Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Medical Marijuana

#Sunflowers Against Fukushima Radiation

"We plant sunflowers, field mustard, amaranthus and cockscomb, which are all believed to absorb radiation," said the monk. "So far we have grown at least 200,000 flowers (at this temple) and distributed many more seeds. At least 8 million sunflowers blooming in Fukushima originated from here."

Scientists are currently testing the effectiveness of sunflowers used to battle radiation.

One local villager with a home near a radioactive hot spot found that sunflowers helped reduce radiation to exceed government safety levels, MSNBC reports.

Fukushima City's Water Bureau has launched its own sunflower-planting project, hoping to decontaminate the soil in a popular park once home to annual cherry blossom banquets.

In another experimental initiative, a space agriculture professor at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has planted sunflower seeds in three plots of farmland in the region.

Sunflowers were grown near Chernobyl after the 1986 nuclear disaster. The Wall Street Journal says that researchers discovered that he flowers "absorbed radioactive cesium and strontium from their roots."

NOTE: Sunflowers and other plants do bind radiation and up take into the plant. Of course, it's not safe to eat the seeds or make oil from the plants.

Japan Guide To Decontamination

That national plan may be something like the one that has been apparently released by the Japanese Society of Radiation Safety Management, and it relies on the citizens' effort to locate the high radiation "hot spots" and decontaminate using the household cleaning tools and materials, as if radioactive cesium and strontium and plutonium and cobalt should be no different from dirt and rust.

One great thing about this citizen decon idea is that it won't cost much at all to the national government, other than some support money given to neighborhood associations.

Asahi Shinbun (8/31/2011) reports:


The Japanese Society of Radiation Safety Management has created a manual on how to find "hot spots" in and around one's home and how to decontaminate effectively. The manual shows the locations where radioactive materials tend to accumulate, such as under the rain gutters, and explains the methods of decontamination that do not spread radioactive materials.

#Radiation In Japan

The following are the recent happenings in Yokohama City, as I picked from the message board maintained by Yokohama City Assemblyman Masataka Ota, who's been fighting to remove contaminated food items including cesium beef from children's school lunches.

Contaminated beef:

While the City fed kindergarteners and school children with domestic beef contaminated with radioactive cesium despite protests from the concerned parents, the cafeteria at Yokohama City Hall for the city employees and guests were serving beef imported from Australia.

6 elementary schools served radioactive beef 5 times, and 22 schools served it 4 times.

Radioactive summer school:

The City is determined to keep sending school children to the summer school in an elevated radiation area in Gunma Prefecture. The officials insist it is safe, because they are told it's safe. Never mind that nearby locations have levels like 0.50 microsievert/hour (official), and a citizen measured as high as 1.26 microsievert/hour in the very area that the children may go to.

Bringing water bottles to schools:

At least one (but there seem to be many) school allows children to carry water bottles if they want, but they have to leave their bottles in the school principal's office, and when they want to drink water they must come to the principal's office to drink.

This is bullying and harassment of children by the school principal. Quite an education.

GOOGLE Aims To Own Your Online ID

Google+ is primarily an “identity service”

It was the former Google CEO’s remarks about the rationale for this policy that were most interesting: He didn’t just say—as Vic Gundotra, the Google executive in charge of the new social network has—that having real names maintains a certain tone of behavior that is preferable to anonymous forums (an argument that online-community pioneer Derek Powazek has also made). According to Carvin, Schmidt said the reason Google needs users with real names is that the company sees Google+ as the core of an identity platform it is building that can be used for other things:

He (Eric) replied by saying that G+ was built primarily as an identity service, so fundamentally it depends on people using their real names if they’re going to build future products that leverage that information.

As Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson noted in a blog post in response to Schmidt’s comments, this is an admission by the company that it wants to be an identity gatekeeper. Others have made similar observations since the launch of Google+.

Programmer and online veteran Dave Winer, for example, said—when the real-name policy first started to become a hot-button issue—that Google’s purpose was clearly to “provide identity in a commerce-ready way. And to give them information about what you do on the Internet, without obfuscation of pseudonyms.” In his blog post, Fred Wilson said:

It begs the question of whom Google built this service for? You or them. And the answer to why you need to use your real name in the service is because they need you to.

But the real-name issue has more to do with Google’s other business: namely, advertising. Users who are anonymous or pseudonymous are arguably a lot less valuable to advertisers than those who choose to attach their real identitie—including their age, gender, location, and further demographic details—to their accounts.

Aspartame: Sweet Misery

Filmmakers Cori Brackett and J.T. Waldron explore the issue of aspartame toxicity in a documentary that implores viewers to take consider the potentially damaging effects of the common food additive. A sugar substitute that is found in NutraSweet and many common diet drinks, aspartame is alleged to cause toxic reactions in the human body that can result in a wide variety of physical and mental ailments.

In stating their claim that aspartame toxicity is perhaps the most insidious representation of corporate negligence since tobacco, Brackett and Waldron offer compelling evidence about a potentially deadly phenomenon

GMO Contaminates Everything

Two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey reveal the pervasive spread of the biocide, glyphosate, mostly used as a weedkiller for crops genetically engineered to resist it.

Used in formulations by Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and others, glyphosate has been linked to spontaneous abortions in livestock, birth defects in humans, insect resistance, and weed resistance.

Worse, regulators have known for years of these links, Earth Open Source reported.

Glyphosate is killing off natural species of plants. That means an enforced dependency on corporations for our food!

US Newborn Death Rate Tied With Qatar

Great: so now, the US has the dubious distinction of being tied with Qatar, Croatia, and the UAE in newborn infant deaths?!?

Something is fundamentally wrong with a medical delivery system, which purports to be "the world's best" to have had this happen. There has to be a better way to prevent this, and these numbers are absolutely shameful.

Every baby deserves the best opportunity to live and thrive, and that means consistent prenatal care and counseling for the mother, and the best birthing/delivery enviornment possible.

NOTE: What causes the high newborn death rates in one country doesn't have to be the same in the other country. In Qatar it could be nutritionally based, in the US, it could be pharma or environmentally based

Bird Flu Hype Time

Is bird flu mounting a comeback? The United Nations has issued a warning, saying wild bird migrations have brought the deadly influenza virus back to previously virus-free countries and that a mutant strain of H5N1 was spreading in Asia.

The strain, which can apparently sidestep defenses of existing vaccines, is spreading in China and Vietnam, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement on Monday. It urged greater surveillance to ensure that any outbreaks are contained.

Last week, the World Health Organization reported that a 6-year-old Cambodian girl died Aug. 14 from bird flu, the eighth person to die from H5N1 avian influenza this year in Cambodia.

Vietnam suspended its springtime poultry vaccination this year, the U.N. said. Most of the northern and central parts of the country – where the virus is endemic – have been invaded by the new strain.

Elsewhere, the U.N. says bird migrations over the past two years have brought H5N1 to countries that for years had been virus-free, including Israel, the Palestinian territories, Bulgaria, Romania, Nepal and Mongolia.

“Wild birds may introduce the virus, but people’s actions in poultry production and marketing spread it,” said the U.N. agency’s chief veterinary officer, Juan Lubroth.

Globally, there have been 331 human deaths from 565 confirmed bird flu cases since 2003 when it was first detected, the WHO said.

The virus was eliminated from most of the 63 countries infected at its peak in 2006, but it remained endemic in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Is Bird Flu For Bird Brains?

This may ruffle a few feathers, but is Bird Flu meant just for Bird Brains?

Separating the hype & scare tactics from the facts is crucial in evaluating the true potential for an Avian Flu pandemic..... or should that be a Planed-emic?

How is pandemic influenza different from seasonal or avian influenza?

Seasonal influenza ~ generally occurs yearly from November through April, peaking in January and February. Viruses need to have a warm environment in which to thrive. You will not get the flu if you live outside in a cold environment, as an extreme example. These times frames are consistent with more time spent indoors, with warmer temperatures and a poorer air quality.

You can not “catch” the flu if you have a robust immune system. I have never had the flu.

“The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states, “Every year in the United States, on average, 36,000 people die from flu.” Everyone seems to parrot off these numbers as fact. But are they?

Hidden within their own statistics is a much different picture.

The CDC has 4 categories of deaths due to influenza. Here are the statistics for 2002

Influenza due to identified influenza virus: 99
Influenza with pneumonia, influenza virus identified: 38
Influenza with other respiratory manifestations, influenza identified: 59
Influenza with other manifestations, influenza identified: 2

That's 99 total influenza deaths for 2002 or 198 influenza plus other diseases deaths for 2002. Not even close to the widely accepted and reported yearly 36,000 deaths due to flu..

The CDC also lists the number of people who die from something that is loosely called influenza but was not actually identified as such. Doctors who don’t test to see if the patient died from influenza but think that influenza was the cause. These numbers are irresponsible & irrelevant, they needed something for the death certificate and thought influenza might fit the ticket. Here are those numbers for 2002:

Influenza, virus not identified: 628
Influenza with pneumonia, virus not identified: 291
Influenza with other respiratory manifestations, influenza not identified: 323
Influenza with other manifestations, influenza not identified: 14
Total unconfirmed but “suspected” influenza deaths for 2002 was 1,256.

Combing these numbers still doesn't begin to approach the mythical 36,000 annual influenza deaths. Most of the confirmed influenza and suspected influenza deaths occurred in the ages between 80-94.

Statistics are magical, they can be massaged to “prove” almost anything. How does the CDC extrapolate 198 confirmed influenza deaths in 2002, into it's above mentioned statement of some 36,000 yearly flu deaths? Your guess is as good as theirs.

In order to massage 198 deaths into 36,000 deaths, the CDC uses their magical math and exaggerates by about 182 times the true numbers. Some health professionals may attempt to justify the numbers by claiming that influenza leads to pneumonia, subsequent diseases and eventual death. But this is a broad misstatement and not factual. Obviously not everyone with influenza gets pneumonia. The American Lung Association claims that pneumonia has more than 30 causes, only one of which is the influenza virus, that means there are at least 29 other possible causes.

A CDC spokesman, Mr. Curtis Allen told Insight Magazine,

“There are a couple problems with determining the number of deaths related to the flu because most people don't die from influenza - they die from “complications” of influenza - so the numbers [of deaths] are based on mathematical formulas.

We don't know exactly how many people get the flu each year because it's not a reportable disease and most physicians don't do the test [nasal swab] to indicate whether [the symptoms are caused by] influenza.”

So that massaged “36,000 deaths nationwide” starts with a factual “we don't know” and grows into from “complications” which is often Big Pharma speak for pharmaceutical interventions, and results in a computer generated, gross misrepresentation, wild-pulled-from-the-sky-guess.....created out of thin air “fact”..... garbage in, garbage out, rather than an actual number.

Pandemic Flu - Can occur at any time during the year and is the result of a new influenza strain to which there is no developed viral immunity and for which a “protective” vaccine has yet to be created. It rapidly spreads from person to person ( not from pig to person, chicken to person, seal to person, whale to person, horse to person or cat to person) until large regions are infected.

Before a Pandemic can occur there must be sustained person to person transmission of the infection. All cases to date of Avian flu have occurred via animal to human transmission. With only one case of potential human to human transmission and my personal guess on that was that the poultry worker took home an infected chicken which infected another family member, but to admit that would cause him to be fired.

There is no substantiated evidence that “sooner or later” the H5N1 strain will mutate into a strain that can be easily passed between humans. That's as irresponsible and scientifically unsupported as saying “sooner or later” humans will grow wings so they can avoid standing in long lines at the airport.

There have been three flu pandemics in the 1900s:

The Spanish Flu in 1918 which killed 55,000 in the U.S.
The Asian Flu in 1957 which killed 69,800 in the U.S.
The Hong Kong Flu in 1969 which resulted in 33,800 deaths in the U.S.

There is substantial data supporting all of these pandemics were vaccine induced. And of course the actual numbers for influenza deaths without other complications would be much significantly lower as in the CDC's example.

Avian Flu - Infects birds.

Millions of poultry and other foul have been slaughtered because of it. Could this really be about commerce? The death rate from H5N1 infection is highly overstated.

According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAQ), the avian influenza virus is easier to destroy than other influenza viruses. It appears that it is very sensitive to detergents — i.e., soap — which destroy the outer fat-containing layer of the virus. This layer is needed to enter cells of animals and, therefore, destroys the infectivity. So wash your hands before touching your face always, but especially if you happen to work on a poultry factory-farm.

How many confirmed deaths from Human “Bird Flu” have been reported to date?

“Although avian influenza A viruses usually do not infect humans, more than 200 confirmed cases (not deaths) of human infection with avian influenza viruses have been reported since 1997. To date, human infections with avian influenza A viruses detected since 1997 have not resulted in sustained human-to-human transmission.” excerpted from:

Reported by the World Health Organization from Dec 26, 1997 to October 24, 2005 there were 121 confirmed H5N1 infections with 62 deaths, for an apparent death rate of 52 percent.

So all of this fear mongering for 62 world wide deaths in almost a six year period? Recent Internet World Stats (Usage and Population Statistics), the population of Asia is 3,622,994,130. If you divide 65 alleged deaths of “bird flu” into the total population of 3,622,994,130 that is about ONE DEATH FOR EVERY 54 MILLION PEOPLE.

Pandemic or propaganda? And why? Qui bono?

Using those same numbers it would be similar to a epidemic of “bird flu” in the united States with only 5-6 deaths. Is that rational? Is that responsible or mere speculation? Could there be some behind the scenes agendas? To see who might benefit, follow the money.

To add another comparative perspective.

According to American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, each year in the US skateboarding injuries cause about 50,000 visits to emergency departments. In addition, more than 1500 children need to be hospitalized for head injuries or disabilities that frequently result in loss of vision, hearing or speech, as well as changes in thinking and behavior. So there are 50,000 skateboard emergency room visits yearly and a potential for 5-6 bird flu deaths. Which could be considered more probable, dangerous or risky? Skateboarding accidents or “catching” bird flu and dying from it?

What are the symptoms of bird flu in humans?

According to (WHO) World Health Organization (, the symptoms of avian influenza (Type H5N1) are:

* Fever
* Sore throat
* Cough
possibly, viral pneumonia

According to the (CDC) Centers for Disease Control ( gives the following symptoms for avian flu:

* Fever
* Cough
* Sore throat and muscle aches

Do you find these symptoms alarmingly vague and non specific? Are they the same symptoms for seasonal influenza? Potential martial law and quarantines for these symptoms? Slaughtering thousands of marketable & edible poultry for these symptoms?

A healthy person can have a temperature over 100 degrees on a hot day and not have influenza. A cough can be triggered from allergies, asthma, pollution, bronchitis, pneumonia, chemtrails, medications, smoking, dust, pet dander, mold, a cold or dozens of other imbalances, since it didn't define what type of cough, dry, chronic, acute, productive etc would be associated with bird flu. Muscle aches can also be from numerous other reasons other than Avian flu.

Is There a Avian Flu Vaccine Available?

If there were would you want to risk your life taking it?

The CDC states: “Yearly, adults can average one to three and children three to six influenza-like illnesses (ILIs). The vaccine does not prevent influenza-like illnesses caused by infectious agents other than influenza [strains found in the shot], and many persons vaccinated against influenza will still get the flu.” Translated that means a vaccine can ONLY have the potential to be effective against a particular strain and there are over 800 strains.

As for me, no vaccinations thank you!

#TSA 10 Years Later

The pat-down became so invasive I voiced an objection. The TSA supervisor sneered, “Everyone gets treated the same.” But, not everyone was getting a two-against-one pat-down behind a closed door. I asked the TSA agent if she thought I looked like a terrorist (wasn’t that supposed to be the point of all this?).

That is when she threatened to turn me over to the police if I uttered one more word and she “guaranteed” the police would treat me worse than TSA did. Whatever I might say later, it would be the testimony of two TSA agents against mine. I took her at her word and silently submitted to the remainder of her groping.

At TSA security checkpoints, I used to seek the fastest-moving line. Now, I search for a line without a body scanner. Seeing no such line on a recent trip, I cued up, placed my carry-on possessions and articles of clothing onto the conveyor that moves items through X-ray and waited for the dreaded words, “Ma’am, step into the body scanner.” “No,” I replied.

Glancing at me with blatant annoyance, the TSA agent shouted, “Female pat-down!” Another TSA agent ordered me into a portable room enclosure. As I stepped inside the room, I noticed a sign taped to the door reminding TSA personnel, “Do not lock the door.” My anxiety grew as the TSA agent toyed with the lock, oddly pushing the button in and out numerous times, provoking my request for a supervisor. The supervisor arrived - a big supervisor. Big mistake. I assumed having a witness was to my benefit. I was wrong.

As a Daughter of the American Revolution, my lineage includes an ancestor who fought for our independence from a coercive tyranny. Today, we gradually surrender our freedoms to an insatiable federal government that feeds on our hard-earned dollars to accumulate more power to control our lives while eroding our liberties.

If we silently acquiesce to expanding federal government power that diminishes our rights as set forth in the U.S. Constitution, we are complicit in creating a society as oppressive as the one from which our forefathers chose to separate. Americans have a constitutional right to travel freely without unreasonable constraints.

The Privileges and Immunities Clause of the U.S. Constitution governs freedom of movement in America. The Supreme Court recognizes freedom of movement as similar to our First Amendment rights to freedom of association and freedom of expression.

Gail A. Jaquish is a founder of the Jaquish & Kenninger Foundation and of Jurix. She is a member of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers and a former vice chairman of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors.

#Top 10 Reasons Dr Paul Only Rational Choice

The top 10 reasons why Dr. Ron Paul is the only rational presidential choice for Americans, Democratic, Republican and Independent:

10. Dr. Paul works a real job, has run a small a business and served in the military. He has been a physician for 40 years, co-owned a coin store for 12 years and was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. National Guard for five years. That was how our country was set up -- for public servants to work a real job that they returned to after their public service was done. He has real skills and is not a professional politician.

9. Dr. Paul has decades of experience running a business and in depth knowlegde of health care.

8. Dr. Paul understands money and is chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology.

7. Dr. Paul does the right thing referencing the U.S. Constitution and works for the country versus campaigning for his ego. He has been serving the public in politics for over 40 years.

6. Dr. Paul refuses to accept a federal pension for his public service, something other members get after a short period because they do not have real jobs. According to Dr. Paul, to receive a pension for public service would be "hypocritical and immoral."

5. Unlike most other candidates out there, Dr. Paul is not a good-looking, smooth-talking, snake charmer or charismatic zealot. He is a regular, plain-spoken person who says it the way it is.

4. Dr. Paul doesn't care if big groups like him (like unions and businesses). His donations come primarily from individuals, not from groups. He is willing to serve his country honorably without personal gain. Dr. Paul will do what is right for the U.S. based on the Constitution whether or not big money or big government likes it.

3. Dr. Paul has written a bill, called the Sun Light Rule that requires our politicians have at least 10 days to read bills before signing them.

2. Dr. Paul will bring practical wisdom, cut spending, balance the budget, stabilize the economy and probably be able to do away with the IRS and income tax, a tax that is not constitutional and was started to fund the civil war and supposed to stop after the civil war. He wants to abolish the U.S. Department of Education, giving the states and parents back control. He wants to do away with other large government agencies, restoring the rightful power to the states.

1. Dr. Paul's old-fashioned decency, integrity, honor and real-life experience are exactly what our country needs after hiring actors, puppets, oil and other group-connected slick sales men and marketers. He's been married to the same woman, Carol, for 54 years (married 1957).

Cheny Fears War Crime Chargesf=

"He's developed an angst and almost a protective cover, and now he fears being tried as a war criminal so he uses such terminology as 'exploding heads all over Washington' because that's the way someone who's decided he's not going to be prosecuted acts: boldly, let's get out in front of everybody, let's act like we are not concerned and so forth when in fact they are covering up their own fear that somebody will Pinochet him," Wilkerson said alluding to the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who was arrested for war crimes

RCMP Play Act To Nab Seat Belt OFFENDERS

New Brunswick RCMP are going undercover as road workers to catch people flouting the seatbelt law.

Cpl. Al Boulianne said almost half of this year’s fatal crash victims were not wearing seatbelts. He said that's 10 per cent higher than the average over the last five years.

To drive the message home, officers are posing as road crews to nab violators.

NOTE: Not enough money in the coffer? Why not do away with the pretense and just hold them up at gun point? Are they going to enforce morning showers as well?

Church Closes Food Bank Because It Attracts The POOR

“Winnipeg: A busy church food bank, known for offering warm drinks and snacks to its regulars, has announced it’s closing because it is attracting too many poor people.

“‘It’s attracting a lot of street people that make it uncomfortable,’ said Charlotte Prossen, Unity Truth Centre minister Thursday, ‘It’s creating social unrest in the church’

“‘A food bank is a social service and that is not who we are’

“Ms. Prossen said the program is being cancelled to focus on more church-specific activities. The church’s board of trustees made the decision to cancel the bimonthly food bank after receiving an e-mail from a sister church in Victoria.

“‘Most clients of food banks have not yet come to a sense of personal responsibility in life. They are still in denial, blame or seeing the world as owing them,’ wrote Rev. David Durksen of the Unity Church of Victoria.

“Ms. Prossen praised the work done by food banks, and said the church will still collect food for baskets but focus more on people’s spiritual hunger.”

Now, if your jaw drops at this news item, consider this statement of their beliefs from their website: Here it is:

Hello dear friends, and welcome!
Worship Service – Sundays 11:00 am
300 Arlington St.

5 Basic Principles of Unity

God is Absolute Good, everywhere evenly present
Many paths lead to the one loving God
Our essence is of God and therfore every human being is inherently good
Prayer and Meditation increases our awareness of our oneness with God
Knowing and Understanding Unity Principles is not enough – we must also live the truth that we know

Court Of Appeals OK To Video Police

The filming of government officials while on duty is protected by the First Amendment, said the Court

Tiffany Kaiser
Daily Tech

The First Circuit Court of Appeals reached a crucial decision last Friday allowing the public to videotape police officers while they're on the clock.

The decision comes after a string of incidents where individuals have videotaped police officers and were arrested. Police officers across the United States believed citizens didn't have the right to videotape them as they conducted official duties, but issues like police brutality put the issue up for debate...

NOTE: See brutality? Film It!

All Charges Dropped Against Mom Who Refused To Drug Her Child

All charges have been dropped against Detroit mom Maryanne Godboldo, the woman who was SWAT team raided when Child Protective Services attempted to kidnap her daughter because Maryanne refused to "treat" her with psychiatric medications...

NOTE: If you're not aware of this story, read it from the beginning. This courageous mom stood her ground, rallied mass support and prevailed. Her daughter will be safer for her efforts and so will each other mom that refuses to drug their children.

Hidden Sources Of HFCS

It is amazing how ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has become. Most of the products that you purchase from the grocery store contain HFCS, including the ones you would least expect.

It has the same sweetness and taste as an equal amount of sucrose from cane or beet sugars, so most people can't tell the difference. And since it tastes good they continue to eat it anyway, oblivious to what they are eating and the impact it may have on them, and the planet.

In spite of it being much more complicated to produce, HFCS is actually cheaper to make than regular sugar from beets or sugar canes. It's also very easy to transport, meaning lower costs and higher profits for food producers. That being said, there is a con to mass producing this cheap sugar.

Officials Prepare 911 Official Story

One look at your TV guide over the next 10 days will tell you everything you need to know about how petrified the establishment is over the flimsy credibility of the official 9/11 fable.

Naturally, the 10-year anniversary of the attacks would be expected to merit a deluge of media coverage, but what sticks out is the overbearing emphasis on countering so-called “conspiracy theories” about the events of that day, or in other words, reinforcing the official “conspiracy theory” that 19 poorly trained Arab hijackers were able to cripple America’s air defenses and make three giant steel-framed structures crumble to the ground at near free fall speed.

NOTE: They have had 10 year to perfect the official story, so it should be good, and no doubt there will be threats of consequences for failure to believe.

Homegrown Terrorism

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said her biggest concern over a recent report card that assesses successes and shortfalls of the federal 9-11 Commission is the nation’s failure to take seriously the problem of homegrown terrorism.

As the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Collins closely analyzed the 10th anniversary report card submitted by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

“The Homeland Security Committee first sounded the alarm about homegrown terrorism five years ago, during my chairmanship, and has held more than a dozen hearings on the topic,” Collins said in a statement Wednesday. “As the result of our investigations, we learned that some individuals within the United States, in both our prison system and our communities, are being inspired by al-Qaida’s violent Islamist extremism to plan and execute attacks, often acting as ‘lone wolves’ without direct orders from abroad.”

Although the report card lists successes in the 10 years since the worst terrorist attacks in the nation’s history — including improved airline passenger screening and better information-sharing across agencies — it also highlights recommendations that have yet to be implemented.

NOTE: Translation? How dare anyone question the state sanctioned "truth"

Life Behind Bars For Bernanke

By James Grant

Ben S. Bernanke doesn't know how lucky he is. Tongue-lashings from Bernie Sanders, the populist senator from Vermont, are one thing. The hangman's noose is another. Section 19 of this country's founding monetary legislation, the Coinage Act of 1792, prescribed the death penalty for any official who fraudulently debased the people's money. Was the massive printing of dollar bills to lift Wall Street (and the rest of us, too) off the rocks last year a kind of fraud? If the U.S. Senate so determines, it may send Mr. Bernanke back home to Princeton. But not even Ron Paul, the Texas Republican sponsor of a bill to subject the Fed to periodic congressional audits, is calling for the Federal Reserve chairman's head.

I wonder, though, just how far we have really come in the past 200-odd years. To give modernity its due, the dollar has cut a swath in the world. There's no greater success story in the long history of money than the common greenback. Of no intrinsic value, collateralized by nothing, it passes from hand to trusting hand the world over. More than half of the $923 billion's worth of currency in circulation is in the possession of foreigners.

In ancient times, the solidus circulated far and wide. But it was a tangible thing, a gold coin struck by the Byzantine Empire. Between Waterloo and the Great Depression, the pound sterling ruled the roost. But it was convertible into gold—slip your bank notes through a teller's window and the Bank of England would return the appropriate number of gold sovereigns. The dollar is faith-based. There's nothing behind it but Congress.

Chemical Engineer Verifies Nanothermite In WTC Dust

Professional chemical engineer Mark Basile discusses his analysis of WTC dust. Independently verifying previous findings he found evidence of nanothermite, a military grade explosive many scientists, physicists and engineers now believe may have been used to bring down the WTC 1, 2 and 7.

#Fukushikma Human Errors

Radioactive cesium exceeding 8,000 becquerels/kg has been detected in the ashes from burning the regular household garbage in Kanto and Tohoku regions. The Ministry of the Environment has decided to apply the same rule as the disaster debris and allow the ashes to be buried. The municipalities will be able to bury the ashes that they have stored temporarily, but it may be difficult to obtain consent from the residents living near the disposal facilities.


Some garbage incinerators and sludge incinerators at waste processing plants and sewage treatment plants in cities in Kanto have become so radioactive that they have to be shut down.

The entire country is potentially a nuclear waste disposal site, because of this one disaster.

Those following all this know Fukushima City should have been evacuated right from the beginning. – Fukushima Cesium-137 Leaks ‘Equal 168 Hiroshimas’

With regard to Fukushima, Kobe University Radiation Expert Prof. Tomoya Yamauchi, said of this city of 290,000 People: “Evacuation Must Be Conducted As Soon As Possible”.

Prof. Chris Busby says Fukushima is like the TITANIC – suggesting that the Japanese government is completely out of order and if it continuous its course of action then it is a criminal organization – “I Am Too Frightened To Go Closer To Meltdowns Than 100 Km’ Because Of High Levels Of Radiation”.

In relation to the evacuation of Fukushima, Japanese Journalist Takashi Hirose said: “It’s like killing our own children, I cannot allow it to happen”. There are reports that teachers are forcing school children to eat food that their parents told them not to eat.

Prof. Tatsuhiko Kodama of Tokyo University said Japan’s government needs a wakeup call, adding that many are ‘Shaking With Anger’. His quote: “What Are You Doing?”

A recent alert indicated that Greenpeace Radiation Measurements in Fukushima City hot spots is showing at 500-700 Times Normal!

#Radioactive Sewer Sludge Making Things Worse

Arnie Gundersen also warns that the burning of substances contaminated with nuclear radiation not only presents a hazard to Japan, but will also directly affect the Canada and the United States.

“Burning that waste and with radioactive, rain will come down again upon their own people, as well as Canada and the U.S. They’re refusing to see the seriousness of this disaster and it’s making it worse.”, says nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen.

As the sewage sludge continues to build up all over Japan, the Japanese government has authorized sewage sludge to be incinerated claiming the burning of the sludge would not cause radioactive contamination in surrounding areas.

However, test results, from both independent scientists and local Japanese government officials, show that burning of the highly radioactive sewage sludge at a Tokyo sewage plant is causing a cloud of nuclear radiation to rain down on Tokyo.

Apparently, if you are a scientist not beholden to the nuclear industry you are automatically written off as some fringe lunatic who is trying to spark unnecessary fear and alarm in the public by spreading false rumors. It is exactly these type of “false rumors” which Japan is working so hard to scrub from the Internet.

Despite the conclusive scientific data showing burning of the sludge is causing radioactive contamination the Japanese federal government is still allowing the incineration of the waste to continue.

34 Fukushima Levels Higher Than Chernobyl Evacuation

Soil at 34 spots in six Fukushima Prefecture municipalities has been contaminated with levels of radioactive cesium higher than the standard used for forcible evacuations after the Chernobyl disaster, it has been learned.

According to a soil contamination map submitted at a study meeting of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry, six municipalities recorded more than 1.48 million becquerels of cesium 137 per square meter--the standard used for forced resettlement after the 1986 Chernobyl accident.

The 34 spots are in no-entry and expanded evacuation zones around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which was crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

The data reinforces comments outgoing Prime Minister Naoto Kan made Saturday. "There's a possibility that residents of some areas will be unable to [return and] live there for a long period of time," he said.

According to the survey, the six municipalities were Okumamachi, Futabamachi, Namiemachi, Tomiokamachi, Iitatemura and Minami-Soma.

The ministry checked soil contamination levels in about 2,200 locations around the nuclear plant.

Fukushima DayCare & High School Still Hot After Cleanup

Two day care centers and a high school building in Fukushima Prefecture remain contaminated with high levels of radioactive matter even after they underwent cleanup work, Greenpeace Japan said.

On the ground of the yard at one day care center, the radiation was as high as 0.9 microsieverts per hour, or nearly 8 millisieverts per year, while the reading below its roof reached 7.1 microsieverts, according to the environmental group's findings earlier this month, Greenpeace said Monday.

A maximum reading at the high school was 7.9 microsieverts per hour and the other day care center registered 0.2 microsieverts per hour.

People living in areas with radiation of 5 millisieverts or higher per year were ordered out after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, said Kazue Suzuki, a member of the Greenpeace investigative team. "Children should be evacuated until further cleanup work brings down the amount of radioactivity to a safe level."

Facilities accommodating children can be polluted with radioactive matter that has fallen on nearby buildings and the ground around them, so cleaning up children's facilities alone is not sufficient to ensure safety, said Jan Vande Putte, chief of the Greenpeace team.

NOTE: Where is the radioactive material going? In the ground? In the air? What is the clean up procedure?

#Fukushima Truth May Be Harmful

Alarmist predictions that the long-term health effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan will be worse than those following Chernobyl in 1986 are likely to aggravate harmful psychological effects of the incident. That was the warning heard at an international conference on radiation research in Warsaw, Poland, this week.

One report, in UK newspaper The Independent, quoted a scientist who predicted more than a million would die, and that the prolonged release of radioactivity from Fukushima would make health effects worse than those from the sudden release experienced at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine.

"We've got to stop these sorts of reports coming out, because they are really upsetting the Japanese population," says Gerry Thomas at Imperial College London, who is attending the meeting. "The media has a hell of a lot of responsibility here, because the worst post-Chernobyl effects were the psychological consequences and this shouldn't happen again."

Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency report that the release of radioactivity from Fukushima is about 10 per cent that of Chernobyl. "There's very little leakage now," says Thomas. "The Japanese did the right thing at the right time, providing stable iodine to ensure that doses of radioactive iodine to the thyroids of children were minimal," she says.

NOTE: Do you find the arrogance of deciding to keep the truth hidden helpful psychologically?

#DC Occupation Planned

'“We are going to occupy Freedom Plaza in the middle of Washington DC, the name of which is very similar of course to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, and from there we are going go to expand to shut down offices, buildings, streets, hallways, to nonviolently, strictly nonviolently resist what our government is doing,” said David Swanson, a member of the movement, on Monday.

In an interview with Press TV, Swanson further said that the occupation, that is set to begin on October 6, coincides with the “ten year mark in the war in Afghanistan that they have now suggested may continue for another 13 years or so.”

The aim of the occupation is to raise taxes for the wealthy and corporations, end the wars the country is engaged in and to protect the social safety net by strengthening Social Security and Medicare amongst others.'

NOTE: I understand their sentiment, but don't agree that this is the way to achieve their goals. Instead it gives the ENFORCERS a reason for their IRON FIST.

500 Protested Arrested Over Pipelline

'Reports indicate that more than 500 protesters have been detained since August 20 during sit-ins and rallies against the proposed USD 7-billion Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry Canadian crude from Northern Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries in Texas.

The US government has decided to expand pipelines that will bring oil from Alberta's oil sands reserves into the US. However, environmentalists maintain that the pipeline will pose serious threats to America's agricultural heartland, the CNN reported on Tuesday.'

NOTE: Not hard to see where the oil will be going. Think China.

6 Strange Things About Virgina Quake

'My first thought upon hearing the news of the rare 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Virginia this week was that it was not a natural occurrence. After all, no one has ever felt or even heard of such a powerful temblor happening in this area in a lifetime. As is usual for my cynical instincts, I hoped that I was wrong. However, several anomalies indicate that something is not normal with the Virginia quake.

First, I spend a lot of time in the "Ring of Fire" zone and have experienced numerous earthquakes. By no means does this make me an expert, nor scientifically qualified to analyze earthquakes. But, as enthusiasts, we looked up every quake we felt over a five-year period -- the size, epicenter location, depth, and so on, to get a general sense of placing how it "felt" relative to the official data.'

Silver & Gold Coins To Be Confiscated

'So it has begun.

The Federal government has determined it can and will confiscate all Silver and Gold Liberty Dollars that are displayed openly and not for educational uses only in displays. In other words all the Liberty Dollars in stores on Ebay for sale can/will be confiscated by the federal government.

There was a trial earlier this year in North Carolina against Bernard von NotHaus, the founder and creator of the Liberty Dollar. He was convicted by a jury for creating an alternate currency. The Liberty dollars are now considered counterfeits, contraband and subject to seizure.'

French Revolution About Depopulation?

The popular version of the French Revolution told by today's mainstream media is a monstrous falsehood. This "Tale of Two Cities" account has the Storming of the Bastille and The Reign of Terror happening for the benefit of France. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The assault on the Bastille was a fraud. Professional terrorists told Parisians a Royalist Army marched on Paris to destroy them and that everyone in Paris should therefore arm themselves from the armory at the Bastille. But there was no armory at the Bastille and there were few weapons. And the storming was not to free political prisoners. There were no political prisoners in the Bastille. Bastille Day therefore represents a day of French slaughter and disgrace, although extravagantly celebrated each year on July 14.

The Reign of Terror was a thoroughly malicious pre-Marxist depopulation program.

Banks Telephone And Threaten Customers To Cut Spending Or Risk Foreclosure

Cash-strapped homeowners are being telephoned by their banks and told to cut spending on ‘luxuries’ – or risk losing their homes.

Every week, around 2,000 customers of Northern Rock Asset Management and Bradford & Bingley are being warned to slash their outlay on mobile phones, gym memberships and even socialising, to ‘prioritise’ their mortgages.

In an extraordinary admission, the taxpayer-owned banks said that for the first time they were doing secret credit checks to identify high-risk customers.

They expect to call 30,000 in total. Although it is standard for a credit check to be done when a loan is taken out, it is unprecedented for so many to be carried out after mortgages have been approved.

Michigan Governnor Seizes Emergency Control Over Everything

NOTE: This seized power includes dismissing any elected official. Think about it. Today Michigan, tomorrow? They can abolish your entire town, you do not have a right to even express an opinion. They will have the right to do whatever they want.

Mexico To Give #HPV Vaccine To All Girls

'Mexico plans to administer the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer, to all girls beginning next year, the country's health ministry said Tuesday.

Beginning in 2012, the HPV vaccine will be part of the normal course of shots given to all girls at the age of nine, Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said.'

Forks Over Knives

Start a lifelong conversation about diet, disease, and health with 'Forks Over Knives,' featuring leading experts on health. 'Forks Over Knives" will prompt you to examine the questions: Despite having the most advanced medical technology in the world, why don’t we know and why aren't we healthier?"

This is an amazing film that reveals the real cause of degenerative disease in America, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's and more.

This film also shows why pasteurized milk is so bad for you. Unfortunately, the film doesn't really get into the benefits of raw milk, raw eggs and a limited amount of other clean animal-based foods, but it's a great overview of the benefits of eliminating processed animal products from your diet.

My personal belief is that free-range, truly natural animal products can be beneficial to your health when consumed in limited quantities (like raw butter, raw milk and even some warm winter soup made with soup bones), but I also know full well that processed, pasteurized animal foods are dangerous for your health.

That's why I won't touch meats made with hormones and antibiotics. When I eat animal products (such as fresh eggs from my chickens), I make absolutely sure they are better than organic and are as natural and wholesome as they can possibly be.

But pursuing a plant-based diet can truly work miracles for people suffering from chronic degenerative disease, and this film brings home that message in a powerful, provocative way.

If you know anyone with heart disease, blocked arteries, diabetes or cancer, they need to see this film.

NOTE: The video trailer is excellent and will give you an idea what the video is about. We're not selling the video, but feel it's well worth buying. We also agree with the concept and include that only organic plant based foods should be eaten.

We also eat steroid free, antibiotic free, hormone free, free range beef, bison and chicken, plus own own free range eggs and RAW goat milk.

Look around at Americans we are truly an unhealthy nation, bound in billions of excess poundage and sucking up daily pharmaceuticals.

Acts Of Kindness

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Narco Wiretap May Have Caught Sheriff Captain

When federal agents eavesdropped on the telephone conversations of several drug trafficking suspects, they heard talk of marijuana sales, money transfers and cross-country drug shipments.

They may have also detected something far more surprising: a Los Angeles County sheriff's captain.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed that Bernice Abram, who is in charge of the sheriff's Carson station, was put on leave after federal authorities notified sheriff's officials that their captain may have been heard on the narcotics wiretap.

Officials are trying to determine whether hers is the voice on the recordings, and if so, what relationship she had with the suspects, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.

NOTE: They'll need some time to create a good cover for this one, investigate themselves and all will be well again.

Arizona Cops Caught Tasering Mentally Ill Man

Another citizen video emerged showing a police officer tasering a mentally-ill man who posed no threat to him.

But am I the only one who finds it disturbing that the videographer is not only hoping the man would get tased, but then sounds ecstatic when he actually does get tased?

I’m sure he was elated that he caught the cop in the act of tasing a mentally ill man; a sure hit for Youtube.

But I really have to stress it to these citizen journalists – the more you control your emotions, the less distracting you will be on video.

In other words, either keep your mouth shut or provide a simple narration of what is happening with some quick background of what took place before you started recording.

This is not a game. Save the cheering for the sports bar. Or at least until after it's posted on Youtube.

The incident took place in Prescott, Arizona over the weekend and has already been covered by the local newspaper as well as the Fox News affiliate in Phoenix.

Arrests For #Filming Cops Viiolates 1st & 14th Amendment

We've had a lot of stories this year about police arresting people for filming them. It's become quite a trend. Even worse, a couple weeks ago, we wrote about a police officer in Massachusetts, Michael Sedergren, who is trying to get criminal wiretapping charges brought against a woman who filmed some police officers beating a guy. This officer claims that the woman violated Massachusetts anti-wiretapping law, a common claim from police in such situations.

Segederin may have been better off if he'd waited a couple weeks for an appeals court ruling that came out Friday, because that ruling found that arresting someone for filming the police is a clear violation of both the First Amendment and the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. How the case got to this point is a bit complex, but basically, a guy named Simon Glik saw some police arresting someone in Boston, and thought they were using excessive force.

He took out his camera phone and began recording. The police saw that and told him to stop taking pictures. He told them he was recording them, and that he'd seen them punch the guy they were arresting. One officer asked him if the phone recorded audio as well and Glik told him it did. At that point, they arrested him, saying that recording audio was a violation of Massachusetts wiretap laws.

Even more ridiculous, they then had him charged not just with that, but also with disturbing the peace and "aiding in the escape of a prisoner." After realizing that last one didn't even pass the guffaw test, Massachusetts officials dropped that charge. A Boston court then dumped the other charges and Glik was free. However, he wanted to take things further, as he thought his treatment was against the law.

He first filed a complaint with Boston Police Internal Affairs who promptly set about totally ignoring it. After they refused to investigate, Glik sued the officers who arrested him and the City of Boston in federal court for violating both his First and Fourth Amendment rights. The police officers filed for qualified immunity, which is designed to protect them from frivolous charges from people they arrest.

The district court rejected the officers' rights to qualified immunity, saying that their actions violated the First & Fourth Amendments.

NOTE: Cops, TSA, or anything done in PUBLIC, do not have qualified immunity, can also be sued as individuals. See it Film it!

#Cesium Dust From Incineration Covering Japan

High levels of cesium isotopes are cropping up in dust at 42 incineration plants in seven prefectures, including Chiba and Iwate, an Environment Ministry survey of the Kanto and Tohoku regions shows.

According to the report, released late Saturday, the highest cesium levels in the dust ranged from 95,300 becquerels in Fukushima Prefecture and 70,800 becquerels in Chiba Prefecture to 30,000 becquerels in Iwate Prefecture.

But even the lower levels in the dust exceeded 8,000 becquerels per kilogram in Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma and Tokyo.

Truth Girls On #Irene

Marlyand Children #Forced Vaccinated With Armed Guards

Following the State of Maryland's threats against parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, children were herded into a Price George County courthouse being guarded by armed personnel with attack dogs. Inside, the children were forcibly vaccinated, many against their will, under orders from the State Attorney General, various State Judges and the local School Board Director, all of whom illegally conspired to threaten parents with imprisonment if they did not submit their children to vaccinations.

The State of Maryland has now turned to Gestapo tactics to force its medical will upon the People, stripping parents of any right to decide how they wish to protect their own children from infectious disease. Health authorities there have already announced their intent to essentially kidnap parents and throw them in jail, removing them from their children for up to thirty days if they continue to refuse to have their children vaccinated. This will all be conducted at gunpoint, with armed personnel and attack dogs at the ready, making sure nobody steps out of line, and suppressing any attempt at public dissent against the Orwellian vaccination policies.

The entire campaign against these parents is blatantly illegal.

There is no law in Maryland requiring the vaccination of children, thus parents who refuse to do so may not be legally charged with violating any law. Instead, Maryland health and school authorities are using Gestapo-like tactics, threatening to charge the parents with child truancy violations, criminalizing them for daring to protect their children from the dangerous chemicals found in vaccines (including thimerosal, a chemical additive containing a neurotoxic form of mercury).

NM State Police Having Sex On Duty

Eyewitness News 4 has obtained surveillance pictures of a State Police officer having sex with a woman on the hood of a car in broad daylight.

State Police aren't saying anything about the photos, but KOB Eyewitness News 4 is pressing for answers.

Two weeks ago KOB reported a story about an officer caught on camera having sex while in full uniform, an act shown on security camera at the Santa Fe Canyon Ranch.

KOB has blurred out the woman's image, but you can see it's during daylight hours and the officer is still wearing his utility belt.

The Santa Fe Sheriff's office released the pictures to KOB after we filed a public records request. They say they also gave them to State Police over a week ago.

We got reaction from people who saw the photos.

Secret Rumsfeld Recording 911 Wearing Off, Need Another Attack

Decade's Biggest Scam

Exaggerating, manipulating and exploiting the Terrorist threat for profit and power has been the biggest scam of the decade; only Wall Street's ability to make the Government prop it up and profit from the crisis it created at the expense of everyone else can compete for that title.

Nothing has altered the mindset of the American citizenry more than a decade's worth of fear-mongering So compelling is fear-based propaganda, so beholden are our government institutions to these private Security State factions, and so unaccountable is the power bestowed by these programs, that even a full decade after the only Terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, its growth continues more or less unabated.

NOTE: The Terrorism card isn't new. I remember doing business in Europe during the 1980's and there were near constant warnings against TERRORIST in Europe. It was wonderful, the louder the media screamed about the terrorists, the more tourist stayed OUT of Europe, rending it peaceful and lovely.

Americans couldn't think then, and they still rely on someone to tell them what to think or believe. Out of proportion you say? Take away mainstream garbage, only thinking people remain.

Cobs Lible For Trumped Up Charges

A firefighter can sue the detectives who falsely accused him of creating two child-pornography websites, the 9th Circuit ruled, finding that the investigators had manufactured probable cause in the absence of real evidence.

The federal appeals court in Seattle found that Washington State Police officers Rachel Gardner and John Sager had shown a "reckless disregard for the truth" when they arrested Spokane firefighter Todd Chism in 2008. The detectives never found any child pornography on Chism's computer and could not charge him, but they searched his house and office and detained him briefly based on a trumped-up affidavit, according to the court.

US Needs To Cut Spending With A Chainsaw

BBC Journalist May Have Been Shot By US Forces

A BBC journalist who died during a Taliban suicide attack may have been shot dead by US special forces, an independent investigation has found.

Ahmed Omed Khpulwak was one of more than 20 people killed in attacks on a TV station in Uruzgan province, in the south of Afghanistan, on 28 July.

The Taliban was initially blamed for the 25-year-old's death, but an investigation by the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts' Network (AAN) said Khpulwak may have been killed by US weaponry once the Taliban attackers were already dead.

Degree Of Idiocy

#Anonymous Wallstreet Occupation

#Foreclosed Homes Given To Wallstreet

Great news, everybody: After deliberately failing to help millions of American families stuck in vulture mortgages, the U.S. government is now giving those foreclosed homes to Wall Street for pennies on the dollar so that Wall Street can then rent the now-vacant foreclosures back to the same people pushed out during the Wall Street-caused housing bubble collapse.

Wall Street stands to make an immense profit by becoming, overnight, the “largest improved real-estate owners in the world.” Who says capitalism doesn’t work, with a little help from the government by taking away the property of the working class and giving it to billionaires who pay no taxes? Who says that?

The Street/ reports on this innovative solution to the problem of millions of foreclosed homes currently not providing income for Goldman Sachs:

The largest transfer of wealth from the public to private sector is about to begin. The federal government will be bulk-selling the massive portfolio of foreclosed homes now owned by HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private investors — vulture funds.

NOTE: Investors will pick up these funds in bulk investments of 100 million-500 million bundles, rent them out at attractive rents, and then when there is a population of capable buyers sell them at prices below standard and still make a killing. Further hurting the normal housing market in the process.

Best Ron Paul Interview

#Fukushima Worker Dies Of Leukemia After Working 1 Week

Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday that a man in his 40s who had worked to help contain the radiation crisis at the firm's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has died of acute leukemia.
The total radiation doses the worker received at the plant stood at 0.5 millisievert, TEPCO officials said, adding that the worker's death has nothing to do with his work at the nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, which suffered serious damage from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The man worked at the Fukushima plant for seven days from early August. His jobs included radiation exposure management, the officials said..

He became ill and was hospitalized after finishing the seven-day work. TEPCO received a report of his death on Aug. 16, the officials said.
A medical checkup prior to his work at the plant showed no problems in his health. He suffered no internal radiation exposure, the officials said.

NOTE: Let's see, medical check up before working showed no health problems, 1 week in massive amounts of radiation and Acute Leukemia, yet somehow not related? TEPCO is going to stick to their brutal lies, no matter what.

Fukushima Radiation Exceeds Chernobyl

The first comprehensive survey of soil contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant showed that 33 locations spread over a wide area have been contaminated with long-lasting radioactive cesium, the government said Tuesday.

The survey of 2,200 locations within a 100-kilometer (62-mile) radius of the crippled plant found that those 33 locations had cesium-137 in excess of 1.48 million becquerels per square meter, the level set by the Soviet Union for forced resettlement after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Another 132 locations had a combined amount of cesium 137/134 over 555,000 becquerels per square meter, the level at which the Soviet authorities called for voluntary evacuation and imposed a ban on farming.

Female TSA Helps Druggies

A former TSA agent has admitted helping a man accused of running a drug ring repeatedly evade security and smuggle money through the Buffalo Niagara Airport.

Minetta Walker, 43, confessed that she helped the man get around airport security scanners and had warned two of his associates that agents were tailing them.

The behavioural detection officer for the Transportation Safety Administration was caught directing travellers she appeared to know away from security checks.

She would steer them away from security lines where body image scanners or pat-downs might detect large sums of cash and escort them to their gates to they would not be pulled aside for random inspections, it was claimed.

Walker was arrested in March. On Friday, in federal court she admitted helping Derek Frank, who is also charged and accused of running a drug operation, of avoiding security checks.

Oregon Frackers Will Raise Prices & Destroy Environment

Backers of liquefied natural gas terminals see renewed hope on the Oregon coast - this time to export the new supplies drillers have uncovered by "fracking" shale formations.

The Oregonian newspaper reports that industry backers of the terminals two years ago laughed off the idea that they could use the terminals to export gas, but now they're talking about just that.

The paper says the economics could allow U.S. producers to double or triple their net by exporting to Asia rather than selling domestically.

That raises fears among some, including Oregon's two U.S. senators, that exporting domestic natural gas is a step toward making the market global and raising prices in the United States for a resource that's abundant domestically.

Asian demand is expected to increase, driven by economic growth in China and India, switching from coal to natural gas.

The Oregonian story says one LNG terminals on the Gulf Coast has gotten approval to retrofit an idle facility and another is seeking it, while British Columbia companies are contemplating multiple export terminals.

Main Street Misery

NOTE: The whole fiasco was to create SUPER CONGRESS, Global "partnership"

Doctor Calls For Public Outrage On Smart Meters

Smart meters are the latest technological imposition of utilities generating power to force with no option to opt out a system of control of billing power consumption of consumers at peak energy time rates. This should come as no surprise, but Smart Grid is an Agenda 21 population control Carbon Tax based population TAX !

There is no Federal Law mandating Smart Meters, and even if there was it would be between the Utilities and Federal Regulators and cannot include a non-contracted third party, the consumer. It violates the Federal Wiretapping Laws and clearly builds databases for sale of private information of power usages with the electrical signature of every appliance and time use in the home. This is powerful marketing and control data in the hands of control-freak bureaucrats and marketing gurus.

Death By Smart Meters


Every 6 to 8 seconds micro wave radiation is emitted, do NOT believe the lies that it only emits once or twice daily. You will be living in a deadly microwave environment with severe consequences. This is MASSIVE radiation. This disrupts your body at a cellular level

They intend to have these for electricity, water, gas. These transmit over 3 watts, versus the legal limit of .01 without a FCC license. All the other homes and businesses are also transmitting through hubs that connect to over 600 other meters.

There are class action law suits gearing up to stop Smart Meters.

We're Already Fracked

'Hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," for the purpose of extracting natural gas from the earth involves flooding it with millions of gallons of chemical-laden water, a practice that by all estimates is damaging the environment to some extent.

But a US Energy Department (ED) advisory panel, which happens to be padded with members connected to the natural gas industry, insists that fracking is safe, and even contends that it will help to lower the carbon dioxide emissions allegedly responsible for so-called climate change.'

Green Fascism

'The biggest green tax is still fuel duty which raised £27billion in 2010. With VAT as well on both the fuel and the fuel duty, tax is about 60 per cent of the price at the pump – one of the highest ratios in the world.

Motorists also pay nearly £6billion in road tax. Add up all the domestic green taxes and they raise £39.3billion. If we assume it is fair enough for motorists to pay for building and maintaining roads that leaves £30.1billion of excess revenue.

Those additional taxes – on top of all the income tax and VAT we pay – are supposed to be justified by the contribution greenhouse gases make to global warming.'

NOTE: The louder the GREEN screams the more money they want to extract from you, as though that will make everything more environmentally safe.

Afraid To Ask Tough Questions?

'In recent weeks GOP congressmen have resorted to all sorts of underhanded schemes to avoid interacting with their angry constituents back home over August recess. Now two Republican freshmen, Reps. Daniel Webster (R-FL) and Tim Griffin (R-AR), are taking this trend one step further, using disturbing intimidation tactics and “watch lists” to discourage constituents from asking them questions.'

Sex Offender Baby Sitters

'Cornelius Osborne may not seem like baby-sitting material.

He was convicted of raping two women. A succession of felonies, from robbery to failing to register as a sex offender, repeatedly sent him to prison, state records show. But over more than two years, the state paid Osborne nearly $5,000 to baby-sit two children, before his latest conviction — for dealing drugs — put him back behind bars.'

More Military In America

'Over the weekend, the Pentagon appointed “dual-status commanders” to direct both active-duty troops and guardsmen assisting civilian officials in New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island. In the past, the chain of command was split between federal and state authorities.

Under the cover of fixing supposed delays, duplications and gaps after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005, the Pentagon has further crippled Posse Comitatus – restricting military involvement in domestic law enforcement – and limited the participation of the state in disaster and emergency response.

This is the first time so-called dual-status commanders have been used for a natural disaster. In the past, they were used at international summits, but not for domestic response to a hurricane.'

Monday, August 29, 2011

#Fukushima Exposed Fuel Pools

Newly Released TEPCO Data Proves Fairewinds Assertions of Significant Fuel Pool Failures at Fukushima Daiichi from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.

220,000 radioactive units per second/ per liter.

Ron Paul, Michael Moore, Larry King

NOTE Corporate Medical Gulag has to steal from our pockets. Allow free markets to work. There is a reason that more Americans take advantage of Medical Tourism. Why pay 100,000 for a surgery when the same surgery is available elsewhere for 25,000.

Social Security is not socialism.

Either we have free choice or not. Currently we do not.

How To Decommission Fukushima?

What is actually going to take place at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, where word is that the four reactors that were crippled in the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami will eventually be decommissioned?

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) defines "decommissioning" as the process of removing spent fuel from reactors and dismantling all facilities. Ultimately, the site of a decommissioned reactor is meant to be reverted into a vacant lot.

The standard decommissioning process entails six major steps: 1. Remove spent fuel rods, 2. Remove radioactive materials that have become affixed to reactor pipes and containers, 3. Wait for radiation levels to go down with time, 4. Dismantle reactors and other internal vessels and pipes, 5. Dismantle the reactor buildings, and 6. Make the site into a vacant lot.

"Cleaning," "waiting," and "dismantling" are the three key actions in this process. Needless to say, this all needs to be done while simultaneously containing radioactive materials.

NOTE: Who are they kidding? Wait? Melt throughs? For almost 180 days Fukushima continues to spread it's poison throughout the Northern Hemisphere.....the half life of many of the radioactive elements are thousands of years.

Even Chernobyl area is uninhabitable after 25 years.

#Fukushima Is Far Worse Than Chernobyl

Chris Busby, a professor at the University of Ulster known for his alarmist views, generated controversy during a Japan visit last month when he said the disaster would result in more than 1 million deaths. "Fukushima is still boiling its radionuclides all over Japan," he said. "Chernobyl went up in one go. So Fukushima is worse."

Some scientists say Fukushima is worse than the 1986 Chernobyl accident, with which it shares a maximum level-7 rating on the sliding scale of nuclear disasters. One of the most prominent of them is Dr Helen Caldicott, an Australian physician and long time anti-nuclear activist who warns of "horrors to come" in Fukushima.

On the other side of the nuclear fence are the industry friendly (PAID) scientists who insist that the crisis is under control and radiation levels are mostly safe. "I believe the government and Tokyo Electric Power [Tepco, the plant's operator] are doing their best," said Naoto Sekimura, vice-dean of the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. Mr Sekimura initially advised residents near the plant that a radioactive disaster was "unlikely" and that they should stay "calm", an assessment he has since had to reverse.

NOTE: It doesn't take any serious math to rough guess how much worse:

Chernobyl 3 months old and no fuel rod storage
1 Reactor that burned only 10 days
1 million deaths according to scientists in 25 years
roughly 100,000 deaths, over 25 years, for every day it burned

Fukushima 40 years old & enormous piles of stored reactors
3 Melt through reactors
still burning almost 180 days later

The math is too awful to contemplate, isn't it?

Could it be at least 3 times as bad as Chernobyl or 300,000 deaths per day, over 25 years, for every day it burns?

That would be 54 million, and growing daily.

Yet even Hiroshima had survivors.

76 Trillion Becquerels Of Plutonium Released

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA)'s daily press conference is ongoing (August 29). The NISA spokesman Moriyama mentions neptunium-239's conversion ratio to plutonium-239 as 1 to 1.

The amount of plutonium-239 has increased 23,000-fold.

On August 15 I wrote about neptunium-239, half life of about 2 days, having been detected in large quantity in Iitate-mura, 35 kilometers from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. I had to take down the second post on the subject, but the information was correct.

Now, NISA is suddenly mentioning neptunium-239. Admission of wide dispersion of this nuclide and resultant plutonium-239 may be finally forthcoming, after more than 5 months.

Islamophobia? Who Benefits?

'The 130 page report by the Center for American Progress (CAP) released on Friday, identified foundations that have provided more than USD 42 million to key individuals and organizations that have spearheaded the nationwide effort between 2001 and 2009.

"Sometimes the money flowing from these foundations and their donors is clearly designed to promote Islamophobia, but more often the support provided is for general purpose use, which is the think tanks and grassroots organizations then put to use on their primary purpose -- spreading their messages of hate and fear as far and wide as they can," the report says.

Among the funders are organizations that have long been associated with the extreme right in the US, as well as several Jewish family foundations that have supported settler groups in Israel.'

Lynch Law In Libya

Hogtied black men shot in a hospital, by forces armed, financed and enabled by the United States. I wonder if Barack Obama will include this episode in his next inspiring, patriotic "Letter to My Daughters."

It seems the Freedom Fighters in Libya are upholding one of the most venerable historical traditions of their American mentors: killing black men. The Independent reports:

The killings were pitiless.

They had taken place at a makeshift hospital, in a tent marked clearly with the symbols of the Islamic Crescent. Some of the dead were on stretchers, attached to intravenous drips. Some were on the back of an ambulance that had been shot at. A few were on the ground, seemingly attempting to crawl to safety when the bullets came.

Around 30 men lay decomposing in the heat. Many of them had their hands tied behind their back, either with plastic handcuffs or ropes. One had a scarf stuffed into his mouth. Almost all of the victims were black men. Their bodies had been dumped near the scene of two of the fierce battles between rebel and regime forces in Tripoli. ...

The atrocities have apparently not been confined to Tripoli: Amnesty International has reported similar violence in the coastal town of Zawiyah, much of it against men from sub-Saharan Africa who, it has been claimed, were migrant workers.

Don't Panic Go Organic

So-called "business as usual" is neither sustainable, nor even possible, for much longer. Out-of-control energy corporations, Wall Street, the Pentagon, agribusiness/biotech corporations, and indentured politicians have driven us to the brink. They tell us: don't worry; trust the experts, things will soon return to "normal." But reality and common sense tell a different story.

Extreme weather, crop failures, commodities speculation, land grabs, escalating prices, soil degradation, depleted aquifers, routine contamination, food-related disease, and mass hunger represent the "new norm" for food and farming. The global agricultural system, with the exception of the rapidly growing organic sector, rests upon a shaky foundation.

Patented seeds, genetically engineered crops, expensive and destructive chemical and energy-intensive inputs, factory farms, monoculture production, eroding soils, unsustainable water use, taxpayer subsidies, and long-distance hauling and distribution, including massive imports that amount to 15% of the U.S. food supply amount to a recipe for disaster.'

Military Industrial Comples, Vaccines & Conflicts Of Interest

The Institute of Medicine is suddenly in the news following the release of its vaccine "adverse events" research which found that MMR vaccines actually cause measles, seizures and anaphylactic shock. The old media predictably distorted the story and used it to deceptively announce that "vaccines are not linked to autism!"

In falsely reporting this study from the IoM, however, the old media reporters never bothered to even read the adverse reactions report. Nor did they ask a few simple questions such as "Who is funding the Institute of Medicine? And what is the agenda of the IoM?"

Today, NaturalNews publishes a stunning story about the IoM which reveals this government-created non-profit to be a key player in the military medical complex involving a shady network of weapons manufacturers, the Department of Homeland Security, top pharmaceutical companies and population control globalists such as Bill Gates. Here, we expose who's giving the IoM money and why the actual sources of funding behind the IoM destroy any credibility it once claimed to have on the subject of public health.'

American War Machine

White Afrikaners Banished From Country Of Birth

'Afrikaner whites have become strangers and outcasts in their own land: denied any rights to food-aid, denied government benefits, and especially denied access to the job market. Just as the nazis did to the Jews, the ANC regime also created genocidal laws denying whites all the means of survival in South Africa, the land of their birth.

Many tens of thousands of skilled but legally-unemployable teachers, medical workers, municipal workers, electronic-engineers, mining engineers, IT-specialists and office workers are not allowed to work n South Africa at all: only because of their paler complexion: they are barred by LAW from the labour market because of the ethnic group they belong to, and because of the language they speak.'

NOTE: These stringent laws are a reaction from the decades, or centuries, of abuse by people who no longer live. A case where the pendulum swings too far in one direction before it slows and then begins to swing in the opposite direction. As with this law, it has swung too far. People caught at both ends of the pendulum suffer, initiate new laws while their side of the pendulum rule and it's continual havoc.

Balance. There needs to be a way to achieve balance without the cruel swinging of that deadly pendulum.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Knights In White Satin

Government Needs Your Help

Wiki Exposes GMO Push In Developping Countries

Dozens of United States diplomatic cables released in the latest WikiLeaks dump on Wednesday reveal new details of the US effort to push foreign governments to approve genetically engineered (GE) crops and promote the worldwide interests of agribusiness giants like Monsanto and DuPont.

The cables further confirm previous Truthout reports on the diplomatic pressure the US has put on Spain and France, two countries with powerful anti-GE crop movements, to speed up their biotech approval process and quell anti-GE sentiment within the European Union (EU).

Several cables describe "biotechnology outreach programs" in countries across the globe, including African, Asian and South American countries where Western biotech agriculture had yet to gain a foothold. In some cables (such as this 2010 cable from Morocco) US diplomats ask the State Department for funds to send US biotech experts and trade industry representatives to target countries for discussions with high-profile politicians and agricultural officials.

Truthout recently reported on front groups supported by the US government, philanthropic foundations and companies like Monsanto that are working to introduce pro-biotechnology policy initiatives and GE crops in developing African countries, and several cables released this week confirm that American diplomats have promoted biotech agriculture to countries like Tunisia, South Africa and Mozambique.

NOTE: VOTE NO GMO with every dollar that you spend!

Australia Starts Carbonb Tax Scams

In one corner are the country's straight-talking miners, farmers and truck drivers, backed by macho opposition leader Tony Abbott, who fear the traditional Australian way of life is under threat.

In the other are the metropolitan "greenies", epitomised by Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, and the country's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, who claim they are just trying to save the planet.

The issue at stake is the nation's first carbon tax, a $23 (£15) levy on each tonne of carbon produced by the country's 500 worst polluters, which Ms Gillard's minority Labor government intends to push through parliament next month.

Due to be up and running by July 2012, it is the most ambitious policy of its kind outside Europe.

The proposed tax, however has galvanised an alliance of blue collar workers, conservatives and talk-show radio hosts – a constituency closely identified with Ozzie "blokedom" – into staging a series of noisy protests that they hope will sink the tax, and the government.

NOTE: OF course, the money will go where? CO2 is life sustaining and all life would be impossible with out it, to be anti Carbon Dioxide is to be against LIFE.

Agenda 21 What It Means For YOU

NOTE: When you hear "sustainable" from anyone, run the other way. It is NOT about self sustaining or self sufficient, it's about utter, complete control over YOU and every other RESOURCE where humans will be concentrated into HUMANE SETTLEMENT ZONES. Here are some of the things that will be abolished in any sustainable development program.

private property
fossil fuels, private cars
golf courses
ski resorts
farm lands, pasture, livestock grazing
horse back riding trails

Do your research, educate, speak and resist. Otherwise you or your children will be living in Stack & Pack high rises packed next to RR tracks, so you don't have too large a carbon foot print. Your kids are being indoctrinated NOW.

Transferring loyalty from the family to government, and are you too busy connected to your Blackerry to pay attention? Did you really think that the Dumbing Down was an accidental consequence rather than a deliberate plot?

#Fukushima Uninhabitable For How Long?

Areas around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant could remain uninhabitable for 20 years, Japan warned yesterday.

The plant is still leaking low-level radiation nearly six months after the earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear meltdown.

About 80,000 people were evacuated and many are still living in shelters.

The Japanese government unveiled guidelines this week with the aim of halving radiation in problem areas in two years, but for spots with very high readings it could take much longer to reach safe levels.

'I can't deny the possibility that it could be a long time before people can return to and live in regions with high radiation levels,' outgoing Prime Minister Naoto Kan was quoted by domestic media as telling Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato.

NOTE: Sure, 20 years sounds reasonable, but is a complete fabrication. Chernobyl has unihabitable areas 25 years later, with no relief in sight. Who are they kidding? Oh I know, everyone who doesn't believe there is any radiation.....

Japan To Burn Radioactive Debris

Here we go. Radioactive Japan (or at least East Japan). Now all radioactive debris and garbage can and will be burned and buried.

The news headlines at various media outlets say "ashes that contain up to 100,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium", but if you read the news carefully, as long as there are "countermeasures" to prevent the leakage of radioactive cesium into the surrounding environment, the Ministry is prepared to allow the ashes with any amount of radioactive materials to be buried in regular waste final disposal facilities.

From NHK News (8/28/2011):


Regarding the ashes after burning the disaster debris and regular household garbage contaminated with radioactive materials, the Ministry of the Environment has decided on a policy that will allow the burial of ashes that exceed 8,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium, as long as there are countermeasures in place to prevent the leakage into the ground water.


The new policy was revealed during the meeting of experts affiliated with the Ministry of the Environment on August 27. So far, the Ministry's policy has been to allow the ashes with 8,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium and below to be buried, but require the ashes that exceed that level to be stored temporarily while the Ministry decides on the disposal method.


NOTE: All along my question has been. WHAT do they intend to do with the enormous amounts of debris and demolished buildings, homes, cars after the Tsunami? Well, this is it. And the last time I checked smoke still rises. Yes, it will get into the various wind patters and circle the globe, heaping more radioactive waste on the Northern Hemisphere.

Invisible Hazards Of Smart Meters

by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri

Do You Have a New “Smart” Meter?

Over the past year-and-a-half, various power companies have been removing the analogue [disc-like] meters placed on your homes, apartments and businesses, and installing what they call their new “Smart” Meters. This is part of the larger plan throughout the US and Canada where these meters have already been installed. “According to the Edison Foundation, more than 8 million Smart Meters have been deployed by electric utilities in the US and nearly 60 million should be in place by 2020.”(1) In Canada, 2 million of these meters are planned. “BC Hydro has a $930-million rollout of ‘Smart’ Meters” installation that began on July 4.

As Marti Oakley has just written, the best way to look at what’s happening is to: “follow the money. In late October 2009, the [US] Department of Energy announced the $3.4 billion in stimulus grants under AARA. Award selections were announced for 100 smart grid projects that are intended to lead to the rollout of approximately 18-million smart meters, 1-million in-home energy management displays, and 170,000 smart thermostats, as well as numerous advanced transformers and load management devices.”

There has been no public discussion on the known biological hazards, both to humans and our pets, with these new meters. There has been no testing of these meters for any kind of safety. However, utilities Public Relations “spin” includes that: they will cut power costs to consumers, thus lowering your monthly bills; help customers reduce power consumption during peak times; and the meters can be read anytime, via a planned new “grid” in the works for the entire country that will use these meters. Utility companies insist these meters are safe.

“Smart” Meters are a new type of electronic device that monitors electricity, natural gas, and water usage via radio frequency (RF or rf) in an invisible but dangerous range, between 2.4GHz [GigaHertz] and 5.8Ghz. This corresponds to the electrical signals frequency used to produce radio waves. The worldwide digital wireless communications network is based upon this. RF has both an electric and magnetic components both of which can cause damage.

The protective Blood Brain Barrier has been breached; and there are numerous studies that show that “exposure to low levels pulsed or continuous microwave radiation has been reported to affect neurotransmitter metabolism…” while other studies suggest that “RF radiation can alter the electrical activity of the brain” and changes cognitive function and behavior. Although there has been very little reported in mainstream media, there is extensive information available information on the Internet.

NOTE: Very long, thorough article. Having a Smart Meter on your home, will be similar to living inside a microwave oven 24 hours day, those signals from your home, and your neighbors and the hubs will be bounding all over and damaging every living cell. Say NO.

Confronting The Military Industrial Complex

The majority of Americans oppose the U.S. government’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and believe that defense spending is the area that must be cut to reduce the federal deficit. However, many of us feel powerless to stop the ever-increasing bombings, invasions, and occupations of nations which pose no threat to us.

Most of us have acquiesced to the “military-industrial complex” (a term coined by Dwight Eisenhower, who devoted his farewell address in 1961 to its “grave implications”). Having worked with abused people for more than 25 years,Many Americans have developed what Bob Marley—the poet laureate of oppressed people around the world— called “mental slavery.”

Social scientists have also recognized this phenomenon of subjugation resulting in demoralization and defeatism. Paulo Freire, the Brazilian educator and author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and Ignacio Martin-Baró, the El Salvadoran social psychologist and popularizer of “liberation psychology,” understood this psychological phenomenon of fatalism, and they helped their people overcome it. We must first acknowledge the reality that for millions of Americans, subjugation has in fact resulted in demoralization and fatalism. Then, we can begin to heal from a “battered people’s syndrome” of sorts and together begin to fight for democracy. it does not surprise me to see that when we as individuals or as a society eat crap for too long, we become psychologically too weak to take action.

Democracy means that if the majority of us want to stop senseless wars and wasteful military spending, then this should be stopped. Are we in the majority? How can we take action?

911 Ten Years Later, What Have We Learned?

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
How well has the US government’s official account of the event held up over the decade?

Not very well. The chairman, vice chairman, and senior legal counsel of the 9/11 Commission wrote books partially disassociating themselves from the commission’s report. They said that the Bush administration put obstacles in their path, that information was withheld from them, that President Bush agreed to testify only if he was chaperoned by Vice President Cheney and neither were put under oath, that Pentagon and FAA officials lied to the commission and that the commission considered referring the false testimony for investigation for obstruction of justice.

One would think that if a handful of Arabs managed to outwit not merely the CIA and FBI but all 16 US intelligence agencies, all intelligence agencies of our allies including Mossad, the National Security Council, the State Department, NORAD, airport security four times on one morning, air traffic control, etc., the President, Congress, and the media would be demanding to know how such an improbable event could occur. Instead, the White House put up a wall of resistance to finding out, and Congress and the media showed little interest.

Moreover, what do 1,500 architects and engineers have to gain from being ridiculed as conspiracy theorists? They certainly will never receive another government contract, and many surely lost business as a result of their “anti-American” stance. Their competitors must have made hay out of their “unpatriotic doubts.” Indeed, my reward for reporting on how matters stand a decade after the event will be mail telling me that as I hate America so much I should move to Cuba.

Today Americans are unsafe, not because of terrorists and domestic extremists, but because they have lost their civil liberties and have no protection from unaccountable government power. One would think that how this came about would be worthy of public debate and congressional hearings.