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Monday, July 30, 2012
Water, water, everywhere – Nor any drop to drink.*
A case of the government seeking money and bondage from rural residents by purposely misconstruing an old law & bending definitions.
Gary Harrington had no idea that he was a water criminal under an obscure 1925 law until 2002 when state bureaucrats told him that his three reservoirs were illegal collection devices that were a crime against his community.
At first, Harrington complied and legally filed for three permits to keep the rainwater run-off within his 170-acre property, including one that had been on the property for 37 years. However, it appears that the Oregon government is adamantly against its citizens storing and using their own source of water. Although his permits were approved in 2003, the state court arbitrarily reversed their decision and was subsequently backed up by a county Circuit Court judge who ruled that he had illegally “withdrawn the water at issue from appropriation other than for the City of Medford.” (Source)
Even if the city of Medford did legitimately own all the water, Harrington has good standing when he points out that the law mentions only streams and tributaries, not water run-off formulated from the clouds.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Lawmakers continue to push for strict Internet control legislation at the behest of establishment mega-media. Congressmen such as Lamar Smith have even gone as far as to propose government IP Czars to supplant the wave of private copyright trolls filing frivolous lawsuits.
Despite the government’s history of failed attempts to control the Internet, the legal battle for control over the Internet rages on.
The infographic below does an exemplary job at pointing out the major economic fallacies and realities surrounding Hollywood’s piracy fear mongering. Just one example of this shows that the Recording Industry Association of America has sued a staggering 12,000+ people for an average of $150,000 per song – and music sales have still increased for the first time since 2004.
The future of information sharing is on the line, and it is important that the facts are made clear. While the livelihood of artists should be a central issue, there is much to suggest that artists have more tools than ever to express themselves in more creative ways, and to earn a living in novel ways that are still yet being conceived. Is it worth throwing away the entire free-flow of information that the Internet has come to represent strictly to bring pirates under control? We welcome your thoughts in the comment section under the infographic posted below.
July 20, 2012
A Houston area homeowner, Thelma Taormina, was forced to defend her property and her constitutional rights when a utility worker bypassed her “No Trespassing and No Smart Meters” sign, then started a scuffle to install a Smart Meter.
Thelma and her husband demonstrate in the video below that they have educated themselves about the dangers of Smart Meters to their privacy; so much so that they have formed their own local opposition group to ban Texas Smart Meters. It has been revealed that Smart Meters have the capability to wirelessly monitor a full range of personal data, and can be equipped with an automatic shut off. (Source)
The Taorminas also allude to the mounting evidence that these meters are a major health concern, as indicated by a recent warning issued by a major physicians’ group.
Between health and privacy concerns, plus the fact that Smart Meters are an economic and environmental scam, homeowners have every right to defend against Smart Meter slavery in the strongest way possible.
by:Paul Adams, J.D.
July 17, 2012
In earlier times it was easier to control a million people than physically to kill a million people. Today it is infinitely easier to kill a million people then to control a million people. - Zbigniew Brzezinski (Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, Carter/Obama Advisor).
The cancer epidemic is a soft-kill operation and a move by the world’s so-called elites to cull the human population. It is well documented that the Club of Rome, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, the Rockefellers, Warren Buffet and many other globalists plan to dominate and decimate humanity with their population reduction agenda.
As we will see, the globalists first cause the cancer and then provide us with their ineffective treatments (not cures) for profit. This method is known as Problem – Reaction – Solution.
According to the American Cancer Society, 1,638,910 new cancer cases will arise in the United States during 2012. Approximately 577,190 American cancer patients are expected to die from their cancer this year as well. One in every two men will suffer from cancer (one in four will die) as will one in every three women (one in five will die). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death, closely trailing heart disease.
In 1971, President Nixon and Congress declared war on cancer. Since then, the federal government has spent well over $105 billion to battle cancer. In 2010 alone, the National Cancer Institute had a budget of $6.4 billion. As of March 2011, the Susan B. Komen Foundation, allegedly leading the fight against breast cancer, had $439,451,449 in “total public support and revenue.” Pharmaceutical giant Merck alone had a 2010 research and development budget of 8.12 billion.
Why all the death and suffering despite billions, if not trillions, in government and private cancer research? Why have cancer treatments remained almost unchanged since the 1950s: toxic radiation, toxic chemotherapy, and surgery?
The answer is simple: treating cancer is profitable; curing it is not. Cancer also furthers the globalist goal of massive depopulation.
by: Madison Ruppert
July 5, 2012
In a surprising and exciting move, the European Parliament refused to ratify the freedom-crushing Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) anti-piracy treaty by a massive 478 to 39 vote with 165 abstentions. According to none other than the Associated Press, the move came “after concern that it would limit Internet freedom sparked street protests in cities across Europe.”
This comes after the treaty was approved by every single one of the 27 EU heads of government in December 2011, but clearly the formal approval process wasn’t nearly as easy.
Unfortunately, the United States already signed ACTA in October 2011, which has already sparked claims from lobbyists that the rejection of the agreement make the EU “be weakened in free trade negotiations with the United States, Canada and emerging markets that are relative newcomers to intellectual property,” according to Reuters.
Essentially this means that other countries may continue to participate in ACTA even though the entire group of nations making up the EU is backing out of the same agreement they participated in negotiating.
Thankfully the false claims that ACTA “was needed to standardize the different national laws that protect the rights of those who produce music, movies, pharmaceuticals, fashion goods and other products that often fall victim to piracy and intellectual property theft,” were not able to trump the truth.
In reality, ACTA would enable, if not mandate, widespread internet surveillance, censorship, and potentially “allow for Monsanto to actually come after farmers in other countries for saving seeds, an offense that can actually result in up to $3 million in damages,” as I previously reported.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
By: Scott Morefield
[NaturalNews] Prepping doesn’t have the best reputation these days. From shows like Doomsday Preppers doing their best to portray preppers as crazy, paranoid extremists to the government considering anyone with more than seven days of food a ‘potential terrorist,’ it’s no wonder most people look at prepping as a dangerous, possibly seditious, activity. This mindset, of course, works within the designs of a system that wants as many people as possible dependent on the government. Since self-reliance is, therefore, anathema to control-freak globalists and everything they stand for, the absolute best thing any informed patriot can do is… get prepared!
There are many reasons to prep, and everyone who does has at least one – global pandemic, endless wars, nuclear disaster, the collapse of the dollar, food shortages, encroaching government, natural disaster, and even the mythical zombie apocalypse. But there are several key reasons to prep that will make your life better, right now, even if that zombie apocalypse never quite materializes the way it does in the movies.
Here are four reasons prepping can make your life better, right now:
1.) Prepping can save money - First of all, because of inflation (sadly), food is one of the few investments that has actually seen a positive rate of return over the past several years. It is an excellent investment that can help you care for your family in any emergency, whether it be local, regional, or just specific to your family (job loss, etc.).
Second, buying food in bulk when it is on sale puts you, the consumer, in the driver’s seat. The next time you are shopping and an item you bought on sale before is full price, you will have enough in stock to wait until the price is marked down again.
Third, it is usually less expensive to buy things in bulk, thus granting an automatic cost savings to people (preppers) who tend to buy items this way. Further, buying and learning to rely on staples such as wheat, beans, rice, etc. also saves money because these items tend to be less expensive than their processed counterparts.
There are other ways to prep without breaking the bank, and there are also highly expensive ways (long term freeze dried storable food, for example), but economical prepping will save the average person money over the long haul.
2.) Prepping can save time - Have you ever started browning the meat for a spaghetti dinner only to realize that you’re out of tomatoes or some other key ingredient? Such moments are rare for the competent prepper. Most if not all key ingredients are merely a pantry or basement away! The time saved on those avoidable grocery store trips can be used in more productive ways, like cooking delicious, healthy food from scratch.
3.) Prepping can help you eat healthier - Buying staples in bulk and learning to cook with them will cut down on the toxic, highly processed food that many of us eat every day. (And no, despite their legendary long shelf life, Twinkies do not count as preps!)
4.) Prepping will give you peace of mind - We all know a million things could happen tomorrow that could make life as we know it vastly different. Being prepared snatches a small bit of control back from the chaos that surrounds the world we live in. It’s not a magic bullet, but it IS something real, something tangible we can all do to help protect our families against what could come.
So go ahead, prep for whatever disaster life may bring, but be sure to do so in a way that will make your life better even if it never happens.
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by: Susanne Posel
June 28, 2012
Researchers are pursuing custom, lab-grown replacement of organs, rather than relying on organ donors. Experts in the field of regenerative medicine want to see this development become the future of medical treatment.
Recently, Swedish scientists successfully created a custom vein for a little girl which carries blood from her intestines to her liver.
Another patient was implanted with a new trachea, grown in a lab with his own cells.
Japanese researchers have implanted lab-grown livers created from human cells into mice. RIKEN Center for Development Biology, reported that in Japan, embryonic stem cells grown within special conditions will spontaneously organize themselves into partial pituitary glands that are completely functional after transplanted into test mice.
Recent developments in this field are paving the way for more options for faulty or damaged body parts.
In 1998 to 2006, by collecting cells from dysfunctional bladders from children with spinal cord defects, Atala multiplied the cells in the lab and studied them on biodegradable scaffolding. After nearly a month of research, the cells had overgrown the scaffolding and essentially created a new bladder.
The technology created a new paradigm of growing spare parts from patient’s cells.
By: Gaye Levy
June 24, 2012
Myself, I like to think that I bring a very unique perspective to that particular time since, as an old COBOL programmer, I knew how the computer code of old would blow up with the turn of the millennium. I also know many people who were frantically involved in code conversions, and even I provided a bit of consulting to the telecommunications industry in that regard.
So why was Y2K a non-event? I would say that the diligent preparation on the part of governments and businesses played a huge role in insuring that utility companies continued to work, the ATM machines continued to function and that daily life continued without a hiccup. (That is not to say that I did not have $5,000 in small bills hidden under my mattress, however.)
Coming back in to the present, we have six more months for the Doomsday 2012 events to unfold. And now that the end of the Mayan calendar has pretty much been dispelled, what is left?
- Hurricane season is coming up
- Wildfires are spreading in the South and Midwest
- Shoot-em-ups of innocent bystanders are occurring in our cities
- Underemployment and unemployment means more and more citizens are living below poverty
- Governments around the globe are facing bankruptcy and the potential for total collapse
So gee, have a nice day too, right?