Simultaneous Global Printing Is Failing Miserably

“Mainstream Keynesian economists argue that the failure of the European austerity measures to pull Europe out of the doldrums proves that more stimulus is needed, and that austerity is poison at this stage.

Indeed, most mainstream economists pretend that debt doesn’t exist … or believe that debt for its own sake is good and necessary.  But Martin Weiss noted last month:

“Four of the world’s largest central banks have gone absolutely berserk, running the money printing presses like never before in history:”

Check out the graphs above.  We’re in uncharted territory.  This is going to end badly.

The New Heresy: Questioning False History

“Jose Rodriguez, one of the CIA’s inquisitors, defended torture and the Agency’s destruction of evidence on CBS’s 60 minutes on Sunday, April 29.

“As the former Deputy Director for Operations, Rodriguez committed many war crimes, torture being among them. He is a 21st century version of a Spanish inquisitor. His job is to protect National Security orthodoxies, smear victims with false charges, and sell the lie to the American people that the War on Terrorism is a noble struggle which the CIA must fight with an iron will.

“According to CIA inquisitors and their defenders in the press, no questions about CIA policies should be raised because the CIA is holy and pure, while its detractors are just a bunch of conspiracy theorists, left-wing radicals, and Islamofascists.

“As we can see, there are many similarities between the modern charges of terrorism and conspiracy theory made by intelligence agencies and the medieval charges of blasphemy and heresy made by religious authorities. The Catholic Church promised its flock salvation; the National Security State promises its flock security. Neither salvation or security can be delivered by political and religious authorities, but that fact hasn’t stopped religion and government from going out of business yet. …”

How assisting seniors can help every homeowner in the World cut all their debts in half

“Millions of homeowners from around the World face the threat of bank foreclosure and bankruptcy.  Bankers are intentionally raising mortgage interest rates and the cost of living associated with mortgages in order to seize real property assets through debt default.  Bankers are the root cause of debt creation, bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure.  Through interest bearing debt they are intentionally forcing millions to lower their standard of living in order to meet the interest payment for their biggest investment of their lives – their home.  Well, there is a way to beat the bank.  There is a way to cut your mortgage payments in half or pay off your mortgage in half the time.  There is a way to cut the cost of heating,  phone service, cable service, satellite service, electrical consumption, home maintenance and repairs, property tax, health care costs and food in half.  There is a way to pay for all your debts without getting another job, without refinancing your debts and without seeking government assistance.  There is a way to do all this and more and it is all perfectly legal.  The simple solution is Private Assisted Living for seniors.

“Seniors today are the baby boomers and they represent 28% of the U.S. population.  The oldest baby boomers turned 60 in 2006, and when the trend peaks in 2030, the number of people over age 65 will soar to 71.5 million — one in every five Americans.  Seniors today are in dire need of assisted living services.  But seniors can’t afford the extreme high cost of government assisted living.  From the moment they retire, seniors are the most neglected and abused by the financial, medical, and government system.   Government is the biggest abuser of seniors, followed by medical practitioners, drug companies, insurance companies and for profit senior health care businesses.  Governments around the World are always coming up with new schemes to take everything a senior citizen has.  Government are the ones who are scheming to rob seniors of their life savings, of their pensions and of their debt free property.  They, government, are the ones who regulate, license and control all of the forms of senior financial, medical and drug abuse schemes by medical practitioners, drug companies, insurance companies and for-profit senior neglect and abusive care homes.

“So how can assisting seniors help every homeowner in the World cut their debts in half, stop the systematic system of abuse by government, beat the debt causing banks and prevent bank foreclosure on your home?  If you are a single, separated, divorced, widowed, semi-retired, retired, self-employed or recently unemployed homeowner and you have a spare bedroom all you need to do is take in a senior and provide Private Assisted Living and Shelter (PALS) for the seniors and yourself.   If you are a senior and you own a home you can offer one of your spare bedrooms to a single, separated, divorced, widowed, semi-retired, retired, self-employed or recently unemployed women and receive Private Assisted Living Services (PALS) in exchange.  It is as simple as that.  It doesn’t and won’t cost you anything extra.  It does and will cost you a lot less to live. …”

Fraudulent Science: What’s Retracted, What Is Not

Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP)

“Critics who deplore the commercialization of medical research have raised concerns about scientific fraud and misconduct that are undermining the integrity of the medical-scientific literature, and the practice of “evidence-based medicine”— which relies on published journal reports. Recent analyses of retractions of published peer-reviewed journal reports provide supportive evidence for those critics.

Retractions from journals are not routine occurrences–journal editors are extremely reluctant to retract articles, a tacit acknowledgment of their own gate-keeping failure–and fear of reprisals from the sponsors of those retracted trial reports. Many journals don’t even have retraction policies, and the ones that do publish critical notices of retraction long after the original paper appeared—without providing explicit information as to why they are being retracted.

Judging by analyses showing that the number of retractions during the past ten years has skyrocketed, it is reasonable to conclude that the self-regulating peer review system suffers from serious underlying defects.

Indeed, the frequency of retractions prompted Ivan Oransky and Ivan Marcus to establish a blog (2010) called  “Retraction Watch.”  Another website that tracks the PubMed database—by Neil Saunders, an Australian scientist—found that since 1977, the number of retractions increased by a factor of 30, while publications increased fourfold.

An article in the Science section of The New York Times, “A Sharp Rise in Retractions Calls for Reform” (April 16, 2012) [1] highlighted the concerns raised by two science journal editors–Dr. Ferric Fang, editor in chief of Infection and Immunity Journal, and Dr. Arturo Casadevall, editor in chief of mBio, who are spearheading a call for reform after their search for retracted reports in 17 journals found 740 retractions between 2001 and 2009. [2]  The frequency of retraction varied among the journals: NEJM, Cell, Science and Nature had the highest number of retractions between 2001 and 2010.

Drs. Fang and Casadevall reached the conclusion that not only were retractions rising at an alarming rate, but that retractions were just a manifestation of a much more profound problem — “a symptom of a dysfunctional scientific climate.”  They presented their concerns before National Academies of Sciences committee on science, technology and the law in March. They describe some of the corrosive pressures that academic scientists face since the culture in academia was transformed into a competitive, secretive business environment where quantity is rewarded—not quality. “What people do is they count papers, and they look at the prestige of the journal in which the research is published, and they see how many grant dollars scientists have, and if they don’t have funding, they don’t get promoted…It’s not about the quality of the research. …”

‘Borrow money from your parents’: Romney tells students to take financial risks

Mitt Romney encouraged young Americans facing bleak job prospects to ‘take risks’ – and even borrow money from their parents – to help improve their economic fortunes.

“The presumptive Republican presidential nominee noted that the nation’s economy is recovering but blamed President Barack Obama for presiding over the ‘most anemic and tepid’ comeback since the Great Depression.   Continuing his recent focus on younger voters, Romney said Obama’s policies are making it harder for college graduates to be successful.” …

These people have absolutely no shame.   Of course both Romney and Obama know the remedies that would turn around this economy on a dime, and the scam underlying the monetary system, but there’s no way they’re going to raise these issues.   It’s not hard to see how statistically, telling students to borrow from their parents would tend to drive parents into debt while reducing institutional risk (parents would be more likely to pay their “debts” than students) and extracting the last bit of blood into the pedatory financial system.  This is the end game.

US Govt Stockpiling Food

“This morning I received a call from a very prominent person in the storable food industry.  He has asked me not to reveal his name.  I have been dealing with him for an extended period of time and I consider him to be a rock-solid source.  When I talked to him today, he had just received a huge order for storable food from a U.S. government source.  He told me that the dollar amount of the order was in the “five figures”.

“When he asked about why so much food was being ordered, the government source told him essentially that “you know what is coming”.  When pushed further, the government official did not elaborate.  It was unclear whether this was part of a larger food stockpiling program by the government.  Perhaps this order was just part of the normal preparations that government agencies make for potential emergencies.  Nobody could blame the government for storing up some emergency food.  That is something that we all should be doing.

“The truth is that the government is taking emergency preparedness very seriously these days.  For example, you can see video of a high-level NASA official urging NASA employees to develop preparedness plans for their own families right here.

“But what if this is a sign of something bigger?  Remember, this is not some rumor I just pulled off the Internet.  This is not something that someone got from “an aunt” somewhere.  I got this information over the telephone from the person who took the order.  I promised that I would not reveal any more specific details, so I won’t.  But this does seem to fit with a pattern that we are beginning to see emerge.” …

Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk

“Radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in 13 more American cities, and cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier, Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday.

“Milk samples from Phoenix and Los Angeles contained iodine-131 at levels roughly equal to the maximum contaminant level permitted by EPA in drinking water, the data shows. The Phoenix sample contained 3.2 picoCuries per liter of iodine-131. The Los Angeles sample contained 2.9. The EPA maximum contaminant level is 3.0, but this is a conservative standard designed to minimize exposure over a lifetime, so EPA does not consider these levels to pose a health threat. The FDA, not the EPA, regulates milk.” …

EFF Joins Two Coalition Letters Opposing CISPA

Continuing our campaign against the cyberspying bill better known as CISPA, EFF has signed on to two coalition letters urging legislators to drop their support for the Rogers cybersecurity bill (HR 3523). One coalition is focused on the disastrous privacy implications of the bill, while the other identifies major government accountability issues it would introduce.

The coalition behind the privacy letter represents dozens of groups, including the ACLU, the American Library Association, the American Policy Center, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and many others. In the letter, the groups explain how CISPA as written would be devastating to our privacy rights:

CISPA creates an exception to all privacy laws to permit companies to share our information with each other and with the government in the name of cybersecurity. … CISPA’s ‘information sharing’ regime allows the transfer of vast amounts of data, including sensitive information like internet use history or the content of emails, to any agency in the government including military and intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency or the Department of Defense Cyber Command. Once in government hands, this information can be used for any non-regulatory purpose so long as one significant purpose is for cybersecurity or to protect national security.

The second letter — sent by a coalition including, Mucrock, James Madison Project, the Sunlight Foundation, and many more — took aim at the ways in which CISPA would decrease government accountability.

[T]he bill unwisely and unnecessarily cuts off all public access to cyber threat information before the public and Congress have the chance to understand the types of information that are withheld under the bill. … Other information that may be shared could be critical for the public to ensure its safety. The public needs access to some information to be able to assess whether the government is adequately combating cybersecurity threats and, when necessary, hold officials accountable.