Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDx

Published on Feb 6, 2015

In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. She is currently writing a book entitled Stonewalled (Harper Collins), which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere. For twenty years (through March 2014), Attkisson was a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on “The Business of Congress,” which included an undercover investigation into fundraising by Republican freshmen. She also received Emmy nominations in 2013 for Benghazi: Dying for Security and Green Energy Going Red. Additionally, Attkisson received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.” In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Oustanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story. She received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story. Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.

https://youtu.be/-bYAQ-ZZtEU

10 Prison Security Techniques Being Implemented on the American People

Americans are not typically aware of how their federal and state prison systems work. What we think we know, we learned from watching television. When I took my first walk through at FCI (Federal Correctional Institution) El Reno Oklahoma as a new employee, I was surprised at how non-Hollywood real prison life is. Frankly, all I knew about prison life was what I saw on television or at the movies. Not even close.

As I got closer to retiring from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP), it began to dawn on me that the security practices we used in the prison system were being implemented outside those walls. “Free worlders” is prison slang for the non-incarcerated who reside in the “free world.”  In this article I am going to compare a number of practices used in federal prisons to those being used today in the “free world.”

You might find that our country may be one giant correctional institution….

http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/prison-security-american-people/

Cell Phones and WiFi are a “Serious Public Health Issue” – Canadian Parliamentary Report

Cancer, infertility, and learning disabilities might be caused by our cell phones and WiFi, according to a new Parliamentary report.

The microwave radiation from our little wireless devices is now a “serious public health issue” according to the report delivered Tuesday by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA).

The unanimous report recommends Canadian doctors be taught to recognize the symptoms associated with using common wireless devices.

It also recommends parents be taught the risks of wireless radiation to ensure their families are safe at home and at school.

The Committee heard from wireless industry representatives as well as international scientists working on the health fall-out from our increasingly wireless world.

The Conservatives, Liberals, and NDP agreed that Health Canada has left Canadians at risk by ignoring or dismissing the growing evidence that shows our favourite devices like tablets and smart phones may be harmful, especially to children.

During the hearings four international experts testified that Health Canada is “either unwilling or not competent” to judge current scientific evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to our health.

“This Committee finally gave a voice to the scientists,” said Frank Clegg, former President of Microsoft Canada who is now CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST).

“It reached across Party lines to tell Canadians we deserve to be protected.  Health Canada has to stop hiding behind the worst countries on this issue, and instead catch up with countries like France and Belgium where you can’t market a cell phone to children anymore, or expose children to Wi-Fi in a daycare,” said Clegg.

The committee also recommends that federal workplaces recognize employees who have developed electro-hypersensitivity.

Full text of Report and transcripts from Hearings  www.c4st.org/HESARecommendations

SOURCE C4ST: Canadians For Safe Technology

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1557973/cell-phones-and-wifi-are-a-serious-public-health-issue-canadian-parliamentary-report

Military movements on the northern US border

C-130 Hercules flights are running out of Glacier International Airport on a regular basis, with a minimum of three flights during the day and two at night, the latter usually occurring around 11:00 pm or later.  They usually fly east and cross over the Continental Divide, heading toward Malmstrom Air Force Base.

The helicopters have been more alarming.  For the past two weeks, there has been a minimum of two sorties per night, paralleling the north-south railroad line and following it through the mountains and crossing the Divide.  These sorties bear a minimum of (2) UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and I have seen as many as (6) per over flight.

Most of the cargo shipped on the rails is comprised of container loads, oil tanker cars, and livestock.  Recently a friend who lives next to Whitefish, Montana told me that he had seen a train packed to the gills with APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers) heading East from Whitefish toward the Divide, and they were painted tan/desert camouflage.

One of the problems here with photographing them is that these movements are taking place primarily at night.  These chopper over flights are running just above treetop level and they do not only make one pass: the sorties fly by on average 3 to 5 times.

An Army Reserve unit on 93 North coming out of Kalispell (just one mile north of the city) has been receiving large shipments of concertina wire and pickets.  Interestingly enough, engineer and repair/refit units that have been deployed in the Middle East are now in the process of returning to this Reserve station.  This Reserve post has seen more activity (arriving supplies and personnel) in the past two weeks than in the past five years.

Other things worth mentioning are the fact that some of these military units have been operating stripped of unit patches (partially sterile uniforms) and have been accompanied by/accompanying U.S. Border Patrol Units near the Canadian Border.

A man who works in Glacier National Park reported that the Canadians are allowed almost unlimited access into the U.S., but U.S. citizens departing the country come under the closest of scrutiny.  It is reminiscent of the Soviet Union, with the only thing lacking (for now) being an internal passport system. ….

https://www.intellihub.com/military-movements-on-the-northern-border-it-is-reminiscent-of-the-soviet-union/