Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ECONOMICS - Let the Markets Clear! by Ron Paul

Let the Markets Clear!

French businessman and economist Jean-Baptiste Say is credited with identifying the fundamental economic principle that aggregate demand for goods in an economy will equal the aggregate supply of goods when markets are permitted to operate. Or in Say’s words, “products are paid for with products.”
English classical economist David Ricardo, among others, more fully developed this principle into what has become known as “Say’s Law.” Say’s Law, according to Ricardo, leads us to understand that market equilibrium for goods is constant. This simply means that markets, when left alone by government planners or other fraudulent actors, inexorably tend toward an “equilibrium price” which eventually balances supply and demand for any particular good. Thus markets will clear themselves of any surpluses or shortages in the form of excess supply and demand.
This important corollary of Say’s Law – that markets clear – is critical to understanding the moribund US housing market. In housing, perhaps more than any other good, we see the terrible consequences of government and central bank interference with market forces.
First, the Federal Reserve Bank relentlessly increased the money supply over the last few decades. Much of this newly created money and credit flowed from Fed member banks into the residential and commercial real estate markets, causing prices to rise dramatically prior to the housing bust of 2007.
At the same time, the Fed systematically suppressed interest rates for decades. This led to tremendous malinvestment both by homebuilders and individuals, and encouraged a seedy subprime mortgage industry to make nonviable loans that would not make economic sense under market interest rates.
Congressional meddling in the mortgage market also added tremendously to the problem. Inane legislation like The Community Reinvestment Act literally forced banks to make thousands of loans to bad credit risks. Similarly, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac put taxpayers on the hook for millions of mortgages that never would meet market underwriting criteria. And of course the real estate and homebuilder lobbies made sure mortgage interest debt (unlike most personal debt) remains tax-deductible.
The ultimate result of these interventions by our caring friends in Congress and the Fed has been the biggest housing bubble and crash in US history, leaving millions of Americans underwater on their mortgages if they have not already lost their houses altogether. Congress and the Fed are directly responsible for millions of shattered lives, and almost unknowable economic damage in the form of trillions of dollars in mortgage backed securities.
The only solution to this mess is to allow the US housing market to clear. All of the bad mortgage debt must be liquidated, whether via foreclosure or bankruptcy. Banks holding substantial mortgages or mortgage backed assets must face the music and adjust their balance sheets to reflect today’s reality. Undoubtedly this will force many banks into immediate insolvency, but such banks must be allowed to fail without receiving another nickel of taxpayer money. Banks took the risks and made money during the bubble years; those who exercised bad judgment must now accept the consequences of their actions.
Never in American history have we needed to adopt a policy of laissez faire more desperately; never has government seemed more determined to artificially prop up an industry. But only by allowing the housing market to clear can we hope to rebuild our shattered economy from a stable foundation. Clearly there will be pain in the short term, but we owe it to younger Americans and future generations to allow the reemergence of a rational housing market.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

HEALTH - Natural News announces life time boycott

 Natural News Announces Life Time boycott of Chemical Pesticide Companies opposing GMO labeling. 
 by Mike Adams, Editor, Natural News

(NaturalNews) What do Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Syngenta all have in common? They are all manufacturers of poison who are funneling millions of dollars into the campaign to try to defeat Proposition 37 in California (the GMO labeling bill). In doing this, these six pesticide companies have cemented their positions in history as being among the most evil corporations in human history.

Today, Natural News is announcing a lifetime boycott of all six companies. We are urging Natural News readers and all members of the human race who believe in a positive, healthful future to join in this lifetime boycott of these destructive companies:

• Stop buying ALL products made by Bayer (including their over-the-counter medicine products).

• Stop buying ALL products made by DuPont (including cookware and textiles).

• Stop buying ALL products made with Monsanto's genetically modified seeds. This includes virtually all conventional corn and soy products. This is true across all groceries, storable foods and snacks. If it contains corn and it's not USDA certified organic, it's almost certainly Monsanto's GMO.

• Stop buying ALL products made by BASF. BASF is also one of the companies that founded IG Farben, the criminal group in Germany that committed outrageous atrocities against humanity during the Nazi reign. BASF currently manufactures numerous pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, plastics and other toxins.

Empower yourself: Read labels, make decisions, deny evil corporations your business

To join in this lifetime boycott, you will have to make a real effort to avoid buying products produced by these companies, because their poisons are so insidious that they're hidden in everyday products. You'll find their chemicals in lawn care products, children's medicines, new clothing, cookware, cosmetics, body care and all sorts of home care products.

Like nearly all large globalist corporations, DuPont has a dark and hidden history that you'll only fully appreciate if you purchase and read the book, Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain. This book is out of print and very difficult to find, by the way.

LEGAL - Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman out of Jail

Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling

10-27-2012  •  www.reason.com 

Last week, Ed Forchion, a.k.a. the NJ Weedman, was found not guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after being caught by cops in New Jersey with a pound of marijuana in his car. Formerly a perennial third party candidate in the state, the Weedman took his activism in support of legalizing marijuana to California, where he opened a medical marijuana dispensary. He was caught in New Jersey while visiting and wanted to use the trial to test New Jersey’s recent medical marijuana law, which requires registration and purchase from one of six dispensaries in the state.  A pound of marijuana, because it is a lot of weed, automatically yields a possession with intent charge. The jury found him not guilty. His California dispensary, meanwhile, had been raided in December by the DEA and, relentless, Forchion opened another one.  The feds, though, have kept their eye on the Weedman. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s  Monica Yant Kinney explains his victory was short-lived:
"Two hours," Forchion gripes. "Two hours after I won, I got a call from the DEA in L.A. They had a 'Google Alert' on me. Sore losers."

…No federal charges were ever filed against Forchion, but the DEA still has his belongings. The phone call last Thursday was an invitation of sorts for him to stop by and pick up (some of) his stuff.

A day later, as Forchion remained in New Jersey, another DEA agent visited his new dispensary - the "United States Collective" conveniently located near the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

"I'll advise you to close by the end of business today," the agent reportedly said, "or we're going to launch another investigation and you'll be involved."

…I called the DEA Press Office in L.A. seeking comment, but Special Agent Sarah Pullen couldn't say anything about what she dubbed an "ongoing investigation."

"If Mr. Forchion wants to provide information, that is his choice."
Choice is one of Forchion's favorite words.

He chose to seek out an investor to open a second dispensary knowing the feds would come knocking and he could again lose everything.

He chose to put New Jersey's criminal statute up against the state's medical-marijuana law, to force jurors to question why a drug he can use legally in California to ease agony should cause him even more pain in the Garden State.

"You know," Forchion reminds, "I could still get 18 months in prison for being convicted of possession.

"I never denied that weed was mine. I admitted it."
You can’t vote for the NJ Weedman for president this year, but there are at least a couple of candidates on the ballot that have admitted to drug use, Barack Obama, who’s spent four years as president vigorously prosecuting the war on drugs, and another, Gary Johnson, who wants to end the war on, and legalize, drugs.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

From The Atlantic

Think the Florida Recount Was Bad? Just Wait Until November 6

By Andrew Cohen
Oct 22 2012, 2:17 PM ET
While the nation fixates on stamping out non-existent voter fraud with photo-ID requirements, the perils of electronic voting go unchallenged.
Electronic voting in Chicago in 2008 (John Gress/Reuters)
The movie Unstoppable is playing this week on HBO, and it's hard not to watch even just the trailers for the action-adventure film without seeing parallels to the coming election. Folks, we are just a little more than two weeks away from Election Day, and we may well be the runaway train, barreling straight toward an election-night, voting-rights crash-and-burn which easily could be worse and more damaging to the nation than Bush v. Gore. Not only is there no Denzel Washington to save us, not only is there no guarantee of a happy Hollywood ending, but none of the so-called adults running the country even seems willing to publicly acknowledge the danger.
You think the hanging chads in Florida were bad in 2000? You think the patch of procedures, appeals, and standards of review was crazy? At least a human being was looking at those ballots. At least some of the rest of us were able to look at that human being looking at those ballots. At least there were ballots to be seen. In 2012, on the other hand, loose technology, lax industry oversight, political indifference, and partisan bigotry mean there is the potential for mischief -- and by that I mean democracy-crushing voter fraud -- on a scale that would make the high drama and low comedy of November 2000 seem mundane.
How about thousands upon thousands of votes instantly disappearing from the electronic count of one candidate, or being added to the count of another, with no paper trail left behind? How about electronic voting machines whose programs can be breached and hacked -- patched for fraud, is the new term -- from thousands of miles away? How about new voting technology controlled largely by corporations with strong partisan ties? Not only can it all happen in two weeks, there is a viable case to be made that it's already happened -- in both the decade before and the decade since Bush v. Gore.
And of course the great irony of it all, one of the most under-reported stories of this campaign, is that the politicians and activists who have tried so hard this election cycle to make it harder for poor, ill, and elderly voters to vote are some of the ones most closely aligned with the operatives who can, with a click, determine the outcome of the coming election. Instead of securing accurate voting rights for all, they want to deprive voting rights for some. This is the important message Victoria Collier sends us courtesy of a trenchant piece (not currently online) in the November issue of Harper's *, titled "How To Rig An Election." Collier writes:
Old-school ballot-box fraud at its most egregious was localized and limited in scope. But new electronic voting systems allow insiders to rig elections on a statewide or even national scale. And whereas once you could catch the guilty parties in the act, and even dredge the ballot boxes out of bayou, the virtual vote count can be manipulated in total secrecy. By means of proprietary, corporate-owned software, just one programming could steal hundreds, thousands, potentially even millions of votes with the stroke of a key. It's the electoral equivalent of a drone strike.
Collier's piece is timely and jaw-dropping because of the context it offers for this cycle's voting-rights fights. It suggests persuasively that the Florida recount, and the federal legislation it spawned, have made our elections less reliable and thus more susceptible to partisan disenfranchisement than we ever could have imagined watching those hapless bureaucrats count those chads. We took a bad situation, in other words, and made it much worse. If the coming election is as close as everyone seems to think it is, there is no reason to believe with any confidence that honest officials could prevent someone from stealing it outright.
The Ancient Past
For many of us long of voting age, we'll never forget the 2000 election -- and never be able to shake its impact on our enduring perceptions of law, politics, and the intersection of the two. But if you are voting this year for the first time as a teenager -- and I certainly hope you are -- it means that you were in kindergarten or first grade when the U.S. Supreme Court gave the presidential election to George W. Bush by precluding Florida officials from recounting ballots. It means that you were six or seven years old during the Florida recount and likely had no earthly idea what was happening. 

GREEDWAR - And Your Point is?

From:  Lewrockwell.com

And Your Point Is?

From a biblical perspective, the worst thing about Christian apologists for war, the military, and the warfare state is not their willful ignorance of U.S. foreign policy, their blind nationalism, their childish devotion to the military, their cheerleading for the Republican Party, their acceptance of the national-security state, or their support for perpetual war, but their misuse of Scripture.
What follows are examples of some of the Old Testament Scripture verses often quoted or referred to before or after some Christian warmonger seeks to defend U.S. wars, the U.S. empire, or the U.S. military as a divine institution.
Abraham, "the friend of God" (James 2:23)," "armed his trained servants" to rescue his nephew Lot (Genesis 14:14).
The LORD brought the Jews "out of the land of Egypt by their armies" (Exodus 12:2).
"The LORD is a man of war" (Exodus 15:3).
The LORD told the children of Israel that he would "destroy all the people to whom" they came, and make their enemies "turn their backs" unto them (Exodus 23:27).
The LORD commanded the children of Israel to "destroy" the altars of the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, "to break their images, and cut down their groves" (Exodus 34:11-13).
After "Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities," "the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities" (Numbers 21:2-3).
Moses told the children of Israel to arm themselves "unto the war" and war against the Midianites. So Israel slew all the males and "took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods." Then they "burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire." And "took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts." But "Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle" because they "saved all the women alive," which had caused the children of Israel to "commit trespass against the LORD." So Moses commanded Israel to "kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him" and to "keep alive" for themselves "all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him" (Numbers 31:1-18).
When the children of Israel went out to battle, they were accompanied by priests (Deuteronomy 20:2).
Joshua and "about forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho" (Joshua 4:13). The Jews blockaded the city and "utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword" (Joshua 6:21).
Joshua "utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai" and burnt the city, with Israel taking "the cattle and the spoil" for themselves "according to the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua" (Joshua 8:26-28).
The LORD sent Gideon to save Israel from the Midianites by smiting them (Judges 6:13-16).
The LORD commanded Saul to "smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass" (1 Samuel 15:3).
King David, a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), was "a man of war" (1 Samuel 16:18) who had slain "his ten thousands" (1 Samuel 18:7), and said: "Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hand to war and my fingers to fight" (Psalm 144:1).
The LORD commanded David to go and fight against the Philistines and he would deliver them into his hand. David then smote the Philistines with "a great slaughter," thereby saving the inhabitants of Keilah (1 Samuel 23:4-5).
David smote the Amalekites "from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled" (1 Samuel 30:17).
David warred against the Philistines, Moab, Zobah, Syria, and Edom (2 Samuel 8:1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 13, 14), and "the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went" (2 Samuel 8:14).
Israelites from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh, "men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war," made war with the Hagarites. Many of the enemy were slain "because the war was of God" (1 Chronicles 5:18-23).
When the Jews rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem, half of the people worked and "the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons" (Nehemiah 4:16-18, 21).
My reply to all of the above is simply this: And your point is? 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DEPTHS - America's New Safety Net: Prison

FROM: Mark Crispin Miller

by Barry Scott Sussman

2012-10-24 11:06:25
The U.S. prides itself as being “number one” in a general, meaningless sense, but routinely ranks towards the bottom of developed nations in social services provided.  Indeed, the U.S. currently ranks 34th in infant mortality, 12th among developed nations in college graduation, 37th in access to health care, and 28th in life expectancy.  As a result of these and other glaring deficiencies, Americans with nowhere else to turn are in growing numbers opting for prison.  Incarceration is the one category in which America is without question the undisputed world leader in both number and percentage of people imprisoned.  Dwight Eisenhower once quipped, “If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison.  They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads.”  Today many Americans are making prison a choice not because of a desire for security, but rather in a desperate search for the basic amenities cited by Eisenhower. 

President Dwight Eisenhower half-jokingly cited prison as a potential source of security, but could never have imagined that it would become a viable option for those in need

This past May, Lance Brown of Columbus, Georgia was out of options.  Hungry, homeless and facing another night on the street, he took matters into his own hands by hurling a brick through a glass door at a Columbus courthouse in a deliberate effort to be arrested.  Brown had previously served time in prison and was still on probation for a prior offense.  Before deciding to throw the brick, he asked his probation what he could do to be arrested again.  The probation officer gave Brown the number for an assistance program, but no immediate help was forthcoming.  Having no immediate alternative, Brown opted to be taken into custody.  Upon his arrest, Brown said he was hungry and thought that if he threw the brick through a glass door, it would cause him to spend a few hours where he might be offered “a sandwich and drink.” 

Lance Brown’s only available option for food was a trip to prison    

Brown, however, may have gotten more than he bargained for.  U.S. Attorney Michael Moore claimed to have little choice other than to charge Brown with malicious mischief against government property.  “The unfortunate circumstances in which Mr. Brown found himself cannot be justification for destroying property of the United States,” Moore said.  Moore, conscious of how the charges were playing in the media, was quick to add, “And while I am personally saddened by Mr. Brown’s plight, I regret that he chose to violate the law instead of taking help form those who offered it.” 

U.S. Attorney Michael Moore is happy to pad his resume with slam-dunk convictions of the hungry and homeless

Despite Moore’s aforementioned false dichotomy and professed concern for the broken glass door, he certainly possessed the discretionary power to forego Mr. Brown’s prosecution.  What kind of message is being sent when a federal case is made of a hungry man who throws a brick through glass in a desperate attempt to secure food and shelter?  If only the social system in America were as efficient as its federal prosecutors, incidents like this would be unheard of.  Brown’s quest for food and shelter ultimately earned him 10 months in prison.          

National homeless advocate Robert Marbut says that Brown’s sentence is unusual for this type of case.  He claims that homeless offenders openly trying to be arrested for food and shelter typically spend only a night or two in jail where they can receive nutrition and hygienic care.  He advocates that there be alternate programs for these types of offenders.  “That shows you how wacky things have gotten when we don’t have as a society an intermediate program.” 

Homeless advocate Robert Marbut has seen an uptick in the number of homeless opting for prison       

This was not Brown’s first attempt to be deliberately arrested.  He had previously gone to the same courthouse and declared that he was going to kill President Obama.  Brown’s earlier attempt to
secure food and shelter was not successful as court officers did not find his threat to be credible. 

Banks have also become popular targets for those in need of social services.  In Gaston County, North Carolina, 59 year old Richard Verone attempted to rob a bank for one dollar in an effort to gain access to health care.  Verone, a former 17 year Coca Cola delivery driver, suffers from an undiagnosed growth in his chest, two ruptured disks in his back, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and a problem with his foot.  He claims to have no savings or health care coverage and is physically unable to work.  His claim for disability was previously denied by the federal government.  Verone told reporters that he was hoping for a three year prison sentence during which time he could receive medical care for his various ailments and then be released in time for his Social Security benefits to commence at age 62. 

Richard Verone’s need for basic health care drove him to deliberately opt for prison    

Verone had been actively seeking work, but was limited by his health issues.  He was jobless and living off of food stamps and his near-depleted savings at the time of the robbery.  Verone claims to have tolerated the foot and back pain, but when he noticed the lump on his chest, he knew he had to act.  “The pain was beyond the tolerance I could accept,” he told reporters.  “I kind of hit a brick wall with everything.”

Verone says that he “exercised all the alternatives” before formulating his one dollar robbery plan.  As the day of the robbery approached, Verone paid his last month’s rent, donated his furniture and moved into a Hampton Inn.  On the morning of the robbery, he mailed a letter to his local paper.

“When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me.  This robbery is being committed by me for one dollar,” he wrote.  Verone wanted people to understand that the motive for his crime was a need for medical attention.  The note continued, “I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”

Contrary to his wishes, Verone was charged with a relatively minor larceny charge instead of bank robbery.  Officials say that the charge is unlikely to keep him behind bars for more than 12 months.  Verone promises to commit more “crimes” if he is released too early.

In May of 2012 in Freemont, Nebraska, 51 year old Bryan Henricksen walked into a bank and did not even bother with a robbery attempt.  Instead, he simply told the staff to call the police because he wanted to be arrested.  Henricksen told police officers who responded to the scene that he wanted to go to jail because he had no job or money. 

With a dwindling number of social programs that are critically overburdened, America’s homeless turn to prison as their last option

The local police were initially sympathetic to Henricksen’s plight and offered to help him find assistance, but none was readily available.  With no other feasible option at hand, Henricksen returned to the bank and announced his intention to rob it.  He was finally arrested for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.  Although the charges were relatively minor, he finally did receive his desired stay in jail.

On October 9, 2012, 50 year old Jeffrey McMullen walked into his local AmeriServ Bank in Cambria County, PA and handed two notes to a bank teller.  The first note stated “Federal bank robbery.  Please hand over $1.00.”  The second read “FBI custody.  Preferbly (sic) Loretto Pa.  No press.  Seal all files.”  (Loretto is a federal prison located near McMullen’s home.)  The teller, recognizing McMullen as a customer and believing it was a joke, passed him to a second teller.  The second teller thought McMullen just needed a dollar and gave him one from her own purse. 


Jeffrey McMullen robbed a bank for one dollar in order to earn himself a stay in prison                  

McMullen finally spoke with the new accounts manager and repeated that he was robbing the bank for one dollar.  Sensing that the demand was serious, bank employees called the police and McMullen was arrested.  A Cambria County judge ordered that he undergo a mental evaluation and post a $50,000 bond before he is released.  It remains unclear if McMullen will comply with the order or opt to remain in jail.  Sources report that McMullen’s robbery attempt was the result of his dire financial situation and lack of other options. 

Loretto Federal Correctional Institution was McMullen’s requested destination

McMullen’s one dollar robbery occurred just days after a similar event in Renton, Washington where a 23 year old woman walked into the Key Bank and demanded money from a teller.  After the teller complied with her request, the still unnamed woman told bank employees that she would wait outside for the police.  Officers responding to the scene found her waiting with the branch manager outside and she was taken into custody without a struggle.  She later told detectives that she robbed the bank with the intention of going to jail.   

The suspect was known to local police because of prior contacts and believed to have mental health issues.  While the police did not specify a reason for her desire to go to jail, local media reported that she was seeking treatment for her mental illness and wanted a “better environment.”  She was arrested for investigation of robbery and her case sent to the King County Prosecuting Attorney who will decide on the appropriate charges. 

Is the federal Bureau of Prisons now a social welfare agency?

Predictably, there are those who cite these events as evidence of the “desirability” of America’s prison.  They assert that if people are willingly trying to gain access, prison must be rather nice.  There is an oft-quoted canard that “the degree of a nation’s civility can be seen in the way it treats its prisoners.”  This is routinely repeated by apologists for the prison-industrial complex as they try to spin the notion that people locked into America’s prison salmagundi are reaping some level of state sponsored beneficence.  In reality, the degree of a nation’s civility is better measured by the percentage of its population under lock and key.  The dearth of services for those in need, measured against the abundant resources thrown at incarceration, speaks volumes of America’s priorities.      

Events such as these highlight the dire state of social services in America, accentuating the growing disparity between rich and poor.   It is almost unthinkable that people would willingly sacrifice their freedom in return for knowing where their next meal was coming from, but desperate times call for desperate measures.  Lackeys of the System will try to mischaracterize these tragic occurrences and spin them as further evidence of the coddling of criminals.  The truth is that as times grow more dire and people increasingly desperate, prison will become the only option for a burgeoning number of those who find themselves disadvantaged in America.  Sadly, for many a stay in prison is the closest thing to assistance that the State sees fit to offer. 

ELECTION - Third Party Presidential Debate

Third-Party Presidential Debate Talks Foreign Policy

All candidates condemned military interventionism, wars of choice, and drones

by John Glaser, October 23, 2012
Four presidential candidates running in third parties and excluded from the major Republican-Democratic debates gathered in Chicago Tuesday night to partake in a debate of their own, discussing issues foreign and domestic.
The candidates included Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode, and Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson. The debate was moderated by former CNN host Larry King and hosted by the nonpartisan Free and Equal Elections Foundation.
Much of the debate centered on the unfair advantages and control provided to the two major parties over the election cycle. In opening statements following a question about ballot access, Justice Party’s Mr. Anderson ridiculed President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in the last debate bragging about who would spend more on the military.
Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson followed up by claiming that whether Obama or Romney wins, the result will be the same. “We will still be heading towards a police state,” we will still engage in “military interventionism,” which has “created enemies that otherwise would not exist.”
Johnson went on to harshly condemn the drone war, saying it doesn’t just take out militants, but “takes out a lot of innocent civilians.” He added that “we should end the [Afghanistan] war tomorrow,” that we should “repeal the PATRIOT ACT,” and that he never would have signed the NDAA, which allows for Americans “to be arrested and detained without charge or trial.” All four candidates went on to condemn the NDAA.

Monday, October 22, 2012

HEALTH - gmos and health consequences

 Side effects of GMOs - Ask your doctor if CANCER is right for you
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by: S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) If I sprayed your salad with some "RAID" roach killer right now, just a little bit right on the lettuce and maybe a little more on the tomatoes, would you still eat it all, and just assume your body will simply filter out those "small amounts" of toxins? Better yet, what if I paid for it, a nice big, tasty, "bug killer" salad that you could even take outside and no bugs would bother you at all, would you eat it? How about this: If I sprayed a quick shot of some Raid ant killer into your orange juice or your apple juice right in front of you, would you drink it, especially if you'd save 25 cents on every drink you drank from now on? What if most vegetables, fruits, and fruit juice drinks were sold that way, and cheaper than the "Non-Raid" food, would you still buy them? Wouldn't that pay off for you in the long run? I guess not, because you're not stupid, are you?

What if the NUMBER ONE SIDE EFFECT of your medication was CANCER, would you still take it, just to temporarily make that headache go away, or maybe to make a little muscle ache disappear for a few hours? GMO means food and medicine are genetically modified, with bacteria and sometimes with viruses, or with weed killer, worm killer, bug killer and people killer. "Pesticide food" is well planned out and has been for decades. Let's look at history for proof.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

HEALTH - Medical Marijuana Cannabidiol - Now Legal

 From: Dr. Sircus

Buy It Now, It’s Legal - Medical Marijuana Cannabidiol (CBD from Industrial Hemp)

One of the wars against the war on drugs has been won and that means Americans everywhere now have access to medical marijuana in this government-approved form. The government had to approve it because it has virtually no THC, that particular cannibinoid that gets people high. So believe me, the FDA, DEA and FTC have all yielded and it will show up at your door if you order the newest/oldest medicine on the planet.
Medical Marijuana Inc., Dixie Elixirs and Edibles Brand will be featured on 60 Minutes “Rocky Mountain High” segment on Sunday, October 21. Denver’s thriving medical marijuana industry will be the primary focus of the show’s segment by Steve Kroft. 60 Minutes, the most successful television broadcast in U.S. history, draws an average of over 13 million viewers a week.
That is a lot of people to watch what is good news for the entire medical establishment as well as the alternative medical community. It is the best news for millions who are sick and on many pharmaceutical drugs that Cannabidiol (CBD) will replace safely and naturally. Bottom line, CBD is going to make a whole lot of people feel better about 10 minutes after they drop some Cannabidiol under their tongues.
Now we all have access to pharmaceutical-grade natural medicine from a company that is entirely outside the medical industrial complex. Just do not order this product, cannabidiol, to get high for it will not take you there. But if you need a potent medicine in your fight against chronic disease, cannabinoid medicine will deliver the goods. In the fight against cancer, neurological diseases and diabetes, one would actually be crazy to do it without CBD.
CBD turns the debate about illicit-drugs-as-medicine on its head—medical marijuana that does not get the user high. One woman with Parkinson’s disease, who Dr. Michael Callton treats, told him she ingests an oral marijuana candy, a medicine that doesn’t make her intoxicated in order to calm her tremors enough so she can sleep. “She doesn’t want to get high,” said Dr. Callton (also Michigan Republican Representative). “She just wants to sleep.”
I am telling my readers to really look at this issue and perhaps to buy some stock in the company. This potent CBD nutraceutical (that can compete with any pharmaceutical on the market) is going to do very well so I would recommend buying stock in this company. It is only about ten cents a share last time I looked so there is a lot of head room and the stock has been moving. Just wait till after the 60 Minutes show and we will all see where this will go.
I have a client in Austrailia who has heavy neurological damage and discomfort and is on the Natural Allopathic Medicine protocol. He just started on DixieX Dew Drops and he is doing very well. I have been holding off on sharing about DixieX for the launch of DrSircus.com, which should happen sometime next week.
Anti-Inflammatory Cancer Therapy
The truth is there is no “overnight fix” for chronic inflammation. That said I take that back and say there is. The quickest fix for inflammation, the one that works most instantly is sodium bicarbonate. So many doctors and books talk about inflammation today but they fail to mention the mighty muscleman of the anti-inflammation world. Right behind this heavyweight is magnesium chloride, which is the anti-inflammatory that too many doctors are still forgetting to mention and use. It literally controls inflammation because a deficiency in magnesium is one of the basic root causes of inflammation, so its replenishment is the logical way to put out inflammatory fires.
If all this medical forgetting is not enough ineptitude, realize that the newest, strongest and possibly greatest anti-inflammatory on the block (CBD) just went legal and now exists and is available in topical and oral forms. People who have used medical marijuana know this because it gives so much quick pain relief. Now we have it in a perfect form!
 Medical Marijuana Cannabidiol (CBD from Industrial Hemp)
This is a picture of a CBD topical cream product.
These three substances, when used together, change the world of medicine and certainly the world of anti-inflammatory medicine. I am already racing at warp speed to finish Anti-Inflammatory Cancer Therapy, which I will roll out as soon as we publish Treatment Essentials. Both of these works introduce my completed protocol.
I have just finished my research and I am astounded by the work I have done in the last three months, which has taken my understanding of medicine and health to new heights. I will be sharing my discoveries in the next few weeks.
CBD spells bad news for the pharmaceutical industry because, when combined with other strong medicinals like magnesium, sodium bicarbonate and iodine, people can treat themselves more safely and effectively than they can be treated in a doctor’s office.
This essay just touches upon the reasons why you should have CBD in your medicine cabinet. Alone or in combination with other substances, it has a powerful effect that should not be ignored in our struggle against acute and chronic diseases. For more information and many other reasons, please read my book:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

GreedFascism - Say No to Dromes in Alameda County!


Say no to drones in Alameda County!

Local Residents and Civil Rights Organizations Resist Sheriff’s Attempts to Deploy Drones Over Alameda County
Press conference to highlight concerns including invasion of privacy, militarization of police forces, restriction of free speech and political expression
At a press conference to be held on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Thursday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m., Alameda County residents and legal advocacy organizations will announce their efforts to resist the Sheriff’s announced plans to deploy aerial surveillance “drones” for undisclosed law enforcement purposes.
“Community members intend to pursue city and county legislation to prohibit the use of drones to spy on Alameda County residents,” stated Mary Madden, an Oakland resident. “The Sheriff’s idea is a threat to our privacy, and a deterrent to those of us who participate in community and political activities.”
The ACLU of Northern California has sent County Sheriff Ahern a public records request, asking for basic information about why drones are needed, how much they would cost to acquire, operate and maintain, and how the drones would be used.  “Drones should not be used for indiscriminate mass surveillance,” said Linda Lye, staff attorney with the ACLU-NC.  “Transparency is key.  Right now, we don’t know what, if any, safeguards the Sheriff intends to follow before deploying unmanned surveillance aircraft into our skies.”
Critical Resistance, a national organization that has helped organize against the use of gang injunctions in Oakland, has also condemned Sheriff Ahern’s plans for drones. “The idea of using military equipment in policing is one more step in the militarization of Bay Area police activities,” stated Rachel Herzing, of Critical Resistance. “Extending police powers to monitor and surveil local residents within communities that already have a high level of distrust of the police can only generate more tension and resentment toward police forces, while further criminalizing our families and neighbors.”



From my friend, Marion.  

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?", she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced.
 So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, put them down for a moment. Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short.
Enjoy it, and the now the 'supposed' stress is conquered!"

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker…

5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it...

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * If everything's coming at you, you're in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone thought about you today.

20 * It was me, your friend!

*Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!*