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The Intel Hub
By Tony Muga
February 27, 2012

According to several stunning editorials by authors Lucas W. Hixon and Joy Thompson on the website Enformable.com, evidence obtained through an FOIA request reveals a ‘cover-up’ by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in an effort to conceal the severity of the meltdowns in Fukushima, Japan.

The FOIA request was initiated by the Friends of the Earth (FOE), the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and the Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS) in March of 2011. Physicians for Social Responsibility explains the purpose of the request on YubaNet.com:

“On March 16, 2011, NRC Commissioner Gregory B Jaczko told Congress that he was recommending the 50-mile evacuation radius.

The scope of the recommended evacuation is highly unusual and suggestive of extraordinarily high radiation levels in excess of those reported to the public in Japan and the U.S., …In the U.S., nuclear reactor licensees and local governments are only asked to provide for evacuation out to 10 miles. As concerns grow about food and water contamination in Japan, the three groups…are seeking to determine the answer to this key question: What made Jaczko exceed the limits of his own agency’s regulations by five times?”

Interestingly enough, and surely by coincidence, the Qur’an burnings in Afghanistan have taken place just as the analysis of these documents, and the documents themselves are being made public.

It should be no surprise that the corporate controlled mainstream media is ignoring this blockbuster revelation instead of exposing it and demanding an investigation.

In a January 18th and February 19th article analysis of NRC emails and transcripts of phone conversations, dated just days after the accident, reveals the nature of the cover-up:

1. Containment: “By Sunday March 13th, Elliot Brenner, sent out an e-mail to upper NRC counterparts clearly narrating the sequence of events. ‘While we know more than what these (press releases) say, we’re sticking to this story for now.’ writes Breener, during the weekend he labled [labeled] ‘very hectic’.”

In regards to not fully utilizing twitter: “The NRC was using their blog and the updates provided by the American Nuclear Society as the main modes of communication with the public.

2. Selective distribution of information: “David McIntyre also works in the NRC on public affairs, and spent much of his time creating carefully crafted e-mails that constantly downplayed the disaster, and any relationship that might be made to the safety status of US nuclear stations.

On March 14th, McIntyre received an email [from] Molly McCrea, a reporter for CBS inquired about the status of a law that Senator Markey had authored that would distribute KI (potassium iodide) to those living within a certain distance from a nuclear power plant, and whether or not it was being followed. She asked whether or not the pills had been distributed, and why the NRC had been reported to be discouraging the distribution.

McIntyre replied vaguely alluding to the fact that the NRC was not solely responsible, but that it was a ‘US Government decision, not just the NRC but HHS [Health and Human services] and others.’ It is true that the NRC has worked hard against the burden of purchasing, storing, and maintaining a fresh supply of KI for those populations closest to nuclear reactors.

In 2009, the NRC actually canceled it’s policy on KI distribution, stating that it was unnecessary, as it did not protect against all radionuclides that could be potentially released, would cause undue stress on the community, and would delay critical response time by adding more duties to local, state and federal staff.”

3. Deception: “It appears that McIntyre used his own personal discretion on which information to release to specific reporters or news services. On March 14th, he received an e-mail from Molly McCrea again, this time asking if the United States was possibly sending KI to Japan, or had sent KI to Japan to help out, if he could confirm, and if not who should she contact.

McIntyre replied ‘We have not been asked to provide KI’. He further explained, ‘We understand the Japanese authorities have included KI as part of their protective action guidelines, which would indicate they have some stockpiles.’

The reply email was sent on Tuesday March 15th, 2011 at 4:07:00 PM. At 4:10:00 PM, only 3 minutes later, McIntyre rushed a quick note to Matthew Wald, a long-time reporter for the New York Times who has written on nuclear energy for years, with the subject line-’KI Info’ stating, ‘Matt-I’m told we distributed approximately 11 million pills. Dave.’”

4. Hiding knowledge of a radioactive plume bound for the West Coast, USA: Referring to a series of e-mails from David Lew as ‘documents 3,4 and 5′ : Thompson writes:

“Yet another caution to limit information given to the public and a heads-up to ‘Expect the public/media focus to turn toward domestic in the next day or so.’ IOW, by the afternoon of March 12 the NRC was in full ass-covering mode for the U.S. nuclear industry.”

Excellent quotes from these e-mails are provided, quotes that show officials were aware of the radioactive plume headed for North America. Why was there no emergency broadcast warning?

Interaction with DHS and federal agencies, including plume plot, possible exposure models, and monitoring of west coast.”

This information can only lead to one conclusion, stated perfectly by Thompson: “FEMA standing down, don’t expect the plume to hit the west coast that weekend. NRC thinks unit 2 ‘shut down safely.’ [Heh. The direct cite above indicates clearly federal agencies – FEMA, DHS, DOE, EPA – were very much aware that contamination from Fukushima would travel as a plume and that there would be fallout when it reached the U.S. mainland…”

In ‘document 6‘, an ‘Internal email’ from one William Ostendorff, and in reference to a 3:30PM conference call, there is another admission of knowledge of the plume, “4. Keep interacting with DHS on potential plume plots and modeling capability, etc…”.

5. Cover -up: Evidence of an effort to prepare for the inevitable pesky public inquiry can also be found in the internal email of Mr. Ostendorff:“Further develop Q&A as the attention will start to turn to US plants and our level of preparedness/protection from seismic and floods.”

But as Hixon points out, the directives for information control were given the day of the accident indicated in a bulletin from the ‘Operations Center’ dated March 11th at 3:04 PM:

“This is the ‘NOT A DRILL’ notice pictured above the squiggle. It sets the tone for information control with instructions specific to dealing with the international press.

In the first paragraph it identifies where employees may direct the press in order to access the ‘official’ press releases from NRC, and urges any NRC employees who ARE contacted by the media to inform the NRC Office of Public Affairs immediately.”

6. At the highest levels: There is plenty of evidence the White House knew everything and played a ‘lead’ part. In the Osendorff email he clearly states that “NRC posture to hold White House lead for U.S. response, NRC to be support only so as not to focus media attention on NRC-”.

Again, in a March 12th, 12:52 PM email from David Lew, we see White House involvement: “NRC remains in the monitoring mode. Chairman attended a meeting with White House. Marty Virgilio participated by VTC.” (video teleconferencing)

Later that afternoon another email from Mr. Lew states that there is a “Deputies Meeting at the White House with significant focus on the nuclear event.”

There is little doubt now that the radioactive plume had an effect on American citizens but keep in mind that people were not falling over dead in the street in numbers and the ‘plume’ is an invisible one so unless one had warning, there was virtually no way of detecting its presence.

According to a GlobalResearch.ca article based on research printed in the Journal of Health Services , Internist and Toxicologist Janette Sherman, MD insists we have paid a heavy toll from the fallout: 

“Based on our continuing research, the actual death count here (USA) may be as high as 18,000, with influenza and pneumonia, which were up five-fold in the period in question as a cause of death. Deaths are seen across all ages, but we continue to find that infants are hardest hit because their tissues are rapidly multiplying, they have undeveloped immune systems, and the doses of radioisotopes are proportionally greater than for adults.”

It seems that the fundamental problem with what Americans are experiencing is not just radioactive fallout but Fascism, the merging of the corporate and the state.

In a fascist state, there is little or no responsible action from the corporations for there is little or no promotion of accountability from the state. The corporations, for all intents and purposes, control the state.

And when the time has come that corporate profits outweigh human safety, has not also the time come, as Americans, to ask ourselves: do we, as a society, even value human life as we once did and if we do what IS the worth of a life?

Perhaps for once, it should NOT be determined in terms of a dollar amount.

Additional Reading: There are over a 1,000 pages of FOIA documents that are being analyzed post haste in an effort to reveal the truth about the Fukushima accident and what authorities did or did not do following the meltdowns to protect U.S. citizens.

The 186 page NRC transcript of conference calls: Lot’s of redacting but on page 153 (lines 24 and 25) and page 154 (lines 1-8) of the document Chairman Jaczco is told by Jack Grob that:

“They asked for monitoring, both land-based and air-based monitoring. The DOE Radiological Assistance Program teams are on the ground in Japan, and they’ll be providing that monitoring. We have already established a relationship with the Department of Energy, and will get that information in real time, and that will be a huge benefit.”

Talking Points Memo: NRC talking points as of March 17th, 2011 0600 EDT. Shows radiation plume was headed for the US.

395 pages of NRC Emails and more reveal the inner workings of the cover-up. Includes the emails quoted above.

Report on ‘An Unexpected Mortality Increase In The United States Follows Arrival Of The Radioactive Plume From Fukushima: Is T


OVERNIGHT HEALTH: GOP seeks to regain upper hand on health policy

By Sam Baker and Julian Pecquet


AMA pushes IPAB repeal ahead of House panel’s vote

By Sam Baker


Food industry rejects proposed food tax in Obama budget

By Julian Pecquet


Carriers increasing? Scientist find flu virus in bats for the first time- risks to humans unclear

by The Extinction Protocol

February 27, 2012ATLANTA – For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear. The surprising discovery of genetic fragments of a flu virus is the first well-documented report of it in the winged mammals. So far, scientists haven’t been able to grow it, and it’s not clear if – or how well – it spreads. Flu bugs are common in humans, birds and pigs and have even been seen in dogs, horses, seals and whales, among others. About five years ago, Russian virologists claimed finding flu in bats, but they never offered evidence. “Most people are fairly convinced we had already discovered flu in all the possible” animals, said Ruben Donis, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist who co-authored the new study. Scientists suspect that some bats caught flu centuries ago and that the virus mutated within the bat population into this new variety. Scientists haven’t even been able to grow the new virus in chicken eggs or in human cell culture, as they do with more conventional flu strains. But it still could pose a threat to humans. For example, if it mingled with more common forms of influenza, it could swap genes and mutate into something more dangerous, a scenario at the heart of the global flu epidemic movie “Contagion.” The research was posted online Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The CDC has an international outpost in Guatemala, and that’s where researchers collected more than 300 bats in 2009 and 2010. The research was mainly focused on rabies, but the scientists also checked specimens for other germs and stumbled upon the new virus. It was in the intestines of little yellow-shouldered bats, said Donis, a veterinarian by training. These bats eat fruit and insects but don’t bite people. Yet it’s possible they could leave the virus on produce and a human could get infected by taking a bite. It’s conceivable some people were infected with the virus in the past. Now that scientists know what it looks like, they are looking for it in other bats as well as humans and other animals, said Donis, who heads the Molecular Virology and Vaccines Branch in the CDC’s flu division. –Physics

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Child motor neurone disease treatment clue



WikiLeaks begins publishing 5 million emails from STRATFOR 26 Feb 2012 Today (27 Feb) WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files – more than five million emails from the Texas-headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The emails date from between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. Stratfor… emails reveal private intelligence staff who align themselves closely with US government policies and channel tips to the Mossad – including through an information mule in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Yossi Melman, who conspired with Guardian journalist David Leigh to secretly, and in violation of WikiLeaks’ contract with the Guardian, move WikiLeaks US diplomatic cables to Israel.

‘US to announce aerial blockade on Syria’ 25 Feb 2012 The Pentagon is readying for the possibility of intervention in Syria, the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Saturday, citing a US military official. According to the official, the intervention scenario calls for the establishment of a buffer zone on the Turkish border, in order to receive Syrian refugees. The measure would pave the way for the US to declare an aerial blockade on Syria. The next step in the reported US Department of Defense plan would be to appoint a team of UN observers to monitor the ‘humanitarian’ military aid, and enter Syria. They would need aerial protection, which would eventually lead to an aerial blockade.

UK prepares for military strike against Iran: The Sun 26 Feb 2012 The United Kingdom has reportedly drawn up plans to send hundreds of troops and an extra nuclear submarine to the Persian Gulf amid escalating war threats against the Islamic Republic. “MoD planners went into overdrive at the start of the year. Conflict is seen as inevitable as long as the regime (Iran) pursue their nuclear ambitions,” The Sun quoted a senior Whitehall official as saying on Sunday. “Britain would be sucked in whether we like it or not,” the official added. The report said a military attack against Iran is “a matter of when not if… with 18 to 24 months the likely timescale.”

Two U.S. army officers killed as violence escalates for 5th day in Afghanistan


Iran warns of the collapse of the Jewish state if it mounts an attack

The WMD wars are upon us: U.S. trying to contain Syria’s stockpile

Wyoming state legislators prepare for what amounts to ‘doomsday’

“Gasland” Director Josh Fox Arrested at Congressional Hearing on Natural Gas Fracking

BP faces billions in fines as spill trial nears


Britain draws up battle plan against Iran


Obama faces tense meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Iran policy


AIJ Suspension Undermines Japan Pensions Hedge Fund Appetite


U.S. Fighting On the Same Side as Three Terrorist Groups In Syria


When  most  people think  about  Monsanto  they think  about commercial  agriculture and not  their  small  backyard gardens.  Well,  you  may  not  be  buying  GMO, but  you  still may  be putting money  in the  coffers of  this   Evil Giant.

Few  people  know  that  Monsanto has  been a  very  busy little troll  gathering up as  many  seed  companies  as they  can acquire.  Can you  be so  sure  those tomatoes  seeds  or  tomato plants you  bought  at  your local  garden  center is not  owned  by Monsanto?

Well,  while  we  cannot  be  100% sure of  just  how  many they  have  acquired or  will acquire in the near  future.  We  can  at  least get the  word  out  about  what  we  do  know.  Below  I  have  compiled a  list  with it’s  corresponding  links  to  the  information  available  and  just  what  Monsanto  owns  and  exactly  how  far the  GMO poison  has  reached.  As  well as  some of the  companies  that  are  not  owned by  Monsanto and  do  not  carry  GMO seeds.

Government  may  no  longer  be  listening  to  us,  we may  have limited influence on  what happens  in legislation, however they  still need us  to  purchase.  In  our  purchasing power is  our  ability  to  make a  difference.  Educate  yourself  , become  aware, becoming an informed  consumer is the  best  weapon against  this  travesty.  Hitting where it  hurts  them most ,in their  wallets!



The Monsanto Company (NYSEMON) is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. It is the world’s leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed in the Roundup brand of herbicides, and in other brands. Monsanto is also the leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed; it provides the technology in 90% of the genetically engineered seeds used in the US market.[2] It is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.[3]

Agracetus, owned by Monsanto, exclusively produces Roundup Ready soybean seed for the commercial market. In 2005, it finalized the purchase of Seminis Inc, making it the world’s largest conventional seed company.

Monsanto’s development and marketing of genetically engineered seed and bovine growth hormone, as well as its aggressive litigation, political lobbying practices, seed commercialization practices and “strong-arming” of the seed industry[4] have made the company controversial around the world and a primary target of the alter-globalization movement and environmental activists. In 2009 Monsanto came under scrutiny from the U.S. Justice Department, investigating whether its activities in the soya-bean markets were breaking anti-trust rules.[4][5]

Through a series of transactions, the Monsanto that existed from 1901 to 2000 and the current Monsanto are legally two distinct corporations. Although they share the same name and corporate headquarters, many of the same executives and other employees, and responsibility for liabilities arising out of activities in the industrial chemical business, the agricultural chemicals business is the only segment carried forward from the pre-1997 Monsanto Company to the current Monsanto Company. This was accomplished beginning in the 1980s:

  • 1985: Monsanto purchases G. D. Searle & Company. In this merger, Searle’s aspartame business becomes a separate Monsanto subsidiary, the NutraSweet Company. CEO of NutraSweet, Robert B. Shapiro, goes on to become CEO of Monsanto from 1995 to 2000.
  • 1996: Acquires 49.9% of Calgene, creators of the Flavr Savr tomato in April and another ~5% in November. Monsanto first entered the maize seed business when it purchased 40% of DEKALB Genetics Corporation in 1996. It purchased the remainder of the corporation in 1998.[17]
  • 1997: Monsanto spins off its industrial chemical and fiber divisions into Solutia Inc. This transfers the financial liability related to the production and contamination with PCBs at the Illinois and Alabama plants. In January, Monsanto announces the purchase of Holden’s Foundations Seeds, a privately held seed business owned by the Holden family, along with its sister sales organization, Corn States Hybrid Service, of Williamsburg and Des Moines, Iowa, respectively. The combined purchase price totals $925 million. Also, in April, Monsanto purchases the remaining shares of Calgene.
  • 1999: Monsanto sells off NutraSweet Co. and two other companies.
  • 2000 (spring): Monsanto merges with Pharmacia and Upjohn, and the agricultural division becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the “new” Pharmacia; the medical research divisions, which includes products such as Celebrex, remain in Pharmacia.
  • 2000 (October): Pharmacia spins off its Monsanto subsidiary into a new company, the “new Monsanto.” [18] As part of the deal, Monsanto agrees to indemnify Pharmacia against any liabilities that might be incurred from judgments against Solutia. As a result, the new Monsanto continues to be a party to numerous lawsuits that relate to operations of the old Monsanto.
  • 2005: Monsanto purchases Seminis, a leading global vegetable and fruit seed company, for $1.4 billion.[19]
  • 2007: In June, Monsanto completes its purchase of Delta and Pine Land Company, a major cotton seed breeder, for $1.5 billion.[20] Monsanto exits the pig breeding business by selling Monsanto Choice Genetics to Newsham Genetics LC in November, divesting itself of “any and all swine-related patents, patent applications, and all other intellectual property.”[21][22]
  • 2008: Monsanto purchases the Dutch seed company De Ruiter Seeds for €546 million,[23] and sells its POSILAC bovine somatotropin brand and related business to Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company in August for $300 million plus “additional contingent consideration”.[24]

Forewarned is Forearmed: Veggies Owned by Monsanto

How to Avoid GMO/Monsanto


Monsanto Owned Seed companies


Monsanto buys ‘Terminator’   Seeds Company


“And We Have the Seeds”
Monsanto Purchases World’s Largest Vegetable Seed Company


Burpee, GMO And Monsanto Rumors Put To Rest

By George Ball – Burpee Chairman and CEO


The Gardening Game

Do you know  where  your  seeds come  from?

You  may  be  surprised…  By  Jerri Cook



Monsanto Seed Patents


Monsanto in Your Garden: Why You Need to Buy Organic Seeds


Who, Where, How Much?


How Far Have  The  Tendrils  of  Monsanto Reached  Within The  U.S. Government?


WikiLeaks: US targets EU over GM crops

US embassy cable recommends drawing up list of countries for ‘retaliation’ over opposition to genetic modification


Junkscience.com: Run by Monsanto lobbyist, shills for Monsanto


Monsanto Company v. Percy Schmeiser




Genetically Modfied Seeds: Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach


Consolidation of seed companies leading to corporate domination of world food supply


Dupont follows Monsanto in new move to consolidate South African seed market


Monsanto buys company researching death of bees

Soon to be whistleblower who worked for Monsanto will be releasing documents detailing how Monsanto planned to kill off bee colonies in order to introduce a “new and improved” species of bee that will only pollinate Monsanto crops


Why is the Head of FDA Food Safety Tied to Monsanto?


Why Will Genetically Modified Crops Get Approved Faster With New Rule?




***And it  goes on  and on and  on …………….

The  very  organizations  that have  been  put into  place to  protect  our food  supply  are  selling  us  out to the  chemical companies that  lobby them.  The  very  same   executives  that  once  sat  on the  Bards  and   held high  ranking  positions within Monsanto  are now in positions of  power  within  the  FDA.  How  do  you think they  will  decide  when  it  comes  to  your safety over  the  companies  profits?

Are  you  even  aware  of  what testing has  been  done  and  what  testing  has  never  been  performed  on the food  that is  being   give to  livestock that end  up in  our  food  supply?  Or  what  scientists have  to  say  about the   dangers  and   risks  to our  DNA from  these  same  GMO  foods?  Did  you  know  that the  GMO  foods  are no  longer  just  fed  to  livestock?  Think  corn  syrup,  corn  oil,  canola  oil and  all the  processed  food  products  in which they are used.  Simply  pick up a  package  and  start  reading.  Chances  are  if  it does not  contain  corn  syrup  it  will  contain the  poison  Aspartame.  DO  you  have  any  idea  what these  chemicals  do   once they  enter  your  bodies and  the potential damage they  can  do ?

Knowledge is power  and here  I  am  giving  you  the opportunity  to  understand  just  what  is being  done  to us in the  name  of  Food  Safety and  Corporate  profits.  Don;t  take  my  word  for it  ,  watch the  videos  do the research  inform  yourselves.  If  not  for  you then for  your  children who are  victims  of  these poisons.

Poisons in Our Food Supply

Millions Against Monsanto

Codex Alimentarius

The Kill Switch Comes to the PC

The Kill Switch Comes to the PC

A feature common in phones will let Microsoft remotely disable malware

Illustration by Angus Greig


Janne Kytömäki, a Finnish software developer, was cruising Google’s (GOOG) Android Market for smartphone apps last year when he noticed something strange. Dozens of best-selling applications suddenly listed the same wrong publisher. It was as if Stephen King’s name had vanished from the covers of his books, replaced by an unknown author. Kytömäki realized the culprit was a piece of malware that was spreading quickly, and he posted his findings online.

Google responded swiftly. It flipped a little-known kill switch, reaching into more than 250,000 infected Android smartphones and forcibly removing the malicious code. “It was sort of unreal, watching something like that unfold,” says Kytömäki, who makes dice simulator apps. Kill switches are a standard part of most smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. Google, Apple (AAPL), and Amazon (AMZN) all have the ability to reach into devices to delete illicit content or edit code without users’ permission. It’s a powerful way to stop threats that spread quickly, but it’s also a privacy and security land mine.

With the rollout of the Windows 8 operating system expected later this year, millions of desktop and laptop PCs will get kill switches for the first time. Microsoft (MSFT) hasn’t spoken publicly about its reasons for including this capability in Windows 8 beyond a cryptic warning that it might be compelled to use it for legal or security reasons. The feature was publicized in a widely cited Computerworld article in December when Microsoft posted the terms of use for its new application store, a feature in Windows 8 that will allow users to download software from a Microsoft-controlled portal. Windows smartphones, like those of its competitors, have included kill switches for several years, though software deletion “is a last resort, and it’s uncommon,” says Todd Biggs, director of product management for Windows Phone Marketplace.

Microsoft declined to answer questions about the kill switch in Windows 8 other than to say it will only be able to remove or change applications downloaded through the new app store…………


Read Full Article here:  http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/the-kill-switch-comes-to-the-pc-02162012.html


FDA Claims Walnuts to be Illegal

Drugs | Government Lunacy at its Best

Mike Barrett
January 3, 2012
Well the Food and Drug Administration has really made a name for themselves this time. In response to claims by a company named Diamond Foods that walnuts possess health benefits, the FDA sent the company a letter informing them of their wrongdoing. What did Diamond Foods do wrong? According to the FDA, claims made by Diamond Foods that omega-3′s found in walnuts produce health benefits make their walnuts “drugs”. As far as the FDA is concerned, these “drugs” can not be legally marketed in the United States without an approved new drug application.

FDA Actions Portray Government Lunacy at its Best

It seems bureaucratic tyranny is really taking shape in America. Despite 35 peer-reviewed published papers showing that walnuts improve vascular health and promote heart function being held in the US National Library of Medicine database, the FDA refuses to allow Diamond Foods to make such claims. The evidence revolving around the benefits of walnuts evidently must be authorized by the FDA before those benefits can even be marketed.  A letter sent to the company from the FDA states:

“We have determined that your walnut products are promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease.”

The FDA goes on to say that the products are also “misbranded” because they “are offered for conditions that are not amenable to self-diagnosis and treatment by individuals who are not medical practitioners; therefore, adequate directions for use cannot be written so that a layperson can use these drugs safely for their intended purposes.”

All the while, the FDA is more than happy to allow marketing of chemical-laden, diabetes-inducing foods such as Apple Jacks or Fruit Loops, often targeted at young children. Not only that, but they would much rather the population ‘treat’ their problems with harmful pharmaceuticals rather than with a healthy diet. The government’s actions against natural solutions are sickening to say the least, and saying that walnuts or pomegranates are drugs is an outright false claim. But why are they even making these crazy statements?

The truth is that the pharmaceutical industry, multi-national corporations, and government officials all have both indiscrete and blatant financial ties. Junk food manufacturers heavily lobby the federal government for favorable treatment in order to vacuum in greater profits. In response to the ingestion of massive amounts of junk foods, your body responds so negatively that various health-complications surface, causing you to search for a solution. It just so happens that the pharmaceutical industry has been pushing ‘solutions’ on you for years through mass advertising, making drug ingestion and medical devices the norm instead of healthy alternatives. As far as the government is concerned, there is absolutely no reason for you to live a healthy lifestyle, since many of the government officials would be losing out on a great sum of money.

The FDA simply does not have your best interest at heart. This kind of action truly reflects government lunacy at its best.

We are  all free  to  believe  that  which  we  choose  to  believe.  Some of  us  prefer  to use logic  to  decipher  the  credibility of the information  we  are  being  given……..



The Intel Hub
February 23, 2012

In a move that many have seen coming for months, an official US government study on radiation levels in the United States after the multiple Fukushima nuclear meltdowns claims that only low levels were recorded in the US after the disaster and that they posed no danger to the public.

The USGS led study at first seems to expose the fact that the government covered up radiation levels but then goes on to claim that no danger was posed and the small release was actually somewhat good because it helped scientists test their capabilities for detecting radiation.(To downplay disasters)

An article published on the official USGS website summarized the study:



This report in some ways supports the numerous articles that the alternative media has published in regards to increased levels of radiation being recorded in the United States but is also being used to downplay their dangers.

ENENEWS notes that Portland Oregon (where the co founder of The Intel Hub resides) recorded some of the highest levels of Iodine 131 in the country.

I-131 was quantified and adjusted for decay to the time of sample collection for five whole-water wet-deposition samples from California, Colorado, and Washington. The activities of the quantified I-131 ranged from 29.6 to 1,090 pCi/L, and calculated deposition values ranged from 211 to 5,100 Bq/m2. Several weeks transpired between sample collection and analysis of the I-131 in the water samples, which were prioritized for analysis from west (high priority) to east (low priority). Therefore, I-131 activities likely decayed in most of the samples before they could be measured.


……………We now find ourselves in a country being led and controlled by mad nuclear scientists who openly claim that a massive earthquake anywhere in the United States would only pose a low level of danger to our nations nuclear power plants. (the exact opposite of reality)

Everyday we read headlines detailing different problems with nuclear power plants in the US yet the controlled environmental groups continue to preach nonsense carbon reducing schemes while ignoring real obvious environmental threats.

It is time for the American people to demand that corrupt government officials and nuclear industry lackeys either address the real safety problems or immediately close the plants because as the research above shows, whenever a radiation release does happen, the government works to cover up and openly lie about the dangers.


Read Full Article Here  on the  Intel Hub



And  then of  course  there is  information  such  as  this  becoming  available  Interesting to  say the  least  hmmmm?

Fallout from Fukushima No. 1 on rise 25 Jan 2012 The amount of radioactive materials released from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has risen this month compared with December, Tepco said. The amount so far has come to 70 million becquerels per hour, compared with 60 million becquerels in December, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday, adding that the increase is attributable to the displacement of radioactive materials that had settled on facilities and equipment as a result of work conducted near reactors 2 and 3.

Japan task force kept no records of nuclear crisis response 24 Jan 2012 Japan’s energy minister admitted on Tuesday that no records were kept of top level discussions in the critical early days on how to respond to the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 25 years. The admission, and apology, by Trade Minister Yukio Edano comes in the face of widespread debate over the government’s response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis triggered by events last March. A government task force was set up by then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan to deal with the nuclear disaster. Its failure to keep records emerged after public broadcaster NHK sought details of its discussions.

TEPCO to shut down another reactor, to leave only 1 in service 25 Jan 2012 The No. 5 reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture will be suspended for scheduled checkups in the early hours of Wednesday, leaving only one out of a total of 17 reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. in service, the utility said. All 17 reactors will go offline by the end of March with the No. 6 reactor at the plant to be shut down by then for checkups, the utility known as TEPCO said.

Nuclear plants pose risks to drinking water for Illinois 25 Jan 2012 The drinking water for 652,000 people in Illinois could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant, says a new study released Jan. 24 by the Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (Illinois PIRG). Brian Imus, Illinois PIRG state director, explained: “The danger of nuclear power is too close to home. Nuclear power plants in Illinois pose a risk to drinking water for more than 600,000 Illinoisans. An accident like the one in Fukushima, Japan, or a leak could spew cancer-causing radioactive waste into our drinking water.”

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A number of UNUSUAL fireballs observed around the USA this month have researchers wondering if Earth is passing through a special “February swarm” of meteoroids. In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was a rock from space. “At 1:43 AM Eastern, I witnessed an amazing fireball. It was very large and lit up half the sky as it fragmented. The event set dogs barking and upset cattle, which began to make excited sounds. I regret I didn’t have a camera; it lasted nearly 6 seconds.”
“This month, some big space rocks have been hitting Earth’s atmosphere. There have been five or six notable fireballs that might have dropped meteorites around the United States.” It’s not the number of fireballs that has researchers puzzled. So far, fireball counts in February 2012 are about normal. Instead, it’s the appearance and trajectory of the fireballs that sets them apart.
“These fireballs are particularly slow and penetrating. They hit the top of the atmosphere moving slower than 15 km/s, decelerate rapidly, and make it to within 50 km of Earth’s surface.” The action began on the evening of February 1st when a fireball over central Texas wowed thousands of onlookers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“It was brighter and long-lasting than anything I’ve seen before. The fireball took about 8 seconds to cross the sky. I could see the fireball start to slow down; then it exploded like a firecracker artillery shell into several pieces, flickered a few more times and then slowly burned out.” Another observer in Coppell, Texas, reported a loud double boom as “the object broke into two major chunks with many smaller pieces.” The fireball was bright enough to be seen on NASA cameras located in New Mexico more than 500 miles away. “It was about as bright as the full Moon.” Estimates are that the object was 1 to 2 meters in diameter.
So far in February, NASA’s All-Sky Fireball Network has photographed about a half a dozen bright meteors that belong to this oddball category. They range in size from basketballs to buses, and all share the same slow entry speed and deep atmospheric penetration. A scientist has analyzed their orbits and come to a surprising conclusion: “They all hail from the asteroid belt – but not from a single location in the asteroid belt. There is no common source for these fireballs, which is puzzling.”
This isn’t the first time sky watchers have noticed odd fireballs in February. In fact, the “Fireballs of February” are a bit of a legend in meteor circles. “Back in the 1960s and 70s, amateur astronomers noticed an increase in the number of bright, sound-producing deep-penetrating fireballs during the month of February. The numbers seemed significant, especially when you consider that there are few people outside at night in winter. Follow-up studies in the late 1980s suggested no big increase in the rate of February fireballs. Nevertheless, we’ve always wondered if something was going on.” Indeed, a 1990 study suggests that the ‘February Fireballs’ are real. They analyzed photographic records of about a thousand fireballs from the 1970s and 80s and found evidence for a fireball stream intersecting Earth’s orbit in February.They allso found signs of fireball streams in late summer and fall. The results are controversial, however.
NASA’s growing All-Sky Fireball Network could end up solving the mystery. They are adding cameras all the time, spreading the network’s coverage across North America for a dense, uninterrupted sampling of the night sky. “The beauty of our smart multi-camera system, is that it measures orbits almost instantly. We know right away when a fireball flurry is underway – and we can tell where the meteoroids came from.” This kind of instant data is almost unprecedented in meteor science, and promises new insights into the origin of February’s fireballs. Meanwhile, the month isn’t over yet. “If the cows and dogs start raising a ruckus tonight, go out and take a look.” (video)

**Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried
before you give them your confidence. **
George Washington

This morning –

Yesterday –
2/22/12 –


Chilean volcano’s ash is still disrupting ecosystems – Nine months after the eruption of the Puyehue volcano in Chile forced thousands to flee for their lives, its impact is still being felt in the surrounding region. Puyehue, located in the southern Chilean Andes, began erupting on 3 June 2011.


Almost a year after the Japanese Tohoku earthquake and mega-tsunami, the Pacific Ocean is still dealing with the consequences of the catastrophe. A mass of debris was washed out to sea as floodwaters receded from the land, and some of that wreckage continues to float around the ocean. Most of it headed eastwards, according to modelling work by the Hawaii-based International Pacific Research Center. “So far, the debris field has spread in length more than 2,000 nautical miles, and is more than 1,000 nautical miles wide.” That is approaching 4,000km by 2,000km.
Japanese estimates suggested perhaps 20 million tonnes of debris were generated by the earthquake and the incoming rush of water on 11 March last year. Most would have stayed on land, and a fair proportion pulled out to sea would have sunk rapidly. But it is possible a million tonnes is still floating on the ocean. Video pictures at the time showed all manner of materials caught in the flow, from upturned boats and cars to whole buildings picked up off their foundations. The dominant movement of water off Japan is the Kuroshio Current, the North Pacific equivalent of the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic. It hugs the Asian continental slope until about 35 degrees North, where it is then deflected due east into the deep ocean as the Kuroshio Extension. A lot of the floating material rode this extension.
What a simulation shows is the area of ocean where debris might be found, but look over the side of any ship and you would very probably see no debris at all because the individual items have now become widely separated. However, the information is of immense interest to shipping authorities because objects in the water, depending of their size, can be a serious collision hazard. Another keenly interested party is the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the marine park encompassing the northwestern Hawaiian islands and atolls, such as Midway. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is home to many interesting and endangered species. So far, the modelling has suggested the bulk of the field is passing to the north of the monument. “However, the currents have changed and so we expect reports [of debris washing up] from Midway and the Kure Atoll soon.” The debris may touch the west coast of the US in another year or two, but what does make landfall will be a small percentage of the overall floating mass. Ultimately, the IPRC work suggests, at least 95% of the debris that has not sunk will move into the North Pacific “Garbage Patch”, a long-lived circulation of floating rubbish trapped by the North Pacific Gyre. Over time it will decay and sink. The concern for conservationists is that smaller, particularly plastic fragments can be ingested by marine organisms. (Animation of how the Japanese tsunami debris field has spread since March 2011)

No current tropical storms.

This is  for those  of  you  following  more than  just the  financial  trends and the  state  of the  economy.  Those  of  you   who  believe  there is  more  to it  all than  meets  the  eye.  For  those of  you  who  still  don’t  get it  , perhaps  seeing   the numbers  in   black  and  white will  make  you  wonder  and peak  your interest  enough  to  make  you  want  to  delve  deeper.  To try to understand  what is  not  made  readily  available unless  you  seek it out.  The truth of  Reality is not only  what you  make of it is what  you  do with it as  well ……….


Robert Zoellick, head of World Bank is stepping down.  Could this be one of those force-outs?


2-15-12: World Bank President Zoellick Resigns
2-16-12: CFO of ANZ Bank Resigns Amid Turmoil
2-14-12: Nicaragua Central Bank Head Quits Amid Row
2-17-12: Credit Suisse’s Private Bank Chief Asian Economist Tan Resigns
2-18-12: Embarrassment for Merkel as German president resigns in disgrace after trying to bag the press
2-16-12: Andrew Chick to lead Royal Bank of Scotland’s Australian arm
2-13-12: Kuwait central bank chief resigns amid political tensions
2-15-12: Slovenia’s Two Biggest Banks’ CEOs Step Down as Woes Mount
2-06-12: Dhanlaxmi Bank CEO Amitabh Chaturvedi quits
2-10-12: Tamilnad Mercantile Bank MD resigns
2-17-12: Blankfein out as Goldman Sachs CEO by summer? (not an actual resignation, but a possible pending one).  Blankfein denies the rumor:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/06/lloyd-blankfein-goldman-s_…


Another possible resignation?  http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/89277/iran-denies-central-…

Another possible resignation?  http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/89277/iran-denies-central-…

Prosecutors Seek Jail Time For Former PM Silvio Berlusconi

Berlusconi Could Get Five Years

Panel Supports Arrest Of Berlusconi Ally

Johnson & Johnson CEO Weldon To Step Down In April


Four Priests Charged In Vatican Banking Scandal

Switzerland’s Central Bank Chief Resigns

Virginia National Bank Feud

Bank feud: Chairman Giles quits VNB with other directors
A feud over corporate governance compounded an already painful December for a major Central Virginia financial institution. Virginia National Bank has experienced a leadership shake-up that has seen nearly one third of the board of trustees quit including the chairman, Mark Giles.
“My resignation is effective immediately,” Giles tells President Glenn Rust in a December 19 letter that followed an apparently contentious meeting earlier that day. Neither Rust nor Giles, who spent nearly a decade as the Bank’s first president and who chaired the board since 2005, returned repeated telephone messages.
Two other board members, Ms. Claire Gargalli and Mr. Leslie Disharoon, also quit that same Monday in what the bank concedes was a disagreement over the composition of its board of directors. A fourth director on the 13-person board, Neal Kassell, resigned two days later for unstated reasons.”

Olympus Accounting Cover-Up Scandal


SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Yonhap) — The head of South Korea’s No. 5 lender Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) stepped down after completing his three-year term on Friday, and handing over to his successor, the role of completing the deal to sell the bank to a local counterpart.

Head of Russian Bank Regulator Steps Down
“The head of supervision at Russia’s central bank has resigned after a series of scandals in which regulators failed to detect massive mismanagement in some of Russia’s largest banks. Gennady Melikyan, deputy governor of the central bank in charge of bank supervision, announced he would step down on Sept. 9.

AJK Bank’s Executive Steps Down
MIRPUR (AJK) – Zulfiqar Abbasi, Member Board of Directors & Member Audit Committee of The Bank of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, has resigned from both his offices as a protest against the non-functioning of the bank in line with the stipulated banking norms, rules and regulations.
Submitting his resignation to the AJK Minister for Finance Ch Latif Akber, who is also Chairman of the Bank of AJK, Mr Abbasi said that for the last two years he had been insisting the AJK govt to mend their ways towards the affairs of the bank of AJ&K since they were trying to run the bank like a govt department with serious irregularities and violations and their handpicked incompetent management.

Saudi Hollandi Banks MD quits
RIYADH: Saudi Hollandi Banks Managing Director Geoffrey Calvert has resigned for personal reasons, the bank announced yesterday. On accepting his resignation at the board of directors meeting held yesterday in Riyadh, it was decided to appoint Dr. Bernd Van Linder, general manager of the treasury, to be the acting managing director of the bank succeeding Calvert.

Ken Ofori-Atta steps down as Executive Chair of Databank Group
Investment banker, Ken Ofori-Atta has stepped down as the Executive Chair of the Databank Group.  He announced his retirement from the investment bank on Tuesday. This will relive him of the day-to-day administration of the firm even though he will stay on as the ceremonial chair.
Mr. Ofori Atta tells JOY BUSINESS he is forced to step down for health reasons.

Social finance pioneer Hayday steps down from Charity Bank
Malcolm Hayday, CEO and one of the founders of Charity Bank, has decided to step down from the post this year.
Under Hayday’s leadership, Charity Bank has grown from concept to launching as the world’s first general registered charity that is also an authorized bank.

Two Top Morgan Stanley Bankers Resign
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley’s (NYSE:MWD – news) two top investment bankers resigned on Wednesday, increasing the pressure on Chief Executive Philip Purcell and raising questions about whether the securities firm can remain independent.
The resignations are the biggest blow yet in a battle raging between Purcell and a group of eight former Morgan Stanley executives seeking to oust him.
Joseph Perella, Morgan’s investment banking chairman and company vice chairman and one of the best-known bankers on Wall Street, resigned after 12 years at the firm. Tarek “Terry” Abdel-Meguid, a long-time Perella deputy and the head of investment banking, also quit.
The firm quickly named new co-heads of its Investment Banking Division and said Perella and Meguid had agreed to stay on for an unspecified transition period.
“Morgan Stanley simply cannot be managed if this much turmoil exists within,” Punk, Ziegel & Co. analyst Dick Bove said. “And if it cannot be effectively managed, I don’t see how Purcell can stay at the top.”
Morgan Stanley’s board responded directly to the dissidents on Wednesday, criticizing their campaign and reaffirming its support for Purcell.
At least 10 traders and bankers have left the firm since Purcell shook up management in the securities business late last month. The departure of Perella is especially painful because of his stature on Wall Street and his recent support for Purcell.

Key Chavez Minister Resigns Amid Banking Corruption Fallout
CARACAS — President Hugo Chavez lost one of his closest and oldest collaborators as Science and Technology Minister Jesse Chacon submitted his resignation after his brother was arrested in connection with the crisis in which state control has been imposed on six banks.
Arne Chacon was arrested by the state security service, DISIP, after three more banks, Banco Real, Baninvest and Central, were “intervened” by the government, in addition to the four banks — Canarias, Banpro, Bolívar and Confederado — that were first taken over on November 20 on orders from Finance Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque. Two stockbroking houses have been raided by Disip and prosecutors since then, one of which is said also to have been put under direct state control.
Brought before a court, Chacon was ordered to be held in custody pending further investigation of his possible involvement in three banks, reports said. Chacon’s brother, the minister, said that when he’d heard the news “I called the president and told him that in these conditions I would prefer to resign so that there would be no doubt about our transparency in this investigation.”

Societe Generale’s Investment Banking Chief Steps Down
LONDON — Michel Péretié, head of Société Générale’s corporate and investment banking division, is leaving the French bank to pursue other opportunities.

Mr. Péretié, who held the position for three years after joining the bank from Bear Stearns, will be succeeded by the division’s chief financial officer, Didier Valet, according to a statement from Société Générale.

More U.S. CEOs leaving jobs, study says

  Oct 14, 2011 – 8:10 AM ET | Last Updated: Oct 14, 2011 8:52 AM ET


Here’s a list of 40 RESIGNATIONS FROM WORLD BANKS that have happened since last September, with dates.  Some were already posted.  8 were in 4Q December, 8 in January, and 25 so far in February.  Thanks to PatR for this information:

(1) 9/25/11 (SWITZERLAND) Bank chief resigns over ?1.5bn rogue trader crisis
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-….g-scandal. html

(2) 10/29/11 (CHINA) Resignations Suggest Shift for China’s Banks

(3) 11/01/11 (INDIA) More directors of the Beed district bank resign

(4) 11/21/11 (JAPAN) UBS?s Japan Investment Banking Chairman Matsui to Resign

(5) 11/29/11 (Iran) Iran’s Bank Melli CEO Resigns Over Loan Scam

(6) 12/15/11 (UNITED KINGDOM) Senior private banker resigns from Coutts [a very exclusive private bank]

(7) 12/22/11 (FRANCE) Societe Generale?s Investment Banking Chief Steps Down

12/23/11 (USA VA) Bank feud: Chairman Giles quits VNB with other directors

(8) 1/05/12 (UNITED KINGDOM) Chief executive of Saunderson House [Private Bank] steps down

(9)1/09/12 (SWITZERLAND) Switzerland’s central bank chief resigns

(10) 1/12/12 (United Kingdom) Lloyds? head of wholesale quits

(11) 1/19/12 (SPAIN) Spanish bank Santander’s Americas chief quits

(12) 1/30/12 (UNITED KINGDOM) Head Of UK Private Bank Steps Down [Butterfield Private Bank]

(13) 1/20/12 (JAPAN) Normura’s head of wholesale banking quits

(14) 1/29/12 (NEW ZEALAND) New Zealand Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard to Step Down in September
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-29….september.ht ml

(15) 1/21/12 (Greece) Banks’ top negotiator quits Greece, but talks go on

(16) 2/02/12 (VENEZUELA) Key Chavez Minister Resigns Amid Banking Corruption Fallout

(17) 2/05/12 (USA – NY) Two Top Morgan Stanley Bankers Resign

(18) 2/06/12 (INDIA) Dhanlaxmi Bank CEO Amitabh Chaturvedi quits:

(19) 2/07/12 (INDIA) Falguni Nayar quits Kotak Mahindra Bank
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes….anti-eka mbaram

(20) 2/07/12 (IRAN) Iran denies central bank resignation rumor (don’t believe until its denied?)

(21) 2/09/12 (VATICAN) Four Priests Charged In Vatican Banking Scandal
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012….ces-italian- tv

(22) 2/10/12 (KOREA) Korea Exchange Bank chief steps down

(23) 2/10/12 (INDIA) Tamilnad Mercantile Bank CEO resigns

(24) 2/13/12 (KUWAIT) Kuwait Central Bank CEO resigns

(25) 2/14/12 (NICARAQUA) Nicaraqua Central Bank Pres Rosales resigns

(26) 2/14/12 (UNITED KINGDOM) Social finance pioneer Hayday steps down from Charity Bank
http://www.socialenterpriselive.com/sect….n-charity-ba nk

(27) 2/15/12 World Bank CEO Zoellick resigns

Did the White House tell the World Bank president that he’s out?

(28) 2/15/12 (SLOVENIA) Slovenia TWO largest Banks CEO’s (2) resign

(29) 2/15/12 (KENYA) Governor of Kenyan Central Bank to Resign

(30) 2/16/12 (GHANA) Ken Ofori-Atta steps down as Executive Chair of Databank Group

(31) 2/16/12 (SAUDI ARABIA) Saudi Hollandi Banks Managing Director Quits

(32) 2/16/12 (AUSTRALIA) Anz Bank CFO Australia resigns

(33) 2/16/12 (UNITED KINGDOM) Royal Bank of Scotland Bankers Arrested
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/finan….tax-probe.htm l

(34) 2/16/12 (AUSTRALIA) Royal Bank of Scotland Austrailan CEO Stephen Williams resigns

(35) 2/17/12 (USA) Blankfein out as Goldman Sachs CEO by summer

(36) 2/17/12 (SWITZERLAND) SNB Council President To Leave Central Bank

(37) 2/18/12 (PAKISTAN) AJK Bank?s executive steps down

(38) 2/20/12 (RUSSIA) Head of Russian Bank Regulator Steps Down

(39) 2/20/12 (SWITZERLAND) Credit Suisse Chief Joseph Tan resigns

(40) 2/20/12 (USA) R. David Land Submits Resignation from the Boards of Directors of Peoples Bancorporation, Inc. and Seneca National Bank

2/15/12 (UNITED KINGDOM) Hedge fund boss whose explosive emails finally caught up with him
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/finan….- with-him.html

courtesy Kerry cassidies blog, project Camelot
Romanian prime minister and cabinet resign en masse
2/20/12 (GERMANY) GERMAN PRESIDENT Christian Ruff resigns (financial corruption charges)
(1) 9/25/11 (SWITZERLAND) Bank chief resigns over £1.5bn rogue trader crisis
(2) 10/29/11 (CHINA) Resignations Suggest Shift for China’s Banks
(3) 11/01/12 (INDIA) More directors of the Beed district bank resign
(4) 11/21/11 (JAPAN) UBS’s Japan Investment Banking Chairman Matsui to Resign
(5) 11/29/11 (Iran) Iran’s Bank Melli CEO Resigns Over Loan Scam
(6) 12/15/11 (UNITED KINGDOM) Senior private banker resigns from Coutts [a very exclusive private bank]
(7) 12/22/11 (FRANCE) Societe Generale’s Investment Banking Chief Steps Down
(8) 1/05/12 (UNITED KINGDOM) Chief executive of Saunderson House [Private Bank] steps down
(9)1/09/12 (SWITZERLAND) Switzerland’s central bank chief resigns
(10) 1/12/12 (United Kingdom) Lloyds’ head of wholesale quits
(11) 1/19/12 (SPAIN) Spanish bank Santander’s Americas chief quits
(12) 1/20/12 (JAPAN) Normura’s head of wholesale banking quits
(13) 1/29/12 (NEW ZEALAND) New Zealand Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard to Step Down in September
(14) 1/21/12 (Greece) Banks’ top negotiator quits Greece, but talks go on
(15) 2/06/12 (INDIA) Dhanlaxmi Bank CEO Amitabh Chaturvedi quits:http://www.livemint.com/2012/02/06160111/Dhanlaxmi-Bank-CEO-Amitabh…
Goldman Sachs Execs Leaving In Droves