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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2011, 07:57:32 am »

September 28, 2011
Door-To-Door Surprise Vaccinations In CA District
A school district in California took a healthcare employee with a news crew around to make sure all the kids had their vaccinations. You can see in the video they applied pressure to parents to vaccinate the children on the spot. A mother told the worker to "Get the f--- out!"
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http://healthfreedoms.org/door-to-door-surprise-vaccinations-in-ca-district/

Internet All-Time High News Source, TV All-Time Low
In the last 15 years, the amount of Americans using TV as their news source has declined and reached an all time low at 66 percent. Since the inclusion of Internet news sources in the Pew surveys, the ratings continue to increase, now at an all-time high.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/internet-all-time-high-news-source-tv-all-time-low/

September 30, 2011
Thousands In Calif. Started School Without Vaccines
Thousands of parents in Sacramento, California did not let their children get vaccinations this school year. More than 11,000 declined vaccinations; the highest decline rate [since] 1978 which is before MMRs became a requirement.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/thousands-in-calif-started-school-without-vaccines/
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011, 09:32:12 pm »

Health Freedom Alert
October 02, 2011
WI Judge Food Nazi: No Right To Cow, Its Milk, Or Food Choice
Remember the soup nazi from Seinfeld? That's going to sound very familiar in a minute. FTCLD went with an interesting stand... One Wisconsin judge finds that both Constitutional grounds and significant court cases hold no merit with raw milk. He says, "No, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right...
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http://healthfreedoms.org/wi-judge-food-nazi-no-right-to-cow-its-milk-or-food-choice/

TSA Re-search Woman - Her Hair Might Have Explosives!
"Hey, you, stop...the lady with the hair, you..." That's how the TSA called an African American hairdresser back to put her through another grueling search.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/tsa-research-woman-her-hair-might-have-explosives/

October 04, 2011
Who Put Bill Gates In Charge Of The World?
Bill Gates looks so angelic and friendly. Looks are deceptive. This man is trying to rule and ruin the world... The global elite have launched a world-wide operation against an unaware population to reduce and control fertility. Vaccines and even staple food crops have been modified to achieve these goals.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/who-put-bill-gates-in-charge-of-the-world/

[By the way, I read that Steve Jobs died about Oct. 6 at age 56, I think, after previously having had cancer and a live transplant.]

October 06, 2011
Flu Vaccine Pushed Despite Nerve Disease Link
What isn't emphasized among the government and medical community is the strong link between the vaccine and a rare, debilitating nerve disease. The Guillain-Barre Syndrome and death link is well known, but that doesn't keep doctors from administering them even though 50 percent of doctors are refusing them.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/flu-vaccine-pushed-despite-nerve-disease-link/

SNL Takes A Crack At HPV Vaccine
It was only inevitable that Saturday Night Live would feature a spoof! Funny, scary, creepy or all of the above? They did a seemingly fun, upbeat ad featuring a little girl's doll that can inoculate its young owner with the HPV vaccine.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/snl-takes-a-crack-at-hpv-vaccine/
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2011, 12:58:32 pm »

[Re: U.S. Drone Attack on U.S. Citizen in Yemen]
Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen

By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Published: October 8, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, according to people who have read the document.

The memo, written last year, followed months of extensive interagency deliberations and offers a glimpse into the legal debate that led to one of the most significant decisions made by President Obama — to move ahead with the killing of an American citizen without a trial.

The secret document provided the justification for acting despite an executive order banning assassinations, a federal law against murder, protections in the Bill of Rights and various strictures of the international laws of war, according to people familiar with the analysis. The memo, however, was narrowly drawn to the specifics of Mr. Awlaki’s case and did not establish a broad new legal doctrine to permit the targeted killing of any Americans believed to pose a terrorist threat.

The Obama administration has refused to acknowledge or discuss its role in the drone strike that killed Mr. Awlaki last month and that technically remains a covert operation. The government has also resisted growing calls that it provide a detailed public explanation of why officials deemed it lawful to kill an American citizen, setting a precedent that scholars, rights activists and others say has raised concerns about the rule of law and civil liberties.

But the document that laid out the administration’s justification — a roughly 50-page memorandum by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, completed around June 2010 — was described on the condition of anonymity by people who have read it.

The legal analysis, in essence, concluded that Mr. Awlaki could be legally killed, if it was not feasible to capture him, because intelligence agencies said he was taking part in the war between the United States and Al Qaeda and posed a significant threat to Americans, as well as because Yemeni authorities were unable or unwilling to stop him.

The memorandum, which was written more than a year before Mr. Awlaki was killed, does not independently analyze the quality of the evidence against him.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/world/middleeast/secret-us-memo-made-legal-case-to-kill-a-citizen.html?_r=1
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2011, 01:12:04 pm »

[The following news actually preceded that of  the previous post.]
White House death panel, fully operational: Secret panel can put Americans on 'kill list'
(Reuters) - [Alleged] American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.

There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.

The panel was behind the decision to add Awlaki, a U.S.-born militant preacher with alleged al Qaeda connections, to the target list. He was killed by a CIA drone strike in Yemen late last month.

The role of the president in ordering or ratifying a decision to target a citizen is fuzzy. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor declined to discuss anything about the process.

Current and former officials said that to the best of their knowledge, Awlaki, who the White House said was a key figure in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al Qaeda's Yemen-based affiliate, had been the only American put on a government list targeting people for capture or death due to their alleged involvement with militants.

The White House is portraying the killing of Awlaki as a demonstration of President Barack Obama's toughness toward militants who threaten the United States. But the process that led to Awlaki's killing has drawn fierce criticism from both the political left and right.

In an ironic turn, Obama, who ran for president denouncing predecessor George W. Bush's expansive use of executive power in his "war on terrorism," is being attacked in some quarters for using similar tactics. They include secret legal justifications and undisclosed intelligence assessments.

Liberals criticized the drone attack on an American citizen as extra-judicial murder.

Conservatives criticized Obama for refusing to release a Justice Department legal opinion that reportedly justified killing Awlaki. They accuse Obama of hypocrisy, noting his administration insisted on publishing Bush-era administration legal memos justifying the use of interrogation techniques many equate with torture, but refused to make public its rationale for killing a citizen without due process.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/us-cia-killlist-idUSTRE79475C20111005
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2011, 01:39:16 pm »

["Legal" Child Abuse - I'll discuss this a bit at http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=17799.msg270916#msg270916 ]

Great Job, Anderson Cooper… But Don’t Stop There!

Recently, CNN’s Anderson Cooper did a sad but powerful exposé on child abuse in some fundamentalist Christian sects in our country. The report, Ungodly Discipline, was definitely a positive step… but our examination of this topic shouldn’t be limited to the abuse of children by religious fundamentalists....

I found that every state in our country has legalized abuse of children under some guise or other… or no guise at all.

Look at some of what exists in some of our “united states”*:

Abuse does not include physical discipline of a child if reasonable and moderate and inflicted by a parent or guardian for restraining or correcting a child…
A parent who is committed to correcting a child in non-abusive ways will find non-abusive ways.

Any investigation of child abuse shall take into account the child-rearing practices of the child’s culture.
This allows a group or a family in which abuse has taken place generation after generation to continue that abuse under the guise of ‘culture.’

… may use reasonable physical force, when and to the extent that he reasonably believes necessary to maintain discipline or promote welfare of minor
Even someone who could not control his rage at a child who is so hurt or so frightened he can’t stop crying can say he ‘believes’ the abuse was necessary.

Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child.
Every act of abuse, corporal discipline or otherwise, does result in harm of some kind to the child.

Abuse includes physical cruelty in excess of that required for reasonable disciplinary purposes.
Do you realize what this says? That some physical cruelty is reasonable for disciplinary purposes, but abuse is only physical cruelty in excess of that.

Abuse includes a parent, guardian, or other person with control or custody inflicting excessive corporal punishment (which must be excessive to the point that the child’s physical, mental, or emotional condition has been impaired or is in imminent danger of becoming impaired as a result).
I have worked with adults who were abused as children. Their mental and emotional selves were changed by even the threat of being hit. Their mental and emotional selves were changed by witnessing their siblings or their other parent being hit. The actual experience of being hit – even once – for whatever reason, deepens and escalates that change in ways most people cannot imagine… instilling terror in them, mind, body, heart, and soul.

Renowned psychoanalyst and pioneer, Alice Miller, worked tirelessly toward ending child abuse. In her book For Your Own Good, she wrote about Adolph Hitler having been beaten mercilessly by his father, under the guise of the German child rearing practices of the time. As part of his efforts to defend against the pain of his childhood experience, he eventually managed to go through his father’s beatings silently, counting the lashes and able to announce proudly to his mother how many times his father had beaten him. If you understand the human psyche, the defense against childhood pain, and the acting out of that which we defend against (until we are conscious of it and heal it)… it becomes clear as you read this book that Hitler was not the only one acting out his childhood and his response to his childhood when he became Fuhrer and tortured others as he was tortured. Many of his country people were also acting out their childhoods and their responses to their childhoods. People who had themselves been abused under the guise of child rearing too often got as close as they could to Hitler, to join with him in an effort to please him and not be at his mercy, just as they might have with their father as children.  They also joined with him in doing to others what was done to them in their young helpless childhoods.

We need to look at this and take it seriously.  Looking not only at Hitler and his childhood but also at childhood in Germany at that time… gives us a way to see the bridges from our individual lives as children, to our lives as adults, to our communal lives as families, towns, nations, and a world.

What does the legal ok to children being abused in our country tell us about us as a society? Especially in light of the existence of 28 countries in our world (including Germany) that make corporal punishment of children by parents unlawful!

Read more here: http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/corporal-punishment-child-abuse/
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2011, 09:01:58 pm »

'US drones fly from secret Kenya bases' (Well, *formerly* secret bases.)
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/204121.html
12 Oct 2011 - US drones are flown to southern Somalia from secret US bases in neighboring Kenya, Press TV reports, quoting a Somali official. A Somali government official, who spoke on the condition of [anonymity], told Press TV that there are secret US bases in Kenya mainly used for flying American pilotless drone bombers. He also said that there are secret US jails in Kenya where hundreds of young people, captured in Somalia, are being held.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2011, 11:08:06 am »

You do realize how big a 'base' is used to control drones?
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2011, 06:18:44 pm »

Have you heard where the drone came from that killed an American citizen in Yemen recently? Yemen is near Somalia. If it didn't come from Kenya, I imagine it would have come from Saudi Arabia. Do you know about that?
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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2011, 06:36:39 pm »

Even FDA Stops Merck's Gardasil Expansion
The Food and Drug Administration, a very pro-vaccine government organization, has stopped Merck's attempts to increase the approved age range for death-linked HPV vaccine Gardasil to 45. It appears that even the FDA is concerned about the effects of the Gardasil immunization, which has been tied to over 49 deaths along with countless negative reactions that have led to hospitalizations and crippled health....
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http://healthfreedoms.org/even-fda-stops-mercks-gardasil-expansion/

Flu Shots Have More Than 250x EPA Mercury Safety Limit
Thimerosal is a widely used vaccine preservative that is present in the majority of flu shots and other vaccines. Each dose of flu vaccine contains around 25 micrograms of thimerosal, over 250 times the Environmental Protection Agency's safety limit of exposure.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/flu-shots-have-more-than-250x-epa-mercury-safety-limit/

FL Co. Stops Water Fluoride, Cites Forced Gov't Medicating
A controversial hearing in a Florida county led to the halt of fluoride in water supplied to about 700,000 residents. Brain damage, cancer, and government Soviet-style control were cited as dangers of water fluoridation.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/fl-stops-water-fluoride-cites-forced-govt-medicating/

CA Gov Legalizes Children Consent For Vaccines Without Parent Knowledge!
Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB499 into law allowing 12 year old children to give their own consent for vaccinations without any parental knowledge or permission whatsoever. Reuters reported that on the same day, Brown banned the use of tanning beds by minors; the same minors who can opt for their own vaccinations!
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http://healthfreedoms.org/ca-gov-legalizes-children-consent-for-vaccines-without-parent-knowledge/

FDA Ignored OWN Scientist Warnings About GMOs
The FDA's own science department waved cautionary flags as early as 1991! One doctor accused the agency of forcing a square peg into a round hole and believing what they wanted to suit themselves.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/fda-ignored-own-scientist-warnings-about-gmos/

FL's Underground Surge In Raw Milk Demand - Sold As Pet Food
Even in just the last six months, Florida's underground milk demand has gone through the roof. Floridians enjoy a special loop hole; buying it as commercial animal feed.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/fls-underground-surge-in-raw-milk-demand-sold-as-pet-food/

CA Ballot Initiative: Standing Up to Monsanto
We can't seem to outright ban GMOs, but California has tirelessly fought to get the labeling of genetically modified foods on the ballot. Follow California's breaking progress below and see how you can join the fight!
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http://healthfreedoms.org/ca-ballot-initiative-standing-up-to-monsanto/

CDC Vaccine Secrets Revealed, Shirks Responsibility
The CDC adamantly enforces vaccine use but doesn't exactly have its own scientific basis for backing its claim. It calls on the use of many third party claims, all pro-vaccine of course.
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http://healthfreedoms.org/cdc-vaccine-secrets-revealed-shirks-responsibility/

Sausage The Riot Dog Coming To America?
The reality of the situation in Greece is clear for anyone who is willing to look at the facts as they stand. Greek debt is a dead end investment. In the meantime, the mainstream media has, as it always does, turned towards disturbing attempts at quirk and fluff to pass the time between catastrophes. One of these stories is that of "Sausage The Riot Dog..."
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2011, 12:00:07 am »

The mercury in thermisol is not the one with an EPA Mercury Safety Limit.
If you want to try that one... eat some freshwater fish from a NH lake.
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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2011, 05:52:00 pm »

* I know NH made it a crime of sexual harassment or the like for the TSA to grope anyone in NH airports. I hope that applies to the highways too. In fact I think we should tell TSA to stay the hell out of our state.
 
TSA Nazis on the Highways
from Brasscheck TV

If you were one of the many Americans that thought you and your family could "opt-out" of being manhandled by the TSA by simply not flying, you were wrong.

TSA VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) teams are now conducting roadside searches in Tennessee, and soon to be in other states as well.

Right now, in Tennessee, if you're driving on the roads you have no Fourth Amendment protections against government abuses...

Video: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/5441.html
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2011, 07:21:45 pm »

Pakistanis protest US drone strikes - 22 Oct 2011
http://www.legitgov.org/Pakistanis-protest-US-drone-strikes
Hundreds of Pakistanis have taken to the streets in the northwestern city of Peshawar to protest continuing non-UN-sanctioned US drone strikes in the country's tribal regions, Press TV reports. The latest protests were organized by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, the country's religious-political party. The protesters chanted anti-US slogans and condemned civilian deaths in US drone strikes. "We strongly oppose US drone attacks on our country. This is in violation of our sovereignty. I feel the military operation against Taliban militants is no solution, we should hold dialogue with Taliban militants," rally organizer Qazi Ayaz said.

US and Afghan Troops Forced Locals to Walk Mined Road - 26 Oct 2011
http://www.military.com/news/article/report-us-afghan-troops-forced-locals-to-walk-mined-road.html
Action would appear to violate the Geneva Conventions governing treatment of civilians: NPR - Villagers in Afghanistan say they were forced to walk ahead of Afghan and U.S. Soldiers along roads in areas believed to be mined by the Taliban. National Public Radio reports villagers said the Afghan and U.S. troops pulled them from their homes one evening in early September and forced them to walk in front of the troops for more than a mile in the Panjwai district, southwest of Kandahar city.

US assassination drone kills 3 in Yemen - 27 Oct 2011
http://www.legitgov.org/US-assassination-drone-kills-3-Yemen
Three people have been killed and six others have been injured in a US assassination drone attack in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan, a government official says. The Yemeni official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Thursday that the unauthorized aerial attack targeted the village of Shaqra in Abyan, AFP reported. Local residents have reported sounds of gunfire and explosions in nearby areas over the past few days.

Heads up! 'Rogue websites' bill introduced in US House - 26 Oct 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h0lMAk6iagrEKSzgqOspWakwtz5A
Bill allegedly paves way for US law enforcement to unilaterally shut down websites, including foreign sites, without due process - US lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would give US authorities more tools to crack down on websites accused of piracy of movies, television shows and music and the sale of counterfeit goods. The Stop Online Piracy Act has received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and is the House version of a bill introduced in the Senate in May known as the Theft of Intellectual Property Act or Protect IP Act.

Lithuania to be investigated for CIA rendition links -- Investigation by Lithuanian legislators two years ago found two CIA prisons set up in the Baltic state - 28 Oct 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/lithuania/8854720/Lithuania-to-be-investigated-for-CIA-rendition-links.html
Lawyers for an alleged al-Qaeda facilitator have filed a case against Lithuania at Europe's court of human rights over torture and secret detention at a CIA-run site in the Baltic state. Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian currently being held by the US at Guantanamo Bay, hopes the suit will force Lithuanian authorities to reopen their investigation into secret CIA facilities and victims of torture, according to Interights, a London-based human rights protection group.

Ex-cop to be sentenced for Katrina cover-up - 02 Nov 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jF0N3NNaw84gskrNi2tCHg6TQNcQ?docId=d53e486d72af425392eb4d5d21ecf971
Federal prosecutors are seeking leniency [!] for a former police lieutenant who will be sentenced Wednesday for his role in a plot to cover up deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Michael Lohman faces a maximum of five years in prison when a judge sentences him for pleading guilty last year to conspiring to obstruct justice. Prosecutors have urged the judge to impose a five-year sentence but suspend three years so Lohman is released after serving two.
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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2011, 07:11:46 pm »

This is from the libertarian doctor, Mercola.

* The US' Surprising Eugenics Program Revealed
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/10/31.aspx
This will make your blood boil - 65,000 Americans have been through this cruel practice, most often without their consent or knowledge. Even social workers made recommendations if someone was alcoholic, on welfare, "feeble minded" or promiscuous.
> [As reported by ABC News, to this day only seven of the 33 states that had sterilization programs have publicly acknowledged or apologized to victims, and only North Carolina has taken steps to compensate victims for damages. While no decision has yet been reached, the suggested compensation for deceptively taking away a person's ability to procreate is floating around $20,000 to $50,000 per living victim. In 2011, most of the victims have since passed away, but their families are still living with the pain. Opting Out of a History of Government Abuses: How could anyone ever conceive of doing something like this?  Well, that question may never be answered, as human exploitation and experimentation at the hands of the government not only existed well into the 20th century, it's still going on today. Right now, virtually everyone reading this is taking part in any number of unethical experiments you are not being told about, involving substances and technologies that stand to seriously harm your health: Unsafe prescription drugs and medical procedures; Genetically modified foods; Fluoride in your drinking water; Mercury dental fillings; Cell phones. These examples may not be as barbaric as forced sterilization, but they are no less deceitful in terms of the impact they can have on your health. You have taken the first step to opting out of these dangerous, population-wide experiments being thrust upon Americans and much of the world … and you did that by getting informed. Use your knowledge as your shield to help you make wise choices for you and your family in regard to food, medications and technology.]

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/11/05.aspx
* How Many More of these "Unavoidably Unsafe" Drugs Will Become Mandatory?
And if you say no, you'll be branded an enemy of the state. In fact, a new law recently passed which allows doctors to vaccinate your child without your consent. Here's how to turn the tables on them and insulate your health.
Never Buy Meat, Potatoes or Herbs With This Label on it
> [Your health and liberty is seriously threatened by increasing pressure from pharmaceutical and medical lobbyists promoting more mandatory vaccinations, effectively branding unvaccinated citizens as enemies of the state. In February, the U.S. Supreme Court granted pharmaceutical industry total immunity from lawsuits.]
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2011, 08:45:16 am »

US drone raids kill over 120 in 2 days
http://www.legitgov.org/US-drone-raids-kill-over-120-2-days
03 Nov 2011 - At least 127 people have been killed in separate US assassination drone strikes in Somalia and Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan over the past two days. On Thursday, 41 people were killed and 33 others were injured when the US military launched a assassination drone attack on the outskirts of Hoomboy town, which is situated in Somalia's southern region of the Middle Juba. The aerial attack followed a US assassination strike against Jamame town in Somalia's southern Jubbada Hoose region. At least 28 people were killed and dozens more were wounded.

Iraqi cleric: US seeking to 'occupy' Mideast
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jQXKj2dH8yLQQWzHhDf-WimR8dhA
03 Nov 2011 - Al-Sadr noted the Pentagon's recent reminders that it will keep an estimated 40,000 troops across the region. U.S. plans to station troops across the Mideast after withdrawing from Iraq amount to occupying other Islamic countries, Iraq's prominent cleric said in an interview broadcast Thursday. Muqtada al-Sadr said he's not satisfied with President Barack Obama's pledge to pull all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, calling it a partial withdrawal because of the thousands of diplomats and security guards mercenaries who will remain. "The American occupation will stay in Iraq under different names," al-Sadr told Al-Arabiya TV. "America is not only occupying Iraq but also other Islamic countries," he said. "Occupying Iraq means occupying what is around Iraq, and then to control the Middle East."

Hotel guests recruited in terrorism fight with Homeland Security TV spots
http://travel.usatoday.com/hotels/story/2011-11-02/Hotel-guests-recruited-with-Homeland-Security-TV-spots/51032602/1
02 Nov 2011 - The Department of Homeland Security is recruiting hotel guests to join the fight against terrorism. Starting today, the welcome screens on 1.2 million hotel television sets in Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and other hotels in the USA will show a short public service announcement from DHS. The 15-second spot encourages viewers to be vigilant and call law enforcement if they witness something suspicious during their travels.
- Note to DHS: What's most suspicious of all is YOU!

CIA Drones Kill Large Groups Without Knowing Who They Are
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/cia-drones-marked-for-death/
04 Nov 2011 - The expansion of the CIA's undeclared drone war in the tribal areas of Pakistan required a big expansion of who can be marked for death. ...The number of people targeted at once has grown. This is the new standard, according to a piece in the Wall Street Journal: "men believed to be militants associated with terrorist groups, but whose identities aren't always known." The CIA is now killing people without knowing who they are, on suspicion of association with terrorist groups... Strikes targeting those people -- usually "groups" of such people -- are called "signature" strikes. "The bulk of CIA's drone strikes are signature strikes," the Journal reports.

AP: CIA following Twitter, Facebook
http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-11-04/news/30363093_1_cia-facebook-open-source-center
04 Nov 2011 - In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets -- up to 5 million a day. At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the "vengeful librarians" also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms -- anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly. The CIA facility was set up in response to a recommendation by the 9/11 Commission, with its first priority to focus on counterterrorism and counterproliferation.

Children may be vaccinated with anthrax to test if they can survive bioterrorism attack
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2053344/Children-vaccinated-anthrax-test-survive-bioterrorism-attack.html
25 Oct 2011 - The anthrax vaccine has been tested extensively in adults and more than 2.6million members of the armed forces have also been inoculated, the Washington Post said. But there is no data on how well the vaccine works on children, or whether it would be safe. In 1998, the Pentagon began an anthrax immunisation programme in the military, but it was halted over concerns on the vaccine's safety. Personnel currently assigned to bioterrorism activities, including defence, are required to have anthrax vaccinations - as well as those deployed for 15 days or more in the Middle East and South Korea.

Waterboarding yes, power drills no: defining torture now the issue at spruced-up Guantanamo Bay
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/waterboarding-yes-power-drills-no-defining-torture-now-the-issue-at-spruced-up-guantanamo-bay/story-e6frg6so-1226190594225
10 Nov 2011 - Mr Nashiri's counsel will argue that threatening a detainee with a power drill was not on the Justice Department's approved list of [torture] techniques. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of a suicide attack on the USS Cole [another US inside job] in Aden on October 12, 2000, was expected to appear overnight in Guantanamo's fortified military courtroom. If convicted, he could face the death penalty... Nashiri speaks no English, but understands the proceedings he now faces and responds to questions, according to his legal team, but they describe him as "a victim of trauma". According to an official CIA report, their client was not only waterboarded, he also had a gun put to his head and was threatened with a power drill during interrogation.
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[Old News:] Oppose the extradition of Julian Assange By Robert Stevens
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/nov2011/pers-n07.shtml
07 Nov 2011 - The decision last week by the High Court in London to dismiss the appeal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of his extradition to Sweden is an attack on democratic rights. The judgement by Sir John Thomas and Mr. Justice Ouseley upheld the February 2011 decision by District Judge Howard Riddle at Belmarsh Magistrates Court for extradition, rejecting every issue of substance in Assange's appeal. Relying on antidemocratic and arbitrary European Arrest Warrant (EAW) legislation, the judges pronounced, "The Prosecutor must be entitled to seek to apply the provisions of Swedish law to the procedure once it has been determined that Mr. Assange is an accused and is required for the purposes of prosecution."

Wall St. Made More Money In 2.5 Years of Obama Than 8 Years of Bush
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/11/07/wall_street_made_more_money_in_first_25_years_of_obama_than_8_years_of_bush.html
07 Nov 2011 - (Video) Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC's "Morning Joe": "New government data shows profits for America's largest financial firms are once again reaching record highs not seen sense before the financial crisis of 2008. In fact, Wall Street firms have earned more in the first two and a half years of the Obama presidency than all 8 years of the Bush presidency [sic]. Over 85 billion dollars in profits compared to 77 billion." [CLG says: Remember this when the Obama campaign dares to position Obama as the ally of the 99% and the enemy of Wall Street!]

US soldier found guilty in Afghan thrill-killings
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/10/4046043/us-soldier-found-guilty-in-afghan.html
10 Nov 2011 - A U.S. Army soldier accused of exhorting his bored underlings to slaughter three civilians for sport was convicted of murder, conspiracy and other charges Thursday in one of the most gruesome war crimes cases to emerge from the Afghan war.

US soldier found guilty in Afghan trophy killing case
http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=200904795
11 Nov 2011 - An American soldier has been convicted of three counts of premeditated murder for leading a rogue "kill team" in Afghanistan by a US military court. Sergeant Calvin Gibbs admitted during his trial to cutting off the fingers of his victims to keep as war trophies, but insisted he only killed militants engaged in armed conflict with US forces. The 26-year-old soldier was given a life sentence for 15 convictions related to the killing of three men, with option for parole within nine years.
- Note: Most of the guilt belongs to unjust war supporters.

Authorities Warn Terrorists Increasingly Eyeing Attacks on Buses Over Other Transit Targets
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/11/authorities-warn-terrorists-increasingly-eyeing-attacks-on-buses-over-other/
11 Nov 2011 - In the lead-up to one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, a new intelligence bulletin obtained by Fox News warns that terrorists have targeted bus networks more than any other mode of surface transportation. The two page assessment, sent to law enforcement in the nation’s capital, says in part, "bus systems are considered attractive terrorist targets because they are relatively soft targets."
- Note: Looks like U.S. black ops are planning to blow up a bus now.

CIA assassination and bombing operations underway in Iran
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/cia-operations-iran-underway-tehran-bigs-mission-dismantle-weapons-program-article-1.977103
14 Nov 2011 - Explosions and assassinations at Iran nuke base pinned to Israel may have been CIA - Iranian officials revealed that one of the 17 men killed in a huge explosion at a munitions depot was a key Revolutionary Guard commander who headed Iran's missile program. And the IRNA state news agency reported that scientists had discovered a new computer virus in their systems, a more sophisticated version of the Stuxnet worm deployed last year to foul up Iran's centrifuges. Israeli newspapers and some U.S. experts said it appeared to be more from an ongoing secret operation acts of terrorism by the CIA and Israel's Mossad to eliminate Iran's [alleged] nuclear threat.

Any action against Iran will speed up Israel's collapse: ambassador
http://tehrantimes.com/index.php/politics/4489-any-action-against-iran-will-speed-up-israels-collapse-ambassador
12 Nov 2011 - TEHRAN – Tehran's Ambassador to Rome Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini has said that any action against Iran by Tel Aviv not only will be met with a strong and immediate reaction, but will also speed up the Zionist regime's collapse. Israel and the U.S. have threatened to use military strike against Iran for its nuclear program which is under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Reports: U.S. Troops Headed to Nigeria to Help Fight Terrorists
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/u-s-troops-nigeria/
11 Nov 2011 - The Pentagon's shadow war in Africa could have a new front, if reports coming out of Nigeria are accurate. U.S. troops are headed to Nigeria to help local forces do battle with Boko Haram, an Islamic terror group that has killed up to 400 people this year in an escalating campaign of bombings and shootings. At least that's what Nigerian military sources tell Scott Morgan, a journalist based in Washington, D.C. who writes under the pseudonym "Confused Eagle."
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