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Geraldo Wants to Know: Do you believe 9.11 was an inside job?

Geraldo Rivera Does 911 Truth Segment About Building 7

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Television: Monstrous Distortions of Reality

About Television

Unplug the Signal: The Truth Will Not Be Televised

A flow of information is constantly streaming from the television set; a bombardment of words and pictures. The speed at which this information is communicated makes it easy for the signal to take control, switching the viewer’s brain to stand-by as information is absorbed without analysis or question. Today the television’s constant signal shapes the conclusions of the masses and produces the collective norm. The signal prescribes what is news and what is truth through the words of so-called experts and authorities, gelding the consciousness and independent thoughts of those subjected to it. Through television, the masses can be made to accept the most monstrous distortions of reality. The signal is a chill wind of continuous oppression over the minds of the masses. It controls the management of society and culture, creating uniformity across all subjects.

The fuel for this vehicle of mass deception is a technique known as perception management where an array of psychological techniques are used to alter the truth, leading the viewer to a desired conclusion. Some call this spin or propaganda while others know it as lying. According to Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister for Adolph Hitler, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it… It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Most of what can be found on the nightly news is nothing but advertisements selling more government and a false reality that benefits only those in control. Television is the dictator of information; newspaper and radio are the whisper campaign of the television’s message.

It is expected that Americans will consistently prescribe to the doctrine of the television. It is subtly communicated that one should stay within the collective and never challenge the message, for doing so may be considered an aggression towards culture. The message is, “Be a good consumer; always obey authority; you know nothing; listen only to experts; be content and never question or express new ideas.” This signal is being broadcast across millions of screens, indoctrinating the unconscious minds of those who choose this as their only reality. Self-censorship occurs when these individuals become so deeply indoctrinated that they are afraid to discuss any information outside the paradigm of television-created culture; they police their thoughts to ensure they won’t conflict with this culture. Sadly, many people’s reality today does not allow any outside information to process, instead it is written off as conspiracy or blatant lies. Our consciousness has been destroyed so much that fiction has become reality. An entire lifestyle of poisonous foods, pharmaceuticals, and fluoridated water are accepted as safe and sold to us at the cost of our health and well being. Full Story

See Also: 5 ways your TV is slowly killing you

HAARP – Weather Modification and Mind Control

Informative video on HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Reasearch Program)the new weather modification and mind control Star Wars Defense Initiative (SDI)weapon of the US military. HAARP is capable of creating weather like hurricanes and tornadoes and tsunamis and earthquakes. It is also capable of altering peoples moods. From WETA TV a PBS station. Run a Google.com search for HAARP.

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Obama’s Speech to Children Contained Political Assertions

Assessing Obama’s Speech to Schoolkids

Neal McCluskey, Associate Director of the Cato Institutes Center for Educational Freedom and author of Feds in the Classroom, evaluates the troubling content of President Obamas speech to school students. McCluskey and Cato Vice President Gene Healy, author of The Cult of the Presidency, also dissect the manner in which the president is being presented to schoolchildren.

Related: ‘What is The President Asking Me to Do?’

Swine Flu Serves Profit and Power

Exposed: The Swine Flu Hoax

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The alarm has been sounded. Politicians, pharmaceutical executives and media conglomerates would have us believe that a 1918-style pandemic is a real threat. The 1918 pandemic, however, evolved out of conditions unique to World War I, for four specific reasons.

Why 2009 is Not 1918

First, World War I was characterized by millions of troops living in waterlogged trenches along the Western Front. This war zone became fertile ground for an opportunistic virus, as medical literature reveals:

“…a landscape that was contaminated with respiratory irritants such as chlorine and phosgene, and characterized by stress and overcrowding, the partial starvation in civilians, and the opportunity for rapid ‘passage’ of influenza in young soldiers would have provided the opportunity for multiple but small mutational charges throughout the viral genome.” (1)

Second, the war witnessed the growth of industrial-scale military camps and embarkation ports, such as Etaples in France, enabling the flu virus to enter into another phase of accelerated mutation. On any given day, Etaples was a makeshift city of 100,000 troops from around the British Empire and its former dominions. These soldiers concentrated into unsanitary barracks, tents and mess halls.

Today, many cities and nations have dense concentrations of people; none of these, however, are geographically isolated under the conditions of trench warfare and World War I-style deployments. Of course, there are smaller, sub-populations of people in prisons (prone to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis), in military barracks (prone to respiratory pathogens and meningococcal infections) and on cruise ships (prone to the Norovisus) – all proof of the connection between human confinement on the one hand and infectious disease on the other.

Third, after the war, ships such as the USS Alaskan became floating Petri dishes. Thousands of soldiers were packed like sardines for the long voyage home, allowing the virus to reverberate within hermetically-sealed units.

Fourth, returning troops were stuffed into boxcars for the train trip back to military bases, where they infected new recruits. Later, it was documented that Army regiments whose barracks allowed only 45 square feet per soldier had a flu incidence up to ten times that of regiments afforded 78 square feet per man. (2)

The 1918 flu virus became pandemic because, during World War I, the normal host-pathogen relationship was abandoned when millions of young men crowded into geographical confinement. In World War I, a flu virus was presented with a seemingly limitless number of hosts – almost all young, male, and with compromised immune systems. Unconstrained and unchecked by the usual habits of human behavior, the virus went rogue.

Flu viruses are smart, but they are not suicidal: if the host becomes extinct the virus will become extinct too. The evolutionary strategy, from the virus’s perspective, is to stay one step ahead of the immune systems of both humans and animals – but not two steps ahead. The flu virus aims to infect and reproduce without killing a critical mass of the hosts, of the herd, so the virus’s virulence is ameliorated after it becomes fatal for people on the margins of the host population – the weak and the elderly. World War I disrupted this synchronized, co-evolutionary relationship between flu viruses and human populations.

No flu since 1918 has been strong enough to produce, in millions of people, a “cytokine storm,” which is an immunological over-reaction leading to pulmonary edema (the lungs filling with fluid) – the curse of those with the strongest immune systems, normally between 20 and 40 years of age.

In normal flu pandemics, even in severe ones, the flu virus kills a portion of the weak and elderly. This appears to be the case in 1837 for Germany and in 1890 for Russia in 1890, though reliable medical evidence is scarce. It was certainly true for the Asian flu of 1957 and the Hong Kong flu of 1968, neither of which were significantly fatal for young adults. The flu 1976-1977 has been exposed as a boondoggle, a fraud, with far more people dying of the vaccine than from the flu itself.

Indeed, 1918 was an aberration. Since then, no flu has scythed away so many people: some 500,000 Americans and anywhere between 25 – 50 million people worldwide in three waves: first in March, then in August (the deadliest wave), and in then again in November of 1918, lasting into the spring of 1919.

The origins of the 1918 pandemic can be traced back to the trenches of the Western Front in 1915, 1916, and 1917 – to the world’s first large-scale industrial and international war. There was no other cause: If WWI had not been fought, it is inconceivable that the 1918 flu pandemic would have been so severe. Today, in 2009, absent the conditions of WWI, it is preposterous for political and medical authorities to claim that the swine flu is a menace to society.

The Mysterious Origins of the H1N1 “Swine Flu” Virus

If the current H1N1 swine flu virus does become abnormally lethal, there would be three leading explanations: first, that the virus was accidentally released, or escaped, from a laboratory; second, that a disgruntled lab employee unleashed the virus (as happened, according to the official version of events, with the 2001 anthrax attack); or third, that a group, corporation or government agency intentionally released the virus in the interests of profit and power.

Each of the three scenarios represents a plausible explanation should the swine virus become lethal. After all, the 1918 flu virus was dead and buried – until, that is, scientists unearthed a lead coffin to obtain a biopsy of the corpse it contained. Later, researchers similarly disturbed an Inuit woman buried under permafrost. (3)

The US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, with a scientist from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, then began to reconstruct the 1918 Spanish flu. Had Iran or North Korea engaged in Frankenstein experiments (complete with ransacking graves) to reverse engineer the 1918 virus the US and the UK would have gone ballistic at the UN Security Council.

Interestingly, numerous doctors and scientists suspect that the swine flu virus was cultured in a laboratory. A mainstream Australian virologist, Adrian Gibbs – who was one of the first to analyze the genetic properties of the 2009 swine flu – believes that scientists accidentally created the H1N1 virus while producing vaccines. And Dr. John Carlo, Dallas Co. Medical Director, “This strain of swine influenza that’s been cultured in a laboratory is something that’s not been seen anywhere actually in the United States and the world, so this is actually a new strain of influenza that’s been identified.”(4) Because of this, the 2009 swine flu virus – which has yet to be detected in any animals – has a rather suspicious pedigree.

The Propaganda Campaign

Across the mainstream media, reports announce one swine flu death after another (even though ordinary flu kills about 35,000 Americans each year). Upon closer scrutiny of what passes for journalism, the victims have “underlying health problems,” or “a common underlying health condition,” or “significant medical conditions.”

One news headline even blared: “Swine flu mother dies after giving birth, leaving her premature baby fighting for life,” and only later, buried deep in the story underneath, did it explain that she had “other medical problems” which included being confined to a wheelchair because of a serious car accident.

Citizens the world over are increasingly skeptical of hyped headlines followed by smaller-print caveats. They are uneasy with the effort to create “doublethink” – a term coined by George Orwell in 1984 and a reference to holding two contradictory ideas in one’s mind simultaneously, paralyzing critical thought.

The media has never been in the habit of reporting the cases of people who, for no known reason, die of the flu. Out of the 35,000 Americans who die each year from flu-related illnesses, some are bound to be relatively young and healthy. It happens. This year, however, their stories are front-page news.

More recently, news reports now claim that the H1N1 swine flu can affect people in the lungs and lead to pneumonia. This, however, is what separates the flu from the common cold in the first place; and this is why tens of thousands of elderly people die of flu-related symptoms each year. Fox News even claimed that “this one morphs and mutates and comes back in different ways…,” (like all flu viruses). In short, the media now uses the flu’s own ordinary symptoms to fuel fear.

Fortunately, a growing wave of online media challenges the propaganda. Back in 1976, there were no rival voices, and the Center for Disease Control’s manipulative television commercials dominated the airwaves. Fortunately, as a testament to official shamelessness, these videos are now archived and searchable on the Internet under the title of “1976 Swine Flu Propaganda.”

Now, like then, the US government’s pandemic policy alternates between the ridiculous and the repugnant. The government’s flu website is revealing. First, the historical section on the 1918 virus is intellectually dishonest, making absolutely no link between the unique conditions of World War I and the flu pandemic; instead, the site propagates the erroneous notion that this virus came out of the blue. (5)

Second, the site announces an absurd American Idol-style video contest: “Create a Video About Preventing or Dealing With the Flu & Be Eligible to Win $2500 Cash!” (Congress has earmarked 8 billion dollars for swine flu prevention and can only offer $ 2,500 to the proles – or, rather, to the one prole who, rising above mediocrity, best parrots the Party Line.)

And third, the site encourages the use of Twitter to “stay informed…” There is something mildly disturbing about the US federal government promoting Twitter as a form of resistance to foreign authoritarianism, while, simultaneously, using social networking to further federalize and protect the abuse of power at home.

1976 + 1984 = 2009

In sum, it appears that the 2009 swine flu pandemic will not be 1918. It might be a 1976-style hoax, however, serving profit and power – with a bit of Orwell’s 1984 thrown in for good measure.

Andrew Bosworth, Ph.D.
Author of “Biotech Empire”

Death from Cancer of a Misogynist Mindset

It was a year ago today that my friend Serena left this world for the next. I had visited her earlier that day. Even then she was already gone from this place. She had lain motionless for many days but the warmth of her hand in mine gave proof to her physical presence.

She was moved into the social room three weeks earlier when her hospital team assured that death was drawing near. “It will be tonight or tomorrow”, we we’re told, with the suggestion to call anyone who wanted to see her one last time.

Initially the room was abuzz with friends and family but the visits and visitors became less as she lingered in an emaciated, fetid body long beyond what anyone, especially her doctors, imagined possible. Only her parents were persistently present until the very end, living with her in her room. It was her mom who taught the nurses how to properly care for her daughter, how to change her dressings and clean her without causing too much distress to her painful body.

With the deepening of the disease and the amount of narcotics given in an effort to quell her pain, she wasn’t fully conscious, at least not to our sensibilities. I’d sit by her bedside and watch her face, trying to comprehend where she was retreating to, while recalling the late night conversations we use to have into the early morning hours. Now she was quiet. I could see through the slight opening in her mouth that her tongue had turned ashen white. It had the appearance of a pumice stone, shriveled and hard from lack of moisture.

It was frustrating not being able to talk, but one day I realized we could still communicate, without our tongues. On that day she told me that she was scared, that she did not want to die. This was evident to all of us who we were astonished at her tenacity in holding on for dear life. The doctors were confounded at how she was managing to survive despite her deteriorating condition.

It had been weeks since she had received nourishment yet she continued breathing and struggling to stay alive. At times it looked as if she was gritting her teeth to prevent her last breath from escaping her body. Serena had once fasted for 52 days – until she reached 106 pounds – the weight that a former lover whom she still pined for told her was ideal for her stature. Her ability to forgo food for a prolonged period may have been a contributing factor in her staying power.

While sitting with her in the hospital, and for months following her death, comments that she had made to me, floated back into focus. Pieces of a seemingly cryptic puzzle started to fit together into a plausible reason why such a vibrant person left her life in what seemed a sudden, inexplicable manner, at 56 years of age.

Serena, who as a young woman was married to a famous Chilean rock star, was physically attractive. She seldom painted her face, nor did she ascribe to the glamour or fashion notion of beauty. She did however, cover the silver that infiltrated her brown hair and dressed youthfully. Like many women, she didn’t want age to steal her beauty. One day – her dark eyes looking troubled – she told me that men did not look at her the way they use to. “When I lived in Hawaii, I got a lot of attention from men. Now no one notices me.” Coupled with a series of failed relationships, it seemed that she had lost her sense of self-worth.

“On an attractiveness scale of 1-10, I think I’m probably a 7, and you may be an 8” she proclaimed one day. Out of nowhere statements related to her appearance would come and just as quickly recede. They always caught me by surprise so I seldom gave much thought or response to them, but later I could see that it was something that was eating at her.

Menopause took a cruel toll on her, which was likely partly due to her fear of growing older. She once told me that a woman in her 20’s elatedly exclaimed how much she could learn from a crone like Serena. What was given as a compliment was considered an insult.

Once upon a time it would have been a compliment. Elder women, grandmothers, and crones played an important role in the community. Indeed, they have a great deal to teach the younger generations. It is evident in many societies that this role is not being fulfilled today. If women obsess on retaining youth rather than embracing the role of an elder, who will provide guidance and leadership?

It’s understandable, my friend’s fear of growing old, in a society where aging women are often passed up in favor of their younger counterparts. In conversation with a woman about this issue a few days ago, she told me that one of her clients said her husband, bag in hand standing at the front door, said he was leaving her for a younger woman. He gave no warning, offered no explanation, there was no conversation.

Women fear growing older because they fear not being loved. Not being worthy of love. The multi-billion dollar beauty industry sends women this message. Cover the gray, botox the wrinkles, hide signs of growing older with anti-aging creams, lotions and potions. The message is clear: we don’t like the way you look, please do something about it so that your appearance is more acceptable to the world.

There were a few other pieces to the puzzle too. Serena was childless and on one occasion told me she’d have no one to care for her when she grew old. In her younger years she traveled the world extensively with no time to settle down and raise a family. She said she always thought she’d have time for that later and when later came it was too late.

Lack of her own family, and the issue of finances, suddenly became concerns for her when menopause consumed her energy and motivation. When I met her five years earlier she was carefree, always wildly laughing and in love with life. It was the two years preceding her death that I watched her slowly stop participating in it. She was overwhelmed by it. Completely overwhelmed by every facet of her life.

So when the cancer came, and plopped itself onto her vulva, and she was told the only solution was to cut it away, to basically dissect her femaleness, it consumed her with fear. I think she sensed something had invaded her body long before the cancer presented itself, but like her pending death, she tried to deny it, wish it away. It was a long time before she would admit that she had cancer to anyone. Heavily influenced by the film “The Secret”, she told me talking about the cancer would give it power, make it proliferate. She visited psychic after psychic trying to comprehend why she had been stricken. While none could provide her with that insight, there was an interesting phenomenon. Most all of them said the same thing – that she was blocking healing.

As I watched her wither away and go back to the place where we all come from, I pondered the paradox. She had stopped participating in her life, but once she realized she was dying she fiercely clung to it, denying the seriousness of her condition, refusing to believe she was dying. One of her doctors said she couldn’t figure out why someone with Serena’s sense of spirituality was not going into death with grace, why she was fighting it.

She fought because she wanted to live, but she wanted her old (younger) self back. Her vitality, her passion, her joie de vivre. She worked hard to get it back refusing surgery, opting for less invasive therapies. This resulted in exhausting battles with some of her friends who were furious that she would not submit to the surgery and essentially allow herself to be castrated. They could not understand why she would not acquiesce and settle for a life less than the one she had already resigned herself from.

What made my friend beautiful was her spirit – it shone through in the brightness of her eyes when she smiled. The way she attracted people to her with her generous, gregarious nature, she made look effortless. She cared about people. She had once told me that she wanted to return a bodhisattva to help suffering beings. Maybe she’s back doing that now; the earthly plane is in desperate need. I hope she starts with the cancer of a misogynist mindset that undermines the wisdom of women in favor of their physical appearance. That she helps young girls understand that their beauty is in their consciousness, their dreams, in their compassion. So that they will not ever feel the desire to purge anything from their body but the lies that belittle and scar them for being female.

Inspector General Walpin: Resign or We’ll Terminate You

Obama Fires Inspector General Gerald Walpin for doing his Job

Gerald Walpin speaks: The inside story of the AmeriCorps firing
Dispute that resulted in firing involved stimulus money

The White House’s decision to fire AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin came amid politically-charged tensions inside the Corporation for National and Community Service, the organization that runs AmeriCorps. Top executives at the Corporation, Walpin explained in an hour-long interview Saturday, were unhappy with his investigation into the misuse of AmeriCorps funds by Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who is now mayor of Sacramento, California and a prominent supporter of President Obama. Walpin’s investigation also sparked conflict with the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento amid fears that the probe — which could have resulted in Johnson being barred from ever winning another federal grant — might stand in the way of the city receiving its part of billions of dollars in federal stimulus money. After weeks of standoff, Walpin, whose position as inspector general is supposed to be protected from influence by political appointees and the White House, was fired.

Walpin learned his fate Wednesday night. He was driving to an event in upstate New York when he received a call from Norman Eisen, the Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform. “He said, ‘Mr. Walpin, the president wants me to tell you that he really appreciates your service, but it’s time to move on,'” Walpin recalls. “Eisen said, ‘You can either resign, or I’ll tell you that we’ll have to terminate you.'”

At that moment, Walpin says, he had finished not only a report on the Sacramento probe but also an investigation into extensive misuse of AmeriCorps money by the City University of New York, which is AmeriCorps’ biggest program. Walpin says he told Eisen that, given those two investigations, neither of which was well-received by top Corporation management, the timing of his firing seemed “very interesting.” According to Walpin, Eisen said it was “pure coincidence.” When Walpin asked for some time to consider what to do, Eisen gave him one hour. “Then he called back in 45 minutes and asked for my response,” Walpin recalls.

The method of Walpin’s firing could be a violation of the 2008 Inspectors General Reform Act, which requires the president to give Congress 30 days’ notice, plus an explanation of cause, before firing an inspector general. Then-Sen. Barack Obama was a co-sponsor of that legislation. In the case of Walpin, Eisen’s efforts to force Walpin to resign could be seen as an effort to push Walpin out of his job so that the White House would not have to go through the 30-day process or give a reason for its action. When Walpin refused to quit, the White House informed Congress and began the 30-day countdown.

Eisen’s phone call came after months of increasing conflict inside the Corporation for National and Community Service. “We issued two reports that the management of the Corporation and the board of directors didn’t like, because they criticized what the board was doing,” Walpin recalls. There is no question that Walpin discovered misuse of federal money in Kevin Johnson’s program, known as St. HOPE, and at City University of New York. But as a result of those investigations, relations between Walpin and top executives became frosty, and he says they cut him out of Corporation business that should normally include the inspector general. Full Story

See: Obama’s $6 Billion Forced Servitude Program