Sunday, April 30, 2006

Destruction of the Indies: Part One

Bartolome de las Casas was a Dominican priest, sometimes called the father of anti-racism and anti-imperialism. In 1542 he documented the cruel and torturous atrocities committed against the indigenous population of Central/Latin America at the hands of the Spanish conquistadores. Casas' book, "A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies," contains so much important information that I felt it was necessary to share it with everyone.
As I continue to read his words, I will relay excerpts for all to read. We cannot let this part of our history be forgotten. By "our history," I do not mean a particular culture or geographical location, but the entire human race. We are all part of the same family; what effects one effects another. And as the old saying goes, No one is Free when others are Oppressed.
Take a moment to think about what these people experienced. Put yourself in their shoes and you will be horrified.

"What a European will consume in a single day normally supports three native households of ten persons each for a whole month, and since the newcomers began to subject the locals to other vexations, assaults, and iniquities, the people began to realize that these men could not, in truth, have descended from the heavens. Some of them started to conceal what food they had, others decided to send their women and children into hiding, and yet others took to the hills to get away from the brutal and ruthless cruelty that was being inflicted on them. The Christians punched them, boxed their ears and flogged them in order to track down the local leaders, and the whole shameful process came to a head when one of the European commanders raped the wife of the paramount chief of the entire island. It was then that the locals began to think up ways of driving the Europeans out of their lands and to take up arms against them. Their weapons, however, were flimsy and ineffective in both attack and defence and, with their horses and swords and lances, the Spaniards easily fended them off, killing them and committing all kind of atrocities against them.
"They forced their way into native settlements, slaughtering everyone they found there, including small children, old men, pregnant women, and even women who had just given birth. They hacked them to pieces, slicing open their bellies with their swords as though they were so many sheep herded into a pen. They even laid wagers on whether they could manage to slice a man in two at a stroke, or cut an individual's head from this body, or disembowel him with a single blow of their axes. They grabbed suckling infants by their feet and, ripped them from their mothers' breasts, dashed them headlong against the rocks. Other, laughing and joking all the while, threw them over their shoulders into a river, shouting: 'Wriggle, you little perisher.' They slaughtered anyone and everyone in their path, on occasion running through a mother and her baby with a single thrust of their swords. They spared no one, erecting especially wide gibbets on which they could string their victims up with their feet just off the ground and then burn them alive thirteen at a time, in honour of our Savior and the twelve Apostles" (p. 14-15).

whale burgers are the popular food item in Japan!

Whales are still in danger. Since a global ban on whaling in 1985, Japan has continued to kill whales in the name of “scientific research.” Yet legitimate scientists agree: there’s no need to kill whales in order to study them when non-lethal methods already exist. In fact, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has clearly stated it does not need the data obtained from killing whales: passing resolutions critical of Japan’s research whaling program forty-one times!

Yet Japanese whalers continue to kill whales in horribly cruel fashion, harpooning them with explosive tips and then dragging them onto whale ships. Japan actually sells the meat from this “research” to restaurants. Japanese whalers have been selling meat from their “research” to supermarkets, gourmet restaurants, even fast-food chains and school cafeterias where whale burgers have become the latest trend.

And now Japan is increasing the slaughter: doubling the number of whales killed in an international marine mammal sanctuary.Unless they are stopped now, Japan will launch a return to full-scale industrial whaling; the last of which once drove whales to the brink of extinction. Only the tremendous resources and clout of the United States has a chance to stop Japan from destroying the world's whales.

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Saturday, April 29, 2006

eventuated being

Birthing the "New Human"
-author unknown

We, as the human species, are at the threshold of an extraordinary metamorphosis. This upcoming evolutionary leap will enable us to move far beyond the limitations of life as we have experienced it up to this point in our human journey.
Some futurists, such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, have referred to this as a progression from Homo Sapiens to Homo Universalis, or the Universal Human. Others have described our new genetic destination as Homo Nova. In this article we will refer to this transformed version of our human self simply as the "New Human."
A few decades ago, during the early phase of our collective spiritual awakening, we tended to have relatively little interest in the relationship between the expansion of our consciousness and our human genetics. It was perhaps not until discourses on the activation of our 12-strands of DNA, that the subject of genetics gained attention as an integral part of our spiritual development. However, to better understand the role of genetics in our transformational process, we need to expand our thinking beyond just the physical genetics that we inherit through our family lineage.
Our soul also has the equivalent of genetic structures, which carry within them the cumulative evolutionary history of our soul's journey. When we embody in physical human form, our genetic matrix becomes a composite of our soul genetics plus our human family genetic lineage. Through this interactive matrix, shifts in our soul genetic structures bring about related changes within our human DNA.
Our metamorphosis to the New Human is being triggered by a shift and expansion in our consciousness, both individually and collectively. Through our composite genetic matrix, these shifts are awakening dormant aspects within our human DNA, enabling our bodies to function in new and enhanced ways.
The fundamental shift in consciousness that is needed to enable us to make the evolutionary leap to the New Human is the shift from a consciousness of separation, to a consciousness of unity. Animosity and suffering, which have been the hallmark of our human history, can only exist when people see themselves as separate from each other, and from their Creator. As our consciousness awakens to an awareness that we are not separate, but rather that each of us is a unique expression of the essence of our Creator, we no longer need to fear or to mask ourselves from each other. It is this unitive consciousness that is fertile soil for the birth and maturation of the New Human.
Attributes of the New Human
Although none of us can yet fully envision the nature of the New Human in its ultimate form, a few who are on the leading edge of this shift have moved far enough across the threshold to provide some glimpses of what we might eventually anticipate.
Let's consider a few of the possibilities:
Enhanced Telepathic and Empathic Abilities
Many people who awaken spiritually experience an enhanced sense of what others are thinking and feeling. For some, these heightened sensitivities becomes so acute that they need to be attenuated at times, so that the intense thoughts and emotions of others do not become overwhelming. As the human race collectively frees itself from the harshness of the old patterns, we, as New Humans, will be able to allow our sensitivities to open fully. In unitive consciousness, there is no longer a need to conceal our thoughts or feelings from each other.
Ease of Manifestation
When the subject of "manifestation" arises among people who are on the spiritual path, there seems to be an automatic tendency to think in terms of money, since financial struggles all too often tend to accompany spiritual growth. But as our consciousness expands, and we truly begin to grasp the awesome creative power inherent within our intentions, we find that manifestation of abundance flows much more effortlessly. As we learn to consistently focus our intentions in alignment with our own highest good, and with the highest good for all, manifestation of all that we desire in life will become as natural and infallible as the rising of the sun with each new day.
Flexible Relationship with Time and Space
For most humans who are still deeply entrenched in mass consciousness, the idea of traveling through time, or manifesting our body simultaneously in more than one place, is only the stuff of science fiction. But as we begin to understand the deeper levels of our reality, we discover that our space-time matrix can be navigated in new and fascinating ways. In fact, some of us have come here from future time, and we already have the navigational skills latent within our soul's memory. An increasing number of us have already begun to transect the spirals of time during our "sleeping" hours, but only a few have yet learned how to bridge memories of these experiences into our conscious awareness. Also, some who are on the leading edge of this transformation in consciousness are beginning to have interesting experiences related to spacial orientation. For example, a few have moved through dimensional shifts during which their physical body disappears for a period of time from our "normal" reality. Others are learning to "split" their soul body into multiple units so that they can function in more than one reality simultaneously. The possibilities are endless. As New Humans, we undoubtedly will learn to become very adept mariners of time and space.
Age Reversal and Increased Life Span
Although we have long known that the cells of our body respond to shifts in our consciousness, we are only recently learning how to more deliberately direct this process. It is interesting to note the number of healers who recently have expanded the focus of their work to include reversal of the aging process. It is yet to be discovered whether the New Human can become virtually immortal, but based on what we are learning, we have reason to believe that significant progress will be made in that direction.
Enriched Creative Abilities
As we more fully align our human life with our soul's purpose, and with the essence of our beingness, creativity seems to flow easily. The shift to unitive consciousness enables us to readily tap into the "universal mind," and bring forth primal creativity into the various forms of our human endeavor.
Increased Joy and Ecstasy
Joy is our natural state of beingness. It is only through the consciousness of separation that we have allowed the fullness of our joy to atrophy. But again, as we shift into consciousness of oneness -- as we learn to perceive our Creator's essence in everyone, and in all things -- our joy will blossom into all of its natural fullness. Likewise, as the feeling and sensation centers of our bodies become more fully awakened, our experience of ecstasy will reach levels not yet imaginable.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Congress Sells Us Out

Save The Net - Congress Sells Out The American Public
By Robert W. McChesney
President - Free Press

Congress is about to sell out the Internet by letting big phone and cable companies set up toll booths along the information superhighway.

Companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are spending tens of millions in Washington to kill "network neutrality" -- a principle that keeps the Internet open to all.

A bill moving quickly through Congress would let these companies become Internet gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites go fast or slow -- and which won't load at all -- based on who pays them more. The rest of us will be detoured to the "slow lane," clicking furiously and waiting for our favorite sites to download.

Don't let Congress ruin the Internet:

Rep. Joe Barton

Congress Sells Out

After accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from big telecom firms, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is sponsoring a bill to hand over the Internet to these same companies. He's not alone.

Our elected representatives are trading favors for campaign donations from phone and cable companies. They're being wooed by people like AT&T's CEO, who says "the Internet can't be free" and wants to decide what you do, where you go and what you watch online.

The best ideas never come from those with the deepest pockets. If the phone and cable companies get their way, the free and open Internet could soon be fenced in by large corporations. If Congress turns the Internet over to giants like AT&T, everyone who uses the Internet will suffer:

* *Google users* -- Another search engine could pay AT&T to guarantee that it opens faster than Google on your computer.

* *iPod listeners* -- Comcast could slow access to iTunes, steering you to a higher-priced music service that paid for the privilege.

* *Work-at-home parents* -- Connecting to your office could take longer if you don't purchase your carrier's preferred applications. Sending family photos and videos could slow to a crawl.

* *Retirees* -- Web pages you always use for online banking, access to health care information, planning a trip or communicating with friends and family could fall victim to Verizon's pay-for-speed schemes.

* *Bloggers* -- Costs will skyrocket to post and share video and audio clips -- silencing citizen journalists and amplifying the mainstream media.

* *Online activists* -- Political organizing could be slowed by the handful of dominant Internet providers who ask advocacy groups to pay a fee to join the "fast lane."

* *Small businesses* -- When AT&T favors their own services, you won't be able to choose more affordable providers for online video, teleconferencing, and Internet phone calls.

* *Innovators with the "next big idea"* -- Startups and entrepreneurs will be muscled out of the marketplace by big corporations that pay for a top spot on the Web.

We can't let Congress ruin the free and open Internet.

Tell Congress Not to Side with Corporate Interests on Internet Neutrality!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

sex trafficking in Iraq

The Missing Girls of IraqSex trafficking, virtually nonexistent under Saddam Hussein, has resurfaced in Iraq. TIME reports on a seldom-discussed epidemic: girls being kidnapped and sold to brothels


The man on the phone with the 14-year-old Iraqi girl called himself Sa'ad. He was calling long distance from Dubai and telling her wonderful things about the place. He was also about to buy her. Safah, the teenager, was well aware of the impending transaction. In the weeks after she was kidnapped and imprisoned in a dark house in Baghdad's middle-class Karada district, Safah heard her captors haggling with Sa'ad over her price. It was finally settled at $10,000. Staring at a floor strewn with empty whiskey bottles, the orphan listened as Sa'ad described the life awaiting her: a beautiful home, expensive clothes, parties with pop stars. Why, she'd be joining two other very happy teenage Iraqi girls living with Sa'ad in his harem. Safah knew that she was running out of time. A fake passport with her photo and assumed name had already been forged for her. But even if she escaped, she had no family who would take her in. She was even likely to end up in prison. What was she to do?

Safah is part of a seldom-discussed aspect of the epidemic of kidnappings in Iraq: sex trafficking. No one knows how many young women have been kidnapped and sold since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq, based in Baghdad, estimates from anecdotal evidence that more than 2,000 Iraqi women have gone missing in that period. A Western official in Baghdad who monitors the status of women in Iraq thinks that figure may be inflated but admits that sex trafficking, virtually nonexistent under Saddam, has become a serious issue. The collapse of law and order and the absence of a stable government have allowed criminal gangs, alongside terrorists, to run amuck. Meanwhile, some aid workers say, bureaucrats in the ministries have either paralyzed with red tape or frozen the assets of charities that might have provided refuge for these girls. As a result, sex trafficking has been allowed to fester unchecked.

"It is a problem, definitely," says the official, who has heard specific reports from Iraqi aid workers about girls being kidnapped and sold to brothels. "Unfortunately, the security situation doesn't allow us to follow up on this." The U.S. State Department's June 2005 trafficking report says the extent of the problem in Iraq is "difficult to appropriately gauge" but cites an unknown number of Iraqi women and girls being sent to Yemen, Syria, Jordan and Persian Gulf countries for sexual exploitation.

Statistics are further made murky by tribal tradition. Families are usually so shamed by the disappearance of a daughter that they do not report kidnappings. And the resulting stigma of compromised chastity is such that even if the girl should resurface, she may never be taken back by her relations. A visit to the Khadamiyah Women's Prison in the northern part of Baghdad immediately produces several tales of abduction and abandonment. A stunning 18-year-old nicknamed Amna, her black hair pulled back in a ponytail, says she was taken from an orphanage by an armed gang just after the U.S. invasion and sent to brothels in Samarra, al-Qaim on the border with Syria, and Mosul in the north before she was taken back to Baghdad, drugged with pills, dressed in a suicide belt and sent to bomb a cleric's office in Khadamiyah, where she turned herself in to the police. A judge gave her a seven-year jail sentence "for her sake" to protect her from the gang, according to the prison director.

Two other girls, Asmah, 14, and Shadah, 15, were taken all the way to the United Arab Emirates before they could escape their kidnappers and report them to a Dubai police station. The sisters were then sent back to Iraq but, like many other girls who have escaped their kidnappers and buyers, were sent to prison because they carried fake passports. There, they wait for the bureaucracy to sort out their innocence. What happened to the gang that took them? The sisters hear rumors that the men paid their way out of jail and are back on the streets. "I don't know what to do if the prison administration decides to release me," says Asmah, pushing back her gray head scarf to adjust her black hair. "We have no one to protect us."

Women's advocates are trying to set up halfway houses for kidnap survivors. The locations are secret to keep the women safe from both trafficking gangs trying to cover their tracks and outraged relatives who may try to kill the women to restore their clans' reputation. But the new Iraqi government has set up several bureaucratic roadblocks. Even organizations that do not receive government money have to secure permission from four ministries and the Baghdad city council for every shelter they hope to operate. Wringing her hands in exasperation, activist Yanar Mohammed says, "They want to close our women's shelter and deny our ability to open more."

That means that for girls like Safah, there are few havens left in Baghdad. In 2003, after Safah's father died, her grandmother took her to House of Children No. 2 orphanage in Adhamiya without the knowledge of most of her family. At the orphanage, she was befriended by an affable nurse who spent hours chatting up Safah, a fresh-faced girl whose fingers are still pudgy with baby fat. The nurse's modest hijab framed a sweet face that made Safah feel that the nurse was a good, spiritual woman, one she could trust. The nurse convinced Safah that she could be killed over the shame her disappearance had brought to her family. The nurse offered to adopt her. But official channels would have taken too long, so the nurse told Safah to hold her lower-right abdomen, scream and writhe on the carpet of the orphanage director's office, pretending to have appendicitis and requiring emergency medical assistance. Once at the hospital, the nurse whisked Safah into a waiting car.

The next three weeks were the worst in Safah's life. "I was tortured and beaten and insulted a lot in that house," Safah says. She wouldn't provide many details about what happened in the whiskey-soaked den in Karada. But she says that when it became apparent to her that she was about to be sold to Sa'ad, the man on the phone from Dubai, she became desperate. She passed word of her confinement to a neighborhood boy, who reported it to the local police station. Officers raided the place and arrested the nurse. Bureaucratic red tape somehow kept Safah and the nurse in the same prison for six months before Safah was finally released back into the custody of the orphanage a month ago.

At the orphanage, nestled behind a 10-ft. wall on the breezy banks of the Tigris, Safah can take computer classes, practice sewing and paint portraits of the family she wishes she had. But she doesn't feel as safe as she used to there. A social worker tells her that the nurse wasn't at the Khadamiyah Women's Prison during her last visit. Suddenly Safah rushes out of the room, crying and beating her head with her hands in the hallway. "If she is released," says Safah, her eyes darting back and forth in a panic, "I'm not staying here." But deep down she knows she has nowhere else to go.

—With reporting by Yousif Basil and Assad Majeed/ Baghdad From the May. 01, 2006 issue of TIME magazine

Monday, April 24, 2006

An Excerpt from "Through The Eyes Of The Judged"

This is an excerpt from "Through The Eyes Of The Judged," a book full of autobiographies of young men in jail.

"My life story aint gonna tell you what to do. You make your own choices. My life story is just gonna tell you that going down a dark road is gonna do nothing but cause you trouble. I'm writing this cause I want to see more people from the ghetto go down the road with light and happiness and not always having to watch your back. But you do what you want. I remember this one time I was selling dope in a dopehouse. It was the summer of 95. I think I was twelve. Well, me and my homeboy Casper, who was 16, we was making a lot of money. There were a lot of dope fiends. I remember a lady came in with three kids. One two-year old, a four-year old, and an eight-year old. I don't remember what the lady's name was or what she looks like. I just remember what the eight-year old kid told me after I sold his mama some heroin. He told me he didn't like me cause I sold his mama drugs. After he told me this, he hit me. At the time, I was a really greedy person, I didn't really care what the kid liked. But now that I think of it I know how he was feeling cause my mama did drugs. It got me somewhere in my heart. That's the only reason I remember it, and that's the only reason I'm writing about it. I didn't care really about the lady or her three kids because I had to make money so I could eat. "

Floyd Gonzalez - Muckleshoot Reservation

i like to think of this

"somewhere in this world
there are two people
embracing in a moment
that will last forever
in their minds."

Friday, April 21, 2006

(UPDATE: broken links repaired) Leave No Pets Behind!!

Urge your members of Congress to pass the PETS Act so that no pet is left behind when disaster strikes.

Dear Friend,
I hope you will never be forced to make a horrifying choice: Abandon your pet and find your way to safety, or stay with your pet and remain in a hazardous, and potentially life-threatening, situation. But during Hurricane Katrina, thousands of people were given just that choice.

Today, I urge you to take action to help shape a policy that will save thousands of animals from this tragic fate -- and save pet lovers like you from being forced to confront this awful choice when disaster strikes. By asking your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators to support the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, you can make a difference for people and animals. This legislation requires state and local authorities to take into consideration the needs of individuals with pets and service animals in disaster plans.

Imagine losing your home, your job, your school, your place of worship, and having nothing left but the unconditional love of your pet. We all witnessed the tragedies that occurred when Hurricane Katrina struck -- gut-wrenching images of abandoned animals and desperate people who stayed behind with their pets juxtaposed with heartwarming snapshots of courageous rescues and incredible reunions of people and their pets. These images illustrate the unbreakable bond between humans and their companion animals.

Please help us preserve this bond by contacting your members of Congress and urging them to pass the PETS Act. The U.S. House introduced its bill (H.R. 3858) in the wake of Katrina last fall. The Senate introduced its companion bill (S. 2548) just a few weeks ago, which would further help animals in disasters by authorizing financial support to states to create and operate shelters for people with animals. The Senate bill would also allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide rescue, care, shelter, and essential needs to people with household pets and service animals, and the animals themselves, after a disaster strikes.

Take action. Please contact your U.S. Representative and Senators today and urge them to support the PETS Act to prevent our treasured pets and service animals from being left behind in the next major disaster. Even if you have previously e-mailed or called Congress about the PETS Act, I urge you to take action again. Click here to contact Congress now.

Spread the word. No one should have to make the choice between their companion or service animals and their own safety. Tell your friends and family how they can help ensure pets are included in disaster and evacuation plans.

With your help, we can make sure that when the next disaster strikes, no pet will be left behind. Thank you for your action on behalf of animals.
Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

Sunday, April 16, 2006

(UPDATED 4/21) 911 Footage: What Really Happened

Substantial video evidence and eyewitness reports that 911 was not the result of terrorist attacks, but a preplanned assult launched by our own government. From bombs going off in the Towers, to confiscated surveillance videos surrounding the Pentagon, the following documentary covers it all:

part one:

part two:

*NEW* Dr. Steven Jones gives a presentation about 911 from the view point of engineers and physicists: click here to watch

Friday, April 14, 2006

New Noam Chomsky Book!

"Failed States" by Noam Chomsky is now available and Planting Seeds Press is bringing it to you for half the cost!!! Order your copy today!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Report Finds Paid Advertising Shown as News
The New York Times
Published: April 6, 2006

Many television news stations, including some from the nation's largest markets, are continuing to broadcast reports as news without disclosing that the segments were produced by corporations pitching new products, according to a report to be released today by a group that monitors the news media.

Television news directors have said that the segments, known as video news releases, are almost never broadcast, but the group assembled television videotape from 69 stations that it said had broadcast fake news segments in the past 10 months.
The new report was prepared by the Center for Media and Democracy, which is based in Wisconsin and which describes itself as dedicated to "exposing public relations spin and propaganda."
The report said none of the stations had disclosed that the segments were produced by publicists representing companies like General Motors, Capital One and Pfizer.
The center also said that many of the 69 stations took steps to blend the fake segments into their news broadcasts. Some had their news reporters or anchors read scripts supplied by corporations, the report said, and many had altered screen graphics to include the station's logo.
The report said that a few stations had introduced publicists as if they were their on-air reporters. Only a handful of stations added any independently gathered information or videotape, it said.
The 69 stations reach about half the population of the United States.
The report is noteworthy because the use of video news releases has come under fresh scrutiny in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission.

The F.C.C. warned that stations broadcasting video news releases "generally must clearly disclose to members of their audiences the nature, source and sponsorship of the material that they are viewing."
The agency threatened to fine violators and said it would study whether new regulations were needed. Television news directors have resisted new rules. They have said that video news releases are an isolated problem. Station managers promised vigilance, and the directors association published guidelines that said video news releases should be used sparingly and always with their origins fully disclosed to viewers.

The center planned to release its findings today on its Web site and at a news conference in Washington. On the Web site,, viewers will be able to view the original video news releases and watch how local stations used them.

The center presented its findings yesterday to F.C.C. officials, including Jonathan S. Adelstein, a commissioner who has criticized video news releases. In an interview, Mr. Adelstein called the cases in the report a "disgrace to American journalism" and evidence of "potentially major violations" of F.C.C. rules.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Bill Mandating Bible Studies In Public Schools

Georgia is close to becoming the first state in the nation to pass a bill mandating the development of curriculum to teach bible studies in public schools.

Demand that Governor Perdue defend the Constitution and Georgia's citizens from the attack on the doctrine of separation of church and state.

To the delight of the radical religious right, the Georgia State Senate passed two pieces of legislation that pose a serious threat to the separation of church and state. One would create state-funded Bible classes in Georgia public schools. The second would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed by county governments.

By singling out the Bible and the Ten Commandments as symbols to be promoted in the public sphere -- one in classrooms and the other in government buildings -- the government of Georgia is showing preferential treatment to a specific religion and violating the rights of its citizens. Both bills are on Governor Sonny Perdue's desk, and he is contemplating whether or not to sign them. That's why we need to take action today!

The religious right will stop at nothing to push their theology in the public square or our public schools. And now, they want to use public dollars to do it!

Urge Georgia's Governor to veto these bills and protect the sanctity of our nation's Constitution and the doctrine separating church and state>>

Monday, April 10, 2006

Autism + vaccines = tax dollars
By Evelyn Pringle

We are on the verge of a welfare disaster in this country. Eighty percent of autistic children are under the age of 17. In a few short years, the states are going to be forced to provide support for an overwhelming number of disabled autistic adults.
“The costs will be in the trillions,” according to Ann Dachel.
Ann should know. She is a special education teacher, a member of the National Autism Association, and the mother of a boy with autism and a daughter who developed epilepsy after receiving a Hepatitis B vaccine.
Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that for many years was added to childhood vaccines to boost drug company profits. In the 1990s the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) added more and more thimerosal containing vaccines to the mandatory vaccine schedule without adding up the cumulative amounts of mercury that children were receiving from the vaccines.
Finally, in 1999, after watching the dramatic rise of autism and other neurological disorders, officials at the CDC and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) realized that a fully vaccinated infant was receiving up to 125 times what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considered safe for mercury exposure.
Because half the officials involved were on the payrolls of the drug companies they were charged to regulate, they have never ordered the pharmaceutical industry to stop using thimerosal. In fact, the product is still used in some vaccines. Last year's flu vaccine had a mercury content eight times the EPA's safe limit and it was recommended for six-month-old babies and pregnant women.
The generation of children poisoned by vaccines during the 1990s is now reaching puberty and if the Bush administration is successful in blocking lawsuits against the vaccine makers that caused this epidemic of neurological disorders, taxpayers will be left holding the bag and a heavy bag it will be.

On August 18, 2003, Dr Leonard G Horowitz, warned members of the congressional committee at a Government Reform Hearing on Vaccines as a Risk Factor For Autism, "the great and grave likelihood that disease prevention through vaccinations is violently backfiring—dramatically increasing mortality and morbidity especially among America's youngest citizens."
Horowitz cited the dangers of our nation's "most established, generally accepted, public health practice of vaccination, and its links to skyrocketing rates of autism and brain damage in children."
This public health professional by training, and independent investigator with expertise in medical sociology and infectious disease research, told Congress, "I have unfortunately, over the past two decades, grown accustomed to instances of poor decision-making, gross negligence, and downright cover-ups in safety oversight and pharmaceutical industry control in the vaccine arena," Horowitz said.
In 2002, the research team of David and Mark Geier released a study, based on tens of millions of doses of vaccines given to children in the US during the 1990s, that presented the first epidemiologic evidence that associated the increase in thimerosal from vaccines with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Professor Lynn Adams of Radford University, a speech-language pathologist who specializes in autism, says a 1999 study determined that the average child received 33 doses of 10 different vaccines by the age 5. She claims the multiple shots could "flip a genetic switch" in children predisposed to autism.
Lisa Blakemore-Brown, a psychologist in the UK, also maintains that thimerosal is the cause of autism, and suspects it is also the culprit involved in a wide variety of other health problems showing up in children these days.
According to Blakemore, the current autism epidemic did not occur earlier because children "were given single vaccines with single amounts of mercury,” she says, “but with the introduction of triple vaccines the amount of mercury contained within the preservative was multiplied and the cumulative effects are only just now being discovered by the public."

Laura Bono is the mother of an autistic child and she wants the public to consider the latest research pointing to the mercury-vaccine link. For instance, researcher Mady Hornig recently announced the results of a study where mice were given thimerosal at the level of the childhood immunization schedule and began exhibiting autistic behavior.
Laura cites a study where toxicologist Dr Jill James, a former FDA researcher, found a problem with autistic children's methylation which made it difficult for their bodies to rid themselves of mercury. Laura notes the findings of Dr Richard Deth that, once in the body, thimerosal shuts down the detoxifying methylation process.
Laura reveals how her son Jackson experienced a four-month regression beginning days after receiving shots. He received HiB (with 25 mcg. of mercury), DT (with 25 mcg. of mercury), oral polio, and measles-mumps-rubella. All totaled, he received 50 mcg. of mercury, three dead viruses and four live viruses. The 50 mcg. of mercury was on top of the 75 mcg. of mercury he had already received in his first year of life through one DPT and two other DT shots. The 50 mcg. of mercury he received in one day was 44 times the EPA exposure limit. He would need to weigh 550 pounds on that day to process that much mercury. He weighed just 25 lbs. The total amount of mercury from 2 months old to 16 months was 139 times the recommended EPA exposure levels.
"My outgoing, social, verbal child was a shell of his old self," Laura said, "Jackson’s body was still here. But his personality—what made Jackson his smart, loving self—was gone. The sick body replaced the well one. The sleeping child was replaced by one who would awake startled after a few hours and not go back to sleep all night. The one who had a healthy appetite was replaced by one who became picky and whittled his foods down to one or two. The happy child was replaced by an unhappy one. The child who at one time didn’t miss a thing and was the life of the room became distant and preferred to be alone. The one who was developmentally ahead of the crowd began making strange noises and exhibiting odd behaviors. The child God gave us was gone," Laura said.
Andrian Prokofiew of New Jersey has a son who was developing normally until he acquired autism at 17 months after receiving 20 some vaccinations containing thimerasol. Within weeks of the last three vaccinations given in the same visit, "he lost all speech for 3 years, did not even look at me or know who I was. He screamed for two weeks, his ears turned red, his eyes dilated and he began to spin, flap his hands and bang his head," she said.
It took more than three years to find out what happened to him medically. Andrian says she was horrified to find out the pharmaceutical companies gave bonus dollars for each vaccine given.
"Words alone cannot express how devastating this disorder is for the family and child, emotionally as well as financially," she said.
Dr Allen Clark, a licensed physician for 30 years, has a son who developed severe neurodevelopmental symptoms (diagnosed as Asperger’s an autism spectrum disorder) at age 7½ after receiving a routine influenza vaccine containing 25 micrograms of Thimerosal, a dose which the EPA would calculate that would be safe only for a 550-pound adult. The doctor's son weighed only 50 pounds at the time he was vaccinated.
Nancy and Tim Hokkanen are parents of Andy Hokkanen, age 6. Andy was exposed to mercury before birth from his mother's tooth fillings, which are 50 percent mercury, and from RhoGam shots for Rh factor incompatibility. After birth Andy also received thimerosal from the mandated childhood vaccinations.
Tim's health insurance has covered much of the cost of behavioral therapy for Andy, but for about nine months they were on medical assistance, which picked up many co-pays. They estimate that their insurance company was billed about $100,000 for therapy so far.
Linda Weinmaster has a 13-year-old son who also met with mercury poisoning before birth in the form of a mercury-containing RhoGAM shot that Linda received during her 28th week of pregnancy, along with his childhood vaccines. He now suffers from a host of medical problems that require care.
Linda tell how her son's medications cost over $6,500 per month. Right now, insurance covers his meds less deductibles but not his vitamins which run about $300 per month.

Parents pay approximately $53,000 in medical costs for their autistic child per year.
In addition to medical costs, most autistic children cannot be left alone and must be looked after and cared for non-stop every day of the year. Unless these kids and their families get the financial help that they deserve from the vaccine makers, the entire burden will eventually fall to the taxpayers and the cost will reportedly exceed $2 million dollars per child.
Maybe that will make people wake up and listen.

Evelyn Pringle is a columnist for Independent Media TV and an investigative journalist focused on exposing corruption.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Top Scientist Advocates Killing 90% Of Human Population
Fellow professors and scientists applause and roar approval at elite's twisted and genocidal population control agenda
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison April 3 2006

A top scientist gave a speech to the Texas Academy of Science last month in which he advocated the need to exterminate 90% of the population through the airborne ebola virus. Dr. Eric R. Pianka's chilling comments, and their enthusiastic reception again underscore the elite's agenda to enact horrifying measures of population control.

Pianka's speech was ordered to be kept off the record before it began as cameras were turned away and hundreds of students, scientists and professors sat in attendance.
Saying the public was not ready to hear the information presented, Pianka began by exclaiming, “We're no better than bacteria!”, as he jumped into a doomsday malthusian rant about overpopulation destroying the earth.
Standing in front of a slide of human skulls, Pianka gleefully advocated airborne ebola as his preferred method of exterminating the necessary 90% of humans, choosing it over AIDS because of its faster kill period. Ebola victims suffer the most tortuous deaths imaginable as the virus kills by liquefying the internal organs. The body literally dissolves as the victim writhes in pain bleeding from every orifice.

Pianka then cited the Peak Oil fraud as another reason to initiate global genocide. “And the fossil fuels are running out,” he said, “so I think we may have to cut back to two billion, which would be about one-third as many people.”
Later, the scientist welcomed the potential devastation of bird flu and spoke glowingly of China's enforced one child policy, before zestfully commenting, “We need to sterilize everybody on the Earth.”

At the end of Pianka's speech the audience erupted not to a chorus of boos and hisses but to a raucous reception of applause and cheers as audience members clammered to get close to the scientist to ask him follow up questions. Pianka was later presented with a distinguished scientist award by the Academy. Pianka is no crackpot. He has given lectures to prestigious universities worldwide.

One horrified observer was able to make notes on the speech and our gratitude goes to Forrest M. Mims for bringing this sickening display to the attention of the world.
Throughout history elites have invented justification for barbaric practices as a cover for their true agenda of absolute power and control over populations. Up until the 19th century, the transatlantic slave trade was justified by saying that the practice was biblical and therefore morally redeemable in nature, despite the fact that no such bible passage exists.

From 1932 until 1972, the Tuskegee Study Group (pictured below) deliberately infected poor black communities in Alabama with syphilis without their consent and withheld treatment as the diseased rampaged through the town killing families.

Pianka's doomsday warning of the population bomb, for which Mims claims he presented no evidence whatsoever, is complete pseudo-science. Populations in developed countries are declining and only in third world countries is it expanding dramatically. Industrialization itself levels out population trends and even despite this world population models routinely show that the earth's population will level out at 9 billion in 2050 and slowly decline after that. "The population of the most developed countries will remain virtually unchanged at 1.2 billion until 2050," states a United Nations report. Conservation International's own study revealed that 46% of the earth's surface was an untouched wilderness, that is land areas not including sea. It is commonly accepted that the entire world population could all fit into the state of Texas and each have an acre of their own land.

Think about the magnitude of Pianka's statements. He wants to kill nine out of every ten members of your family and he wants to kill them in one of the most painful and agonizing ways imaginable.

If Pianka, or 'The Lizard Man' as he likes to be called, is so vehement in the necessity of culling the human population will he step forward to be the first one in line? Will he sacrifice his children for the so-called greater good of the planet? We somehow doubt it.
Will the students who so enthusiastically greeted his ideas go home and kill themselves for the cause if it is so righteous?

It was noted how Pianka presented his argument with the kind of glee that you would see in a demented serial killer before dispatching his victim. This is an attitude we have encountered again and again. To discuss killing 90% of the world's population via a horrific plague is sick enough within itself but you would at least expect its advocates to be serious and sober in their approach to the subject. The opposite seems to be the case, where the subject is aired in a context of lighthearted lip-smacking and hand-rubbing as if the individual was about to sink his teeth into a T-bone steak.

This window gives us a clear view of exactly why these deranged bastards encompass this ideology. They love death and their lives are motivated by dark influences very different to you or I.

Pianka's approval of how the Chinese police state effectively controlled their population tells us that this rhetoric is just the glue that holds together the true agenda of the elite. A staged bio-attack blamed on terrorists could be the perfect cover for enacting the program of population reduction and the usurpation of our remaining freedoms.

In the 21st century the elite are concerned that from over 6 billion people might spring a new elite to challenge their stranglehold on the reigns of power. This is one reason for desire to cull the population down to a manageable level. Another is control over the behavior of the existing serfs and herding them like cattle into the slaughter house.

As we have documented, members of the elite are quite open in their feverish lust to commit mass murder and ethnic cleansing. In the foreword to his biography If I Were An Animal, Prince Philip wrote, "In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation."
National Security Memo 200, dated April 24, 1974, and titled "Implications of world wide population growth for U.S. security & overseas interests," says:
"Dr. Henry Kissinger proposed in his memorandum to the NSC that "depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World." He quoted reasons of national security, and because `(t)he U.S. economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less-developed countries ... Wherever a lessening of population can increase the prospects for such stability, population policy becomes relevant to resources, supplies and to the economic interests of U.S."

Kissinger prepared a depopulation manifesto for President Jimmy Carter called 'Global 2000' which detailed using food as a weapon to depopulate the third world.
One of the most chilling admissions of deadly intent came from the lips of the late Jacques Cousteau, the sainted environmental icon. In an interview with the UNESCO Courier for November 1991 the famed oceanographer said:

"The damage people cause to the planet is a function of demographics — it is equal to the degree of development. One American burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangaladeshes. The damage is directly linked to consumption. Our society is turning toward more and needless consumption. It is a vicious circle that I compare to cancer...."

"This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it."
The Melbourne Age reported on recently uncovered documents detailing Nobel Peace Prize winning microbiologist Sir Macfarlane Burnet's plan to help the Australian government develop biological weapons for use against Indonesia and other "overpopulated" countries of South-East Asia.

Pianka's ideology is in the same league as Hitler, Pol Pot, and the rest of history's despots who advocated mass extermination and had the temerity to dress it up in a 'noble' Straussian facade. We demand that he be investigated for openly calling for mass murder and in the meantime we encourage everyone to click here and e mail Pianka, enabling him to receive your feedback about his wish that you and your entire family die.

organic origins

Unfortunately, the many of the organic foods on the market are being produced by some of the most evil and exploitative corporations. Eating organic food is beneficial for your health, but you should also take into consideration the workers who are producing it-often being paid so little that they are barely able to provide enough food for themselves or their families. The following chart illustrates the organic foods and their parent corporations. My advice: for organic food, buy local.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Hypocritical Religious Right

The leaders of the Religious Right have used every opportunity to attack gays and lesbians, wage war on the rights of women, and to erode one of the central tenets of our Constitution: the separation between church and state.
Now it has been shown that these same "moral leaders" have been taking pro-gambling contributions from Jack Abromoff, while publicly condemning gambling as a social ill.
Millions of Americans have taken their moral cues from these morally bankrupt men - Send a letter to Ralph Reed, James Dobson, and Lou Sheldon and tell them to start practicing what they preach.

They have claimed the moral high ground, asserting the right to tell people how to live and condemning millions of Americans for actions they deemed immoral. But former Christian Coalition Director Ralph Reed made millions from Indian gambling interests, rallying religious conservatives to oppose competing casinos. James Dobson of Focus on the Family recorded anti-gambling ads that a casino-operating Indian tribe paid to air. And Lou Sheldon’s Traditional Values Coalition was paid $25,000 by online gambling outfit eLottery to lobby congress on its behalf.
It’s time to stop the hypocrisy