Pretty wild stuff. All I know is that it doesn’t contradict anything that I’ve learned over the years.
Historian Rick Perlstein, a Chicago local, has been chronicling this election and in this piece for In These Times he lays out the case for Garcia’s experience and political know-how. He also notes that the Emanuel campaign along with his various Republican spokesmen have been doing what you’d expect: issuing thinly veiled attacks on Garcia as lacking “responsibility” if you know what they mean.
It was Illinois’s Republican senator Mark Kirk who came closest to going there. At Pulaski Day ceremonies last Monday, he absurdly asserted, “Rahm’s reelection is essential to maintaining the value of Chicago’s debt market. … It’s a concern if we have some of the less responsible people running against him.”
Understand: at the time, there weren’t “people” running against him, there was a person: the Mexican-American immigrant Chuy Garcia.
The racial overtones in his reference to “those people” was made crystalline by his next statement: “None of them could command the respect of the bond market. A collapse of Chicago debt, which already happened with Detroit, I think would soon follow if somebody who was really inexperienced and irresponsible replaced Rahm.”
Expect more provocations like that as campaign unfolds. Also, expect Garcia not to take the bait.
The financial concern for Chicago was spotlighted this weekend when Moody’s downgraded the city’s credit rating to two levels above junk status, making it the second worst after Detroit.
Washington looks to be throwing more than the full faith and credit of the US government behind Ukraine. On the heels of news that the US is set to guarantee a Ukrainian international bond issue (while Greek pensioners implicitly subsidize the country’s natural gas exports), NATO is in the midst of conducting large scale military maneuvers along the Russian border in a move Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says encourages “Kiev to pursue a military solution.” Over the course of 10 days, NATO will parade 120 combat vehicles across the region in an effort to prove how quickly the West can confront perceived Russian aggression. Here’s more from Military News:
The [Russian] ministry warned that it hopes Europe “does see the risk of unconditionally following advice from U.S. generals and will not opt for approaches that will rule out the risk of a slide towards a military confrontation between Russia and NATO.”
While the U.S. Army acknowledges the convoy’s movement is “a highly visible demonstration of U.S. commitment to its NATO allies,” Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the commander of U.S. Army Europe, insists “the focus should be on what is the desired end state, and can we get there using diplomatic and economic pressure and support.”
So basically, the US is saying the following: “…although we’re intent on showing just how quickly we can deploy our forces in the event an armed confrontation becomes necessary, we hope you’ll see this for what it is which is our best effort demonstrate that we long for a peaceful solution.” We’ll let you judge for yourself how committed the West is to a peaceful resolution (note the US soldier teaching the small child how to fire a high caliber weapon) ….
It’s not enough to assault you during and after birth, they fully intend to invade the uterus to pursue the social control objectives of the money masters. See http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2014/09/cdc-whistleblower-on-thimerosal-in-pregnant-women/ and note that aluminum is also implicated. And they still refuse to admit the problem when they could actually prevent it through screening with a simple blood test. A blanket denial in the face of overwhelming biological and epidemiological evidence, not to mention the the legal immunization of pharmaceutical manufacturers, is strong evidence of malevolence at the top. It’s dangerous to overestimate the degree of human compassion manifest in government bureaucracies. They’re not “just people” any more than corporations are “just people.” Emergent social and economic processes create inhuman dynamics. See http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2015/03/tools-of-oppression-stanford-prison-experiment-milgram-obedience-experiment-asch-conformity-experiment/ Also see http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2013/03/cdc-lying-about-safety-of-tetanus-vaccine-in-pregnancy/
Maternal immunization provides important health benefits for pregnant women and their infants, and obstetrical care providers are now recommended to vaccinate all pregnant women against influenza and pertussis during each pregnancy. However, immunization coverage among pregnant women for influenza and pertussis-containing vaccines is suboptimal, leaving numerous pregnant women and their infants at risk for complications from vaccine-preventable diseases. Therefore, it is critical to understand the social, programmatic, and logistical barriers that both prevent pregnant women from receiving recommended vaccinations and prevent obstetrical care providers from recommending and administering vaccines within their practices. To facilitate the successful development of a national maternal immunization program, in alignment with broader immunization goals such as those outlined in the National Vaccine Plan, the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) charged the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) with reviewing the current state of maternal immunizations and existing best practices to identify programmatic gaps and/or barriers to the implementation of current recommendations regarding maternal immunization. …
“Drinking well water and occupational exposure to Herbicides is associated with chronic kidney disease…”
The evidence for the abominable toxicity of Round Up chemicals like glyphosate is already overwhelming, yet there seems to be a never-ending stream of research and evidence pointing toward their dangers. A new study has just been published showing that farmers in Sri Lanka exposed to glyphosate through drinking water are 5 times more likely to develop chronic kidney failure than those who don’t drink herbicide-polluted water.
Farmers in this part of the world often wear scant protection when spraying glyphosate on their rice fields, but it seems that this protection is not enough. The fact that Round Up has contaminated their drinking water is an example of how multi-tiered the problem of herbicidal toxicity truly is.
Big Ag chemicals, more specifically, biotech’s chemicals (since their GM rice, soy, corn, and other genetically altered seeds are meant to withstand copious amounts of spaying) are detrimental to humans and the environment from the moment they are sprayed to years later. In this case, the toxicity is felt when residents of small rural villages drink from wells that have contaminated ground water due to spraying.
The research abstract concludes:
“The current study strongly favors the hypothesis that CKDu epidemic among farmers in dry zone of Sri Lanka is associated with, history of drinking water from a well that was abandoned. In addition, it is associated with spraying glyphosate and other pesticides in paddy fields.” …
Concentrations of glyphosate and metals are much higher in these abandoned wells, increasing the risk of deadly chronic kidney disease (CKDu) by up to 5-fold.
The Center for Public Integrity says fatal chronic kidney disease of unknown origin, or CKDu, has killed more people in El Salvador and Nicaragua than AIDS, diabetes, and leukemia combined over the past five years. This wave of CKDu affecting numerous poor farming countries around the world simply didn’t exist prior to 1990.
It has already been established, through groundbreaking research that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Round Up, might be “a crucially important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions.”
While medical care and medical technologies have improved over the last several decades, research says that our collective overall ‘good health’ has actually decreased in the last 25 years. We may be living longer, but are we really healthier?
Hui Zheng, assistant professor of sociology at Ohio State, points the finger at an ever-burgeoning medical care system throughout the world as part of our collective sickness in a new study.
Zheng and OSU researchers said:
“Access to more medicine and medical care doesn’t really improve our subjective health. For example, in the United States, the percentage of Americans reporting very good health decreased from 39 percent to 28 percent from 1982 to 2006.”
It seems that what some term the “medical mafia” (the FDA, USDA, AMA, etc) has made us sick first psychologically, then physically. It is clear to many that modern medicine has become a sick-care industry, not a wellness industry. Millions are made off of keeping people ill, not truly healing them. This can be witnessed by simply viewing any big pharma commercial, in which a drug is offered often only to relieve symptoms, while offering a host of other side effects that need to be treated with more drugs.
The researchers from OSU simply proved this all-too-obvious fact in the coming July 2015 issue of the journal Social Science Research by using several large multinational datasets to examine changes in how people rated their health between 1981 and 2007 and compared that to medical expansion in 28 countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Zheng actual used a detailed analysis of the data to find that if we hadn’t expanded medicine into every corner of the world, we would actually be healthier.
He measured three kinds of medical expansion. One was medical investment, which includes health care spending per capita and total health employment; another being medical professionalization and specialization, which includes the number of practicing physicians and specialists; and lastly the expanded pharmaceutical industry, which includes pharmaceutical sales per capita. (The US is one of the biggest users of all pharmaceuticals in the world.)
Zheng’s research predicted that self-rated health would have increased in these 28 countries. For example, the percentage of Americans reporting very good health could have increased by about 10 percent….
Emerging research indicates that the Western diet could rightly be considered a ‘Disease Vector’ on par with influenza and other infectious diseases. – by SayerJi, Founder of GreedMedInfo
The CDC likes to track disease vectors like influenza and hepatitis, but the concept that immune status determines susceptibility, or the vital role that diet or environmental factors such as sunlight-mediated vitamin D levels play in whether you contract an illness or not, is mostly ignored by them.
It could be argued that the CDC would be far more effective in their mission of “Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health” if they paid equal attention tracking vectors of disease creation, such as per capita high-fructose corn syrup or happy meal consumption, or environmental chemical exposures, instead of myopically fixating on an outdated, though hugely profitable germ-centered model of disease causation.
Take the Western diet, for instance, which is increasingly the subject of preclinical and clinical investigation as a disease vector disturbingly effective at generating disease within the human body.
At GreenMedInfo.com, one of the 126 “Problematic Actions” we have indexed is the “Western Diet,” which has been found to cause over 20 distinct disease states or adverse health effects, including various lethal cancers. Here is a list of the Western diet-linked diseases:
- Breast Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Colon Cancer
- Lipid Peroxidation
- Sperm Count and Quality
- Bone Fractures
- Cardiac Hypertrophy
- Escherichia coli Infections
- Insulin Resistance
- Intestinal Permeability
- Liver Disease
- Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Oxidative Stress
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Type 1 Diabetes
During the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s (NVAC) February meeting, American adults were put on notice by Big Brother that non-compliance with federal vaccine recommendations will not be tolerated. Public health officials have unveiled a new plan to launch a massive nationwide vaccination promotion campaign involving private business and non-profit organizations to pressure all adults to comply with the adult vaccination schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).1NVAC has authored the National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) and, once finalized, the plan will be turned over to the Interagency Adult Immunization Task Force (AIFT) to create an implementation plan. Notably, this task force is composed of “vested interest” stakeholders and no consumer representation for those groups concerned with vaccine safety and informed consent.NVIC has submitted our public comments and recommendations for the NVAC’s draft National Adult Immunization Plan.2 Your opportunity to submit your comments and concerns about this plan has been extended to March 23rd. We encourage all of our readers to participate in the public comment process and submit comments to the NVAC on the NAIP. Please forward this article to family and friends and encourage them to submit public comments, too. …
… From 1999 through 2002, several mercury-laced vaccines w ere phased out of the recommended immunization schedule. They were replaced with low-mercury, or “thi merosal-free,” vaccines. However, during this so-called “phaseout” period, four doses of a new vaccine containi ng high aluminum content were added to the childhood immunization schedule (for pneumococcal disease). Two doses of another aluminum-containing vaccine (for Hib) were added in 2005—a 20% increase in aluminum content since the mercury phaseout. 9
Several vaccines contain high amounts of aluminum. Babies receive multiple doses of these aluminum-containing shots. For example, the hepatitis B vaccine (Engerix-B) is given at birth, 2 and 6 months of age. Each dose contains 250 micrograms (mcg) of aluminum. The DTaP shot (Infanrix) is given at 2, 4, 6 and 15 months. Each dose contains 625mcg of aluminum. The Hib vaccine (Pedvax) is given at 2, 4 and 12 months. Each dose contains 225 mcg of aluminum. The pneumococcal vaccine (PCV/Prevnar) is given at 2, 4 , 6 and 12 months. Each dose contains 125mcg of aluminum. The hepatitis A vaccin e (Havrix) is given at 12 and 18 months. Each dose contains 250mcg of aluminum. Thus, babies who follow the CDC immunization schedule are injected with nearly 5000mcg (5mg!) of aluminum by 18 months of age.
(Since some shot dates are variable, babies may receive up to 1,475mcg of aluminum at their 12- month or 15-month checkups! ) …