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Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom 

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In several of my recent articles, I have discussed the problems of using “risk assessment” methodology in the evaluation of both vitamin and mineral supplements and Genetically Modified (GM) food. I have also discussed at length the dangers of the Codex Alimentarius and U.S. Food and Drug Administration position on GM food which is known as “substantial equivalence” and, in its more extreme forms, “substantial similarity.”

However, another concern addressed by the Codex Guidelines has to deal with antibiotic resistance created through the process of genetic engineering. Yet, as is typical of any Codex Alimentarius presentation, the agency makes several misleading and unsettling statements in this regard as well. While Codex does state that methods should be used that do not result in antibiotic resistance, it qualifies that claim in its document “Foods Derived From Modern Biotechnology,” by stating that these methods should be used “where such technologies are available and demonstrated to be safe.”[1] This is certainly no mandate. It is merely a suggestion that will most likely be completely ignored by industry.

The Guidelines then go on to say that “Gene transfer from plants and their food products to gut micro-organisms or human cells is considered a rare possibility because of the many complex and unlikely events that would need to occur consecutively.”[2] This statement stands in direct contradiction to established science.[3] Indeed, the series of events that would have to transpire in order for the transfer of modified genes from a plant to human DNA or cells are neither unlikely nor rare.
In a footnote to this statement, Codex makes the claim “In cases where there are high levels of naturally occurring bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic, the likelihood of such bacteria transferring the resistance to other bacteria will be orders of magnitude higher than the likelihood of transfer between ingested foods and bacteria.”[4] Yet while this may in fact be true the statement is still misleading. The issue being discussed in the footnoted statement is the likelihood of DNA transfer from GM plants to humans. Furthermore, if such events were so unlikely, why would it be important not to use antibiotic resistant gene technology in the future?

Another concern presented in the section of “Foods Derived From Moderin Biotechnology” dealing with GM plants is the question of potential allergens being created within the food products as well as the introduction of entirely new allergens that have never before existed in nature.

While Codex claims that “all newly expressed proteins” as well as “a protein new to the food supply” should be tested for safety, there are legitimate questions as to whether or not Codex has the ability or the desire to test for such possibilities. [5]

First, while it is quite possible to know what foods occurring naturally are allergenic, it is much more difficult to come to these conclusions about new substances or proteins. This is partly due to the fact that naturally occurring materials have so many millions of years of history and use which, in itself, tends to naturally weed out the allergenic foods from the non-allergenic ones in a population’s diet. GM products do not have this history.

Indeed, the idea that over time a population tends to form its own guidelines through natural process adds to the ease in which scientific inquiry may form knowledge of the food properties in relation to the population itself. Again, this is not the case with GM food.

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Codex Alimentarius and GM Food Guidelines, Pt. 8

Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom

 

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In the course of the recent article series I have written regarding Codex Alimentarius and its position on Genetically Modified (GM) food, I have criticized both the “risk assessment” method of GM food evaluation as well as the official position of Codex Alimentarius in regards to the “substantial equivalence” standards. I have also written about the very real possibility of the introduction of new allergens and antibiotic resistant bacteria into the general food supply.

However, up to this point, all of the problems with the Codex Guidelines mentioned have been in relation to the section of the Codex GM position document known as “Foods Derived From Modern Biotechnology,” which focuses on GM plants.

There are, accordingly, two more sections – one dealing with GM Micro-Organisms and the other dealing with GM animals.

However, while it may seem that the majority of criticism expressed thus far focuses more attention on the first section (GM plants), the fact is that all three sections are very similar in their language and directives, with only a few changes in the wording made to apply to the new topic.

In many of these sections the language is word for word, copied and pasted to reiterate the same purpose as the first section. Therefore, I will not repeat my criticisms of the second and third sections that have appeared in my criticism of the GM Plants section. Suffice to say that all of the problems existing in the GM Plant section exist in the GM Micro-Organism and GM Animal sections as well, namely those of questionable scientific practices, the ignoring of relevant data, and so on. This claim is easily verifiable by reading the Guidelines document cited in the footnotes.

With that said, some attention should be paid to the section entitled, “Guideline For The Conduct Of Food Safety Assessment Of Foods Produced Using Recombinant-DNA Micro-Organisms.” This section deals mainly with bacteria, yeasts, and certain types of fungi in their uses in food production.

While making many of the same admissions present in the GM plant Guidelines, one of the most startling statements made regarding GM micro-organisms is the admission that they can in fact survive digestion.

Codex says, “In some processed foods, they [GM micro-organisms] can survive processing and ingestion and can compete and, in some cases, be retained in the intestinal environment for significant periods of time.”[1]

While this statement is not revolutionary, it is quite surprising to see it uttered by Codex Alimentarius, an organization that seems to go to great lengths to approve GM products.

Nevertheless, the fact that these micro-organisms can survive digestion is extremely important to the GMO safety debate. So are the questions of rDNA retention in the intestinal tract, the potential for changing the intestinal flora of those consuming the GM product, and the subsequent effects on the immune system.

These are all concerns that Codex tacitly admits the existence of, simply by acknowledging the need to test them.[2] Yet the tendency of GM micro-organisms to survive digestion and begin to change the makeup of the human intestines is mentioned later, in a footnote, where it is stated quite openly,

Permanent life-long colonization by ingested micro-organisms is rare. Some orally administered micro-organisms have been recovered in feces or in the colonic mucosa weeks after feeding ceased. Whether the genetically modified micro-organism is established in the gastrointestinal tract or not, the possibility remains that it might influence the microflora or the mammalian host.[3]

It should be noted that the idea that “life-long colonization by ingested micro-organisms is rare”[4] is highly contested by many independent scientists.[5] Yet, even if one were to assume the truth of Codex’s statement, the fact that it is rare means that it is still possible. More importantly, the statement admits that, even without long-term residence in the intestinal tract, there is still the distinct possibility that it will still significantly affect the intestinal flora and likewise the host itself.

Still more obviously biased concerns exist in the subsection dealing with the information that should be provided on each of the DNA modifications or micro-organisms. This information is, for the most part, very basic. It contains such data as which genes are added, the number of insertion sites, etc. However, two sources of information that are required to be included cause some concern.

The first is the inclusion of the “identification of any open reading frames within inserted DNA or created by the modifications to contiguous DNA in the chromosome or in a plasmid, including those that could result in fusion proteins.”[6]

The second is the “particular reference to any sequences known to encode, or to influence the expression of, potentially harmful functions.”[7]

Yet, both of these expressions (fusion proteins and genes that express harmful functions) are considered potentially dangerous even under the weak Codex standards. These expressions refer to the ability of some proteins to fuse with other proteins of the same and other species, mutating the DNA of the species, or forcing it to produce potentially adverse effects. Neither of these characteristics should be present in food, yet Codex mandates only that they be reported, not removed, as a result of the testing. This appears to be a continual thread of Codex’s Guidelines.

Thus, Codex continues by saying that additional information should be provided

to demonstrate whether the arrangement of the modified genetic material has been conserved or whether significant rearrangements have occurred after the introduction to the cell and propagation of the recombinant strain to the extent needed for its use(s) in food production, including those that may occur during its storage according to current techniques;[8]

as well as

to demonstrate whether deliberate modifications made to the amino acid sequence of the expressed protein result in changes in its post-translational modification or affect sites critical for its structure or function;[9]

While reporting information related to the instances above might seem like a good idea (and certainly few would argue that it isn’t), simple reporting is not enough. Indeed, these issues, as well as the others mentioned in this section of the Guidelines, are related directly to the question of the stability of genetically modified organisms. This is mentioned briefly in this section of the Guidelines, most notably in a footnote where it says,

Microbial genes are more fluid than those of higher eukaryotes; that is, the organisms grow faster, adapt to changing environments, and are more prone to change. Chromosomal rearrangements are common. The general genetic plasticity of micro-organisms may affect recombinant DNA in micro-organisms and must be considered in evaluating the stability of recombinant DNA micro-organisms.[10]

It is clear that GM organisms are often dangerously unstable. Many of them carry genes that overproduce a certain characteristic, cannot be turned off, or simply begin to change even after it has been bonded to the new strain of DNA.

Yet, with all of these admissions by Codex as to the dangers that GM micro-organisms pose to those who consume them as well as the fact that GM DNA is often unpredictable, the Codex Guidelines recommendations for testing suggest that these micro-organisms should be assessed based upon tests conducted on the conventional counterpart, not the micro-organism itself.

If tests conclude that the questionable micro-organisms are removed or rendered non-toxic in their individual and natural states, then “viability and residence of micro-organisms in the alimentary system need no examination.”[11]

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Codex Alimentarius and GM Food Guidelines, Pt. 9

Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom 

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In my last article entitled, “Codex Alimentarius and GM Food Guidelines Pt.8”, I detailed the Codex Alimentarius position regarding Genetically Modified (GM) Micro-Organisms. Similarly, in several of the articles I have written recently, I have also discussed the Codex position on GM plants and other GM organisms.

Yet, no analysis of the Codex Alimentarius positions on GM food and/or organisms would be complete without a discussion of the Codex position on GM animals.

Indeed, the “Guideline For The Conduct Of Food Safety Assessment Of Foods Derived From Recombinant-DNA Animals,” a subsection of the Codex document “Foods Derived From Modern Biotechnology,” is as interesting for the concerns that it does not address as for the ones that it does. Largely a copied and pasted version of the two sections before it, (“Guideline for the conduct of food safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-dna plants” and “Guideline for the conduct of food safety assessment Of foods produced using recombinant-dna micro-organisms”) the GM animal Guidelines does not address some very key issues such as:

1.) Animal welfare
2.) Ethical, moral and socio-economic aspects
3.) Environmental risks related to the environmental release of recombinant-DNA animals used in food production
4.) The safety of recombinant-DNA animals used as feed, or the safety of animals fed with feed derived from recombinant-DNA animals, plants and micro-organisms.[1]

As can be easily seen, these issues are extremely important in their own right. Just the moral issues, in addition to the hazards of the potential of GM animals being released into the environment, are enough to fill volumes. However, Codex chooses not to deal with these issues in its Guidelines.
With that being said, because Codex treats GM animals essentially the same as GM plants, there is very little difference in the guidelines. This shows a lack of scientific zeal as animals are fundamentally different than plants.

Yet one area where Codex does address a different aspect of the GM safety question is related to veterinary drug residues. It says,

Some recombinant-DNA animals may exhibit traits that may result in the potential for altered accumulation or distribution of xenobiotics (e.g. veterinary drug residues, metals), which may affect food safety. Similarly, the potential for altered colonization by and shedding of human pathogens or new symbiosis with toxin-producing organisms in the recombinant-DNA animal could have an effect on food safety.[2]

With its implicit admission of the instability of modified genes, Codex now also admits that these genes, when changed in animals, could affect the distribution and retention of veterinary drugs and other substances which would necessarily change the content of the food product derived from that animal. As Codex states, this same situation could also apply to human pathogens as well as veterinary drugs.

As a side note, it appears that 2007-2008 was a very beneficial year for GMO food producers. Not only were the pro-GM testing Guidelines approved by Codex, but many countries, such as the European Union who had been opposed to the introduction of GM food up to this point, began changing their position to one that was slightly more open to GMO.

For instance, in 2008, Codex Alimentarius approved Guidelines that would allow low levels of GM products that have not been approved by the countries’ regulatory agencies inside products that are imported into the country. This would include products like grain, corn, and oats. Codex claims that this set of standards merely recognizes the fact that GM products will inadvertently mix with non-GM products during processing and transportation and that it means to provide guidance in this unavoidable situation.[3]

However, this presupposes that GM contamination of food shipments is unavoidable when in fact just the opposite is the case. If GM products were not used to begin with, the entire issue would not need to be addressed.

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Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom 

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Over the last few weeks, I have written a number of articles dealing with the dangers of the methods of analyzing the risks of Genetically Modified (GM) food used by both Codex Alimentarius and the FDA known as “substantial equivalence/substantial similarity” and the “risk assessment methodology used in the evaluation process. In conjunction with the Codex document “Foods Derived From Modern Biotechnology,” the Codex position on the evaluation and labeling of GM food, I described the hypocrisy of Codex’s position towards vitamin and mineral supplements and its position in regards to GM food which is, interestingly enough, one hundred and eighty degrees different.

However, there are even more dangers to using the “substantial equivalence/substantial similarity” model in conjunction with the “risk assessment” evaluation methodology in terms of GM food.
Indeed, there exists a very real possibility that the Codex position on GM food as well as vitamin and mineral supplements will be used to develop a food system in which GM food is the only acceptable form of food allowed in the supply, while any other food may be removed from the market. In addition, it is entirely possible that once the standards are set by Codex and agreed upon by nations participating in the WTO, that foods containing high levels (or reasonable levels) of nutrition could be removed from the market simply on the basis of their high nutritional content.

For instance, the damage to the food supply does not end with the introduction of GM foods. In addition, because Codex standards are enforced by the WTO, the Maximum Permitted Levels for vitamin and minerals developed by Codex will remain in place.

So, because the risk assessment for GM food based on “substantial equivalence” will inevitably determine the GM food itself to be safe, the problem then becomes the nutritional value within the food.
The nutrition then becomes the enemy and must be removed.

While this might seem both improbable and impossible, it is, in fact, neither.

The seeming improbability of a Codex declaration of nutrients as toxins has already been realized and the genetic manipulation of the nutritional properties of food is not an impossibility at all.

While the cover story for the introduction of GM food often involves the alleged wish to bring about the end of malnutrition by increasing nutritional properties of the food genetically (a blatant contradiction if one accepts that nutrients should be treated as toxins), the ability to decrease nutrition through genetic modification is just as realistic.

We then have a situation where nutritionally deficient GM food is not only allowed, but required due to the “dangerous” amount of vitamins and minerals that exist in the natural food. Codex even admits later on in the Guidelines that nutrients will be focused on rather than the dangers of the GM food. It says,

To assess the safety of a food derived from a recombinant-DNA plant modified for a nutritional or health benefit, the estimated intake of the nutrient or related substance in the population(s) is compared with the nutritional or toxicological reference values, such as upper levels of intake, acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) for that nutrient or related substance.[1]

The question then is not the safety of the GM food, but of the amount of vitamins and nutrients included in it.

Continuing through the Guidelines, such a statement is cleverly made. It says, “Rather than trying to identify every hazard associated with a particular food, the intention of a safety assessment of food derived from recombinant-DNA is the identification of new or altered hazards relative to the conventional counterpart.”[2] Not only is this an extremely limiting set of standards for assessing the safety of the product, what is actually meant by “hazard”, although not explicitly stated, is nutrients.

This is made even clearer in the next paragraph which states, “Upper levels of intake for many nutrients that have been set out by some national, regional and international bodies may be considered, as appropriate. The basis for their derivation should also be considered in order to assess the public health implications of exceeding these levels.”[3] Clearly, nutrients are the focus of much of the risk assessment methods applied to GM food.

This may initially cause some GM food products to be rejected by Codex due to the higher level of nutritional properties being produced. That is, until the food is modified once again to have a lower nutritional value. When seen in this light, it becomes obvious that many of the Codex Guidelines are intertwined with one another. However, none are more important than those related to vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

 

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Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom 

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In my last article, “Codex Alimentarius and GM Food Guidelines Pt.4,” I discussed a tangible, real-world example of the results of using “substantial equivalence” or “substantial similarity” when assessing the dangers of Genetically Modified (GM) food and/or approving that food for the market.

Returning to the defining Codex document in relation to GM food, “Food Derived From Modern Biotechnology,” it should be noted that the risks associated with GMOs are dealt with in a rather curious manner. Indeed, the monitoring and management of risks from GM food after their approval is mentioned rather blandly in the introductory section of the Guidelines. It says,

Post market-monitoring may be undertaken for the purpose of:

A.) Verifying conclusions about the absence or the possible occurrence, impact and significance of potential consumer health effects; and

B.) Monitoring changes in nutrient intake levels, associated with the introduction of foods likely to alter nutritional status significantly, to determine their human health impact. [1]

It should be noted that these are issues which should be resolved in a scientific setting prior to market. Yet Codex is obviously content to allow the public to act as lab rats in the real world rather than force these side effects to be addressed in an actual lab. Absolute disregard for the global population is evident here.

As will be discussed in future articles, when one understands the ultimate purpose of Codex Alimentarius, it becomes clear as to why policies like this emanate from the organization. Such is also the case when Codex mentions the management of risks finding their way into the market and the need for post-market tracing for the purpose of recall.[2] It is important to note that tracing food materials is a difficult task, especially if those products have already found their way into the environment and have begun to reproduce.
Regardless, the second chapter of Codex’s “Foods Derived From Modern Biotechnology” makes what should be considered a revelatory admission. It says,

The Codex principles of risk analysis, particularly those for risk assessment, are primarily intended to apply to discrete chemical entities, such as food additives and pesticide residues, or a specific chemical or microbial contaminant that have identifiable hazards and risks; they are not intended to apply to whole foods as such.[3]

Essentially, this is an admission that risk assessment methodology is absolutely incapable and inappropriate when dealing with the safety of a whole food. As Codex makes clear, the principles for risk assessment were never intended to address anything other than chemicals and additives.

However, one should remember that risk assessment is indeed the method used to determine the safety of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals by Codex Alimentarius in order to label them unsafe at unreasonably low levels.

But Codex continues with even further admission that the testing methods used are not nearly as intense as one might think. The document reads,

Traditionally, new varieties of food plants have not been systematically subjected to extensive chemical, toxicological or nutritional evaluation prior to marketing, with the exception of foods for specific groups, such as infants, where the food may constitute a substantial portion of the diet. Thus, new varieties of corn, soybean, potatoes and other common food plants are evaluated by breeders for agronomic and phenotypic characteristics, but generally, foods derived from such new plant varieties are not subjected to the rigorous and extensive food safety testing procedures, including studies in animals, that are typical of chemicals, such as food additives or pesticide residues, that may be present in food.[4]

Simply put, Codex is admitting, albeit cleverly, that the testing method for whole foods is inadequate, and that the testing itself is not nearly as extensive as it would be for evaluating a known toxin like a chemical, pesticide, or apparently, vitamins and minerals.

As related to Codex’s position on vitamins and minerals, Codex considers genetically modified foods that have been engineered to produce a deadly chemical or pesticide to be a whole food, but vitamin C is considered a toxin.

Yet Codex does not stop here with the prefacing of their intended deceit and the admission of flawed and manipulated science. It says,

Animal studies cannot be readily applied to testing the risks associated with whole foods, which are complex mixtures of compounds, often characterized by a wide variation in composition and nutritional value. Owing to their bulk and effect on satiety, they can usually only be fed to animals at low multiples of the amounts that might be present in the human diet. In addition, a key factor to consider in conducting animal studies on foods is the nutritional value and balance of the diets used; this is in order to avoid the induction of adverse effects that are not related directly to the material itself. Detecting any potential adverse effects and relating these conclusively to an individual characteristic of the food can, therefore, be extremely difficult. If the characterization of the food indicates that the available data are insufficient for a thorough safety assessment, properly designed animal studies could be requested on the whole foods. Another consideration in deciding the need for animal studies is whether it is appropriate to subject experimental animals to such a study if it is unlikely to give rise to meaningful information.[5]

But there are several problems with this statement.

First, let it be made clear that this writer does not support the use of animals for laboratory testing for any reason.

However, this issue is not the focus of this article and it will be repeatedly referred to in its proper context in terms of scientific debate.

That being said, what Codex has admitted to in this statement, albeit subtly, is that test subjects will actually be fed significantly less of the GM food in question than exists in the standard human diet. Nowhere does Codex mention that the amount fed to the test subjects can be adjusted per capita, but simply that the amount fed to them will be “at low multiples of the amounts that might be present in the human diet.”[6]

Furthermore, Codex attempts to convince the reader that because of differences in nutritional values and diet balance in the animals being tested it is extremely difficult to determine if there are any adverse effects resulting from the material being tested or another material/condition. Hence, Codex would have the reader believe that this problem could not be solved by the addition of a control group.

In the end, the overall conclusion of Codex is that testing GM foods is largely unproductive and that, for the most part, it should only be conducted in very special circumstances. Mere post-market tracking is looked upon as the most favorable route. This, however, leaves the consumer as the test subject, and corrective action can only be taken after it is too late for hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people.

Codex furthers this claim with an admission of its acceptance of “substantial equivalence” as a testing standard. Because of the problems associated with using risk assessment to address dangers in whole foods (but evidently not nutrients and vitamins), Codex claims it must rely on substantial equivalence to address intended and unintended changes in the food. Hence, Codex officially accepts the concept. [7]

 

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Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom 

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In my last article regarding Codex Alimentarius Guidelines on Genetically Modified food, I discussed the dangerous concept used by both the international organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) known as substantial equivalence/substantial similarity and how this method of comparison and evaluation can and is being used to further the proliferation of GM food in the world’s food supply.

In discussing the method used to evaluate the safety of GM food, I wrote,

If Codex is willing to accept the safety assessments of regulatory agencies without independent testing of its own and regulatory agencies are willing to accept the safety assessments of corporations without independent testing of their own, then Codex is willing to accept the safety assessments of corporations without independent safety testing of their own. Indeed, this syllogism adequately reflects the reality of the relationship between Codex, corporations, and the future of GM foods.

Furthermore, in regards to the “substantial equivalence” methodology mentioned above, I concluded the article by stating,

Allowing GM products to be compared to other GM products for substantial equivalence is an enormous blow to the environment, human health, and consumer choice. Such an action would completely undercut the already weak and ridiculous method of substantial equivalence and would turn the entire nature of our food supply upside down. One would be comparing a dangerous product to another dangerous product but labeling it safe because it was substantially equivalent to the first dangerous product.

Like the situation involving vitamins and minerals, this is the Twilight Zone reality produced by Codex once it gains power of the food supply.

Unfortunately, this potential concern is now an imminent one because Monsanto has in fact submitted an application for a GM corn called LY038. In its submission for approval, Monsanto provided the regulators’ assessing the product with information comparing LY038 with another GM corn product called LY038 (-), another GM corn product.[1]
True to form, in many of the pro-GM countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Canada, the Philippines, and South Korea, the LY038 corn was approved based upon the method of using a GM corn as a conventional counterpart.[2] The United States, being the most open to GM food, and only requiring voluntary submission, has also approved LY038 for cultivation.[3]

Thankfully, the Monsanto agenda stalled in the European Union, and in 2009 Monsanto withdrew its application for the product in Europe.[4] This is largely due to a small group of relatively independent scientists from the Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety (INBI) out of New Zealand who brought out many risks evident from a close reading of the Monsanto application dossiers.

As a result of their work, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requested additional research and safety data. That was all that was needed in order to cause Monsanto to withdraw its application for LY038 use in Europe.[5]

Monsanto claimed that the reason for the removal of its submission purely economical and that “although our preference would have been to complete the EU approval of LY038, conducting further studies, as requested [by the EFSA GMO Panel], can no longer be justified, in view of the additional costs involved and the reduced commercial interest in this product.”[6]

However, those who are aware of Monsanto’s track record have a different take. In a statement made to Biosafety Information Centre, Prof. Jack Heinemann, who led the INBI research team, summed up the situation succinctly.

 

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Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In my last article, “Codex Alimentarius and GM Food Guidelines Pt. 2,” I wrote extensively about the position assumed by the FDA in regards to genetically modified food and the methodology used to assess its safety before it is released into the general food supply. Needless to say, the FDA, which is notorious for its corruption and revolving door with Big Agricultural Corporations like Monsanto, takes an unbelievably hands-off approach to the regulation of GM food.

Yet, unfortunately, the approach taken by the FDA toward GM Food is only unbelievable if one expects the agency to apply science, logic, and reason to their decision-making process.

However, when one begins evaluating the FDA position on GM food in the context of the position held by Codex Alimentarius, one can easily see an agenda taking shape whose ultimate goal is the total proliferation of GM food the world over.

For instance, in the early 1990s, around the time the FDA was announcing its own policy toward GM food, the debate within Codex was heating up as well. Most of the arguments were taken up by the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) and, for the most part, pitted the United States and Canada against the European Union, India, and Norway.

In 1996, because little could be agreed upon, the CCFL asked for guidance from the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) on how labeling guidelines might be developed. In 1997 the CAC produced a document for that purpose. These recommendations were that foods not “equivalent” to natural foods in nutritional value, intended use, or composition should be labeled.

Yet this was not accepted into Codex guidelines as Australia, New Zealand, Peru, and Brazil joined with Canada and the United States in opposing these recommendations. Definitions of terms also became an issue at the meeting.[1]

At the 27th CCFL session in 1999, it was decided that the Proposed Draft Recommendations for GM food labeling be reconsidered and rewritten. For this purpose, Codex created the Ad Hoc Working Group. Their stated mission was to more fully define “biotechnology-derived foods” and to revise the options considered for labeling between process-based and substantial equivalence methods. The Working Group also agreed to consider establishing a maximum level of GM ingredients in a food as well as a minimum level for accidental inclusion of GM ingredients or food within a food.

As mentioned earlier, substantial equivalence has emerged as the most favored method of labeling within Codex, in an almost identical fashion to the FDA and Health Canada model.

Indeed, it is easily understood why this is the case when one takes a closer look at the Working Group developed to evaluate and rewrite labeling recommendations. While certain instances may seem harmless when viewed separately, when taken together they reveal a rather obvious attempt to stack the odds in favor of pro-GM sentiment by the CCFL.

First, Canada, perhaps the most pro-GM Codex member country besides the United States, was selected to chair the Group as well as coordinate the Group’s direction.

Also, a smaller Drafting Group was created under the Working Group to “hold the pen.” It was this group that would do much of the actual work in terms of hammering out the Recommendations document. However, five of the six countries represented in the Drafting Group were pro-GM countries.[2] Clearly, it would be difficult for a non-favorable view of GM food to win out in a situation such as this.

In 2000, an attempt was made by the CCFL to direct the Working Group to streamline the two different methods of labeling (process-based and substantial equivalence) into a Codex Guideline as well as other key issues involving GM food labeling. A document of this nature was subsequently produced by the United States. Yet, despite the packing of the Drafting and Working Groups, the CCFL was still unable to approve the guidelines that the groups produced.

However, the Committee was able to approve the use of three definitions related to GM food.[3] They are as follows:

  1. Food and food ingredients obtained through certain techniques of genetic modification/genetic engineering – food and food ingredients composed of or containing genetically modified/engineered organisms obtained through modern biotechnology, or food and food ingredients produced from, but not containing genetically modified/engineered organisms obtained through modern biotechnology.
  2. Genetically modified/engineered organism – an organism in which the genetic material has been changed through modern biotechnology in a way that does not occur naturally by multiplication and/or natural recombination.
  3. Modern Biotechnology – the application of:

a. In vitro nucleic acid techniques, including recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and the direct injection of nucleic acid into cells or organelles

b. Fusion of cells beyond the taxonomic family, that overcome natural physiological, reproductive, or recombination barriers and that are not techniques used in traditional breeding and selection.[4]

When one looks at the definitions agreed upon at the 29th session of Codex, it can be seen that there is a move toward using the term “modern biotechnology” in place of “genetic engineering/modification.” This is largely an attempt to use semantics in an effort to reduce, through ignorance, the apprehension of the public to the consumption of GMO’s.

However, in the face of such controversy, in 2003 Codex did produce and approve a set of Guidelines for the assessment of the safety of GM food. Entitled “Codex Principles and Guidelines On Foods Derived From Biotechnology,” the Guidelines do not deal with labeling concerns at all, but with the standards for the science used to assess these foods for safety.

The “Codex Principles and Guidelines On Foods Derived From Biotechnology” is made up of four sections, two of which deal with GM plants while the other sections deal with GM organisms in general and GM animals respectively. Similar to the “Guidelines for Vitamins and Mineral Supplements,” these guidelines are not only unscientific but carefully crafted to allow the approval of dangerous GM foods. The game, in essence, is clearly rigged.

Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In my last article, I discussed the Codex Alimentarius position on the proliferation of Genetically Modified food in the world’s food supply – particularly the concept of substantial equivalence which uses circular and faulty logic in order to allow greater saturation of the food supply with genetically modified food.

“Substantial equivalence,” is an approach that seeks to approve the use and consumption of GM food based upon the idea that it is “substantially equivalent” to its traditional counterpart, thus, GM proponents claim, it is safe to consume and requires no extra labeling. This approach to GM food is easily dismantled and I encourage the reader to access my article on the subject in order to understand the weaknesses and dangers of using the substantial equivalence model for GM food in any context.

The concept of substantial equivalence is unfortunately the theory of labeling requirements adopted by Codex. It is also very similar to the criteria used in the United States and Canada. As to be expected in such pro-GM countries as the United States, the GM labeling requirements are even less restrictive than those of Codex.

For the most part, labeling of GM foods in the United States and Canada is completely voluntary. This voluntary labeling scheme based on the concept of substantial equivalence is both a prime example of the weakness of both standards, as well as a dark omen as to the direction of Codex guidelines as they continue to be developed.[1]

The FDA does not require GM foods to be labeled unless they meet one of four rather severe criteria. Even then, the labeling refers only to the issue at hand, not the process from which the food was created. The criteria for labeling are as follows:
1.) If a bioengineered food is significantly different from its traditional counterpart such that the common or usual name no longer adequately describes the new food.
2.) If an issue exists for the food or a constituent of the food regarding how the food is used or consequences of its use, a statement must be made on the label to describe the issue.
3.) If a bioengineered food has a significantly different nutritional property, its label must reflect the difference.
4.) If a new food includes an allergen that consumers would not expect to be present based on the name of the food, the presence of that allergen must be disclosed on the label.[2]

So, as these recommendations suggest, a GM food must only be labeled when it is so different from its “conventional counterpart” that it cannot even be considered the same food, is the cause of reactions or consequences that the natural version of it would not have caused, has a “significant” difference in nutritional composition, or if it introduces an allergen that would not otherwise have been present.

It should be noted, like the Codex guidelines for substantial equivalence mentioned earlier, that “significant” difference in nutritional composition is not clearly defined. So what some may consider to be truly significant might not even be considered worthy of any concern by the FDA, and certainly not by the manufacturing company.

Also, as mentioned earlier, there is no discussion of whether or not the inclusion of allergens to a food includes those less common allergies or just the most popular such as peanuts. Yet even meeting these criteria does not necessarily draw the label of “genetically modified” – merely a labeling of the potential side effects of consuming these foods.[3]

Only when one of these four criteria has been met must companies label their products in a manner that may suggest genetic modification and, even then, only in a subtle manner. In all other instances, however, the labeling is completely voluntary.

Just as disconcerting as voluntary labeling is the fact that the alleged “safety testing” is not even conducted by the FDA or any other regulatory agency, but by the food producers themselves. The FDA merely takes for granted the truth of whatever is provided them by industry. That is, if anything is provided to them at all.[4]

As stated in the federal register as far back as 1992, the FDA says,

FDA has traditionally encouraged producers of new food ingredients to consult with FDA when there is a question about an ingredient’s regulatory status, and firms routinely do so, even though such consultation is not legally required.[5]

It is certainly concerning to know that, at best, firms are encouraged to consult with the FDA but are not required to do so. Interestingly enough, this is not the position taken in regards to proven safe and effective natural and herbal supplements.

 

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Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom

Available Here

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Over the last two years, I have written extensively about the Codex Alimentarius guidelines and how they relate specifically to vitamin and mineral supplements, food irradiation, and the use of Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH).

I have also detailed the history and workings of the international organization as well as many of the current day to day manifestations of Codex guidelines as they appear in domestic policy.

However, there is yet another area in which Codex guidelines will play a major role in the development of food policy – namely, the proliferation of Genetically Modified Food.

The Codex committee that serves as the main battleground for the consideration of GM food is the Codex Committee on Food Labeling. This committee is extremely relevant due to the fact that it can effectively reduce the power of the consumer to virtually nothing if it decides not to force companies or countries to label their GM food, thus removing the ability of the consumer to boycott and/or avoid those products. While it is well-known that public sentiment is unimportant to those at the top, governments and corporations tend to pay more attention when votes and sales reflect that sentiment. However, if Codex continues on its’ way to allowing unlabelled GM food onto the international market, the repercussions of consumer reaction will be entirely neutralized.

A brief discussion of the history of Codex in terms of GM food is necessary here to understand the direction that the organization is moving towards in regards to it.

For most of the seventeen years that Codex member countries have debated the safety of genetic modification of the food supply, the result has been little or no progress for one side or the other.

In 1993, at the behest of the Codex Commission, the CCFL agreed to begin working on the labeling aspect of GM food. Interestingly enough, the CCFL asked the United States, the country that was the most militant in its support of genetic modification, to develop a paper that would guide the committee’s discussion at the following session. When this session arrived, there was a flurry of opinions tossed around from several different countries. The most sensible position was that all GM foods should be labeled under any circumstances. Yet other countries, especially the pro-Gm ones, argued that labeling should only be required when there is the introduction of health or safety concerns, allergens, or when the food is significantly different from its traditional counterpart.[1] This is a debate that largely continues until this day.
The concept of “substantial equivalence” versus “process-based” labeling has also become one of the most hotly contested issues within the Codex GM food labeling debate. Process-based labeling simply means that the driving factor behind the labeling guidelines is the process by which the food is created, grown, or otherwise produced. Therefore, the qualifying factor for labeling GM food would be the process of genetic modification itself, forcing all GM food to be labeled as such. This is essentially the mandatory labeling of all GM food. When this concept was first introduced in 2001, it was supported by such countries as the European Union, India, and Norway. Its staunchest opponents, of course, were the United States and Canada.[2] Although this method of labeling standards was by far the most sensible if one were concerned about food safety and consumer rights of choice, it has been all but abandoned since the brief discussion at its introduction. The attention then has necessarily turned to the competing set of standards known as “substantial equivalence.”

“Substantial equivalence” guidelines are by far the most onerous means by which to label GM food outside of the scheme of voluntary labeling (such as what Canada has already pushed for).[3]

This set of standards not only provides loopholes through which GM food may enter the food supply, but also opens the door to total acceptance of GM food absolutely free of labeling. The idea behind the substantial equivalence labeling method is that the GM food will be compared to its conventional counterpart in terms of safety and composition.[4]

The food would then only require a label if it was found that there was a substantial difference between the GM product and the natural food or there were an introduction of a common allergen through the process of genetic modification. While at first it may seem that there is a legitimate consideration of safety under these principles, such an impression is far from the truth.

Several problems exist with the concept of substantial equivalence. First, as is often the case with government and bureaucratic initiatives, the semantics of the term “substantial equivalence” leaves the door open to the possible acceptance of virtually all GM food. While I will discuss this aspect further in future articles where the accepted Codex guidelines for testing GM food is mentioned, brief mention is still required early on in order to understand the dangers of the use of this labeling standard.

 

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No this is not a tangent  about  biblical  prophecy or religious  dogma.  While  I  am a  spiritual  person I  belong to  no organized  religion.  I  have  , however, had  premonitory  dreams where  I have  seen things  like the  Gulf Oil Disaster, The  Fukushima Tsunami and the consequent Nuclear  Disaster.  I  have  even  had  others  that  have  as  of  yet  not  occurred and  I  hope  it  stays  that  way  as  they  were   more  horrible  than  the  two mentioned here.  Those  of  you  who understand that  we  are  all connected to  Source will understand that premonitory  dreams  have  nothing to  do with  religion or  belief  in  a particular faith.    It is rather the  realization of a  connection that  is  expressed to us in a  manner  in  which  we  will understand to a  certain degree.  The  interpretations of the  dreams  are  a  whole  other  matter.  That is  the  responsibility  of the individual who  received the  message, as  I  believe  they are  given ways  to understand  what the  content  of the  message  meant.  Either that  or we  who receive them are  mentally unbalanced  😀

Now , I  am  not  asking  anyone to believe  in  my  dreams  nor will I  go into  detail as  that  has  no  bearing on  what  I  have  put  together  here.  My   question is what if the Planet X theories and the  Mayan  Calendar theories that were disseminated  and became  bigger  than life  were actually  disinfo?  What  if in  actuality  the  truth  were  even  more  sinister?  What  if the  agenda was  one  so  heinous,  so  horrible  that  even  when  confronted  with it  one would recoil and  say that is  not  possible?

The truth is  that  in the  last  few  years and  not  just  during the  Administration  of  Obama.  Just in case  anyone thinks  this is  an  Anti- Obama Agenda.  What  if the  greater  agenda  at  hand  has  never  been  about  a  Cataclysmic  end  but  rather a  more  mundane disaster created  by  men?  What  if the  New  World  Order  Agenda  would  stop at  nothing to  achieve  it’s goal.  No  I’m  not  crazy  although  sometimes  I  wish  I  were just  so I  could  stop worrying about  the  outcome  of the  items I  see falling  into  place for the termination  of life as  we  know it  as a Nation.

I  have  put  together  here articles and  videos  that  I  have  come  across in the  last  few  years that  may hold  some  clues  to the  event that  could be in our  future.  Am I  saying that  it is written in  stone?  No,  of  course  not.  However, anyone  with  discernment would understand that  there is a  disturbing precedent being  set  forth  here.  For  what  purpose?  One  can only  guess.

All I ask is that  you  view  this  with an  open  mind and think for  yourselves.  That is  all I  can  do , that is  all anyone  can  do.  We  cannot  convince  anyone,  we  cannot  force  anyone  to  see  what  we  see.  All  we  can  do  is  set the  information before  you and allow  you to come to your  own  conclusions.  If  you  do not  agree, that  is  your right.  All I  ask is  that those  who  do not and  feel a  need to  comment do  so in a  respectful manner.  Any nasty,  vulgar  or hateful comments  will be  deleted and  go unaddressed.

I have debated  on  whether  I  should  post  this for  sometime now.  I had  not  done  so  because  I  did not  want to  anger  or  offend  anyone.  However,  yesterday  I  saw an  article  that clinched it  for me  and  I  can  remain  silent  no  longer.   That  article had  to do with the  dismantling of the  Air Defense System on U.S./Mexico Border.  You  will find  that  it is  the  last  article   listed on this  post  at the  bottom of the  page.   Do  with  it  as  you  will.  I  have  done  what  my  conscience  has  moved me to do .  I  have  presented   the information that  I  have  here.  There  are  more,  far too many  to  place  on one  blog post.  Items  such as  the  Patriot Act,  Garden Plot, agenda 21, NDAA,  SOPA, PIPA, Waters of The United  States Amendment, The  Food Safety and  Standardization Act , the  constant and  ever  increasing   barrage on our freedoms,  rights  and  Constitution , Codex Alimentarius,  the  legitimization of  poisons in our  foods and  water , the  assault on  alternative  medicine and therapies, the  criminalization of  feeding the  hungry and the  homeless, the  militarization of Police, etc  ., etc., etc.   However, I  believe  that I have  put  together  a  good  bit  of  the information that sets the  wheels in motion  for those  who want  to see.

Stay Safe  and  Be  Well.

~Desert Rose~

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Dimitri Duduman warning america

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL315CAB130DE8CCE8&feature=view_all

Native American Prophecy

Red Elk Prophecy parts 1 – 15

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD4DA7F96FEDD0690&feature=view_all

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AMERICAN JUDGMENT DAY AND THE FINAL BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH

By Paul McGuire

NewsWithViews.com

Billions of people on planet Earth do not understand that we are now approaching the final battle for our world and that everything we see happening is connected with that battle. The ancient Greek god, Prometheus gave man fire and the destructive forces of that fire have set the world aflame. The god Prometheus was a type of Lucifer, the temporary prince of this world. Prometheus represented human will and the search for scientific knowledge at all costs. For example, the race for the creation of the atomic bomb and modern Transhumanism represent Prometheus.

Mary Shelley used the term The Modern Prometheus as the subtitle to her novel Frankenstein (1818). Frankenstein was the foreshadowing of the dark side of Transhumanism and genetic engineering.

According to the Biblical account, Lucifer was the most powerful angelic being, and in his lust to be God he led a revolution of one third of the angels in a war against God, so that he could seize God’s throne. This multi-dimensional battle began in the Garden of Eden, where the personal God created a man and woman in His image, using His precise DNA code.

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U.S. Army prepares to invade U.S.

Uploaded on Oct 8, 2008

The plans to implement martial law in America have been taking shape for decades, hidden behind “Continuity of Government” contingency planning. Now, with public outcry over the banker bailout bill at fever pitch, all of the pieces are in place for the U.S. Army to start policing American citizens.

For more information and analysis, please visit

http://www.corbettreport.com

Freedoms are disappearing, government powers growing

The idea of suspending the Constitution was first presented in the mid 1980s during the Reagan administration.

No less a thug than the drug-dealing, murder-ordering, terrorist-supporting Oliver North was knee deep in the program.

Since then every US president – George Bush Sr, Bill Clinton, George Bush Jr, and Barack Obama – have steadily created oppressive laws and legal systems to “fight terrorism” while simultaneously violating basic Constitutional rights.

Simultaneously with this, the US military has received training on how to suppress the rights of and even attack US citizens on US soil. US police have been increasingly militarized and new armed federal agencies have spouted like weeds.

Why?

Doesn’t the US have enough serious problems to attend to without the need to laboriously create new “programs” to fight non-existent or government manufactured problems?

Instead the ONLY thing the US government has done consistently over the last 30 years (besides wage illegal wars and give Wall Street criminals a “get out of jail free” card) is create new secret “internal security” laws, bureaucracies, infrastructure and armed bodies.
For more The “War on Terror” is a Fraud: videos, click here

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First Term: Obama Increased Debt $50,521 Per Household; More Than First 42 Presidents in 53 Terms Combined

Barack Obama, George WashingtonPresident Barack Obama speaks in the National Archives beneath a mural of the Constitutional Convention, which depicts James Madison handing the final draft of the Constitution to George Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(CNSNews.com) – During Barack Obama’s first term as president of the United States, the debt of the federal government increased by $5.8 trillion, which exceeds the combined debt accumulated under all presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton.

The new federal debt accumulated in Obama’s first term equaled approximately $50,521 for each of household in the country.

On Jan. 20, 2009, when Obama was first inaugurated, the total debt of the federal government was $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the U.S. Treasury. As of the close of business on Jan. 17, the last day reported by the Treasury before Obama’s second inauguration, the total debt of the federal government was $16,432,631,489,854.70.

Thus, from Obama’s first inauguration to his second, the federal government’s debt grew by $5,805,754,440,941.62.

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Pretty speeches that show an Agenda way beore Sandy Hook ever happened.

Blame on an assault weapon that has been proven never to have entered Sandy Hook Elementary

Hypocrisy stating that assault weapons should not be allowed on the streets but rather on the battlefield. When his Administration is responsible for how many guns and assault weapons were allowed to be put in the hands of Mexican Cartel members?

Or are drug dealers not criminals now?

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Published on Jan 18, 2013

December 15, 2012 MSNBC News
http://MOXNews.com

Not sure about the date on this one

Barrack Obama on Gun Control and Second Amendment

Obama: AK-47s are for soldiers, not criminals

Published on Jul 26, 2012

President Obama forcefully spoke out against gun violence in a New Orleans speech.

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Investigation: US ATF Secretly Arming Mexican Drug Cartels (Mar 3, 2011 – CBS)

Uploaded on Mar 4, 2011

March 3, 2011. CBS Evening News. Gun Walking. Interview with ATF Federal agent John Dodson. ATF was intentionally sending heavy weaponry to Mexican drug cartels. The secret operation was called Fast and Furious.

Medical Examiner FULL Press Conference – Sandy Hook School Mass Shooting

Published on Dec 17, 2012

12/15/2012

Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver provides an update to the media after he and his team examined the victims’ bodies at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown following Friday’s mass shooting.

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‘Guns are bad!’ CounterThink cartoon reveals hypocrisy of government gun confiscation schemes

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by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) While the U.S. government is desperately attempting to disarm the American population by rolling out Adolf Hitler-style gun control, it is simultaneously arming itself to the teeth, buying up 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition and now stockpiling it at ammo depot stations around the country.

The hypocrisy of it all is stunning. While screaming, “GUNS ARE BAD!” to American farmers, ranchers and citizens, the government is buying up billions of dollars worth of guns and ammo itself. This isn’t ammo to be used in a foreign theater of war, by the way, it’s ammo that can only be used domestically, against the American people. (The hollow point ammo violates international war treaties and so cannot be used in international war actions.)

To help us all visualize the hypocrisy in the government’s gun control schemes, I came up with our latest Counterthink cartoon.

Click here for the Counterthink.com page

Here’s the cartoon:

Feel free to post this cartoon on your own website, but please give credit to the original source, which is NaturalNews.com / Counterthink.com.

In addition to purchasing 450 million rounds of hollow point .40 caliber ammo, the U.S. government has also purchased:

• Over one million rounds of hollow-point .223 rifle ammo
• Over half a million rounds of non-hollow-point .223 rifle ammo
• 220,000 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun #7 ammo (target ammo)
• Over 200,000 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun #00 buckshot ammo (tactical anti-personnel ammo)
• 66,000 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun slugs (tactical anti-personnel, anti-vehicle rounds)
• Over two million rounds of hollow-point .357 Sig JHP (hollow-point) pistol ammo (anti-personnel)
• Over four million rounds of .40 S&W JHP (hollow-point) pistol ammo (anti-personnel)
• Over 60,000 rounds of .308 match grade anti-personnel sniper rounds (BTHP)
• Plus, hundreds of thousands of additional rounds of .38 special, .45 auto, 9mm, 7.62×39 (AK rifle) ammo, and others.

Check out more of my cartoons at www.Counterthink.com

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) You can tell a lot about a person by assessing what they purchase. It’s called “consumer profiling,” and corporations do it all the time. That’s how those grocery store loyalty discount programs work, by the way — they profile your psychology by analyzing what you’re buying. From that information, they can target you for coupons, mailers and other marketing campaigns that “magically” speak to your particular interests. It’s not magic, of course; it’s just behavioral profiling.So what happens if we profile the purchasing behavior of the U.S. government? What do we find?Bullets, bullet-proof roadside checkpoint booths, and anti-radiation pills.

450 million rounds of hollow points to be used against the American people

Just a few weeks ago, the federal government initiated a contract for acquiring 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. “The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions,” says a press release from the award winner, ammunition manufacturer ATK. (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/atk-secures-40-caliber-ammunition-co…). This ammo is for the Department of Homeland Security as well as ICE.

Question: What does DHS intend to do with 450 million rounds of barrier-piercing hollow point ammunition?

The really important answer is that no one buys hollow point bullets for target practice. They’re too expensive. Practice ammo is always FMJ ammo (Full Metal Jacket), meaning it has a solid tip. But the far more expensive hollow point ammo is ballistically designed to shred internal organs upon impact. It’s the kind of ammo used by police officers who want to shatter the bad guy’s sternum as quickly as possible and thereby bring him to the ground where he bleeds out from internal tissue trauma.

The DHS is a domestic agency. It does not fight wars overseas. It almost exclusively concerns itself with the American people on American soil. That the DHS is contracting to buy 450 million rounds of hollow point ammo can only mean DHS plans to need this ammo to be used against the American people.

Do the math: That’s almost two bullets for every man, woman and child in America — all in the hands of a government agency that says you should spy on your fellow citizens because they might be terrorists. The message is clear: Government is good, citizens are bad. And DHS feels it needs 450 million rounds of hollow point ammo to keep the American people in line, apparently. For what other purpose would so much hollow point ammo be purchased?

Bullet-proof roadside checkpoint booths

If you’re still not convinced that the USA is rapidly devolving into a fascist police state with TSA and DHS goons feeling your genitals at the airport and randomly searching your bags on city busses, DHS has now bought tens of millions of dollars worth of bullet-proof roadway checkpoint booths featuring level-3 bulletproof glass (http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-huge-ammo-buy-dhs-purchases-bullet-…).

It forces us to ask the obvious question: For what purpose does the DHS need thousands of bulletproof checkpoint booths?

Once again, the answer is obvious: To quickly erect “show us your papers” checkpoints on roadways, highways and key traffic points nationwide.

Oh, by the way, DHS is also acquiring monstrous assault vehicles which you can see pictured here:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-security-unveils-monstrous-swat-…

And in Houston, the TSA has unleashed a network of bus-riding secret agents to spy on citizens and search their bags on city busses. What’s next, are they going to feel your genitals on the bus, too? You might be hiding a bomb in your anus, you know…

Do you think it is a coincidence that DHS is sourcing 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets at the same time it is buying thousands of bulletproof checkpoint booths and hardened armored assault vehicles?

You may have also noticed cable barriers being installed along the medians of roadways across the country, by the way. Where there used to be just open grass, they are now pouring concrete, setting metal posts, and connecting them with multiple strands of high-strength steel cables. Have you figured out the purpose of these yet?

Isn’t it obvious? They’re designed to make it impossible for people to pull a U-turn and avoid the checkpoint booths that will soon be appearing! (And staffed by DHS and TSA agents wielding .40 hollow point bullets, no less.)

Are you starting to see the bigger picture here?

$400,000 in radiation fallout pills

In addition to the hollow point ammo and the bulletproof checkpoint booths, the U.S. government has also purchased $400,000 worth of potassium iodide pills — the kind of pills you take to avoid damage to your thyroid in the wake of radioactive fallout.

This is being done, of course, in anticipation of yet more problems at Fukushima, where just one more explosion or earthquake could unleash a hellstorm of radioactive pollution affecting virtually the entire planet. (http://www.prisonplanet.com/army-stockpiles-anti-radiation-pills-to-p…)

Isn’t it interesting that the U.S. government is purchasing massive quantities of radiation protection pills, but when the Fukushima disaster struck in 2011, President Obama urged the American people to “do nothing” and assured them that they did not need to buy potassium iodide pills?

So here we have yet another case where the U.S. government is getting prepared while urging American citizens to AVOID getting prepared!

Isn’t it time YOU got prepared?

By the way, I’m hosting a LIVE, streaming home defense how-to event on May 8th. Learn more at:
www.HealthRangerLIVE.com

Why would DHS need so many bullets and booths?

It’s obvious that DHS is buying all this gear to be used against the American people. But why?

Here, I reveal a rational list of possible explanations for this behavior. These are what I see as possible situations that would result in DHS activating their plans to take over America’s roadways and set up armed checkpoints across the nation:

• Fukushima disaster followed by radiation wave. This would result in a mass of refugees fleeing the West Coast.

• Grid down. This is a worst-case scenario, actually, which would result in mass death across U.S. cities. Huge outflows of refugees would be met by DHS checkpoints. Admittedly, some of these checkpoint booths might actually be handy for small cities and towns to protect themselves from fleeing desperate refugees from the larger cities.

• Financial collapse followed by social unrest. In this scenario, the checkpoints would be used to limit travel and control a very unhappy population.

• False flag terror attack followed by declaration of Martial Law. The checkpoints would be used like they were in East Germany. “Show us your papers!” Anyone who doesn’t have the right papers gets arrested, beaten, raped, tasered and thrown in one of Obama’s secret prisons authorized by the NDAA.

• Pandemic outbreak and quarantine of cities. In this scenario, the checkpoints would be used to keep people IN the cities, preventing their escape. (Escape from New York, eh?)

• No emergency at all: DHS could decide to just implement all the checkpoints even without any event happening. It could all be put in place merely as part of their prisoner training agenda, which the TSA has been carrying out for years in the airports. Sort of a “get used to living in a police state” psychological tactic. I have no doubt that even if thousands of these checkpoints were put in place right now, all the government-worshipping, boot-licking Americans would bow down and praise the DHS for “keeping them safe” by borrowing a page right out of Nazi Germany.

Some people just love oppression, it turns out. I’m pretty sure they’re vaccine damaged.

Record gun sales across America… what does it mean?

DHS is without a doubt gearing up for something big. Yeah, BIG. At the same time, Americans are buying firearms in record numbers — as in millions of guns a month.

My friend, a deputy Sheriff who runs a gun store, says he has to “pull 20 strings” just to keep rifles in stock. They are flying off the shelves like nothing he’s ever seen before in over two decades of business. Multiple firearms companies in the USA have publicly announced they are REJECTING all new orders from retailers because they are so backlogged in manufacturing guns that they can’t even keep up.

By my estimates, Americans have already purchased over 10 million firearms in just the first four months of 2012. And the numbers just keep growing.

What’s going on with all this?

Regardless of what you think about firearms, the honest answer is that Americans are legally and lawfully arming to the teeth. They are stockpiling ammo like never before. They’re buying emergency medical supplies and stored food. One home builder I know told me he’s working on a luxury subdivision in a major U.S. city where every single homeowner opted to build a “bunker room” inside the house as an add-on. (I had no idea…)

If you don’t run in these circles, you may not be aware of all this. But I’ve got friends in law enforcement, in the military, former intelligence officers, people in the food industry, and so on. They feed me info on a regular basis, and what they’re telling me is that both the government and the (informed) public are all stockpiling like never before, and a lot of people are getting nervous about the possibility of Martial Law or government confiscation of food, farms, guns, gold and more.

If this is all news to you because you’ve never heard this before, you should be even more concerned because it means you’re probably behind the curve on all this. If you don’t own a firearm, rest assured that most of your neighbors probably do by now (depending on where you live, of course). And huge numbers of them are also taking classes and seminars on how to use those firearms in self defense. Just call any of the major instructional schools (Gunsight, Thunder Ranch, etc.) and ask them yourself. You’ll find out that their classes are all sold out, or that they’re added new classes like mad in order to keep up with the demand.

How can we avoid conflict?

You’ve probably already figured out that all this purchasing of guns and ammo could be a disastrous recipe if the government begins to see the American people as the enemy. There are signs this is already under way, with even the Boy Scouts now being trained to target U.S. veterans as if they were enemy terrorists.

In a recent interview on the Alex Jones Show, survival author James Wesley Rawles (www.SurvivalBlog.com) warned that any government attempt to disarm the U.S. public would be disastrous and end in total failure. The American people are already armed to the teeth, and they’re getting even MORE armed by the day. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has been conspiring with Janet Napolitano to try to outlaw the Second Amendment by running guns into Mexico and blaming the resulting gun violence on lawful gun owners. This is the whole “Fast & Furious” fiasco (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50807).

There is also talk that if Obama is reelected, he may seek to ban all semi-auto firearms, which means most ranch rifles, handguns and even many shotguns. This is also driving large numbers of people into the gun shops to buy up the available inventory like never before. In the gun shop I visit in Austin, there’s a poster on the wall of President Obama, labeled, “Salesman of the Year.” Truth be told, no President has resulted in more guns getting into the hands of private citizens than Obama!

Even the parts backlog is getting bad. I’ve run into this myself: Just ordering gun parts has turned into a nightmare, with 2-3 month wait times on many parts. I recently tried to purchase some new holster gear and had to wait 8 weeks for it. When I spoke to the retailer, they told me “Everything is being bought up by returning veterans” who are gearing up at home.

Something huge is taking shape, and my Spidey Sense is getting a really bad vibe about it. I can only hope and pray that whatever comes down does not involve the government making a really bad miscalculation and thinking it can nullify the Bill of Rights and try to disarm the American public. That would be a terrible mistake that could result in a huge loss of life. What government needs to do right now is find some humility and stop destroying the United States Constitution and crushing our rights and freedoms.

Yet, regrettably, that’s not what I see happening. All across the country, I see government (both national and local) becoming more arrogant, more combative, and more thuggish in their behavior. Just look at the inexplicable actions of the Michigan DNR which now unleashes arms “hit squads” of government agents to mass slaughter farmers’ livestock using armed farm raids (http://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html).

Or look at Darrin McBreen’s recent visit to Roswell, GA, where brutish-looking local cops warned the InfoWars crew to “stop filming the City Hall” and backed this up by claiming “There is no such thing as public property in Georgia.” (Yeah, seriously. This recording was played on national radio.)

In California, we’ve got the illegal and highly suspect raids against raw dairy farmers, and in Pennsylvania, cops steal children away from mothers in hospitals and have them forcibly vaccinated (i.e. sterilized) as part of a population control agenda.

Government is not getting less arrogant, but MORE arrogant across this nation. And I fear it can only end in something disastrous. The People will not put up with tyranny forever. There is a point beyond which people figure they have nothing left to lose and they take action to restore their fundamental liberties. This is the lesson of history, repeated over and over again, nation by nation, throughout recorded human history.

Where will YOU be in all this?

I urge you to stay safe

I plan to be hunkered down at a ranch in Austin, Texas. Got my chickens, goats, rain barrel and ranch rifle. I’ll be joining forces with the local Sheriff to stop looters, if it comes to that, and I’ll be growing medicinal herbs to use in first aid treatment (I’ve actually already planted quite a collection). Who knows, I may end up running refugee duty, providing emergency medical care to refugees fleeing the city of Austin itself.

Now, you may not agree with my analysis of all this, but these contract numbers don’t lie. DHS is really buying hundreds of millions of ammunition rounds. Private citizens are really buying millions of guns every month. And even if you don’t believe in owning firearms yourself, this is nevertheless the reality of what’s happening around you. I urge you to have a strategy that deals with this reality in an informed, compassionate and yet determined way. Things are shifting rapidly. The government is in mass stockpiling mode. Citizens are convinced something big is about to happen. We’re four months into 2012 and there are a lot of people who think December, 2012 is going to be a chaotic time (I personally don’t believe in all the Mayan calendar stuff, but that’s just my view).

I know I’ll be ready, but I’m concerned that many NaturalNews readers aren’t as ready as they should be. I want you to do well through hard times. I want you to be safe, to have crucial skills, and to be part of the solution rather than the problem. People who fail to get prepared become part of the problem, but people who get prepared in advance can help provide critical supplies and skills to their local community, thereby reducing the burden on law enforcement and emergency services.

Be part of the solution. Get prepared now for whatever might be coming. And think hard about why DHS is contracting to acquire 450 million bullets to be used domestically.

The writing is on the wall, folks. If you can’t read it when it’s all this blazingly obvious, there’s not much else I can say to help ya.

Action items

1) Read www.SurvivalBlog.com

2) Get a seat at my upcoming LIVE streaming even on May 8th. Details are found at:
www.HealthRangerLIVE.com

3) Keep reading NaturalNews and other top alternative news sites which are really becoming the new mainstream news sites. Infowars.com, NoMoreFakeNews.com, NaturalNewsRadio.com, and so on. At these sites, you’ll learn a wealth of information about what’s really coming down (Fukushima, Martial Law, War with Iran, etc.).

Stay informed and you’ll stay safe. That means you can save yourself from becoming a desperate refugee when the SHTF.

My preparedness philosophy, by the way, is:

1) Get prepared and get out of the big cities.
2) Stockpile now while you still can.
3) Support local law enforcement to restore order.
4) Share resources to help those less fortunate.
5) Grow your own food and medicine, and share seeds!
6) Resist tyranny. Restore the Republic.

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A news report today indicates that the Social Security Administration has purchased 174,000 rounds of ammunition, adding the agency to a growing list of federal agencies that have purchased multithousands of rounds of ammo over the last six months.

The type of ammunition government agencies are buying is troublesome to many observers. The agencies have purchased hollow point bullets which are designed to expand once they enter their target in order to do the most damage to the victim.

Not only has the Social Security Administration purchased multithousands of rounds of hollow point bullets but so have the Department of Homeland Security and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Sources have further indicated that ammunition and firearms have been delivered to multiple agencies of the federal government, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service, among others.

The official explanation for the ammunition is preparation for the possibility of civil unrest during a national emergency, such as a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or a complete economic collapse.

Read Full Article Here

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At the end of July, two of Congress’s most virulent gun haters, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Carolyn “What’s a Barrel Shroud?” McCarthy (D-NY), introduced S. 3458 and the identical H.R. 6241 in their respective Congressional chambers. Called the “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2012,” S. 3458/H.R. 6241 would not only ban ammunition sales over the internet, but would require federal licensing of ammunition dealers, mandate burdensome record keeping on the part of said dealers, and require them to report sales of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition within a five day period to any one customer.

The method by which the bills would ban online sales, incidentally, is by requiring would-be buyers to present photo identification at the point of purchase–a requirement that we are told (by the same sorts of people who tend to favor restrictive gun laws) is “vote suppression,” and “racist,” when imposed on would-be voters.

Lautenberg’s and McCarthy’s latest attempt to infringe on that which shall not be infringed came, as is typical for them, right on the heels of an atrocity to exploit–this time the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre, for which the accused shooter had stocked up with 6,000 rounds (not 60,000, as the reliably anti-gun Bill O’Reilly hysterically claimed) of ammunition.

Here’s what Lautenberg and McCarthy said about the legislation in their press release:

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Why Is Homeland Security Buying 450 Million Rounds of Hollow Point Bullets?

Mar. 30, 2012 5:46pm

Department of Homeland Security Purchases 450 Million Hollow Point Bullets From ATKThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has awarded defense contractor ATK with an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement for .40 caliber hollow point ammunition. According to an official ATK press release, U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over a five-year period.

The following is an excerpt from the press release:

ATK announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. […]

“We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE,” said Ron Johnson, President of ATK’s Security and Sporting group.

The hollow point, of course, features a pitted or hollow tip intended to expand upon entering its target. ATK says its ammunition is “engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration” — all hallmarks of the hollow point.

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Terror threats appear to be on the rise as FEMA has rushed a $1 Billion order of dehydrated food in the event of attacks on domestic targets in the US.

This is also coming on the heels of one of the largest terror drills performed by the US Navy on American soil, as Operation Solid Curtain is taking place this week.

In an article Tuesday from the Beaufort Observer, many of the largest suppliers of dehydrated foods in the country are dropping their distributors and customers to dedicate their resources to supplying a billion dollar FEMA request and purchase.

One of the nation’s largest suppliers of dehydrated food has cut loose 99% of their dealers and distributors. And it’s not because of the poor economy. It’s because this particular industry leader can no longer supply their regular distribution channels. Why not? Because they’re using every bit of manufacturing capacity they have to fulfill massive new government contracts. Look, the government has always been a customer of the industry to some extent. But according to our sources, this latest development doesn’t represent simply a change of vendor on the government’s part. It’s a whole new magnitude of business.

And that’s not all.

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By Michael,
The Economic Collapse

Can America Survive If Americans No Longer Agree On A Core Set Of Shared Values? - Photo by DrRandomFactorWhat does America stand for?  That question is a lot more complicated than you might think.  Our Founding Fathers established a Republic that was based on a set of shared values that were embodied in the text of the U.S. Constitution.  But today, many of our politicians openly disregard the Constitution whenever they want and it has become fashionable to mock the U.S. Constitution.  For example, the New York Times recently published a piece by Georgetown University Professor Louis Michael Seidman entitled “Let’s Give Up On The Constitution” in which he publicly called the Constitution “archaic” and “downright evil”.  This is a man that has been teaching constitutional law to the next generation of lawyers at one of the top universities in the nation for nearly 40 years.  Unfortunately, Seidman is not an aberration.  The truth is that law schools all over America are absolutely packed with professors that teach that we should consider the U.S. Constitution a “living, breathing document” that must “evolve” as society evolves.  They also teach that when we find something in the Constitution that does not work for us today that we should just ignore it.  In fact, in his New York Times article Seidman insisted that “constitutional disobedience” is “as old as the Republic”.  But if we can just ignore the U.S. Constitution whenever we want, where does that leave us?  Should we be able to ignore all laws when they are not convenient for us?

Personally, I strongly believe that we should follow the U.S. Constitution, and there are millions of others out there that agree with me.  If we want to amend the Constitution, there is a procedure for doing that, but it is not easy.  Our founders did that to try to ensure that any changes to our Constitution would reflect an overwhelming consensus of the American people.

But today America is more divided than ever before.  We can’t seem to agree on much of anything.  We are at a period in our history when we desperately need to come together, but instead we are constantly at each other’s throats.

Is there anything that truly unites us anymore?

In the old days, if you would have asked people to give you a one word definition of America, many people would have responded by naming important values such as “freedom” and “liberty”.

Sadly, much of the country appears not to even value those things any longer.  One poll found that 51 percent of all Americans believe that “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism.”  Other surveys have found similar results.

Not only that, we continue to elect control freak politicians from both political parties that appear to be obsessed with constantly eroding our freedoms and liberties.  There are literally millions of ridiculous laws, rules and regulations that govern even the smallest details of our lives, and the government is constantly inventing new ways to watch, track, register, monitor and control all of us.  If you doubt this, please see this article and this article.  If we continue down this path, we are going to end up in a very dark place as a nation.

Well, what about economics?

Aren’t we united by a common economic philosophy?

Sadly, no we are not.

In the old days, Americans overwhelmingly believed in free market capitalism and overwhelmingly rejected socialism, but now that is rapidly changing.

According to a stunning Pew Research Center survey, 49 percent of Americans in the 18 to 29 age bracket have a positive view of socialism while only 46 percent of Americans in that same age bracket have a positive view of capitalism.

So what will the future look like if we continue to see this kind of shift among our young people?

And of course we have not had anything even close to a true free market system in the United States in a very, very long time.  Our economy is dominated by a partnership between the federal government and the monolithic predator corporations that dominate our society.  Individuals and small businesses that try to compete are being absolutely suffocated.  Our Founding Fathers were very suspicious of all large concentrations of power, and they sought to greatly limit the power of both the federal government and of the big corporations.  But today we have gone totally in the other direction.

Well, is there anything else that truly unites America?

What about religion?

Of course it is true that the overwhelming majority of the early colonists were Christian, and even 50 years ago it would have been accurate to say that America was a “Christian nation”, but that is definitely no longer the case today.

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation has absolutely exploded in recent years.  It has grown by a whopping 25 percent over the past five years, and meanwhile the percentage of people that identify themselves as “Christians” in America is dropping like a rock.  In fact, one poll found that the percentage of Protestants in the United States has dropped below 50 percent for the first time ever.  For many more shocking numbers that show the precipitous decline of Christianity in America, please see this article.

So what fundamental principles do most Americans actually agree on?

And I am not talking about things like “American Idol is going downhill” or “Justin Bieber gets too much attention”.

Is there still a core set of shared values that the entire nation can agree upon?

If not, where does that leave us?

Unfortunately, I think that it leaves us in a very difficult place.  The divisiveness that we have seen in Washington D.C. in recent years is just the tip of the iceberg.  We are living in a nation today that is more divided than I can ever remember.  A whole host of opinion polls have shown that anger and frustration in America are rising to very dangerous levels, and instead of focusing on the real reasons for our problems we all tend to point the fingers at one another.

In America today, we have been trained to group ourselves together by certain “categories” and to see those on the other side as “the enemy”.  This is a very dangerous thing.  It keeps the American people from coming together to fix the very serious problems that are facing our country.

The truth is that we are being divided in dozens of different ways today.  The following are just a few of the ways we are currently being divided…

Read Full Article Here

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Government :  Security – Disaster Management

English: Seal of the United States Department ...              Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Ordered to Prepare For ‘Mass Fatality Planning’ in Bill Introduced Into Congress

October 6, 2012 by legitgov

Remember Homeland Security’s recent big ammo shopping spree? Well. FEMA Ordered to Prepare For ‘Mass Fatality Planning’ in Bill Introduced Into Congress 06 Oct 2012 H.R. 6566: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the “Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act“. Section 504 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 314) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: “(c) PREPAREDNESS FOR MASS FATALITIES. In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster [nuclear melt-downs, CIA false flags, and pharma-terrorists’ pandemics] that results in mass fatalities”. Accordig to GovTrack.us, ‘This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 28, 2012, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.’ [Why are WE always the guinea pigs for the US government’s chemtrail spraying, biological weapons testing, false flags, pandemics, and scopolamine-fuelled shooting sprees? Why not bank on and plan for your OWN demise — for once — instead of OURS? –LRP]

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Homeland Security finishing acquisition of millions of rounds of high-powered ammo

Published: 13 August, 2012, 20:17

Reuters / Jason Reed

Reuters / Jason Reed

The Department of Homeland Security is rushing to finish the acquisition of 750 million rounds of high-power ammunition that has already raised many eyebrows. In one week, the DHS should start expecting an arsenal that will make some armies jealous.

The DHS has updated a solicitation originally posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website earlier this year, now answering questions from prospective contractors about an inquiry the agency published back in April. All responses to the DHS’ request for hundreds of millions of rounds of high-power ammunition must still be sent in by August 20, but now the federal agency designated to thwart terrorism on the home front has answered some questions about what exactly they are looking for in terms of being able to blow stuff up.

In April, the DHS first published a solicitation “for commercial leaded training ammunition (CLTA) of various calibers for law enforcement officer firearms training courses” to be used at facilities in the states of Georgia, New Mexico, Maryland and South Carolina, as well as other unnamed DHS offices across the country. At the time the DHS demanded hundreds of thousands of test rounds for an array of ammunition types, including 209,000 rounds of #00 buckshot 8-pellet bullets for 12 gauge guns and more than 2 million shots for a .357 Sig Caliber. With their solicitation set to expire in less than a week, though, the DHS has taken it upon themselves to answer questions from contractors interested in their very pricey proposal.

In the latest amendment, published online over the weekend, the DHS answers such pressing questions as, say, “Would a 223 Rem 64Grain soft point round be acceptable?” in response to their initial request for 1.1 million rounds of .223 Rem Caliber 62.64 Grain JHP. (And, if you’re wondering, the official DHS-authored answer is, “Yes, that would be acceptable.”)

The DHS does not, however, answer why exactly they want to give its federal agents tasked with counterterrorism around 750 million rounds of ammo. On paper the proposal says their request is to fulfill training exercise requirements, but why is the DHS equipping their officers with the know-how to shoot a basketball-size hole in a human body?

And for those not keeping score, already this year the DHS has asked for upwards of 150 sets of full-body armor specifically to prepare law enforcement for any protests at the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and other events of national significance. Oh, and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has admitted that she wants the agency to accumulate more surveillance drones to conduct domestic surveillance for the sake of “public safety.”

But don’t worry: millions of rounds of high-powered ammo, stealth surveillance craft and an army of heavily armored federal agents is all for your own security.

According to the 2001 Executive Order that established the DHS signed by then-President George W Bush, the agency “will coordinate the executive branch’s efforts to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks within the United States.”

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FEMA To Mobilize For “Mass Fatality Planning”

Bill mandates federal agency to respond to “funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries” being “overwhelmed”

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
October 5, 2012

The United States Congress has passed a bill which mandates the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prepare for “mass fatality planning” and funeral homes, cemeteries and mortuaries being “overwhelmed” in the aftermath of a mass terror attack, natural disaster or other crisis.

FEMA To Mobilize For Mass Fatality Planning FEMA church

The bill, H. R. 6566 or the Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act, was posted on the govtrack.us website this morning having been approved by the House on September 28.

The legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct FEMA to “provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes.”

Noting the necessity for emergency preparedness in relation to terror attacks, natural disasters and man-made disasters, the bill instructs FEMA to be sensitive to the fact that Jews and Muslims require bodies to be buried within 48 hours of death.

“Funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries could be overwhelmed should mass fatalities arise from a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster,” states the legislation.

Should the bill be given the green light by the Senate, the full amended text to the Homeland Security Act will state;

“Preparedness for Mass Fatalities- In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster that results in mass fatalities.”

“This is just one of those things that makes the stomach turn: the people who brought us the National Defense Authorization Act (authorizing the detention of US citizens on US soil) now deem it prudent to prepare for mass fatalities on US soil,” writes Simon Black.

“FEMA, as you may recall, is the same organization that couldn’t get bottles of water delivered to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina… and held up hundreds of seasoned volunteer emergency service workers from entering the city for several days of mandatory sexual harassment training.”

The legislation will only serve to stoke more paranoia that the federal government is preparing for mass civil unrest that could lead to a declaration of martial law and require lethal force to be used, as it was during Hurricane Katrinawhen police were ordered to shoot looters.

The Department of Homeland Security has been arming itself to the teeth over the course of the last six months, purchasing ammunition in jaw-dropping quantities.

As we reported last month, following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the DHS has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

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While Fukushima Poisons And Sets Us All Up For A Slow Death And Not a Damn Thing Is Being Done About It. The Tragedy Of Colorado Is Being Used To Fast Forward An Unconstitutional Agenda. Can Anyone Say Psy-Ops?

Problem is the Fukushma disaster and its ramifications do not serve to further t he unconstitutional agenda of Gun control and Disarming the People. therefore we and our children are left in the dark being poisoned by the very air we breath and the food we eat, even the water that we drink because of Fukushima Radiation and not a word is said.

Why are so many allowing their attention to be misled? Yes the deaths are a tragedy no one is denying that. However , history has a way of repeating itself and if the Agenda of Gun Control is rammed down our throats the Tragedy in Colorado will seem like a walk in the park. Our Sovereignty, Our Way Of Life, Our very existence is on the line and no one wants to see it. Why the Apathy towards a disaster that can clearly affect us all Globally , not just locally? Why is no one more concerned? Are we asleep or just kidding ourselves?

Wake up people and smell the bacon burning because we are way past the cooking phase.

~Desert Rose~

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  • Eugene area radiation
  • March 24, 2011
  • By: Dave Masko
A piece of a building believed to have washed onto Newport's beaches from Japan's recent quake and Tsunami is something both tourists and locals are viewing with concern as more dead sea life and other junk from Japan's crisis continues to wash ashore.
A piece of a building believed to have washed onto Newport’s beaches from Japan’s recent quake and Tsunami is something both tourists and locals are viewing with concern as more dead sea life and other junk from Japan’s crisis continues to wash ashore.
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EUGENE, Ore. — The crisis in Japan has spawed new warnings about radiation effecting drinking water and food Tokyo, while local environmentalists here in the Eugene region think there could be ramifications here along the West coast if Japan’s nuclear reactors are not fully reparied.

Meanwhile, this post-Tsunami period along the nearby central Oregon coast — in Newport and other communities that depend upon “Spring Break” business as a boost after a long winter — “has been very quiet, with no Spring Break crowds in sight,” said one Newport business owner.

Tsunami’s wrath continues along area beaches

The never ending recession and nuclear radiation crisis in Japan is still felt along the central Oregon coast where Spring Break is way down, while tourist seem wary of just how “clean” the beach air and Pacific; meanwhile, post-Tsunami waves – blown in on currents from Japan — bring in all sorts of stuff with news, to include chilling images of people in Tokyo under a water ban due to high radioactive iodine levels that are also causing vegetable contamination and “infection” fears.

The U.S. government has also reacted to Japan’s nuclear reactors leaking radiation, and has ordered new safety checks of all nuclear reactors in the United States, after it was disclosed that 14 American nuclear reactors had “problems.” As Japan’s radioactive crisis continues so do fears along America’s West coast that more ill wind — in the form of new earthquake triggered Tsunami’s or even radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant – will continue to put radioactive particles into the atmosphere. On Thursday morning, Japan’s public television station “NHK” reported “spreading radiation levels worldwide.”

For example, the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency says the recent radiation levels that are usually around 2.7 millisieverts (mSv) is now over 8.0mSv in some parts of the West coast of Britain in Cornwall and other regions that receive air current flows from the Japan region. Moreover, high 7, 8 and 9 mSv along the West coast, with a report from British Columbia that radiation is “not normal.”

Moreover, both the BBC and Japanese national television reports out Thursday note how “the tap water alert in Tokyo is anxiety levels soaring over the nation’s food and water supply. Residents in Tokyo are reportedly clearing the supermarket shelves of tap water. Also, milk, spinach and other vegetables from areas near the Fukushima plant were found to have radiation levels higher than regulated standards.”

Radiation drives people from homes, as they also lose water and food

In addition, NHK broadcasts on Thursday morning included news from the Fukushima prefecture – where the nuclear plant began a meltdown after the recent quake in Japan – that the Japanese government has order people to not eat “certain vegetables” because they may be contaminated. Fear of “infection” from the many horrors of radiation sickness is also spreading, reports the NHK.

Meanwhile, there’s a black lash against nuclear reactors when people ask ‘is nuclear energy worth a devastating accident that takes away one’s water and vegetables?’ According to a recent CBS News poll about 50 percent of Americans are against nuclear energy and say they want a cleaner environment and safe energy sources.

Smoldering nuclear reactors and high cost of food and gas hurt locals

Accidents can be devastating, “just look what happened in Japan,” said one Spring Break tourist along Newport’s trendy Nye Beach Wednesday while the lack of whale sightings – due to the gray whales’ northward migration being disrupted by the recent Tsunami – has bummed-out the kids who look forward to this whale watch week along the central Oregon coast.

The whale’s migration is a serious to whale watch fans who come to the central Oregon coast this time each year to enjoy the gray whale pods that sometimes put on a show with a dozen or more huge whales jumping up out of the sea and splash down.

Now, there’s a clear and present danger that whales, other sea life and man may be in real danger as people who once lived in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture area – that was famed for its lush and beautiful surroundings and many organic gardens and ancient nature centers, are now “latterly banned from Paradise, because the earthquake proved that nuclear accidents can happen without any way to prevent it,” said a local mother and teacher during a Spring Break whale watching visit Wednesday.

News from Japan’s NHK public television Thursday noted that the government is warning residents of Tokyo – and millions of visitors, to included many Americans – not to give babies “less than a year old, to drink any tap water.”

The warning has caused massive stockpiling of bottled water throughout Tokyo with stores, vending machines emptied while panic Japanese people wearing soiled face masks and shocked looks in their eyes, scurry home to seal themselves in their homes with duct-tape due to fears that radiation may be reaching their lungs and other vital organs.

Also, NHK TV in Japan reported “regular release of radiation” has been reported over the past 10 days with engineers risking their own lives to cool down the damaged nuclear reactors where spent fuel rods are spewing dangers radioactive radiation and contamination.

NHK also noted there fears of “infection” have entered the hearts and minds of not only Japanese people – that were interviewed on NHK TV – but also here along the Oregon coast that’s seen a dramatic drop in Spring Break tourism due to the recent Tsunami and its continuing after-shocks with news from the Japanese government that they’ve received reports of radiation coming from their reactors being measured along America’s West coast. NHK has broadcast numerous reports about their country’s earthquake having a devastating impact on other country’s that report high health and economic concerns.

Post-Tsunami period an “after-shock” for coastal people

“It doesn’t help that we get radiation from Japan, but gas is now over $4 and the year before last was bad, last year was really bad and so far this year with the Tsunami and all, it’s getting ridiculous to do business,” explained Steven, a seller of antiques and collectables in the trendy Nye Beach area of Newport that faces the Pacific and far off Japan.

On Wednesday, for example, a large slab of concrete measuring nearly 14 feet across and 11 feet high – as it rocked under the pressure of curious seagulls – there were few Spring Break fans who usually cram this popular beach that features a lighthouse and miles of free beaches where the dogs were out again after a nearly two weeks of being kept indoors due to Tsunami and post-quake radiation fears from Japan.

“It’s good to be out again, and breathing the air. The dogs needed it,” said one Newport local on Wednesday.

World Health Organization issue radiation warning signs

According to a BBC report Thursday morning, there’s new World Health Organization and United Nations health advisories that have been sent out in special message and news release with guidance on how to detect “infection” from radiation.

The BBC reports: “Exposure to moderate levels of radiation – above one gray (the standard measure of absorbed radiation) – can result in radiation sickness, which produces a range of symptoms. Nausea and vomiting often begin within hours of exposure, followed by diarrhea, headaches and fever.

“After the first round of symptoms, there may be a brief period with no apparent illness, but this may be followed within weeks by new, more serious symptoms. At higher levels of radiation, all of these symptoms may be immediately apparent, along with widespread – and potentially fatal – damage to internal organs. Exposure to a radiation dose of four gray will typically kill about half of all healthy adults.

For comparison, radiation therapy for cancer typically involves several doses of between one and seven gray at a time – but these doses are highly controlled, and usually specifically targeted at small areas of the body.”

Japan’s nuclear reactor crisis spawned by the Manhattan Project 70 years ago

Here in Eugene at the University of Oregon, there’s been numerous recent lectures on the Japanese nuclear meltdowns, via programs such as the Environmental Law Conference and “Nuke Info Night” that call for a transition from nuclear to solar and other safe energy sources. In addition, April marks the 70th anniversary of the “Manhattan Project” that was partiality developed at universities and nuclear plants in the Pacific Northwest and California in the Spring of 1961.

At the same time, the University of Oregon’s “Japanese Student Organization” has put up a website SendaiEarthquakeRelief.org to coordinate information sharing, nuclear radiation education and fundraising efforts.

Today, the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is no longer repressed, but “transfigured with what’s happening now in Japan,” said one University of Oregon exchange student involved with the school’s Japanese Student Organization.

Moreover, students here are more concerned about what will be happening once Spring Break is over than just having fun while school is out with no cares in the world. “This issue of nuclear bombs and radiation is a shadow hanging over all human endeavor right now. I can’t think of anything more important that our futures under the cloud of radiation that’s now hurting so many people in Japan,” said one student who’s volunteering over Spring Break.

Looking back at the Manhattan Project’s terror and legacy

What’s chilling about the Manhattan Project documents are views from the project’s leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer and the pilot of the aircraft “Enola Gay” that dropped the first atomic bomb on the people of Japan.

Visitors to the Air and Space Museum in Washington can view a special exhibit about the Enola Gay and read words from its pilot Paul Tibbetswho, on Aug. 5, 1945, formally named his B-29 bomber “Enola Gay” after his mother. On Aug. 6, the Enola Gay left its base on Tinian Island in the Marianas with Tibbets at the controls, headed for history over Hiroshima. The atomic bomb, codenamed Little Boy, was dropped over Hiroshima at 8:15 a.m. local time. It produced a vast mushroom-shaped cloud that rose into the stratosphere. This haunting image would soon become the definitive marker of nuclear explosions.

“Radiation sickness would nearly double the initial death tool to well over 100,000 people during the subsequent years, and that was out of a population of 350,000 in Hiroshima at the time. To this day, there are more people dying in Japan from radiation sickness,” states the Smithsonian’s records.

The pilot, Paul Tibbets (who died in 2007 at age 92) who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, later commented:

“When I level out (after dropping the bomb) the nose is a little bit high and as I look up there the whole sky is lit up in the prettiest blues and pinks I’ve ever seen in my life. It was just great. I tell people I tasted it. ‘Well,’ they say, ‘what do you mean?’ When I was a child, if you had a cavity in your tooth the dentist put some mixture of some cotton or whatever it was and lead into your teeth and pounded them in with a hammer. I learned that if I had a spoon of ice cream and touched one of those teeth I got this electrolysis and I got the taste of lead out of it. And I knew right away what it was.”

Experts explained that “what it was” was the impact of the atomic bomb exploding. With a temperature at its core of around 60 million degrees Celsius — far hotter than the surface of the Sun – the bomb’s after action reported noted that “the initial flash vaporized some of the Japanese people and turned everyone openly exposed to it for around half a mile around into a fused carbon relic.”

As with the Tsunami “shock wave” after the recent massive quake in Japan, so too was a shock wave after the bomb hit Hiroshima, say experts, and “that initial flash killed more than 100,000 more people and flattened nearly as many buildings in the process.”

Even more strange is the reaction to the bomb’s devastation by visitors to the Air and Space Museum today, say media analysts today who view “Americans as too comfortable in their own lives to even consider or imagine what it must have been like to be there in Japan when the bombs dropped, and even today as radiation from next generation atomic bomb technology is killing and forcing people to leave their homes.”

Even more chilling is J. Robert Oppenheimer’s view on what he and his team of scientists created with the Manhattan Project some 70 years ago next month.

“If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of the Manhattan Project and of Hiroshima,” said Oppenheimer in his “Letters and Recollections.”

Nukes and nuclear reactor radiation a clear and present danger today

In a world where the United States and Russia still have more than 20,000 nuclear weapons — and Iran, North Korea and terrorists want to get their hands on nukes— what President Obama’s arms control and recent arms reduction treaties with Russia is all important.

“China, the only major nuclear power adding to its arsenal, is estimated to have 100 to 200 warheads. The treaty being negotiated says nothing about the nearly 15,000 warheads, in total, that the United States and Russia keep as backups — the so-called hedge. And it says nothing about America’s 500 short-range nuclear weapons, which are considered secure, or Russia’s 3,000 or more, which are chillingly vulnerable to theft,” stated a recent editorial in Washington after the recent meltdown of nuclear reactors spewing radiation into the atmosphere in Japan.

At the same time, recent congressional testimony from Homeland Security, the FBI, CIA and other agencies that monitor nukes what may be in the hands of terrorists, note that “we can’t ignore dirty bombs as a threat.”

In brief, dirty bombs are a kin to what’s happening now at the leaking nuclear reactors in Japan. A bomb destroys a nuclear reactor and causes a meltdown resulting in radiation being released. Thus, radiation is “dirty” because it can’t be cleaned-up and it goes on killing human life for long periods of time.

“Think of the dangers of radioactivity like glow-in-the-dark paint,” states an exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in nearby Portland. “Unlike modern luminous paint, which has to be activated by bright light, storing up energy to release later, radium lows constantly from its natural radioactive energy.”

The vast power of the nuclear Genie out of the Bottle

Also, there’s the problem of nuclear fusion that some scientists say is a clear and present danger at vulnerable nuclear reactors today.

For example, experts say that the Manhattan Project atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan at the end of WW II were “the equivalent of around 20,000 tons of TNT, while today’s nuke’s average about one million tons of TNT.”

Meanwhile, radioactive materials have been detected throughout Japan, China, in Europe and even here in Eugene and up and down the West coast, say experts who monitor the nuclear energy industry for radioactivity.

The ongoing nuclear reactor disaster and crisis that’s still going on in Japan is a reminder of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, say experts who worry about the nuclear “Genie getting out of the Bottle.”

Three Mile Island, for example, caused concern about the concept of the “China Syndrome,” that was also portrayed in the movie of the same name.

During a “China Syndrome,” say scientists, “the overheating reactor eats through the land beneath it and goes on to melt is way into the Earth’s core while releasing massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere.”

At the same time, a “Nuclear Winter” occurs when global nuclear war or even a series of nuclear reactors impact the climate.

The famed American atmospheric chemist Richard P. Turco coined the term Nuclear Winter in 1983 when explaining to the United Nations that it’s “manifested by significant surface darkening over many weeks, subfreezing land temperatures persisting for up to several months, large perturbations in global circulation patterns, and dramatic changes in local weather and precipitation rates creating a harsh ‘nuclear winter’ in any season.

Not surprisingly, scientists today are fearful of the same sort of nuclear winter in the wake of the recent and ongoing crisis in Japan.

Fukushima & now Nebraska Nuclear update 6/21/11

Uploaded by on Jun 21, 2011

Note, I am going out of town until Sunday June 26th so I will not be reporting until then. I plan to continue reporting when I return.

Rising Missouri River and Radiation detection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCEweyj_XsE&feature=email

Japanese, West Coast Americans = You Are Most Screwed! (warning shit loads of profanity)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXEoic7BSVI&feature=feedf

Notification of Unusual Event at the Cooper Nuclear power plant june 19 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LimOeDCAL0Q&feature=email

Radiation Readings From East Coast for 2.5 Months!!! ☢☢☢
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNioPiOTfno&feature=uploademail

32 No Fly Zones In USA In 2 Days.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtjMOsSdlqE&feature=uploademail

Nebraska Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station Fire Left Plant’s Spent-Fuel Pool in Danger – Alex Jones Tv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9UC1hBJkZs&feature=email

WARNING!!!! Horrific UNRELEASED Video Footage from Fukushima
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGTsAUvqdFk&feature=uploademail

Two-thirds of hot nuclear fuel remains in Calhoun Reactor Core
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRe8DMlMrbo&feature=uploademail

FUKUSHIMA – Its much worse than you think
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNgHw7F_ifk

Arnie Gundersen – Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & About to Get Worst (worse)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHJ6C35fcwA&feature=uploademail

Japan: Dr Iven Mareels — “Engineers Likely Understood Containment Breached Immediately”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07lcHo1pO1E&feature=feedu

Japan’s deadly game of nuclear roulette
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20040523x2.html
thanks to manekinekotattoo for sending that link!

US Radiation Soars 20 Times From Japan Fallout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otq3nA2PY4o

Emergency Alert : Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 Getting Worst June 14 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPs1BrQmouY

ALERT OMG Fort Calhoun and Cooper Nuclear Power Plants What is Coming Alert!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_kE3kxHdCE&feature=uploademail

Fukushima Live Cam anomaly or at moon?? 14.06.2011-15.06.2011.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh5LIDe1KJM&feature=uploademail

check this out too:
fukushima Live Cam radiate? anomaly! 14.06.2011-15.06.2011.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klMVOr2O5Ro

I WILL NOT TAKE THIS SHIT ANYMORE! NEBRASKA IN DANGER MIRROR AND SHARE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxUTCff0c-E&feature=uploademail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP7pAPad0G8

Radiation Check Portland Oregon 14 Jun 2011.mp4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAuqfMUzMIw&feature=uploademail

Italians Vote Overwhelmingly To End ALL Use Of Nuclear Power In Italy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLPX8Yb1DVo

Arnie Gundersen – Nebraska Nuclear Plant Emergency Level 4 About to Get Worse – June 14, 2011.flv

Repost as needed !
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sTmzUzruu8

Fort Calhoun near Omaha, Nebraska

“On June 6, 2011, the Fort Calhoun pressurized water nuclear reactor 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska entered emergency status due to imminent flooding from the Missouri River. A day later, there was an electrical fire requiring plant evacuation.

Then, on June 8th, NRC event reports confirmed the fire resulted in the loss of cooling for the reactor’s spent fuel pool. The discussion includes specific details of the technical failures at Fort Calhoun, the risks of coolant loss at overcrowded “spent” fuel pools, and the national hazards of nuclear facilities along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and other water sites during the current period of floods and climate change.”

I may or may not post the other parts to this, as it was exceedingly strenuous on my comp for some reason, I guess because of all the overlays and whatnot I added. Incase I don’t post the rest, here is the link to watch it on youtube:

(full 40 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHZdub3n0mI

download the audio podcast here:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/52367

Arnie Gundersen’s Updates on Fukushima: http://www.fairewinds.com

KETV News’ Piece on the Nuclear Plant: http://www.ketv.com/news/27392766/detail.html

July 15th, 2012
Infowars.com

July 14, 2012

Globalist United Nations moving to undermine and kill off Second Amendment. See more in Alex’s addendum and even more evidence/explanation of the gun ban intent.

Fast & Furious Staged to Pass UN Gun Treaty

United Nations’ Office for Disarmament Affairs
http://www.un.org/disarmament/

United Nations Disarmament Treaties Timeline

GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT: SMALL ARMS – 12 December 1995 United Nations report on small arms (Published 1997)

Secretary-General’s report on small arms (2011) [PDF]

Secretary-General’s report on small arms (2008) [PDF]

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Death by “Gun Control”: The Genocide Chart

Controlling Guns, Controlling People: A new history shows how gun control goes hand in hand with fear of black people—and The People.

Obama Administration Participates in Finalizing UN Gun Grabbing Treaty

Soros Promotes UN Control Over Gun Ownership

Obama Seeks US Congressional Ratification of UN Global Gun Control Treaty

UN Arms Treaty Would Impact Second Amendment Rights

U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say critics

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations Underway

France, UK, Germany and Sweden call for binding UN arms trade treaty

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre Stands Up for American Gun Owners at United Nations

UN Dispatch: No, the Arms Trade Treaty STILL is Not a “UN Gun Grab”

The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: Are Our 2nd Amendment Rights Part Of The Deal?

Global gun control? Critics warn U.N. treaty would undermine U.S. gun rights

Mexican President Wants to Disarm Americans

Fast and Furious Scandal Gives Rise to Gun Regulation Debate

“If the American people learn that the motivations for all of this was to make a case to deprive them of their Second Amendment rights or to make a case to further the (Justice) department’s ability to further regulate gun rights within the United States, that would make them very angry,” said Rep. Trent Franks.

“We have an administration that has said ‘don’t let a good crisis go to waste’ and you wonder if this was actually a manufactured crisis,” Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) said on Fox News back in the summer.

Bill Clinton speech at the 1995 United Nations 50th anniversary

Fast and Furious, Beyond Gun Control

House Dems focus on gun control in Fast and Furious hearing

Earth Watch Report  –  Extreme Weather

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Dry spell projected for southwest US

by Staff Writers
Paris (AFP)

Southwestern areas of the United States, reeling from its worst drought in 50 years, may have 10 percent less surface water within a decade due to global warming, a study said Sunday.

While rainfall is forecast to increase over northern California in winter and the Colorado River feeding area, warmer temperatures will outstrip these gains by speeding up evaporation, leaving the soil and rivers drier, a research paper said.

Texas will likely be dealt a double blow with declining rainfall and an increase in evaporation, said the paper based on weather simulations and published in Nature Climate Change.

Overall for the area, “annual mean runoff in 2021-2040 is projected to be 10 percent less than in the second half of the 20th century,” co-author Richard Seager of Columbia University told AFP.

This “is a very significant decline given the stress on Colorado River-based water resources” for agriculture and household use, he added.

Runoff is rainfall not absorbed by the soil, running overland or in rivers.

According to the paper, California obtains most of its water from snow on the Sierra Nevada mountain range, while the Colorado River is fed from tributaries created by melting winter snowfall and summer rainfall.

The river provides water to seven US states and Mexico.

Texas, for its part, uses water from rivers and groundwater within its own borders, said the paper.

Average annual runoff for the region overall should drop by about 10 percent, and about 25 percent in spring for the Colorado tributary headwaters.

“Drying intensifies as the century advances,” added the paper.

“These projected declines in surface-water availability for the coming two decades are probably of sufficient amplitude to place additional stress on regional water resources.”

Drought Conditions Threaten Mississippi River Transport

By Shar Adams
Epoch Times Staff

A buoy used to help guide barges rests on the bank after the water level dropped on the Mississippi River near Wyatt, Mo., this year. Some barge operators have lightened their loads or stopped running altogether because of low water levels. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A buoy used to help guide barges rests on the bank after the water level dropped on the Mississippi River near Wyatt, Mo., this year. Some barge operators have lightened their loads or stopped running altogether because of low water levels. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Persistent drought conditions in the upper Midwest are threatening the nation’s waterways, with the mighty Mississippi River so low that barge traffic has been affected and may be forced to halt.

Over 90 barges have been either stranded or grounded due to low water in recent weeks, according to the Waterways Council Inc. (WCI), a public policy organization representing shippers and ports.

Low water levels are also likely to increase due to continuing dry conditions, compounded by the actions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who have orders to reduce water flow from the Missouri River into the Mississippi.

“This could be a major, major impact at crisis level,” said Debra Colbert, senior vice president of WCI, according to Associated Press. “It is an economic crisis that is going to ripple across the nation at a time when we’re trying to focus on recovery.”

The main river in America’s largest river system, the Mississippi cuts through, or borders, 10 states, incorporating both the Missouri and the Ohio rivers as it travels from Minnesota in the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

The Mississippi’s rich silt plains form one of America’s richest agricultural regions, spawning a comprehensive inland river transport system replete with ports, shipping lanes, locks, and levees.

According to Veronica Nigh, an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the impact on freight is critical. Around 60 percent of U.S. corn and 45 percent of soybeans travel down the Mississippi for export. Coal, fertilizer, gas, and oil go up the river on the return journey.

“We’re experiencing water levels that have really been unprecedented for the last 50 or 60 years,” Nigh said on the AFBF website. “We’re getting close to the record low for the Mississippi that was set in 1940.”

It is an economic crisis that is going to ripple across the nation at a time when we’re trying to focus on recovery.

—Debra Colbert, senior vice president of Waterways Council Inc.

“With these low water levels, barges are only being loaded to 70 to 75 percent of their normal capacity,” she said.

According to Nigh, transportation by barge is cheaper and more efficient, one barge moving as much tonnage as 70 trucks.

It “saves consumers money, because they pay less for their products. It helps farmers. It helps businesses stay competitive in an export market,” she said.

Missouri Inflow Reduced

The National Weather Service has predicted “drier than average conditions” over winter for upper Midwest states. This will particularly impact the critical 180-mile stretch of river between the mouth of the Missouri River just north of St. Louis and the mouth of the Ohio River, an area that will be impacted by Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) plans.

The USACE, which manages the waterways, will reduce the amount of water released into the Mississippi from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River in South Dakota. The Missouri River provides around 60 percent of the water into the Mississippi but it is also impacted by the drought, and the Army corps says it is obliged, under orders from Congress, to ensure the smaller river remains at a certain level.

Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Mississippi Valley Division of the USACE, said the corps has been dredging continuously since July in an attempt to keep waterways clear, and has also been storing water where it can. Water stored in an area north of Iowa will be released, and the impact noticeable in about 3 weeks, he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“We have to start thinking that we may not be able to have the water we are accustomed to for an extended period of time,” Peabody said. “That means we are going to have to husband our resources for when the situation gets truly dire. And in my personal estimate, we are not there yet.”

Last year the Mississippi River region was in crisis because of floods, water levels lapping at the top of flood walls. A year later the area is enduring an exceptional drought. According to a report by the Mississippi River Commission, river water levels have plunged to “near historic levels”, dropping over 50 feet in some areas over the course of the year.

“Such wide variations in stages over successive years have never before been witnessed,” the report states.

Dr. Jeff Masters, meteorologist with the Weather Underground, says the drought impacting the United States this year is the worst since 1954. While damage costs from the impact of Hurricane Sandy are likely to be high around $50 billion, Masters says the cost of the 2012 drought will be higher, with estimates ranging between $75 and $150 billion.

More than 2.5 million acres of pinyon pine and juniper trees in the American Southwest during the past 15 years,  killed by drought and mountain pine beetles

Dying trees in Southwest set stage for erosion, water loss in Colorado River

by Staff Writers
Corvallis OR (SPX)


Pinyon pine forests near Los Alamos, N.M., had already begun to turn brown from drought stress in the image at left, in 2002, and another photo taken in 2004 from the same vantage point, at right, show them largely grey and dead. (Photo by Craig Allen, U.S. Geological Survey).

New research concludes that a one-two punch of drought and mountain pine beetle attacks are the primary forces that have killed more than 2.5 million acres of pinyon pine and juniper trees in the American Southwest during the past 15 years, setting the stage for further ecological disruption. The widespread dieback of these tree species is a special concern, scientists say, because they are some of the last trees that can hold together a fragile ecosystem, nourish other plant and animal species, and prevent serious soil erosion.

The major form of soil erosion in this region is wind erosion. Dust blowing from eroded hills can cover snowpacks, cause them to absorb heat from the sun and melt more quickly, and further reduce critically-short water supplies in the Colorado River basin.

The findings were published in the journal Ecohydrology by scientists from the College of Forestry at Oregon State University and the Conservation Biology Institute in Oregon. NASA supported the work.

“Pinyon pine and juniper are naturally drought-resistant, so when these tree species die from lack of water, it means something pretty serious is happening,” said Wendy Peterman, an OSU doctoral student and soil scientist with the Conservation Biology Institute. “They are the last bastion, the last trees standing and in some cases the only thing still holding soils in place.”

“These areas could ultimately turn from forests to grasslands, and in the meantime people are getting pretty desperate about these soil erosion issues,” she said. “And anything that further reduces flows in the Colorado River is also a significant concern.”

It’s not certain whether or not the recent tree die-offs are related to global warming, Peterman said. However, the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projected that while most of the United States was getting warmer and wetter, the Southwest will get warmer and drier.

Major droughts have in fact occurred there, and the loss of pinyon pine and juniper trees would be consistent with the climate change projections, Peterman said.

Pinyon pine and juniper are the dominant trees species in much of the Southwest, routinely able to withstand a year or two of drought, and able to grow in many mountainous areas at moderate elevation. The trees are common in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, and may have expanded their range in the past century during conditions that were somewhat wetter than normal.

In some places up to 90 percent of these trees have now died, many of them during a major drought in 2003 and 2004. The new research concluded that most of the mortality occurred in shallow soils having less than four inches of available water in about the top five feet of the soil column.

Most of the tree mortality, the scientists said, was caused by trees being sufficiently weakened by drought that opportunistic bark beetle epidemics were able to kill the pinyon pine, and the vascular system of the juniper ceased to function.

Traditionally, pinyon pine and juniper were not considered trees of significant value. They were occasionally used for firewood, but otherwise small and not particularly impressive.

They perform key ecosystem functions, however, not the least of which is stabilizing soils and preventing erosion. They also provide some food in the form of pine nuts and juniper berries, and store carbon in their biomass, and in the soils beneath their canopies.

 Obama Closing Air Defense System on U.S./Mexico Border: Texas & America Vulnerable to Attack from Low Altitude Missiles and Aircraft

Call your Congressmen and Senators immediately and demand that the recent budget cuts do not affect the security of America’s borders. The Federal Government wastes billions of dollars on things they should not even be involved in, but securing our country’s borders is one of the jobs that the federal government is actually supposed to do!

Obama has always pushed massive cuts in the military as part of any budget cuts he will accept in fiscal deals. Obama seems to be getting what he wants, and it will leave America’s borders vulnerable to attacks and other infiltrations.

Air Force’s Air Defense Radar Systems along U.S./Mexico Border will SHUTDOWN on March 15th, 2013

On January 17th, 2013, Exelis Systems Corporation sent out an email (see email below) to all of its employees informing them that on March 15th, 2013 all TARS Air Defense Mission Operations will permanently cease. These TARS Air Defense sites were under the control of the United States Air Force. On January 15th, 2013, the Air Force informed Exelis (the defense contractor running the TARS sites) that the TARS sites will be shut down. Exelis tried to then negotiate with the Department of Homeland Security to see if they would take over the vital project, but it seems as though those negotiations have failed. What does this mean?

This means the southern border of the United States of America will be more vulnerable to attack from low flying aircrafts, low altitude missiles, and other infiltrations such as smuggling.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one Exelis employee had this to say about the announced closure of the TARS sites:

Read Full Article Here

Something that  this article does not touch on ,  however  I would like to bring to your attention.   Just in case you still think this is not being done with  nefarious intent and special interests  are not  at  play.  Please go to the Codex Alimentarius  site   specific for food additives.  

Here you will find a list  and a complete breakdown of the foods that  are permitted to  be used in accordance to Codex Alimentarius guidelines.

Click on  Aspartame 

see the list  of  960 food items that will be permitted to contain Aspartame.  If you do the same with  Aspartame-acesulfame salt

you will find an additional list  of  962 foods that will also contain  this additive as  approved for use by Codex .  Most of  us know the ramifications that come with the ingestion of Apartame.  according to the Codex Alimentarius it will be permissible to add to a total of 1922 foods according to their very own lists. Most of  which  have nothing to do with an alternative for diabetics who cannot consume sugar.

Still think this is just  another conspiracy  theory?

So  tell me who do you think they  serve?

Who’s welfare do you honestly think they represent? 

Since when does a body of the UN dictate what Sovereign Nations must do with the foods their citizens eat?

Is approving known carcinogens and neuro-toxins for use as food additives in the  best  interest of the people?

Who signed this agreement in the  name of the American People?

When were we consulted on this matter?

Desert Rose

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TheSleuthJournal

Codex Alimentarius is a UN-sponsored concept and organization, which – under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – creates food standards and guidelines used in international trade. In 1994, the World Trade Organization (WTO) replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) with actual trade-sanction power to enforce Codex and other standards and guidelines. Not surprisingly, Codex took on an entirely new importance.

Now nearly 300 of us – Country delegates and International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_nongovernmental_organization) – were involved in Germany this December in a playoff where inches of dry but crucial script would gain the yardage of victory or bitter defeat. This was the 34th session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU), alias “Malnutrition Meeting,” in frigid Bad Soden, Germany the first week of December 2012, where the National Health Federation sought to make its own gains and preserve our health freedoms.

In this innocuous meeting room at the Ramada Inn, play by play, line by line, either the “ball” is moving forward, backward, or it’s being passed or kicked into oblivion without regard to any real goal in a last-ditch effort to get rid of it before being tackled. In this case, for the majority of the represented World, ‘tackled’ was a voluntary fumble, “When is it break time? Let’s just agree with the provided wording and get a cup of coffee.” You have to realize the World doesn’t often enjoy what the United States takes completely for granted, in this case, safe, high-quality supplements in abundance.

In a worst case scenario, Codex is rigged and we merely delay the inevitable passage of their ultimate will. It takes a skillful operator – in this case Dr. Pia Noble (what a misnomer…) – who can lead the room and in clearly balanced opposition somehow convince or cow the country delegates into believing there is actually consensus. That’s how Codex operates: by consensus. We don’t vote unless pushed. The World must agree, must cooperate…however, what I witnessed at this session of the CCNFSDU was clearly, in legal terms, “leading” and manipulating the room to the wishes of three strong forces: the U.S., Australia, and, of course, Chairwoman Dr. Pia (anything but) Noble.

At Codex Alimentarius (Latin for “Food Code”), the plays are read, line by line, and debated on by a World that doesn’t necessarily even accept certain principles in their daily life – like taking supplements. As a Nutritional Therapist, this was my meeting. I had to be there. Thankfully a few staunch supporters made sure that happened.

In the case of this particular Codex meeting held in Bad Soden, the ball was in jeopardy of being punted into oblivion when we hit the discussion of Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs). Was there anyone out of the nearly 300 delegates who really cared at all about the issues that will impact you when you go to the health-food store this coming year? This was my second Codex meeting and I could see clearly that the paragraphs dedicated to the discussion of our NRVs were in danger of being accepted as written and set into stone around the World, all in favor of just getting to the coffee break, and I mean that literally.

You have to understand, United States citizens enjoy unprecedented access to supplements with values that actually have the power to prevent disease or heal ill health – the rest of the World either does not use supplements, believing they are toxic – like drugs – or the nutrient reference values (RDAs) are so low that multiple bottles would have to be purchased at great expense to create the impact that one good U.S. bottle creates, or they simply don’t have them because no one could afford them when their healthcare system provides “free” drugs as an alternative.

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Yes on Prop 37’s biggest supporter was… Monsanto?

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by: Jon Rappoport

 

(NaturalNews) We’ve all heard about hidden agendas, divide and conquer, controlling the narrative, and problem-reaction-solution. These are certainly time-honored and effective strategies for political elites.

To get simpler, we could just say lie-cheat-steal-kill.

But let’s approach all this from a somewhat different angle.

A powerful elite group first forms a goal, an objective. It clarifies that goal. For example: domination of the global food supply.

With that goal in mind, and with the technology to genetically modify food crops, huge corporations like Monsanto, along with their politicians firmly in their pockets, decide to patent every kind of food seed possible.

Soon, they own food. They license/sell food seeds. They expand the number of GMO food crops.

But they also realize they have to deal with opposition.

There are many people who oppose GMO food. These people expose this food as nutrient-deficient and dangerous to human health. They expose the fact that much more toxic pesticide is sprayed on this new Roundup Ready food. They expose the fact that actual ownership of the food supply is passing into the hands of these elite corporations. They expose the fact that the inserted genes drift from crop to crop, field to field, and contaminate non-GMO crops.

What to do?

Monsanto and its allies have a time table. They believe they can accomplish, in a relatively short time, a fait accompli. There will be so many licensed GMO food crops and so many drifting genes, the very idea of ridding the world of GMO crops will be seen as impossible.

In the meantime, they need to stall. They need to divert attention away from the one action that could torpedo all their efforts: BANNING GMO CROPS.

This is the one thing that must not happen.

So…Monsanto covertly develops a plan: channel its opposition into lesser goals.

For example: labeling of GMO crops.

This is acceptable.

Monsanto “develops” two levels of labeling. There is voluntary labeling (preferred) and mandatory labeling (less preferred).

It plants agents into large organizations who are directed to debate the labeling issue. Debate it for a long time.

One such organization is the notorious Codex Alimentarius. Created by the UN in 1961, with the mandate of guarding the health of consumers, Codex eventually became a go-to group for the World Trade Organization, whenever disputes between trading nations arose that impacted health issues. Codex is also friendly with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

So for the past 20 years, the issue of labeling GMO foods has been debated at Codex. This in itself has been a remarkable victory for Monsanto.

Finally, in the summer of 2011, Codex decided that labeling was acceptable if it was voluntary. This grossly diluted standard was, of course, hailed as a victory by some anti-GMO activists.

With serious reservations, a huge non-profit called Consumers International, whose goal, like Codex, is “protection of consumer rights” weighed in: yes, this Codex victory was important, but not enough.

The labeling debate was going according to Monsanto’s plan:

Endless talking, exceedingly minor achievements. And NO MAJOR BANS on GMO crops.

Both sides in the debate were operating as Monsanto wanted them to operate. Labeling was the diversion. It was the distraction sucking up huge amounts of time, energy, effort, and money…all along the wrong path.

The press was framing the whole GMO question in terms of labeling, reporting on the Codex debates, reporting on statements from Consumers International, reporting on activists and scientists who wanted labeling or claimed that labeling wasn’t necessary.

Then came a major effort to make GMO labeling mandatory in California. It was called Prop 37. Should all GMO food sold in California be labeled or not?

The world was focused on this battle. Activists were focused on it.

Monsanto, quite satisfied, stood off to the side and poured major dollars to their PR people, who in turn campaigned against labeling.

But the victory was already in hand for Monsanto, before a single vote was cast. One way or another, labeling was going to continue to be the only real issue under debate.

If Monsanto lost the Prop 37 election, they would acknowledge the defeat “graciously,” as they did in England, and support labeling. Meanwhile, they would continue to spend millions of dollars, or even billions, convincing Californians that buying (labeled) GMO food was an easy decision: buy it; it’s healthy; there are no problems; who cares.

Another aspect of Monsanto’s master plan needs to be understood. Monsanto encouraged the labeling debate at Codex and almost certainly threw covert support behind Consumers International because those organizations are ostensibly about CONSUMERS.

Monsanto wanted to make the whole GMO issue about people who buy products. It wanted to frame the issue around that.

Why? Because that trivializes the whole situation. It isn’t about destruction of the natural food supply, it isn’t about the tonnage of poisonous pesticide sprayed on Roundup Ready GMO crops. It isn’t about nutrient-deficient GMO food. It isn’t about owning patents on the world’s food crops. It isn’t about the health dangers of eating GMO food. It isn’t about destroying the small farmer. It isn’t about all that. It’s really, you see, about the consumer’s right to know what’s in his food.

It’s about the buyer, the person who spends money at the check-out counter. It’s about consumers, and aren’t we all consumers? Aren’t we just people into whom are funneled all sorts of products? Isn’t that who we are? Aren’t we just the little creatures who buy stuff?

Prop 37 played right into that plan, because the leaders of YES ON 37 decided that the “right to know what’s in your food” was the prime message they would sell. That would be the essence of the whole campaign. A consumerist message.

Label GMO food? Don’t label it? That’s Monsanto territory. That’s the territory they can live in. They like that territory. It doesn’t raise the specter of a BAN on GMO crops.

In circles of political power, in Washington DC, for example, there are people who are known as consultants, “go-to guys” who can tell you “how the real game is played.” They are brought in to educate amateurs who want to win victories.

These consultants are mostly bent from the beginning. They have their their own agendas and allegiances. They are bent and crooked and smart, and they sell their advice.

They could, for instance, show the YES ON 37 people that there was only one way to win a ballot initiative in California. That way would be: talk non-stop about “the consumer’s right to know” what’s in his food. Marginalize every other kind of talk.

Of course, this fits perfectly with Monsanto’s plan.

The more talk there is about the right to know, the less talk there is about banning GMO crops…until the day comes when an outright ban seems so far away it’s viewed as rather ludicrous.

This remoteness and ludicrousness is, you must understand, an artifact created by decades of talk about labeling. Labeling was front and center for so long that it became the only visible opposition to Monsanto.

Which, again, is precisely what Monsanto wanted.

Monsanto is a criminal, but it isn’t stupid. Those people are smart. They know how to invent a debate on their terms and hide the real debate. They know how to suck in people who otherwise would be pushing hard for an outright ban on GMO crops.

They know how to use proxies to advise anti-GMO forces, so those forces stay in the framework of labeling.

There are similarities here to the old FBI COINTELPRO program, in which the FBI planted agents inside anti-government groups, in the 1960s. In that case, the FBI’s objective was to stir up those groups to commit violent acts, thereby discrediting their political positions. It was an Operation Chaos.

In the case of GMO food, the objective has been to move in the opposite direction: dilute the message. Make it weaker. Make it more “sensible” and “pragmatic.”

“Listen, kid. Let me tell you how the real game is played. You’re in the big leagues now. You can’t go off half-cocked and insist on a goal that nobody will support. Forget attacking Monsanto. You can do a little of that, just to keep your adrenaline flowing. But you have to frame this whole thing around what Americans ARE. Do you know what that is? Americans are, first and foremost, consumers. That’s how you reach them. You tell them they have a right to know what’s in their food. Then you have a chance of winning. You pound on ‘right-to-know’ day and night. That’s where I can help you. That’s where you can find allies. That’s how you raise money.”

And so it was, and so it is.

In the big-picture, YES ON 37’s most powerful ally has been…Monsanto.

And now here is where we are: we don’t really know where some of the most important anti-GMO activists are, in their thinking and action. We thought we did. But now we aren’t sure.

So we need them to step up to the plate and tell us, right now, whether they really want a ban on GMO crops or just labeling.

I’m talking about people who have done a great deal to educate us and show us the way: for example, Joe Mercola, who was the biggest funder of Prop 37, who has written extensively abut GMOs; Jeffrey Smith, who has written a major book about GMOs; and Vendana Shiva, who has done heroic work to keep small farmers alive and expose the Monsanto agenda.

Reiterate your positions now. Tell us where you stand.

Let’s put everything on the table.

Let’s pause and reassess. Let’s consider how labeling is viewed by Monsanto in their master plan.

Let’s open up the vault on YES ON 37 and hear from their leaders, too.

Who is calling the shots over there? Joe Sandler, Andy Kimbrell, Gary Hirshberg, David Bronner, Grant Lundberg?

Give us your best thinking. Tell us what you’re doing and why.

There’s no reason this has to be a guessing game.

That’s old politics. Let’s open all the windows and let in the light.

Or do those of us who have inquiring minds form too small a demographic to interest you?

Jon Rappoport
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

About the author:
The author of an explosive new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon
was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of
California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an
investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics,
medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine,
Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon
has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic,
and creative power to audiences around the world.
www.nomorefakenews.com