sum of £430,000, payouts come one year after bank took bailout cash

Put the bottles of Krug on ice. Golden days are here again for elite investment banks. Goldman Sachs is gearing up to pay its biggest ever bonuses to its 31,700 employees after raking in profits at a rate of $35m (£21.5m) a day, in the clearest signal yet that the Square Mile and Wall Street are returning to their old ways of money-making prosperity.

Just weeks after the leaders of the G20 countries called for restraint in financial industry pay to avert “unacceptable risk-taking,” Goldman’s astute trading on resurgent financial markets yielded an almost 300% rise in quarterly profits to $3.19bn.

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UN body debates Gaza war crimes report

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Flashback: UN condemns ‘war crimes’ in Gaza | Israeli soldiers allege abuses against Palestinians | Israeli troops kill apartheid wall protester | Israeli military whistleblowers: troops fired on children | Israel pulls land forces from Gaza, gunboats continue shelling coast | Israel admits troops used phosphorus shells in Gaza | Israel steps up Gaza withdrawal after ceasefire | Hamas joins fragile Israeli ceasefire | Israel declares ceasefire | Unusually Large U.S. Weapons Shipment to Israel | Video shows proof of phosphorous bombs in Gaza | Aid destroyed as UN’s Gaza HQ hit by Israeli fire | Protests over Israel’s Gaza offensive held in Canadian, world cities | Israel ignores ceasefire plea, pounds Gaza | UN relief agency halts aid to Gaza, citing Israeli attacks on staff | Rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel | Israel is on its way to reoccupying all of the Gaza Strip | Israeli shelling kills dozens at UN school in Gaza | Tanks, rockets, death and terror: Gazan civilian catastrophe unfolding | They hate us for our bombs | Israeli army set for invasion | Food, medicine, fuel needed in Gaza, agencies warn | Gaza relief boat carrying former Congresswoman rammed by Israelis | Worldwide protests urge end to attacks on Gaza

BBC News
October 15, 2009

The UN Human Rights Council has ended a first day of debate on whether to endorse a report into the Israeli offensive in Gaza last winter.

The report by veteran South African judge Richard Goldstone accuses both Israel and Hamas of war crimes.

Human rights groups have welcomed his report as serious and well-balanced, but Israel and the US say it is biased.

A vote is expected on Friday on a draft resolution about the report and Israel’s policies.

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French troops were killed after Italy hushed up ‘bribes’ to Taleban

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

That’s been a fairly common practice in the past in Iraq. But, naturally, Italy and NATO are denying it. As though anyone is going to believe anything that comes out of Berlusconi’s mouth. The strident denials seem a little late in coming, however, given that it’s public knowledge that the UK and US have both been considering this strategy. It even has a cute name: ‘Bribe the Tribes‘. Canada, for it’s part, has also issued a denial – we can only assume this is pre-emptive. And then there’s these reports:

Flashback: US arms sent to Afghan forces ‘in Taliban hands’ | United States’ short-term goals hurt Afghanistan mission: report | Canada ‘not onboard’ with U.S. plan to arm Afghan militia

The Times
October 15, 2009

When ten French soldiers were killed last year in an ambush by Afghan insurgents in what had seemed a relatively peaceful area, the French public were horrified.

Their revulsion increased with the news that many of the dead soldiers had been mutilated – and with the publication of photographs showing the militants triumphantly sporting their victims’ flak jackets and weapons. The French had been in charge of the Sarobi area, east of Kabul, for only a month, taking over from the Italians; it was one of the biggest single losses of life by Nato forces in Afghanistan.

What the grieving nation did not know was that in the months before the French soldiers arrived in mid-2008, the Italian secret service had been paying tens of thousands of dollars to Taleban commanders and local warlords to keep the area quiet, The Times has learnt. The clandestine payments, whose existence was hidden from the incoming French forces, were disclosed by Western military officials.

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Militants attack Pakistani cities

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

It’s difficult to know at this remove precisely why civil war is being fomented in Pakistan, but it’s tragic – thousands more are fleeing South Waziristan as the clouds of war gather, VOA reports. The situation is complex – there are factions within the army, supported by elements of the ISI, that are attacking other elements of the army. It’s come out in the media that the Islamic groups are aided and abetted by elements of the Pakistan armed forces. Additionally, there have been accusations that Indian and American agencies are also supporting the ‘Taliban’. One previous insurgent leader, Qari Zainuddin, went public with this information and was promptly assassinated. Baitullah Mehsud, previously untouchable for some reason, was also eliminated by Predator strike shortly thereafter and replaced by his brother. What are we to make of all this? There’s more going on behind the scenes than we know. Qui bono?

Flashback: Pakistan launches air strikes before offensive | Pakistan hit by another deadly bomb blast | Bloody siege in Pakistan ends with 20 dead | Links to ‘Al-Qaeda’, Pakistani training camps linger after ‘Toronto 18′ member imprisoned | Pakistani militant leader dead: Taliban | Whistleblower Who Linked “Taliban” Leader To US Intelligence Is Assassinated | Pakistani president Asif Zardari admits creating terrorist groups | Western Governments Funding Taliban & Al-Qaeda To Kill U.S. Troops, Destabilize Countries | The Main Result of the “War on Terror”: The Destabilization of Pakistan | Not very cricket: Witnesses report Pakistani security abandoned convoy prior to attack | Report: CIA runs secret bases in Pakistan | Key Benazir Bhutto assassination witness shot dead | CIA, Pakistani ISI have long, complicated relationship | US Allowed Taliban, Al-Qaeda Airlift Evacuation

CBC News
October 15, 2009

Five co-ordinated attacks killed at least 40 people in three Pakistani cities Thursday as violence escalated ahead of a planned offensive into the militant heartland on the Afghan border.

Officials said the violence began just after 9 a.m. with groups of gunmen attacking three sites in the eastern city of Lahore. Later in the day car bombs detonated in the cities of Kohat and Peshawar.

Gunmen initially launched a 1½ hour attack at the Federal Investigation Agency. Two attackers died in the standoff that also killed four government employees and a bystander, said government officials.

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GG relaunches Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Flashback: New members tapped for residential school commission: report | Chair to have final say as residential schools commission jobs rewritten | Remaining 2 members resign from residential schools commission | Commission to Probe Graves at Native ‘Residential School’ Sites | Government to hold talks over future of residential-schools commission | Chairman quits troubled residential-school commission | Truth commission tied too closely to government: aboriginal groups | Canada hears of native abuse pain | Location of Mass Graves of Residential School Children Revealed for the First Time; Independent Tribunal Established

CBC News
October 15, 2009

Gov. Gen Michaëlle Jean relaunched the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission in an emotional ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday.

“When the present does not recognize the wrongs of the past, the future takes its revenge,” Jean told an audience that included residential school survivors. “For that reason, we must never, never turn away from the opportunity of confronting history together – the opportunity to right a historical wrong.”

The mandate of the commission, which has been plagued by delays and controversy, is to probe the assimilation and abuse aboriginal children faced at residential schools across Canada in the 20th century.

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Hutterite driver’s licence photo appeal rejected

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The justification given below is that the Hutterites must suddenly adopt the new ID card to ‘prevent identity theft’. What? How big a problem are we expected to believe that is – as though people are lining up to pretend they’re living off the land in rural Alberta. It’s not a way to ‘prevent identity theft’. That’s a ridiculous pretext, and it can only be sold to us because the mainstream media is utterly failing in its job to put these pieces together and give you the full context – these cards are being standardized internationally. That’s why it’s so vital that suddenly everyone MUST have them – because you aren’t to be trusted anymore. You are a potential terrorist. You must be tracked everywhere you go. Look at the block of links below. India. Britain. The US. All adopting RFID and/or biometric-enabled ID cards.

Flashback: Hutterites press fight vs. licence photos | Alberta Hutterites need enhanced driver’s licence photos: top court | US: REALID tracking chip ID card resurrected by PASS initiative | India to issue all 1.2 billion citizens with biometric ID cards | UK: Passport details to be kept on ID register despite card U-turn | Moratorium sought on RFID driver’s licenses | RFID passport security defeated in minutes | Saskatchewan adopting US-mandated ID card, to include RFID chip, facial recognition | Drivers licences with chips spark heated debate | Ontario Privacy Czar Worried about High-Tech Licences | North American ID card in the works through SPP

CBC News
October 15, 2009

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a motion by a Hutterite community in Alberta to re-hear an appeal of its ruling requiring the group to abide by provincial driver’s licence photo requirements.

As usual, the top court gave no reasons for the decision Thursday. Appeals of Supreme Court rulings are rare as it is considered the final court of justice in the country.

On July 24, the Ottawa court had ruled 4-3 that the Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony, located east of Lethbridge, Alta., must abide by provincial rules that make a digital photo mandatory for all new driver’s licences as a way to prevent identity theft.

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Water demand puts Canadian rivers at risk

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

So – if we grant that global warming is happening, then displacement of precipitation and increased usage and diversion depletes snowpack and reservoirs… is that the model? Because clearly you don’t destroy the net amount of water in the water cycle – even if a river is redirected, precipitation should still fall at its source – so the assumption must be that it’s displaced permanently. Someone may want to check the WWF’s methodology, given the immense financial interest in the outcome of any future water crisis.

Flashback: Canada, U.S. will renegotiate Great Lakes water treaty | Water not recognized as human right in World Water Forum statement | Canada’s bid for UN Security Council seat tied to water issue | Changes to law could affect navigation of Canadian waters, critics say | Detroit granted water extraction exemption due to ‘historical precedent’ | Bilderberg-connected Desmarais dynasty thinktank supports exporting Canada’s water | Water pact will deplete Great Lakes, expert fears | Beware thirsty Americans, Kennedy tells Canada | Closed-door talks focusing on our water supply | Canada’s water needs protection from thirsty America: trade lawyer

CBC News
October 15, 2009

Increasing demands on Canada’s fresh water is putting rivers at risk, according to a new report.

Growing more food, generating more electricity, expanding cities and industry are all taking a toll on Canada’s rivers, according to the World Wildlife Fund Canada.

The report released Thursday, Canada’s Rivers at Risk: Environmental Flows and Canada’s Freshwater Future, examines the health of 10 major rivers from the perspective of water flow.

“As temperatures rise, and industrial water withdrawals and interest in hydropower increase, we must start planning now to protect river flows to ensure water security for the communities and economies that depend on them,” said Tony Maas, director of fresh water with WWF-Canada.

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