Saturday, September 20, 2014

Beemageddon: Syngenta Wants Increase in Pesticide Levels

Chris Carrington
Activist Post

Syngenta is asking federal regulators to increase the allowable levels of some pesticides, even though experts have linked the chemicals to massive bee die offs.

The company wants the Environmental Protection Agency to pass an increase of 4.9 parts per million of thiamethoxan. The current allowable level is 0.1ppm, Syngenta wants it increased to 5.0ppm. You can read the details on the regulations.gov website which published the request on September 5th. The request itself was filed on August 22nd.

Tiffany Stacker of E&E reports:

Firestorm Over Professor Steven Salaita's Sacking for Criticizing Israel

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Criticizing Israel publicly entails huge risks. Becoming persona non grata in politics, the media, business and academia may follow. It's a career ender for most who try.

At most, short-term protests follow. They're usually or entirely local. Salaita's University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign (ULUC) sacking elevated public anger to a new level.

Thousands of scholars, students, colleagues, friends, Israeli critics and others rallied to his defense. They're steadfast. They continue.

They want Salaita reinstated. They want him given full pay and benefits. They want damages paid for all he endured. He deserves it and much more.

Salaita broke weeks of silence. On September 9, he went public for the first time.

He defended his noteworthy academic/scholarly bona fides. He did so eloquently and effectively. He criticized UIUC's academic lynching.

A Plan to Convert the US Dollar to Gold as Money

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David Redick 
Activist Post

Why Gold?

All forms of money serve as a ‘medium of exchange’, and ‘unit of account’ and ‘store of value’, which is convenient and flexible compared to barter. Key Point: Note that when a valuable commodity (such as gold) is used as money (‘monetization of gold’), the money is worth as much as the goods or services in the transaction. It is not just a ‘symbol’ or ‘measuring device’. This is also true of barter, but with gold’s high value per weight and volume, etc., using gold is more convenient, and thus helps improve commerce.

Two more benefits of using commodity money are to; 1. Limit excessive expansion of the money supply (inflation; loss of value) by the government, and 2. Provide a market-based, and stable, store and measure of value, with coins and paper notes produced by private mints (including banks). Mints would not require a license, and there would be no legal tender laws, since that would put the government in control. The only government function would be inspections (which could also be done by a private org) to verify that the mints indeed have the gold reserves they claim to have for redeeming paper notes. The commodity used as money could be (and has been) wheat, iron, diamonds, notched sticks, or pearls, but the market (users of money) usually chooses gold because it works best.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Evidence the Scottish Independence Vote Was Rigged? Balderdash!

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Voting for independence? From inside the corrupt system you want independence from? What could possibly go wrong?



It isn’t as if leading up to this the Queen didn’t get all freaked out (the official term is “bajiggity”), Cameron didn’t make ridiculous teary-eyed speeches about how he would be heartbroken if they left and begging the Scots to stay, the banks and IMF didn’t panic or threaten Scotland repeatedly, neocon think tanks didn’t preposterously claim a Yes vote would cause Putin to annex Eastern Ukraine, the media didn’t continually tell the Scottish people over and over that the No vote was leading the whole time before even going into it, and the whole idea of Scotland’s independence definitely wasn’t painted as a cheap socialist movement or anything…and all just to gloss over the real threat to the bankers and elites, which might be that Scotland would’ve been able to keep 90% of the revenues from its huge oil reserves had it voted itself independent (if such a thing is even truly possible in the oligarchical world order we currently find ourselves living under).

Nah. It was nothing like all that. God save the queen! Long live the NWO! Let the Hunger Games begin! And may the odds be ever in your favor…

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UN climate change: 1000 scientists say no

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Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Read it.

It’s a shocking 321-page report assembled by The Climate Depot:

“More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims.”

It names names. It lists reasons for the dissent.

Reality is engineered consensus. But when that doesn’t work, “experts” just assert there is a consensus when there isn’t.

“What the hell, let’s just say that ‘everybody agrees’ manmade warming is destroying Earth and we have ten minutes to solve it, and let’s get our friends in the press to shut out the naysayers. You know, media blackout.”

Science is supposed to be about evidence and proof, not consensus. But that idea is now laughed out of court. Science is about PR and who sits on the important thrones.

Congress Votes To Fight ISIS By Funding ISIS To Fight Assad

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Brandon Turbeville 
Activist Post

On September 17, 2014, the United States House of Representatives voted to approve the White House plan to arm and train the alleged “moderate” Syrian rebels. The vote was 273-156 in favor of the $500 million plan. Of course, the bill in question was actually an amendment that was cynically attached to a bill designed to continue funding for the federal government in the short-term, ensuring maximum support from members of the House.

Then, on Thursday September 19, the U.S. Senate followed suit by approving the plan as well. The support for the plan in the Senate was, as expected, bipartisan with members such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John McCain, John Boehner, and Lindsey Graham voting “Yes” on the bill.

The Obama administration reiterated that it was neither asking for permission nor for a new authorization to use military force. The White House asserts that it has all the authority it needs to achieve its goals under the authorizations to use military force that were approved after the 9/11 attacks and in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Essentially, as Obama stated in his address to the American people on September 10, the consultation of Congress was a mere formality. The plan to aid the “moderate rebels” fighting against Assad and engage in airstrikes against the secular government was going ahead regardless of the decision by Congress.

U.S. to Bomb ISIS in Syria, but Censor ISIS Threat Just Across Mexican Border?

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
Activist Post

This is the security theater people are continuing to trade their liberty for here in America.

While Obama is busy finalizing plans to airstrike Syria, and the House of Reps just passed a resolution to arm, fund and train “appropriately vetted” Syrian rebels, in the meantime high level law enforcement have been given a censored alert bulletin that ISIS is operating a terrorist cell out of Juárez, just across the unsecured U.S.-Mexico border from El Paso, Texas and that potential terrorist attacks involving car bombs and other explosive devices are imminent.

Judicial Watch first reported on the terror alert back on August 29, then updated on August 31 when Ft. Bliss ramped up their security based on the alert.

The Dow And S&P 500 Soar To Irrational Heights – Meanwhile Ultra-Wealthy Rush To Buy Gold

Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Did you know that the number of gold bars being purchased by ultra-wealthy individuals has increased by 243 percent so far this year? If stocks are just going to keep soaring, why are they doing this?

On Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 both closed at record highs once again. It is a party that never seems to end, and there are a lot of really happy people on Wall Street these days. But those who are discerning realize that we witnessed the exact same kind of bubble behavior during the dotcom boom and during the run up to the last financial crash in 2007.

The irrational exuberance that we are witnessing right now cannot go on forever. And the bigger that this bubble gets, the more painful that it is going to be when it finally bursts. Those who get out at the peaks of the market are the ones that usually end up making lots of money. Those that ride stocks all the way up and all the way down are the ones that usually end up getting totally wiped out.

To get an idea of how irrational the markets have become, all one has to do is to look at Twitter.

Dutch MH17 Investigation Omits US “Intel”

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The absence of America’s so-called “intelligence” regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over Ukraine in a 34-page Dutch Safety Board preliminary report raises serious questions about the credibility and legitimacy of both America’s political agenda, and all agencies, organizations, and political parties currently behind it.

The report titled, "Preliminary Report: Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17" (.pdf), cites a wide variety of evidence in its attempt to determine the cause of flight MH17's crash and to prevent similar accidents or incidents from occurring again in the future. Among this evidence includes the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), the flight data recorder (FDR), analysis of recorded air traffic control (ATC) surveillance data and radio communication, analysis of the meteorological circumstances, forensic examination of the wreckage (if recovered and possible foreign objects if found), results of the pathological investigation, and analysis of the in-flight break up sequence.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Popular "Solution" to Gun Violence in America

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Sen. Rand Paul Argues on Senate Floor Against U.S. Arming Syrian Rebels

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Paul says "Here's the great irony of this...we could use the 2001 Authorization of Force that they predicate this vote on...to attack the same people we're giving the weapons to. Think about the insanity of this!"



NSA Recruiter Confronted at University of New Mexico

Andy Beale

What happens when an NSA college recruiter gets confronted on the legality of the agency's data collection on Americans? Hint: They attack and then retreat.



Everything You Need to Know About the CIA Torture Report in Under 4 Minutes

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If someone tries to hide something from you for ten years, it's probably pretty embarrassing or shameful. Over the past ten years, the CIA has misled Congress about their post-9/11 torture program, withheld evidence and tried to cover up the facts. In the next few weeks, a new bipartisan Senate report is expected to reveal the truth about the CIA's torture programs. Here's why you want to know what's in the Torture Report:


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Breaking Bread: Student Punished for Sharing Lunch

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Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Lunch police: No sharing allowed!

Here we have a school that has a policy, not with safety in mind - only as an afterthought - but one that hinges on strict adherence to said policy. Two students were given two different school-prepared lunches. One of the lunches was obviously inadequate, so the classmate gave of his own plate - and was met with detention.

The problem this writer has with it is the use of zero tolerance force in the lunch room of all places. And when trauma and guilt are inflicted on a student who would otherwise be praised for having a mature character - by acting on the very collectivist principles heavily taught in school - why, this is just too hard to swallow....

U.N. Agenda 21 Testing Ground: Malaysia's 10 Ideas For Sustainable Development

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Kevin Samson
Activist Post

The full implementation of Agenda 21 is nearing completion as the global Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are set on a 2015 timeline. There are already many hints available at the wide-scale transformation set to take place, as multiple locations in the United States continue doing battle with the arrival of sweeping bureaucratic code enforcement.

Agenda 21 is a U.N.-directed action plan that has so many tentacles, it is often difficult to see this creature in its entirety. Essentially, using the threat of climate change and overpopulation as core global concerns, a mountain of new regulations forcing local communities to adopt global directives will usher in global governance literally from the ground up.

The term Sustainable Development was first introduced to the world in the pages of a 1987 report (Our Common Future (300 page .pdf)) produced by the United Nations World Commission on Environmental and Development, authored by Gro Harlem Brundtland, VP of the World Socialist Party. The term was first offered as official UN policy in 1992, in a document called UN Sustainable Development Agenda 21 (351 page .pdf)), issued at the UN’s Earth Summit, today referred to simply as Agenda 21. (Source)

And here is a quote straight from the (Trojan) horse's mouth illustrating why we cannot ignore any aspect of Agenda 21 that rears its head ... even in parts of the world we feel disconnected from:
Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on Earth … it calls for specific changes in the activities of all people … Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced… ” Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993).
A firm outline has now been set for Malaysia by its local chapter of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The press release below offers a strong indication of where the rest of the world is likely to end up unless we continue our pushback against this paramount threat to free humanity.

CDC whistleblower: “I’ve stopped lying.”

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Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Explosive…explosive…explosive…

What more could anyone want in the way of evidence for an ongoing crime?

There is a video posted at the autism media channel/YouTube, and at Age of Autism: “William Thompson’s call to Congress.”

It is a recording of a telephone call between CDC whistleblower Thompson and Brian Hooker, PhD. No date is given.

What the CDC Won’t Tell You About SV40, Polio Vaccines and Cancer

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
Activist Post

Our updated SV40 report (see earlier report here), as featured in EP03 of Truthstream News: All About Those Vaccines… This still blows us away. No one has ever been held accountable. Nothing has ever been done.

“The chief, if not the sole, cause of the monstrous increase in cancer has been vaccination” – Dr. Robert Bell, fmr VP International Society for Cancer Research at the British Cancer Hospital (Truthstream Media.com)

The public was kept in the dark for decades about tens of millions of polio vaccines laced with SV40, and its implications for the widespread epidemic of cancer.

From Hiroshima to Fukushima

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Regular readers of Activist Post are likely familiar with the work of Richard Wilcox, PhD. His on-the-ground reports and intensive research into the Fukushima disaster have been instrumental in raising essential questions about the history of nuclear power. In fact, he asserts that the Fukushima explosions and the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings are intimately connected events.

Dr. Wilcox and a team of editors are helping to present a comprehensive exploration of this nuclear will to power that holds little regard for life itself. They recently have published a definitive and riveting book: Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization? If there is one sober assessment of what this unparalleled event means to humanity, this scholarly yet practical review is it.

In this eye-opening exposé you will discover diverse dispossession effects including:
  • Market distortions
  • Radiation damage to personal property
  • Wrecked livelihoods 
  • Trangenerational mutations potentially threatening health and happiness
  • Corrupt influences of the nuclear industry
You will learn from leading experts who discuss the path to denuclearization through the pursuit of alternative technologies, as well as the range of potential health and economic threats yet to unfold.

Contributors include:
  • Richard Wilcox
  • Andrew McKillop
  • Christopher Busby 
  • Majia Nadesan
  • Antony Boys
  • Harvey Wasserman
  • Paul Langley
  • Adam Broinowski 
  • Christian Lystbaek
  • The Fukushima Five
All proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to The Fukushima Collective Evaluation Trial Team, a team of lawyers who are fighting in the courts in northern Japan to have children in Koriyama City, quite badly contaminated with radiation after the March 11, 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, evacuated to safe areas at government expense.

This is an opportunity for readers to gain essential knowledge, while contributing to the recovery process from what could prove to be one of humanity's greatest challenges. 


NOTE: The last chapter of this extraordinary and eye-opening book provides only a glimpse into what are perhaps the most important messages that Fukushima has to deliver to humankind. The editors have graciously made this available for free - including graphics and video.
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City of London vs. Scottish Independence

James Hall
Activist Post

Scotland has a long and noteworthy history of banking. Money, savings and investing is entrenched in the culture and society. Edinburgh is the fourth largest financial center in Europe (after London, Frankfurt and Paris).

Much of this reputation has arisen from its history of innovation over the last three hundred years. The Bank of Scotland, established in 1695, one year after the Bank of England by an Act of the Scottish Parliament, illustrates the prevailing attitude to the creation of money in that era. A list of banking innovations is a useful background of Scottish banking activities.

Nowhere To Hide As Minority Report-Style Facial Recognition Technology Spreads Across America

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Michael Snyder
Activist Post

What is our society going to look like when our faces are being tracked literally everywhere that we go?  As part of the FBI's new Next Generation Identification System, a facial recognition database known as the Interstate Photo System will have collected 52 million of our faces by the end of 2015.  But that is only a small part of the story.  According to Edward Snowden, the NSA has been using advanced facial recognition technology for years.

In addition, as you will see below, advertising companies are starting to use Minority Report-style face scanners in their billboards and many large corporations see facial recognition technology as a tool that they can use to serve their customers better.  Someday soon it may become virtually impossible to go out in public in a major U.S. city without having your face recorded.  Is that the kind of society that we want?

Terronoia Theater Presents: Staged ISIS Attacks

Provoking war abroad raises specter of staged attacks at home.

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The FBI has foiled yet another entirely fabricated terror threat of its own creation, with missing mechanisms in two firearms provided to a potential terrorist being the only thing that prevented this latest case of entrapment from going "live."

A Rochester man, Mufid A. Elfgeeh, is accused by the FBI of attempting to provide material support to ISIS (undercover FBI agents), attempting to kill US soldiers, and possession of firearms and silencers (provided to him by the FBI). The FBI's own official press release stated (emphasis added):

House Passes Bill To Arm Syrian Rebels Despite Evidence of ISIS Ties

Paul Lawrance
Activist Post

In a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill which approved of President Barrack Obama’s $500 million plan to arm and train Syrian rebel forces.

The bill is expected to pass the Senate when it arrives there on Thursday to solidify the President's goal of dismantling the ISIS “threat.”

It must be assumed that Congress has their heads so far in the sand that they missed the extensive reporting that has documented the ties between ISIS and the so called “moderate” rebel forces that the Obama administration is so hell bent on arming.