Friday, March 12, 2010
Stop selling unlicensed natural health remedies: pharmacy regulators
Tom Blackwell, National Post Published: Sunday, February 07, 2010
The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) says pharmacists cannot be assured the products are safe until they are granted a government licence
Makers of natural-health products say they are bracing for widespread layoffs and millions of dollars in losses after Canada's pharmacy regulators issued a surprise directive recently urging druggists to stop selling unlicensed natural remedies.
The order affects thousands of herbal treatments, multi-vitamins and other products, most of them waiting for approval from Health Canada under a backlogged, five-year-old program to regulate natural-health goods.The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) says pharmacists cannot be assured the products are safe until they are granted a government licence, and should not sell them in those circumstances.Pharmacists are obliged to hold the health and safety of the public or patient as their first and foremost consideration, said the association's recently issued position statement.Representatives of the natural health industry, however, have reacted angrily to the directive issued last month, predicting it will have little impact on patient safety, while triggering an economic crisis for their members.We are talking about job loss, we are talking about a lot of income loss, we are talking about product stuck in warehouses that cannot be sold,Jean-Yves Dionne, a spokesman for the Canadian Health Food Association, said in an interview.A statement issued by the association calls the directive self-serving and contrary to federal government policy. It has taken a sledge hammer to a finishing nail, the group said. It will create confusion for consumers. It is the wrong thing to do.
NAPRA is comprised of representatives of the provincial colleges of pharmacy that regulate the profession. It is now up to the individual provinces to implement the statement. The Ontario and Quebec colleges have already done so, with Ontario pressing pharmacists to not buy or order any more of the affected products, and its neighbour pushing for druggists to also remove unlicensed product already on their shelves, Mr. Dionne said.Pharmacies, as surprised by the directive as anyone, are caught in the middle, said Jeff Poston of the Canadian Pharmacists Association.One of the questions that everybody is asking in the pharmacy world is, Why now? As far as people can determine, nothing has significantly changed.
A spokesman for NAPRA was not available for comment.
The controversy revolves around Health Canada's natural-health products regime, launched in 2004 to vet treatments that had been virtually unregulated before, in a new system some critics said was still too lax. As it ploughed through tens of thousands of applications for licences, the department said manufacturers could continue selling their products, so long as they had at least applied for approval.
The department has issued about 18,000 natural-health licences, while at least 10,000 products are still waiting for certification, industry representatives said. The whole process was supposed to be done by this January.The natural-food association argues that it makes no sense for the pharmacy regulators to try to block sales of products awaiting licences, when Health Canada itself has said they can be sold pending an approval decision.The industry is worth an estimated $1.5-billion to $2-billion a year, but many producers are small operations with sales of $1-million to $2-million annually and could be decimated by the directive, Mr. Dionne said. He cited a call he got last week from a manufacturer in Nova Scotia who sells two products -- a homeopathic remedy for diabetes-related pain and a vitamin-based pill -- that are waiting for approval and could be forced off the shelves.
They are really panicking out there,he said.
Some manufacturers could sell their products in health-food stores instead, but others rely exclusively on pharmacies, said Mr. Dionne.Gerry Harrington of Consumer Health Products Canada, another industry group that represents natural-health producers, said his members strongly support the regulations. NAPRA may be targeting others, though, who are trying to evade any government oversight, he said.There is a sub-set of companies out there who have no intention of complying with the regulations, who have taken advantage of the interim approach to essentially ignore the regulations,Mr. Harrington said.Some companies have chosen ... to lobby politically for an essentially unregulated or minimally regulated industry.
Meanwhile, Mr. Poston said pharmacists are pressing for the regulators to lessen the disruption by phasing in the policy.National Post
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Treat vitamins as over-the-counter drugs: doctors-Side effects potentially dangerous: paper Tom Blackwell, From Canwest News Service Monday, February 01, 2010
With Health Canada poised to let food makers fortify a wide range of new products with vitamins and other nutrients, a group of leading emergency-department doctors is calling for vitamins to be treated like over-the-counter drugs because of their potentially dangerous side effects.The physicians from children's hospitals in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario also recommend that vitamin A no longer be allowed as an ingredient in multivitamins, citing evidence that it can cause birth defects in high doses.The researchers stress that vitamins are generally safe and healthy when consumed appropriately. But with many Canadians convinced that taking large quantities of certain supplements can stave off various medical problems, the doctors caution that the public needs to know more about the downsides of high doses or improper chronic use.Those effects range from liver damage caused by too much vitamin A to hardening of the arteries linked to vitamin C, the physicians outline in a paper just published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Some can also interact riskily with other drugs, undermining blood-clotting ability, for instance, when combined with the popular painkiller Ibuprofen.We don't want to wait for something bad to happen, said Dr. Ran Goldman, head of emergency at the B.C. Children's Hospital and the study's lead author.The doctors take aim as well at a proposal being considered by Health Canada to give food manufacturers freedom to fortify a wide range of products, including snack foods and pop, with vitamins and other nutrients. A department official reiterated in a recent letter that the government is moving toward the change.
The idea is unacceptable,given the already high consumption of vitamins in society, the emergency physicians say.Health Canada, though, says that it has serious concerns about their study and how it portrays regulation of vitamins. In fact, the nutrients are covered by the government's new natural-health products rules, and they require substances to undergo assessment before being approved and to carry detailed side-effect information, the department said in an email response to questions.The doctors suggest the five-year-old natural-health regulations are not appropriately stringent for products such as vitamins. Heather Boon, a pharmacy professor at the University of Toronto who studies natural-health products, said that is not true, though she noted that spotty application of the regulations so far means safety labelling of vitamins now varies from product to product.
The problem is that people think vitamins and they automatically think They must be good for you, and more must be better,and that's when people get into trouble,she said.We need to be conscious that if you take too much, you could run into trouble.Carl Carter, regulatory affairs chief at the Canadian Health Food Association, said consumers should be better informed about vitamins -- because of their benefits.Canadians are underexposed to vitamin D, particularly in the winter months,he said.From a safety point of view, there could be as much as a 70% reduction in the risk of cancer through the appropriate use of vitamin D.
Side effects potentially dangerous: paper
The study cites evidence that as many as a third of Americans use vitamins, suggesting that the figures are similar in Canada.A survey by the same group in Toronto found that 32% of children who showed up at an emergency department had taken vitamins in the previous three months, though parents often fail to mention such use.The doctors outline five vitamins they feel should be treated like drugs-- A, E, D, folic acid and niacin -- based on safety research produced over the past 40 years.Large doses of niacin, for instance, can cause digestive symptoms ranging from nausea to peptic ulcers, the paper notes.Many scientists are now recommending people in northern climates boost their consumption of vitamin D-- naturally produced when sunshine strikes the skin -- as evidence mounts that it helps prevent various cancers and other illness.Excessive amounts of it, though, can cause problems including kidney damage and anemia, the study says.National Post, with files
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
16 And he(FALSE POPE) causeth all,(WORLD SOCIALISM) both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(CHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM
WORLD MARKET RESULTS
HALF HOUR DOW RESULTS FRI MAR 12,2010
09:30 AM +3.73
10:00 AM +17.69
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11:00 AM -4.61
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03:00 PM -0.15
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04:00 PM +12.85 10,624.69
S&P 500 1149.99 -0.25
NASDAQ 2367.66 -.080
GOLD 1,102.40 -5.80
OIL 81.25 -0.86
TSE 300 12,012.80 +34.10
CDNX 1568.29 +7.29
S&P/TSX/60 705.17 +2.67
YEAR TO DATE PERFORMANCE
Dow +23 points at 4 minutes of trading today.
Dow -17 points at low today.
Dow +33 points at high today so far.
GOLD opens at $1,112.70.OIL opens at $82.97 today.
Dow -17 points at low today so far.
Dow +33 points at high today so far.
Dow -17 points at low today.
Dow +33 points at high today.
REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE (THE EU DICTATORS TEMPLE)
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
REBUILT 4TH TEMPLE (THE TRUE MESSIAHS TEMPLE)
12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
EZEKIEL 40 TO 48 IS THIS 4TH TEMPLE TO BIG FOR THE MOUNT I BELIEVE TO BE BUILT 25 MILES FROM JERUSALEM.
3RD TEMPLE REBUILDING
TAMAR YONAH TALKS TO OKTAR ABOUT 3RD TEMPLE ON MOUNT
TAMAR INTERVIEWS RABBI ABOUT OKTAR ON 3RD TEMPLE
SECRET OF THE COPPER SCROLL
FUTURE OF THE 3RD TEMPLE
JOEL RICHARDSON INTERVIEW WITH OKTAR
TRANSCRIPT OF OKTAR-RICHARDSON INTERVIEW
MARCH 16 UPDATE-LAST 30 MINUTES
MARCH 16,10 INFORMATION
REMEMBER MARCH 16,2010 ISRAEL WANTS TO START REBUILDING THE 3RD TEMPLE BY LAYING THE CORNERSTONE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.GET IN CONTACT WITH NETANYAHU AND DEMAND THE ISRAELIS GET TO REBUILD THE 3RD TEMPLE NOW AND PRAY AT ALL TIMES ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT TO THE GOD OF ISRAEL AND THE WORLD KING JESUS.AND ALSO TO SACRIFICE TO JESUS.
LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE INFOWARS.COM
FALL OF THE REPUBLIC MOVIE
ENDGAME GLOBAL ENSLAVEMENT
BOHEMIAN GROVE NWO OCCULTISTS
WITCHCRAFT IN THE WHITE HOUSE
PHIL BERG - OBAMA CRIMES
LAURIE ROTH SHOW
CANADA FREE PRESS-JUDI MCLEOD
AND THE OTHER ISSUE WE MUST KEEP ON THE TABLE AND IN PEOPLES MEMORY IS THAT BARRY SOETORO IS REALLY BARACK OBAMAS REAL NAME AND HE WAS BORN IN KENYA NOT AMERICA.BARRY SOETORO AKA BARACK OBAMA IS NOT ELLIGABLE TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA GOVERNMENT.EVERYTHING HE SIGNS IN BARACK OBAMA IS ILLEGEL,BECAUCE HIS REAL NAME IS BARRY SOETORO.AMERICAS CONSTITUTION WILL BE IN SHAMBLES ONCE THIS SCAM IS FINALLY REVEALED TO THE WORLD.
BY THE TIMELINE IN OBAMAS OWN BOOKS-OBAMA WENT TO PAKISTAN ON HIS INDONESIAN PASSPORT.ANOTHER ISSUE OUT OF 400 PEOPLE AT COLUMBIA THAT GRADUATED THE YEAR OBAMA OR BARRY SOETORO DID,NO ONE COMES FORWARD TO SAY THEY KNEW HIM.HOW COME AT HAWAII HOSPITAL WERE OBAMA CLAIMS HE WAS BORN,NO NURSES OR ANYBODY CAME FORWARD TO SAY THEY WITNESSED OR TOOK PART IN THE BIRTH.THIS BARRY SOETORO OR AKA BARACK OBAMAS LIFE IS A COMPLETE FRAUD.AND AMERICA IS CONNED TO BELIEVE THE LIE.WHY WOULD SOETORO AKA OBAMA SPEND 2 MILLION DOLLARS TO STOP ALL THESE LAWSUITS IF THERES NO COVERUP.HE WOULD JUST SHOW THE PROOF OF EACH EVENT-PLACE OF BIRTH,CERTIFICATE AND REAL NAME BARRY SOETORO-INDONESIAN PASSPORT.
THIS IS INTERESTING THAT SOETORO-OBAMA IS GOING ON AN INDONESIAN TRIP MARCH 18,10.COULD HE BE UPDATING HIS PSSPORT OR TRYING TO SOMEHOW SCAM IT SO THEY MAKE IT A HAWAIAN PASSPORT.ONLY TIME WILL TELL.......LETS WATCH CLOSELY TO THIS INDONESIAN TRIP.
The recession is an essential part of the Progressive plan to transform the foundation of the country from capitalism to socialism-Obama: Serving Ambitions, Not Citizens By JR Dieckmann Friday, March 12, 2010
This recession isn’t going to end as long as Obama is in office. The recession is an essential part of the Progressive plan to transform the foundation of the country from capitalism to socialism. The unemployment rate of 9.7 percent represents only about half of the workforce that would be working if jobs were available. Jobs in the private (productive) sector continue to decrease, while government and SEIU (Service Employees International Union) taxpayer paid jobs continue to increase.With less and less revenue from private sector production and more and more government dependence, you can see where this is headed. You can also see why our government keeps borrowing more money to pay for liabilities that aren’t being covered by tax revenue.Eventually, the loan interest rate becomes unaffordable, or credit is denied altogether, and the nation’s economy collapses through default. That’s when the socialists take over and begin confiscating 50% or more of your income in taxes as a necessary step toward economic recovery.They’ll tell you it’s for the common good of the country, but if they cared about the common good of the country, they never would have caused this to happen in the first place. But they will gladly hold you and your income liable for their reckless policies and spending. We must hold them accountable first before this happens. We must elect a Congress in November that will put a stop to this abuse of the American citizens.
In his weekly radio address, Obama said he had a meeting with insurance executives who were unable to tell him (to his understanding) why insurance rates keep going up. Why does Obama have to ask them this question? Answer: because Obama doesn’t understand how business works, and health insurance is a business. It is a product provided to those who can afford it, no different from buying a car. It is not a right anymore than owning a car is a right.Insurance company rates are directly proportional to insurance company costs. Rates go up because the costs go up and because the value of the dollar continues to decline as government policy keeps borrowing and printing more currency. In spite of a rise in insurance company rates, their profit margin still remains under 3.5% which goes to the stock investors who are the American people.That’s not much profit and certainly doesn’t show corporate greed. Obama’s healthcare plan does nothing to reduce the costs, but instead attempts to subsidize them with taxpayers’ money which will only make the problem worse.Obama needs to demonize insurance companies and anyone else in the private sector that he wants to destroy in order to promote his socialist agenda. Sure, there are some problems with insurance companies for the chronically ill and those with pre-existing conditions, but then the insurance companies have a responsibility to their stockholders to show a profit, not a loss. If they have to pay for costs that exceed income, then the rates have to go up.Obama accuses them of greed for trying to meet their costs and would have them operate at a loss and drive them out of business to force more people to look to government for their healthcare. That is not the American way.
A large portion of those costs come from lawyers constantly filing frivolous medical lawsuits. Even if the cases never go to court, it still costs a lot of money to defend them and settle out of court. If we really want to lower the costs of healthcare then we need to get James Sokolove, and others like him, off of our TVs, and put a stop to this television advertising for medical lawsuits. By doing so, we remove the cause of expensive defensive medicine being practiced by doctors, which adds even more to the costs.This synthetic president said in his State of the Union address that we were sent here to serve our citizens, not our ambitions. Maybe Obama needs to start listening to his own speeches. He has done nothing but serve his own ambitions and special interests since taking office. He must be aware that nationalized healthcare is not popular with the American people, yet he continues to push it. How is that serving our citizens? Is he really listening to anyone other than Andy Stern, president of the SEIU? If the power of persuasion doesn’t work, then we’ll use the persuasion of power.—Andy Stern, another Marxist advising Obama and influencing national policy. As the communist USSR president, Nikita Khrushchev, once said: We will take you over from the inside! At the time, in the late 1960s, few took him seriously. They should have. The communists now have their man in the White House.
With Obama in office and a Progressive controlled Congress, the goals of a communist takeover are now within sight. But this opportunity won’t last for long, and that is why we are seeing this urgent and forceful push toward socialism now.We must fight with every resource we have to restore the constitutional limits placed on an out-of-control federal government - one that is no longer a constitutional government bound by the founding documents.We can’t afford to have our government unionized by the SEIU or any other union We can’t afford to have our government unionized by the SEIU or any other union. This is supposed to be a government of the people, not of unions which prevent the firing of worthless employees and demand that they be paid twice what the private sector is paid for the same work. Remember when Civil Service jobs were low paying, last resort jobs, and taxes were affordable? Obama needs to clean up his own house before demonizing others.It’s almost a sure bet that Republicans will take over Congress next year. If this healthcare gets passed into law in any form, Republican candidates should campaign on a platform of repealing it as soon as they are in power. No matter in what form it may pass, Obama will sign and applaud it as a huge success and accomplishment of his administration. The citizens will see it for what it is - a loss of freedom and liberty.
The danger of this healthcare bill is that it is so massive that repealing it would be nearly impossible after the bureaucracy has been installed, the money allocated, private insurers going out of business, and the system transformed. The next Congress must begin the repeal process immediately before more irreversible damage is done.Obama has been talking about my healthcare plan, but it turns out that Obama’s healthcare plan doesn’t even exist. It was nothing more than an outline which couldn’t be scored by the CBO for lack of any details. I suspect that it was the plan written and submitted to Obama by Andy Stern and the SEIU which laid down the guidelines for the Senate and House bills.The process now being used by Obama and Congress is unconstitutional. The Constitution requires that all bills that raise revenue for the government must originate in the House:
Article I, Section 7: All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.But this unconstitutional president is telling the House to pass a bill that raises hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes and borrowing from foreign countries, but originated in the Senate.On top of that, they intend to use reconciliation in the Senate to get the bill passed with only 51 votes. Reconciliation was created to resolve budget issues because the Constitution requires Congress to pass a budget every year. It was never intended, nor has it ever been used, to get policy issues passed.Pelosi doesn’t have enough votes to pass the Senate version of the bill, so to get enough Democrat votes in the House, they were told that the bill will be fixed after it has been passed into law. This would result in the law created by this bill being something different from what was passed by Congress. Senate Republicans are telling the House members don’t count on that fix happening.Latest subversion of constitutional law, Rep. Louise Slaughter
Now, the latest subversion of constitutional law comes from Rep. Louise Slaughter who is suggesting a new rule that would consider the bill passed if the House passes a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate bill. This means that the House wouldn’t actually vote on the healthcare bill at all.
The Constitution is very clear on this point:…But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each House respectively.Obama is becoming desperate. He is becoming unglued, knowing that his signature legislation is failing, instead of becoming the most important accomplishment (the only accomplishment) of his career. He is demanding that Congress pass this abomination by March 18 before they go on Easter recess.He knows what lawmakers are going to face in their local communities from their constituents who do not want this legislation passed, and he knows it will effect their willingness to vote for this unpopular bill. He knows it won’t stand a chance of passing after lawmakers hear from their constituents face to face.If this bill fails, Obama will be seen as the failure that he is. If it passes, he will be seen as the enemy of American freedom, liberty, and prosperity. He has already crossed the line, so now he has only one way to go. Force his socialism upon America and make it permanent and irrevocable while he still has the power of the presidency.
He is determined to get this done at any cost or violation of the law. To Obama, the status quo is constitutional government. He has always hated our Constitution and intends to change or abolish it to suit his Marxist ideology.This will be done by making small changes here and there along with big ones like this healthcare bill, the Cap & Trade bill, to be followed by the Immigration Reform bill. All of these issues have been rejected by the American people but Obama doesn’t care what the American people want.Obama’s transformation of the country means serving his own ambitions of a socialist dictatorship. The citizens of America must continue to show their disapproval of Obama, his communist ideology, and his socialist healthcare agenda. Never before has America faced an enemy more dangerous to our freedom and liberty than we face now.As for our prosperity, that is pretty much already gone, as is the prosperity of our future generations who will be strapped with the Obama debt. This political pervert in the White House must be stopped now and forever. We must elect officials who are willing to serve the citizens, not their own ambitions and those of their campaign contributors both foreign and domestic.
Speaking of foreign - where’s the birth certificate?
GOVERNMENT INTERNET ATTACKS
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Proof that 9/11 Truthers Are Dangerous Washington’s Blog March 8, 2010
Most Americans don’t know what kind of people 9/11 truthers really are. So they can’t figure out whether or not they are dangerous.Below is a list of people who question what our Government has said about 9/11.The list proves – once and for all –that people who question 9/11 are dangerous.Email this list to everyone you know, to prove to them that 9/11 truthers are all dangerous nut cases.
Senior intelligence officers:
-Former military analyst and famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg said that the case of a certain 9/11 whistleblower is far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers. He also said that the government is ordering the media to cover up her allegations about 9/11. And he said that some of the claims concerning government involvement in 9/11 are credible, that very serious questions have been raised about what they [U.S. government officials] knew beforehand and how much involvement there might have been, that engineering 9/11 would not be humanly or psychologically beyond the scope of the current administration, and that there’s enough evidence to justify a new, hard-hitting investigation into 9/11 with subpoenas and testimony taken under oath (see this and this).
-A 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials (Raymond McGovern) said I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke, and is open to the possibility that 9/11 was an inside job.
-A 29-year CIA veteran, former National Intelligence Officer (NIO) and former Director of the CIA’s Office of Regional and Political Analysis (William Bill Christison) said I now think there is persuasive evidence that the events of September did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe. … All three [buildings that were destroyed in the World Trade Center] were most probably destroyed by controlled demolition charges placed in the buildings before 9/11.(and see this).
-A number of intelligence officials, including a CIA Operations Officer who co-chaired a CIA multi-agency task force coordinating intelligence efforts among many intelligence and law enforcement agencies (Lynne Larkin) sent a joint letter to Congress expressing their concerns about serious shortcomings,omissions, and major flaws in the 9/11 Commission Report and offering their services for a new investigation (they were ignored)
-20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence, and former CIA clandestine services case officer (David Steele) stated that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war, and it was probably an inside job (scroll down to Customer Review dated October 7, 2006).
-A decorated 20-year CIA veteran, who Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh called perhaps the best on-the-ground field officer in the Middle East, and whose astounding career formed the script for the Academy Award winning motion picture Syriana (Robert Baer) said that the evidence points at 9/11 having had aspects of being an inside job.
-The Division Chief of the CIA’s Office of Soviet Affairs, who served as Senior Analyst from 1966 – 1990. He also served as Professor of International Security at the National War College from 1986 – 2004 (Melvin Goodman) said The final [9/11 Commission] report is ultimately a coverup.
-Professor of History and International Relations, University of Maryland. Former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency, former military attaché in China, with a 21-year career in U.S. Army Intelligence (Major John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army) questions the government’s version of the events of 9/11.
-According to the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, an FBI informant had hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House (confirmed here)
-Current Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy said The two questions that the congress will not ask . . . is why did 9/11 happen on George Bush’s watch when he had clear warnings that it was going to happen? Why did they allow it to happen?
-Current Republican Congressman Ron Paul calls for a new 9/11 investigation and states that we see the [9/11] investigations that have been done so far as more or less cover-up and no real explanation of what went on.
-Current Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich hints that we aren’t being told the truth about 9/11
-Current Republican Congressman Jason Chafetz says that we need to be vigilant and continue to investigate 9/11
-Former Democratic Senator Mike Gravel states that he supports a new 9/11 investigation and that we don’t know the truth about 9/11
-Former Republican Senator Lincoln Chaffee endorses a new 9/11 investigation
-Former U.S. Democratic Congressman Dan Hamburg says that the U.S. government assisted in the 9/11 attacks, stating that I think there was a lot of help from the inside.
-Former U.S. Republican Congressman and senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, and who served six years as the Chairman of the Military Research and Development Subcommittee Curt Weldon has shown that the U.S. tracked hijackers before 9/11, is open to hearing information about explosives in the Twin Towers, and is open to the possibility that 9/11 was an inside job
-The Commission’s co-chairs said that the 9/11 Commissioners knew that military officials misrepresented the facts to the Commission, and the Commission considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements (free subscription required)
-9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton says I don’t believe for a minute we got everything right, that the Commission was set up to fail, that people should keep asking questions about 9/11, and that the 9/11 debate should continue
-9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer said We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting.
-9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland resigned from the Commission, stating: It is a national scandal; This investigation is now compromised; and One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up.
-9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey said that There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version . . . We didn’t have access . . . .
-And the Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – recently said At some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened. He also said I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.
Other government officials:
-U.S. General, Commanding General of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, decorated with the Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart (General Wesley Clark) said We’ve never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me. I’ve seen that for a long time.
-Former Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Warning under Nixon, Ford, and Carter (Morton Goulder), former Deputy Director to the White House Task Force on Terrorism (Edward L. Peck), and former US Department of State Foreign Service Officer (J. Michael Springmann), as well as a who’s who of liberals and independents) jointly call for a new investigation into 9/11
-Former Federal Prosecutor, Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan; former U.S. Army Intelligence officer, and currently a widely-sought media commentator on terrorism and intelligence services (John Loftus) says The information provided by European intelligence services prior to 9/11 was so extensive that it is no longer possible for either the CIA or FBI to assert a defense of incompetence.
-The Group Director on matters of national security in the U.S. Government Accountability Office said that President Bush did not respond to unprecedented warnings of the 9/11 disaster and conducted a massive cover-up instead of accepting responsibility
-President of the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board, who also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer and as a member of the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review, and who was awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses for Heroism, four Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals (Lt. Col. Jeff Latas) is a member of a group which doubts the government’s version of 9/11
-Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan (Col. Ronald D. Ray) said that the official story of 9/11 is the dog that doesn’t hunt.
-The former director of the FBI (Louis Freeh) says there was a cover up by the 9/11 Commission
-Director of the U.S. Star Wars space defense program in both Republican and Democratic administrations, who was a senior air force colonel who flew 101 combat missions (Col. Robert Bowman) stated: If our government had merely [done] nothing, and I say that as an old interceptor pilot—I know the drill, I know what it takes, I know how long it takes, I know what the procedures are, I know what they were, and I know what they’ve changed them to—if our government had merely done nothing, and allowed normal procedures to happen on that morning of 9/11, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of dead Americans would still be alive. [T]hat is treason!
Numerous other politicians, judges, legal scholars, and attorneys also question at least some aspects of the government’s version of 9/11.
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While Government Treats Citizens As Terrorists, Mexican Military Invades U.S. Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Friday, March 12, 2010
While the U.S. government and federal authorities busy themselves targeting American citizens as domestic terrorists, it seems they couldn’t care less about the fact that the military of a foreign power is flying around American airspace with wanton abandon.Residents of Falcon Heights, a south Texas border town, saw a Mexican helicopter hovering over a house shortly after 6pm on Tuesday night. The chopper conducted surveillance for about 15 minutes before flying back to Mexico.They had armored individuals in the chopper, open ramp, very military looking, in style and preparation, said Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr.It’s proof the Mexican military sees no boundaries, reported local KRGV News’ Stephanie Stone, adding that the incident wasn’t the first of its kind and wouldn’t be the last.The markings I understand read La Marina which is equivalent to the Mexican Navy,said Gonzalez.
Local residents who saw the chopper refused to talk about it on camera, but the news report showed images of the helicopter.KRGV contacted nearly a dozen government agencies in an attempt to get answers. After contacting the the FAA about the chopper, KRGV were told to talk to the Customs and Border Protection, who said they knew about the incursion but were apparently unconcerned.State and local authorities refused to return phone calls about the incident after they were also contacted by KRGV.A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman says that a Mexican military helicopter crossed the border into south Texas late Wednesday afternoon before returning to Mexico without landing,reported the Associated Press.Richard Pauza said Thursday that customs officers had spotted the helicopter over U.S. territory near the Falcon Dam in Zapata County sometime after 5 p.m. Pauza said he had no other information.While the government trains federal authorities and law enforcement personnel that U.S. citizens are the biggest threat, they couldn’t give a damn about the fact that the military of a foreign government is violating U.S. airspace when it pleases.Indeed, this only helps the process of acclimating the American people to accept the sight of foreign troops on U.S. soil, a danger Congressman Ron Paul has characterized as a horrible precedent which is part of the NAFTA scheme and globalization and world government.Imagine if Soviet bombers or Iranian fighter jets were caught cruising around Los Angeles or Washington D.C. Would the government be at all concerned? Or are they too busy worrying about gun owners, Tea Party activists and Ron Paul supporters?
Stern backs $100bn IMF climate fund plan
London, 11 March: A climate fund proposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to raise $100 billion a year by 2020 has won support from climate change economics guru Nicholas Stern.Speaking in Nairobi on Sunday, IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said: Sustainable growth in developing countries will require large-scale, long-term investments for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Copenhagen Accord suggests that $100 billion a year is needed by 2020, over and above existing aid commitments. This will be difficult to do with the standard approach – a series of pledging conferences for decades to come.He said that, ultimately, financing will come from budgetary transfers from developed countries, drawing on scaled-up carbon taxes and expanded carbon trading mechanisms. However, these revenue sources will take time to be put in place, so an IMF Green Fund could act as a bridge to large-scale carbon-based financing in the medium term. In a subsequent interview with wire service AFP, Strauss-Kahn said that the IMF is going to publish a working paper on the Green Fund in the next couple of weeks. However, in the Nairobi speech, he stressed that the IMF would not manage the fund.
Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, said: The Green Fund is a creative and constructive idea which shows that the International Monetary Fund recognises clearly the very serious risks that climate change creates for future global economic growth and development.Late last year, George Soros, the former hedge fund manager and now billionaire philanthropist, suggested that such a fund tap Special Drawing Rights, the international reserve assets held by the IMF to supplement its members' official currency reserves. However, Soros’ proposal was for a modest $100 billion over 25 years, rather than the $100 billion per year by 2020 apparently on the table from the IMF. In January, Strauss-Kahn floated the idea of an IMF-led green fund, at the Davos meetings in Switzerland.Updated 11 March 2010
Why Italy faces a derivatives time bomb
Ian Simpson Reuters March 11, 2010
Financial markets are gripped by the role derivatives have played in Greece's debt crisis, but Italy also has a derivatives time bomb, and hundreds of cities are in the €24-billion blast zone.Many local governments eager to cut financing costs for years rushed to sign up for complex derivatives contracts, even when the terms were in English. But some cities, facing big losses when interest rates go up, are now trying to pull out of derivatives and suing the international and local banks that arranged the deals.In a test case, a judge in Milan will decide in coming weeks whether to try 13 people and four banks – UBS, Deutsche Bank, Germany's Depfa and JPMorgan Chase & Co – on aggravated fraud charges. The case stems from a derivatives swap over a €1.68-billion 30-year bond, the biggest issued by an Italian city.Milan, Italy's financial capital, is facing a €100-million loss on the deal, city officials say. Milan is also suing the banks for €239-million in overall liabilities.In the southern region of Puglia, prosecutors are seeking to bar Merrill Lynch, a unit of Bank of America Corp, from government contracts for two years. The move stems from derivatives losses from €870-million in regional bonds.JPMorgan, UBS and Deutsche have denied wrongdoing, and Depfa has declined comment. Merrill has not commented.
Almost 500 small and large Italian cities are facing mark-to-market losses of €2.5-billion on the contracts, according to the Bank of Italy. Analysts say that figure will balloon when interest rates go up.Most of the contracts involved switching fixed rates on loans to variable ones with banks.With the economic crisis, the problem has been lessened a bit (with lower rates) ... But in fact with a rate rise it becomes an even worse problem, said Fabio Amatucci, an expert on local government finances at Milan's Bocconi University.The European Central Bank is expected to start hiking rates at the end of this year or early next year.U.S. and European officials are looking into how U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may have helped Greece disguise the size of its budget deficit through the use of cross-currency derivatives in 2001.The Italian deals differ somewhat from the Greek case since the instruments were usually for switching rates on loans, but Italy stands out because of the vast number of cities, regions and public entities – even a theatre association – that turned to them from 2001 to 2008.The Bank of Italy put the notional value of derivatives contracts at €24.1-billion in June 2009. However, Il Sole 24 Ore business newspaper on Thursday cited Treasury data to put the overall figure at €35.5-billion – a third of local governments' debt – when wider criteria were used.Although central bank figures show 467 local governments had derivatives contracts at the end of September, Mr. Amatucci believes the real number could be around 3,000 as more deals emerge.The government banned new contracts in 2008 pending new rules. Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti has said there is no effect from derivatives held by local governments.Local governments rushed into derivatives in part because they helped ease the rigidity of a 2001 law that bars taking on new debt except to finance investment.But another big draw was the upfront payment many cities got in advance for signing revamped agreements, usually done without a bidding process, analysts said.
Renegotiated deals shoved back payment and costs in a political manipulation of signings, said Giampaolo Gialazzo with the Tiche consultancy in Treviso.Revised deals also carried increasingly restrictive terms and higher costs for municipalities and other local governments.Greece did nothing more than get itself money right away and then pay it back slowly. Local administrations in Italy did the same thing,said Massimiliano Palumbaro with CFI Advisors in Pescara.Pescara, a southern Italian city, itself took out a total of €108-million in interest rate swaps and is suing UniCredit SpA and BNL, a unit of France's BNP Paribas, over them. UniCredit had no comment, while BNL had no immediate comment.When rates are low, as they were when many contracts were agreed to, local authorities using a variable rate could find their costs shrinking. However, when rates rose, officials would find themselves owing more money.Milan has argued, as have many other local administrations, that the contracts were murky, carried hidden costs and banks had failed to explain them.However, a source close to the issue said Milan could not argue that it was ignorant about derivatives since the 2005 swap replaced a contract that had been renegotiated repeatedly.The city also has wide securities markets experience given its joint control of listed utility A2A, the source said.With banks putting in place a complex deal that had to be overseen for 30 years with hefty back-office costs,the city could not expect that the banks were going to take that position for free,said the source.Despite the court cases, Milan is still interested in derivatives. The city council said on Wednesday it was studying a switch from a variable rate on the contract to a fixed one.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast(THE EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADE BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise:(10 NATIONS) and another shall rise after them;(#11 SPAIN) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(BE HEAD OF 3 KINGS OR NATIONS).
France and Germany eye top job in EU diplomatic corps-Mr Vimont at a food and wine festival in the US (Photo: SETH BROWARNIK/RED EYE PRODUCTIONS)ANDREW RETTMAN
11.03.2010 @ 17:05 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - With plans for the EU's new diplomatic corps entering their final stage, EU capitals have quietly begun to negotiate over who will take the top jobs up for grabs.The office of EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton is aiming to submit a draft organigram for the External Action Service (EAS) to EU diplomats in Brussels on 17 March.According to an EU official acquainted with the document, Ms Ashton's office wants the service to have nine senior posts: A secretary general, two deputy secretary generals and, below them, six director generals.At the top of the hierarchy, Ms Ashton will mainly do shuttle diplomacy on the model of her predecessor, Javier Solana, who clocked up over 2.6 million air miles in his 10 years in office. The EU's 11 special representatives, such as Marc Otte on the Middle East, will report directly to her.
The secretary general is to stay in Brussels and run the EAS on a day-to-day basis.
He will oversee the work of the six director generals and a number of autonomous EAS cells: the EU's Military Staff, responsible for planning overseas military missions; SitCen, an intelligence-sharing bureau; an internal security unit; an internal audit unit and a department handling communications and relations with other EU institutions. The two deputy secretary generals will not have administrative duties, freeing them up to replace Ms Ashton at internal EU meetings or second-tier international events. EU capitals are wary of openly lobbying for their candidates due to the accepted wisdom that early runners do not finish first.But diplomatic sources say that the French ambassador to the US, Pierre Vimont, the secretary general of the French foreign ministry, Pierre Sellal, and a senior aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Christoph Heusgen, are the current favourites for the secretary general job. Messrs Vimont and Sellal both have strong EU credentials, having served as France's ambassadors to the union during two previous French EU presidencies, in 2000 and 2008, respectively. Mr Heusgen was the top political advisor to Mr Solana.The argument in favour of a French candidate is that French official Pierre de Boissieu, who currently runs the EU Council, will cede his place to a German official, Uwe Corsepius, in 2011. We have a lot of good candidates for all the levels of the service. But it's premature to talk about these issues, a French diplomat said. On the other hand, French EU official Christine Roger is already being lined up to become president of the EU's Political and Security Committee, a senior EU Council body handling security decisions. Germany has got little by way of top jobs in the new-look EU so far, with its EU commissioner, Guenther Oettinger, taking the medium-weight energy portfolio. It would be a bad sign of Germany's level of interest in EU foreign policy if it does not have a senior figure in the EAS, an EU diplomat said. Meanwhile, Sweden's EU ambassador, Christian Danielsson, is being talked about as a possible deputy secretary general.
The six director generals will each run a department composed of several hundred officials, forming the main pillars of the EAS architecture. One directorate is to take care of budget and personnel. A second one is to handle global affairs such as climate change, human rights and democracy promotion. A third one is to manage EU relations with multilateral bodies, such as the UN and the G20, as well as legal and consular affairs.The remaining three are to be split on geographical lines: A fourth directorate is to cover EU neighbourhood countries, accession candidates, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. A fifth one is to span industrialised countries such as the US, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan and Australia. The sixth one is to take care of developing countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
The European Commission and the European Parliament are also circulating draft organigrams with competing ideas for the EAS structure. There's probably a draft organigram on every floor of every EU building in Brussels, another EU diplomat said.The newer EU member states are pushing for senior EAS posts to be open to a free competition based on merit. But it is clear that the top nine appointments will be political decisions.An EU official told this website that new member states can realistically aim to fill some of the director general-level posts only. The contact added that Polish centre-right MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski and the director of the Diplomatic Academy in Warsaw, Andrzej Ananincz, are in the frame.
Georgia flags up problems with new EU structures
VALENTINA POP Today MAR 12,10 @ 09:30 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Georgia cannot put itself on hold until the new EU arrangements created by the Lisbon Treaty start working, but needs to flag up the persisting problems with Russia's strong foothold in the two breakaway enclaves of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, a senior Georgian official told EUobserver.There is a change of administration in Washington and a reset policy towards Russia, a new EU with its new structures which is not yet a mature process – there are some other priorities on the international arena, but still, this conflict didn't disappear. It's still here,Temur Yakobashvili, Georgia's minister for re-integration said while in Brussels earlier this week to promote his government's new strategy of engagement with the rebel regions.A year and a half ago, Georgia made headlines when Russia engaged in a full-scale military invasion after the Caucasian republic itself invaded South Ossetia. The war ended with a ceasefire brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was then chairing the rotating EU presidency. The Russians then pledged to withdraw to the previous positions before the war and scale back their military presence, as well as allow EU monitors to enter the two breakaway republics and diffuse tensions.But both Abkhazia and South Ossetia subsequently declared independence, which Moscow recognised. Russia also boosted its military presence, established permanent bases and place agents of the FSB, the national intelligence agency, on the border.Moscow says the withdrawal requirements under the ceasefire agreement are no longer valid since the two became independent republics and invited Russian troops on their soil.
Georgia's new engagement strategy with the rebels avoids the Russian issue, as well as the subject of the status of the self-proclaimed independent republics, which can be discussed only in parallel and after repatriation of refugees and the full de-occupation of Georgia, Mr Yakobashvili explained.It's not a re-integration strategy, it's an engagement strategy that is part of the re-integration process. What we are trying to do is to deploy the human-centric policy. Issues of health care, for instance. Education, trade, information, confidence building – all these measures will not solve the conflict, but they are important to the people's lives,he said.
While pointing to continued provocations, humiliations and attacks on strategic infrastructure such as high power lines, Mr Yakobashvili stressed that the military option in solving the conflict was off the table. We always stated there is no military solution in confrontation with Russia. That was very clear from the beginning. We got there because we had to react to an invasion,he said. The document itself lays out measures ranging from establishing bus lines crossing the dividing lines to renovation of hospitals and schools. Tbilisi offers Abkhaz and South Ossetian residents access to its health care and social security system and pledges to look at ways to address specific concerns, including to documents certifying birth, death, marriage, and education. It also sets out perspectives to enable international travel for the largely Russian-passport holding population.
EU structures still unclear
Asked if he was meeting officials in the European Commission or staff working for foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Mr Yakobashvili shrugged his shoulders.I have some meetings, actually I don't know now who is who here [in Brussels]. But I am meeting people who are dealing with Georgia, he added.He also had moderate expectations from the upcoming EU presidencies of Hungary and Poland next year, which are both set to emphasise Europe's Eastern Partnership, the bloc's new policy towards its eastern neighbours. It seems to me that the new arrangements don't allow the presidencies the same role that they used to have. We are also waiting to see how it all works, he said.But we can't put ourselves on hold and do nothing, meanwhile.Meanwhile, Mr Yakobashvili was happy to have gained the support of the French foreign ministry in holding a conference on the implementation of his government's strategy. The event is expected to take place at the end of June in Paris or Brussels, he said.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, EU's new foreign policy figure Catherine Ashton said she took note of the Georgian strategy and welcomed Tbilisi's commitment to solving the conflict only through peaceful means and diplomatic efforts.The EU welcomes the spirit of the initiative as a constructive step towards easing tensions, building confidence and reaching out to the residents of the Abkhaz and South Ossetian regions, the statement reads.On the same day, in a speech before the European Parliament, Ms Ashton said the bloc's engagement in Georgia to broker a ceasefire and then deploy EU monitors on the ground was a benchmark for how she wanted to see the new diplomatic service work. The EU's new External Action Service under her authority is set to be up and running by the end of the year.
EU defends hedge fund plans after US criticism
ANDREW WILLIS 11.03.2010 @ 17:30 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Union has defended its draft hedge fund legislation, following criticism from the US that the rules could discriminate against foreign hedge funds, private equity groups and banks. At a regular news conference in Brussels on Thursday (11 March), European Commission economy spokesperson Amadeu Altafaj said the bloc was entitled to come up with its own plans, and that the proposals were in accordance with G20 commitments.The EU decision to act on hedge funds is in line with a G20 decision to reinforce transparency, he said.The new hedge fund rules do not discriminate against foreign players and are not protectionist.In a letter to EU internal market and financial services commissioner Michel Barnier on Wednesday, US treasury secretary Tim Geithner warned that the EU plans could cause a transatlantic rift by discriminating against US groups. He pointed in particular to so-called third country elements of the draft directive, measures designed to force non-EU funds to comply with the new rules if they wish to seek investors inside the EU.Member state diplomats were meeting in Brussels on Thursday to agree on amendments to the draft legislation, put forward by the European Commission last April. EU finance ministers are then expected to finalise the member state position at a meeting next Tuesday, with agreement from the European Parliament then needed before full ratification can take place.
Credit default swaps
The move to finalise a European position on hedge funds comes as a number of EU governments ramp up pressure for commission action on credit default swaps (CDSs). In a joint letter to commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, dated 10 March, the leaders of four EU states called for an immediate enquiry into the role and impact of speculation linked to the insurance-type swaps. We must prevent speculative actions from causing so much uncertainty on the market that prices no longer provide accurate information and state financing reaches a fundamentally unjustifiable high level, said the letter.
Unheard of a decade ago, a CDS is a contract between two parties, under which the buyer pays for protection against bond default. Naked CDS trading, where the bank or hedge fund does not own the underlying bond, has attracted particular criticism from politicians who blame the process for exacerbating the Greek debt crisis. Large-scale purchases of CDSs can lead to increasing market doubts over the security of the underlying bond, they argue, pushing up bond yields and the cost of government borrowing. The letter is signed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.
Further Greek bail-out details?
Mr Papandreou has just returned from a European tour and subsequent visit to the US, with EU finance ministers expected to endorse the fresh austerity measures announced by his government last week. In return for the measures, Greece is pushing for greater details of a EU financial support plan to be made public, an action that would reassure investors and bring down Athen's borrowing costs, say Greek officials. A Greek source suggested to EUobserver on Thursday that euro area finance ministers are gearing up to make a fresh announcement regarding a potential Greek aid plan on Monday, going beyond a statement of solidarity given by EU leaders at an informal summit in Brussels on 11 February.
LAND FOR PEACE (THE FUTURE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH)
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
THE WEEK OF DANIEL 9:27 WE KNOW ITS 7 YRS
Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
ISAIAH 28:14-19 (THIS IS THE 7 YR TREATY COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27)
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king (EU DICTATOR) of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences,(FROM THE OCCULT) shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:(SATANS POWER) and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes;(JESUS) but he shall be broken without hand.
MEPs demand Hamas release Israeli soldier
LEIGH PHILLIPS Today MAR 12,10 @ 09:24 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling on Hamas to immediately release Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured in 2006 by the Palestinian militant group in a cross-border raid.The chamber by a strong majority said that it was wrong that Mr Shalit, both an Israeli and French citizen, was held incommunicado in Gaza and deprived of basic rights in accordance with the Geneva Convention and demanded that Hamas be as good as its word and grant Sergeant Shalit rights and privileges in accordance with the Third 1949 Geneva Convention.The resolution deplores the continued disregard for Sergeant Shalit's basic human rights and the fact that his family and the Israeli and French authorities have been prevented from obtaining information regarding his well-being.
The house called on Hamas to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit Sergeant Shalit without delay, and to permit him to communicate with his family.The passage of the appeal came a day after Noam Shalit, the father of the IDF soldier, met with European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek. Mr Shalit gave the president news of negotiations on his son, currently ongoing with Hamas, categorised by the EU as a terrorist group, and mediated by Germany and Egypt.The European Union gives a lot of money to the Palestinians, and I hope the Palestinians, and especially Hamas, won't be able to ignore the vote, he said, according to AFP.
Israel is understood to be ready to release some 450 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the 23-year-old soldier. Hamas however, has demanded the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.Noam Shalit hoped that the EU should say clear and loud that it is not acceptable that Hamas is keeping anyone, and especially a European citizen, in captivity for four years, in complete isolation, without any contact with the outside world.EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is due to visit the Gaza Strip later this month and also met with the soldier's father while he was in Strasbourg.I hope she will call for Hamas to conclude this issue and release my son Gilad, and for Israel to remove the [blockade] on the Gaza strip, he said.
Hurva to Reopen After 62 Years – Without Netanyahu
by Maayana Miskin MAR 12,10
(IsraelNN.com) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not plan to attend the historic reopening of the Hurva synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday. A senior diplomat told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew news service that the PM will absent himself in order to avoid conflict with the United States or the Palestinian Authority.The prime minister will address crowds at the Hurva ceremony by video instead. The diplomat who spoke to Arutz Sheva would not divulge the exact content of Netanyahu's address, but hinted, we're not sure that the nationalists are going to like what he intends to say.An official statement from the Prime Minister's Office confirmed that Netanyahu would not attend the Old City ceremony, but said his absence would be due only to time constraints.The Prime Minister has a very full schedule these days,the statement said.Netanyahu was criticized by U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden this week for allowing Israeli Jews to build homes in the Jewish neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo in Jerusalem, an area that has never had Arab residents and is located between the densely populated Jewish neighborhoods of Sanhedria and Ramot. . The PA harshly criticized Netanyahu as well, accusing him of torpedoing negotiations by allowing Jews to move into parts of the capital that the PA lays claim to.
Netanyahu apologized to Biden for the timing of the Ramat Shlomo building plans. Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin (Likud) and other MK's of Netanyahu's Likud criticized Biden's reaction, some having harsh words for Netanyahu's apology as well.The PA considers Jerusalem's Old City to be occupied territory as well. While the area is historically Jewish, it was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, and the PA considers it Arab land. Israeli attempts to restore historic Jewish sites in the Old City, such as the Kotel tunnels during Netanyahu's first term of office, have been met with fierce Arab opposition and violent rioting.The Hurva synagogue served as Jerusalem's main Ashkenazi synagogue for generations, until it was destroyed by the Jordanian army during the 1948 War of Independence. It will be reopened on Monday. Several senior public figures have agreed to attend the event, among them Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin, Housing Minister Ariel Attias, and Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky. Click here for INN's exclusive preview film of the restored synagogue.
ZECHARIAH 12:1-5 King James Bible
1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
ZECHARIAH 14:1-9 King James Bible
1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
U.S. Jews to Biden: Leave Jerusalem Alone
by Maayana Miskin MAR 12,10
(IsraelNN.com) The veteran United States-based Young Israel movement condemned U.S. Vice President Biden on Thursday, telling Biden to leave Jerusalem alone. The American vice president had condemned Israel's decision to allow Jews to build in historic Jerusalem, in an area that has been annexed by Israel but is claimed by the Palestinian Authority.We strongly condemn Vice President Biden's statements and respectfully urge him to rescind his incendiary remarks about Jerusalem, said Young Israel President Shlomo Mostofsky.The reality is that there is no such entity as East Jerusalem,there is only Jerusalem, which is the united capital of Israel, Mostofsky continued. Only Israel can make determinations regarding Jerusalem's future expansion and development.Mostofsky compared the situation to construction of homes in the American capital.It would be anathema for a Vice President to support a statute that banned any American from relocated to, or from building a home in, Washington D.C. Or any American community because the neighbors objected to their presence based solely on religion, ethnicity or origin,he said. By expecting Jews to be banned from certain Jerusalem neighborhoods simply because they are Jewish, Biden ignored our American values of equality and justice, he charged.
Biden made the mistake of giving the Palestinian Authority a false impression, said Mostofsky. Biden led the PA to believe that America would pressure Israel into negotiating the status of Jerusalem, he said, when in reality, Israelis overwhelmingly oppose putting Jerusalem on the table in talks with the PA.Instead of pandering to terrorists, the Vice President should have told the PA to amend its charter, stop preaching hatred in their schools and mosques, and immediately halt all plans for terrorist attacks, Mostofsky suggested.
Al-Jazeera Airs Footage of Israeli Captives
by Maayana Miskin MAR 12,10
(IsraelNN.com) The pan-Arab news network Al-Jazeera broadcast archive images of captive IDF soldiers from the past on Thursday night as Hamas continued to pressure Israel to release terrorists in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Shalit. The network aired footage of Nissim Shalem and Yossef Groff.Shalem and Groff were taken captive in Lebanon in 1982. They and fellow captive soldier Hezi Shai were returned to Israel in 1985 in exchange for the release of 1,150 terrorists. One of the freed terrorists, Ahmed Yassin, went on to found Hamas.The footage aired on Al-Jazeera was recorded in 1983. In the video, the two soldiers accused Israel of murdering innocent Arabs in Sabra and Shatila, and compared IDF soldiers to nazis.Shalem later told Israeli reporters that his terrorist captors had forced him to make the statements. He told his captors that the IDF was not responsible for the massacre, but you couldn't tell them the truth, he explained.Al-Jazeera used the tapes as part of a three-part series it is airing on the exchange of Israeli captives for imprisoned terrorists.
In 2006, Hamas kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit near Gaza. The terror group claims Shalit is alive and well, although it has refused to allow international observers to make contact with the young captive. Only one short video clip of Shaliit was released by Hamas since his capture.Hamas leaders are demanding the release of over 1,000 terrorists in exchange for Shalit's freedom.
Jerusalem College Holds Conference on Miracles
by Maayana Miskin MAR 12,10
(IsraelNN.com) Jerusalem's Lifshitz College brought the realm of the mystical into the world of academia Thursday by holding a conference on the topic of 'Miracles in Our Generation.Dr. Eli Hadad spoke to Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language news service about the conference. Miracles are definitely a mystical subject, but we're trying to bring them into the realm of reason as well, he explained.The question is how we see our daily reality, what's called Your miracles from day to day, he continued. Dr. Hadad compared the views of two great Jewish scholars, saying,According to the Ramban [Nachmanides], events that are clearly miraculous are meant to show us that our entire existence is miraculous and due to G-d's constant supervision, while the Rambam [Maimonides] believes that there are miracles that defy nature while the rest of existence is natural and works according to fixed laws.Today's society is focused on miracles, Hadad said. Today we're in an era of miraculous perception,we see that Kabbalah study is flourishing, people seek miracles, there's a yearning, he explained.The miracle-seeking nature of today's society can be seen in art – a phenomenon that was the topic of one lecture at the conference. Many students in the film department make movies in which miracles are the main theme,Hadad said.
The focus on miracles is not entirely positive, he added. There are definitely dangers... Instead of taking action in the real world, people hope for miracles, and use all kinds of talismans,he said.Today people want to avoid responsibility. It's a very widespread issue in the post-modern world, which casts a doubtful eye on reality,Hadad said. The ideal approach to miracles includes accepting reality and working with it, he concluded.
Canada: Investigation over Online Hate Speech
by Maayana Miskin MAR 12,10
(IsraelNN.com) Authorities in Canada are investigating an anti-Semitic website that accused Jews of being behind several murderous terrorist attacks. The website's creator, York University student Salman Hossain, has been suspended from school and will face a disciplinary panel.The Ontario Police's hate crimes and extremism unit is looking into Hossain's writings.Hossain, a dual citizen of Bangladesh and Canada, created a site called filthyjewishterrorists.com on which he blamed terrorist attacks in the United States and Canada on the mass murdering terrorist Jewish community.He accused Jews of being behind terrorist attacks that were in fact perpetrated by Muslims, and said that the Jews carried out the attacks in order to make Muslims look bad.He called to murder all Jews in Europe and North America if a terrorist attack were to take place in Canada.The university is moving on this issue in a serious fashion, York University said in a statement.We want all of our students, all of our community members, to be safe,the school added.
On his site, which has been taken offline, Hossain bragged about his hatred for Jews, and predicted that foreign troops would enter Western countries and vaporize the Jewish neighborhoods in Major Population Centers using nuclear warheads and cruise missiles.This war on Islam... will end with the complete extermination of the Jewish culture, race, and religion, he said.After Canada's National Post reported on the story, Hossain confirmed that he did in fact support genocide against Jews.
Hossain has been involved in hate crimes in the past. Three years ago, he faced charges after expressing support for terrorist attacks in Canada. Those charges were dismissed after the attorney general determined that Hossain was undergoing rehabilitation.
Get ready for the know all, see all, national ID card….plus, plus By Laurie Roth Mar 10,10
Obama and his administration want to know and control everything, namely us. If given the chance,Obama and his crew will morph into place a national ID Card for Workers under the guise of repairing and responding to the Immigration problem. Now, the push is on to quickly create a biometric card, which would have embedded information, personal information and fingerprints. Who cares about that old fossil….privacy rights. This special and intrusive card would be forced on and used by ALL workers in America. The recent Wall Street Journal article exposed this very thing. It isn’t just Democrats who have lost their minds on this. Senator’s Chuck Schumer (D) and Lindsey Graham (R) are boldly leading this effort and want a bill signed soon. In fact they are planning to meet with Obama next week to update him on their work. Isn’t this progressive and most special?Obama, Schumer and Graham say and believe that forcing this card on all workers would stop new illegal aliens from coming here to work because they couldn’t get work without a card. The magical thing is that this president and congress are boldly pushing amnesty for the 20-40 million illegal aliens already living here so they need not worry about this new working card. Illegal aliens will suddenly find themselves Americans and part of the system…..especially, the democratic voting system. Now….you owe us…pay up. Most will pay up you realize. They will pay by allowing themselves to be totally manipulated and patronized for their votes. Oh, did you think Obama and his progressive worshipers were wanting to offer amnesty because they were so empathic and nice???
The bottom line is a forced national ID card attached to every American worker will have nothing at all to do with helping the illegal immigration and border disaster. You realize this would only invite millions more illegal aliens across our borders. There would be a huge and growing business of stealing worker cards and other Identity documents. This is part of the grander scheme to control all Americans….what we eat, how long we live, where we go, what we do for work, health care, guns, use of gas and energy and freedom in general. Just this week I talked with legal analyst and founder of www.faxdc.com, Steve Eichler about this very thing. He forwarded me an article from The Wall Street Journal that outlined the very real push for a national ID worker card for everyone. I was horrified as I started tracking through this and a few other breaking stories, some of which were broken on my show. I realized that we were closer to a cashless and controlled society than I had thought.
You connect a few dots with me and make up your own mind
Pat Wood of www.augustreview.com broke a huge story and wrote a few articles on the re emergence of Technocracy and the environmentalist’s push and plan for a green economy using carbon credits.No more cash, no more capitalism as we know it. You would be assigned so many carbon credits a month to use for gas, food and other needs. When the Government said they were done for the week or month, you were done. No more food, gas or anything else, like heat in your home either. Total control….and green control at that.Pat also talked about the push now for Smart Grid technology. This is a computerized network of things, where chips are put into your house, from washing machines to ovens and phones…..guess what, the smart grid knows exactly how much energy you use, for what and when you use it. The big Mamma behind the curtain of smart grid can decide when you fly home to Kansas or crash in a field cold and dead. Already, Pat said that appliance companies who make electronic things in your house are cooperating and putting readable chips in them so the smart grid can do their thing.
Then there is the control with the Health Care bill
In the Senate and House version still being manipulated into place, they have described the IRS controlling this bill. It would have access to your bank accounts, especially if health payments or bills were late. Did you ever wonder why this Health care horror show would be governed by the dreaded IRS? Wonder no more. They have the biggest and most complicated computer system of tracking there is. Imagine a person fighting cancer, having lost a job and now behind on payments to a coerced Government health plan……now the IRS is breathing down your back and seizing your bank accounts.We fight scream and yell about the paid for abortions, forced health insurance or else sections, and rationed health care for seniors. These areas and more are total nightmares….BUT….the biggest nightmare is a controlled system that connects and directs traffic of Government control, hiding behind health.
Let us review
The push for Technocracy…..cashless society, carbon credits and total control of people, energy and money.National worker ID…..push for cashless society, forcing ID’s on everyone…later the mark of the beast as the Holy Bible describes will come.
Cap and Trade and the Greens…..once again total push for control of energy, environment, what you eat, grow, do for recreation and spend. Just another excuse to regulate, tax and litigate everyone and their dog…….no….the dog will be promoted and sue you.Health care that is not health care……this is simply a PR safe headline that will ration real health care and choices away from us all. It will kill our seniors and murder more babies, but we will all pay for it now. It will control and use our health records, mental health records, habits and choices however the healthcare controllers see fit on high.The Technocracy movement, the Greens and environmental movement, the Government health care movement and now the national worker ID movement belong in the lava hot furnace. Triple the heat and burn until dead.Our right to privacy, achievement and freedom is something we are now forced to fight like Brave hearts for. I say, bring it on! We shall win.
Colleen LaRose: The New American terrorist?
By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
10 March 2010: A four-count indictment issued against Colleen Renee LaRose, 46, formerly of 429 Main Street, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania was unsealed yesterday by federal authorities in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The indictment charges LaRose with one count each of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment also references five other co-conspirators, including one who resides in the U.S., although none of the five were identified by name.LaRose came to the attention of federal authorities in 2008, when she allegedly began using the internet to solicit financial and material support to wage Jihad, or holy Islamic war against the West. Using the internet pseudonyms JihadJane and Fatima Rose,LaRose posted on Islamic internet forums, YouTube and FaceBook in an attempt to befriend and rally like-minded Muslims to her cause. She expressed her desire to advance Islamic holy war and become a shahed, or martyr for Islam. Others living within and outside of the U.S. answered her calls, and she began to put her alleged murderous plans into action.Her online activities abruptly stopped she was arrested by federal authorities in on October 15, 2009, on charges of transferring a stolen U.S. passport to a co-conspirator. Following her arrest, she was incarcerated at the Federal Detention Center (FDC) in Philadelphia where she currently remains.The indictment released Tuesday offers only a limited glimpse into the activities and ambitions of Colleen LaRose. Her path to Islamic jihad is neither exclusive nor exceptional, despite her U.S. citizenship and decidedly Western appearance. In fact, the case of Colleen LaRose can be an example of an emerging breed of Islamic terrorists and a template illustrating the developing threat posed by an ideology motivated by hatred.
The road to jihad
Diminutive at 4’11” tall, with dark blond hair and green eyes, Colleen Renee LaRose most recently lived in a second-floor apartment at this four-unit brick apartment house in the town of Pennsburg, , a rural community located north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She resided there with her cats and for a time with a boyfriend and his ill father after living in San Angelo, Texas for several years.In Texas, she lived at 305 N. Schroeder Avenue, San Angelo, with her husband Rudolpho CAVAZOS until her divorce in 1998, although maintained that surname as well as other aliases and variations of her name. In 1997, she was convicted of a class B misdemeanor for passing a bad check. According to court records, an open warrant still exists for her in the state of Texas stemming from that case. She was also convicted of driving under the influence.LaRose reportedly converted to Islam as a result of her relationship with a male companion. Over the last few years, she began to become active in Islamic forums and web sites, embracing the ideology while living a rather unremarkable life and blending with the landscape of suburban sprawl in America.
Information obtained exclusively by this investigator from a federal source involved in this investigation provided insight into LaRose’s path from an American suburbanite to alleged terrorist, as well as the ensuing investigation leading to her indictment.In June 2008, LaRose posted an entry on the internet site YouTube under the pseudonym JihadJane, writing that she wanted to help the suffering Muslim people.Following the posting of the video and her statement, federal agents began and maintained surveillance of the video and postings, including LaRose’s writiings.
It was not until December 2008 that the posting by LaRose received a response by a co-conspirator in a south Asian county who expressed a desire to also wage jihad and become a martyr. It is relevant to note that the lapse between June and December 2008 was caused, in part, by self-proclaimed cyber vigilantes intent on taking down such postings to fight against jihad.Those activities also caused interruptions of proactive monitoring of the seditious activity by federal intelligence officials – an issue coincidently addressed in this article by this author.From December 2008 through March 2009, LaRose communicated via the internet with other Muslim terrorists and supporters, arranging for financing, training and travel to advance Islamic jihad. One of the communications between LaRose and an unidentified co-conspirator referenced the plan for LaRose to marry the co-conspirator to secure his residency in a European country. Meanwhile, LaRose sought information from the Swedish Embassy, inquiring how to obtain permanent residency status in Sweden.Also in March, LaRose reportedly received instructions to travel to Sweden for the alleged purpose of murdering an individual there. In a series of communications on March 22, 2009 between LaRose and a co-conspirator and Islamic terrorist identified as CC#3 in the indictment, CC#3 directed LaRose to murder an individual in Sweden, killing him in a way that the whole Kufar [non-believer] world would get frightened.
Based on a confirmation received by this author from a federal source, her mission was to murder Lars Vilks, an artist who drew a picture of the head of Muhammed on the body of a dog. That depiction of Muhammed angered Muslims throughout Europe, much like the Danish cartoon controversy. LaRose agreed to do so, writing I will make this my goal till I achieve it or die trying,according to the indictment.On August 23, 2009, LaRose allegedly stole the passport from the male with whom she resided, removed the hard drive from her computer in an attempt to conceal her plans, and embarked on her journey to Europe. Later that month, she she traveled to Europe with the intent to live and train with jihadists and to find and kill Vilks. Within two weeks, she joined an online community hosted by Vilks and eventually moved into Vilks’ artist enclave in Sweden.For the next few weeks, LaRose waited for final authorization from her terrorist contacts. On September 25, 2009, she reportedly received a communication stating that The brothers are ready,and a request that she send money to her contact in Somalia, reportedly a member of the al Shabaab terrorist organization. In a follow-up communication five days later, LaRose stated that she considered it an honor and great pleasure to die or kill for her terrorist contact, adding that only death will stop me here that I am so close to the target,according to the indictment.LaRose never executed her plan to murder Vilks, and federal officials are not releasing additional information about the events that followed, citing the ongoing nature of this investigation and additional pending arrests. What is clear is that LaRose traveled back to the U.S. in the days that followed, and was arrested by federal officials in Philadelphia on October 15, 2009.What is also clear is that LaRose is not the only American being motivated to Islamic jihad. The road to jihad is a busy one, and until the West understands and acts upon the peril we face, there will many others answering the call to jihad.
Setting the record straight
By Kate Evans-Taylor, Analyst
9 March 2010: Just after settling in as the newest member of the Northeast Intelligence Network, I was ready to dig in to a list of assignments suggested to me by Doug Hagmann, the organization’s founder and director. I followed the organization while living and working in Great Britain and courted the idea of joining the Northeast Intelligence Network after arriving in the U.S. Last month, I completed several informal training sessions that gave me necessary insight into the inner workings of the organization, only to be taken aback by a Fox News report out of Chicago about cyber vigilantes fighting terrorists on the Internet. That report featured the Northeast Intelligence Network as one of a group of cyber-vigilantes whose objectives include the act of going after and taking down terrorist web sites.
Pardon my expression and regression to my native slang, but the depiction of the Northeast Intelligence Network as a cyber-vigilante is a bunch of bollocks.One of the very first things I learned during my induction into the Northeast Intelligence Network is the importance of being covert and operating without interference, especially in cyberspace. It is our operational policy to observe, follow and track terror threats, but never do anything to drive a source of raw intelligence further underground. After I read the article and watched the news video that aired with the Fox report, I immediately called Mr. Hagmann, who was featured in the segment for clarification. Had our policies suddenly changed? Mr. Hagmann assured me that nothing had changed. The story was heavily edited and failed to include his emphasis on the tactics that separate the Northeast Intelligence Network from groups that have been defined as weekend warriors, armchair detectives, amateur sleuths and cyber vigilantes.We’ve spent far too much time and effort to infiltrate the forums, web sites and identify the informational portals used by the terrorists to do anything that would cause the Islamic terrorists and their supporters to shut down and move elsewhere in cyberspace,he said.It’s just not how we operate. It’s absolutely counterproductive and those who are engaged in such tactics are deluding themselves into believing that they are helping to fight terrorism. Just the opposite, in fact,added Mr. Hagmann.
And so began my first assignment – interviewing Mr. Hagmann to write about on a topic I hadn’t expected and clearing any misconceptions about our counter-terrorism efforts. I also learned that there are so-called cyber vigilantes and cyber-crusaders as described in this 2008 Fox report who wear the title as a badge of honour.Although our operational tactics are vastly different from other groups having a visible presence on the Internet, we have unfortunately been lumped in with those organizations,stated Mr. Hagmann.The core of our all-volunteer organization consists of about 20 well-experienced professional investigators who excel in their individual areas of expertise, from surveillance to forensic accounting. Located across North America, they engage in the monitoring of communications of internet sites and also conduct field investigations and surveillance to verify information as warranted. Many are former law enforcement officers and veterans of federal investigative agencies. Not only are they experienced and adequately equipped with state of the art surveillance equipment, they are properly licensed,stressed Mr. Hagmann. They comprise the covert area of operations and do not publicly contribute to the web site.Additionally, many of these investigators have spent significant amounts of time infiltrating the forums and web sites operated by Islamic terrorists, creating multiple identities and becoming established within those venues. Unlike to so-called cyber vigilantes who disrupt the terror sites, their sole purpose is to covertly monitor their communications and collect information about the identities of the participants. Based on my limited time with the Northeast Intelligence Network, I am amazed at the amount of information that has been collected.Ours is a strictly passive activity and at no time do our investigators engage, bait or disrupt any activity taking place within the groups that have been infiltrated. It is not our business to solicit responses or encourage or engage in any dialogue, but to document activity, which is then vetted for content and submitted to the appropriate law enforcement agency,stated Mr. Hagmann.
The public side of our organization, or what is presented on our website, is provided as a public service to inform and possibly educate our readers of the potential threats we face. It is the combined product of our investigative findings in conjunction with open source information. It also provides critical insight from authenticated sources within the law enforcement and intelligence communities about less overt threats to our nation, including threats from within.Sean Osborne, assistant director of our organization, has a strong military background and specializes in issues involving both military and geopolitical affairs. Mr. Osborne has an extremely comprehensive understanding of the military and paramilitary issues and offers his assessments based on that understanding and experience. His public contributions have provided our readers with extensive assessments of the larger picture.Mr. Hagmann is emphatic about helping and not hindering law counter-terrorism efforts. As an organization and individually, we are absolutely against any activity that has the potential to interfere with the efforts by our intelligence services and law enforcement agencies. We are certainly not cyber-crusaders or cyber-vigilantes,and believe that those who consider themselves as such are doing more harm than good. Merely causing a [terrorist] web site to be shut down is of little overall consequence. Those who truly understand how these sites, forums and portals are set up would realize that their actions have little impact on the terrorists’ operation, but they do have the potential to significantly disrupt legitimate efforts to gather intelligence,he stated.According to Doug Hagmann, being characterized as some type of cyber-vigilante is both inaccurate and insulting. Based on my experience, I agree.
Kate Evans-Taylor joined the Northeast Intelligence Network in February 2010 as a researcher, analyst and contributor. Ms. Taylor is a native of Yorkshire, England where she worked in data collection and analysis for the British government. She moved to the U.S. in 2004 and obtained citizenship status in 2009. She currently resides in Western New York with her husband and two boys.
Global Warming Movement’s biggest hypocritical events
Shine a light in on Earth Hour By Judi McLeod Friday, March 12, 2010
Freedom lovers the world over have an opportunity to shine a cleansing light on one of the Global Warming Movement’s biggest hypocritical events: Earth Hour.Earth Hour, which began back in 2007, calls for people to plunge the world into darkness and spread the lie of man made Global Warming.This year Global warming activists, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are once again calling for the dark for for a March 27 Earth Hour. Desperate now that polls show people see man made global warming as a scam, Earth Hour promoters are telling people lights off to demand action on climate change.The Devil dark is what cockroaches, crooks and politicians need to ply their trade.
With donation-rich WWF behind it, how long before Earth Hour becomes Earth Day, Earth Week, Earth Month…...People worried that rising energy costs will someday put them into permanent darkness can fight back by simply leaving their lights on.
Average people everywhere can turn the tables on greedy environmentalists and governments getting reading to impose cap and trade legislation on the masses by merely leaving their lights on.This is the message the environmentalist activists are sending out to world-wide communities:On Saturday March 27 at 8:30 p.m., hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for an hour to demand actions on climate change, writes the Mississauga, Ont. based Power Saving Systems Inc., in a WWF sanctioned media release. Earth Hour is an annual international lights out event and the goal is to get as many individuals and businesses as possible to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and demonstrate that people are ready to take personal action, in turn, people expect more engagement on behalf of the government.
Earth Hour shows that together, our small actions can make a big difference to help fight climate change. Last year, over 10 million Canadians turned off their lights for Earth Hour in a show of concern to the government. This demonstrates that people are taking personal action to reduce their footprint and that they expect the same level of commitment from government.Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and the number one concern for Canadians. We are already seeing its impacts. Participating in Earth Hour is a simple way to show that you want to be a part of the solution and send a powerful message to others that together we can make a difference.Please observe Earth Hour and by participating you are joining a global movement to support a new climate deal. It’s also an opportunity to show your employees, customers, children, friends and the rest of the world that you are committed to taking action on climate change and helping to ensure we have a living planet for our future generations.You can take a strong stand against the liars in the Man Made Global Warming Movement by leaving your lights on from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m, on Saturday, March 27.Shine your lights in on Earth Hour. Sunlight by day, lights by night are the best disinfectants against to send Al Gore, David Suzuki-led global warming activists scurrying into the shadows.
The Need to Fix Debt-Based Currencies and Stop Banking Globalization
Russia, Greece, Chile, and the Narcissism of Harvard Debt Lords
By Damon Vrabel Friday, March 12, 2010
Today marks the beginning of a new administration in Chile as Harvard economist and billionaire Sebastián Piñera eked out a narrow victory in January. Interestingly this is related to the rest of the world as we also see today Greek police, dressed in the Darth Vader costumes used in every country, cracking down hard on their poor countrymen. They have been robbed by the elite financier/politician tag-teams that roam the world attacking whichever country and currency they choose.Since almost every currency is just a debt-based instrument, the tag-teams are quite successful. Despite the claims of neoclassical economics and the theories of Harvard Business School, having a debt-based currency means that governments are not in charge of their countries. We are living in a world governed by the bond market, billionaires, and elite financial institutions, not governments. The future is grim if this isn’t changed. People who dismiss this will learn the painful lesson in due course. Most countries, especially the United States, are now stuck under incomprehensible levels of debt just waiting for financiers to attack. National foreclosure is coming. Those who paid attention when it happened to southeast Asian countries, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, and others know what is coming. People who are paying attention now to Greece can see what is coming—the end of cash transactions, the loss of sovereign land, the privatization of resources, massive taxation, the end of support for the lower classes, and an active police state.
Plutocracy: Government by the Wealthy Few
The Greek protesters are chanting no sacrifice for plutocracy while being tear gassed and beaten. It certainly isn’t the catchiest phrase I’ve ever heard, but it is precisely accurate. The private sector rich rotate through the public sector so their nexus of power cannot be threatened. The citizens of Iceland understood this and luckily took their power back by refusing to payoff the fraudulent loans of the foreign financiers. Why has no other country done this? Why have no US states, bankrupt for the same reason, done this? In every situation other than Iceland, the politicians submit to the financiers, put their citizens in austerity, and sick the storm troopers on the poor like a pack of pit bulls.
The reason they submit is primarily because mega banking institutions control money (see previous article on Wall Street).But politicians also submit because they are willing accomplices. They increase deficits and participate in the game that builds up the leverage in the first place, which makes a few people very rich. Then when debt deflation or a currency attack occurs, they continue playing the game. We have seen this in the United States over the last several years as presidents let the near-billionaire Harvard boys Robert Rubin and Hank Paulson setup the game, not to mention the not as rich Ivy Leaguers like Larry Summers and Tim Geithner. So far trillions have been stripped from the American people. But we are only at half time. You will know when the 2nd half has started when you look outside your front window and see the picture from Greece above.The few politicians and financiers I am talking about have been playing this game together for a long time. They are bred in a world separate from you and me. They live in the same elite enclaves, attend the same private prep schools, go to the same Ivy League colleges, business schools, and law schools, and then spread out between New York and Washington DC to continue their self-serving partnership. Again, I’m talking about a small group, not 95% of the graduates of these institutions.A useful indicator for whether someone is part of the select few or not is narcissism. Are they ruthless overachievers for a paycheck? Is class status important to them? Do they have contempt for the average person? Do they strive to become part of the oligarchic elite in clubs like the Council on Foreign Relations? The answer is yes to all of those questions for some very key names we have seen over the last several years:
Robert Rubin – CFR, Harvard, Goldman, Treasury, Citi
Hank Paulson – CFR, Harvard, Goldman, Treasury
Larry Summers – CFR, Harvard, Treasury, World Bank
Tim Geithner – CFR, Dartmouth, Treasury, Fed, IMF
Jamie Dimon – CFR, Harvard, Chase, Fed
The list could go on for a while. It includes both the private sector folks getting fabulously rich from our monetary, fiscal, and regulatory policy over the last 30 years, and the government officials who are making the policy. In fact the officials making the policy ARE the rich private sector few who benefit from it—the definition of plutocracy and oligarchy.
You will not see people on this list who would be true public servants:
Brooksley Born – tried to stop the Harvard boys under Clinton
William Black – defended the country in the S&L scandal
Janet Tavakoli – explains the public-private fraud better than almost anyone
Eliot Spitzer – could be the modern Teddy Roosevelt going after the plutocrats
People like this are capable of compassion and concern for fellow human beings. They can see through Ivy League schmarm and are not controlled by a desire to be part of the inside clique. They do not suffer from narcissism, which is easy to detect as you see them talk on TV (actually Spitzer is narcissistic, but he is the type that wants to fight the establishment narcissists, so he is a real public servant). If these people ran Treasury, SEC, FDIC, Justice, and other regulatory agencies, we might have a country with a future for the average person. Instead we only see the connected few in these positions.
Harvard Economists, Debt Lords, and Billionaires in Government
In the US, the Harvard economists and billionaires who want to run things have to hide behind lawyers and corporate institutions or be appointed to unelected positions like Treasury Secretary because our citizens would never vote for them. But something has changed in Chile where for decades they voted for public servants who have worked to eliminate poverty but have now put a Harvard economist and billionaire in office.
How did Sebastián Piñera become a billionaire? The same way the most powerful people in the world make money—by using debt to suck wealth from the population creating all the value. He founded credit card company Bancard and helped put the Chilean people in debt to the Anglo banking model. Will someone like this serve the public interest?
Well, here’s a scary thought experiment: would Jamie Dimon, CEO of the biggest debt machine in the US and insider on the NY Federal Reserve Board, be a president who cares about you? Any narcissist who can lecture lower class Americans to pay their debts, the source of his wealth, while his firm is in the process of tripling credit card rates and kicking them out of their homes has no business coming anywhere close to the public sector. This is the type of guy who now runs Chile. Of course with Rubin, Paulson, and their protégé Geithner in Treasury, this is also the type of guy who has run the US for several years.As a fellow Harvard Business School alum, guys like Jamie Dimon and Hank Paulson embarrass and disgust me by furthering the financial empire system beyond reasonable means to keep lining their wallets while impoverishing the American Republic and conquering other nations. There are more just like them in the select club. But even worse than these MBAs chasing paychecks is the Harvard economist Larry Summers who creates the economic structure within which the MBAs operate. He tore down Glass-Steagall and led the free market jihad against any and all regulation in derivatives, which setup the Wall Street structure that brought us to the crash of 2008. He and his colleague Andrei Shleifer tried to privatize Russia in 1998 and hand it over to the wealthy oligarchs, while Shleifer was personally profiting from insider trades on Russian companies. Then while he was president of the institution, he had Harvard pay the legal settlement for Shleifer, infuriating other Harvard professors. Summers also helped put Mexico in debt and reinforce the plutocratic regime there in the peso crisis of 1994.These people need to be stopped. It should be clear by now that Harvard MBAs voraciously pursuing paychecks running mega financial institutions, after Harvard economists have rigged the regulatory system, can do a lot of damage. The citizens of Iceland have realized this and set the example. If other countries fail to follow, their populations face a future clash with their police just as Greece is experiencing today. Why the police agree to make war against their own people in order to protect rich guys is a topic for another article, but it could all be avoided if countries would just reassert their sovereignty.
-Start phasing out debt-based currencies by creating sovereign ones that are an asset to the people. Pass usury laws at the same time to prevent banks from jacking up rates to suck up this extra money and creating a financial catastrophe.
-Put people like Born, Black, Tavakoli, and Spitzer in charge.
-Breakup the Wall Street banks. Also end their cartel by nationalizing the Federal Reserve, thereby passing power back to the states and state-chartered banks.
-Push your state governments to spend asset money into the system (see the Minnesota Transportation Act). California and Illinois are about to be pushed into Greece’s foreclosure situation. It does not need to happen if only the governments would do their constitutional duty.