Sunday, April 20, 2008

Body of War

Words alludes me after watching this. I'm just mad and post this because so many wounded and dead can't speak out. I still can't get over that the largest nation on the planet has launched a conventional style war to fight terrorism. It's like fighting lightning with an army. Why didn't Israel figure this out if it works? These people are dying and we think we are benefiting from it. God has cursed us with a depraved mind (Rom 1).

Phil Donahue, discusses his new documentary
called "Body of War."
 This documentary tells the story of
a former Iraq war soldier, Tomas Young and follows his physical
rehabilitation and his decision to actively
protest the Iraq war.
First broadcast
March 23, 2008
 


TRANSCRIPT
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Friday, April 18, 2008

Dr. Mercola's Comments on Facts about Pharmacies...

Site Includes Ten Steps to Reduce Your Pharmaceutical Expenses Now

According to Corporate Watch, Fortune magazine has declared the world’s biggest drug company, Pfizer the “fifth-best wealth-creator” in America.  

Consider for a moment the in-depth report published in both The New England Journal of Medicine and PLoS Medicine, which admitted that pharmaceutical sales reps are trained in tactics that are on par with some of the most potent brainwashing techniques used throughout the world!

Another shocking fact that few consider is that virtually every major pharmaceutical company has a corresponding branch that creates the toxins and poisons that contribute to the chronic diseases their drugs and medical devices treat.

So these huge transnational companies profit not only from the sale of products such as pesticides, herbicides and GM crops, but also from the symptoms and chronic illnesses that they can trigger.

Dow Chemical (industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals)

Dow Pharmaceuticals

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Shocking Facts About the Pharmaceutical Industry

This makes me sick!

The price of drugs is increasing faster than anything else a patient pays for: The prices of the most heavily prescribed drugs are routinely jacked up, sometimes several times a year. Some medications have a mark-up of 1,000 percent over the cost of their ingredients.

Your doctor may have an ulterior motive behind your prescription: Drug reps often give gifts to convince doctors to prescribe the medications that they represent. These drug reps usually have no medical or science education.

Pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing than research
Guilty of Medicare fraud
Americans pay more for prescription meds than anyone else in the world
"New" Drugs aren't really new

Drug companies are taking advantage of underdeveloped countries to perform clinical trials: In developing countries, government oversight is more lax.

For more shocking facts, click the link below.

Sources:
  • Nursing Online Education Database March 27, 2008
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    Eggs cost 25 percent more in February than they did a year ago

    US: Bob Schulz (founder of We the People) promises hunger strike if government does not respond to petition for redress of citizen grievances. Houson Chronicle 2008 Apr 15
    http://blogs.chron.com/txpotomac/2008/04/ron_paul_supporters_hungry_for.html

    Maybe I'll join him and try to accomplish something while I starve.
    clipped from biz.yahoo.com

    AP
    Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years
    Monday April 14, 4:10 pm ET

    By Ellen Simon, AP Business Writer

    Food Costs Rising at Fast Clip, Squeezing Poor, Forcing Food Vendors to Explain Higher Prices

    his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25
    The U.S. is wrestling with the worst food inflation in 17 years, and analysts expect new data due on Wednesday to show it's getting worse.

    U.S. food prices rose 4 percent in 2007, compared with an average 2.5 percent annual rise for the last 15 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the agency says 2008 could be worse, with a rise of as much as 4.5 percent.

    Analysts are forecasting that Wednesday's Department of Labor report will show the Consumer Price Index rose at a 4 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, up from last year's overall rise of 2.8 percent.

    For some, that means adding an extra cup of water to their soup, watering down their milk, or giving their children soda because it's cheaper than milk
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    Don't Forget to Not Say this if you are Not Convicted

    If you are arrested but not convicted, you can ask the Justice Department to destroy the DNA sample they took from you.
    clipped from news.yahoo.com



    AP

    Feds to collect DNA from every person they arrest


    By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer
    Wed Apr 16, 6:18 PM ET


    WASHINGTON - The government plans to begin collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested by a federal law enforcement agency — a move intended to prevent violent crime but which also is raising concerns about the privacy of innocent people.

    Using authority granted by Congress, the government also plans to collect DNA samples from foreigners who are detained, whether they have been charged or not. The DNA would be collected through a cheek swab, Justice Department spokesman Erik Ablin said Wednesday. That would be a departure from current practice, which limits DNA collection to convicted felons.

    Expanding the DNA database, known as CODIS, raises civil liberties questions about the potential for misuse of such personal information, such as family ties and genetic conditions.

    the federal government could store DNA samples of people who are not guilty of any crime,
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    Saturday, April 12, 2008

    How Bad It Is: Pakistanis flee into Hell

    This is what happens when we want to recreate a new map for the Middle East. What we have done is immoral.

    Trivia: The average life expectancy in Afghanistan is 46, 66, or 86?
    clipped from www.chycho.com

    How Bad It Is: Pakistanis flee into Hell, while Hell comes to Africa

    Just when you thought you had heard it all before, you come across certain events that baffle the mind, bringing such clarity to make you want to crawl back into your hole of ignorance.

    Pakistan:
    At the same time that United States has revealed that they are about to ramp-up military operations in Pakistan, BBC is reporting that “thousands of Pakistanis have fled into Afghanistan” due to the security situation deteriorating in Pakistan.

    This revelation is frightening on multiple levels: It proves that the NATO occupation of Afghanistan is a complete disaster and that the chaos it has created is spreading; it shows us how desperate the situation is in Pakistan if people are willing to escape into what is considered to be hell on earth; and it indicates that Pakistan is about to become another major war zone the likes of which has not even been seen in Afghanistan.

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    Monday, April 7, 2008

    Hitmen 'clubbed' Sonny Bono to death, FBI claims

    clipped from www.news.com.au
    SONNY Bono, former husband and singing partner of superstar Cher, was clubbed to death by hitmen on the orders of drug and weapons dealers who feared he was going to expose them, a former FBI agent claims.

    The former agent, who has been researching Bono's accident for the past decade, said top officials linked to an international drug and weapons ring feared the singer-turned-politician was about to expose their crimes - so they had him killed on the slopes.

    Bono, an experienced skiier, was ambushed on the slopes by hired hitmen, who beat him to death and then staged a tree collision, Mr Gunderson said.

    His claims have reportedly been backed by top forensics experts who fear Nevada authorities were too quick to call the death a skiing accident.

    Investigator Bob Fletcher had also confessed he sent evidence of a 10-year study that linked top US government officials to arms and weapons dealers to Bono less than a month before his death, the Globe reported.

    Drug hitmen 'clubbed' Sonny to death
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    Sunday, April 6, 2008

    Rumsfeld and Nixon: Caught on Tape

    When you can, watch Bush's War on Frontline.
    clipped from www.pbs.org


    audio: rumsfeld and nixon - caught on tape
    photo of rumsfeld with president nixon
    Donald Rumsfeld has figured prominently in almost every Republican administration since 1968, when he took on a job advising President Richard Nixon. He raised eyebrows in the Nixon White House with his antiwar views -- and made plenty of enemies with his flashy, brusque style -- but he developed a close, if curious, relationship with the president, who became his mentor. Nixon's infamous White House tapes contain a conversation from 1971 in which the two discuss foreign policy, leadership, war and their hopes for Vietnam's transition from a battleground to a peaceful country. Here are seven interesting excerpts.

    | First Excerpt
    Rumsfeld is itching to get more experience in foreign policy. Here, Nixon and Rumsfeld discuss possible assignments for him -- including a post-war Vietnam.

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    Map of Mexico

    clipped from www.msplinks.com
    absolut
    This print ad was taken from the current issue of QuiƩn magazine, in Mexico City.
    billboard
    On billboards in Mexico too.

    The beverage of open-borders used to be Miller Light. Now, it is Absolut. The vodka maker’s latest ad redraws the map of North America to please Mexican consumers. (Hat tip - Snapped Shot and Jim Hoft).

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    Racism in American society weaves a network of systematic problems

    clipped from www.tennessean.com

    Racism in American society weaves a network of systematic problems

    In his celebrated speech in Philadelphia on March 18, Barack Obama talked about the struggle to fulfill the promises made explicit in the Declaration of Independence and presumed in the Constitution.

    Less noted were his comments about the effects of systematic racism:

    "Legalized discrimination — where blacks were prevented, often through violence, from owning property, or loans were not granted to African-American business owners, or black homeowners could not access FHA mortgages, or blacks were excluded from unions, or the police force, or fire departments — meant that black families could not amass any meaningful wealth to bequeath to future generations. That history helps explain the wealth and income gap between black and white, and the concentrated pockets of poverty that persists in so many of today's urban and rural communities."

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    10 Million Baby Boomers Face Alzheimer's Epidemic

    You'll have to go to the site for the details on how to prevent it.

    At least 5.2 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's. By 2010, there will be 500,000 new cases each year, and nearly one million new cases annually by 2050.

    The disease is now the seventh deadliest illness in the nation.

    Dr. Mercola's Comments:
    Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease
    Primary dietary risk factors include trans-fatty acids that are found in so many processed foods (labeled as partially-hydrogenated vegetable oils). One prospective study also found that elevated homocysteine levels were associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s. Homocysteine levels are elevated when you are deficient in vitamin B6, folate, and vitamin B12.

    Primary environmental factors include: smoking, obesity, and exposure to fluoride, aluminum and mercury. 

    How to Prevent Alzheimer’s
    Related Articles:
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    How to Win Friends and Influence People

    This site has an outline of the book with the main points covered.
    clipped from www.westegg.com

    Win people to your way of thinking




    1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
    2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say, "You're
      wrong."
    3. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
    4. Begin in a friendly way.
    5. Get the other person saying "yes, yes" immediately.
    6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
    7. Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
    8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.
    9. Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires.
    10. Appeal to the nobler motives.
    11. Dramatize your ideas.
    12. Throw down a challenge.

    Six ways to make people like you

    Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving
    Offense or Arousing Resentment

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    How to Tell Difficult Truths So People Thank You

    I've heard better ways to go about this, but this does open up some new approaches. For starters, the Bible talks about "speaking the truth in love." Dale Carnegie had some good pointers I'll add in a follow up post.
    How to Tell Difficult Truths So People Thank You

    conversation, talking, speaking the truthThere is probably something on your mind right now that you feel you need to share with someone important in your life. This truth, and whether or not you choose to share it, is actively playing a role in shaping your life.
    This is why it is so important to learn to speak the truth. Yet, most people don’t want to do it in a way that hurts other people and stirs up trouble. This is not an easy task. As it says on my homepage, all truth goes through three stages:
    1. First, it is ridiculed
    2. Second, it is violently opposed
    3. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident
    But perhaps it IS possible to reach stage 3 without going through the first two.
    The key to stating the truth in a way that other people will thank you for is to speak in unarguable terms -- because when you speak the unarguable, people don’t argue.

    To do this, you need to reveal your inner experience and avoid placing blame. For example,
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    Saturday, April 5, 2008

    Racism at Planned Parenthood

    I cannot say I am surprised.
    Planned Parenthood Continues to Crack: New Video Outs More Racism
    UCLA publication releases another video of Planned Parenthood staff excitedly accepting donations earmarked for black babies

    The Advocate released its first video four weeks ago exposing Autumn Kersey, Director of Development at Planned Parenthood in Idaho. Ms. Kersey was caught on audio getting "excited" for a donation by an explicitly racist caller by phone. The students also exposed an Ohio clinic for gladly accepting donations, no matter what they may be used for. Video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LJVPVh5TWo.  

    Irene Gray of Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque, New Mexico took the call from O'Keefe last summer when he wanted to make a donation to abort a black baby. In sympathetic tones, Gray replied "yes, yes, it's a strange time for sure" to the donor's rant about affirmative action and how there is a need for less black people because they compete with whites for admission to schools.

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    Friday, April 4, 2008

    The intent of the Framer’s of the Constitution


    On Friday, February 22 the Supreme Court of
    the United States will decide Bob Schulz’s


    Petition for Rehearing

    of its January 7th decision not to hear
    We the People v. United States
    , the case demanding a
    declaration by the Court of the original intent of the last
    ten words of the First Amendment, to wit: “Congress shall
    make no law…abridging the Freedom…or the Right of the
    People…and to Petition the Government for a Redress of
    Grievances.”

    The matter is of the utmost importance. Our
    Constitution is all that stands between a free People and
    total tyranny.
    Should the Supreme Court continue to
    sidestep its constitutional duty to interpret the meaning of
    the last ten words of the First Amendment by denying the
    instant Petition for Rehearing, Bob Schulz and the We The
    People Congress will immediately turn their attention and
    resources to the organization and implementation of
    large-scale, wide-spread acts of “civil disobedience.”
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    The Money Web - Who is Supporting Which Presidential Candidate

    clipped from www.opensecrets.org


    2008 Presidential Election
    Money Web

    This social networking tool—new to OpenSecrets.org for the '08
    election—illustrates links between candidates and donors. Included in
    this web are the 5 top contributors and industries (including ties) to each
    of the candidates we profile. Click on a bubble to start making connections
    among candidates, their top-giving industries and top contributors.






    KEY

    Is a running candidate

    Is a Member of

    Is a Top Industry of

    Is a Top Contributor of

     

    Top Industry

    Top Contributor





    NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2008 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released
    electronically on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.


    © Copyright 2008. Center for Responsive Politics. All rights reserved.

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    How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

    Couple this information with the movie "Nazism in America". See it at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4861099270516462721
    clipped from www.guardian.co.uk

    Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president

  • Saturday September 25 2004
  • The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

    His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

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    The $2 Trillion Nightmare

    Isn't fighting terrorism like trying to protect us from lightning strikes?
    clipped from www.nytimes.com
    Published: March 4, 2008
    hardly a whisper has been heard about a Congressional hearing in Washington last week

    The war in Iraq will ultimately cost U.S. taxpayers not hundreds of billions of dollars, but an astonishing $2 trillion, and perhaps more. There has been very little in the way of public conversation, even in the presidential campaigns, about the consequences of these costs, which are like a cancer inside the American economy.

    money spent on the war each day is enough to enroll an additional 58,000 children in Head Start for a year, or make a year of college affordable for 160,000 low-income students through Pell Grants, or pay the annual salaries of nearly 11,000 additional border patrol agents or 14,000 more police officers.
    large opportunities lost because of the money poured into the war.
    “we could have put Social Security on a sound footing for the next half-century or more.”
    instead is the stuff of nightmares.
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