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The Current Debt Ceiling Debate Is A Complete Fraud :

The Current Debt Ceiling Debate Is A Complete Fraud :
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SACSIS.org.za » News » The World » Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not Picture credit: may15internationalorganization.blogspot An Italian radio program's story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion. As one European country after another fails or risks failing, imperiling the Euro, with repercussions for the entire world, the last thing the powers that be want is for Iceland to become an example. Five years of a pure neo-liberal regime had made Iceland, (population 320 thousand, no army), one of the richest countries in the world. Contrary to what could be expected, the crisis resulted in Icelanders recovering their sovereign rights, through a process of direct participatory democracy that eventually led to a new Constitution.

Fukushima Forever | Charles Perrow Recent disclosures of tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima reactors spilling into the ocean are just the latest evidence of the continuing incompetence of the Japanese utility, TEPCO. The announcement that the Japanese government will step in is also not reassuring since it was the Japanese government that failed to regulate the utility for decades. But, bad as it is, the current contamination of the ocean should be the least of our worries. The radioactive poisons are expected to form a plume that will be carried by currents to coast of North America. But the effects will be small, adding an unfortunate bit to our background radiation. Fish swimming through the plume will be affected, but we can avoid eating them. Fukushima is just the latest episode in a dangerous dance with radiation that has been going on for 68 years. Initially the U.S. Powerful arguments were needed, due to the fallout from the fallout from bombs and tests.

Lost Girls Gimme absolute control, over every living soul,And lie beside me, baby - that's an order. - Leonard Cohen Briefly, I'm wondering what to make of Kola Boof. Nearly a quarter of the Sudanese poet's autobiography, Diary of a Lost Girl, describes her months spent in Morocco in 1996 as Osama bin Laden's unwilling mistress. Where the Boof story is getting attention these days it's usually played for laughs, on account of bin Laden's supposedly comic infatuation with Whitney Houston. Now, Boof could be a fraud, though her revelations about bin Laden's secret life are no more bizarre than Amanda Keller's about Mohammed Atta, or Leola McConnell's about Bill Bennett, or Cathy O'Brien's about Dick Cheney, or so many other women and men - and girls and boys - about so many other devout jihadists and born-again crusaders. And we should also consider the possibility that, even if Boof had been Osama's mistress and he told her such things, he may not have been telling her the truth.

Global Research Organic Consumers Association Docket No. APHIS-2012-0032 AND APHIS-2012-0019 I am writing to request that APHIS reject Dow Chemical's petition for nonregulated status of soybean designated as DAS-44406-6, genetically engineered for tolerance to 2,4-D, glyphosate (Monsanto's RoundUp) and glufosinate and soybean DAS-68416-4, genetically engineered for tolerance to 2,4-D and glufosinate. I oppose nonregulated status because it would cause the following: Increased Herbicide Use - Currently, only 3 percent of soy acreage is sprayed with 2,4-D. Source: "Implications of GM crop cultivation at large spatial scales," presentation given in Bremen, Germany, June 14-15, 2012, by Charles Benbrook, PhD, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Fed’s Secret Loans Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) were the reigning champions of finance in 2006 as home prices peaked, leading the 10 biggest U.S. banks and brokerage firms to their best year ever with $104 billion of profits. By 2008, the housing market’s collapse forced those companies to take more than six times as much, $669 billion, in emergency loans from the U.S. Fed Chairman Ben S. “These are all whopping numbers,” said Robert Litan, a former Justice Department official who in the 1990s served on a commission probing the causes of the savings and loan crisis. (View the Bloomberg interactive graphic to chart the Fed’s financial bailout.) Foreign Borrowers It wasn’t just American finance. Peak Balance The balance was more than 25 times the Fed’s pre-crisis lending peak of $46 billion on Sept. 12, 2001, the day after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. Odds of Recession Liquidity Requirements ‘Stark Illustration’ 21,000 Transactions Rolling Crisis

PN The Illuminati Conspiracy Theories, and the Climate Denial Hoax Much has been made in the Conspiracy Theories about how the Illuminati control the world, and are also seeking total world domination. You can't have that both ways. Either they control everything, or they don't. I've been aware of the Conspiracy Theories (which originated with the John Birch Society, funded by the father of the Koch brothers) since the late 1960s, and I most certainly enjoyed the Illuminatus fiction books by Robert Shea, and Robert Anton Wilson, which became very popular during the mid 1970s, and early 1980s. Now if you really, really dig into these Conspiracy Theories, you will find two things : A) Some come from people doing real researching into skullduggery in high places. B) The most popular and widely spread Conspiracy Theories, originate from Think Tanks funded by major Corporations. That's right! In other words, these Conspiracy Theories are a Psy-Ops designed to instill fear and confusion. The Tea Party Movement says it is about small government. Main Page

Aletho News We're Eating What? The Drugstore in U.S. Meat. Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989. Zeranol, widely used as a growth promoter in the U.S. beef industry, is a "powerful estrogenic chemical, as demonstrated by its ability to stimulate growth and proliferation of human breast tumor cells" similar to the "known carcinogen diethylstilbestrol (DES)," The Breast Cancer Fund, dedicated to identifying and eliminating environmental causes of breast cancer, is a "powerful estrogenic chemical, as demonstrated by its ability to stimulate growth and proliferation of human breast tumor cells in vitro at potencies similar to those of the natural hormone estradiol and the known carcinogen diethylstilbestrol (DES)."

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