Freedom of Speech The CIA Way That same year, Wisner established the secret program, Mockingbird. Its purpose was to influence the domestic and foreign media. His first recruit for the operation was The Washington Post publisher and co-owner, Philip Graham. After appointing Graham to run the project from within the industry, Wisner went on to recruit other respected members of journalism who were affiliated with The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS, and others. One of the most important journalists controlled by Operation Mockingbird was Joseph Alsop, a columnist who's accredited with having been syndicated in over 300 different newspapers. Cord Meyer who had already been spying on liberal organizations of which he had been a member, was recruited to the CIA by the director, Allen Dulles. By 1953, the entire network came under the jurisdiction of Dulles. It took an immense amount of money to run a media project of such size. In 1954, Wisner arranged for the Hollywood production of George Orwell's classic, Animal Farm.
Monsanto hires infamous mercenary firm Blackwater to track activists around the world (NaturalNews) Remember the private mercenary army Blackwater that caused such a stir in Iraq during an unprovoked attack in 2007? Apparently, Monsanto and the controversial security firm are in bed together, described by blogger Randy Ananda as "a death-tech firm weds a hit squad." At this point, you might be wondering what in the world the GM seed giant needs with the services of a 'shadow army'? It appears as though the corporation found it necessary to contract with Blackwater in order to collect intelligence on anti-Monsanto activists as well infiltrate their ranks.Notorious for the Iraqi Nisour Square Massacre, Blackwater "created a web of more than 30 shell companies or subsidiaries in part to obtain millions of dollars in American government contracts after the security company came under intense criticism for reckless conduct in Iraq," reports the New York Times. As the plot continues to thicken regarding Monsanto's tactics of domination, Ananda aptly notes: "...
Money, Usury, and the Greatest Scam on Earth Where does money come from? What is it, really? We handle it every day. We need it for pretty much everything we do. Most people, I think, live with the assumption that money is created by the government, and somehow distributed out to the people, and that it’s purpose is simply as a unit of exchange to free us from the limitations of barter systems. If that is your belief, then money seems to be a neutral thing, a necessity, a simple unit of exchange that can be used for good or evil. And that one thing is the centralized, private banking system that creates and loans all of our money to us, with an inherent element of debt. I have been aware of this subject for some time, but I was inspired to write about it by this very high-quality film I watched recently, which explains the situation perfectly. I think most people consider the economy to be a complex subject for a select group of “very smart people” to understand and deal with. Let’s look at it in a bit more detail.
Monsanto Has Taken Over the USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been taken over by an outside organization. RootsAction has launched a campaign demanding a Congressional investigation. The organization is called Monsanto. Monsanto is, of course, the world's largest biotech corporation. This chemical company -- responsible for environmental disasters that have destroyed entire towns, and a driving force behind the international waves of suicides among farmers whose lives it has helped ruin -- has monopolized our food system largely by taking over regulatory agencies like the U.S. A recent study links Roundup to autism, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. While Hungary has just destroyed all Monsanto genetically engineered corn fields, the USDA takes a slightly different approach toward the chemical giant. The takeover has been thorough. Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist, wrote the USDA's food standards, allowing corporations to label irradiated and genetically engineered foods as "organic."
Web companies and civil liberties groups launch anti-US surveillance campaign A broad coalition of more than 80 web companies and civil liberties organisations -- including Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Reddit -- has formed to demand the NSA stop spying on everyone. Called StopWatching.Us, its members have signed an open letter to Congress calling on it "to take immediate action to halt this surveillance and provide a full public accounting of the NSA's and the FBI's data collection programmes". "This type of blanket data collection by the government strikes at bedrock American values of freedom and privacy," they write. "This dragnet surveillance violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the US Constitution, which protect citizens' right to speak and associate anonymously and guard against unreasonable searches and seizures that protect their right to privacy." Accompanying the letter is a call for others to sign a petition that will also be delivered to Congress. The site has gathered 27,000 signatures as of the time of writing.
Monsanto Stock in Danger, Investor Warns | Markets (Before It's News) I was shocked to read a story in Canada’s highly conservative national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, a couple of days ago in which well-known investor and columnist Chris Umiastowski, P.Eng., MBA, warned of the risk in holding Monsanto stock. It was refreshing to read the views of an investor who is not just concerned about the bottom line but also the potential health and environmental risks in such a conservative paper. I knew that this was a victory-of-sorts for all of us who share a concern over the increasingly genetically-modified nature of our food supply. In his column, “Monsanto: A food stock with a bad aftertaste,” he shares: “it’s just as important to know what stocks to avoid as it is to know which ones to invest in. But back to the article I read: This investor admits that he normally writes about technology stocks and trends, adding “you may not realize that what we feed ourselves and our families has a lot of biotechnology baked into it.” Mr.
Google sends Prism data to NSA by secure FTP or 'by hand' Google does not participate in any government program involving a lockbox or other equipment installed at its facilities to transfer court-ordered data to the government, a company spokesman says, refuting with some finality one of the lingering theories about the NSA's Prism program. Instead the company transmits FISA information the old fashioned way: by hand, or over secure FTP. "When required to comply with these requests, we deliver that information to the US government -- generally through secure FTP transfers and in person," Google spokesman Chris Gaither told Wired.com. "The US government does not have the ability to pull that data directly from our servers or network." Secure FTP is a standard utility on Unix and Linux system for transferring files over an encrypted channel. But Gaither asserted that the company had no such equipment installed. Microsoft was the first to acquiesce to the program in 2007, and Google followed in 2009 according to the slides the paper obtained.
Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Awful Products Made By Monsanto When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern… #1 – Saccharin Did you know Monsanto got started because of an artificial sweetener? After mounting pressure from consumers, the Calorie Control Council, and manufacturers of artificial sweeteners and diet sodas, along with additional studies (several conducted by the sugar and sweetener industry) that reported flaws in the 1970s studies, saccharin was delisted from the NIH’s Carcinogen List. #2 – PCBs During the early 1920s, Monsanto began expanding their chemical production into polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to produce coolant fluids for electrical transformers, capacitors, and electric motors. After another decade of studies, the truth could no longer be contained: the U.S. #3 – Polystyrene #4 – Atom bomb and nuclear weapons #6 – Dioxin #7 – Agent Orange (Think that can’t happen here?