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#646 | Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:29

You said, "dreamkatcher yes but what would 1947 make of " CLING FILM " ?

what would 1947 make of a lot of things? Pc's, digital cameras, space travel, microchips, foreign holidays for the workers, etc. etc. Its called progress, or is it?


As to theories put to camera or audience, hmmmmmmmm. Will explain that one in person if we meet, lol.

As to Devil's Advocate - I dont argue the case, I state the case as given & let people make up their own minds. I DO have my opinions, but would never assume to try to convert anyone to my way of thinking, says she playing the shrinking violet...... FREE CHOICE !!

#647 | Posted: 21 Oct 2009 11:15
Got big problems with desktop, no mails being received/sent. Spoken to IP & they confirmed someone illegally using my mail account. Im well protected, but still managed to get through, so if I go missing for a while, you know why. I bet there are big sighs of relief, lol.

#648 | Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:16
October 21, 2009

Streamlink Audio
America's Paranormal History:
On Tuesday's show, co-authors of the The Haunting of America, Joel Martin and Bill Birnes detailed how paranormal events have influenced politics, law, psychology, and other areas, from the Salem Witch trials to the present. Among the topics they discussed:

President Richard Nixon consulted with psychic Jeane Dixon, and would tell his advisors-- "Get me that fortune teller!" Also, Dixon told her friend Col. Philip Corso that the CIA tried to recruit her to do psychic work for them.
The Salem Witch Trials were one of America's first conspiracies, and at their root may have involved a dispute over land between neighbors.

Mesmer's development of "mesmerism" lead to the popularity of hypnosis in the 1800s, and the idea of altered states and spiritual exploration.
The Fox Sisters, whose "spirit rapping" helped trigger the Spiritualism movement, began their rapping after Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Raven (which famously featured a rapping at the door) had been released. The sisters were said to have been secretly brought to the White House for a seance by the wife of President Franklin Pierce, and again during the Lincoln administration.
Edgar Cayce was also secretly brought to the White House by the wife of Woodrow Wilson.
Inventor Thomas Edison was working on a machine to communicate with the dead shortly before he passed away, and believed that life after death would have an electromagnetic component.
Harry Houdini had a falling out with Arthur Conan Doyle, whose wife was a medium. Mrs. Doyle gave Houdini a faulty reading about his deceased mother.
Before he was president, Andrew Jackson investigated claims about the Bell Witch in Tennessee and heard disembodied voices and saw evidence of poltergeist activity with people being thrown about.
Father Malachi Martin reportedly knew about alien bodies being kept by the US government.
Wilde's Visions:

Last hour guest, author and metaphysician Stuart Wilde shared some of his visions. He saw sea level rising 20 to 30 feet, and the Earth's rotation "stuttering." He also had a vision of a "massive light" with a radius of 40-60 ft. that moves across the land and has a transcendent and healing effect on those in its path.

Pic Fix:

Check out a gallery of strange and unusual images from Reuters' photographers. Subjects include "chess boxing," "Mirrors of Invisibility," and a milk farmers' protest.

Today in Strangeness:

On this date in 1888, Margaret Fox, one of the Fox sisters, confessed that the "spirit rappings" she and her sisters made were a hoax, created by the cracking of their toe joints. At an antiwar rally in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 1967, the protests included an exorcism of the Pentagon.

Tonight's Show, Wednesday, October 21st:

Quantum physicist Dr. Amit Goswami will discuss the revolution going on in science that is changing our materialistic world view into one based on consciousness, and bridging the gap between intelligent design and evolution. Last hour guest, paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren explores the truth behind black magic.
#649 | Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:20
Incase anyone worried about viruses etc. Im using laptop & different IP. As Ive said previously, I dont agree with opinion in everything I POST.... DREAM
#650 | Posted: 21 Oct 2009 14:38
well what virus is that ....... im more concerned with the virus that is being made or is made to wipe out 90-95% of all humans .....
#651 | Posted: 21 Oct 2009 15:39
You mean this one?

I meant virus in desktop in previous post, but this one is a different typ.

#652 | Posted: 22 Oct 2009 16:59
Still Alive and Well
Confirmed Bicarbonate Cancer Cure

Vernon Johnston

Well I am just delighted to share with you that I just got off the phone with Vernon Johnston, the gentleman that reached out to me when I was finishing my Sodium Bicarbonate book. He was the fellow who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer with metastasis to the bones. This was over 15 months ago and I wrote up his story and shared his treatment diary in my Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment bicarbonate book. He was going to do a cesium chloride treatment but because his order got lost in the mail ended up doing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) orally, managed to get his urinary pH up to 8.5 for five days and then within two weeks was back at his oncologists office for a test, which showed his bones being cleared of his cancer.

"Cancer tried to kill me. After a struggle or two, or three, or four, or more I said, "No!" Or at least I was hoping for a "No." I turned to Cesium, but ended up with Baking Soda. My goal was to change my pH quickly. I knew little or next to nothing what pH, Alkaline or Acidic meant. Happily I found out," said Vernon Johnston.

Talking to him on the phone was really nice for he seems just so full of life and is obviously alive and in very fine health and has not seen a doctor in a year. Now that is really good news. Dr. Tullio Simoncini would have said this is impossible for he believes that even his expensive treatment with IVs would not do the job but he was wrong and that is why I call for universal oral use in all cancers coupled with intensive transdermal use as well.

Vernon was written up in the Valley News this week and his new site can be seen at If you are anywhere near Anza California this next weekend you can go to a free workshop (I suggest giving a donation) he will be giving on what he has been able to achieve independent of the medical establishment with sodium bicarbonate and breathing (also very important for increasing O2 levels) and some other health practices that have given him a completely new lease on life. (I owe my readership an essay on breathing for healing. I will say though that after talking to him and reading his page on breathing I was inspired this morning to do my own conscious breathing and I am ashamed for saying so little about this in my work.)

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is the time honored method to
'speed up' the return of the body's bicarbonate levels to normal.
Sodium bicarbonate happens to be one of our most useful
medicines in existence treating as it does basic human physiology.
Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment

I make it very clear in my Sodium Bicarbonate book that I do not believe in single solutions or cures for cancer being a full protocol practitioner. My overall treatment philosophy for cancer is to trap the cancer in a deadly crossfire and beat the crap out of it with safe concentrated nutritional medicinals and solid health practices including plenty of sun exposure, exercise, touch via massage, and breathing techniques that you can see on Vernon's site. But, as Vernon's case demonstrates, the sodium bicarbonate is the lead Panzer Division that has the power to kick ass pretty much all by itself.

Sodium bicarbonate is the least expensive, safest and perhaps
most effective cancer medicine there is. Sodium Bicarbonate
is a nothing to lose everything to gain treatment for cancer.
Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment

Not sorry for the street language here because this is important information for humanity and in my Winning the War on Cancer book I use this analogy quite liberally. Even something as Yin as breathing can be used in quite a Yang way. Though I believe there are a hundred cures for cancer, many of them very good, and though I like to combine the strongest of them together into a comprehensive protocol, sodium bicarbonate is a no brainer that even the poorest person can afford and the richest man should use. Same can be said of iodine and magnesium chloride and it is heartening to hear more and more people using this combination.

The bad news is that people are dropping like flies all over the world from escalating cancer because of increased toxins in the air, water and food (mercury pollution for instance is still increasing and now they want to vaccinate the world with mercury containing swine flu and influenza vaccines) there is more uranium in the air because of the use of depleted uranium weapons by the American Military. Of course the quality of water most people are drinking and the stress levels from the death throes of the vicious corporate capitalist system is not helping anyone's immune system.

Vernon reminded me that originally Dr. Simoncini did not endorse any use of oral bicarbonate but it seems they have had a change of heart and at least are recommending it for certain cancers. I really do not understand what is going on with Dr. Simoncini and his followers. I tried to sign onto a yahoo group dedicated to his protocol and they rejected my application. My assistant Claudia French RN said after carefully reading their information that she felt they were closed minded and were not interested in the alkaline effect of sodium bicarbonate, which of course is absolutely bizarre since it is one of its main effects. Dr. Simoncini seems stuck on his Candida theory and the anti fungal properties of backing soda and just really does not want to look too deeply into bicarbonates medical profile, which includes rushing more Oxygen to cancer cells through radical pH shifts and increased CO2 levels.

I am not against the use of IVs and recently talked to a doctor in Africa who uses them to great effect against cancer and AIDS. I will not share her name openly at this point but I have known her for quite some time and am deeply impressed with her medical finesse. She says:

"If Simoncini is correct that cancer is fungus the MMS, which becomes chlorine dioxide in the body given intravenously will kill off the fungus in the body. The MMS is quite foul and distresses many peoples' stomachs so the reason it is given intravenously is that you can get a higher dose in without the same side effects. Also I found my patients had side effects from the bicarbonate IVs using Simoncini's protocol so I give it orally. So we get the same effect just administering the agents differently. I found this worked best for the patients I was treating. It so easy to give and does not give any discomfort.

My protocol for treating people is to give them magnesium and B6 with sodium chlorite intravenously and iodine and sodium bicarbonate orally. I premix magnesium sulfate or magnesium chloride and pyridoxine in a 200ml bag of saline, as follows: 40 ml magnesium 50% and pyridoxine 100mg/ml 40ml into the saline. I draw up 10ml 0f this mixture and that is given slowly intravenously via a 23 butterfly needle. This is followed by a 20ml syringe filled as follows.1-2 ml 28% sodium chlorite and 5% glucose to fill the 20ml syringe. This mixture is sometimes activated with 2ml of citric acid 10% and the sodium chlorite solution is reduced to 1/2 ml instead of the 1-2ml.

So I am giving 30 ml into a vein. They feel of course the hot rush from the magnesium but they actually enjoy it because it does all the good magnesium things. Depending on the patient I do this either weekly or sometimes up to three times a week. I have these patients take half to a full teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate morning and evening and giving iodine mixed right into the bicarbonate. If it is a cancer patient I give a product with three types of vitamin C (ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbic and magnesium ascorbic which is mixed with L-Lysine but a few hours after the administration of the IV.

I have a doctor friend in Moscow who uses the MMS transdermally driving it in with DMSO and he also reports good results but I have never been very comfortable with the mania around MMS and the way it is marketed and put out with religious fever. I have heard of many bad stories but I have to concede to some good ones as well and my doctor friends seem to have avoided the down side by cutting out the use of it orally in favor of intravenous and transdermal application.

So Vernon is alive and well. Now of course he is not the only cancer survivor and many have made it through various natural means and some few even despite chemo and radiation therapy, which most alternative practitioners believe made cancer more not less dangerous. After all orthodox oncologists use treatments that cause cancer to cure it so we cannot expect life enhancing results. Surgical intervention, toxic chemo and radiation all are known to facilitate or cause cancer.

What is remarkable about Vernon's case is that his result, and the same goes for Dr. Simoncini's patients, shows a clear cause and effect relationship between cancer, its elimination and sodium bicarbonate, that simple household item that doubles behind hospital doors as an emergency room medicine. Yes some precautions need to be taken but most people can learn to use it themselves safely like Vernon did. In my book much is explained for professional and patient alike but one does not need to fully understand bicarbonate no physiology to brush ones teeth with bicarbonate (which I highly recommend for everyone) or take it from the minute, or even way before one suspects one has cancer.

The pH level of our internal fluids affects every cell in our body.
Chronic over acidity corrodes body tissue, and if left unchecked
will interrupt all cellular activities and functions. In other words,
over acidity interferes with life itself. It is at the root of cancer.

Everyone should buy some pH strips and become familiar with this invisible side of our lives. It is sad that our schools do not teach us the rudiments of health and even m
#653 | Posted: 22 Oct 2009 19:37
#654 | Posted: 24 Oct 2009 18:56
October 24, 2009

Streamlink Audio
Lunar Hoax:

Art Bell continued his conversation with scientific and paranormal investigator Dr. Stephen Rorke, who appeared for the full four hours of the program. They discussed the work of the late Ralph Rene, who wrote extensively about the lunar-landing hoax theory. Rorke, who was bequeathed all of Rene's research, did not fully endorse the theory that the moon landings were hoaxed. On the contrary, he said, "I think there is evidence we went to the moon. My difficulty is with the Apollo record." To that end, Rorke said "absolutely there are aspects which were hoaxed, in my mind."

Rorke highlighted one particularly compelling inconsistency which emerged by way of reports from Apollo astronauts when they returned from the moon. He played a sound clip from a Neil Armstrong press conference where the astronaut said that he could not remember seeing any stars while on the lunar surface. Rorke then contrasted that by reading an excerpt from Michael Collins' book where he did describe seeing stars during his visit to the moon. "The astronauts, themselves, cannot make their minds up whether they saw stars or not," Rorke observed. He also discussed the debate over the viability of traveling through the Van Allen radiation belts, the recent Dutch fake moon rock revelation, and theories that Stanley Kubrick helped fake the moon landing.

Throughout the evening, Rorke repeatedly stressed that he was presenting the evidence accumulated by the late Ralph Rene, whom he credited with advancing early, rudimentary, moon hoax research. Rorke noted that he had been a fierce critic of Rene's research when he was alive and it is that stance which most likely resulted in the late researcher leaving his work to him. "He would rather have someone bequeathed the responsibility of presenting his research in a way that really does cite the compelling evidence and ask people to think without just being dogmatic about it," Rorke mused, "I think that says a lot about the man."

Video Fix:

The culmination of years of research and hard work will soon be showcased for the world to see when legendary cryptozoologist Loren Coleman opens the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine. Recently, New England Cable News traveled to Coleman's home as a team of movers transitioned his massive collection of crypto artifacts to their soon-to-be new home at the ICM in downtown Portland.

Today in Strangeness:

On this date in 1901, Anne Edson Taylor celebrated her 63rd birthday by becoming the first person to survive a barrel ride over Niagara Falls. The remarkable 20 minute trip down the Falls resulted in a brief period of fame for Taylor, but no monetary windfall, much to her chagrin. Since the landmark first trip over the Falls, fifteen others have attempted the same feat with only 10 surviving.

Tonight's Show, Saturday, October 24th:

Ian Punnett will be joined by authors Tom Cathcart and Daniel Klein for a conversation about the humor of death and mortality, and how humor allows us to express our fears about mortality. During the 1st hour, bestselling author Richard Bach will discuss his latest book Hypnotizing Maria, an exploration of the nature of reality and the power of suggestion.

From 6-10pm (PT) on Saturday night, Streamlink members can hear an Art Bell: Somewhere in Time program from 4/29/98 when author Albert Harrison ( book link) joins Art for a discussion about societal changes that alien contact would bring.
#655 | Posted: 24 Oct 2009 19:30
Received from a friend in Oregon, USA. Dream

NUCLEAR SCARS - Toxic legacy of the Cold War - Ohio's Fernald Preserve
has flowers, birds and tons of radioactive waste. Sites that once
supplied the nation's nuclear arsenal now pose a staggering political,
environmental and economic challenge.

Reporting from Fernald Preserve, Ohio - Amid the family farms and
rolling terrain of southern Ohio, one hill stands out for its precise
geometry. The 65-foot-high mound stretching more than half a mile
dominates a tract of northern hardwoods, prairie grasses and swampy
ponds, known as the Fernald Preserve. Contrary to appearances, there
is nothing natural here. The high ground is filled with radioactive
debris, scooped from the soil around a former uranium foundry that
produced crucial parts for the nation's nuclear weapons program. A
$4.4-billion cleanup transformed Fernald from a dangerously
contaminated factory complex into an environmental showcase. But it is
"clean" only by the terms of a legal agreement. Its soils contain many
times the natural amounts of radioactivity, and a plume of tainted
water extends underground about a mile.

Nobody can ever safely live here, federal scientists say, and the site
will have to be closely monitored essentially forever. Fernald is part
of the toxic legacy of the Cold War, one component in a vast complex
of research labs, raw material mills, weapons production plants and
other facilities that once supplied the nation's nuclear arsenal.
Today, these sites pose a staggering political, environmental and
economic challenge. They harbor wastes so toxic that the best
cleanups, such as the eight-year effort at Fernald, can do no more
than contain the danger. Cleaning the properties enough that people
could live and work on them again is either unaffordable or impossible.

The radioactive byproducts entombed at places like Fernald will remain
hazardous for thousands of years. So today's scientists and engineers
must devise remediation measures that will not only protect people
today but last longer than any empire has endured -- all at a price
society is willing to pay. "We are faced with a mess, and you have to
find some sort of a balance," said Victor Gilinsky, a nuclear waste
expert and former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "There
are no easy decisions." The nationwide effort to clean up the Cold War
nuclear weapons complex began two decades ago and so far has cost more
than $100 billion. The cost is expected to total $330 billion over the
next three to five decades. More than 100 sites have been officially
cleaned up. Many of them have been turned into industrial parks or
nature preserves or put to other limited uses under Energy Department
supervision. Nearly two dozen other sites still await cleanup. The
Obama administration is using money from the economic stimulus package
to add $6 billion to the effort over the next three years.

Collectively, the former nuclear facilities represent a stunning loss
of natural resources and economic opportunity. Millions of gallons of
radioactive sludges linger in underground tanks. Dozens of radioactive
or toxic groundwater plumes are migrating underground in Washington,
Idaho, South Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee, as well as California. In
Nevada, federal scientists are monitoring a vast sea of radioactive
groundwater, contaminated by hundreds of underground nuclear tests, to
make sure it does not encroach on populated areas or drinking-water
supplies. "New members of Congress come in and say, 'Oh, my God, look
at the scale of this mess,' " said Geoffrey Fettus, an attorney at the
Natural Resources Defense Council, a frequent litigant against the
Energy Department. "This cleanup is gruesomely complicated."

The results of a cleanup -- with enough will and money -- can be
impressive. The site of the former Fernald Feed Materials Production
Center has evolved into a wildlife preserve covered with flowers.
Nearly 200 species of birds have flocked to the site: dark-eyed
juncos, hairy woodpeckers and flocks of mallards paddling across more
than a dozen ponds. The 1,050-acre site has a visitors' center with a
small museum that recounts the history of the plant. About 9,000
visitors from churches, civic groups and schools are expected this
year. The plant, which opened in 1951 and was operated by the National
Lead Co. of Ohio, manufactured uranium rods used to make plutonium for
nuclear weapons.

In the mid-1980s, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency discovered
an environmental disaster at the site. Leaking silos were belching
radon gas. A leaky dust collector had spewed uranium powder into the
air. Rain running off the plant had contaminated the Great Miami
Aquifer, an underground body of water that extends from Cincinnati to
Dayton. On the day the plant was shut in 1989, pipes and tanks were
left full of waste. The Ohio EPA estimated that 340 tons of uranium
had been released. In a series of lawsuits against the Energy
Department, the state of Ohio won about $14 million for environmental
damage; local residents won $78 million for emotional distress and
loss of property values; and workers won roughly $20 million for
health and safety claims.

Lisa Crawford, who has lived in the area her entire life, became
involved in 1985. That's when she discovered that the well water
flowing through the taps in her house, across the street from the
plant, contained uranium at levels 180 times the federal safety
standard. She moved out later that year with her husband and their
son. Neighbors and environmentalists organized to push for a cleanup,
but after years of study came to realize that there was no perfect
solution. They faced a choice: Live with a certain level of
contamination or push for a comprehensive cleanup with no guarantee of
success and a $50-billion price tag.

"In the 1990s, there came a time when we had to say, 'OK, we have
studied this to death,' " Crawford said. The key to the cleanup was a
compromise that left the vast majority of contaminated material on the
site. The compromise hinged on a legal agreement with the Energy
Department that relaxed the definition of "clean" and limited future
uses of the property. That trade-off underlies virtually every cleanup
and has helped to reduce costs and shorten cleanup times.

"Are we totally cleaned up? No," Crawford said. "Could we have gotten
a better cleanup? No. But we are comfortable with what we have." Three
million cubic yards of low-level radioactive waste was left in the
mound that dominates the site. It is actually a highly engineered
disposal facility. The production center's buildings were demolished,
and about 6 inches of topsoil was scraped from the center of the site.
The building debris and the topsoil were bulldozed into the 65-foot-
high mound. The contaminated material is encapsulated by thick layers
of impermeable clay and fabric liners to prevent rain from seeping in.
A complex network of piping under the landfill monitors for leakage.

The system is supposed to prevent radioactive water from leeching into
the ground for the next 200 to 1,000 years, said Johnny Reising, who
was the Energy Department's cleanup chief at the site. "Can I speak
for 1,000 years into the future? No," said Reising, now retired. "You
can't make it 100% safe. But you can make it compliant with all the
requirements." Only the most highly radioactive material, consisting
of high-purity former Belgian Congo uranium ore and tailings, was
hauled away. It was deemed too dangerous to leave in the rainy Ohio
climate. Ultimately, it was mixed with cement and cast in 3,776 steel
containers that were sent to a privately owned dump in west Texas. The
Fernald cleanup was completed in 2006. It reduced uranium in the soil
outside the plant to no more than 82 parts per million -- about 20
times greater than the naturally occurring level in Ohio.

Groundwater will be pumped and treated until 2026, bringing the
contamination below the federal standard of 30 parts per billion, but
well above the natural level. "The area is unacceptable for housing,"
said Jim Seric, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency manager who
oversaw the cleanup. "It is excellent for wildlife viewing." The
Energy Department is reducing its standards for nuclear-site cleanups,
allowing ever more waste to be left in place, say critics, including
Fettus. For example, the department used complex regulatory maneuvers,
as well as a change to federal law in 2004, to reclassify highly
radioactive waste at the Savannah River weapons plant in South
Carolina so that dangerous residues can remain on site, entombed in
concrete in underground tanks.

Inez Triay, the Obama administration's newly appointed cleanup chief,
rejects criticism that the program is relaxing its standards and
failing to protect the environment. Triay, a chemist who has spent her
career in the Energy Department's cleanup program, said that in some
cases it is technically impossible to remove every last bit of waste
from underground tanks and that leaving a small amount encased in
concrete is "a completely appropriate thing to do." Even after a
cleanup, the job is not finished. An Energy Department agency, the
Office of Legacy Management, has been created to monitor the sites. A
warehouse in West Virginia, which is nearly completed, will hold
millions of records in perpetuity, detailing how the cleanups were
conducted and where the toxins are buried.

Among the files will be a hefty section on Fernald. The records will
note the location of the radioactive mound. They will show how the
basements of the former manufacturing buildings became storage ponds
and how for hundreds and possibly thousands of years workers will have
to trap groundhogs so they don't burrow through the barriers keeping
radioactive waste from leaching into groundwater. "I worry about
people forgetting about this site," said Crawford, who sometimes
#656 | Posted: 25 Oct 2009 13:09
Big U.S. Bases Are Part of Iraq, but a World Apart

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq — It takes the masseuse, Mila from
Kyrgyzstan, an hour to commute to work by bus on this sprawling
American base. Her massage parlor is one of three on the base's 6,300
acres and sits next to a Subway sandwich shop in a trailer, surrounded
by blast walls, sand and rock. At the Subway, workers from India and
Bangladesh make sandwiches for American soldiers looking for a taste
of home. When the sandwich makers' shifts end, the journey home takes
them past a power plant, an ice-making plant, a sewage treatment
center, a hospital and dozens of other facilities one would expect to
find in a small city. And in more than six years, that is what
Americans have created here: cities in the sand. With American troops
moved out of Iraq's cities and more than 100 bases across the country
continuing to close or to be turned over to Iraq, the 130,000 American
troops here will increasingly fall back to these larger bases. While
some are technically called camps or bases, they are commonly referred
to as forward operating bases, or F.O.B.'s. The F.O.B. is so ingrained
in the language of this war that soldiers who stayed mainly on base
were once derisively called Fobbits by those outside the wire. But
increasingly, the encampments are the way many Americans experience
the war.

To be sure, thousands of Americans are with Iraqis at small bases,
where they play an advisory role, and thousands more are on the roads
and highways providing the protection needed to carry out the
withdrawal. But the F.O.B. has become an iconic part of the war, both
for those fighting it and for the Iraqis, who have been largely kept
out of them during the war. They are in some ways a world apart from
Iraq, with working lights, proper sanitation, clean streets and
strictly observed rules and codes of conduct. Some bases have
populations of more than 20,000, with thousands of contractors and
third-country citizens to keep them running. But the bases are also
part of the Iraqi landscape. Mortar shells still occasionally fall
inside the wire, and soldiers fall asleep to the constant sounds of
helicopters, controlled detonations and gunfire from firing ranges.
"It is definitely a strange place," said Capt. Brian Neese, an Air
Force physician. "I've asked the Civil Affairs guy if there is
anything that I can do off base, and there just isn't anything for me
to do. What kills is not the difficulty of the job but the monotony."
At the height of the war, more than 300 bases were scattered across
Iraq. Over the next few months, Americans hope to be at six huge
bases, with 13 others being used for staging and preparing for a
complete withdrawal.

The first people you encounter when driving up to an American base
are not actually American. They are usually Ugandans, employed by a
private security company, Triple Canopy, and those at Balad had enough
authority to delay for five hours an American Air Force captain
escorting an American reporter onto the base. The Ugandans make up
only one nationality of a diverse group of workers from developing
nations who sustain life on the F.O.B.'s for American soldiers. The
largest contingents come from the Philippines, Bangladesh and India.
They live apart from both Western contractors and soldiers on base,
interacting with them only as much as their jobs demand. "Everyone
stays pretty much separate," said Mila, the massage therapist, whose
last name could not be used out of security concerns. She has been in
Iraq a year, but she said other workers had been here as long as six
years, some never taking a break to go home. "You miss nature, trees
and grass," she said. The base has two power plants, and two water
treatment plants that purify 1.9 million gallons of water a day for
showers and other uses. The water the soldiers drink comes from yet
another plant, run by a bottling company, which provides seven million
bottles of water a month for those on base Fifteen bus routes
crisscross the complex, with 80 to 100 buses on the roads at any given
moment. The Air Force officers who run the base have meetings to
discuss road safety; with large, heavily armored vehicles competing
for space with sedans, there are bound to be collisions.

There are two fire stations as well, and because Balad has the
single busiest landing strip in the entire Defense Department, they
can handle everything from an electrical fire in a trailer to a
burning airplane. The Americans also installed two sewage treatment
plants, given how deeply troubled Iraq's sewage system remains. The
facilities, like much in Iraq, are run by KBR, a company based in
Houston. But as Americans prepare to turn bases over to Iraqis, they
are working to bring in Iraqi companies to run some facilities, a
process that has been slow and complex largely because of safety
concerns. One of the few places Iraqis can be seen, in fact, is the
"Iraqi Free Zone," a fenced-in area enclosed with barbed wire and
blast walls. There, Iraqis sell pirated movies, discount cigarettes,
electronics and Iraqi tchotchkes. Each large base in Iraq takes on its
own distinct flavor. Most large American bases were once Iraqi bases,
but some, like Camp Bucca in southern Iraq near the Kuwaiti border,
were created where there was only sand. An Iraqi interpreter at Bucca
who was living in Texas with his family when the war started said that
when a contracting firm approached him, he asked where he would be
working. "They told me, 'You would be going to a place called Bucca,'
" said the interpreter, whose name the military asked not to be
printed for security reasons. "I said, 'There is no city called
Bucca.' They showed me it on the map and I said, 'I am from Iraq and
there is no city called Bucca.' " It turned out that the interpreter
was correct. Bucca, which would house the largest American-run prison
in Iraq, was named after Ronald Bucca, a soldier with the 800th
Military Police Brigade and a fire marshal in New York who was killed
in the Sept. 11 attacks. Entertainers come to American bases here, the
most frequent being N.F.L. cheerleaders. When the Minnesota Vikings
cheerleaders visited Bucca this spring, one could only wonder what the
thousands of detainees, among them Muslim extremists for whom the
flash of an ankle is cause for severe punishment, would have made of
the spectacle less than a mile from their cells. S&ei=5099
#657 | Posted: 25 Oct 2009 13:12
Words Matter By Ralph Nader

Ever wonder what's happening to words once they fall into the hands of
corporate and government propagandists? Too often reporters and
editors don't wonder enough. They ditto the words even when the result
is deception or doubletalk. Here are some examples. Day in and day out
we read about "detainees" imprisoned for months or years by the
federal government in the U.S., Guantanamo Bay, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Doesn't the media know that the correct word is "prisoners,"
regardless of what Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld disseminated?

The raging debate and controversy over health insurance and the $2.5
trillion spent this year on health care involves consumers and
"providers." How touching to describe sellers or vendors, often
gouging, denying benefits, manipulating fine print contracts, cheating
Medicare and Medicaid in the tens of billions as "providers." I always
thought "providers" were persons taking care of their families or
engaging in charitable service. Somehow, the dictionary definition
does not fit the frequently avaricious profiles of Aetna, United
Healthcare, Pfizer and Merck.

"Privatization" and the "private sector" are widespread euphemisms
that the press falls for daily. Moving government owned assets or
functions into corporate hands, as with Blackwater, Halliburton, and
the conglomerates now controlling public highways, prisons, and
drinking water systems is "corporatization," not the soft imagery of
going "private" or into the "private sector." It is the corporate
sector! "Medical malpractice reform" is another misnomer. It used to
mean restricting the legal rights of wrongfully injured people by
hospitals and doctors, or limiting the liability of these corporate
vendors when their negligence harms innocent patients. Well, to
anybody interested in straight talk, "medical malpractice reform" or
the "medical malpractice crisis" should apply to bad or negligent
practices by medical professionals. After all, about 100,000 people
die every year from physician/hospital malpractice, according to a
Harvard School of Public Health report. Hundreds of thousands are
rendered sick or injured, not to mention even larger tolls from
hospital-induced infections. Proposed "reforms" are sticking it to the
wrong people—the patients—not the sellers.

"Free trade" is a widely used euphemism. It is corporate managed trade
as evidenced in hundreds of pages of rules favoring corporations in
NAFTA and the World Trade Organization. "Free trade" lowers barriers
between countries so that cartels, unjustified patent monopolies,
counterfeiting, contraband, and other harmful practices and products
can move around the world unhindered. What is remarkable about the
constant use of these words is that they permeate the language even if
those who stand against the policies of those who first coin these
euphemisms. You'll read about "detainees" and "providers" and
"privatization" and "private sector" and "free trade" in the pages of
the Nation and Progressive magazines, at progressive conferences with
progressive leaders, and during media interviews. After people point
out these boomeranging words to them, still nothing changes. Their
habit is chronic.

A lot of who we are, of what we do and think is expressed through the
language we choose. The word tends to become the thing in our mind as
Stuart Chase pointed out seventy years ago in his classic work The
Tyranny of Words. Let us stop disrespecting the dictionary! Let's stop
succumbing to the propagandists and the public relations tricksters!

Frank Luntz—the word wizard for the Republicans who invented the term
"death tax" to replace "estate tax" is so contemptuous of the
Democratic Party's verbal ineptitude (such as using "public option"
instead of "public choice" and regularly using the above-noted
misnomers) that he dares them by offering free advice to the
Democrats. He suggests they could counteract his "death tax" with
their own term "the billionaires' tax." There were no Democratic
takers. Remember, words matter. Using words that are accurate and at
face value is one of the characteristics of a good book. Three new
books stand out for their straight talk. In Grand Illusion: The Myth
of Voter Choice in a Two-party Tyranny, Theresa Amato, my former
campaign manager, exposes the obstructions that deny voter choice by
the two major parties for third party and independent candidates. Just
out is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of
Spectacle by Pulitzer Prize winner, Chris Hedges. Lastly, the
boisterous, mischievous short autobiography of that free spirit, Jerry
Lee Wilson, The Soloflex Story: An American Parable. Not withstanding
their different styles, these authors exercise semantic discipline.
#658 | Posted: 25 Oct 2009 19:10
This is important information for us all. D

By Matt Ford
October 24, 2009

Editor's Note: Bayer Crop Science declined to be interviewed for the making
of Vanishing of the Bees and did not respond to CNN's request for a
statement or interview.


Around the world, bees are dying in their millions and there's something in
this mysterious, silent tragedy that has seized public consciousness.

Since Pennsylvanian David Hackenberg first identified the problem of Colony
Collapse Disorder (CCD) in 2004/2005, beekeepers all over the world have
found their hives suddenly empty.

Bees pollinate a third of our crops and without their help our diet would be
very different. Not only are people worried, but the decline has somehow
become a broader metaphor for our relationship with the environment.

Sensing that something was very wrong, two documentary filmmakers decided to
investigate the problem and the result is new movie, "Vanishing of the

"I found out about CCD from a friend and immediately went home and looked
online to find out more about it," George Langworthy, co-director of the
film, told CNN.

"I was immediately captured by the mysterious and global aspects of it. I
knew I had to do something about it."

Over the next two years the filmmakers crossed the globe talking to
beekeepers in an attempt to pinpoint the cause.

Their film opens in the Australian outback as men in bright white protective
suits blast hives with smoke before sifting and pouring the bees into small
boxes. The thousands of tiny creatures are then loaded into the hull of a
747 and flown across the world to California, where they will be used to
help pollinate crops.

This bizarre state of affairs has become necessary because modern,
mechanized agriculture is based on vast monocultures -- tens, perhaps
hundreds of acres of a single crop.

Because these crops only flower once there is nothing for bees to eat for
most of the year, yet they are still vital for pollination, so farmers have
to ship hives in to pollinate the crops and rent them out for up to $200 per

It's in this context of heavily industrialized agriculture that bees began
to die. At first no one was sure what the cause was.

Was it a new disease? Or infestation with the parasitic Varroa Mite? Was it
because the bees were stressed by being shipped around? Was it cell phone
masts? Or just bad beekeeping? Even terrorism was put forward.

The film examines the evidence for this confusing tangle of theories, but it
ultimately settles one another cause altogether: pesticides.

Agricultural monocultures depend on vast quantities of chemical inputs to
stay fertile and free from pests. Huge areas of the same crop are extremely
attractive to the pests that feed on them, and many of the natural checks
and balances provided by predators in more balanced ecosystems don't exist,
meaning chemicals are the only way to avoid large losses.

These pesticides aren't intended to kill bees. But, according to filmmakers,
around the time bee deaths started being reported, a new type of
neonicotinoid-based "systemic" pesticide produced by Bayer Crop Science and
other agrochemical companies was deployed by farmers.

The new pesticide is either placed in the seed, and remains in the plant for
its lifetime, or is delivered through irrigation systems. Both the makers of
"Vanishing of the Bees" and many beekeepers believe it is at the heart of
the problem.

Although Bayer's tests have confirmed that the chemicals are not toxic to
bees in the short term, according to the filmmakers and beekeepers
interviewed for the "Vanishing of the Bees", the long-term impacts have not
been studied, nor the effects of the combined pesticide residues being found
in hives.

The conclusion of film is that these nerve toxins are weakening and
confusing the bees, disrupting their sense of direction, leaving the
vulnerable to disease and infection -- and this is why they are dying.

"Personally I like to explain it that it's not just one specific type of
pesticide that is responsible for CCD, more a whole system of farming," said

"I think it's our mindset that is the problem -- the idea that if we don't
use all these toxic chemicals then we won't be able to grow food, and that's
completely untrue. "The problem in all of this is you have these big
companies working to try and convince us that we can't manage without their

Completing the documentary and bringing these ideas to the public has become
a personal crusade for the filmmakers.

"The film has completely put us in debt," Maryam Henein, the film's director
told CNN.

"George is facing bankruptcy, and I haven't earned a dime in three months.

"Right now, we don't know how we'll pay the rent. So the success is quite
bittersweet: we've got a theatrical release in the UK and had this great
premiere; but then every day it's easy to be fearful."

In the UK the film has been distributed by the Co-Operative Bank and
Dogwoof, whose partnership is intended to help bring socially conscious
filmmaking to a wider audience.

UK retailer Co-Operative Food has already banned neonicotinoid-based
pesticides on its own-brand fresh produce and called on the Government to
fund research into their effects.

But the team behind "Vanishing of the Bees" are still hoping for more
support "to bring this message to the rest of the world", particularly the
United States.

Henein believes that through it all, the bees themselves are supporting

"They started appearing in my life," she said. "There was one point early on
when I was doing the dishes and looking out my kitchen window wondering,
'What am I doing? We have no money,' and a single bee came and touched the
window and left. Another time I walked through a whole swarm of bees and
they just flew through me and around me."

Despite the scale of the problem, Langworthy remains sure that change is
possible and insists the film has a positive message.

"It's made me more optimistic about the ability of people to affect change
in the world," he said. "The general public can become aware of these key
issues and do something about it.

"It's been very inspiring how many people are concerned about the bees and
people can really make a difference, by eating healthier food -- which is
better for them -- and planting their garden -- which is a wonderful thing
to do. They can really see the difference in front of their eyes as opposed
to abstract things in the rainforest or the ozone layer."

Henein hopes the film will act as a catalyst for much more wide-ranging
changes in society.

"The way that we are living and the systems around us are outdated and
stale," she said.

"I'm a spiritual person and I really believe that we are on the verge of a
new paradigm and we have to be the change we want to see. It'll take some
sacrifices and it won't be easy, but it really starts with us. We need to
learn from the bees -- they work in common unity and that is a lesson for us

"We're at a fork in the road, and you have to decide if you are going to be
part of the people who are positive and want to live beyond fear, or are you
just going to live in a box?"


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#659 | Posted: 26 Oct 2009 11:55

WHO Admits to Releasing Pandemic Virus into Population via 'Mock-Up'
Posted by: "MedResearch"
Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:23 pm (PDT)

Good Day Brothers and Sisters,
Its Monday, 19th October 2009

WHO Admits to Releasing Pandemic Virus into Population
via 'Mock-Up' Vaccines
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
September 03 2009 | 49,395 views

URL - http://articles. sites/articles/ archive/2009/ 09/03/WHO- Admits-to- Releasing- Pandemic- Virus-into- Population- via-MockUp- Vaccines. aspx

The document on the WHO website linked below states that it is
common procedure to release pandemic viruses into the population
in order to get a jump ahead of the real pandemic,
so as to fast track the vaccine for when it is needed.

In Europe, some manufacturers have conducted advance studies
using a so-called "mock-up" vaccine. Mock-up vaccines contain
an active ingredient for an influenza virus that has not circulated
recently in human populations and thus mimics the novelty of a
pandemic virus.

According to the website,

"Such advance studies can greatly expedite regulatory approval."


World Health Organization

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

On June 11 the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its swine flu pandemic alert from a 5 to a 6. Phase 6 is the highest level alert, and reflects the speed with which a virus is spreading -- not its severity.

This classification also allows for a vaccine to qualify for a "fast-track" procedure for licensing and approval, and this process is now ongoing for the swine flu vaccine.

What you may not know, however, is that WHO, together with health officials, regulatory authorities and vaccine manufacturers, have been working since 2007 – long before this new "threat" of swine flu emerged – to "explore a broad range of issues surrounding the regulatory approval of pandemic vaccines."

According to the WHO website:
"Ways were sought to shorten the time between the emergence of a pandemic virus and the availability of safe and effective vaccines."
One such method used in Europe is to conduct advance studies using a "mock-up" vaccine that contains an active ingredient for an influenza virus that has not circulated recently in human populations.

When testing these mock-up vaccines, it is very possible to release the novel influenza virus into the population, as its purpose is to "mimic the novelty of a pandemic virus" and "greatly expedite regulatory approval."

Government officials have other tricks up their sleeves to ensure these new, barely tested vaccines easily make it to market as well, such as:

Labeling the vaccine a "strain change" rather than an entirely "new" vaccine. This method states the new vaccine has built on technology used to produce vaccines for seasonal influenza, and the change for the pandemic vaccine is similar to a strain change used to produce a new seasonal vaccine each flu season.

In the United States, vaccine manufacturers are required to submit fewer data if they already have a licensed flu vaccine and will use the same manufacturing process for the pandemic vaccine.
Using a "rolling review procedure." This allows manufacturers to submit sets of data for regulatory review "as they become available." In other words, they're free to distribute the vaccine and then submit the safety data later on.
Would You Want a Fast-Tracked Vaccine Injected Into Your Body?
By very definition, fast-tracked vaccines are those that have received very little safety testing prior to being used. So any time you agree to get one, you are essentially a guinea pig.
Vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has actually stated:
"Clinical trials will be limited, due to the need to provide the vaccine to governments as quickly as possible. Additional studies will therefore be required and conducted after the vaccine is made available."
And WHO likewise says:
"Time constraints mean that clinical data at the time when pandemic vaccines are first administered will inevitably be limited. Further testing of safety and effectiveness will need to take place after administration of the vaccine has begun."
Why would anyone who knows the facts sign up for a vaccine that really needs further safety studies ... but won't receive them until AFTER it's already been given out? By then it will be too late.

So please realize that if you or your child receive a swine flu vaccine, you will be acting as a TEST subject.

Remember this vaccine will not be made using the methods of the past. In order to speed up the cultivation of the virus and the manufacturing process, they're using human liver cells instead of chicken eggs. Whether this new procedure is better or worse than the old method, I can't say ... but it's never been used before and they have not had time to conduct any human testing.

So, it's a giant game of Russian Roulette that you simply want to avoid.

Nearly all of the vaccines created will also include thimerosal (mercury), and the toxic adjuvant squalene, both of which have been clearly shown to carry significant health risks.

You should know, too, that vaccine makers and federal officials have been rendered immune from lawsuits. Should anything go wrong with this current vaccine they will not have to pay a single cent to anyone!
Who Stands to Benefit From the Swine Flu Pandemic (and Future Pandemics)?
This is the question you need to ask yourself when you hear the media dishing out the latest statistics about the swine flu pandemic.

In the last few days alone, I've seen major news outlets warning that come flu season, the swine flu could kill 90,000 Americans and hospitalize 2 million. This sounds a lot like the fear-mongering that went on during the Bird Flu pandemic (that never materialized) back in 2005.

Back then scientists and governments were congratulating themselves for averting a threat that never was by stockpiling worthless vaccines. Now I'm having déjà vu.
In response to this newest swine flu pandemic, what did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently suggest?

Swine flu shots for all! Of course, what else would you expect?

As the Washington Post reported, CDC said: "As soon as a vaccine is available, try to get it for everyone in your family."
Well, you might be tempted to do just that if you believe the sensational number of swine flu deaths they're predicting. But, really, these numbers are not based on facts.

WHO continues to define the severity of the H1N1 virus to be moderate, generally defined as an illness requiring neither hospitalization nor even medical care. Most cases are having MILD symptoms that clear up on their own.

Further, no one really knows for sure just how many cases of swine flu there are, because some countries are no longer confirming them by lab.

In the UK, for example, they now appear to be collecting swine flu data online and via the phone, based on nothing but self-assessment.

So did they really contract the swine flu?

Or did the vast majority of them simply have a case of the sniffles or a seasonal flu bug? Without laboratory confirmation, no one will ever know, but they sure are using those numbers to scare you!

Going back to my original question though, you must ask yourself who stands to benefit from all of this paranoia and hysteria.

Of course you know the answer to this one.

Big Pharma ... which stands to gain up to $49 billion a year on the swine flu vaccine alone plus an infinite amount on top of that for future pandemic vaccines.

The vaccine manufacturers would love for every man, woman, and child to heed the CDC's advice to get vaccinated. But now you know better.

The swine flu is typically a mild illness.

The swine flu vaccine has not been tested for safety or efficacy, but we DO know it will contain harmful additives.
The choice, to me, is obvious. And in the future, anytime a new "pandemic" appears and officials urge you to rush out and get a shot, please remember this article and ask yourself if it's really you who stands to benefit from their advice.
Want to Learn More AND Get Involved? Attend This World-Class Vaccine Conference!!

Interestingly the swine flu vaccines are going to be available in the US around the time the finest vaccine conference in the world will be held. If you want to learn the absolute latest and best strategies for swine flu then Washington DC is the place to be October 2-4. I will be sharing my strategies live at the event.

So join me at the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Web site, and join us in taking action against the potential threat of mandatory swine flu vaccinations.
October 2-4, 2009, the International Vaccine Conference will be held in Reston, Virginia (Near Washington, D.C.). It is the best vaccine conference in the world, and is only held about once every five years.

It is relatively inexpensive to attend, and highly recommended. But you'll need to hurry to reserve your seat, as there is only room for 1,000 and the seats are going quickly.

Related Links:

Do Drug Companies Secretly Favor a World Flu Pandemic?

Swine Flu Vaccine Makers to Profit $50 Billion a Year!!

Swine Flu is NOT the Problem -- It is the Vaccine that May Harm or Kill You
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