A Rocket Scientist’s Version of Childbirth

Symphysiotomy is a surgical procedure in which the cartilage of the pubic symphysis is divided to widen the pelvis allowing childbirth when there is a mechanical problem. It is also known as pelviotomy,[1] synchondrotomy,,[1] pubiotomy,[2] and Gigli’s operation after Leonardo Gigli, who invented a saw commonly used in Europe to accomplish the operation….

The black area marked by a “5” is the pubic symphysis, which is severed during the procedure

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphysiotomy

A mechanical problem?   Like a broken gear in the doctor’s head?   Seriously, WTF is wrong with people?

… According to the United Nations, between 1990 and 2008, the global rate for maternal mortality decreased by 34%. During that same period however, the maternal mortality ratio — that is, deaths per 100,000 live births —nearly doubled within the United States, from 12 to 24. Despite spending more per birth than any other nation in the world, cumulatively over $50 billion annually, in recent studies of maternal mortality rates, the United States is ranked just 28th overall, behind countries like Kazakhstan and Montenegro….

By the early 20th century, doctors and medical associations began to push for legal monopolies on obstetrical care and launched smear campaigns against midwives, labeling them“incompetent and ignorant.” Midwifery became regulated and even outlawed, nearly disappearing from the American birthing experience altogether.

Although consumer demand led to a reintroduction of midwifery to the United States in the 1960s, as of 2009 midwives were delivering 8% of U.S. births. …

We know midwives’ presence is linked to better birth outcomes, especially for low-risk women. In the United Kingdon, where the maternal mortality rate is a third of the U.S. rate and childbirth is a fraction of the cost, midwives attend 68% of all births. A 2014 study by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence found that healthy women with low-risk pregnancies are safer giving birth under the care of midwives than doctors. The study further recommended that regardless of where a woman chooses to give birth, a midwife should always be present. …

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/10/opinions/friedlander-midwife-mothers-day/index.html

Even CNN is starting to notice.   Wow.

http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/birthUSA3.html

Medical Cartel Cracks Down on California Midwife

Yelena Kolodji is an RN and CNM (certified nurse midwife) in solo practice who has specialized in home birth in the south bay area for decades, and has attended over 1500 births. She is being prosecuted by the BRN (Board of Registered Nursing) for practicing home birth midwifery without physician supervision, which is virtually unattainable for California homebirth Nurse Midwives. This prosecution originated from a complaint filed by a disgruntled client to the BRN.  This prosecution is NOT about substandard care by this midwife – it is just about an unattainable regulation that CNMs have been trying for over twenty years to change.

Yelena’s story:
“I was asked to back up a colleague, also a CNM, on Christmas 2008, because she had a hospital birth happening at the same time as one of her home birth clients. I was able to go and assist. She made it back for the delivery, and I chose to stay through the delivery and first two hours postpartum. I left two hours after the baby’s delivery, never to see or communicate with the family again. Mother and baby were completely stable when I left. This was not my client (patient), and I did nothing other than listen to baby’s heart tones and give comfort measures.

Unfortunately the following morning the mother passed out while on the toilet. Kavita Noble, their midwife, was notified and met them at the nearby hospital. The Mother was stable and returned home some hours later. About a year after the birth the mother sent a complaint letter to the BRN (Board of Registered Nursing), our licensing board. The complaint was found to be without merit re: nursing standard of care issues. However, in the course of the investigation, other general supervision/standardized procedures issues arose.

What followed was a 5 day court hearing under the jurisdiction of administrative law in Feb, 2014. The judge appointed by the BRN gave a fairly reasonable decision, which the BRN agreed to, only to later effectively rescind the agreement, which was to allow Kavita and myself to continue our home birth practices. They also have forbidden us to work home births in any capacity until this is settled, and they won’t settle. Kavita has since worked hospital births. …

http://www.prlog.org/12457978-hearing-for-yelena-kolodji-draws-supporters-of-personal-choice-in-childbirth-to-sf-courthouse.html

Birth is a cash cow for medicine, both in expensive and traumatizing interventions and in ensuring future cash flows for health problems related to circumcision, lack of breast feeding, maternal post traumatic stress and depression (i.e. post-partum-depression) child PTS and D, toxic vaccines etc etc etc.    Of  course everyone’s doctor is a saint and yet somehow the damage continues.

All women and midwives are asking for is access to medical care in the unlikely event that it’s needed.   Medicine’s position on the other hand is all or nothing.   If you won’t submit, you’re on your own.   As if there are no downsides to standard obstetrical “care”.

See my “munchausen obstetrics” writeup above.

Washington Post Sez Osama bin Laden was a Conspiracy Theorist

… Bin Laden’s library was the equivalent of an Internet conspiracy theorist’s browser history. There was a print out of a weird articleabout a card game that was said to have predicted the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He had an e-book about voter fraud conspiracies from BlackBoxVoting.org. He had books documenting the fringes of American politics. He had a 1928 book called “The Secret Teaching of All Ages” that details various aspects of forgotten religions and the occult; he had a book unveiling “The Secrets of the Federal Reserve.” And, like a rebellious teenager, he checked out the official government material on MK ULTRA, the CIA’s mind control efforts during the Cold War. …

Combing through the list is fascinating in the same way that it’s interesting to go to a garage sale. You can come to a lot of conclusions about a person by looking at what they own, conclusions that may be correct or not. In this case, our information about the owner of the books is backed up by knowing who he was in the rest of his life. The guy seems like an anti-American conspiracy nut — only fitting for a guy who conspired against America. But also he seems kind of sad, not in a way to inspire empathy, but in a way that would inspire pathos.

This is what an aristocracy looks like.    Gangsters who aren’t used to having their lies questioned.   Who resort to thinly disguised threats and bullying when their customary victims begin to tire of being exploited and abused.    But their imperial arrogance is only a show. Beneath it is sheer terror as they contemplate how far they’re going to fall.

Mind control through emotional domination: How we’re all being manipulated by the “crisis of the NOW”

What you’re about to read here is a revealing look at the psychological mechanism presently being used by government and media to achieve near-absolute control over the population. I’m calling the concept the “crisis of the NOW,” and understanding this is a lot like taking the RED pill.

The “crisis of the now” involves an incessant, strategic bombardment of the population with a never-ending stream of contrived crises that demand immediate attention in the present. This psychological bombardment is waged primarily via the mainstream media which assaults the viewer by the hour with images of violence, war, emotions and conflict. Because the human nervous system is hard wired to focus on immediate threats accompanied by depictions of violence, mainstream media viewers have their attention and mental resources funneled into the never-ending “crisis of the NOW” from which they can never have the mental breathing room to apply logic, reason or historical context.

To protect the propaganda from scrutiny, no person is ever allowed the luxury of reflection. Logic and reason are condemned. Critical thinking is derided. Historical context is obliterated by the repeated intrusion of the now, and whatever happened just a few short years or months ago is actively rejected (or memory holed) if it does not reinforce whatever present-day delusion is being pushed as “fact.”

Similarly, the future is entirely off limits and never allowed to be explored in the mainstream media because doing so would require reason and forward thinking… two things which are never tolerated because they would reveal the inevitable failures of today’s insane policies, such as running the country on debt and hoping it will somehow not matter down the road.

Mentally corralled like cattle…

Read much more of this insightful article at Mind control through emotional domination: How we’re all being manipulated by the “crisis of the NOW” – NaturalNews.com

5 Major Banks Plead Guilty To Market Rigging, Fined $5.7B

Conspiracy? No-ho-ho-ho! Just a few banks cooperating in secret to make big bucks.

Let it be known that $5.7 billion is small change to big banks – a tiny tap on the wrist from a Mother Superior. However humble, this is a good beginning. We can always pray for more, up to and including an audit and dissolution of the “FED”, a private financial institution that has posed as a federal agency and robbed us blind for over a century now. May we soon return the USA to interest-free currency, as provided for in the Constitution. We have been more than generous to give the secret owners of the FED so much of our hard-earned money, but we have to put our foot down sometime and now is as good a time as any.

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced that five major banks – Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMorgan Chase, UBS and Citigroup – will be fined approximately $5.7 billion after pleading guilty to crimes involving the manipulation of global currencies and interest rates.

The DoJ noted that four of the banks – Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland – have been forced to plead guilty to antitrust violations in the foreign exchange market, after they allegedly worked together to enhance their profits by manipulating the $5-trillion-a-day foreign exchange market to $10 billion.

At a press conference on Wednesday morning, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that starting as early as 2007, currency traders at several multi-national banks formed a group they dubbed “the cartel.”

Lynch explained that almost every day for more than five years, traders in this “cartel” communicated through coded language in a private electronic chatroom to manipulate the market’s exchange rate between euros and dollars.

“They acted as partners, rather than competitors, in an effort to push the exchange rate in directions favorable to their banks, but detrimental to many others,” Lynch said. “The prices the market sets for those currencies influence virtually every sector of every economy in the world. Their actions inflated the bank’s profits, while harming countless consumers, investors and institutions around the globe.”

The New York Times noted that when one member of the “cartel” would “build a huge position in a currency and then unload it at a crucial moment, hoping to move prices,” other traders would agree to “stay out of each other’s way.”

Business Insider reported that this is an unprecedented settlement for the parent companies of so many major banks “to plead guilty to criminal charges in a coordinated action,” and that JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are the “first major U.S. banks to plead guilty to criminal charges in decades.”

Read more and see video at 5 Major Banks Plead Guilty To Market Rigging, Fined $5.7B

Secret Fed Paper Advocated a “Carry Tax” on All Physical Cash

Many commentators have noted that mainstream economists are calling to do away with cash entirely.

It would be easy to scoff at these proposals as completely insane if the Fed hadn’t published a paper back in 1999 suggesting the implementation of a “carry tax” or taxing actual physical cash using an expiration date if depositors aren’t willing to spend the money.

The author of this lunacy is a visiting scholar with the ECB, the Fed, the IMF, and the Swiss National Bank. The fact that two of those groups have already imposed negative interest rates (ECB and SNB) should give warning that these sorts of ideas are actually taken very seriously by Central Banks.

The paper, written 16 years ago, suggested that if the Fed were to find that zero interest rates didn’t induce economic growth, it could try one of three things:

1) A carry tax (meaning tax the value of actual physical cash that is taken out of the system)

2) Buy assets (QE)

3) Money transfers (literally HAND OUT money through various vehicles)

Regarding #1, the idea here is that since it costs relatively little to store physical cash (the cost of buying a safe), the Fed should be permitted to “tax” physical cash to force cash holders to spend it (put it back into the banking system) or invest it.

The way this would work is that the cash would have some kind of magnetic strip that would record the date that it was withdrawn. Whenever the bill was finally deposited in a bank again, the receiving bank would use this data to deduct a certain percentage of the bill’s value as a “tax” for holding it.

For instance, if the rate was 5% per month and you took out a $100 bill for two months and then deposited it, the receiving bank would only register the bill as being worth $90.25 ($100* 0.95=$95 or the first month, and then $95 *0.95= $90.25 for the second month).

It sounds like absolute insanity, but I can assure you that Central Banks take these sorts of proposals very seriously. QE sounded completely insane back in 1999 and we’ve already seen three rounds of it amounting to over $3 trillion.

No one would have believed the Fed could get away with printing $3 trillion for QE in 1999, but it has happened already. And given that it has failed to boost consumer spending/ economic growth, I wouldn’t at all surprised to see the Fed float one of the other ideas in the coming months.

Indeed, JP Morgan has already begun implementing a similar scheme by forbidding the storage of cash in its safe deposit boxes. …

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-16/secret-fed-paper-advocated-carry-tax-all-physical-cash

Feds Exempt MRAPs from Prohibited Police Equipment

Although Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) are “militaristic in nature,” cops should use them because they have “significant utility for law enforcement operations,” according to President Obama’s task force on police equipment.

Although Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) are “militaristic in nature,” cops should use them because they have “significant utility for law enforcement operations,” according to President Obama’s task force on police equipment.

Credit: Raymond Wambsgans / Flickr

The interagency Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group (LEEWG), which was established by Obama under Executive Order 13688, purposely exempted MRAPs and other military vehicles from a list of equipment prohibited from police use.

To explain the exemption, LEEWG described MRAPs as equipment “that could be seen as militaristic in nature yet also may have significant utility for law enforcement operations.”

“This includes several types of armored vehicles, such as MRAP vehicles transferred via the [Pentagon’s] 1033 program and armored vehicles manufactured commercially,” the LEEWG report stated.

LEEWG even suggested that it was okay for university police departments to use MRAPs as long as they have “policies” in place, such as painting “Emergency Rescue” on the side, as if that’s going to prevent abuse from happening. …

http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-exempt-mraps-from-prohibited-police-equipment-despite-admitting-theyre-militaristic-in-nature.html

Don’t run, we’re here to help!!   Don’t you see, all this hardware is for your benefit!   Because we LOVE you!!!

Medicare and the Depopulation Agenda in the TPP

New disturbing information has surfaced that the House Republicans’ trade adjustment assistance bill, which supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, contains a Medicare poison pill.

The bill includes $700 million in Medicare cuts at the end of a 10-year budget period to cover the cost of trade adjustment assistance for displaced workers, Americans who will lose their jobs because of lower cost imports. Please let members of Congress know that they should not support the bill in its current form.

Covering the cost of assistance for displaced workers is important. But, in the words of several groups representing older Americans, including the Medicare Rights Center and The Alliance for Retired Americans, “Medicare should not be used as a piggy bank every time the government needs funding for other purposes.” …

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30862-trans-pacific-partnership-related-bill-contains-a-medicare-poison-pill

And exactly why should we allow for the displacement of our own workers? Is it xenophobic to question who benefits from such economic dislocation? Can we please get past the propaganda here? This is not about lifting all boats. This same corporate regime has already devastated much of the “3rd world”. NAFTA was a disaster for the mexican poor. Trade globalization makes everyone less secure by increasing dependency on energy-intensive transport of goods from distant places with little accounting for labor, environmental or product safety laws. And for this “bargain” we are to tolerate increasing poverty at home?
It is not selfish to look a gift horse in the mouth. It’s only common sense. We need economic localization (certainly of food for crissakes), not globalization.

The Trojan Horse President

I am not an economist, not even close, but Joseph Stiglitz is. Stiglitz is actually a Nobel Prize winning economist, former Chair of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, and former chief economist for the World Bank. Joseph Stiglitz is positively terrified of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal being pushed rabidly by President Obama. Because he is, I am also frightened by what this “deal” portends. …

At the core of this Nobel Laureate’s argument against the TPP deal is the simple fact that legal authority – basic, bedrock legal authority – would be transferred from the sovereign courts of the United States to multinational corporations if this “deal” comes to pass. Note well, also, this statement from Stiglitz: “Though corporations can bring suit, others cannot. If there is a violation of other commitments – on labor and environmental standards, for example – citizens, unions, and civil-society groups have no recourse.”

That is utterly intolerable, and it’s what the president wants. …

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30815-the-trojan-horse-president

Yay!  The spell is wearing off!   Yes it’s true, goldman sachs can hire black presidents as well as white presidents.  They can even hire female presidents.   And  all this sock puppeted distraction will continue until people start following the issues instead of the personalities.