Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill (It's a Total Takeover)|
|The Firedoglake health care team has been covering the debate in congress since it began last year. The health care bill will come up for a vote in the House on Sunday, and as Nancy Pelosi works to wrangle votes, we’ve been running a detailed whip count on where every member of Congress stands, updated throughout the day.|
We’ve also taken a detailed look at the bill, and have come up with 18 often stated myths about this health care reform bill.
Real health care ref... (more)
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FBI Operative Hal Turner Says Government Urged Him to Make Violent Statements|
|Hal Turner took the stand today in his federal trial and accused the FBI of instructing him to make violent and racist statements. The North Bergen, New Jersey, radio talk show host is on trial for allegedly threatening three Chicago-based federal appeals court judges. In June of 2009, Turner said the judges "deserved to be killed" for a ruling they made in a gun control case.|
In more than two hours of testimony, Turner described how he was recruited in 2003 by the FBI's ... (more)
Fake Terror - The Road to Dictatorship|
| It's the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times; creating the enemies you need. |
In 70 BC, an ambitious minor politician and extremely wealthy man, Marcus Licinius Crassus, wanted to rule Rome. Just to give you an idea of what sort of man Crassus really was, he is credited with invention of the fire brigade. But in Crassus' version, his fire-fighting slaves would race to the scene of a burning building whereupon Crassus would offer to buy it ... (more)
The age of the killer robot is no longer a sci-fi fantasy|
|In the dark, in the silence, in a blink, the age of the autonomous killer robot has arrived. It is happening. They are deployed. And – at their current rate of acceleration – they will become the dominant method of war for rich countries in the 21st century. These facts sound, at first, preposterous. The idea of machines that are designed to whirr out into the world and make their own decisions to kill is an old sci-fi fantasy: picture a mechanical Arnold Schwarzenegger blasting a truck and mutt... (more) |
The Surveillance Society: Trading Freedom For The Illusion Of Safety|
|Governments, regardless of their political structure or historical background, have always striven to not only control information, but also to gather it from the people by covert means. Often, this secretive observation of the citizenry escalates into a completely open and full-fledged surveillance state. The U.S. in particular stands on a precarious edge: the line between abhorring invasion of privacy, and embracing invasion of privacy as necessary for the “greater good.” Many people assume ... (more) |
Presidential assassinations of U.S. citizens|
|A Yemeni anti-terrorist soldier. A.P.|
The Washington Post's Dana Priest today reports that "U.S. military teams and intelligence agencies are deeply involved in secret joint operations with Yemeni troops who in the past six weeks have killed scores of people." That's no surprise, of course, as Yemen is now another predominantly Muslim country (along with Somalia ... (more)
Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all 'conspiracy theorists'|
|In a lengthy academic paper, President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban "conspiracy theorizing."|
Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud.
Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate "extremists who supply conspiracy theories" to disrupt the efforts of the "extremists" to propagate their theories.
In a 2008 Harvard law ... (more)
Modern Warfare 2: Massacre Civilians to Save the World|
|In a sickening moral ploy players of Modern Warfare 2 are put undercover as a terrorist and instructed to murder civilians for the greater good. Reminiscent of the real undercover CIA murders of Operation Gladio, a real life "Modern Warfare 2" massacre, the players are instructed to murder civilians en masse` in order to "save lives."|
The player is placed undercover into a terrorist group, he is told before the mission "You don't want to know what it's cost already to put you nex... (more)
Shocking H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Stories From Pregnant Women|
|U.S. health authorities have made pregnant women one of the highest priority groups for getting the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, but is it actually safe for pregnant women and their babies? Well, the truth is that miscarriage reports from pregnant women who have taken the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are starting to pour in from all over the nation. Vaccines and pregnancy simply do not mix safely. In fact, the package inserts for the swine flu vaccines actually say that the safety of these vaccines f... (more) |
Unbelievable: Government Hijacks Kids TV To Propagandize For Swine Flu Shots|
|The federal government has accelerated its $16 million dollar PR campaign to brainwash and coerce increasingly suspicious Americans into taking the swine flu vaccine by weaving their propaganda into a popular pre-school show for children currently airing on PBS Kids.|
Sid the Science Kid (video below) is a half-hour series produced by Jim Henson Productio... (more)
Government Propaganda To Infest Network TV Shows |
|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.|
One bank to rule them all: UN wants new global currency to replace dollar|
|The dollar should be replaced with a global currency, the United Nations has said, proposing the biggest overhaul of the world's monetary system since the Second World War. |
In a radical report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the system of currencies and capital rules which binds the world economy is not working properly, and was largely responsible for the financial and economic crises.
It added that the present system, under wh... (more)
Hey I thought this was a conspiracy theory? Oh well, what's on TV?
The $531 Trillion Dollar Derivatives Time Bomb|
What are derivatives? Some investors describe them as "dormant economic weapons of mass destruction". They essentially are large leveraged bets on top of stocks, bonds and commodities. Money can be made within months or seconds by betting if a stock will go up, down or even remain the same. With no credit rating you can place a bet worth double your account balance. Big time investors get greater leverage with these instantaneous loans.
German health expert's swine flu warning: Does virus vaccine increase the risk of cancer?|
|The swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shock warning about its safety.|
Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus.
He has grave reservations about the firm Novartis who are developing the vaccine and testing it in Germany. The vaccination is injected “with a very hot needle”, Wodarg said.
The nutrient solution for the vaccine cons... (more)
The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.|
|The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.|
This request has already occasioned a dispute with the nation’s governors. And it raises the prospect of U.S. military personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
In June, the U.S. Northern Command distributed ... (more)
Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder|
|A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company's owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that Prince "views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with... (more) |
Related: Blackwater used 'child prostitutes in Iraq'
John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet|
|Book he authored in 1977 advocates for extreme totalitarian measures to control the population|
Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens.
The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both?
These i... (more)
Things are bad: What do we do about it?|
|Everybody knows things are bad in the world. Everything is not peachy. The problems are innumerable, the economy, our freedoms, our happiness, our quality of life, we are suffering in all aspects of life and though we hope for a better future we feel as though the things which are outside of our control will only get worse. The situation we are in is overwhelming, we feel like there is something we can do but we don't know what to do! Whenever anyone is faced with this overwhelming situation... (more) |
Web spies monitor activists online for police, attorney-general - report|
|A PRIVATE intelligence company has been engaged by police to secretly monitor internet and email use by activist and protest groups, a report says.|
The company was hired to monitor and report on the internet activities of anti-war campaigners, animal rights activists, environmental campaigners, and other protest groups, Fairfax Media reported.
It was hired by Victorian Police, the Australian Federal Police and the federal Attorney-General's department.
9/11 and the "American Inquisition"|
| Today's "Global War on Terrorism" is a modern form of inquisition. It has all the essential ingredients of the French and Spanish inquisitions. |
Going after " Islamic terrorists", carrying out a Worldwide preemptive war to " protect the Homeland" are used to justify a military agenda.
"The Global War on Terrorism" (GWOT) is presented as a "Clash of Civilizations", a war between competing values and religions, when in reality it is an outright war of conquest, guid... (more)
The Last Roundup|
|ARE YOU ON THE LIST? The federal government has been developing a highly classified plan that will override the Constitution in the event of a major terrorist attack (Photo: Illustration by Brett Ryder)|
In the spring of 2007, a retired senior official in the U.S. Justice Department sat before Congress and told a story so odd and ominous, it could have sprung from the pages of a pulp political thriller. It was about a principled bureaucrat struggling to protect his c... (more)
Knowledge is the antidote to fear. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A very revealing look into our planned future: Washington's Future, a History|
|VIVIAN AND VICTOR VERVER IN MANY WAYS EPITOMIZED THE CAPITAL REGION'S "YO-YO GENERATION." After 9/11 and the next wave of terrorist attacks, motivated at least in part by fear, they moved from their apartment in Crystal City out to the edge of sprawl, to a new townhouse in Stafford County. Then, more than a decade later, they found themselves moving back to the city's core.|
Late in the 21st century's second decade, the Ververs settled in Stafford along with many other refugees fro... (more)
Television and the Hive Mind|
|Sixty-four years ago this month, six million Americans became unwitting subjects in an experiment in psychological warfare.|
It was the night before Halloween, 1938. At 8 p.m. CST, the Mercury Radio on the Air began broadcasting Orson Welles' radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. As is now well known, the story was presented as if it were breaking news, with bulletins so realistic that an estimated one million people believed the world was actually under attack by Mar... (more)
Global Gridlock: Complete and Total Control|
The Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges once famously wrote of a great Empire that created a map that was so detailed it was as large as the Empire itself. The actual map itself grew and decayed as the Empire itself conquered or lost territory. When the Empire finally crumbled, all that remained was the map. In some sense we can say that it is the map in which we live; we occupy a location within a simulation of reality. Although semanticists say that 'the map... (more)
> Television and the Hive Mind
> Kiss your keyboard goodbye: Soon we'll jack our brains directly into the Net - and that's just the beginning
Death of the Bees: GMO Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America|
‘Commercial beehives pollinate over a third of [North}America’s crops and that web of nourishment encompasses everything from fruits like peaches, apples, cherries, strawberries and more, to nuts like California almonds, 90 percent of which are helped along by the honeybees. Without this pollination, you could kiss those crops goodbye, to say nothing of the honey bees produce or the flowers they also fertilize’. This essay will discuss the arguments... (more)
Anticipations of The New Republic: The Vision of H.G. Wells|
| In 1901, when Herbert George Wells was around 35 years old, he wrote a book titled Anticipations: Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought. This work contains many of the same themes as his later 1928 book The Open Conspiracy, as he details the rise of the "New Republic", a system of world governance and scientific control. |
Anticipations is a no holds barred explanation of Wel... (more)
Mock gunman terrifies students: "I was prepared to die at that moment"|
|An armed man who burst into a classroom at Elizabeth City State University was role-playing in an emergency response drill, but neither the students nor assistant professor Jingbin Wang knew that.|
"I was prepared to die at that moment," Wang said Tuesday.
The Friday drill, in which a mock gunman threatened panicked students in the American foreign policy class with death, prompted university officials to apologize this week to Wang and offer counseling to faculty an... (more)
These are the real terrorists.
Kids hitting puberty at three|
|Shocked doctors blame hormones in food and water for some toddlers showing signs of breast growth, The Sun reports.|
Other pre-school youngsters even experience periods that normally start in their teens – and have temper tantrums just like adolescents.
The phenomenon is feared to have become more common since the 1990s – with doctors having to give increasing numbers of tots jabs to keep puberty at bay.
The mum of one girl, who at three was found to h... (more)
Little Manchurian Candidates|
|"One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." |
Our six-year-old daughter was so excited to start school. At our first parent-teacher conference, Barb and I expected to hear the usual compliments and heartwarming anecdotes about our bright little angel. From our experiences with activities like T-ball and soccer, or dance and music recitals, we had learned that parents always say nice thi... (more)
Related: The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher - By John Taylor Gatto, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991
New World Disorder: Patterns Of Psychopathy And Other Fractal Anomalies|
|“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” - Lao Tzu|
Patterns are all around us, in us, and part of every dynamic process that defines our behaviour and the world in which we live. They can be beautiful to look at, such as the microscopic view of a crystal, or they can be disturbing, like the image of prisoners lined up in orthogonal rows at a death camp. In this essay I'd like to talk about some patterns that exist both as the highest and low... (more)