Reprise: Who’s Shipping Guns to Mexican Drug Cartels?

Not all the cartels, just the ones that launder through US banks.

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a brief on January 15, 2013, in response to an Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) motion to indefinitely delay consideration of Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Operation Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege on June 20, 2012 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)).

Rather than respond substantively to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit, the DOJ argued in court that the lawsuit should be subject to a stay of proceedings because it is “ancillary” to a separate lawsuit filed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee against the DOJ. The Court “should let the process of negotiation and accommodation [between the House Committee and the DOJ] run its course, and then decide with the input of the parties whether and how this action may appropriately proceed at that time,” the DOJ argued, effectively abrogating the FOIA.  The Obama DOJ even suggested that the Judicial Watch litigation might encourage the Congress to fight harder to get the same documents in separate litigation. …

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/obama-justice-department-seeks-to-stall-judicial-watchs-lawsuit-seeking-access-to-fast-and-furious-records/

http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2013/01/tonights-show-links-to-audio-clips/

Leaked Memos Reveal Holder’s Involvement In OKC Murder Cover-Up Connected with OKC Bombing

http://www.prisonplanet.com/leaked-memos-reveal-holders-involvement-in-okc-murder-cover-up.html

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Democratizing Money: The Trillion Dollar Coin, Joke or Game-changer?

Most commentators have missed the real significance of the trillion dollar coin. It is not just about political gamesmanship. For centuries, a secret battle has raged over who should create the nation’s money supply – governments or banks.  Today, all that is left of the US Treasury’s money-creating power is the ability to mint coins. If we the people want to reclaim that power so that we can pay our obligations when due, the Treasury will need to mint more than nickels and dimes. It will need to create some coins with very large numbers on them.

To bail out the banks, the Federal Reserve, as head of the private banking system, issued over $2 trillion as “quantitative easing,” simply by creating the money on a computer screen. Congress, the White House, and the Treasury all rolled over and acquiesced. When it was proposed that the government bail itself out of its budget woes by minting a $1 trillion coin, the Federal Reserve said it would not accept the Treasury’s legal tender. And the White House again acquiesced, evidently embarrassed to have entertained this “ludicrous” alternative.

Somehow we have come to accept that it is less silly for the central bank to create money out of thin air and lend it at near zero interest to private commercial banks, to be re-lent to the public and the government at market interest rates, than for the government to simply create the money itself, debt- and interest-free. …

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-democratization-of-money-the-trillion-dollar-coin-joke-or-game-changer/5319603

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America’s Arms Sales To Bahrain Amid Bloody Crackdown

Despite Bahrain’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, the U.S. has continued to provide weapons and maintenance to the small Mideast nation.

Defense Department documents released to ProPublica give the fullest picture yet of the arms sales: The list includes ammunition, combat vehicle parts, communications equipment, Blackhawk helicopters, and an unidentified missile system. (Read the documents.)

The documents, which were provided in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and cover a yearlong period ending in February 2012, still leave many questions unanswered. It’s not clear whether in each case the arms listed have been delivered. And some entries that only cite the names of weapons may in fact refer to maintenance or spare parts.

Defense Department spokesman Paul Ebner declined to offer any more detail. “We won’t get into specifics in any of these because of the security of Bahrain,” said Ebner. …

http://www.propublica.org/article/americas-arms-sales-bahrain-crackdown

Reality check: Do you think a security state that actively supports and enforces such atrocities abroad (and has for many decades) because of its hunger for natural resources would shrink from applying the same “solutions” to “security problems” in its own back yard?  For now the facade of “democracy” must be maintained under a cloak of protection from false flag terrorism, but what happens when the powers behind the throne actually feel threatened with exposure?  Hello?  Is anyone listening?

Unfounded wishful thinking is as irrational as unfounded paranoia.   History is littered with the bodies of the former, not the latter.

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The Assassination of JFK: Interview with Jim Garrison

“The Assassination of JFK: The Garrison Interview”. In this 1988 radio documentary, you hear the voice of the narrator, Rosko; co-producer and writer, David Mendelsohn, interviewing former New Orleans District Attorney, Jim Garrison; filmmaker Oliver Stone; Lee Harvey Oswald in a 1963 radio interview; and professor and author, Philip Melanson. The Assassination of JFK: The Garrison Interview was co-produced, edited and directed by Andrew Phillips.

Parts 1 and 2:

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/86549

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/87004

Also see:

https://groups.google.com/d/topic/misc.activism.progressive/hiU2kZOzrsE/discussion

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/

 

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GMO Pushback: Farmers Must Be Supported

… More and more farmers who were locked into Monsanto’s diabolical contracts are stuck with lower crop yields and over run by RoundUp resistant super-weeds adding to their rising expenses from buying Monsanto’s seeds without the right to save seeds for future planting.

Livestock farmers who use GMO grains to feed their livestock are reporting die-offs and increased stillbirths that threaten their animals. (http://www.gaia-health.com)

Enough farmers have been harassed by Monsanto for bogus patent infringements of seed or pollen drift to realize Monsanto is evil, but they are intimidated and feel isolated. We should find a way to unite, fund, and coordinate legal organizations for family farms. (http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_65278.shtml)

Non-GMO and organic farmers have discovered this fact the hard way: There can be no co-existence with GMO and non-GMO crops. Pollen and seeds have gone beyond so-called “buffer zones” to contaminate non-GMO crops.

Conventional farmers are concerned about the biotech push for rice and wheat crops. A good part of what they grow goes to distributors who sell to foreign markets that do inspect imports for GMO contamination. They reject them even if they were inadvertently contaminated from other growers’ fields. (http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/articles/GE-rice-contamination.php) (http://www.nwrage.org/content/jury-awards-riceland-1368-million)

After his organic beet crop was contaminated by a nearby GMO sugar beet testing field, Chris Hardy organized others in the Rogue Valley of Jackson County, Oregon to campaign for banning GMOs in that county. (http://www.occupymonsanto360.org)

There is precedence for this. In California, Marin and Mendocino counties have already established GMO planting bans. Get the idea? Planting must be stopped, but our federal government is too corrupt for this. Perhaps county by county and state by state, enough planting bans can be established.

Other countries have had enormous victories against Monsanto: Kenya, Peru, France, Scotland, Mexico, and Brazil because farmers took a stand and their governments backed them up.

There are many farmers who don’t like Monsanto here in the U.S. too. But they they feel intimidated and isolated. Consumer activists here don’t reach out to them. They only care about the right to choose. Farmers? What’s that? Video: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNPCV7MEo2s)

We need to back farmers up, organize them more to educate and unite other farmers. We should coordinate existing farm legal foundations and fund them more. We need to help them say no to GMO and Monsanto’s contracts while supporting their lawsuits against Monsanto. (http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_65278.shtml)

GMO planting must stop before we all are forced to play genetic roulette in a very real way no matter what the labels say. Please view these videos, Farmer to Farmer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEX654gN3c4). And this classic, Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser’s David vs. Monsanto. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se-1zesy450) (http://www.occupymonsanto360.org)

http://www.naturalnews.com/038718_GMO_labeling_healthy_food.html

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Health Freedom & Freedom of Speech

Of the many constitutionally-guaranteed rights of the American public that the federal government has sought to destroy in recent decades, the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech is arguably the most important. If the ability for citizens to express themselves in the political, personal and commercial spheres is infringed, abridged, restricted or regulated by government agencies, this is one of the most obvious hallmarks of tyranny.

The Food and Drug Administration has appointed itself arbiter of what commercial speech is acceptable or unacceptable when it comes to marketing vitamins, supplements, foods, drugs, and other health products. Like every other form of government-imposed authority, however, that position of arbitration has been abused, corrupted, and, ultimately, used as an instrument to shut down competition from companies who threaten the business interests of the lobbyists and industry insiders that themselves populate the FDA.

In this episode of our EyeOpener Report James Corbett presents the corruption infested and special interest driven FDA’s tyrannical powers in setting impossible rules on the marketplace, placing prior restrictions on the speech of health product manufacturers, and inserting itself as the umpire in the arena of the marketplace by using consumer safety as the ostensible reason.

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2012/07/25/the-eyeopener-health-freedom-freedom-of-speech/

See the video on the site.

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Stopping Violence at the Source

Here’s a simple, cheap, intuitive and commonsensical approach to reducing violence in society.  Children who have difficult births followed by maternal rejection are about 4 times more likely to be violent as adults.
http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/janel/BirthComplicRejection.html
My guess that this is a serious underestimate because the two determining factors are judged by conventional medical criteria, not by the baby’s perception. But in any case, how would the infant perceive standard obstetrical care in this country?

First of all, depending on the specific OB, it can be obstructive to the process (birthing on the back, epidurals blocking contractions), violent (forecep delivery, chemical induction), painful (internal fetal heart monitor) suffocating (prolonged movement through the vagina followed by immediate cord clamping before the baby starts breathing), traumatic (c-section), torturous (circumcision) and ending in maternal rejection (the removal to “isolettes” and lack of touch and carrying that would normally occur with breast feeding is in itself a surefire way to increase adult violence, see http://www.violence.de ). Of course any mammal would perceive lack of breast feeding as maternal rejection. Think about it.

Consider the fact that it’s the fetus that initiates labor through the release of hormones. The fetus is an active participant in its own birth, pushing with its feet and writhing through the birth canal. A normal, self-made birth would be any baby’s proud accomplishment, its first lesson in self-empowerment. How would it perceive an induced delivery? Since it didn’t initiate it and doesn’t want it, it would perceive it as a miscarriage, another form of maternal rejection.

It’s spooky to consider the similarities between conventional obstetrics and the CIA’s formula for psychological torture (trauma and pain combined with sensory deprivation; see http://www.news.wisc.edu/11995 ).

Babies need normal births and normal childcare with normal families. This is what we’re evolved for, it’s what creates happy compassionate adults.
http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/16829/

What we have currently is the result of decades of profit driven medicine with no corrective feedback from one of the two people involved in every birth. Americans are being imprinted (actually brainwashed) with sociopathy, disempowerment, pain, rage and violence. Families are falling apart due to reduced parental bonding that would normally occur through sex. (circumcision is a sensory lobotomy, see http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/primer.html ).

For a more comprehensive treatment of this subject, see http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/birthUSA3.txt .  Also see http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/janel/Born2beGood.txt

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Massacres: Drugging Will Not Help

Pretending for the moment that many if not all these recent massacres weren’t false flags against the second amendment like the “fast and furious” operation (http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2012/12/staged-massacres-important-links/), let’s look at one of the proposed solutions to the problem:

… Fifth, meanwhile, psychiatry and individual psychiatrists have no way of determining who poses a real risk of violence other than the common sense indicators, such as the person is making threats or has already committed violence. Nowhere in the scientific literature is there a study that confirms that psychiatrists can determine who will, or will not, perpetrate violence. Scientific risk assessment approaches cannot be relied upon to make decisions about treatment or incarceration.

Sixth, “mentally ill” people, that is, people who get diagnosed psychiatrically, are not more dangerous than the general population, including neighbors in their communities. However, individuals suffering from substance abuse do have increased rates of violence, but largely toward family members rather than the public.

Seventh, when psychiatry becomes involved, drugs are dispensed, and psychiatric drugs can cause or worsen violence. A recent study of reports to the FDA of drug-induced violence has demonstrated that antidepressants have an 840% increased rate of violence.

In particular, there is no doubt that the Columbine High School shooter Eric Harris had an effective level the antidepressant Luvox (fluvoxamine) in his blood at the time of the massacre. For the first time, I’m making public the drug company report to the FDA confirming that Harris had a “therapeutic” level of the drug in his body at the time of the murders. This is the official report to the FDA on March 17, 1999, from Luvox (fluvoxamine) manufacturer Solvay Pharmaceuticals confirming “the presence of a Luvox blood level at autopsy.” I was an expert in cases surrounding the Columbine shootings and can also confirm that Eric Harris was taking the drug for a year, had a dose increase to 200 mg per day two and one-half months before the assault on the high school, and was showing signs of toxicity in the form of a drug-induced tremor five weeks before the event. Meanwhile, his writings indicate he was becoming more and more violent while taking Luvox.

The most devastating recent shooters were all involved with psychiatric treatment and evaluation, and it did not prevent their violence. In some cases, it undoubtedly increased it. Eric Harris, as noted, was in treatment for at least a full year leading up to assault on Columbine High School. Cho, the Virginia Tech shooter, came to the attention of police and then mental health authorities as a result of harassing another student and threatening suicide in 2005. A voluntary mental examination found him “mentally ill and in need of hospitalization” and Cho was hospitalized and found to be a danger to himself and others. In December 2005, he was court-ordered to have follow-up treatment but this was never enforced. There is no record of any further psychiatric treatment.

James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter, in the months leading up to his violent assault, was in psychiatric treatment with psychiatrist Lynne Fenton, medical director of student health services at the Anschutz campus of the University of Colorado, where Holmes was a graduate student in neuroscience. Fenton was considered an expert on campus violence and had written the protocol for her campus threat assessment team. She was sufficiently worried about his propensity for violence to report him to the campus police and the campus threat assessment team in early June, a few weeks before the theater assault. When the assessment team suggested putting Holmes on a 72 hour involuntary hold, psychiatrist Fenton rejected the idea. When Holmes quit school, the school washed its hands of all responsibility for him.

Adam Lanza’s psychiatric history remains undisclosed but there are indications that he was at some time psychiatrically diagnosed and taking psychiatric medications. The Washington Post quoted a family friend as stating he was “on medication.” Given his affluent family, he was almost certainly taken to psychiatrists. …

http://breggin.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=299&Itemid=133

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Government Propagandists Dominate Movies and Television

The Winners of the Academy Award and Golden Globe Are … Government Propagandists

Sock Puppets Within Sock Puppets
Sock Puppets Within Sock Puppets

Rob Kall points out that the military-industrial complex is the winner of the Golden Globe award:

Homeland won best TV series, best TV actor and actress. It IS a highly entertaining show which actually portrays some of the flaws of the MIIC system

Argo won best movie and best director. It glorifies the CIA and Ben Affleck spoke with the highest praise for the CIA.

And best actress went to Jessica Chastain of Zero Dark Thirty, a movie that has been vilified for propagandizing the use of torture.

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The Military Industrial Intelligence Complex is playing a more and more pervasive role in our lives.  In the next few years we’ll be seeing movies that focus on the use of drone technology in police and spy work in the USA. We’ve already been seeing movies that show how spies can violate every aspect of our privacy– of the most intimate parts of our lives. By making movies and TV series that celebrate these cancerous extensions of the police state Hollywood and the big studios are normalizing the ideas they present us with– lying to the public, routinely creating fraudulent stories as covers for what’s really going on.

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I was hoping that Zero Dark Thirty would come up without any awards. I was hoping that at least such blatant propaganda promoting  the lie that torture works would be repudiated by the Golden Globes. That didn’t happen.

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The truth is we do live in a time when the police have been massively militarized. We don’t need movies or TV shows that celebrate that militarization. We don’t need entertainment that normalizes the obscene violations of our privacy that the intelligence state is inflicting upon us. We need stories that celebrate people who stand up to this seemingly irrepressible tide that is washing away our freedoms, sucking up all our resources and erasing the last bastions of privacy.

David Walsh notes that the real winner of the 2013 Academy Awards is the CIA: …

The military has long had a direct influence on Hollywood. For example, a book published by the University of Texas points out:

The Central Intelligence Agency has been actively engaged in shaping the content of film and television, especially since it established an entertainment industry liaison program in the mid-1990s. …

Gizmodo reports:

The CIA has a pile of script ideas lying around.

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The Department of Defense and just about every branch of the military has an entertainment industry liaison similar to the CIA’s.

If you want to make a war film and need a fleet of F-22s, a crowd of Marines, or a Navy aircraft carrier, just call up the Department of Defense’s entertainment media office and they’ll tell you if the Army can spare that M1A1 Abrams tank you’ve always wanted for a day or two of filming. …

The Guardian noted in 2001 that this has been happening for a long time:

For the first time in its history, the [CIA] has appointed an official PR liaison with Hollywood: veteran CIA operative Chase Brandon, whose 25-year career was spent defending democracy, it says here, in benighted South American theatres of the cold war. …

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/the-cia-and-other-government-agencies-dominate-hollywood-movies-and-television.html

Russian Hackers Release Faked ISIS Video Production

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