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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Boy with cancer loses coverage after Obamacare launch - Bureaucrats won't help unless he is 'pregnant or an illegal alien

Hunter Alford is the happy kid next door with a big grin who idolizes country music star Blake Shelton.
His parents call him a “wild, fun loving, zombie-killing boy who loves the military and police.”
He is normal in every way, except this 7-year-old already plays guitar and keyboards and has his heart set on learning to fiddle.
Something else sets Hunter apart.
He was born with a rare form of cancer and lost his health insurance just after Obamacare went into effect.
Americans were told the health-care law was designed to help children just like Hunter, born with a deadly pre-existing condition and little means to pay for expensive treatments.
The Affordable Care Act was not supposed to take away the insurance these most-vulnerable children already had and leave them utterly defenseless against a life-threatening disease.
Answers are hard to come by, but it looks like that’s what the president’s signature achievement has done in the small town of Gainesville, Texas.
Read more: http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/boy-with-cancer-loses-coverage-after-obamacar...

Julie Borowski: ObamaCare Stinks for Young People

Family that fled to Central America to stop Amish girl, 10, from getting chemotherapy claim her cancer is GONE thanks to natural remedies

Hoping to help: The hospital's attorney Maria Schimer, who is also a registered nurse, would be granted the right to make Sarah Hershberger's medical decisions if the appeal is granted

Hoping to help: The hospital's attorney Maria Schimer, who is also a registered nurse, would be granted the right to make Sarah Hershberger's medical decisions if the appeal is grantedAn Ohio Amish girl diagnosed with leukemia who had fled the U.S. with her family to avoid chemotherapy has been cured after being treated with natural remedies in Central America, according to her grandfather.
Doctors fought the family's decision to end chemotherapy, saying Sarah Hershberger would die without it within six months.
Issac Keim told the Akron Beacon Journal that his granddaughter Sarah recently celebrated her 11th birthday and seems vibrant and healthy.
No Answer: Anna and Andy Hershberger are not at their farm in Homer Township, Ohio and their lawyer confirmed today that the they have fled the country along with their 10-year-old daughter, Sarah, to avoid her receiving treatment for her cancer
No Answer: Anna and Andy Hershberger are not at their farm in Homer Township, Ohio and their lawyer confirmed today that the they have fled the country along with their 10-year-old daughter, Sarah, to avoid her receiving treatment for her cancer

According to Mr Keim, blood and imaging tests indicated that Sarah’s cancer is gone.
The family's attorney said the Hershbergers fled home in northeast Ohio's Medina County at one point, leaving the U.S. at one point to avoid having to resume chemotherapy treatments.
A state appeals court has appointed a guardian to take over Sarah's medical decisions.
Keim said the family and their baby sitter have since returned to the U.S. but remain in hiding amid the ongoing legal battle over Sarah's care.
Meanwhile, the couple's five other children are being cared for by the family's tight-knit Amish community, where Mr Keim is a bishop.
Isaac Keim told the paper this week that Andy and Anna Hershberger fled to an unspecified holistic cancer treatment center in Central America.
Sarah is continuing treatments with natural products, according to her grandfather, and is now 'cancer-free.' 

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Anna and Andy Hershberger have been fighting a hospital in court for months after they decided to halt the treatments because they couldn't continue to watch their child undergo the arduous radiation treatment.
It has emerged they left their home in rural northeast Ohio just days before a state appeals court appointed a guardian in October to take over medical decisions for Sarah, according to Maurice Thompson, an attorney with the non-profit firm The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, which has filed a brief in support of the family.
'They don't want Sarah to be taken away,' he said.
County Sheriff Tom Miller said his office has no idea where the Hershbergers might be and is not actively searching for the family.
'It would take a court order for us to get involved,' Miller said to the Medina Gazette, 'and I’m not anticipating a court order.'
Doctors at Akron Children's Hospital believe Sarah's leukemia is treatable, but say she will die without chemotherapy.
The hospital went to court after the family decided to stop chemotherapy and treat Sarah with natural medicines, such as herbs and vitamins.
Absconded: The parents of Sarah Hershberger - the Amish girl who has treatable cancer have reportedly fled the United States to avoid her being forced into treatment
Absconded: The parents of Sarah Hershberger - the Amish girl who has treatable cancer have reportedly fled the United States to avoid her being forced into treatment
An appeals court ruling in October gave attorney Maria Schimer, who's also a registered nurse limited guardianship over Sarah and the power to make medical decisions for her.
The court said the beliefs and convictions of her parents can't outweigh the rights of the state to protect the child.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Matt Damon on Civil Disobedience

Thanksgiving is Not What You Think — Lies Your Teacher Told You

Still to this day, our history books are nothing more than fabricated propaganda.

Illustration by H.J. Ford for Andrew Lang's The Strange Story Book, 1913. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Illustration by H.J. Ford for Andrew Lang’s The Strange Story Book, 1913. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(INTELLIHUB) — Recently Daniel Bushell reporting for RT, did an amazing piece entitled White Minority of America, giving more insight to the general public of what really took place during the colonization process of America.
The report is based on a book, Lies My Teacher Told Me.

When I saw the piece I was amazed, it concluded everything I suspected to be a reality for years now. We have been lied to in school all along, as our history books truly are just a package of lies.
After watching it I felt truly disgusted that schools to this day continue to uphold the lie.
The book points out how at a great feast, much like Thanksgiving, the natives were poisoned by the colonists, in a “toast to eternal friendship”.
Some consider the American holocaust the worst case of genocide in American history. Over 100 million natives were reported to have been exterminated including men women and children. Some as young as 3-years old were spared as slaves.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Mexico Police Spray Woman’s Vagina With Mace After Drug Arrest

Alex Kane
A New Mexico woman was allegedly strip searched–and then had mace sprayed on her vagina, according to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week. The New Mexico news outlet KOB 4 reports that Marlene Tapia suffered from the ordeal for weeks after the incident.
The alleged incident occurred two years ago. Tapia’s legal team, torture,” says it takes time to build a civil rights case and that they filed before the statute of limitations was up.
who called what the police did “tantamount to
Tapia was arrested for a probation violation linked to a separate drug case. While at the Metropolitan Detention Center, she was strip searched by officers, who found a plastic baggie “protruding from Tapia’s vagina,” according to KOB 4. That’s when officer Blanca Zapater sprayed mace on her vagina. It caused severe pain to Tapia, including burning, swollen genitals and painful urination.
The American Civil Liberties Union’s New Mexico chapter has taken up the case. Their director, Peter Simonson, said he was shocked by “the maliciousness, the wanton disregard, wanton maliciousness that the corrections officer demonstrated…This is the kind of chemical that is intended to be sprayed on other parts of the body, to cause pain, but to spray it on the very most sensitive part of a person’s body only doubles the pain.”
Simonson says the spraying violated his client’s Constitutional rights and jail policy.
The detention center refused to comment on the case, but confirmed that Blanca Zapater was a staff member and said she was disciplined over the mace spraying incident.

Study Proves Vaccines — Not ‘Vaccine Refusers’ — Are Behind Whooping Cough Outbreaks

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the whooping-cough vaccines that have been in use since the 1990′s — and not kids whose parents refuse the whooping-cough vaccine — are actually behind the surge in whooping-cough outbreaks across the U.S.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)This news flies in the face of scads of articles that have come out in the past few years claiming unvaccinated children are behind whooping-cough outbreaks. One such article is Time Magazine’s, “Parents Not Vaccinating Kids Contributed to Whooping Cough Outbreaks” reported on back in September. Time cited research published in the Journal of Pediatrics — research that involved at least one author who disclosed financial ties to Big Pharma vaccine makers Sanofi Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline — the two companies that just so happen to produce all the pertussis vaccines available in the U.S.
(Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that unvaccinated children are not responsible for whooping-cough outbreaks, by the way.)
Scientists have now concluded that the effectiveness of the acellular pertussis vaccines (DTaP) available on the U.S. market today wanes after about five years. Apparently the old version of the pertussis vaccine was a whole cell vaccine, which supposedly lasted much longer; however, it was discontinued due to side effects such as inducing chronic neurological problems in some of the children who received it.
With this latest study, baboons recently vaccinated for whooping-cough were shown to actually carry the pertussis infection in their throats; although they themselves did not get sick, the vaccinated baboons readily spread the infection to other baboons who were not vaccinated.
The New York Times reports:

“When you’re newly vaccinated you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population,” said Tod J. Merkel [aka Captain Obvious #1], the lead author of the study, who is a researcher in the Office of Vaccines Research and Review in the Food and Drug Administration.
Scientists said the finding was surprising, and could be a signpost for investigators as they try to improve the vaccines for people.
“If Dr. Merkel is correct, then we need to develop better acellular vaccines,” said Dr. Stanley Plotkin [aka Captain Obvious #2], an emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. … “A great deal of thought and discussion is being devoted to that at the moment,” he said.
Oh great, they’re going to devote a great deal of thought and discussion to it. Good to know.
Each DTaP shot contains the heavy metal aluminum (which bioaccumulates in the body), formaldehyde (great for preserving dead people and apparently awesome for a child’s developing brain as well), bovine protein (yummy) and the additive polysorbate 80 which has been linked to gastrointestinal problems, heart attacks, strokes, impaired immunity and tumor growth for starters.
And remember, when anyone is administered a vaccine, it goes straight into the person’s bloodstream (and eventually the brain), bypassing the digestive system and thus a large portion of the body’s immune system as well.
In the mean time, parents who didn’t want to turn their children into the Typhoid Mary of whooping-cough are getting the finger pointed at them to shame them into vaccinating their child with a shot that, for starters, isn’t even that effective anyway EVEN THOUGH NOT ONE, OR EVEN TWO, BUT FIVE DOSES ARE RECOMMENDED!
That’s right, five DTaP shots are recommended — that’s five times the aluminum, formaldehyde, bovine protein and polysorbate 80 — and the kids don’t even get one of those shirts that says, “I got five DTaP shots and all I got was this lousy shirt, a bunch of aluminum and preservatives in my brain, and the ability to spread whooping-cough to all of my friends whose parents didn’t make them get five ultimately ineffective DTaP shots” (you know, it had to be printed kinda small to fit it all on the shirt, but that’s not the point).

Quote De Jour

"A slave is one who waits for someone else to free him." - Rosellen Brown

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DANG! Snow they told us was a thing of the past?

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Pic De Jour

Senator Chuck Schumer promises more Iran sanctions, vows to ‘defeat’ Arab world and Palestinians promises more Iran sanctions, vows to ‘defeat’ Arab world and Palestinians 

 Okay Chuck, if you really feel that way; here's your rifle, here's your parachute, we ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from Abu Ghraib. Watch your head climbing into that transport, and we'll call Iran and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself. But given that Iran has not invaded another country in a war of aggression in over 200 years, standing in stark contrast to both Israel and the US, which cannot seem to go six months without attacking someone, you will forgive the American people if we decide that enough of our children have already been killed and crippled in wars on Israel's enemies and we sit this one out. Let Israel take care of Israel's enemies, or better still, learn how to get along with the rest of the civilized world.

Motorcyclist Records Obnoxious CHP Cop & Teaches Californians How To Get A Copy Of the Police Dashcam

Revealed: Northrop Grumman’s Unmarked Gray Helicopter Drone

By Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars has obtained a photograph of an unmarked gray helicopter drone manufactured by Northrop Grumman which could be used to spy on Americans domestically.
The image was sent to us by someone high up within Northrop Grumman, who told us that the drone is small enough to transported on the back of a large truck or towed in a trailer behind a pickup and can be fitted with all manner of surveillance technology.
It appears to be a smaller version of the company’s MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopter drone, which was tested for the first time earlier this month by the U.S. Navy. Unlike the MQ-8C Fire Scout, the drone seen in the image above has no markings.
The MQ-8C Fire Scout, described as a “next generation” drone, has “three times the payload capacity of the current model in the military arsenal,” and can remain airborne for twice as long.
Earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration released a road map that set the stage for 7,500 surveillance drones to be flying in U.S. skies within the next two years. The FAA’s chief concern is not the privacy implications of such devices, but the threat of them colliding with other aircraft.
The FAA has forecast that 30,000 surveillance drones will be in U.S. skies by the end of the decade.
At least 80 law enforcement agencies already have agreements with the FAA to fly drones for surveillance purposes. Some police departments want to use such drones to watch for “suspicious activity” in high crime areas.
Authorities are already using drones to conduct surveillance of farms and the Department of Homeland Security is also working on deploying drones for purposes of “public safety.”
Earlier this year, the Pentagon began testing to deploy two high-tech surveillance blimps over Washington DC that can remain at 10,000 feet for a month without the need for refueling. The blimps provide an “elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system” and carry “powerful radars that can look deep into enemy territory.”
The U.S. Army also recently tested a football field-sized blimp over the city of New Jersey. The blimp can fly for a period of 21 hours and “is equipped with high-tech sensors that can monitor insurgents from above.”
This past August, the DHS assumed control of surveillance blimps used to monitor the US-Mexico border, a perturbing development for privacy advocates given that the federal agency considers all areas 100 miles inland of the border to be ‘constitution-free zones’ within which the Fourth Amendment does not apply.

Zombie Americans Sign Petition To Ban Petitions

Monday, November 25, 2013

Judge Jeanine: Obama Is 'Transparent, And Americans Now See Right Through Your Lies'

Jesse Ventura: JFK Assassination Was A Coup D'état

6 Astounding Parallels Between Vaccines and GMOs

Have you ever considered the similarities between vaccinations and genetically modified foods (also referred to as GMOs)?

A nurse vaccinating a child. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
A nurse vaccinating a child. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Both of these ‘innovations’ illustrate clearly our human desire to fix what doesn’t necessarily need fixing, manipulate what doesn’t suit us, and take control over what is mysterious and seems uncontrollable. They also show how easily we take something that could be beneficial and quickly we get carried away with our desire to control what may not be intended by nature and God to be under our power.
Dr. Kelly Brogan is an allopathically and holistically-trained doctor and a health writer. She has eloquently outlined in her blog some of the astonishing parallels between vaccines and GMOs.
1. Blind Disregard to Nature’s Infinite Sophistication
Corporations that are pushing vaccines, and GMOs are escalating the war with Nature. No matter how hard we try, our collective intelligence will never outsmart the natural forces of the universe.
Nature has a sense to it, cultivated over billions of years of evolution. The complexity of botanical systems, the relationship to pests, soil, and the elements sustains optimal diversity and reproduction. It was only when we began to industrialize the process, hijack growth with an eye toward yield, and allow chemical companies to attempt to regulate variables of perceived adversity that we ended up in the mess that GMO crops are in today. Now we have randomly spliced animal DNA with bacterial vectors inserting into plant genomes, disrupting the natural functioning of the plant, and allowing for supersaturation with the toxic, endocrine-disrupting and gut bug slaughtering herbicide, Roundup.
Pharmaceutical companies and doctors think they can outsmart immune systems that have evolved to coexist with microbes, to be primed and educated by them. We are at war with infectious disease, and as a consequence, our fear and malice toward bacteria and viruses have lead us to compromise and alter our immune systems with pathogens entering our bodies through our muscles, accompanied by toxic additives that cripple our natural immune function and cause chronic inflammation. The notion of improving upon our human capacities, as we understand them is discussed by Sayer Ji of GreenMedInfo as “transhumanism.”
2. Lack of Safety Research Prior to Mass Distribution
Most vaccine and GMO products often lack the extensive clinical trials on humans, which are typically required to be conducted on other inventions that are marketed and distributed to the mass population. Why the exception?
Monsanto claims that GMOs are simultaneously equivalent to existing foods (relieving them of any real duty to demonstrate safety), and novel enough that they can be patented. Despite the Frankensteinian effects of genetic manipulation on proteins and gene expression, these foods have never been studied in a human population, let alone assessing for long-term effects. What happens as a result of this fast-track-to-market process is that slow-emerging trends of harm at the population level begin to emerge. Differing patterns of chronic disease in Europe and America at this point may have some relation to limitations of GMO products in Europe. There is inherent difficulty in associating cause to effect in chronic disease; however, arguing for the importance of long-term premarketing trials.
Vaccines have similarly, never been studied against an unvaccinated control group, allegedly because they are assumed to be so vital to our health that it would be unethical to withhold them even though basic epidemiology demonstrates that hygiene and nutrition have played the most significant role in elimination of infectious disease. They have never been studied in their current schedule, nor have the additives (adjuvants) which include known body toxins, aluminummercury, formaldehyde, and polysorbate 80.
3. Evasion of Evidence that Points to Potential Harm
Vaccines and GMOs continue to be linked to a plethora of illnesses and ailments through a variety of third-party scientific institutions and independent researchers, many contradicting studies funded by Big Pharma and Biotech that seem to find no reason for concern.
Despite this lack of effort and incentive to support safety data in these two arenas, both have suffered a signal of harm that should have activated the precautionary principal. Monsanto monitored GM and non-GM fed rats for 90 days, and declared that changes in liver and kidney function were not clinically significant. Seralini et al, copied this design, but extended the observation period to years. Take a gander at what happened to these animals. The first tumor sprouted at the 4 month mark. Multiple animal studies have emerged mirroring this study’s provocative findings. Glyphosate, the herbicide that has been sprayed in escalating quantities, is an endocrine-disruptor that has been linked to obesity, liver disease, birth defects, autism, and cancer. This is the most enlightening exploration of its toxic mechanisms. Bt-toxin in GMO corn has been found to puncture intestinal cells and circulate into fetal tissue.

Whether in the realm of neurodevelopment, deathautoimmunity, or evensusceptibility to the disease intended to provide protection from, vaccines have been demonstrated to harm and several billion dollars of taxpayer money have been paid out to victims through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Patterns of chronic illness such as atopy and autism have been demonstrated to correlate with vaccine uptake and prospective study of neurodevelopment in monkeys has demonstrated injury.
4. Suppression of Conflicting Information in the Mainstream
It is difficult for independent researchers to make their voices heard when going against multi-billion dollar companies entrenched in existing regulatory and industry organizations. Anyone going against the status quo adapted by the medical and biotech industries are often shunned and belittled.
Seralini was silenced. His work was roundly attacked, censored from the media, and demands from industry ties for the paper to be retracted from its journal of publication. Several months after Seralini’s paper, Richard Goodman, a former Monsanto employee was fast-tracked to the position of Associate Editor forBiotechnology. With Monsanto now at the helm of influential medical journals, the prospects for publication of independent research are diminishing.
The now infamous Andrew Wakefield, who published a paper on the presence of vaccine-strain measles in the guts of autistic children was stripped of his license and maligned for fraud in a witch-hunt intended to suppress any further investigation into this connection. Fortunately, at least 28 independent studies from around the world have confirmed his findings.
5. Government Support of Rich, Corporate Fat-cats
Companies that make billions each year are heavily involved in affecting regulatory and government policies through extensive support of political parties, lawmakers and regulatory initiatives, unlike non-profit activist and consumer groups who do not have the funds to help sway policy-makers in their favor.
The “Monsanto Protection Act” was designed to provide legal immunity to GM technology so that citizens could never litigate on the grounds of harm secondary to GM food exposure. In this way, corporations would be protected above farmers and citizens.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was established in 1986 to assume liability from corporations so that any incentive to police the safety of their product was roundly eliminated and civilians could only engage in a non-jury-mediated “trial” of red-tape and rejection as a means of seeking justice for injury.
6. Conflict of Interest At Its Best
Industry experts that preside over regulatory agencies such as the FDA and the CDC have often come from the corporations that they later regulate. Many still own stock or hold patents for certain GMO and vaccine innovations and have a vested interest in the success of these products.
This is where the rubber meets the road on these issues, and, truly the source of all corruption. When those regulating a system in need of checks and balances are the same people who have profited or are profiting from its protection and success, we have a critical breakdown in protection of the interests of consumers and patients. The revolving door of Monsanto and government ranges from Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and former Monsanto Vice President of Public Policy to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, former Monsanto attorney. Enjoy this pictoral.
The list of interchangeable figures between the CDC, pharmaceutical industry and Vaccine Advisory Committee features more conflicts than exceptions. Notably, in January 2010, Julie Gerberding, former director of the CDC, became the President of Merck’s vaccine unit. In January 2011, Elias Zerhouni, former director of the NIH became President of Sanofi-Aventis’ research labs. These relationships are known to be kindled far in advance of the job acceptance. The most outspoken mouthpiece of today’s vaccine schedule is Paul Offit MD, Merck employee and Rotavirus vaccine patent holder. This paper details the many layers of profit-motivation that cloud regulators’ judgment. Here’s a little video if you’d rather not read.


Why Have 10 Major Volcanoes Along The Ring Of Fire Suddenly Roared To Life?

RINF Alternative News
Ten major volcanoes have erupted along the Ring of Fire during the past few months, and the mainstream media in the United States has been strangely silent about this.  But this is a very big deal.  We are seeing eruptions at some volcanoes that have been dormant for decades.  Yes, it is certainly not unusual for two or three major volcanoes along the Ring of Fire to be active at the same time, but what we are witnessing right now is highly unusual.  And if the U.S. media is not concerned about this yet, the truth is that they should be.  Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 80 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire, and it runs directly up the west coast of the United States.  Perhaps if Mt. Rainier in Washington state suddenly exploded or a massive earthquake flattened Los Angeles the mainstream media would wake up.  Most Americans have grown very complacent about these things, but right now we are witnessing volcanic activity almost everywhere else along the Ring of Fire.  It is only a matter of time before it happens here too.
Ring Of Fire
Sadly, most Americans cannot even tell you what the Ring of Fire is.  The following is how Wikipedia defines the “Ring of Fire”…
The Ring of Fire is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements.  It has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes.
An easy way to think about the Ring of Fire is to imagine a giant red band stretching along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.
And yes, that includes the entire west coast of the United States and the entire southern coast of Alaska.
10 major volcanoes along the Ring of Fire have suddenly roared to life in recent months.  The following are short excerpts from news reports about those eruptions…
Volcano creates new island off the coast of Japan: A dramatic volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created a tiny new islet in Japan’s territorial waters, officials said Thursday, the first time in decades the nation has seen the phenomenon.
The navy spotted smoke about 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) south of Tokyo on Wednesday and Japan’s coastguard later verified the birth of the islet around the Ogasawara island chain.
Video footage showed plumes of smoke and ash billowing from the 200-metre island, and Japan’s coastguard said it was warning vessels to use caution in the area until the eruption cools off.
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia: A volcano in western Indonesia has erupted eight times in just a few hours, “raining down rocks” over a large area and forcing thousands to flee their homes, officials said Sunday.
Mount Sinabung has been erupting on and off since September, but went into overdrive late Saturday and early Sunday, repeatedly spewing out red-hot ash and rocks up to eight kilometres (five miles) into the air.
Colima in Mexico: On Monday night and Tuesday morning, the Colima volcano showed two strong exhalations; ejecting lava down its slopes and ash skyward, that has reached several villages. Since last Sunday, the Volcan de Fuego de Colima was reactivated after several weeks of apparent calm and until Tuesday registered between 30 and 35 puffs per day, spewing lava down its slopes and ash that reached the people of Cheese, municipality of Cuauhtémoc, Colima, and some towns in the state of Jalisco.
Sakurajima in Japan: After a short phase of weaker activity, the volcano began to erupt more violently yesterday with a series of powerful explosions that sent ash plumes up to 15,000 ft (4,5 km). Near-constant ash emissions have been taking place from the Showa crater.
Fuego in Guatemala: Two lava flows are active on the upper slopes of the volcano at the moment, to the Taniluya (south) and Ceniza canyon (SE). The effusive activity started on 11 Nov and increased on 18 November, reaching a length of 600 m. Constant avalanches detach from the flow fronts.  At the same time, explosive activity at the summit crater remained at low to moderate levels, with strombolian explosions that produce ash plumes of up to 800 m height and incandescent jets visible from distance.
Santa María/Santiaguito in Guatemala: A phreatomagmatic (water-magma interaction driven) explosion yesterday morning produced a plume of fine ash rising to 3.2 km altitude (700 m above the lava dome) and drifted SE, causing ash fall in Finca La Florida.
Yaser in Vanuatu: Geohazards reports that the volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash emissions while explosions are relatively weak. This phase of ash emissions began on 3 November and are likely to continue into the coming days and weeks.
Popocatepetl in Mexico: The Popocatepetl volcano showcased with a layer of snow was observed throughout the morning and mid-day from the city of Puebla and columns generated by medium-intensity exhalations. According to the monitoring system of the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) in the last 24 hours, the colossus presented 57 exhalations of low intensity, probably accompanied by emissions of steam and gas.
Mount Marapi in Indonesia: Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia, erupted earlier Monday, shooting a cloud of black ash about 2,000 meter high, officials said.
Kliuchevskoi on the Kamchatka Peninsula: Kliuchevskoi on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia had a busy weekend after its busy week — and a lot of the action was caught on the webcams pointed at the volcano or by satellite. For much of Friday and into Saturday (October 18-19), the volcano continued to produce some vigorous lava fountains and lava flows, mixed in with Strombolian explosions that sent bombs down the slopes of the volcano. This activity was significant enough to cause some aviation alerts even over the western Aleutian Islands.
So why is this happening?
Why is the Ring of Fire suddenly roaring to life?
And what could this mean for the United States?
Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…
About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

NOW 2 Comets Hurtleing Toward Earth

On Thursday, NASA spotted comet ISON coming on strong. Images captured by NASA’s STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) show that ISON is still intact.

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) captured by the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter using the 0.8m Schulman Telescope and an STX-16803 CCD camera. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) captured by the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter using the 0.8m Schulman Telescope and an STX-16803 CCD camera. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The images also captured comet Encke. The tails of the two comets can be seen wavering as they pass through the sun’s solar wind (particles that stream outward from the sun at 1 million miles per hour).

Double Comets: Battams points out another exciting development: Comet Encke and Comet ISON are converging for a photogenic close encounter. “No they’re not going to hit each other – in reality they are millions of miles apart – but as seen from the STEREO-A spacecraft, they are going to get very close!” he says. “We are probably a couple of days away from seeing two comets almost side-by-side in that camera, with long tails flowing behind them in the solar wind. To say that such an image will be unprecedented is rather an understatement.” Stay tuned for that. – Space Weather

Banks Warn Fed They May Have To Start Charging Depositors

The Fed's Catch 22 just got catchier. While most attention in the recently released FOMC minutes fell on the return of the taper as a possibility even as soon as December (making the November payrolls report the most important ever, ever, until the next one at least), a less discussed issue was the Fed's comment that it would consider lowering the Interest on Excess Reserves to zero as a means to offset the implied tightening that would result from the reduction in the monthly flow once QE entered its terminal phase (for however briefly before the plunge in the S&P led to the Untaper). After all, the Fed's policy book goes, if IOER is raised to tighten conditions, easing it to zero, or negative, should offset "tightening financial conditions", right? Wrong. As the FT reports leading US banks have warned the Fed that should it lower IOER, they would be forced to start charging depositors.
In other words, just like Europe is already toying with the idea of NIRP (and has been for over a year, if still mostly in the rheotrical and market rumor phase), so the Fed's IOER cut would also result in a negative rate on deposits which the FT tongue-in-cheekly summarizes "depositors already have to cope with near-zero interest rates, but paying just to leave money in the bank would be highly unusual and unwelcome for companies and households."
If cutting IOER was as much of an easing move as the Fed believes, banks should be delighted - after all, according to the Fed's guidelines it would mean that the return on their investments (recall that all US banks slowly but surely became glorified, TBTF prop trading hedge funds since Glass Steagall was repealed, and why the Volcker Rule implementation is virtually guaranteed to never happen) would increase. And yet, they are not:
Executives at two of the top five US banks said a cut in the 0.25 per cent rate of interest on the $2.4tn in reserves they hold at the Fed would lead them to pass on the cost to depositors.

Banks say they may have to charge because taking in deposits is not free: they have to pay premiums of a few basis points to a US government insurance programme.

“Right now you can at least break even from a revenue perspective,” said one executive, adding that a rate cut by the Fed “would turn it into negative revenue – banks would be disincentivised to take deposits and potentially charge for them”.

Other bankers said that a move to negative rates would not only trim margins but could backfire for banks and the system as a whole, as it would incentivise treasury managers to find higher-yielding, riskier assets.

“It’s not as if we are suddenly going to start lending to [small and medium-sized enterprises],” said one. “There really isn’t the level of demand, so the danger is that banks are pushed into riskier assets to find yield.”
All of the above is BS: lending has never been a concern for the Fed because if it was, then one could scrap QE right now as an absolute faiure. Recall that as we showed recently, the total amount of loans and leases in commercial US banks has been unchanged since Lehman, with the only rise in deposits coming thanks to the fungible liquidity injected by the Fed.

Furthermore, contrary to what the hypocrite banker said that "the danger is that banks are pushed into riskier assets to find yield”, banks are already in the riskiest assets: just look at what JPM was doing with its hundreds of billions in excess deposits, which originated as Fed reserves on its books - we explained the process of how the Fed's reserves are used to push the market higher most recently in "What Shadow Banking Can Tell Us About The Fed's "Exit-Path" Dead End."
What the real danger is, is that once the Fed lowers IOER and there is a massive outflow of deposits, that banks which have used the excess deposits as initial margin and collateral on marginable securities to chase risk to record highs (as JPM's CIO explicitly and undisputedly did) that there would be an avalanche of selling once the negative rate deposit outflow tsunami hit.
Needless to say, the only offset would be if the proceeds from the deposits outflows were used to invest in stocks instead of staying inert in some mattress or, worse (if only from the Fed's point of view) purchase inert assets like gold or Bitcoin.
Which brings us back to the first sentence and the Fed's now massive Catch 22: on one hand, shoud the Fed taper, rates will surge and stocks will once again plunge, as they did, in early summer, just to teach the evil, non-appeasing Fed a lesson.
On the other hand, should the Fed cut IOER as a standalone move or concurrently to offset the tapering pain, banks will crush depositors by cutting rates, depositors will pull their money from banks en masse, and banks will have no choice but to close on a record levered $2.2 trillion in margined risk position.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pic De Jour

Fukushima Nuclear Fallout Has Damaged the Thyroids of California Babies

A new study of the effects of tiny quantities of radioactive fallout from Fukushima on the health of babies born in California shows a significant excess of hypothyroidism caused by the radioactive contamination traveling 5,000 miles across the Pacific. The article will be published next week in the peer-reviewed journal Open Journal of Pediatrics.
Congenital hypothyroidism is a rare but serious condition normally affecting about one child in 2,000, and one that demands clinical intervention – the growth of children suffering from the condition is affected if they are left untreated. All babies born in California are monitored at birth for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels in blood, since high levels indicate hypothyroidism.
Joe Mangano and Janette Sherman of the Radiation and Public Health Project in New York, and Christopher Busby, guest researcher at Jacobs University, Bremen, examined congenital hypothyroidism (CH) rates in newborns using data obtained from the State of California over the period of the Fukushima explosions.
Their results are published in their paper Changes in confirmed plus borderline cases of congenital hypothyroidism in California as a function of environmental fallout from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. The researchers compared data for babies exposed to radioactive Iodine-131 and born between March 17th and Dec 31st 2011 with unexposed babies born in 2011 before the exposures plus those born in 2012.
Confirmed cases of hypothyroidism, defined as those with TSH level greater than 29 units increased by 21% in the group of babies that were exposed to excess radioactive Iodine in the womb [*]. The same group of children had a 27% increase in ‘borderline cases’ [**].
Contrary to many reports, the explosion of the reactors and spent fuel pools at Fukushima produced levels of radioactive contamination which were comparable with the Chernobyl releases in 1986. Using estimates made by the Norwegian Air Laboratory it is possible to estimate that more than 250PBq (200 x 1015) Bq of Iodine-131 (half life 8 days) were released at Fukushima.
This is also predicted by comparing the Caesium-137 estimates with I-131 releases from Chernobyl, quantities which caused the thyroid cancer epidemic in Byelarus, the Ukraine and parts of the Russian Republic.
More on this later. At Fukushima, the winds generally blew the radioactive iodine and other volatile radionuclides out to sea, to the Pacific Ocean. The journey 5,000 miles to the West Coast of the USA leaves a lot of time for dispersal and dilution. Nevertheless, small amounts of I-131 were measured in milk causing widespread concern.
The authorities downplayed any risk on the basis that the “doses” were very low; far lower than the natural background radiation. The University of Berkeley measured I-131 in rainwater from 18th to 28th March 2011 after which levels fell. If we assume that mothers drank 1 litre of rainwater a day for this period (of course they didn’t) the current radiation risk model of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) calculates an absorbed dose to the adult thyroid of 23 microSieverts, less than 1/100th the annual background “dose”. The foetus is more sensitive (by a factor of about 10 according to ICRP) but is exposed to less as it is perhaps 100 times smaller.
So this finding is one more instance of the fact that the current radiation risk model, employed by the governments of every nation, is massively insecure for predicting harm from internal radionuclide exposures or explaining the clear observations.
The Fukushima catastrophe has been dismissed as a potential cause of health effects even in Japan, let alone as far away as California. And on what basis? Because the “dose” is too low.
This is the mantra chanted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Health Organization (WHO, largely the same outfit), and the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). And let’s not forget all the nuclear scientists who swooped down on Fukushima with their International Conferences and placatory soothing presentations.
This chant was heard after Chernobyl, after the nuclear site child leukemias; in the nuclear atmospheric test veterans cases; and in all the other clear situations which in any unbiased scientific arena would long ago have blown away the belief that low level internal exposures are safe.
But this one-size-fits-all concept of “dose” is the nuclear industry’s sinking ship. It provides essential cover for the use of uranium weapons, whether fission bombs or depleted uranium munitions; for the development of nuclear power stations like Hinkley Point; the burying of radioactive waste in landfills in middle England; releases of plutonium to the Irish Sea from Sellafield (where it drifts ashore and causes increases in cancer on the coasts of Wales and Ireland); and most recently, for the British Governments denial of excess cancers among nuclear test veterans.
This new study is not the first to draw attention to the sensitivity of the unborn baby to internal fission products. In 2009 I used data supplied to me when I was a member of the UK government Committee Examining Radiation Risks from Internal Emitters (CERRIE) to carry out a meta-analysis of infant leukemia rates in five countries in Europe: England and Wales, Germany, Greece, and Byelarus.
There had been an unexpected and statistically significant increase in infant leukemia (age 0-1) in those children who were in the womb during the (whole body monitored) increased levels of Caesium-137 from Chernobyl. The beauty of this study (like the TSH study) is that, unlike the Sellafield child leukemias, there is really no possible alternative explanation.
It was the low “dose” of Caesium-137 that caused the leukemias. And the dose response trend was not a straight line: The effect at the very low “dose” was greater than at the very high “dose”. Presumably because at the high doses the babies perished in the womb and could not, therefore, develop leukemia. I published the results and drew attention to the failure of the ICRP model in the International Journal of Environment and Public Health in 2009.
I had published a paper on this infant leukemia proof of the failure of the risk model inEnergy and Environment in 2000, and also presented it in the same year at the World Health Organisation conference in Kiev. It was there that I first really came up against the inversion of science deployed by the chiefs of the IAEA and UNSCEAR. The conference was videofilmed by Wladimir Tchertkoff and you can see his excellent documentary, which made it to Swiss TV, Atomic Lies, re-released in 2004 as  Nuclear Controversies (Preview)  (link to youtube, 51 minutes).
For what is done by these people is to dismiss any evidence of increased rates of cancer or any other disease by shouting at it: “the doses were too low”. In this way, reality is airbrushed away. What is this quantity “dose”? It is a simple physics-based quantity which represents the absorption of energy from radiation. One Sievert of gamma radiation is one Joule per kilogram of living tissue.
This might work for external radiation. But it doesn’t work for internal exposures to radioactive elements which can produce huge effects on cellular DNA at low average “doses”. It is like comparing warming yourself in front of the fire with eating a hot coal. Or comparing a punch to stabbing. Same dose, same energy. Very different effects.
This “dose” scam has been used to dismiss real effects since it was invented in 1952 to deal with the exposures from nuclear weapons development and testing. For those who want to dig deeper into the science there is a recent book chapter I wrote in the book New Research Directions in DNS Repair.
The most scary instances of the sensitivity of the foetus to radiation are the sex ratio studies of Hagen Scherb, a German biostatician and member of the European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR). With his colleague Christina Voigt he has published a series of papers showing a sudden change in the sex ratio of newborns after various radiation exposure incidents.
Sex ratio, the number of boys born to 1,000 girls is a well accepted indicator of genetic damage and perturbations in the normal ratio of 1,050 (boys to 100 girls) are due to the deaths before birth of radiation damaged individuals of one sex or the other depending on whether the father (sperm) or mother (egg) was most exposed.
We found such an effect (more girls) in our study of Fallujah, Iraq, where there was exposure to Uranium weapons. But Scherb and Voigt have looked at the major catastrophes, Chernobyl, the weapons tests fallout, near nuclear sites in data from many countries of the world. Huge datasets.
They estimate that millions have babies have been killed by these subtle internal radiation exposures. The nuclear military project is responsible for an awful lot of deaths. In years to come I believe this will eventually be seen as the greatest public health scandal in human history.
Of course, the exposure to radio-Iodine is associated with thyroid cancer in children. There was a big rise of thyroid cancer in Byelarus, the Ukraine and the Russian Republic after Chernobyl. The situation at Fukushima seems set to echo this, despite the reassurances from the authorities that there will be no effects.
Our paper reports 44 confirmed thyroid cancer cases in 0-18 year olds in Fukushima prefecture in the last six months (a figure that has since risen to 53). In the hypothyroidism paper we discuss the 44 cases relative to the population and calculate that this represents an 80-fold excess based on national data prior to the Fukushima Iodine releases.
This presents a severe challenge to Dr Wolfgang Weiss of the UN and WHO, who stated last year that no thyroid cancers could result from the Fukushima disaster as the “doses were too low”. How does he explain the 80-fold increase in this normally rare condition?
Or rather, when will he admit that the entire scientific model that underpins his views is fraudulent? And that nuclear radiation is – roughly speaking – 1,000 times more dangerous to human health than he is letting on?
Chris Busby is the Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk. For details and current CV see www.chrisbusbyexposed.org.

You Think You Know Someone, and Then He Gets on a Stage and Blows Your Mind

Convenience store worker sues Florida police for racial profiling after they stop him 258 times for TRESPASSING... at his own place of work

A Florida convenience store owner and his employee plan to sue the city of Miami Gardens and its police department for racial profiling after his employee was questioned by police 258 times, searched more than 100 times, jailed 56 times and arrested for trespassing 62 times.
Alex Saleh, the proprietor at the 207 Quickstop on Northwest 207 Street in Miami Gardens, said he has more than two dozen surveillance videos to support his case.
The employee at the centre of the controversy, Earl Sampson, 28, says police officers constantly harass him while he’s at work, sometimes two to three times a day, without any justified cause.
‘They’re always stopping me, going in my pockets, asking me for my ID, running my name,’ Sampson told CBS4. ‘I feel like I can’t even be in my own neighborhood anymore.’
In three separate instances on the video clips, police can be seen questioning the same man at the same location.
Sampson’s lengthy rap sheet is filled with minor infractions, including more than 60 citations for trespassing, mostly at the 207 Quickstop, where he works.
‘I’ve seen the outrageous police abusing people in the community. They’ve been treating the people wrong, Saleh said.
Proof: The proprietor at the 207 Quickstop on Northwest 207 Street in Miami Gardens, Florida, said he has more than two dozen surveillance videos to support his case
Proof: The proprietor at the 207 Quickstop on Northwest 207 Street in Miami Gardens, Florida, said he has more than two dozen surveillance videos to support his case

'Always stopping me': Sampson says the police are always going through his pockets, asking me for his ID and running name checks on him. 'I feel like I can¿t even be in my own neighborhood anymore,' he says
'Always stopping me': Sampson says the police are always going through his pockets, asking me for his ID and running name checks on him. 'I feel like I can't even be in my own neighborhood anymore,' he says

Shocking: In three separate instances on the video clips, police can be seen questioning Sampson at the store where he is at work
Shocking: In three separate instances on the video clips, police can be seen questioning Sampson at the store where he is at work

Saleh, Sampson and their attorney Steve Lopez plan to file a federal civil rights lawsuit soon against the police department.
The complaint will allege officers have been instructed to illegally stop and search citizens via racial profiling.
‘They’re stopping people for no reason in front of the business. Anywhere. Illegally search people,’ Saleh told CBS4.
Mayor Oliver Gilbert said he would not comment on pending litigation, however just two weeks ago, following a string of recent shootings, Gilbert explained the city’s crime-reduction strategy.
‘The line is zero tolerance,’ Gilbert explained to Pastrana. ‘So if you break a law, you’re going to jail.’
'Abuse': The convenience store owner, Alex Saleh, says he has seen 'the outrageous police abusing people in the community. They¿ve been treating the people wrong', he claims
'Abuse': The convenience store owner, Alex Saleh, says he has seen 'the outrageous police abusing people in the community. They've been treating the people wrong', he claims
Difficult: Sampson, 28, says it is hard for him to have a normal day at work without being stopped by police, sometimes the same ones at the same place, and in the same day
Difficult: Sampson, 28, says it is hard for him to have a normal day at work without being stopped by police, sometimes the same ones at the same place, and in the same day

No reason: In this image, Sampson can be seen, bottom right, wearing black clothes, stocking up a fridge as an officer comes in and starts questioning him without any cause
No reason: In this image, Sampson can be seen, bottom right, wearing black clothes, stocking up a fridge as an officer comes in and starts questioning him without any cause

But Sampson argues he has not broken the law the times he was stopped for trespassing at his place of employment.
Mayor Gilbert referenced a recent murder outside the Quickstop, but Saleh said the pattern and practice of profiling people was in place long before that shooting.
‘There in violence in Miami Gardens, but that doesn’t give them a right to violate people’s rights,’ Saleh explained.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bill Hicks on the JFK Assassination

Why JFK Was Killed Was THIS Secret Societies Speech (A Must See)

The majority of the $13 billion settlement JPMorgan struck with the government -IS- Tax Deductible??

WTF?! Chase CFO brags on conference call that $7B of its $13B fine will be tax deductible.

during a conference call on Tuesday, Marianne Lake, JPMorgan’s chief financial officer, emphasized that $7 billion of the settlement was tax-deductible. A person briefed on the case said the decision whether to credit the payments ultimately rested with the I.R.S., though public interest groups remained concerned.http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/11/20/business/dbpix-chase2/dbpix-chase2-tmagArticle.jpg
In contrast, lawyers for big banks have questioned whether the Justice Department is crossing a line. The fines, they complain, are arbitrary figures meant as a kind of catharsis for the public.

New Department of Defense Rule Allows Military to Override Local Authorities

A recent rule change by the Department of Defense has given commanders of the military the authority to send the military in to intervene in “civil disturbances”.

The Pentagon
The Pentagon
by Derrick Broze

The Long Island Press reported  on the rule change:
“By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies”   the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.
The most objectionable aspect of the regulatory change is the inclusion of vague language that permits military intervention in the event of “civil disturbances.” According to the rule:
Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.
Under this unilateral change a serving “Federal Military Commander” would judge what exactly constitutes a “civil disturbance”. Several other phrases in the text are just as vague. Under what could be considered an emergency we find the following:
“wanton destruction of property,” “adequate protection for Federal property,” “domestic violence,” or “conspiracy that hinders the execution of State or Federal law”
Determining what exactly is “wanton destruction”, or what exactly “hinders the execution of State or Federal law” is a rather tricky situation. One that is now left up to Military Commanders rather than the President. The language also fails to specify what would be so extreme that the President’s authorization would be “impossible”.
Although this rule change is noteworthy, it is hardly the first time the United States government has violated the Posse Comitatus Act by authorizing the use of military force in local matters.
Under the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was passed in response to federal troops interfering with local laws and elections after the Civil War. The act was the first to make unauthorized deployment of troops a crime, following the Insurrection Act of 1807, which outlined the circumstances that allow the president to use military force within the country.
As we have seen in recent years and months, Posse Comitatus is all but dead. The militarization of local police forces using Federal funds is on the rise. As the police are given unmanned aerial vehicle technology (drones), tanks, and an unlimited array of toys, it is becoming more difficult to distinguish between the police and the military.

In the past month America has watched as two American cities were forced under “lockdown” and door to door searches were implemented to pursue criminals. While reporting live in Watertown, Massachusetts during the Boston Bombings  I personally witnessed Blackhawk helicopters, snipers, military vehicles and busloads of soldiers ferried into the Boston area. More recently, New Orleans citizens were forced into their homes as the police initiated door to door searches in search of  “gang members” responsible for a shooting.
As the rule change quietly passes under the mainstream medias radar, many are left wondering what the rationale is for such a rule change.
Theories abound on why the Department of Homeland Security and several other federal agencies have been making ammunition purchases numbering in the thousands. Silence from the federal government has sparked a number of theories on the topic. So much noise has been made about the purchases that the Government Accountability Office has said they will launch an investigation . Is it possible the ammo purchases and the recent rule change are related?
Another recent incident that came to mind upon hearing of this rule reversal is Adam Kokesh’s Open Carry Armed March on Washington D.C. on July 4, 2013.
Kokesh has received equal amounts of praise and hate from his fans, and the media. Whatever you may believe about the tactics or purpose of his march, it is not that difficult to imagine a situation where the federal government would authorize the use of Military at or before this event. Does an armed march of thousands of aware, discontent individuals into the heart of D.C. count as a “civil disturbance”? Only time will tell.
While the federal government continues to expand it’s ability to suppress insurrection, and “civil disturbances”, many Americans are beginning to question the reasoning behind such maneuvers. We have witnessed a sitting President fight for the authority to detain American citizens, the Department of Justice spy on AP journalists emails  the IRS harass groups that support the constitution , and further erosion of  liberties.
At what point do the people begin to look around and recognize the government, and the idea of a State, as antithetical to freedom and happiness?
Please leave your thoughts in the comments below
Derrick Broze is a founding member of The Houston Free Thinkers.
He writes for dev-test.intellihub.com a popular independent news website.
He can be heard on Orion Talk Radio, Local Live Houston and the upcoming Unbound Radio.

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Obamacare Automatically Enrolling People In Foodstamps Based On Obamacare Qualification… You Cannot Opt Out, You Cannot Decline!

You cannot opt out, you cannot decline…here’s a pittance, now slip these chains tight around your neck!
Employees who qualify for mediCAL (the California version of Medicare), which is most of my employees, will automatically be enrolled in the Federal SNAP program. They cannot opt out. They cannot decline. They will be automatically enrolled in the Federal food stamp program based upon their level of Obamacare qualification. Remember, these people work full time, living in a small town in California. They are not seeking assistance. It all seems like a joke. How can this be the new system?
Pelosi, pass the bill to find out what’s in it? Surprise! You’ve annihilated the working class…
Obamacare may need a taxpayer bailout: Ex-HHS head
As Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made an appearance at an ObamaCare event in Florida, Healthcare.gov crashed! Sebelius looked on awkwardly as an event attendee said, “It’s okay, it’ll come back. That happens every day.”

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wal-Mart Holds Food Drive For Its Hungry Employees

Wal-Mart tries to show its concern for some of society’s most vulnerable and deprived: Wal-Mart workers. What seems like an Onion story come to life, reported via Cleveland.com:
It’s a food drive – not for the community, but for needy workers. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” read signs affixed to the tablecloths at the Walmart on Atlantic Boulevard in Canton.
The food drive tables are tucked away in an employees-only area. Is the food drive proof the retailer pays so little that many employees can’t afford Thanksgiving dinner?
Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, said the food drive is proof that employees care about each other. “This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,” he said.

Man Fights For Right To Forage (Fish) For Food

MANHATTAN - It was a packed courtroom on Tuesday for the hearing of Ernie Tertelgte, a Manhattan man who says he's being wrongly prosecuted for trying to feed himself.

Tertelgte, 52 years old, was arrested on Monday and is accused of fishing without a license and then resisting arrest. He appeared before the judge via video from the Gallatin County Detention Center, and it was standing room only more than a dozen friends and family members filled the small courtroom.

Tertelgte appeared subdued and respectful before the Justice of the Peace during Tuesday's court session, which went very differently than his court appearance earlier this month, where Tertelgte and Three Forks City Judge Wanda Drusch got into a heated exchange. Terteltge argued that the court did not have the authority to charge him, citing "natural law." He told the judge, "You are trying to create a fictitious, fraudulent action." He continued, "I am the living man, protected by natural law."