Archive for March, 2009
SCOTLAND YARD is to deploy officers armed with 50,000-volt Taser stun guns to deal with violent demonstrators planning to disrupt this week’s G20 summit in London.
The centrepiece of the security plan will be hundreds of officers from the Metropolitan police territorial support group, who are routinely armed with speedcuffs, extended batons and CS gas spray.
The Met confirmed yesterday that they will be supported by officers equipped with Tasers on stand-by should trouble break out.
“There will be an armed response vehicle element to this operation and [those officers] will be carrying Tasers,” said a spokeswoman.
The Met’s admission that Tasers could be used for the first time in the UK during riots came as protest groups claimed police had contacted them to warn that a day of protest in the City on Wednesday would be “very violent”.
All police leave has been cancelled and 10,500 officers, including reinforcements from other forces, will be deployed in the biggest policing operation undertaken in London.
‘Britain has offered its full backing for a renewed military offensive inside Pakistan, as UK ministers confirmed the country was now “part of a single campaign” alongside Afghanistan.
Defence secretary John Hutton said the UK supported targeting Pakistan-based Taliban and al-Qaida positions and urged Europe to begin offering assistance to eradicate insurgents in the tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.
Confirming that Britain was being drawn into a widening regional conflict, Hutton said the time had come to target Taliban and al-Qaida havens inside Pakistan. In his most explicit statement of intent against Afghanistan’s troubled neighbour, Hutton said that the military objectives in the region must now have “an equal focus on both countries”.’
The Labour politician with the highest expenses claim of any London MP has denied that he was cheating taxpayers by claiming a second-home allowance while maintaining that his main home is a single-bedroom schoolhouse and seaside caravan 70 miles from his constituency.
Defiant Left-winger Harry Cohen said: ‘When MPs were given this allowance they were told “Go and spend it, boys” and that is what I have done. It is my right.’
His comments come as The Mail on Sunday launches a petition to demand a full enquiry into MPs’ expenses, to report within three months and NOT after the general election as is currently suggested.
Mr Cohen has claimed every single penny of the maximum £104,701 in Commons expenses in the past five years for his £375,000 property in his Leyton and Wanstead constituency in East London, on the basis that it is his ’second home’.
Astonishingly, he says he has claimed the full second-home allowance since 1990.
It means he has pocketed a staggering £310,714 in total - believed to be the largest amount ever claimed by any MP
Passengers on ferries to the Isle of Wight and Scottish islands such as Mull and Skye will soon have to carry identity papers to comply with new police anti-terror powers.
And travellers flying between British cities or to Northern Ireland face having their personal data logged when booking tickets and checking in.
Until now ferry passengers on most routes in Britain have not been required to produce ID and internal flight passengers only face random police checks.
But under new Government security rules that will come into force next year, personal data, including name, date of birth and home address, will be typed into a computer record for the police by the booking clerk or travel agent.
Passengers will also face further ID checks when boarding their flight or ferry.
Under the new powers, police will be able to track the movements of around 60million domestic passengers a year.
The controversial measures were due to be introduced two years ago, but were dropped after protests from Ulster politicians, who said the plan would construct ‘internal borders’ in the UK.
But last week the Government used the release of its anti-terrorism strategy to quietly reintroduce them. Buried on Page 113 of the 174-page ‘CONTEST’ document was the announcement of ‘new police powers to collect advanced passenger data on some domestic air and sea journeys’.
Last night a Home Office spokesman confirmed the measures would ‘require passengers to show photo ID, such as a driving licence or the (proposed) Government ID cards, when booking tickets for domestic air and sea journeys’.
‘Everyone aged between 40 and 74 will be invited to take a free NHS “MoT” from this week to check their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. The health checks, to be held every five years, will measure the patient’s weight, and test blood pressure, cholesterol levels and the amount of sugar in their blood. Patients will also be asked about their family medical history and whether they smoke.
Low-risk patients will be given general advice on healthy lifestyles. Others may be advised to go on a weight loss programme. Patients at highest risk will be prescribed statins - cholesterol-lowering drugs - or blood pressure treatment.’
You’ll be familiar with the term ‘thought police’. That department of Elite Mission Control is very active right now because the mind programme wants to completely shut down independent thought.
Independent thought, which requires an open mind, will call into question what it feels is not ‘right’. And since less and less is feeling right, the more closed minds there are, the more the elite can get away with keeping their dastardly plan hidden. It’s getting harder for them to do that so they are trying to shut down minds faster.
Let me show you something I call into question and put firmly in the category of Mind Control.
When a Rockefeller says something publicly, you can bet he doesn’t just express his humble personal opinion but speaks on behalf of the Family. You can also be sure that his every word reflects a decision already made, corresponding measures defined, and detailed instructions on their implementation sent to the stooges at the lower levels of the pyramid.
So when on March 18, 2009, the US senator Jay Rockefeller claimed that the internet is the biggest threat to US national security and that “it should not exist,” it was not just his point of view, it was an instruction: let the long prepared war on the free internet begin!
Nothing is and ever was a bigger threat to US national and the whole world security than the Rockefellers themselves. The alternative media, which have grown from strength to strength on the internet in recent years, make this fact more and more evident.
The free internet is a fast growing threat to the power of these very inventors and absolute world champions of organized crime. Not the internet in general, as Jay Rockefeller claims. It is the internet of free, independent and uncensored opinions that they would prefer to have “never invented.”
I currently live in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. I have noticed reptilian symbols everywhere in the City Centre. Now, these symbols could simply mean nothing, but the point is why are these symbols have a demonic image? and why are new buildings that are being built have these demonic symbols on their buildings?
I have taken pictures from the City of Bradford with their locations.
See more here…
In a recent Huffington Post exclusive, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and investigative journalist David Kirby reveal that in the recent case of Bailey Banks vs HHS, the Vaccine Court has ruled vaccines caused Bailey’s autism and ordered compensation for his family.
Banks is the second case where the government could not deny the overwhelming evidence showing vaccines caused a child’s autism. The first was the case of Hannah Poling in March 2008. The government conceded the case and awarded her family compensation.
Small victories for these children, but what about the hundreds of thousands of other families struggling with autism? Who and what can they believe in this continuing vaccine-autism controversy?
Congress, at the urging of the pharmaceutical industry, created the mysterious Vaccine Court in1986, which has not only protected vaccine makers from liability but also led to a tripling in the number of vaccines given to our children.
Why does the Vaccine Court exist? Why are the rulings in favor of the children being suppressed? Where is the justice for these parents?
In this new era of government accountability and transparency, the one in 64 American families dealing with autism deserve more.
It’s time the government told the truth about childhood vaccines.
A great Autism and Vaccine Resource
The US and European allies plan to create a new chief executive role in Afghanistan to bypass President Hamid Karzai, a report says.
The Guardian reported on Monday that the creating of the role, possibly a prime ministerial role, will be followed by planting a high-profile figure in the heart of the Kabul government.
“There needs to be a deconcentration of power,” said one senior European official in defending the US initiative for an alternative chief executive in Afghanistan. ”
We need someone next to Karzai, a sort of chief executive, who can get things done, who will be reliable for us and accountable to the Afghan people.”
Karzai was put in power as a puppet president by the US and now that he won’t play ball any more and wants the occupation to end they smear him with corruption charges and then look to replace him. So just mark my words, watch for the placement of arch neocon and former US ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalizad into this position!!
Recreating a battle from the French and Indian War of the mid-18th century, the first group simulated the tactics of the British Redcoats, disciplined and orderly , while the second group played the part of the French irregulars and their ragtag Indian allies.
“The lesson here,” Janzen explains as everybody begins to dry off, “is that sometimes a group of determined amateurs can outmaneuver the well-trained professionals.” Instead of sitting in class somewhere, these teenagers are fighting their own kind of insurgency, breaking free of public education and drawing more and more families into their ranks.
Once scattered and unstructured, the home-school movement has evolved into an elaborate network of alliances and partnerships, decentralized but well-funded — and tenaciously determined to remain independent of any state regulation.
In Oklahoma, by some estimates, the size of the home-school movement now overshadows the combined enrollments of all private schools put together.
With no government oversight, no taxpayer funding and no professional accreditation, they’re trying to out-school the schools.
Israeli police have arrested leader of the Palestinian Islamic Movement Sheikh Raed Salah, blaming him for attending an ‘illegal’ meeting.
On Monday, the police raided the gathering in East Jerusalem [al-Quds]’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and took Salah and his bodyguard away for interrogation, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported.
The Salah-led offshoot of the movement later said that the capture “was made as part of the process of strengthening (Jewish control) over Jerusalem.”
Ministers are considering changing NHS rules to allow some doctors to sell “over-the-counter” products to patients for commercial gain for the first time.
The prospect of doctors making money from their patients’ illnesses will raise questions about one of the fundamental principles of the NHS: that treatment should be based on medical need and not commercial interest.
Last night the opposition parties claimed the move was potentially “dangerous” and could risk profiteering.
A British parliamentary committee finds the police guilty of misusing counter terrorism laws and being too heavy-handed toward protestors.
As thousands in London prepare to take to the streets for next months G20 summit, the House of Parliament’s select committee on human rights has criticized the police for being too heavy-handed in their preparation for protests.
According to the committee, British police have manipulated legislation such as the counter terrorism laws in dealing with protestors, have resorted to intimidation and have abused its stop-and-search powers.
“The right to protest is a fundamental democratic right and one that the state and police have a duty to protect and facilitate,” said the committee’s chairman Andrew Dismore.
‘The Army has let slip one of the worst-kept secrets in the world – that Israel has the bomb. Officially, the United States has a policy of “ambiguity” regarding Israel’s nuclear capability. Essentially, it has played a game by which it neither acknowledges nor denies that Israel is a nuclear power.
But a Defense Department study completed last year offers what may be the first time in a unclassified report that Israel is a nuclear power. On page 37 of the U.S. Joint Forces Command report, the Army includes Israel within “a growing arc of nuclear powers running from Israel in the west through an emerging Iran to Pakistan, India, and on to China, North Korea, and Russia in the east.”
By law, the U.S. would have to cease providing billions of dollars in foreign aid to Israel if it determined the country had a nuclear weapons program. That’s because the so-called Symington Amendment, passed in 1976, bars assistance to countries developing technology for nuclear weapons proliferation.’
‘New evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world’s ice-caps are melting, it emerged last night. Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have been premature. It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects of global warming.
But figures from the respected US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that almost all the “lost” ice has come back. Ice levels which had shrunk from 13million sq km in January 2007 to just four million in October, are almost back to their original levels. Figures show that there is nearly a third more ice in Antarctica than is usual for the time of year.’
‘Victory in the first skirmish of what I expect will be a long battle - but who knows? It might be all over by Christmas!
After a three-month delay while they considered their position, a letter from HMRC tells me that I do not need to send in Income Tax Self Assessment forms and they have canceled all penalties. They had previously told me that I must pay a penalty unless I have a reasonable excuse for not submitting the forms. This was a legal requirement that must be met. They have now simply canceled the penalty without any evidence of my income.
The only reason I have offered for not sending in the forms is that I dispute their authority in Shetland. It seems I am no longer required to submit these forms, so I assume they must have come round to my point of view.It seems that bending the law a little and letting me off the penalty is preferable to having to explain how they get their purported authority, which is what will happen if they continue to pursue me.’
See more here…
‘In Chicago, Homefirst Medical Services treats thousands of never-vaccinated children whose parents received exemptions through Illinois’ relatively permissive immunization policy. Homefirst’s medical director, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, told us he is not aware of any cases of autism in never-vaccinated children; the national rate is 1 in 175, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We have a fairly large practice,” Eisenstein told us. “We have about 30,000 or 35,000 children that we’ve taken care of over the years, and I don’t think we have a single case of autism in children delivered by us who never received vaccines.
“We do have enough of a sample,” Eisenstein said. “The numbers are too large to not see it. We would absolutely know. We’re all family doctors. If I have a child with autism come in, there’s no communication. It’s frightening. You can’t touch them. It’s not something that anyone would miss.”
‘There is now strong data indicating that this disorder is associated with nanotechnology, specifically nanomachines in the form of nanofibers. The National Science Foundation (NSF)defines nanofibers as having at least one dimension of 100 nanometer (nm) or less. Fiber samples, taken from the skin of a Morgellons sufferer, when exposed to heat, did not burn until it has been heated to 1700 degrees F. As well, under examination with an electron microscope, fiber samples appear not to be organic.
The preliminary findings were disturbing. Morgellons appears to be a communicable nanotechnology invasion of human tissue in the form of self-assembling, self-replicating nanotubes, nanowires, and nanoarrays with sensors.’
‘Proposals to tax the flatulence of cows and other livestock have been denounced by farming groups in the Irish Republic and Denmark.
A cow tax of 13 Euros per animal has been mooted in Ireland, while Denmark is discussing a levy as high as 80 Euros per cow to offset the potential penalties each country faces from European Union legislation aimed at combating global warming.’
Forty-three years after General de Gaulle threw American forces out of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, his political descendant, is expected to explain to a sceptical nation today why he is taking the country back into the core of the US-led Nato alliance.
Mr Sarkozy’s decision, outlined after his 2007 election and to be consummated at Nato’s 60th birthday summit next month, will restore France’s voice in the alliance command that de Gaulle expelled from its Paris headquarters in 1966, along with 100,000 French-based US personnel.
The French military are delighted. They look forward to raising their Nato command contingent from 100 to 800 and taking up the two top posts that Washington has allocated France: The Allied Command Transformation (ACT), the future strategy unit, in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Lisbon command, which is in charge of Nato’s rapid reaction force.
On the political front, however, critics say that Mr Sarkozy is renouncing an independent status that was followed by French presidents of all stripes since de Gaulle. Even members of his own Gaullist camp are accusing him of selling out a cherished heritage
‘To begin reversing GM contamination will require ending the power biotech companies such as Monsanto exert over our government and through that, over our food.
HR 875, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband Stanley Greenburg works for Monsanto.
The bill is monstrous on level after level - the power it would give to Monsanto, the criminalization of seed banking, the prison terms and confiscatory fines for farmers, the 24 hours GPS tracking of their animals, the easements on their property to allow for warrantless government entry, the stripping away of their property rights, the imposition by the filthy, greedy industrial side of anti-farming international “industrial” standards to independent farms - the only part of our food system that still works, the planned elimination of farmers through all these means.
The corporations want the land, they want more intensive industrialization, they want the end of normal animals so they can substitute patented genetically engineered ones they own, they want the end of normal seeds and thus of seed banking by farmers or individuals. They want control over all seeds, animals, water, and land.’
EU and Nato help should be called upon to boost security at the London 2012 Olympics, an influential group of peers has said.
Lord Jopling, chairman of the European Union committee, urged the Government to begin talks with the EU Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) civil protection unit “as a matter of urgency”, and expressed “surprise” that this has not already been taken in hand.
“It is increasingly clear that the 2012 Olympics could be a prime target for terrorists and it is vital the Government takes every possible step to ensure other EU member states are fully prepared to assist the UK in the case of a potential attack,” he said
On Sunday the depth of the crisis and the level of social discontent in Madagascar directly affected a group of soldiers of the Army Corps of Personnel and Administrative and Technical Services who had been ordered to move against protestors on the streets. The soldiers refused to obey orders to fire on the people and repress anti-government demonstrators. Following this, they then declared they would not obey government orders either.
As one rebel soldier stated, “We no longer take orders from our hierarchy, we are following our hearts. We were trained to protect property and citizens, not to fire at people. We are with the people.”