Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Corn Syrup People Spoke?



How could the folks of the state of Washington which recently voted for a form of marijuana legalization, as flawed as it may have been, now have voted against a simple ballot initiative for the labeling of GMO ingredients in foods?

Some early polling showed those favoring the labeling were a significant majority. So much for polls.

Was the vote count rigged? It certainly could have been or was it the blitz of tens of millions of poison dollars from corporations for ads and propaganda that swayed the voters? Money that came mostly from outside the state.

"OMG, the price of my Cheetos and Cokes will go up. Can't have that." Was it the repetition of "The consumers will be confused" effective?

It's disappointing but hardly surprising. California couldn't pass a GMO labeling initiative either.

Still, educated people do have a choice, at least until all crops are contaminated. We can boycott the parasitic corporations and encourage and support small farmers and companies that don't use GMOs. There are no laws restricting non-GMO labels...yet. 

We may live in the Corporate States of America and we may be down but we're not out. Knowledge and truth are strange things. They get beaten back but never really go away. It's all up to us.


OH NO! Not beer too - h/t DublinMick

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50 comments:

  1. Compare that montage of corporate logos to the one in the following article:

    10 Corporations Control Nearly Everything You Buy, 6 Media Corporations Control Nearly Everything You Read or Watch

    http://www.safehaven.com/article/31677/10-corporations-control-nearly-everything-you-buy-6-media-corporations-control-nearly-everything-you-read-or-watch?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+safehaven%2Fall-articles+%28Safehaven+-+Most+Recent+Articles%29

    The following article also ties in to the above:

    THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES

    The Jewish Control Over the Entertainment Industries

    http://www.illuminati-news.com/Articles/42.html

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    1. That was an even better image. Added it to the post. Thanks!

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  2. I have a couple of those pics for you, see if these open.

    http://dublinsmickdotcom.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/most-popular-beers-contain-gmo-to-sterilize-you/beer-gmo/

    http://dublinsmick.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=3020

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  3. Many thanks, Kenny (& Mick). Note that summonthemagic died an uneventful digital death moments ago.

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    1. What the heck happened? Are you moving to another provider? Hope you saved all your posts.

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    2. It was an act of euthanasia. I decided not to play ball with Google's new rules and its new role as Robin to the NSA's batman. No point in collaborating with tyranny, although we are hard-pressed to escape its evil eye. Yes, all posts were saved to personal archives. Am currently planning on evaluating other options at my own slow pace while I continue to read and observe. The new format, wherever it may show up, will be radically different -- you were right, there is little value in re-posting what is already out there -- and it may include podcasting with or without interviews/conversation of others. (I think dialogue is necessary.) Given the panopticon, I may get massed cloud funding from V404 Cygni to mail a bazillion Etch-a-Sketch message boards. The former Sophia, noting that even satire, parody and probably thought itself are soon to be outlawed. They'll have to pry my thoughts from my cold gray matter... oh wait. They can do that now too.

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    3. I respect your decision and please do let me know if you decide to do something else.

      I haven't really figured out how the new google terms of service are going to effect us. I suppose I'll find out soon enough. I agree we are in danger of being scrubbed from the net if we don't play along. It may be inevitable unless something drastic happens.

      Best of luck

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    4. Kenny

      What worries me is if the controllers want to scrub the truth from the interweb they can easily start by restricting access to DNS. The IETF manages the DNS If people are savvy enough to know you can look up a web site through its IP address they can still get access to those sites who have their own servers. But I tried finding your IP address and it defaults to the goog search page (173dot194dot37dot.74). I wish I could get truth telling web sites (on their own servers) to publish their IP address somewhere on their home page so people can alternatively access if the URL gets unapproved by the Feinsteins of the world. Truthseekers can then maintain/update a list of their favorite go to web sites. I don't know how blogs would survive without advertising to finance if they had to pay for access. And I also see a war on anonymity coming. The whole NFL bullying episode reeks of a psyop campaign. This along with the stories of young children committing suicide due to online bullying. I saw an article the other day where Faciabook was requiring a valid government ID to access a suspended account. I don't know where Aris is going to get a government ID (grin).

      Even Hayden says Hayden expressed a distaste for online anonymity, saying "The problem I have with the Internet is that it's anonymous." and " Hayden claimed "Gmail is the preferred Internet service provider of terrorists worldwide," of course that second quote is funny seeing as how Petraeus was busted by using the draft e-mail correspondence with a shared account with his biographer/girlfriend.

      Aris

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    5. All very interesting, Kenny and Aris. (Sophia here again...) The Google terms of service which will go into effect on 11/11/13 state that they own and can "monetize" -- by linking your ideas and endorsements to actual products -- anything and everything you publish. I don't think it's a stretch if the Google net is widely infiltrated by the NSA that they can use whatever you or I state or say as ammo against us. Witness the anti-NWO theme, an extension of the anti-Semite theme extending from the time of the creation of the Fed by the ADL et al and now fully entrenched in the SPLC, the DHS and the media. First they came for you, and then they came for me. In my blog, I'd been very un-anonymous to anyone with a brain. My complete name, address etc which is public was ascertainable by a few clicks and a little reading; one among you all here already did it, as has a representative of the CIA/Mossad/Zio crowd with whom I've been tangling for years. These people employ and use anonymous assassins; they scrub from the earth, not just the net. [But I've read "Resistance and Contemplation".] So I will have to find a way to work smarter and in far more subtle ways. I am thinking of applying for an internship with Keith Olbermann,

      I am delighted Aris has brought in the bullying discussion; last night Olbermann was talking about that case and had, as a guest, a psychologist from my alma mater -- no cross-contamination implied -- who spoke very well about the phenomenon. I've studied hazing in depth and even once confronted an NFL coach in a seminar at Springfield College on the topic, but this is an industry that denies pedophilia in its midst, let alone the existence of sexual assault under the guise of hazing (team bonding and development, to them), but I digress. Susan Kraus Whitbourne was her name (the psychologist) and she talked about the phenomenon of "deviant over-conformity". I'm sure it didn't escape Obermann, who has been banished to the world of sports, having been bullied out of news, that the phenomenon of deviant over-conformity is the very thing being employed in the political and cultural spectrum by the psychopaths running the panopticon.

      As for how I tackle the future, I have always felt that a consortium approach -- to spread the costs and share the brains, and to tap into differing skill sets -- would work. This also fuels the podcast/conversation angle. I endorse the idea of a list of web sites that can be seen as valid. I am beginning to look into HostGator, BlueHost, WordPress (as a site and a blog software). As for anonymity, it seems to me that if the researcher/blogger can put together a string of arguments with supports and evidence that is coherent and makes sense, there is no need to attach one's name to it. Everyone gets to have responsibility for their own minds and actions. But alas free often comes attached with clear means of governmental awareness and control, so I/we will have to find a way to pay our own way, or convince and convert a patron or two.

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    6. The NFL bullying thing is bizarre. After a couple of days of it I said we're not getting the whole story., There must be something else to it. The Miami OB is now saying the two linemen were best friends.

      As an aside, the only NFL player I personally knew I went to high school and college with. He told me himself he took steroids and it bulked him up enough to play 10 years in the NFL mostly as a backup. He was always sort of an a-hole and later on fueled by coke and alcohol he was too wild and destructive to be around. He died in 05 from a heart attack. But...when only smoking weed he was as nice as anyone.

      That brings me to the call for NFL coaches to encourage pot use for players in their downtime without fear of repercussions. This 'medicine' might help calm down some of the off-field intensity. Not that this could have helped in this latest event, it could be as Aris said some sort of psyop. The bullying meme has gained a lot of traction in the last few years and it's possible these guys are working together for some end. One of my first thoughts was that Incognito, what a name, or maybe both of them were caught using PEDs and this scenario was given to them as their way out but I may be way off on that.

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    7. Sophia here... One of the people who encouraged me as a parent/student of performance psychology did her doctoral research on the links between violence and athletics, the psycho-somatics of big-muscle motivation and "cool down", and she recommended mandatory cool-down for football players. She was, until recently, at Boston University [ http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/sexual-assault-response-and-prevention-center-now-open/ ] and may now be the Asst. Dean of Students for Crisis Management at Purdue [ http://www.purdue.edu/odos/aboutodos/odosstaffdirectory.php ]. Note her e-mail address; perhaps you could get an offline interview.

      I've just spent the afternoon researching blending podcasts with WordPress, finding hosts, etc. Turns out HostGator and WordPress are now both owned by a local (Burlington, MA) company committed to internet freedom and hosting a journalistic blog from Iran, by way of example. For relatively small dollars, post freedom and control is available to single and multiple parties.

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    8. Sophia again (gonna have to find a new moniker):


      excerpts:

      “Magazine editor Kerry Temple describes what happens when these concepts or theories converge: “It’s not just games you’re watching. It’s soap operas, complete with story lines and plots and plot twists. And good guys and villains, heroes and underdogs. And all this gets scripted
      into cliffhanger morality plays . . . And you get all caught up in this until you begin to believe it really matters” (Coakley 406).”

      “Conflict theory with its roots in Marxism focuses on explaining society in terms of economics and social class. The wealthy upper class members of society control the means to production, and acting according to self interest they use their economic power to inflict what is best for them on the proletariat or working class. Viewed in terms of sports the wealthy members of the sports universe which includes team owners and large
      corporations with sponsorship dollars exert their economic power to create acceptable norms that will benefit themselves without regard to what is best for athletes. If athletes act in defiance of what is deemed acceptable by the people who control the means of  production they are considered deviant. Coakley see a problem with viewing deviance in
      sports in terms of conflict theory, he says, “Explaining all forms of deviance in economic terms is difficult. Although the commercialization of sports and financial motives may account for certain forms of deviance, other factors and dynamics must be considered to understand why deviance occurs in sports that are neither commercialized nor driven by profit motives”(Coakley 156).”


      “Media and sports are intricately connected in our society and they exhibit an
      interdependent relationship. Although athletic contests were at one point able to exist without media coverage, the fact that sports have become a form of “commercial entertainment” with significant advertising dollars at stake means that commercial sports are heavily dependent on media coverage. This relationship has increased dramatically with recent technological advancements such as the internet, cable television, PDA’s, etc,
      and it appears that the bond will only grow stronger in the future. In
      Power Play: Sport, Media, and Popular Culture, authors Raymond Boyle and Richard Haynes state: “Sports have always had a relationship with media and commerce; what is significant is the scale and the intensity that now exists within this relationship and the rapid pace of change
      which characterizes the media and sporting industries”(Boyle and Haynes X). Therefore it is nearly impossible in our society to look at sports outside of media constructs, and the popularity of sports inevitably leads to extensive media coverage.”

      Understanding Media Coverage of Off-Field Deviant Behavior in Sports

      http://www.academia.edu/660929/Understanding_Media_Coverage_of_Off-Field_Deviant_Behavior_in_Sports

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    9. The 'cool down' period is something I can relate to. How that can be accomplished effectively with the athletes would be my question.

      NBC news tonight insinuated that the coaches encouraged Incognito to 'toughen up' Martin and it may have gotten out of hand. If that was true was Martin so unable to deal with it? Cognitive dissonance in a violent world so he fell apart? I'm not buying it yet but we may not ever know. It's all a good media distraction at any rate. People love a soap opera in their sports entertainment commerce world.

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    10. Sophia and Kenny

      Are you not entertained? Yeah I believe its all part of the Bread (wheat eh Kenny?) and Circus. Just watch a pre game show when the talking heads yap about the main and sub "story" lines. Sometimes the on air conflicts seem so contrived and other times they pull off the appearance of spontaneity.

      I even think the big push on all the Poker and Texas Holdem coverage was to increase legalized gambling in certain states. Everything is scripted and/or managed. Everything.

      I somewhat keep up with national sports to blend in. You don't want this to happen.

      About anonymity? What happened to Carol Valentine? I have note seen any online presence since September. The last correspondence I had (September) did not seem to me she was throwing in the towel. (In keeping with the sports theme)

      Aris

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    11. I have an old saying "we all need a little diversion sometime." Maybe if we know the reality about our 'entertainment' and and don't throw too much emotion or our money at it we'll be OK. -)

      I think Carol has taken breaks from posting before so maybe that's all it is. Hope so anyway.

      If you have been checking out the blogroll for some time you may have noticed that w at Facts Not Fairies has been MIA. That has had me concerned.

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    12. Kenny, the "cool down" period gets done by 'enforced' (strongly suggested and facilitated) personal mind-body quarantine after large-muscle exercise to do programmed meditation and visualization. The arts and sciences of athletic mind-body discipline (the core of what was in my blog "Summon The Magic" at the beginning) is now well-developed and very well documented, though not widely practiced. [It would be of value in learning to ignore or harness the "bullying".] But, switching gears, here's a snippet from Wayne Madsen:

      "Bergen County mall targeted by dead shooter adopting "secret" security measures. The Westfield Garden Plaza Mall in Bergen County, like the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is owned by Westfield Group. Westfield Group is owned by Israeli-Australian shopping mall tycoon Frank Lowy. One thing that is common to all Westfield-owned malls is the presence of large contingents of Israeli skin care and other kiosks manned by young Israelis previously identified as intelligence agents by the U.S. Intelligence Community. If your shopping mall has the word "West" in its name, it is more than likely Israeli-owned. Caveat emptor."

      http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20131108

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    13. A Lowy mall again. I hadn't heard that but why is it not surprising. Yes, best to identify everything he has some ownership in and stay out of them.

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    14. Bergen county is where Urban Moving Systems was. Suter still lives near there.

      Athletes that act out of control are usually substance abusers and that is where the main issue is, not athletics per se:

      Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tank Johnson, terminated by the Bears after his fourth arrest in two years, this time for DUI. After his third arrest last December, sports journalists won the "Enabler of the Month" award in the January '07 issue of TAR, where I wrote:
      "Journalists have euphemized Johnson's 'problems' with words and phrases such as a 'history of questionable decisions,' 'poor decisions,' 'his latest display of questionable decision-making,' 'latest indiscretion,' 'a pattern of off-the-field mistakes,' the Bears' reputations 'could be sullied by Johnson's actions,' and the Bears request that Johnson 'provide them with a list of lifestyle alterations he needs to make.' How about ...[admitting] that his serial poor judgment is most likely rooted in alcoholism?"
      The DUI says it all.

      Pro wrestler Chris Benoit, who strangled his wife, suffocated his 7-year-old son and hung himself with a weight-machine pulley. Reporters are suspecting "roid rage," which results from the overuse of anabolic steroids. Yet, there are few if any such incidents that do not involve the addictive use of other drugs. While this is a tough call--Benoit is said to have been, overall, a good family man--he was previously arrested for DUI and a "lot of prescription medication" was found in the home. In addition, his wife got a temporary restraining order in 2003 and sought a divorce, alleging "cruel treatment." Based on the available evidence, it would not be unreasonable to suspect he was a "periodic" drunk. Still, Dave Meltzer, editor of the Wrestling Observer, said "It's like if you watched 'Rocky,' and in the end it comes out that Rocky killed his wife and his son." If Benoit was an addict--toxicology reports won't be available for a few weeks--it wouldn't be the first in wrestling. Other pro-wrestlers who have died due at least in part to addiction have included Eddie Guerrero, Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig, Road Warrior Hawk, the Von Erich brothers--David, Mike and Kerry, Bruce "Buzz Sawyer" Woyan, Art Barr, Eddie Gilbert, Brian Pillman, Louie Spicolli, Rich Rude, Bobby Duncum, Jr., and Lyle Alzado. Roddy Piper and Del "The Patriot" Wilkes are still alive to explain that pro-wrestlers eat pain pills like candy in order to find relief from pain--Wilkes, who's been arrested 20 times, admitting to taking somewhere near 100 pills a day during the peak of his use. Other heavy drug addict wrestlers include Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Lex Lugar. Yet, not every pro-wrestler uses drugs addictively, including Ric Flair and Mick Foley--it's only the addicts, which the wrestling world has more than its share of. from http://tinyurl.com/lqwtmhh

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  4. only a complete ban on gmos will work, boycott every company on the list above, if it says 'sugar' assume its from gmo beets,

    wheat is no good too-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbBURnqYVzw&feature=youtu.be

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    1. I admit, I'm a wheat addict. I do eat organic sprouted multi-grain with wheat bread. By some charts it's slightly alkaline and I figured it may be the least harmful that I could buy in local stores. Tastes good too but at $4 a loaf is not inexpensive. If anyone knows of a better easy alternative for us addicts besides cutting wheat out entirely please let me know.

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    2. Sometimes I've bought, strange as it seems, imported bread from Germany and even Poland, in Florida. It's basically real pumpernickel but with no wheat, only rye . It's very dense and dark and moist almost like cake but I toast it. I've bougt it in Florida in a store called Aldi and even in a furniture store called 'world market', as well as in some Euro deli.

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  5. the average american eats about a quarter pond of gmos a day .


    'when i tell people that that fluoride makes them apathetic, they say they just don't care'

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    1. "I don't care" is a typical response. I've heard it for so many years about so many issues that it's what I expect.

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    2. If that is indeed the case, they should expect the same response from you when they complain of gastrointestinal failures the likes of which are unheard of before FrankenFoods were introduced into the food supply.

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    3. I wouldn't want to be so mean. Perhaps just mention to others that this could have been prevented and how.

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  6. Kenny
    I meant to add, you can get some German beers, Radeberger etc, some Czech beers that are imported and are not GMO, in fact I am drinking a Radeberger now :) The EU has disallowed the importation of American beers due to GMO. That should tell you something. The only whiskey they will take is Wild Turkey and Four Roses as they are still non-GMO. They have decided not to poison the slaves-for now anyway. Fluoride is also banned.

    Here in America it is best to go with the above brands or champagne and wine! They are still made from grapes.

    I told my cousin about the wild turkey, (he is Doc Holliday's cousin) and runs the museum. He said I am going to wild turkey then. He likes his sipping whiskey. He has some Doc qualities, loves six guns, but he shot himself in the leg with a 22 magnum practicing fast draw. I love the guy dearly, he is as good as gold, but Doc would never have done that. In fact he lost his first wife due to poker playing!

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    1. I think I read that Heineken and Amstel are GMO free and they are readily available. Price is the killer though. I met a guy last week who moved up here last year from Florida and he was complaining about the beer prices even with the cheap stuff. I looked it up and it appears we have the highest state excise tax per gallon in the country plus an almost 10% sales tax.

      Our fairly new local whiskey (legal moonshine) maker, Short Mountain Distillery, prides themselves in using organic corn and clean spring water. I asked them on their web site if they use gmo beet sugar but didn't get an answer so I have to assume they do. I thought the idea of having a truly organic product was a good marketing ploy but maybe they don't want to increase their already high costs. At over $30 a bottle I haven't tried it.

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    2. You guys ought to live in the UK for rip-off beer prices.... let us say 3.50 - 4.00 GBP for a pint of draught lager, that works out at say- 32 GBP a gallon. Now how much was a gallon of gas/petrol again..............makes your eyes water.

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    3. Bar Fight! The Booze Industry is Furious over Campaigns Saying Weed is Safer than Alcohol

      http://www.alternet.org/drugs/bar-fight-booze-industry-furious-over-campaigns-saying-weed-safer-alcohol

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    4. Here's the way to kill the cartels. Uruguay set to legalize marijuana and sell it for $1 a gram.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQaDaKS3pho

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  7. EU and grains

    EU Allows GM SmartStax Maize in Food and Feed

    Global Ban on GMO is the only way

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    1. Jeez, I thought Europe was going to be smarter than that. Maybe they will be. Yes, a global ban is the only way to go.

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    2. They have been blackmailed Kenny with the dreaded Trade Tariffs..............

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    3. That would explain it. Money talks and the bureaucrats walk its walk.

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  8. Oh, btw.. Sophia here again... Did you see the report that the weapon used in the NJ mall event had been previously seized and possessed by police? Did you see that CNN and ABC are linking Alex Jones et al with the New World Order theme of the LAX incident? Place your trays in their upright positions and fasten your seat belts. There ill be turbulence ahead.

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  9. It's my understanding that polls are taken from people with land lines? If that's so, considering that not many people still have a 'Ma Bell' type phone, how in the hell can one put any credence in those polls?

    But they make good BS to fill your ears.

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  10. Thanks anonymous, I guess Radeberger beer will be off the table soon.

    Greg I still have a ma bell telephone, have never owned a cellphone. I have never had a call so important it could not wait until I got back to the house. I have had several friends die of brain cancer lately which I call death by cellphone, they all ran around with one plastered to the side of their heads.

    I will be there for you when those pollsters call :)

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    1. I have a land line, unlisted number, and get those poll calls several times a year, especially around elections. Most are robo calls but some are live. The live ones usually get the message that I don't play their silly left/right games.

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  11. http://cryptome.org/2013/11/internet-trojan.htm

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    1. Interesting. "Ex-CIA Jose Gonzalez said at FedCyber today, social media has greatly simplied HUMINT. Once hard-risky field work is now done with a mouse." You can use this to your advantage, if you know what I mean.

      Aris

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    2. No big surprise there is it? At least it's being told.

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  12. This was the propaganda http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AliMG5dDSRo

    I have walking pneumona and the dicks at my job are making me so tired I end up crashing at 6 pm. So I didn't get a chance to vote - virtually no time.

    However, there is one interesting candidate that appears to have won a seat in the Seattle school district - I think she's wrong on charter schools, those were started because people were fed up with the alternative - from
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sue-peters/why-i-am-not-a-defender-o_b_816547.html

    "Obama's Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, and former chief economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, are both former members of the Broad board of directors. The "Broad Prize for Urban Education" is a trophy and large cash sum awarded annually by the private Broad Foundation to school districts performing to its liking. In its 2009-10 Annual Report, Broad boasts that the trophy itself "resides at the U.S. Department of Education."

    You couldn't ask for a better symbol of the infiltration of private corporate interests in federal government.

    Have Mr. Broad or Mr. Gates been elected to public office to direct education policy? Do either have any expertise or experience in public education? No, and no. Do either seek genuine parent input? No.

    The status quo is astroturf ed reform groups springing up like toadstools in the night, heavily funded by the same "venture philathropists" looking for a "return on their investment" and pushing the same corporate ed reform agenda. Washington D.C. ex-school chancellor, Michelle Rhee's new organization is apparently backed by the same wealthy interests. These organizations lobby for an ed reform agenda that we parents have no say in or may even oppose. But they have resources and media access at their disposal that ordinary parents don't have. This is not a democratic dialogue about our children's future when the main stakeholders -- we the parents -- are largely shut out of the debate."

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    1. Hope you get back to normal soon andie.

      Yes, Sue Peters has many important things to say. I'm sure there are a great number of teachers who agree with her. The comments at the article back her up. Maybe she will make a difference.

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  13. Funny the things you can run into when you look up beer. Apparently Heineken and Amstel are fairly organic. The Heineken they make here however tastes nothing like the beer made in Europe.

    Radeberger was supposedly the favoritof Vladimir Putin when he was KGB chief in Dresden!

    Now there is a new corn they supposedly rejects GMO pollen and only selects organic ... they are fighting back!

    http://www.producer.com/2013/02/buffer-crop-keeps-gmos-out-of-organic-corn/

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  14. We need to be paying attention to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement:

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Critics

    Excerpts:

    The TPP agreement affects not only trade issues, but also nontrade matters that immensely impact lives of citizens in all participating countries...
    ...
    The TPP is a Trojan horse, branded as a “free trade” agreement, but having nothing to do with fair and equitable treatment. In reality, it is precisely “a wish list of the 1% ―a worldwide corporate power.”8 “Only 5 of its 29 chapters cover traditional trade matters, like tariffs or quotas.”9 “The other chapters enshrine new rights and privileges for major corporations while weakening the power of nation states to oppose them.”...

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-trans-pacific-partnership-and-its-critics/5355052

    Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

    Excerpt:

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold:

    (1) IP chapter: Leaked draft texts of the agreement show that the IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of speech, right to privacy and due process, and hinder peoples' abilities to innovate.

    (2) Lack of transparency: The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy.

    https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

    TPP: Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

    Have you heard? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement is a stealthy policy being pressed by corporate America, a dream of the 1 percent...

    http://www.citizen.org/tpp

    Expect the usual problem-reaction-solution dialectic. Perhaps I'm overly skeptical, but notice the globalist buzzwords in the following article:

    Trans-Pacific Partnership: "We Will Not Obey"; Building a Global Resistance Movement

    TPP.(Photo: Caelie_Frampton / Flickr)We are in a time of transformational change. The opportunity is here to reverse the destruction wrought by rigged corporate trade agreements and to demand trade that is fair and promotes sustainable practices. There is no reason trade cannot improve the lives of workers and people around the world, as well as protect the planet from the rapacious destruction of corporate greed. We need to insist that people and the planet come before profits.

    Continues:

    http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19843-trans-pacific-partnership-we-will-not-obey-building-a-global-resistance-movement-to-transnational-corporate-power

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    1. The New York Times endorses TPP even though it's too secret to print.

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    2. See also http://americablog.com/2013/11/bill-moyers-trans-pacific-partnership-free-trade-agreement-death-democracy.html incl. 33-minute video.

      Oh, and check out this:

      http://investmentwatchblog.com/official-dhs-operation-endgame-detention-and-removal-strategy-for-a-secure-homeland-dhsice-docs-included/

      Throughout the next ten years, DRO will implement and execute a series of strategies that will develop the capacity and capability to execute all final orders of removal.

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  15. Sophia here... Having just watched it, I must strongly recommend to all the 92-minute YouTube embedded at John Friend's blog to the right here by Sofia Smallstorm entitled "Unraveling Sandy Hook in 2, 3, 4 and 5 Dimensions" is brilliant in its explanation. Thank you, John. Thank you, Sofia.

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  16. The Most Nefarious Part Of The TPP Proposal: Making Copyright Reform Impossible
    Thu, Nov 14th 2013

    So with yesterday's revealing of the IP chapter of the TPP, there are plenty of great analyses out there of what's in there, but I wanted to highlight some parts that are the most nefarious and downright slimy in that they represent parties (mainly the US) pretending to do one thing while really doing another. These are tricks pulled by a dishonest, shameful USTR, entirely focused on making his corporate buddies richer at the expense of everyone else. Remember, our current USTR, Michael Froman, has a long history of this kind of crap. While he hasn't been there throughout the negotiating process, it shouldn't be surprising that he "delivers" this sweetheart deal to a few legacy industry players.

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    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131113/18484525235/most-nefarious-part-tpp-proposal-making-copyright-reform-impossible.shtml

    And it shouldn't be surprising that Michael Froman is a Jew.

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