9.15.2011

Casey Anthony Ordered to Pay $97k Investigation Costs

Casey Anthony has been ordered to pay nearly a hundred-thousand dollars to police for the cost of the missing person investigation to locate her daughter Caylee, who was later found dead. Caylee was acquitted of murder at the close of a controversial trial, though the jury found her guilty on several misdemeanor counts of lying to authorities. The plaintiffs had sought nearly a half-million dollars in compensation, but the judge found that she was not liable for the costs of the murder investigation which ensued after the 2 year-old's body was discovered, only for the missing-person investigation.

You can read more here about the controversial acquittal and subsequent calls for "Catlee's Law" at this link...

Recap of Caylee's Law Controversy

Today though, the debate centers on civil liability, not whether Caylee's Law is a good idea, or whether Casey may have in fact murdered her daughter, regardless of the jury's decision. The question today is more simple. Should a citizen ever be held financially liable for the costs of any public service?

I say absolutely not. The police and prosecutors are the government, not private citizens, for one thing. They are public servants performing a duty, not a private venture performing a service. If they want to accuse Casey of wasting public resources, then perhaps we should start scrutinizing all police spending a little more closely, not to mention the despicable tactics by which they come by funding apart from our tax dollars.

But let us suppose for a moment that a public police force should be treated the same way as a private company. Did Casey solicit the services of the police? Did she ask them to perform an investigation? No, she did not. It was not even her who made the telephone call reporting Caylee missing. So what this really amounts to is extortion. The government is forcing her to pay for services that she neither requested nor approved of. Which actually brings up another flaw in the proposed Caylee's Law too. In essence, that law would now make it a felony to not solicit the services of the police if your child has gone missing. What sort of free country is this where an individual can be forced to pay for services or goods that they did not want? Or, more accurately, double-billed for those services. After all, Casey is a taxpayer too. When she pays that hundred-grand to the police, are the taxpayers going to get a rebate check in the mail? Are the police going to give back the money they they took away from drug dealers? My guess would be, um, probably not.

The minute we allow police departments to be treated like a business rather than a public agency, we open the door to another huge problem now too. It means that from now on, police will be driven by profits, not truth or justice. This actually gives an incentive for police to not perform their duties properly, to lead investigations to false conclusions, to pin crimes on innocent people and so forth, in order to maximize profits.

If little Caylee had been found alive, I doubt we would be having this discussion. But the public is hardly about to rally to defend Casey against this extortion scheme, because the public views her as the villain, despite the fact, and even more so because of the fact, that she was acquitted in the death of the child. The public want their vengeance in one way or another, regardless of what the true facts may be. Blinded by their anger over the aquittal, the public will fail to see that they are allowing a precedent to be set that will be used against them, against all of us in the years to come.

Where will this end? Will murderers be forced to fund police departments? Will anyone convicted of any crime be forced to pay for their own prosecution and the investigation that was made against them? Will you be forced to not only pay a fine, and a court fee for a traffic ticket, but also for the police officer's hourly pay while he wrote the ticket and sat in court, for his gasoline used, for the cost of the actual ticket from the ticket book, to have his uniform cleaned because he got splashed by a mud puddle when he got out of his cruiser to hand you the ticket?

Sounds good on the surface maybe. Have the criminals pay for the police. But if that is really the precedent, do you really believe that we won't have to pay taxes any longer to fund the police and the courts? Somehow, I doubt it. And again, we see a clear motivation for the police and courts to wrongfully convict innocent people.

Let's keep in mind here too, that Casey was not convicted in the death of her child. Whether or not you think she actually did it, the fact is, in the eyes of the law she is only guilty of a misdemeanor offense. Which means now that the precedent has been set for the state to go after you too, to recover costs, for even a minor offense. If you are found to be at fault in an auto accident for example, will you have to pay for the entire cost of the response of emergency services? Even for a minor accident, one that you could actually drive away from, if someone else calls 911, you could be on the hook for many thousands of dollars for the police and fire department response, even if they don't actually have to render any aid. That is the precedent being set here with this ruling.

This whole case has been a string of bad precedents right from the start, and this is yet another miscarriage of justice being done in the name of a dead little girl.


Care to discuss the matter? Comment at the forum...

9.13.2011

Police Pursuit to the Twilight Zone

Where is the Octopus? (a vid about camouflage)

CPS Insider Reveals 'Secret Rules'

The video is a bit annoying because of poor quality, but the points raised are very important to hear in case you don't know...


3 Cops Shot After Communication Fail

When I first hear about this story, I thought it was going to be another incident stemming from a "no-knock warrant" which is a commonly used tactic of the war on drugs, but one which is very dangerous for police and innocents alike. As it turns out though, this was not another one of those cases gone tragically wrong, like in the incident of the Marine war veteran who was shot dead in front of his family by police.

Steven Jones dragged his cousin to the safety of his apartment, after the cousin had been shot in a large fight that had broken out out at the complex. Jones called 911 immediately as his cousin bled badly from his wound.

Still on the phone with the dispatcher when there was suddenly pounding at the door, he told the dispatcher to tell the police to please hurry, that the assailants were now trying to break into his house. The door burst open, Jones fired his own gun, striking three Dallas police officers with bullet fragments, and then dropping his gun immediately once he realized that they were in fact police and not the attackers who had just shot his cousin.

To the credit of the officers, and quite lucky for Jones, police did not return fire. To the discredit of officers though perhaps, and according to witnesses, they did not identify themselves as police when they pounded at the door. Officers say they did identify themselves and issued verbal commands, but it seems clear that if they did, Jones did not hear them. And neither did others outside of the apartment building who warned police as they approached to not to shoot into the apartment, because there was a victim inside, not a culprit.

Jones now sits in jail accused of aggravated assault on a police officer.

Troubled Cop Shoots Boy Hiding in Shed

SAN ANTONIO (CN) - A 14-year-old boy got into a fight at a school bus stop and the school district's police officer responded by shooting him to death, the boy's mother says. She says the cop had been reprimanded 16 times in the previous 4 years, suspended without pay 5 times, and "recommended for termination for insubordination," but the school kept him on the force "without remedial training."

Get more of the story at this link:

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/09/13/39729.htm

It's bad enough when police get away with all sorts of crimes, up to and including murder, time and time again being shielded by the Blue Wall of Silence. But here in this case, we see that the officer in question was already such a loose cannon that even his own department could not handle him, yet he was still on the job, and again refused to follow orders on the day this boy was shot dead.

"In approximately a four (4) year period leading up to the shooting, defendant Alvarado had been reprimanded sixteen (16) times," the complaint states. "Specifically, he had been reprimanded for insubordination and failure to follow supervisors' directives seven (7) times. Due to his poor service record, Alvarado was suspended without pay on five (5) occasions. On May 21, 2008, Alvarado was recommended for termination by Page. Despite being recommended for termination for insubordination and for refusal to follow supervisor directives, Alvarado remained on the force without remedial training."

Rather than fire Alvarado, the district transferred him to patrol, "an area of duty with less supervision," according to the complaint.

The San Antonio Police Department have indicated the shooting was "justified," however Alvarado has been moved to administrative duty. Probably so that the veteran can make it to the 20-year mark and retire, like this guy just did...

Cocaine Cop Gets 3 1/2 Years

A Few Interesting Facts About Libya

-Two years prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks, Libya pledged its commitment to fighting Al-Qaeda and offered to open up its weapons program to international inspection

- Following the attacks of 11 September, Gaddafi made one of the first, and firmest, denunciations of the Al-Qaeda bombers by any Muslim leader. Gaddafi also appeared on ABC for an open interview with George Stephanopoulos, a move that would have seemed unthinkable less than a decade earlier

- Following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein by US forces in 2003, Gaddafi announced that his nation had an active weapons of mass destruction program, but was willing to allow international inspectors into his country to observe and dismantle them

- In March 2004, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair became one of the first Western leaders in decades to visit Libya and publicly meet Gaddafi. Blair praised Gaddafi’s recent acts, and stated that he hoped Libya could now be a strong ally in the international War on Terrorism

- On 15 May 2006, the US State Department announced that it would restore full diplomatic relations with Libya, once Gaddafi declared he was abandoning Libya’s weapons of mass destruction program. The State Department also said that Libya would be removed from the list of nations supporting terrorism

- In July 2007, French president Nicolas Sarkozy visited Libya and signed a number of bilateral and multilateral (EU) agreements with Gaddafi

- In September 2008, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Libya and met with Gaddafi as part of a North African tour. This was the first visit to Libya by a US Secretary of State since 1953







Why are we in Libya?

 

Ten Years After 9/11, US Supports Al-Qaeda in Libya


Poverty Level at Highest Point Ever Recorded

More people are living in poverty today than at any point ever recorded in the 54 years since statistics first started to be recorded. 46.2 million Americans, 1 in 6 of us, must manage to survive on less then $10,830 a year or a measly $22,050 for a family of four. The poverty rate spiked to 15.1% in 2010 the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday, with a whopping 2.6 million people slipping below the threshold.

What is the poverty line? Check out this video from a few years ago, when things were actually a lot better...



Median household incomes are also in steep decline, falling 2.3% between 2009 and 2010 to $49,400 which is a 7% slip from the 1999 peak of $53,252.

45.3% of Americans between the ages of 25-34 now live below the poverty line, forcing them to move back home with parents or into communal living situations.

Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research and Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison says:
“We’re risking a new underclass. Young, less educated adults, mainly men, can’t support their children and form stable families because they are jobless.”

9.11.2011

At the close of a day of refelction, a word from past Presidents






Tell the Truth - Immortal Technique (Feat. Mos Def and Eminem)

A Decade Later

Observatory to Make 'Major' Alien Planet Announcement

Rumor has it that a laser signal intercepted from Gliese 581d some years ago has been confirmed to be artificial in origin and that the signal has been interpreted.

Here is the article on the announcement expected Monday...

http://www.space.com/12908-alien-planet-announcement-european-southern-observatory.html

"Let Them Eat Cake!" or the Tale of American Nutricide

Boiling frogs and counting sheep...





"Let them eat cake!"
The Nutricide of America

If I told you that Americans are being starved to death, you would probably laugh at me. So read and learn, because it is no laughing matter. I am about to show you that Americans are, quite literally, starving to death. Sure, Americans eat, even overeat, but we are still being starved to death, deliberately, at a nutritional level. So please put aside your programmed bias and suppositions of obesity, and let’s begin.

"Obesity is a mask for the horrible truth. That Americans are starving to death in a deliberate campaign of nutricide.” –JITB 01/09

Why do we eat? Energy is probably the most obvious reason. Food fuels us to carry out our daily activities. But equally important is that food is also a building block to our bodies. If you are injured, the food is what supplies the material for the body to repair itself. The same goes for illnesses and infections, along with general maintenance as old cells wear out. We need the nutrients that food provides. If the body has enough good nutrients to work with, it will throw out the trash, and install new parts to keep your body running at optimum performance. A lot of people find that if they drink a lot of orange juice during cold season to keep up their levels of vitamin C, they manage to make it through without catching a bad case of the sniffles. But of course, humans can’t eat just anything. Some things are actually poisonous to us, and will do damage. We can’t eat just one thing either. We aren’t like the Jetson’s where we can have a vitamin pill each day and be done with it. There is a loose formula that we need to follow. We don’t need to eat exactly this much of that or that much of this each day, but we do need different things, especially over time. Most officials and experts have a chart as to their own ideas of what the formula should be, and have set amounts for each of the different “food groups.” I am not here to endorse any one idea or diet over another, but the variety sets up a sort of balancing act, in which different nutrients interact with eachother. A good balance is key to being healthy.

For example, a person needs a certain amount of a certain vitamin to keep healthy, and to provide for certain functions of the body. Now let’s say that person knows their diet is severely lacking in that vitamin. So they go ahead and take a supplement pill. Yet for some reason they still wind up noticing problems associated with a deficiency of that particular vitamin. Why? Because they are probably deficient in some other area as well. Certain vitamins will not be absorbed by the body, unless other vitamins and minerals are there to stimulate the absorption. Sometimes it is the metabolization of the food source itself that is required to gain the maximum benefit of the lacking nutrient(s). What is the point of having gasoline in your tank with no spark plug to fire it? These are reasons why we don’t have a magic Jetson pill today. Nutrients are like an ingredient in a recipe. Like butter for example. Most people love butter. Crab legs dipped in butter, butter in your cookie batter, butter on your toast, yumm. But how many of us go and gnaw on a stick of butter? Not only is it not so great by itself, but it’ll shoot right through you too. Nature knew what she was doing when she put certain foods together in such a way that this nutrient was paired with that one, and in certain densities at certain ratios etc. Furthermore, humans physically adapted over time to those natural formulas present in the food sources around us. Again, the balancing act in which life flourishes.

So we see why we really can’t just eat a pill packed with vitamins to get us through. We need real foods. Not just to make our tummies happy, but of course that’s where the drive to eat seems to come in. Our tummy grumbles and our taste buds get revved up. The body calls out to the brain “feed me Seymour!” Now a starving person will eat just about anything to satisfy the belly, and the hunger that the mind is registering. But let’s say all we have is plenty of boot leather and Crisco. Sure, it’ll fill up the tummy for a while, and probably leave you feeling like you don’t want to eat ever again after a meal like that, but it won’t be long before you are hungry again. And it will be a lot sooner than if you had eaten a “real” meal of the same volume. But why would one be hungry sooner? Because your body is still calling for the nutrients that you failed to provide. Not to mention that the Crisco probably did a good job of streamlining an exit too. So how long do you think you could physically survive on a diet of boot leather and Crisco? You keep your belly full of the stuff, but what is it really doing for you?

Let’s give another, more sinister example. Let’s say you find yourself in a long-term desperate survival situation with some other people. There is no food to be had, period. Now most people would be hard-pressed to bring themselves to cannibalism to survive. So they might just wait until others began to fall by the wayside naturally, before they decided to roast their bones. But it would really be for naught that they crossed that moral boundary. If you wait until someone else starves to death, and then eat them, you will die of starvation anyway. Because the meat you have consumed has already become so nutrient deficient, that you might just as well be eating that boot leather. It might fill the tummy for a bit, but the body will still call for the nutrients that it requires to operate, to repair itself, and to fight off illness. After all, that is the real reason that we eat, to assimilate the nutrients. Now let’s say you ended up in that situation because a plane crashed or something and a few people had died in the crash. Their meat would in fact give you life, since the nutrients in it were never used up. But now let’s say that everyone is alive, and just stranded. Now you’re not gonna like this, but here it is. If you’re ever in that situation, you better be the first one to figure out what needs to be done, if you plan to survive longer than everyone else. You will have to choose who the food is going to be, long before they die of natural causes. Messed up I know, but such is life sometimes.

So, okay, where the hell am I going with this you ask? You mean you haven’t figured it out yet? What do you think Americans are eating when they eat the crap that is being pumped at us? Fat drenched, calorie laden, chemically fortified, genetically modified, flavor enhanced boot leather. Now everybody knows that fast food isn’t really good for us, with all those calories and all that fat. But it really goes a step further than that. Why do we even eat that stuff at all? Not only is it filled with crap that makes us sick, but it doesn’t even provide any real nutritional value. But of course most people don’t think that far into it. They are hungry, they eat food that tastes good. Never mind the fact that what they are eating is not even really food at all.

A person is hungry, so they stop at a fast-food place on their way to work. An hour later they are hungry again, and wondering to themselves with guilt, “Why am I already hungry again?” It is because they satisfied their stomach, but not the rest of their body. Now their body is calling for more food, to satisfy the need for proper nutrients. The sort of nutrients that provide energy, and stave of all sorts of sickness and disease. If they had a nutritious breakfast, they would not be hungry now. Instead they opted for the cheesy-sausage biscuit that shot right through them like greased lightning. To satisfy their hunger once again, they raid the box of donuts in the break room. Again, no real nutritional value, but it satisfies the stomach for a while once more. At this point, the person has probably already exceeded their proper caloric intake for the day, without even gaining any proper nutritional sustenance that the body actually requires. The person has been eating for nothing, other than to put down the creeping feeling of starvation that comes from the body calling for the nutrition that it requires. You shut the hunger up for a while, by tricking it that nutrition is on the way, but a little while later the body says “hey, where’s that nutrition you said you were sending us?!” Sometimes with ferocity so that you are even hungrier than you were originally, and then body goes into “danger” mode, storing up what it can in fat reserves because it has been warned that there is a shortage of nutrients.

Now repeat this cycle throughout the day, everyday. The person will continue to gain weight, but at the same time, the body is provided none of the essential nutrients to keep one healthy and active. So the energy level will plummet only further exacerbating the weight problem, as the body begins to shut down and go into emergency hibernation. At the same time, diseases and infections creep into a body that is too tired to fight them off now. The body stops operating efficiently leading to all sorts of disorders. Cell structure and organs begin to fail. Hence, this fat person is literally starving to death in a vicious cycle, while eating more and more to silence the alarms of starvation the body is sending to the brain. This is nutricide.

Here is a sample of what effects mineral deficiency alone can lead to…
  • Calcium - Muscle cramps or tremors, joint pains, insomnia, brittle nails, eczema, nervousness.
  • Magnesium - Muscle twitch, tremors, personality changes, depression, anxiety, irritability, PMS, gastro-intestinal disorders.
  • Iron - Anemia, constipation, brittle or spoon-shaped nails, tiredness, apathy, reduced brain function, headache.
  • Chromium - Poor glucose tolerance leading to sugar and stimulant cravings, irritability, drowsiness, need for frequent meals, poor weight control.
  • Manganese - Poor glucose tolerance, poor muscle co-ordination, dizziness or poor sense of balance.
  • Selenium - Premature aging, growth retardation, higher risk of cancer and heart disease, poor fertility.
  • Zinc - Retarded growth, poor wound healing, poor sense of taste or smell, frequent infections, stretch marks, poor fertility.
  • Vitamin C - Susceptibility to infections, easy bruising, bleeding or tender gums, difficulty shifting infections, lack of energy.

Sounds like a lot of the things we seem to be suffering en masse now, but only in the past, oh, say twenty years or so. Now the television is plastered with ads for pills to treat all these different conditions, but half the time the side effects they tell you about are either worse than the affliction, or they tell you that the medicine might even cause the condition to worsen! What the hell is the point of that? I heard an ad the other night for asthma medicine that warned the medicine could make you die of asthma! But more on that in a bit.

Okay, so fast food is really even worse for us than we thought, right? Maybe fat people really are starving to death, but they need to make the choice to stop eating fast food then. To start eating nutritious foods. Ah, if only it really were that simple. The sad truth is most people don’t even realize that what they are eating is not actually food, or if they do even to some extent, they still don’t really have the money or the time to make a change. Sure they know that fast-food isn’t really good for you, but at least it’s something to eat. So unless people are actually made aware of what is happening here, and how serious it really is, how can they be expected to make the right choices?

Add on to that the ferocious campaigns of consumerism. Americans are relentlessly subjected to the most unscrupulous methods of psychological battery to get them to buy and consume. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the advertisements and general media that tell us what to eat. We can’t say no to the newest music or electronic gadgetry. How are we supposed to stand up against something that we actually do need, like food? But even when you think you are eating food that is good for you now, you are still slowly starving to death, and being pumped full of all sorts nastiness with each bite. The meats, the vegetables, it’s all being stripped of its nutritional value, while being “enhanced” with artificial things that will kill you, as the campaign mounts to shift everyone over to a diet of pre-packaged meals. I know what you’re thinking. “I dunno, this sounds a bit far fetched.” Well, let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?

Let’s look at some foods that you might think are good for you. A box of cereal perhaps? Not some kid cereal, like Cocoa Pebbles say, that we know is not really that good for us. How about some Quaker 100% Natural Granola, Oats, Honey & Raisins? That’s sounds healthy. All those things are known to be good for us, the oats the raisins and so forth. And heck, 100% natural too! Must be good for us, right? Well, it was actually found to be the worst cereal in the supermarket that you could buy. It has twice as much sugar as the Cocoa Pebbles, and those pebbles have less fat and more fiber than the cereal that most people would think was actually good for them.

Here’s the article on that…

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/22252/americas-worst-supermarket-foods/

Of course this is only one example among a multitude. All sort of things are thought to be healthy, but really aren’t at all. Everything from “light” dressings and dairy products to pre-mixed bags of stir-fry and sautés. There are people who still think that margarine is actually better for you than butter. Are you one of those people? These products have had all their nutritional value stripped from them, and trading off some of this for some of that. And the “some of that” usually winds up being some artificial lab product that is not even food at all but a filler, a replacement for actual food. They hand you a hunk of plastic and tell you that it is cheese. You believe it because they have engineered that plastic to very closely resemble what you think of as cheese. Cheese-like color, shape, texture, smell and taste. But really, it might only be something like 10% cheese while the rest is lab-product. Think for s second, of those imitation crab legs that they sell. They have a very little bit of crab to stimulate familiarity to the human senses, but mostly it is made up of much cheaper heavily processed fish, and a whole lot of artificial additives. This is what is happening to all of our food, not just those artificial crab legs and cheese products. And at least that artificial crab has real fish in it (among other things.)

Okay, so let’s forget about stuff like that cereal and things that we already know are processed foods anyway. Let’s cut right to the chase now. People don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. If we did we’d all be a lot healthier, right? Not as much as you might think. Studies have shown a very serious decline in the nutrient levels of produce over the past half century or so. I’ve heard figures thrown around that you would have to eat seven potatoes, or ten bowls of spinach to get the same nutrition that a person would have gotten fifty years ago from a single serving. So if you have to eat seven or ten times as much these days, even of foods that are thought to be healthy, it only stands to reason that we will get that much larger doing so, trying desperately to gain nutritional sustenance. It’s really become a lesson in futility.

Now here is an article that goes right along with what I saying, and has a few figures for examples…

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/maia16.htm

If you want to dig a bit deeper, here is some good, in-depth, scientific material…

http://d.scribd.com/docs/2a1rk20uvvgp73776s8y.pdf

http://www.jacn.org/cgi/reprint/23/6/669

Some reasons behind this loss in nutrition are all sorts of farming “innovations” that have come out in the past fifty years or so. But basically it comes down to the fact that we are being downright abusive to the Earth and her bounty at this point. We genetically modify the foods to grow bigger, faster, without stopping to consider that mother-nature already had a set formula of time vs. mass to yield the highest nutritional value. Then add to this the basic over-farming of the land itself which results in serious nutrient depletion of the soil.

Here are a few articles that I pulled up quick about nutrient depletion of the soil, and of the overall depletion of the topsoil’s very existence…

http://www.youngevity.ca/misc/mineral_depletion.php

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/348200_dirt22.html?source=mypi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertility_(soil)

http://ezinearticles.com/?Nutrient-Depletion-in-Soil-Leads-to-Poor-Health&id=314089

http://www.prout.org/pna/foodvsfeed.html


Ever see this symbol before?

That is the international symbol for food irradiation, called the Radura. Now there are rules that say they are supposed to display the symbol to customers. What I have found in my local supermarket is that the symbol is on the shipping boxes laying on the floor of the back room, but never on the sales floor. Not only that, the symbol does not actually have to be displayed at all if it is used in any sort of prepared or processed manner.

“Food irradiation is the process of exposing food to ionizing radiation to destroy microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, or insects that might be present in the food. Further applications include sprout inhibition, delay of ripening, increase of juice yield, and improvement of re-hydration. Irradiation is a more general term of deliberate exposure of materials to radiation to achieve a technical goal (in this context 'ionizing radiation' is implied). As such it is also used on non-food items, such as medical hardware, plastics, tubes for gas-pipelines, hoses for floor-heating, shrink-foils for food packaging, automobile parts, wires and cables (isolation), tires, and even gemstones. Compared to the amount of food irradiated, the volume of those every-day applications is huge but not noticed by the consumer.

The genuine effect of processing food by ionizing radiation relates to damages to the DNA, the basic genetic information for life. Microorganisms can no longer proliferate and continue their malignant or pathogen activities. Spoilage-causing micro-organisms cannot continue their activities. Insects do not survive or become incapable of proliferation. Plants cannot continue the natural ripening or aging process.

Food irradiation is currently permitted by over 40 countries and volumes are estimated to exceed 500,000 metric tons annually world wide.”

That quote is form the Wikepedia article on food irradiation, found here…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_irradiation

In other words, irradiation actually kills your food. You could have a head of lettuce that sits in your fridge for a year, and still looks perfectly healthy. Imagine how healthy that would be for you to actually eat though. Not to mention that it begs the question, what good does it really do to eat it even when it is “fresh” once it has been treated in such a manner? So much for the real “healthy” foods I guess. Sure, it’s probably still a lot better to snack on some carrots than a pack of Twinkies, but not as much so as we might have thought. I can remember when I was a kid, fresh fruits and veggies were sweet, tender, and juicy. Nowadays it’s all grainy, tough, and dry. A tomato used to be red, plump, fleshy, bursting with nutritional goodness. What do you get today at the supermarket? Something that is bright orange and tough skinned enough to use as a throwing weapon, while inside it has a sickly whitish color to the grainy, watery (not to be confused with juicy) pulp. And the flavor? What flavor? What you are not tasting is the nutrition. The nutrition that happens to be the whole reason behind eating. It’s no wonder that kids today don’t want to eat their fruits and veggies. I grew up enjoying healthy natural food, but even I don’t have much use for the produce section anymore, and I genuinely miss what it used to be.

So maybe we just need to eat strictly organic foods. Stuff from local farms. Nevermind that a lot of people couldn’t really afford to make the switch, we’ll just say for the moment that they will have to. It wasn’t so long ago really that all food was organic, and you didn’t have to pay extra for it. Furthermore, there are a lot of questions and controversy around what is actually sold as “organic.” But let’s just say that for the moment, some of us do have a trusted source for organic foods. The scary truth of the matter is though, that this window is closing fast. Let me introduce you to Codex Alimentarius. This video is a bit dated now, but is well worth the forty minutes. Codex had originally planned to implement a mandate that would starve three billion people to death, and to have that mandate in place by 12/31/09. From what I understand though, they have been dealt a set-back in Europe within the last year. Here is a revealing look at Codex Alimenatrius...


Okay, so what do we know so far? We know that people are overeating because they are undernourished. This is fact based in science. I have clearly shown that our foods have been stripped of nutrients, which leads to all sorts of health problems, including overeating and obesity, by logical deduction. Now we can even take it a step further and say that some of these additives are addictive, and even induce obesity on their own. After all, if you inject a growth hormone into your food, and then you turn right around and eat it, what do you think is going to happen to you? Obesity is not the cause of these problems like we have all been led to believe. I know it’s going to be hard to wrap your head around that concept at first, but no, obesity does not cause diabetes or heart attacks, or any of the rest of the things we so often associate. Malnutrition does. If obesity were the real culprit, then there wouldn’t be the 20% of people with diabetes who are not overweight. There would not be the thin people who drop dead of a stroke or heart attack at a young age and seemingly out of the blue. Saying that obesity is the cause of these problems is like saying that coughing is the cause of lung cancer. Sure, a lot of overweight people have all sorts of other health problems, but most lung cancer patients cough and wheeze too. So treating obesity to cure other health concerns, is like giving cough syrup to the lung cancer patient. Obesity is a symptom, the most apparent symptom of malnutrition. At this point, the food we eat to satiate our hunger could be equated to drinking salty seawater to quench our thirst.

Why all the confusion then? Why all the studies that point to obesity as the root cause? Why the bias toward fat people? To keep you from waking up and realizing the horrible truth of the matter. That people are being deliberately starved to death. It’s far easier to blame the victim. Can you imagine what would happen if everyone in this country suddenly woke up and realized that the powers that be were deliberately poisoning them and starving them to death? Or what the rest of the world would think of such an agenda being perpetrated? There would be hell to pay. (Another thing to keep in mind there is that while America has the most serious problem at this point, with now 90% of the people overweight, it is not alone.) So instead we have this insidious campaign of “blame the fatties” for just about everything from our economic woes, to quality of life issues, to the very safety of our families. A psychological campaign of mass hypnosis through the media that plays off of our fears. At the same time we are bombarded with all sort of propaganda to consume, consume, consume. Every level of trickery is used in the media to get us out there to buy, and to consume. Make that chain restaurant look like a good time with friends and family. Buy those toaster pastries and pizza snacks that kids love, so that your kids will love you. Doesn’t that McSammich just look so steamy and delicious on your TV screen? You gotta love all those food and cooking shows that have become so popular in the past few years. Make it not only socially acceptable, but make you look and feel like the outcast for not participating. What kind of good citizen would you be if you had never heard of Emeril?

Choosing healthy food now called a mental disorder...

http://www.naturalnews.com/029098_orthorexia_mental_disorder.html

Speaking of which, I just so happen to have a video clip that makes a great example of the hypocrisy, in a blatant and sickening display of propaganda at work. Anthony Bourdain has a food show on the Travel Channel. Keep that in mind when you watch this clip. This guy is railing against his own bread and butter, and the majority of Americans...


Okay, so that wasn’t really enough to piss you off? You maybe sort of agreed with them. Nugent I would even expect that sort of thing from. Maybe this will get under your collar a little better. Here is a ten minute video that is centered on the Bovine Growth Hormone being pumped into dairy cattle. Now that issue is bad enough by itself, but what is even more revealing in this clip is how the media operates…



Okay. So now we see that not only is there scientific and physical basis for my claim that obesity is a symptom of systematic starvation, but we see a strong psychological campaign to confuse the issue and perpetuate the condition through deflection and head-on enticement. The mind and the body are covered now. So what’s left? The soul? Well who needs a soul when you’ve got money? Let’s have a look now at the economic aspects here.

Money could be considered a strong motivating factor here for all of this. It sheds some light on why anyone would want to do this to the people, and who would actually be behind such an insidious agenda. Now keep in mind that money is only a means to an end though really, with that end being raw power. After all who needs money to buy a house in town, if you already control the town? But more on that in a bit.

Let’s just stay focused on the economics at work here for the moment. The powers that be are reaping enormous profits from this. Not only are they maximizing their profits by diluting the food supply with artificial additives and a strip-mining mentality, they are profiting by inducing social gluttony. And then in turn, they are profiting from the price that must be paid for that gluttony that they have induced. They profit from all of the useless diet plans, from all the supplements that are supposed to help us stay healthy, and most chillingly from the disorders and illnesses that they are the very cause of. They rape us in medical expenses. People get sick and they head off to the doctor. The doctor sells them some pills to treat one symptom, then some more pills to treat the side effects of the first pills and so on, but never bother to treat the root causes. Remember what I was talking about earlier with the TV ads for medicine? But a doctor is actually pretty powerless to actually treat the root causes themselves, they are just another cog in the wheel too, and aren’t about to turn our entire socio-economic structure in its head. The years go by and a person is deeper and deeper into the web, popping all sort of pills, going for all sorts of procedures and treatments, but never really getting better. In fact they are getting worse, they are after all, slowly dieing of nutritional starvation. Eventually the medical bills get real big. Organ transplants, long hospital stays. And what happens if the money runs out? You die. Like a vampire, the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries have taken everything of value from the dieing, but kept him alive long enough to hyper-extend his credit, to give up his house, to give up his pension, etc., so that he has nothing to leave to his children, all in desperation to simply stay alive.

Now let’s really drop the hammer and have a look at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Where the dead man’s kids and grand-kids have wound up, because they were left nothing and all the work has been shipped overseas. What happens to the person who doesn’t have a house to put up for medical expenses, who doesn’t have a pension, or a job? They will really suffer the brunt of this all. They will be the sickest. They will be the first to die. They will also be the fattest. They will suffer the ridicule of both poverty and obesity while in the death-lock of an impossible situation. They are the canary in the coalmine. They are also a vehicle by which the powers that be are able to suck even more money out of the working man’s pocket, by subsidizing the elite’s own profiteering scheme.


After seeing this chart, ask yourself this. What is easier to believe? That Americans have simply decided in the last few decades to eat more than they should, to eat foods they should not, and to stop being active? All while knowing that it might kill them? Or, that Americans have been restricted from access to healthy foods which have now been replaced by modified foodstuffs? That they have been psychologically manipulated into accepting the change in diet, and have lost much of their ability to be active as a result? You might also notice, if you were to correlate the data above with poverty figures, the states with the highest poverty rates lead the way on obesity rates as well. So is that because poor people are just lazy? Which is really the cause, which is the effect? The fact of the matter is that poor people are less able to buy and prepare nutritious foods than anyone else in this country, and are therefore much more likely to suffer the afflictions brought on by poor nutrition as a result, including apparent “laziness.” But keep in mind that this laziness is not some psychological manifestation or a lack of mental fortitude, it is a physical manifestation brought on by nutritional starvation.

I have had the argument many times with people who claim that it is somehow cheaper to eat healthy, to eat organic, etc. I find just the opposite to be true. They always fall back on the argument that processed foods cost more because of the extra steps it takes to do the processing, but conveniently ignore the fact that the base ingredients being used in or added to the final product are far cheaper than whole foods. Again we could use the example of the imitation crab legs to see how a processed food is actually cheaper than the whole food. Processed foods also have a longer shelf-life and are stored more easily, allowing for greater long term market flexibility. Also, processed foods are sold in greater quantity, further lowering the consumer price. It is cheaper to eat foods that have little or no nutritional value.

Wendy's
Double-stack cheese burger (135g each) x 2 = $2
Chili = $1.19
TOTAL = $3.19

Stop & Shop Supermarket
Half-pound bologna = $1.40
Quarter-pound american cheese = 1.38
One can soup = $1
TOTAL = $3.78

So where does the poor person take their five-spot when they get hungry? Also note that bologna sandwich is probably just as bad for you as the Wendy’s cheeseburger. It would only be that much more expensive to buy something like natural turkey or some such. Notice also that the grocery list does not even include the bread or condiments. So we can even take this a step further. Anything that you prepare at home is going to have additional “hidden” costs beyond the purchase price as well. Everything from condiments and pantry items to the utility expense of the cooking source, to the cleanup costs, all have to be factored in. Water, especially hot water is not free. Neither is some cooking oil or a spoonful of butter, some seasonings maybe, mayo for your sandwiches, etc. Then there are other odds and ends like detergent, paper towels, even the electric to run the lights in your kitchen, and the refrigerator to store your foods. All the overhead expenses that you have to carry yourself when eating at home, but the costs of which are not really carried on to any particular consumer when they eat out because of the volume of the business.

Now on top of that, also consider that the poorest of the poor in America may not even have a place to cook or to store food at all. They won’t be able to take advantage of bulk pack savings, and will rely entirely on prepared foods. If you are living on the streets, in a car, in a shelter, or even in a motel room, you’re not really going to be able to prepare nutritious meals for yourself on a regular basis. You will go back and forth between the dollar menus. Also consider that many people are forced to live off food that is donated at food pantries. Lots of things like ramen noodles and canned meats that are really terrible for you. So while the person, who is already destitute because of flawed national economic policy and events beyond their own control, gets fat and sick on the only “foods” that are available to them, they have to sit there and listen to people a little further up the ladder blame them for everything that is wrong with the world and poke fun at them for being fat.

But let’s go ahead and take a step back up the ladder now. How many families today actually sit down every night to a home cooked meal? Not very many, even if there are some families who still manage to sit down together even a few days a week, it is usually around a take-out pizza, or some pre-packed frozen family entrée or some such. Even if they had some time to prepare a better meal, they don’t seem to have the time to plan that meal, and to really shop carefully for the healthiest food available. Everyone is on the run. You have both parents working all the time, kids running in and out with their own activities, run run run, go go go, and yet everyone is still getting fat. No one wants to come home and cook or shop on their one day off a week after putting in ten and twelve hour days. Everyone is stuffing themselves with hot pockets and cheeseburgers on the go until they finally burn out on the energy drinks that have reeked havoc on their system but kept them running into overtime while starvation set in, like burning high octane in a motor without any oil left in it.

So this really is getting to sound like some whacked out conspiracy theory at this point huh? Talking about starving to death half the world’s population and all. But forget about what you think is likely or reasonable for a moment, suspend emotionally based and thoroughly propagandized disbelief, and look at the evidence. We see the symptoms of this happening all around us, yet we fail to accept what is happening right in front of us. Here is another interesting tidbit as well. Ever heard of the Georgia Guidestones? Not many people have really. But someone went to a lot of trouble and expense to erect this enigmatic monument in Elberton Georgia back in 1979. It is clearly and literally written in stone, as their very first order of business, “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.”

http://www.thegeorgiaguidestones.com/Message.htm

Okay, now that’s creepy. Why the hell would anyone want to kill so many people? Power. Control and power. “They” have an image for the world in which there is no room for the rest of us.

In summary, obesity is a deadly epidemic being perpetrated deliberately against the population, while insidiously profiting from and turning the blame onto the victims. We are being chemically, psychologically, socially, and economically fattened and starved at the same time. What better camouflage than obesity, to hide a campaign of starvation. Think of how different our perception would be of the death camps in World War Two, if the prisoners had been plied with foods that would fatten them up but still left them starving to death. But despite all the evidence and logical deduction that I have presented here, still it is not enough to awaken the sheep. There will still be those who argue, that obesity is a matter of poor personal choices and that it is as simple as that.

“The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” ~Adolf Hitler



For further viewing, I highly recommend the move "The Future of Food." It is about an hour and a half long, available to view for free here...

http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food


Supporting material that I have found since the original publication of this article in 2008:

Junk food-addicted rats chose to starve themselves rather than eat healthy food...

Media controversy...


Drug companies pay 17,000 U.S. doctors, report finds

More than 17,000 doctors and other healthcare providers have taken money from seven major drug companies to talk to other doctors about their products, a joint investigation by news organizations and non-profit groups found.

Obesity epidemic affecting animals too...


Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court


Honey at the Supermarket Probably Not Honey

Did Top Cops Murder News Anchor, Fire Fellow Officer for Investigating?

Veteran Officer Maria Ohl has been terminated for alleged mishandling of information provided to her implicating two Mason City Police Officers, along with a member of the of the (DCI) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, in the 1995 disappearance of news anchor Jodi Huisentruit. She has since been legally declared dead though no remains have ever been found to date. Officer Ohl was terminated from her position on August 4th, after months of assigned desk duty in which she was assigned virtually no work to actually do. Bill Basler has since retired form the DCI, while officers Ron Vande Weerd and Frank Stearns have risen to rank of Lieutenant in the relatively small department.

Here is an excerpt from the Wiki entry on the one-time news anchor...

Jodi Sue Huisentruit (born June 5, 1968 – declared legally dead May 2001) was a television news anchor for KIMT, based in Mason City, Iowa in the United States. She disappeared in the early morning hours of June 27, 1995 and is believed to have been abducted. She was 27 years old at the time.

Disappearance

On the day before she disappeared, Huisentruit participated in a golf tournament and then visited the home of Mason City resident John Vansice. According to Vansice, she came to his home to view a video tape of the birthday party that he had arranged for her earlier in the month.[1]

At about 4:00 AM on June 27, 1995, KIMT producer Amy Kuns noted that Huisentruit had failed to report to work as scheduled, so she called Huisentruit's apartment. Huisentruit answered the telephone, explained that she had overslept, and said she was preparing to leave for the station. By 6:00 AM, however, she had still not arrived, and Kuns filled-in for her on the morning show "Daybreak." At about 7:00 AM, KIMT staff called the Mason City police.

When police arrived at Huisentruit's apartment they found her red Mazda Miata in the parking lot, as well as evidence suggesting there had been a struggle near that car. Among other evidence, Huisentruit's personal items, including her keys, were found strewn about the area and police reported recovering an unidentified palm print from her car.

Investigation

The ensuing investigation revealed at least three neighbors in her apartment complex who said they heard screams at about the time Huisentruit would have likely been leaving for work. In addition, a neighbor who lived nearby reported seeing a white Ford van with its running lights on parked in Huisentruit’s parking lot at about the same time. This van was never positively identified.

In September 1995, the Huisentruit family hired private investigators from McCarthy & Associates, Investigative Services, Inc. (MAIS) in Minneapolis, MN who in turn enlisted the assistance of Omaha, NE private investigator Doug Jasa. McCarthy and Jasa appeared on several national television shows, including; "America's Most Wanted" and "Unsolved Mysteries."[2] In November 1997 they and members of Jodi’s family traveled to Los Angeles to meet with three prominent psychics. This meeting was televised and served as the pilot for the "Psychic Detectives" television show. Although each show generated a large volume of leads, none resulted in concrete evidence or the identification of a suspect.

In May 1996, about 100 volunteers searched an area of Cerro Gordo County and left flags to mark anything that appeared suspicious. Each of these sites was then re-examined by law enforcement, but no promising evidence was located.

Since Huisentruit's disappearance in 1995, police and private investigators have conducted more than 1000 interviews relating to her disappearance.[3] None has resulted in conclusive evidence pointing towards a suspect. Huisentruit was declared legally dead in May 2001.[4]

There have been periodic resurgences in the story. When new cases arise that appear to bear similarities to Huisentruit's or remains are found in the area, speculation quickly leads to a connection with the missing reporter. So far, however, no suspect has been tied to Huisentruit's disappearance and all remains have proven to be from other sources. In 2005, many media outlets, including 20/20,[5] again focused on the story as the 10th anniversary of the disappearance approached.

In early June 2008, photocopies of the 84 pages of Huisentruit's personal journal were anonymously mailed to a local newspaper.[6] The Mason City Globe Gazette received the material in a large envelope with no return address and a June 4 postmark from Waterloo, IA. The original journal has been in the possession of law enforcement since the investigation of Huisentruit's disappearance began.[7] Within days, Mason City Police reported that the sender had come forward and then identified her as the wife of the former Mason City Police Chief. Although noting that the former chief had inadvertently taken a copy of the journal home when he left office, the police gave no motive for his wife sending the copy to the newspaper.[8]

The FBI, the Mason City Police Department, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and MAIS's investigators are all still actively working on Huisentruit’s disappearance, and the television show "Nancy Grace: America's Missing" spotlighted her case on February 23, 2011.

The emphasis there is mine. Seems that maybe the former Chief's wife might have had some insight herself into the case and hoped to stoke the flames under the cold case.

Here are links to two newspaper reports on the case...

www.globegazette.com

www.northiowatoday.com

The information that whistleblower Maria Ohl has come by, appears to have come by way of her brother-in-law and local Pastor Shane Philpott. In the following document the Pastor recounts how he was told in a June 2007 telephone call that two police officers were involved in the disappearance of Huisentruit. The out of state caller had been compelled to make the call following a television show about the case.

Alarmingly, the caller's allegations were similar to those made to the same Pastor in 1999, but Mason City resident Gerald Best. Mr. Best was found murdered later that same year. That case too, has never been solved.

Read the full PDF document here...

DOCUMENT

And finally, here is an interview with Maria Ohl, terminated police officer and whistelblower...





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September Clues

A lot of this is interesting, but I kept saying to myself "well maybe" this or that, trying to debunk the main premise of the video. The makers of the video lead you to believe that the news footage of the planes hitting were incomplete/hoaxed/digitally altered in order to cover up the fact that missiles, not planes hit the WTC. (The video goes into Flight 93 and Pentagon a little too.)

The video comparisons are quite compelling, but the real smoking gun here in this video, comes about 25-30 minutes in, with the audio comparisons. No doubt about it, the audio tracks on these videos were produced in a studio.

I am still not entirely sold on the whole "no planes" conspiracy theory, but they make a compelling case here. And even if there were indeed planes, the footage we have seen over and over are most likely complete forgeries and not really great ones at that.

Have a look for yourself...

About this video


The NEW 2008 version ofSEPTEMBER CLUES. http://www.septemberclues.info On 9/11, the US TV networks used computer generated sceneries of Manhattan. Multiple techniques of image manipulation were employed to simulate "airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center". We now have conclusive evidence that the TV networks were proactively complicit in staging this false-flag operation needed to gather public consensus to wage immensely profitable, illegal wars. The forensic analysis of the live images leave no room for doubt : they do not depict the real-life events of the day but turn out to be entirely doctored video sequences which effectively fooled the worldwide TV audience. Thus, the live broadcasts now stored in the major TV networks' archives, constitute the most solid, verifiable and repeatable proof to expose the falseness of the official version of the 9/11 tragedy. The subsequently released, so-called "amateur" videos were more sophisticated video composites yet all have now been exposed for what they are :digital forgeries. Most likely, electromagnetic technology commonly used in war zones (to jam electronic circuitries) prevented any private footage being recorded at the time of the tower strikes. Scores of testimonies confirm that cellphones or firefighters' walkie-talkies did not function properly in NYC that day. Most on-the-scene witnesses reported a SMALL aircraft of some sort : Arguably, what they saw was a winged missile. The 4 purported hijacked flights, as well as the related passenger lists, turn out to have several problems as far as their authenticity is concerned : a long list of documentation (or lack of it) reveal serious discrepancies regarding NTSB, BTS and FAA data. All of the above facts, taken together, suggest that the official version of the events is fraudulent.




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