Friday, October 31, 2014

Movie Night: The Real Story of Halloween

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Halloween / History 
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 Halloween began centuries ago as a pagan holiday that honored the dead that warned of a netherworld of spirits and ghosts. Today, Halloween has morphed into a day for breaking rules, pushing boundaries and wearing disguises. But Halloween remains a time for us to deal with our own mortality. Our modern Halloween traditions have ancient roots -- people were going door to door and begging for treats on Halloween night as far back as the Middle Ages.

We may think our Halloweens are crazy, but Halloweens past have been wilder and more dangerous than they are now. During the depression, Halloween became so violent and destructive that civil authorities had to step in and prevent wide-spread vandalism in cities across America. Their solution, the ritual of "trick or treat," now generates $2 billion dollars in candy sales each season. And these days adults get dressed up for the holiday almost as much as kids do. But no matter how many jack-o-lanterns get carved or kids yell "trick-or-treat!" Halloween is still all about the "scare." Two thousand years and counting, and we still like to be scared on the night of October 31.

Source: History Channel 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Legal Authorities for Isolation and Quarantine

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Infectious Disease / Law of the Land
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With the controversy surrounding a nurse who defies legal authority for her quarantine from possible Ebola virus exposure in her medical treatment of patients with the disease in Africa, here are a few federally enforceable laws derived from the U.S. Constitution:

Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.
  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
In addition to serving as medical functions, isolation and quarantine also are “police power” functions, derived from the right of the state to take action affecting individuals for the benefit of society.

Federal Law

The federal government derives its authority for isolation and quarantine from the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Federal isolation and quarantine are authorized for these communicable diseases:

  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria
  • Infectious tuberculosis
  • Plague
  • Smallpox
  • Yellow fever
  • Viral hemorrhagic fevers
  • Severe acute respiratory syndromes
  • Flu that can cause a pandemic
Federal isolation and quarantine are authorized by Executive Order of the President. The President can revise this list by Executive Order.

Under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S. Code § 264), the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to take measures to prevent the entry and spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the United States and between states.

The authority for carrying out these functions on a daily basis has been delegated to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC’s Role

Under 42 Code of Federal Regulations parts 70 and 71, CDC is authorized to detain, medically examine, and release persons arriving into the United States and traveling between states who are suspected of carrying these communicable diseases.

As part of its federal authority, CDC routinely monitors persons arriving at U.S. land border crossings and passengers and crew arriving at U.S. ports of entry for signs or symptoms of  communicable diseases.

When alerted about an ill passenger or crew  member by the pilot of a plane or captain of a ship, CDC may detain passengers and crew as  necessary to investigate whether the cause of the illness on board is a communicable disease.

State, Local, and Tribal Law

States have police power functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of persons within their borders. To control the spread of disease within their borders, states have laws to enforce the use of isolation and quarantine.

These laws can vary from state to state and can be  specific or broad. In some states, local health authorities implement state law. In most states, breaking a quarantine order is a criminal misdemeanor.

Tribes also have police power authority to take actions that promote the health, safety, and welfare of their own tribal members. Tribal health authorities may enforce their own isolation and quarantine laws within tribal lands, if such laws exist.

Who Is in Charge

The federal government

  • Acts to prevent the entry of communicable diseases into the United States. Quarantine and isolation may be used at U.S. ports of entry.
  • Is authorized to take measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases between states.
  • May accept state and local assistance in enforcing federal quarantine.
  • May assist state and local authorities in preventing the spread of communicable diseases.

State, local, and tribal authorities

  • Enforce isolation and quarantine within their borders.
It is possible for federal, state, local, and tribal health authorities to have and use all at the same time separate but coexisting legal quarantine power in certain events. In the event of a conflict, federal law is supreme.

Enforcement

If a quarantinable disease is suspected or identified, CDC may issue a federal isolation or quarantine order.

Public health authorities at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels may sometimes seek help from police or other law enforcement officers to enforce a public health order.  

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard officers are authorized to help enforce federal quarantine orders.

Breaking a federal quarantine order is punishable by fines and imprisonment.

Federal law allows the conditional release of persons from quarantine if they comply with medical monitoring and surveillance.

For more information, please visit our source material. 

The Federal Law: 

Is it time for the CDC to issue quarantine orders for exposed individuals?



Source: CDC, FDA

Arizona's Agenda 21 For Dummies

Staff Writer, Nicole Meyer-Greene
United Nations / Communitarianism
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Why does the Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona keep pushing bad ideology on us?  Maybe Mr. Stanton needs to be educated about the road he is forcing on the rest of us.

Agenda 21 explained very well. Including implications it will have on humanity. Opinions within the video come in some cases from those that were in on the negotiations. Truly an interesting watch.

Also visit: The Post Sustainability Institute's Info From the Source.

Agenda 21 is not right for Phoenix. Not right for Arizona.


Source: Youtube 

Stratospheric Welsbach Seeding for Reduction of Global Warming

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Patent / Global Warming
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United States Patent 5,003,186
Chang ,   et al. March 26, 1991

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to a method for the reduction of global warming resulting from the greenhouse effect, and in particular to a method which involves the seeding of the earth's stratosphere with Welsbach-like materials.

Global warming has been a great concern of many environmental scientists. Scientists believe that the greenhouse effect is responsible for global warming. Greatly increased amounts of heat-trapping gases have been generated since the Industrial Revolution. These gases, such as CO.sub.2, CFC, and methane, accumulate in the atmosphere and allow sunlight to stream in freely but block heat from escaping (greenhouse effect). These gases are relatively transparent to sunshine but absorb strongly the long-wavelength infrared radiation released by the earth.

Most current approaches to reduce global warming are to restrict the release of various greenhouse gases, such as CO.sub.2, CFC, and methane. These imply the need to establish new regulations and the need to monitor various gases and to enforce the regulations.

One proposed solution to the problem of global warming involves the seeding of the atmosphere with metallic particles. One technique proposed to seed the metallic particles was to add the tiny particles to the fuel of jet airliners, so that the particles would be emitted from the jet engine exhaust while the airliner was at its cruising altitude. While this method would increase the reflection of visible light incident from space, the metallic particles would trap the long wavelength blackbody radiation released from the earth. This could result in net increase in global warming.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a method for reduction of global warming due to the greenhouse effect which permits heat to escape through the atmosphere.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A method is disclosed for reducing atmospheric warming due to the greenhouse effect resulting from a greenhouse gases layer. The method comprises the step of seeding the greenhouse gas layer with a quantity of tiny particles of materials characterized by wavelength-dependent emissivity or reflectivity, in that said materials have high emissivities in the visible and far infrared wavelength regions and low emissivity in the near infrared wavelength region. Such materials can include the class of materials known as Welsbach materials. The oxides of metal, e.g., aluminum oxide, are also suitable for the purpose. The greenhouse gases layer typically extends between about seven and thirteen kilometers above the earth's surface. The seeding of the stratosphere occurs within this layer. The particles suspended in the stratosphere as a result of the seeding provide a mechanism for converting the blackbody radiation emitted by the earth at near infrared wavelengths into radiation in the visible and far infrared wavelength so that this heat energy may be reradiated out into space, thereby reducing the global warming due to the greenhouse effect.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

These and other features and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description of an exemplary embodiment thereof, as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 illustrates a model for the heat trapping phenomenon, i.e., the greenhouse effect.

FIG. 2 is a graph illustrating the intensity of sunlight incident on earth and of the earth's blackbody radiation as a function of wavelength.

FIG. 3 is a graph illustrating an ideal emissivity versus wavelength function for the desired particle material.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

FIG. 1 shows a model for the heat-trapping (greenhouse effect) phenomenon. It is assumed that the greenhouse gases are concentrated at altitudes between y=0 (at some altitude Y.sub.1, above the earth's surface) and y=1. Regardless of the sunshine reflected back into space, i.sub.1 and i.sub.2 denote the shortwavelength sunlight energies that are absorbed by the earth's surface and the greenhouse gases, respectively. Available data shows that i.sub.1 =0.45 i.sub.sol and i.sub.2 =0.25 i.sub.sol, where i.sub.sol is the total flux from the sun. The short wavelength sunlight heats up the greenhouse gases and the earth surface, and this energy is eventually reradiated out in the long wavelength infrared region.

FIG. 2 is a graph illustrating the intensity of sunlight and the earth's blackbody radiation as a function of wavelength. As illustrated, some 30% of the sunlight energy is in the near infrared region. The earth's blackbody radiation, on the other hand, is at the far infrared wavelength.

Referring again to FIG. 1, I.sub.s, I.sub.+, I.sub.-, I.sub.g and I.sub.e represent the fluxes in the infrared wavelength region, where I.sub.s and I.sub.g are the fluxes reradiated by the greenhouse gases toward the sky and ground, respectively; I.sub.e is the flux reradiated by the earth; and I.sub.+ and I.sub.- are fluxes within the gases radiating toward the space and ground, respectively. I.sub.+ and I.sub.- are functions of y, e.g., I.sub.+ (0) is the I.sub.+ flux at y=0. Considering the principles of energy conservation and continuity at boundaries, the following relationships are obtained:

where R.sub.o, R.sub.l and R are the reflectivities at the y=0 and y=1 boundaries and at the earth's surface. I.sub.BB (T.sub.e) is the blackbody radiation flux at the earth's temperature T.sub.e. Within the greenhouse gases' layer, the energy equations are

where I.sub.BB (T.sub.g) is the blackbody radiation flux at the greenhouse gases' temperature T.sub.g, and .alpha. is the absorption coefficient of the gases. The solutions of equations 8 and 9 are given by equations 10 and 11:

To illustrate the effects of R.sub.o and R.sub.l on the green-house effect, the extreme case is considered wherein a high concentration of greenhouse gases has strong absorption in the infrared region; that is, for y=1, e.sup.-.alpha.l approaches 0. Then, using Equations 3 and 4, the relationships of Equations 12 and 13 are obtained.

From Equations 5 and 7,

or

From Equations 2 and 1,

or

Combining Equations 14 and 15, the relationship of Equation 16 is obtained.

Finally, Equation 6 gives the blackbody radiation from the earth's surface in terms of i.sub.1 and i.sub.2 and the three reflectivities:

or

To achieve a lower temperature of the earth, (considering i.sub.1, i.sub.2 and R as constants), it is desirable to make R and R.sub.l as small as possible.

Known refractory materials have a thermal emissivity function which is strongly wavelength dependent. For example, the materials may have high emissivity (and absorption) at the far infrared wavelengths, high emissivity in the visible wavelength range, and very low emissivity at intermediate wavelengths. If a material having those emissivity characteristics and a black body are exposed to IR energy of equal intensity, the selective thermal radiator will emit visible radiation with higher efficiency (if radiation cooling predominates), i.e., the selective thermal radiator will appear brighter than the black body. This effect is known as the Welsbach effect and is extensively used in commercial gas lantern mantles.

Welsbach materials have the characteristic of wavelength-dependent emissivity (or reflectivity). For example, thorium oxide (ThO.sub.2) has high emissivities in the visible and far IR regions but it has low emissivity in the near IR region. So, in accordance with the invention, the layer of greenhouse gases is seeded with Welsbach or Welsbach-like materials which have high emissivities (and thus low reflectivities) in the visible and 8-12 micrometer infrared regions, which has the effect of reducing R.sub.o and R.sub.l while introducing no effect in the visible range.

A desired material for the stratospheric seeding has a reflection coefficient close to unity for near IR radiation, and a reflection coefficient close to zero (or emissity close to unity) for far IR radiation. FIG. 3 is a graph illustrating an ideal emissivity versus wavelength function for the desired material. Another class of materials having the desired property includes the oxides of metals. For example, aluminum oxide (Al.sub.2 O.sub.3) is one metal oxide suitable for the purpose and which is relatively inexpensive.

It is presently believed that particle sizes in the ten to one hundred micron range would be suitable for the seeding purposes. Larger particles would tend to settle to the earth more quickly.

The particles in the required size range can be obtained with conventional methods of grinding and meshing.

It is believed that the number of particles n.sub.d per unit area in the particle layer should be defined by Equation 18:

where 1 is the thickness of the particle layer and .sigma..sub.abs is the absorption coefficient of the particles at the long IR wavelengths. One crude estimate of the density of particles is given by Equation (19):

where c is the speed of light, m is the average particle mass, e is the electron charge, and w is the absorption line width in sec.sup.-1.

The greenhouse gases are typically in the earth's stratosphere at an altitude of seven to thirteen kilometers. This suggests that the particle seeding should be done at an altitude on the order of 10 kilometers. The particles may be seeded by dispersal from seeding aircraft; one exemplary technique may be via the jet fuel as suggested by prior work regarding the metallic particles. Once the tiny particles have been dispersed into the atmosphere, the particles may remain in suspension for up to one year.

It is understood that the above-described embodiment is merely illustrative of the possible specific embodiments which may represent principles of the present invention. Other arrangements may readily be devised in accordance with these principles by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention.
Source: USPTO

Fluoride Combines with Aluminum to Create Toxicity

Staff Writer, J.J. West
Health / Heavy Metal Poisoning 
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Two important articles on this webpage are: 
  
Promoters of fluoridation can no longer get away with the "unequivocal statement" that fluoride is a "free ion" in water", OR that "it completely dissociates and doesn't react with other minerals in drinking water."

Following the Varner, et al aluminium fluoride studies in which 80% of the experimental rats died before the end of the experiment the United States Environmental Protection Agency was sufficiently alarmed to push the National Toxicology Program (NTP) to do further research.

Varner and associates appear to have found TOXIC SYNERGISTIC ACTION between FLUORIDE and ALUMINIUM in drinking water. This has now been made a part of PUBLIC RECORD in the US FEDERAL REGISTER as of December 4, 2000.
This study confirms what the authors of a 1995 study, published in the Journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology, predicted when they found fluoride-induced behavioural disruptions (related to drug-induced hypeide-fed rats, damage could be expected in the hippocampus of the brain (central processor which integrates inputs from the environment, memory, etc.). The new study also confirms the work of scientists in China, published in 1996, which showed fluoride to adversely affect children's IQ.
When will Phoenix become a fluoride free water system?


Source: ActionPA 

The Age of Aluminium

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Disease / Aluminum 
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Drugs, water, toothpaste and many other home use products have Aluminium in them. So how is it manufactured and what damage can it cause to mankind?


Source: Youtube

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Google, Government, and the Future Quotient of the Internet

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Internet / Government 
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Wikileaks' very own Julian Assange has written a book and an excerpt has been made available to the public:

In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department -- and what that means for the future of the internet.

Source: Wikileaks

Statin Use: Population-Based Case-Control Studies

Staff Writer, J.J. West
Medicine / Studies 
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In recent years, statins have become popular amongst allopathic physicians for use in high cholesterol patients. But are these new drugs safe?

In the article, Statin Use and Thyroid Cancer: A Population-Based Case-Control Study , we discover that  the scientitsts concluded that "statin use was associated with thyroid cancer in female patients."

Another study, Association between statin use and Bell's palsy: a population-based study, linked a "potential association between regular statin use and Bell's palsy."

In Herpes zoster (HZ) is associated with prior statin use: a population-based case-control study, the data concluded that prior statin use was associated with HZ occurrence.

With Statin use and the risk of colorectal cancer: a population-based case-control study, "this study does not provide support for a protective effect of statins against colorectal cancer."

So before you take that new prescription for a statin drug, you may want to search our source material for a better understanding of what the medication can and cannot do for you, or to you. 

As a side note, high cholesterol may be a sign of thyriod dysfunction and not necessarily a cholesterol issue, especially in women:
Are you on a statin for high cholesterol with a diagnosis of hypothyroidism? This is an important article for you to read then. Generally when thyroid levels are optimal, cholesterol levels fall back into range. For most folks, optimal is a TSH of 0.5-1.5. Free T3 in the upper 25th percentile of the reference range, and Free T4 mid range of the reference range. You can NOT rely on the TSH alone. It's not a thyroid hormone, it's a pituitary hormone. The Free's tell the story, and obviously hypothyroid symptom resolution,
http://naturalsociety.com/prescribed-statins-lead-thyroid-cancer-women/

Source: PubMed

Sulawesi Cave Confirmed: Oldest Art in Human History Thus Far

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Archaeology / Art
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In humans, when did creativity begin? Was it solely Europeans as has the evidence has suggested these many years? Or, is creativity simply a human trait for which we have yet to discover the remnants in other ancient civilizations? 

Enter the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Human history will never be the same again. 
“The minimum age for (the outline of the hand) is 39,900 years old, which makes it the oldest hand stencil in the world,” said Dr Aubert.

“Next to it is a pig that has a minimum age of 35,400 years old, and this is one of the oldest figurative depictions in the world, if not the oldest one,” he told BBC News.
This also indicates a relatively stable human civilization region as the cave paintings were drawn over an 13,000 year time period. 

Other cave paintings around the world are:
Compare the painting above from Bone with the one immediately below, which is from El Castillo cave in northern Spain, and dated to be 37,300 years old by researchers at Bristol University.
What does this mean for human history? That art did not begin in Europe. This dating of the Indonesian cave art shows that art traveled with humans across history. The realization that art and creativity may have followed along to Europe from Africa itself.

Human art could go back as far as 60,000 years.

The source link also contains an interactive video of the site. 


Source: BBC

A Grandfather's Encouragement: Perspective

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Government / Religion
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Source: Karen Hudes

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NASA Supply Rocket Explodes Upon Lift Off

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
NASA / ISS / Rocket Explosion
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A catastrophic failure on the launchpad in Virgina happened this afternoon:
The Antares rocket was carrying 4,483 pounds of equipment to the station including 1,360 pounds of food. The rocket held a Cyngus cargo logistics spacecraft that was to have orbited above the Earth and was set to dock with the ISS on Nov. 2. Orbital Sciences had said this was the first use of its upgraded Castor 30XL second stage motor, which enables greater lift capacity.
The damage was contained on that platform and surrounding area. No one was killed.

Orbital Sciences, which has offices in Chandler, AZ, had this to say:
“It is far too early to know the details of what happened,” Frank Culbertson, Orbital’s general manager of its Advanced Programs Group, said in a statement. “We will conduct a thorough investigation immediately to determine the cause of this failure and what steps can be taken to avoid a repeat of this incident. As soon as we understand the cause we will begin the necessary work to return to flight to support our customers and the nation’s space program.”
Other supply lines are scheduled, but this accident cost nearly $2 billion in supplies and experiments. No details yet on the cost of the facility or rocket damage.


Source: ABC News

Ebola Satire Music Video

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Comedy / Satire
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Because sometimes you have to laugh at the mainstream media and political juggernaut called Ebola set to My Sharona.


Take a listen. Have a chuckle and always remember to check your temperature several times a day. 


Source: Youtube

The Overpopulation Myth, US Czars, and the United Nations' Hypocrisy

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Government / UN Propaganda
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What do you hear over Mainstream Media and the testimony of United Nations' "experts"? There are too many people!

Liars. 

Over two centuries ago, the Overpopulation myth began with an English preacher named Thomas Malthus, who expanded upon the idea of a Ventian monk:

There is nothing new in scaring the public into the idea of 'overpopulation' as the British Reverend Thomas Malthus was talking about it in the 1800's, highlighting the potential dangers of overpopulation in his propaganda piece Theory of Population, believing an increase in population would eventually outgrow the food supply, meaning that as humans keep breeding, a point would be reached where there is ‘not enough resources to go round,’ resulting in the starvation of the weakest in what he called a ‘Malthusian catastrophe.’

 

Malthus viewed overpopulation as the fountain of all misery and believed in depopulation by any means necessary. In his essay on the ‘Principle of Population’ he writes: ‘All the children who are born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons... if we dread the too frequent visitation of the horrid form of famine, we should sedulously encourage the other forms of destruction, which we compel nature to use...and court the return of the plague.’

 

Thomas MalthusMalthus was saying that if people were not willing to be starved to death, there were other forms of destruction, such as the spread of disease, which he also believed using vaccines and zoning programs against the poor was a good idea, segregating everyone from each other, especially the rich from the poor. These ideas were the foundations, or the beginnings of the self-preservation method for the ruling class, the systematic extermination of the lower classes. This is Eugenics; the poor and the lower members of the social scale were discouraged from having children, while the elite of society have as many as they like because all the rules they make up for the general public don't apply to them.

- See more at: http://scientificslavery.com/myth-of-overpopulation.html#sthash.puBgYwAD.dpuf

There is nothing new in scaring the public into the idea of 'overpopulation' as the British Reverend Thomas Malthus was talking about it in the 1800's, highlighting the potential dangers of overpopulation in his propaganda piece Theory of Population, believing an increase in population would eventually outgrow the food supply, meaning that as humans keep breeding, a point would be reached where there is ‘not enough resources to go round,’ resulting in the starvation of the weakest in what he called a ‘Malthusian catastrophe.’

 

Malthus viewed overpopulation as the fountain of all misery and believed in depopulation by any means necessary. In his essay on the ‘Principle of Population’ he writes: ‘All the children who are born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons... if we dread the too frequent visitation of the horrid form of famine, we should sedulously encourage the other forms of destruction, which we compel nature to use...and court the return of the plague.’

 

Thomas MalthusMalthus was saying that if people were not willing to be starved to death, there were other forms of destruction, such as the spread of disease, which he also believed using vaccines and zoning programs against the poor was a good idea, segregating everyone from each other, especially the rich from the poor. These ideas were the foundations, or the beginnings of the self-preservation method for the ruling class, the systematic extermination of the lower classes. This is Eugenics; the poor and the lower members of the social scale were discouraged from having children, while the elite of society have as many as they like because all the rules they make up for the general public don't apply to them.

- See more at: http://scientificslavery.com/myth-of-overpopulation.html#sthash.puBgYwAD.dpuf

There is nothing new in scaring the public into the idea of 'overpopulation' as the British Reverend Thomas Malthus was talking about it in the 1800's, highlighting the potential dangers of overpopulation in his propaganda piece Theory of Population, believing an increase in population would eventually outgrow the food supply, meaning that as humans keep breeding, a point would be reached where there is ‘not enough resources to go round,’ resulting in the starvation of the weakest in what he called a ‘Malthusian catastrophe.’

 

Malthus viewed overpopulation as the fountain of all misery and believed in depopulation by any means necessary. In his essay on the ‘Principle of Population’ he writes: ‘All the children who are born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons... if we dread the too frequent visitation of the horrid form of famine, we should sedulously encourage the other forms of destruction, which we compel nature to use...and court the return of the plague.’

 

Thomas MalthusMalthus was saying that if people were not willing to be starved to death, there were other forms of destruction, such as the spread of disease, which he also believed using vaccines and zoning programs against the poor was a good idea, segregating everyone from each other, especially the rich from the poor. These ideas were the foundations, or the beginnings of the self-preservation method for the ruling class, the systematic extermination of the lower classes. This is Eugenics; the poor and the lower members of the social scale were discouraged from having children, while the elite of society have as many as they like because all the rules they make up for the general public don't apply to them.

- See more at: http://scientificslavery.com/myth-of-overpopulation.html#sthash.puBgYwAD.dpuf

There is nothing new in scaring the public into the idea of 'overpopulation' as the British Reverend Thomas Malthus was talking about it in the 1800's, highlighting the potential dangers of overpopulation in his propaganda piece Theory of Population, believing an increase in population would eventually outgrow the food supply, meaning that as humans keep breeding, a point would be reached where there is ‘not enough resources to go round,’ resulting in the starvation of the weakest in what he called a ‘Malthusian catastrophe.’

 

Malthus viewed overpopulation as the fountain of all misery and believed in depopulation by any means necessary. In his essay on the ‘Principle of Population’ he writes: ‘All the children who are born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons... if we dread the too frequent visitation of the horrid form of famine, we should sedulously encourage the other forms of destruction, which we compel nature to use...and court the return of the plague.’

 

Thomas MalthusMalthus was saying that if people were not willing to be starved to death, there were other forms of destruction, such as the spread of disease, which he also believed using vaccines and zoning programs against the poor was a good idea, segregating everyone from each other, especially the rich from the poor. These ideas were the foundations, or the beginnings of the self-preservation method for the ruling class, the systematic extermination of the lower classes. This is Eugenics; the poor and the lower members of the social scale were discouraged from having children, while the elite of society have as many as they like because all the rules they make up for the general public don't apply to them.

- See more at: http://scientificslavery.com/myth-of-overpopulation.html#sthash.puBgYwAD.dpuf
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Doesn't all this sound familiar? Starvation? Food crises? Disease? The two class system of Rich and Poor. Don't forget: Vaccinations!!!

From the United Nations' Maurice Strong:
Strong, who spearheaded the Earth Summit, has complained that "the United States is clearly the greatest risk to the world's ecological health," and wrote in an UNCED report in August 1991 that:

"It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle-class...involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, ownership of motor vehicles, small electric appliances, home and work place air-conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable... A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns."

Strong has forcefully advocated a new economic order based on the re-distribution of the developed world's industries and wealth to the Third World. Strong is indeed an arch antipodean socialist/capitalist.
to Bill Gates: 
Gates made his remarks to the invitation-only Long Beach, California TED2010 Conference, in a speech titled, “Innovating to Zero!.” Along with the scientifically absurd proposition of reducing manmade CO2 emissions worldwide to zero by 2050, approximately four and a half minutes into the talk, Gates declares, "First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent." (author’s emphasis).
 to Al Gore: "Gore: Reduce African Women’s Fertility to Limit Global Warming" and now government Czars are mimicking this murderous ideology: 

Science Czar John Holdren wrote the book "EcoScience" back in the 1970's, which is about strategies to remove humanity from this planet. As one reviewer on Amazon.com outlined the tenets of Holdren's theology as:
* Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;

* The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food;

* Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;

* People who "contribute to social deterioration" (i.e. undesirables) "can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" -- in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.

* A transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans' lives -- using an armed international police force.
All in the name of ecology.

The most recent eyeopener is the new Ebola Czar: Ron Klain.


Who are these people and where did they get their math? Overpopulation is not a concern. There is no concern except for elite snobs who want more for themselves by eliminating everyone else. It is that simple.

While First World Nations are being subjected to engineered market crashes, devaluing of their currencies, high unemployment, underemployment, wars, sustainability, vaccinations, poison food, water, and air, disease outbreaks, overuse of pesticides, and geoengineering, the United Nations cries: Social Justice!

How about murder? Can the United Nations cry that? 


What Mr. Gates admits to in this video should be enough to have him committed for psychiatric evaluation.

The United Nations has already infiltrated local government to push Agenda 21's Sustainability nonsense on Americans. Another Social Justice ploy to take away from hard working Americans to give to the lower classes what they have not achieved yet. In the end, there is no attaining a better life or lifestyle because it hurts the feelings of other people in poorer nations and neighborhoods.

What a crock.

My parents were the working poor. I worked my way through college so I could own a house and be a creative person. I achieved middle class status. Thanks to the bubbles and busts of real estate the banks and government regulators did on purpose someone who did not work for anything but a part-time job can live next to me paying half of what I paid for my home. 

That is not Social Justice. That is communitarianism: the community has more rights than the individual. Bollocks.

It is United Nations' logic of total hypocrisy. 

So the next time someone says the world is overpopulated maybe they should think on a few common sense points: 
Environmental activists who believe in myths and legends should probably have a psychological evaluation and be removed from any leadership positions until further notice.


Source: Got News, Scientific Slavery, The Corbett Report, AntiNewWolrdOrder,

A Crisis of Conscience: Healthcare Workers, Ebola, and You

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman and DL Mullan
Medicine / Ebola
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Today in the sea of bacteria and viruses, in the United States we have the best medical system in the world, including consummate professional healthcare workers.

Waa-What? We don't? 

Let's start from the beginning, shall we? 
Hickox, a nurse who had been treating Ebola victims in Sierra Leone, landed at Newark Liberty Airport Friday night just hours after Christie's abrupt announcement about the mandatory quarantine, made in conjunction with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). In an op-ed published in the Dallas Morning News Saturday, Hickox described the "emotionally exhausting" ordeal she endured following her arrival, during which she was held in a quarantine office for six hours and only given a granola bar and water while officials refused to answer her questions.
She complained she had a portable toilet, no television, no shower, and sparse cellular reception. Oh, boo hoo. Instead of thinking like a healthcare worker who has been attending to patients with a lethal virus such as Ebola and that she might need to be quarantined for the 42-day gestation period like any normal, sane professional would extrapolate, Ms. Hickox called for a lawyer instead.

Because that in no way sounds morally or ethically corrupt.
Kaci Hickox, the nurse currently being held in quarantine at Newark University Hospital despite testing negative for Ebola, has hired a prominent civil rights attorney to help get her out of isolation.

The lawyer, Norman Siegel, told the New York Times on Sunday that Hickox's quarantine order has "raised substantial civil liberties issues."

Siegel told Reuters that Hickox will file a federal lawsuit over her quarantine.
How about the civil rights of rest of us? Don't we have the right not to be infected by Ebola or similar contagion by people who travel in areas known for a deadly epidemic? Especially those individuals who volunteer to assist the medical needs of infected patients and know the risks, know the quarantine perimeters, and know they can at any time be isolated by any government or agency? 

If you cannot handle the rules of the situation, why did you go knowing that you could be put in quarantined isolation? 

Healthcare workers who have in practice given up their civil rights to be placed in a quarantine status at any time as part of their social contract to the rest of the world are now complaining about it?

Doctors Without Borders states that:
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Every district in Sierra Leone is now affected by the epidemic. Current hotspots for the disease include the capital, Freetown, and the areas of Port Loko, Bombali, and Moyamba. There are continued issues with poor surveillance systems, full transit centers, delays with lab testing, and too few ambulances, which all increase risks of cross-contamination. The government has now moved the national Emergency Response Committee from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health to the Ministry of Defense.

With so many deaths from Ebola, MSF is still seeing an increasing number of orphaned children in our centers, and a lack of caregivers.

As the health system has collapsed due to the Ebola crisis, MSF is planning an intervention to reduce mortality. This includes a distribution of 250,000 protective and disinfection kits and 500,000 anti-malarial kits, mosquito nets, oral rehydration salts, and medications for respiratory tract infections.

The international response is beginning to get underway, but it is slow and uncoordinated. Governments and various NGOs have sent teams to construct new centers at different locations around the country, including Jiu, Port Loko, and Freetown. Getting these new centers up and running is a matter of urgency.
So Sierra Leone is an active Ebola virus area but the response of a supposed seasoned nurse created an even bigger situation. 
"I was tired, hungry and confused, but I tried to remain calm," she wrote. "My temperature was taken using a forehead scanner and it read a temperature of 98. 
"Hickox later registered a temperature of 101 (which she said was a result of being flushed and upset), and she was subsequently put into quarantine at Newark University Hospital, where she tested negative for Ebola but is still being held.
Instead of being professional and waiting out the quarantine, Ms. Hickox gave authorities a reason to hold her longer. Just because a medical test comes out negative or positive does not mean that test is correct. The display of a fever was enough evidence that the test may be wrong and the authorities held Ms. Hickox for observation. 

In the article, Medical False Positives and False Negatives (Conditional Probability), we learn how medical tests are not absolute. In probability, a negative result is usually correct, nearly 100% of the time, unless you use numbers in accordance with a known disease and its statistics. Take breast cancer for instance: 
Now you can compute probabilities. First, the false-positive rate, the likelihood of a positive result where there’s actually no cancer, was given as

P(positive | no cancer) = 1% to 3% (I used 2%) 
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But you’re interested in the probability that a positive result has actually detected cancer, and this is not 100% minus 2%.

P(cancer | positive) = 25,800/27,200 = 95%

The given false-negative rate, the probability that a woman who has breast cancer gets a negative biopsy result, was given as

P(negative | cancer) = 10% to 18% (I used 14%)

But what’s the probability that a woman with a negative result actually has breast cancer?

P(cancer | negative) = 4,200/72,800 = 6%

These discrepancies come from the difference between P(A|B) and P(B|A), such as the difference between “getting a positive result if cancer is present” and “having cancer if the test result was positive”. The differences are less than they were in the original example, because the incidence is greater (30% versus 0.1%).
So when Ms. Hickox showed signs of a fever, she could be one of the few whose test did not match the possibility of not having the viral contagion. As a healthcare worker, shouldn't she also know this fact? 

A lot of facts do not add up here. You either are a professional or you are not when dealing with deadly illnesses. If you cannot be professional and hold up your social contract to be quarantined by officials at any given moment, then why are you in that profession?  

The CDC and the State of New Jersey should have been more forthcoming in their approach and information to Ms. Hickox, but given the outbreak and her volunteerism, the quarantine should have not been broken.  

Being a whiny brat should not preclude anyone from their duties to be contagion free when they are a volunteer healthcare worker in virus infested countries. 

The only crisis here is the crisis of conscience. 

What would you do? Go out in public with a fever? Or stay in quarantine until you were given the all clear? 

In a terrible situation like this one where Ebola is rampant and killing, we need professionals. We need people to act like adults.

But until then, we should have the rules set: you volunteered; you get quarantined. It is not about your civil rights being violated (you already acquiesced to that). It is about having a conscience that the rest of us matter too. 

10/29/14 Updated Information: Some May Carry Ebola Virus Without Having the Symptoms, Human asymptomatic Ebola infection and strong inflammatory response, as well as, Symptomless infection with Ebola virus, which tries to calm any fears of the former studied results, but cannot make a full explanation as to how individuals were exposed to Ebola in contact only with asymptomatic persons.

So the determination again is of your conscience.

In addition, read the VDP Gazette's article: Legal Authorities for Isolation and Quarantine


Source: Tompkins Cortland Community College, Huffington Post, Doctors Without Borders


Monday, October 27, 2014

Ebola Conspiracies, ISIS Funding, 9/11 Secrets and Canada Shootings with Patrick Henningsen

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
News / Government 
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Investigative journalist and founder of 21st Century Wire.com Patrick Henningsen discusses his belief that the recent shootings in Ottawa could have been coordinated by the Canadian government, plus he outlines the current state of ISIS and addresses the growing number of Ebola conspiracy theories.

Henningsen said while looking into the background of the alleged shooter, he found that he’d been convicted of multiple felonies, and also violated parole twice. “That would put him into the potential ‘recruit for informant’ status. This is kind of how it’s done, especially with people maybe who have mental issues – this sort of disturbed young people.”

He says people like this are often pressured by members of the security services to become informants to go into mosques and to try to radicalize other young people who might also be disturbed, and inform authorities about the activities going on.

Henningsen believes the background of the Canadian shooter seems to fit this type of profile and he believes the man was a victim of mind control. “Often these are such controlled operations that it could be viewed as a type of entrapment. Then they go into the field and carry out something.”

He adds: “We have this very bizarre event… and watching the video footage – it looks like a drill to us. We had over 100 armed officers, within minutes, converging on the Canadian Parliament. One has to ask, are they able to mobilize so many armed officers that quickly and put the city on lockdown.

“It had all the hallmarks of a kind of citywide drill – and this was all for one person with a shotgun. And of course he was in Parliament, allegedly, and he had shot and killed, we’re told, a soldier at a war memorial before he went to the Parliament.”

He said he finds it highly unusual that the police would chase the shooter from the park where the original crime occurred to the Parliament building. “This may be the worst police work you’ve ever seen.’

Turning to the surge of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Henningsen said he considers the group a brand that is good at publicizing its cause. “ISIS is a brand, that’s all it is. It’s a brand like al-Qaeda was a brand, and it’s not a brand so much for those fighters that you see in YouTube videos, those are all propaganda videos.

Henningsen said ISIS could have never bought the kind of PR they’re now getting – which he points out is probably worth millions of dollars – free PR they’ve been given by the major news networks, which have shown their propaganda beheading videos.

“I won’t even call them the Islamic State because they are not a state – that’s just dignifying them too much. It’s a paramilitary gang, it’s a confab of many different gangs and factions, but in the West, it’s branded as ISIS.”

He also gives his opinion that ISIS might disband at some point with continued military options exercised against it, but he predicts the factions would then likely just spread out, while still remaining part of a more loosely organized group.

The conversation then turns to the Ebola hysteria that’s hit the U.S. media, as well as some bizarre conspiracy theories being thrown around regarding the deadly virus. “There’s a huge, kind of a staged outbreak hype, which has gone on in America. On one hand it’s a hype, on the other hand, they could not be telling us the full extent or danger involved with this particular pathogen.”

It is pointed out that while thousands have already died of Ebola in West Africa, the United States has only seen a few cases, so there is no pandemic yet in the United States despite the saturated news coverage.

Henningsen also cites some of the “bombastic” news stories being put out by FOX News and other right-wing media sources. “They’re trying to link Ebola to ISIS.”

He gives the example of Albert Shimkus – a professor and retired colonel who teaches intelligence at the U.S. Navy Academy – who first floated the ISIS-Ebola danger. “He said ISIS terrorists could go to West Africa, intentionally infect themselves with Ebola, and then get on a plane to the United States and fly around to as many cities as they can to spread Ebola around America.

“The wildest conspiracy theories right now are not coming from the mainstream media, they’re coming from official sources now, and that’s the incredible paradigm shift that I’ve witnessed in the past year.”

He notes that former U.S. senator Scott Brown suggested the same thing, that ISIS fighters could go over to West Africa and get infected with Ebola and then enter the United States via Mexico to spread the disease throughout the country.

Watch the full interview to also hear Henningsen comment on the continued top secret status of certain pages in the 9/11 report that purportedly suggest that Saudi Arabia played a role in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Source: Buzzsaw 

Are All Clouds Natural? Or Is the Government Making New Ones?

Staff Writer, DLMullan
GeoEngineering Documentation / Navy
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 In recent years, new clouds and cloud formations have become common place around the globe. When someone asks about the change in our weather and atmosphere, these curious people are called names and insulted, but are they right?


Here is the Naval Research Laboratory's statement that cannot be quoted, so the whole article is published instead in three image parts:





Source: Navy 

GeoEngineering: Geometric Modulation of ELF, VLF is Fact

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
HAARP / GeoEngineering Documentation
___________________________________


Near the end, the acknowledgements reads as follows:
[26] Acknowledgments. We acknowledge support from HAARP,
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Air Force Research Laboratory, and
Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency, via ONR grant
N0001405C0308 to Stanford University. We thank Mike McCarrick for
operation of the HAARP array.
Still believe in conspiracy theories? 


Source: Stanford University

ICAS Report No. 10a November 1966

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Weather Modification / Government
__________________________________


A Report to the Interdepartmental Committee for Atmospheric Sciences (ICAS) by Homer E. Newell – Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications, NASA, Washington, D.C.
"At its meeting of March 29, 1966 the Fe~dr61 Council askel ICAS
to prepare a report outlining "who is doing what in weather
modification, the future plans of the agencies (particularly
Commerce and Interior) and their interrelationships, and the
considerations that should affect decisions on the division of
responsibilities for research in weather modification."
Source: NASA

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Recommended National Program In Weather Modification, July 1965

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Weather Modification / Government
___________________________________

Another document this time from NASA.gov detailing weather modification in a government report.


A Report to the
Interdepartmental Committee for
Atmospheric Sciences
Homer E. Newell
bY
Associate Administrator for Space Science and Application
National Aeronautics Si Space Administration
Washington, D.C.
Interdepartmental Committee
for
Atmospheric Sciences

Source: NASA

Weather Modification: The Evolution of an R&D Program into a Military Operation

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Weather Modification / Military
__________________________________

Read the paper and review its 120 references and notes:


Here are some highlighted quotes: 
A portion of the United States Navy program in weather modification
is devoted to the logistic and flight support of the joint N 0 A AI
Navy research program on hurricane modification (Project Stormfury).
In addition, it supports studies of cloud and fog dissipation and
the development of pyrotechnic seeding devices. The Office of Naval
Research has for many years supported several basic research programs·
in atmospheric electricity, some of which are relevant to the
possibility of artificially modifying lightning from thunderstorms.
The United States Army is involved in studies of fog dissipation,
atmospheric electricity, and convective cloud dynamics.
The United States Air Force is similarly interested in the dynamics
of convective cloud systems that affect the flight of aircraft and
missiles and the dissipation of fogs and low stratus clouds. It has
also participated in Project Stormfury. During the course of this
study, no attempt was made by the Panel to examine classified
experimental programs or to ascertain the existence of classified
experimental programs in weather modification.
Project Stormfury? Could this also be a reason for Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy that displayed uncharacteristic behaviors and made landfall in high populated areas of the United States? Also how California is in extreme drought with perceptible systems avoiding this state?
Public attention in connection
with military usage was also rapid and set a pattern of extravagant and
fanciful images of power and danger that would continue for twenty years:
Army, Navy and Air Force are spending close to a million dollars
a year on weather modificatin and their tremendous interest
suggests that military applications extend far beyond visiting
a few showers upon an enemy. It does not require a sharp mind
to figure out that wartime storms might readily be infected with
virulent bacteriological and radiological substances. (14) 
Is this the reason for certain viral "outbreaks," bacterial "epidemics," and the prevalence of Morgellons disease?
Orville also reported that the USSR
'" had conducted numerous unpublicized but still detectable
experiments apparently aimed at finding ways to speed melting
of polar icecaps; and has even offered to join the United
States in a project to turn the Arctic Ocean into a sort of
warm water lake by melting the polar icecap.
So Global Warming and Climate Change have nothing to do with icecap melting? As with any large scale weather modification how can there be Global Warming or Climate Change if militaries and countries are messing with the ionosphere?
Moreover, ones own research was innocent, while a similar ~
claim on the part of the antagonist was "largely propagandistic," a
theme which would also be retained for many years.
"Officials say current Pentagon research ... is limited to rainmaking,
rain suppression, and hail and fog dispersal. The latter
is useful in controlling flying weather ... The Soviets claim
their weather research is only for peaceful purposes - a claim
the Pentagon calls 'largely propagandistic'. A spokesman says
the Soviets are conducting extensive work on weather alteration
which could be used in military operations." (26)
Yet the Pentagon and other official government source call people who reference their work, take photographic evidence of chemical trails in the sky, and notice the unnatural weather patterns in the last few decades as Conspiracy Theorist. Isn't that propaganda too? 
In 1963 Adm. William F. Raborn J
previously responsable for the Polaris SLBM development program and then
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Development, included the following
description in an article titled IINew Horizons of Naval Research and
Developmentll
The possibilities for the military employment of the II wea ther
weapon ll may be as di verse as they are numerous. An abi 1 ity to
control the weather could introduce greater changes in warfare
than those which occurred in 1945 with the explosion of the
first nuclear weapons.
A severe storm or hurricane striking a naval force may well
inflict greater damage than could an enemy. The capability to
change the direction of destructive storms and guide them toward
enemy concentrations may exist in the future arsenal of the naval
tactical dommander.
Ground, sea, air, and amphibious operations might be supported
by the dissipation of fog or clouds, or by the production of
rain or drought. Conversely, the creation of solid, lowovercasts
might be used to conceal troop concentrations, movements,
and task force deployments. Large-scale weather control techniques
might be used to cause extensive flooding in strategic
areas or even to bring a new "iceagell upon the enemy. By
influencing the ionosphere and atmosphere simultaneously,
magnetic,acoustic, and pressure effects might be generated in
such a way that oceanwide sweeping of mines would occur.
We already have taken our first steps toward developing an
environmental warfare capability. We are using satellite weather
data from Tiros II for current, tactical operations and more
accurate, long-range weather predictions. Some experiments in
fog dissipation have shown promise, and some exploratory research
has been conducted on ways to change the heading of major storms.
For these reasons -- and because our advances in science make
it reasonable -- we are now engaged in planning a ten-year,
comprehensive study of the atmosphere, a stu~y which we will
designate ATMOS. This plan will be coordinated with our TENOC
oceanographic studies. (31)
Did the military admit that its weather modification capabilities are far more extensive use for weather modification than is realized by most Americans?
A 1972 statement by USAF  Gen. Robert T. March was a good deal more
restrained.
Lastly, contributions of military R&D to weather research will
focus on what might be the least appreciated of all the disciplines.
Military R&D programs in meteorology include weather observing and
forecasting, weather-data processing and dissemination, meteorological
equipment development, computerized flight planning, atmospheric
research, the Standard Atmosphere, and fog dissemination. These
topics will be reviewed and discussed in terms of both present and
future inputs. (341·
So the government and its defense contractors create, predict, and modify the weather? 
Dr. Robert W.White, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration:
"It is not possiole to draw-clear distinctions between research and
technological development on weatlier modification for hostile and
non-hostile purposes." (35)
Dr. Thomas F.Malone, Chairman, National Academy of Sciences Review Panel
on Weather and Climate Modification:
"I do not think military research should be explicitly prohibited
because (a) it is almost impossible to differentiate between
research directed at beneficial use and research directed at
fashioning geophysical weaponry; (b) our national civilian
effort in this field would be seriously disrupted because we
freely intermingle military and civilian resources; and (c)
our military forces must have expert scientific competence to
fulfill their role in providing national security." (36)
Did NOAA admit that civilians are not involved because the military best keeps its secrets? 

This document is a fascinating report on what weather modification, how long it has been used and studied as well as its implications for creating the Global Warming, Climate Change scams.


Source: FAS

Ionospheric Tampering, Climate Change is from Electromagetic Manipulation Not Carbon

Staff Writer, Nathaniel Diaz
Weather Modification / ELF
_____________________________________

A fascinating read for anyone who has the time. It is highly recommended:  

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is currently the most important facility used to generate extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic radiation in the ionosphere. In order to produce this ELF radiation the HAARP transmitter radiates a strong beam of high-frequency (HF) waves modulated at ELF. This HF heating modulates the electrons’ temperature in the D region ionosphere and leads to modulated conductivity and a time-varying current which then radiates at the modulation frequency. Recently, the HAARP HF transmitter operated with 3.6GW of effective radiated power modulated at frequency of 2.5Hz. It is shown that high-power ELF radiation generated by HF ionospheric heaters, such as the current HAARP heater, can cause Earthquakes, Cyclones and strong localized heating.

Source: Fran De Aquino,

The Consumer Price Index is Rigged Against Social Security Recipients

Staff Writer, R.Patrick Chapman
Economics / Cost of Living 
____________________________________

The federal government is again cheating those people who rely on Social Security a real cost of living increase: 
Come January [2015], nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will also boost government benefits for millions of disabled veterans, federal retirees and people drawing disability payments for the poor.
But what if the numbers we are being fed are inaccurate because of a numbers game and political maneuvering?

That is where the Alternative Consumer Price Index comes in. Why can there be an alternative? 
 
Let's take a gander at the charts:


Consumer Price Index Has Been Reconfigured Since Early-1980s
So As to Understate Inflation versus Common Experience
  • CPI no longer measures the cost of maintaining a constant standard of living.
  • CPI no longer measures full inflation for out-of-pocket expenditures.
  • With the misused cover of academic theory, politicians forced significant underreporting of official inflation, so as to cut annual cost-of-living adjustments to Social Security, etc.
  •  Politicians look to expand further the concept of artificially-suppressed cost-of-living adjustments in current budget-deficit negotiations, through the use of the Chained-CPI (see Special C-CPI Supplement at end of this document).
  • Use of the CPI to adjust retirement benefits, private income or to set investment goals impairs the ability of retirees, income earners and investors to stay ahead of inflation.
  • Understated inflation used in estimating inflation-adjusted growth has created the illusion of recovery in reported GDP.
So the Consumer Price Index is rigged like a shell game. An accurate inflationary rate is nonexistent. What does that do to people who rely on the Social Security system:
"Seniors across this nation understand how important having an accurate measure of their real costs is to their day-to-day survival," said Max Richtman, who heads the National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare. "While there has been a lot of talk in Washington about the need to find a more accurate COLA formula, unfortunately that attention has largely focused on ways to cut the COLA even further."
Once upon a time, the CPI was used to calculate and maintain a constant standard of living. Now the CPI is used as a political and cost cutting tool. All the while, the CPI does not allow individuals on a fixed income to keep up with customary societal cost increases. 
The Boskin Commission Report, December 4, 1996, actually used steak and chicken for its substitution example. The examples used in arguing for changing the CPI clearly were tied to prices rising and resulting consumer demand shifting to a lower-quality product. Simply put, that was the destruction of the cost-of-maintaining-a-constant-standard-of-living concept and was the primary consideration of those seeking to change the CPI, although other issues would come into play. The drive here was as to get a lower inflation reading, irrespective of whether the data were “more-accurate.”

So buy chicken instead of steak, I mean, buy imitation chicken instead of chicken because the federal government has changed the definition of cost of living to: the cost the government does not want to show it owes the poorest and most vulnerable of the nation.

Because the bottom line is more important to elected officials than maintaining any acceptable standard of living for the elderly or disabled.

Kudos. That is a true Christian stance, not.

When it comes to increasing the salaries of Congress, all bets are on the fact that the CPI is not used, but is rather a self-congratulatory raise of ten percent or more. Maybe we should tie Congress's pay increases to the same CPI used for Social Security recipients. While we are at it, we should take away Congress's premium health care and give them Medicare, then we will see how fast that program is fixed for real usability.

Then perhaps debates over Chained CPI and other measures to decrease spending at the cost of people will end. Of course, we could just stop a war or seven. Maybe we could cut costs by halting defense spending on illegal actions against sovereign nations.

Now there's a thought.


Source: Shadow Government Statistics, CBS 5 News,

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