Newborn DNA Sent to U.S. Military for Law Enforcement Database without Parent Consent
(St. Paul/Minneapolis) – In a review of nine years of Texas health department emails, the Texas Tribune has discovered, “the transfer of hundreds of infant blood spots to an Armed Forces laboratory to build a national and, someday, international mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) registry.”
Texas began storing newborn DNA, collected for the newborn screening program, in 2002 without parent consent. A recent lawsuit against the State was settled, forcing Texas officials to destroy the 5.3 million infant blood spots in storage.
The Tribune story notes that DNA from certain types of individuals was sought for the federal law enforcement and anti-terrorism database, and that the researchers secured DNA samples from prison populations and infant blood screening in other states, including Florida, Minnesota and California. Efforts to limit public knowledge of the transfer were also unearthed in the emails which were released after the lawsuit was settled. …
Was the Real Purpose of the Iraq War to Restrict Oil … So As to Raise Oil Prices?
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, 4-Star General (and CENTCOM commander with responsibility for Iraq) John Abizaid, Fed boss Alan Greenspan, President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, Sarah Palin, Bush speechwriter David Frum, key war architect John Bolton, and a high-level National Security Council officer all say that the Iraq war was about oil.
Documents from Britain show the same thing.
But apologists for the Iraq war say this can’t be true, because American companies didn’t really end up with that much Iraqi oil.
BBC and Guardian investigative reporter Greg Palast – a New York Times bestselling author – thinks he knows why. Palast is famous for obtaining original source documents from whistleblowers which tell the real story.
Palast argues today that source documents he obtained through cloak-and-dagger methods prove that the war was actually focused on keeping Saddam’s oil off of the market … so as to keep oil prices high …
Big Oil could not allow Iraq’s oil fields to be privatised and taken from state control. That would make it impossible to keep Iraq within OPEC (an avowed goal of the neo-cons) as the state could no longer limit production in accordance with the cartel’s quota system. The US oil industry was using its full political mojo to prevent their being handed ownership of Iraq’s oil fields.
That’s right: The oil companies didn’t want to own the oil fields – and they sure as hell didn’t want the oil. Just the opposite. They wanted to make sure there would be a limit on the amount of oil that would come out of Iraq.
Saddam wasn’t trying to stop the flow of oil – he was trying to sell more. The price of oil had been boosted 300 percent by sanctions and an embargo cutting Iraq’s sales to two million barrels a day from four. With Saddam gone, the only way to keep the damn oil in the ground was to leave it locked up inside the busted state oil company which would remain under OPEC (i.e. Saudi) quotas. …
Some oil could be released, mainly to China, through limited, but lucrative, “production sharing agreements”.
And that’s how George Bush won the war in Iraq. The invasion was not about “blood for oil”, but something far more sinister: blood for no oil. War to keep supply tight and send prices skyward.
Oil men, whether James Baker or George Bush or Dick Cheney, are not in the business of producing oil. They are in the business of producing profits.
And they’ve succeeded. Iraq, capable of producing six to 12 million barrels of oil a day, still exports well under its old OPEC quota of three million barrels.
The result: As we mark the tenth anniversary of the invasion this month, we also mark the fifth year of crude at $100 a barrel. …
IMF paper suggests U.S. should adopt $1.33-a-gallon gas tax
Hopefully it’s clear that the global financial interests which control both the IMF and the oil companies are using environmentalism as a smokescreen for their real agenda: depopulation and control. There could hardly be a more strategic or profitable chokepoint for life-sustaining economic activity than to restrict access to oil. And these are after all the same interests which are pushing GMO’s, war, fraudulent debt and slave labor conditions on countries around the world. A pretty toxic cocktail from an environmental perspective. The reality is that carbon taxes are extremely difficult to honestly account for (who is policing it? a global enviro-enforcement army answerable to the corporate-controlled UN bureaucracy? how many trees of what kind planted where are worth $100 of carbon sequestration? Does the question even make sense??) but they have already been used to evict poor farmers in africa and south america from their land so that export-oriented monoculture farms can be planted. The whole thing is a scam. And still the average global temperature hasn’t risen with the CO2 since 1998. These policies are democidal.
For more than a decade, Iran has been doggedly accused without evidence of developing nuclear weapons. The Islamic Republic is relentlessly portrayed by the Western media as a threat to the security of Israel and of the Western World.
In a bitter irony, the assessment of America’s Intelligence Community concerning Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons capabilities refutes the barrage of media disinformation as well as the bellicose statements emanating from the White House. The 2007 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE): “judges with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program.” (2007 National Intelligence Estimate Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities; November 2007, See also Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI))
“We assess with moderate confidence Tehran had not restarted its nuclear weapons program as of mid-2007, but we do not know whether it currently intends to develop nuclear weapons.
– We continue to assess with moderate-to-high confidence that Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapon.
– Tehran’s decision to halt its nuclear weapons program suggests it is less determined to develop nuclear weapons than we have been judging since 2005. Our assessment that the program probably was halted primarily in response to international pressure suggests Iran may be more vulnerable to influence on the issue than we judged previously.” (2007 National Intelligence Estimate Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities; November 2007)
In February 2011, The Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper – while presenting the 2011 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – intimated -with some hesitation – that the Islamic Republic was not seeking to develop nuclear weapons capabilities: “we do not know if Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons.”
The 2011 NIE largely confirms the findings undertaken by the US intelligence community in the 2007 NIE, which remains, according to The New York Times, “the consensus view of America’s 16 intelligence agencies.”
Post 9/11 pre-emptive nuclear war doctrine
First formulated in the Bush administration’s 2002 ‘Nuclear Posture Review’, the pre-emptive nuclear war doctrine -integrated into the Global War on Terrorism – started to take shape in the immediate wake of the war on Iraq. A pre-emptive‘defensive’ nuclear attack on Iran using tactical nuclear weapons was envisaged to annihilate the Islamic Republic’s non-existent nuclear weapons program. …
A false flag cyber attack such as Max Keiser is warning of would be a very convenient way to simultaneously implode the central bankers’ ponzi scheme and initiate war with Iran.
And why not? The so-called “peace movement” was happy to let them get away with 9/11. The powers that be gave us the ultimate opportunity for real change on a silver platter with that one, but the so-called leaders on the left sat sucking their thumbs. Obviously there is no honest peace movement in the USA, and because of that, we’re on the brink of WWIII.
Steve Quayle’s banking management source has released an alert stating that a false-flag financial cyber attack is close at hand [on] which the Western Central banks will blame the coming financial collapse.
For some time I have emphatically stated that there will be a bank hack or cyber attack as the global economy is pushed to the brink of collapse. From top level sources I can confirm to you what you are seeing is an emerging pattern of various beta-tests using Stuxnet like algorithms to affect the banking networks the world over. I can tell you though that the primary target is the US.
How can so many bank and ATM networks like NYCE, PULSE, PLUS, INTERAC, CIRRUS, BACNET, NOVUS all be affected? This is truly something of a very sophisticated nature. Something that is very large in scope and very ominous in action. Folks it is without a shadow of a doubt that these are all beta-tests. I have said it before this will be a financial false flag. The frequency of banking network failures has gotten to be very acute to the point that I am convinced that we are edging closer to the one major event that will set everything in motion.
The take down of the economy is close at hand and the major cyber attack will be on it’s way.
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Expropriating large depositors at troublesome banks is now international policy coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements, GoldMoney’s Alasdair Macleod writes today, and while distribution of one’s deposits to preserve coverage by government deposit insurance may provide some protection, in the end any wealth held in the international banking system is vulnerable.
“That the BIS feels it has been necessary to co-ordinate G20 nations into a common approach to bank rescues using uninsured non-monetary and financial institutions’ deposits is evidence that bank failures capable of threatening the global financial system are definitely an ongoing risk,” Macleod writes. “The central banks will have calculated that raiding this category of deposits is a matter of expediency, and any run on deposits out of vulnerable banks can be contained by central banks acting as lender of last resort. This is based on the simple fact that either deposits are moved around the system, or when they are drawn down in favor of something else, the money released remains in the banking system. However, raiding these deposits is only an interim solution, because the underlying assumption is that the financial condition of the whole banking system does not deteriorate further.” …
But of course the system is mathematically predestined for collapse and they know it. They just aren’t ready to allow it to happen yet. First China and Russia must be contained, and the people must be rendered utterly dependent on and at the mercy of the respective captive states. Both issues could be addressed by the appropriate false flag event, pulling the rug out from the global economy and setting the stage for WWIII.
“We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” — David Rockefeller, Statement to the United Nations Business Council, 1994
The powers of financial capitalism had [a] far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. — Caroll Quigley in “Tragedy and Hope”
In the business of vanity almost anything goes. Creams, lotions, and cosmetics are reported to be made out many things that most people would be repulsed by. Fish scales in lipsticks, cow placenta in anti-aging products, crushed female cochineal insects in shampoo, and human foreskin in face cream.
Foreskin fibroblasts are used to grow and cultivate new cells that are then used for a variety of purposes. From the fibroblasts new skin for burn victims can be grown, skin to cover diabetic ulcers, and controversially it is also used to make cosmetic creams and collagens. One foreskin can be used for decades to grow $100,000 worth of fibroblasts.
Debate is growing over the ethics of using human foreskins for cosmetic purposes. One such cosmetic company, SkinMedica is raising a stir over their use of the growth hormone left over from growing artificial skin from foreskin fibroblasts. Dr. Fitzpatrick, who invented SkinMedica, works with a supplier that uses foreskin fibroblast to make injectable collagen. The foreskins that he receives the growth hormone for are used especially for cosmetics rather than for growing new skin for medical patients.
SkinMedica, which sells for over $100 for a 63-oz. bottle, was made famous by Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters. Winfrey in fact has promoted SkinMedica several times on her show and website. Discussions about the ethics of using human foreskins for vanity have been circulating on the web but there has not been a response from Winfrey on this debate. …
How appropriate that in this modern age of corporate “philanthropy” and mass human psychopathy, the male physiological conduit for ecstatic emotional connection finds a new after-life as a zombie in the economic processes of the state, servicing the female emotional needs engendered by its absence in the male. How orwellian can you get?
The war on empathy, love and family: http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2014/02/the-war-on-empathy-love-and-family/
Just keep taking your soma, watch the shadow play and everything will be ok. The permanent goverment, which has destroyed the economy and left us with virtually no industrial infrastructure, which is overseeing the drugging and poisoning and mal-education and imprisonment of the children, arranged for the collapse of social security just as the baby boomer demographic is reaching retirement, and which is hard at work on starting WWIII will protect you from the big bad terrorists.
The government is acting out the interests of the modern aristocracy, the debt oligarchs whose debt-money ponzi scheme caused the revolutionary war and requires constant demolition and reconstruction as the debt level reaches saturation. There ARE definitely people who are massively profiting from this catastrophe, and it’s quite evident that they are in control of it. And the solution is so blindingly obvious in retrospect it’s embarrassing to have to talk about it. Money DOES grow on trees. It’s nothing but a catalyst for economic activity. It’s a utility, it ought to be a government service under democratic control. It ought to represent value, not debt. The current system actually requires constant war and mass death and environmental destruction. See http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2017/03/censored-ben-franklin-on-the-real-cause-of-the-american-revolution/
The emperor has no clothes, people. And up till now, he had no meaningful opposition either. But that’s changing. The gangsters are getting scared because if they lose any ground at all they’re likely to lose everything and wind up in jail or worse. Their facade of respectability will collapse and they will be seen in their grotesque nakedness, an embarrassing throwback from medieval times.
No wonder these people are satanists, it’s the only philosophy that rationalizes their lifestyle.