America’s cojones

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…So you think China had to actually ask for permission … when you hold America’s cojones you need only squeeze but a little … no words are needed …

 

 

U.S. exempts China, Singapore from Iran sanctions

 

06-30-2012  •  http://www.rawstory.com, By Agence France-Presse

The United States exempted China and Singapore from sanctions over purchases of oil from Iran hours before a deadline, saying that major economies were united in pressuring Tehran.

IS THIS TRULY POSIBLE …????

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…IS THIS TRULY POSIBLE …????

 

Electric Spray Paint Could Turn Any Surface Into a Battery

06-30-2012  •  http://www.popsci.com, By Colin Lecher

Lithium-ion batteries work by stacking active ingredients in layers. In your laptop and phone, the layers are stacked into a block, but a new process could make that seem quaint: spray-paint the necessary layers onto any surface like paint, to make a

IF TRUE … THIS IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING “BIG-PHARMA” … AMA … AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY … FDA … USDA … WILL NEVER … NEVER … NEVER ALLOW … HEIL CORPORATE AMERICA …

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…IF TRUE … THIS IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING “BIG-PHARMA” … AMA … AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY … FDA … USDA … WILL NEVER … NEVER … NEVER ALLOW … HEIL CORPORATE AMERICA …

 

Study Finds Breast Milk Kills HIV

06-30-2012  •  http://charlotte.cbslocal.com 

Is breast milk the key in the battle against HIV?

NOW IT WILL BE THE DEMOCRATS TURN TO SPILL THE BEANS ON “W” OR CHENEY OR CONDI OR POWELL … NEXT …

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… NOW IT WILL BE THE DEMOCRATS TURN TO SPILL THE BEANS ON “W” OR CHENEY OR CONDI OR POWELL … NEXT …

 

 

Darrell Issa Puts Details of Secret Wiretap Applications in Congressional Record

06-30-2012  •  http://www.rollcall.com, By Jonathan Strong

In the midst of a fiery floor debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) quietly dropped a bombshell letter into the Congressional Record.

 

And likely FDA conducted its hearings under an “open meeting law” which essentially is designed to provide “cover” enabling the participants to hide their activities from you and me…

www.authenticallywired.comin the end it’s all about disclosure & transparency … (do not automatically accept or reject what I write … do your own research … by the same token do not automatically accept or reject what any “official” says either) … contemplate then draw your own conclusion

 

…And likely FDA conducted its hearings under an “open meeting law” which essentially is designed to provide “cover” enabling the participants to hide their activities from you and me…

 

This is huge breaking news in the vaccine industry: According to two former Merck virologists, Merck faked its mumps vaccine test data for over a decade in order to deceive the government and the public — and it even contributed to mumps outbreaks!

A lawsuit has now been filed against Merck, claiming, among other shocking things:

[Merck] engaged in a decade-long scheme to falsify and misrepresent the true efficacy of its vaccine…

incorporating the use of animal antibodies to artificially inflate the results…

destroying evidence of the falsified data and then lying to an FDA investigator…

threatened a virologist in Merck’s vaccine division with jail if he reported the fraud to the FDA…

Read more in this stunning report on Merck and the mumps vaccine:
http://www.naturalnews.com/036328_Merck_mumps_vaccine

_False_Claims_Act.html

 

The AMA, meanwhile, has come out in favor of selling genetically modified foods, but with the caveat that they are safety tested first, which is at least something:
http://www.naturalnews.com/036327_AMA_GMO_labeling.html

… JUST FOLLOW THE $$$

CORPORATE $ERVED … GLENDALE RESIDENTS $CREWED

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clip_image002CORPORATE $ERVED … GLENDALE RESIDENTS $CREWED

 

Glendale City Council approves secondary property-tax hike

06-27-2012   http://www.azcentral.com   ….The Glendale City Council on Tuesday warned residents that tax increases are better than the alternative.

A five-member majority, including Mayor Elaine Scruggs, approved a secondary property-tax hike and add a two-tiered sales-tax rate that exempts purchases over $5,000 from an already approved sales-tax increase.

The secondary property-tax increase, which will be $1.68 for every $100 of assessed value, will appear on resident’s bills in October while the sales tax will have customers pay 2.2 percent on large purchases rather than the 2.9 percent increase approved earlier this month. The sales-tax hike is effective in August.


Read more: 
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/06/27/20120627glendale-secondary-property-tax-hike.html#ixzz1z2W2aBeA

 
 

A thought worth your time to contemplate…!

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…A thought worth your time to contemplate…!

Chief Justice Roberts Has His Cake, Eats It, Feeds It To His Corporate Masters, Then Smears Delicious Frosting All Over Romney, by Upholding the ACA

 

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 08:12 PM PDT    By Michael Bryan

John Roberts has performed a brilliant political maneuver in his opinion crafted to uphold the ACA, though he’ll get little credit from the crazy wing of the GOP (which is most of it…). He allowed a deeply conservative policy, which the GOP has backed for a generation and the corporate health care complex essentially designed and will profit from richly, to become the basis of national health care policy for the next generation or more.

Score one for conservatives.

Preserving the ACA preserves much of the status quo in American health care markets and allows health insurers to survive and thrive. Were the ACA struck down, and the power to enact such a mandated private insurer system put beyond the reach of Congress, the only constitutionally sound route to broadening access to health care remaining would have been an expansion of government insurers, such as Medicare/Medicaid/TriCare. That is not a politically desirable outcome for conservatives and corporate America, and it has been avoided.

Score two for conservatives.   Striking down the mandate, and instead treating the penalties associated with refusing to buy insurance as a tax for constitutional analysis, allowed the Court to fashion a radical curtailment of Congressional Commerce Clause powers to regulate “inaction”. The practical application of such a limit is unforeseeable, and in practice may be cabined to the ACA only. Regardless, it creates the possibility of a fertile new arena for conservative activism from the bench.

Score three for conservatives.   Preserving the ACA, while striking down the idea of a mandate, allows conservatives to continue to campaign against Obamacare in the coming elections, and provides legalistic cover to their claim that the mandate represented an unconstitutional overreach by Obama. They get a deeply conservative health care policy, but get to continue to punish Obama politically for actually enacting it for them.

Score four for conservatives.   The Court categorizing the ACA’s penalties as a ‘tax’ allows conservatives to credibly frame their objections to the policy as a "tax increase". In fact, that has happened a lot faster than I ever contemplated. Romney is already claiming that the ACA represents a $500 billion tax increase on Americans (and a $500 billion cut to Medicare, and a job killer, and will cause people to lose coverage, and will add to the deficit, yada yada yada (all bullshit, of course)). He has to bend a lot of logic to reach those conclusions, but lying isn’t anything new to Romney, in fact, that seems to be basis of his entire campaign for the Presidency. Conservatives get to campaign against tax increases (and cuts to Medicare, and job killing)? You betcha.

Score five for conservatives.   Striking down the method of enforcing state compliance with the Medicaid expansion of the ACA satisfies those state governments held hostage by conservative majorities who will opt out of the expansion for political and local financial reasons. It undermines the most progressive aspect of the ACA by ensuring that some portion of those who would have to be covered on the states’ and federal government’s dime will now not qualify nor be mandated to purchase coverage because of their income. Essentially, this potentially perpetuates the worst of the health care crisis for millions of low income Americans and allows state governments to make political hay from denying this population coverage – and all at a much reduced political and fiscal cost. Screwing the poor and reducing the cost of defiance by grandstanding conservative state governments?

Score six for conservatives.   The headline on the Court upholding the ACA will be a big immediate win for Obama. It preserves his legacy on health care – flawed though it is – which prevents a major political embarrassment, but the actual long-term political effects are all positive for conservatives. Roberts was able to give victory to conservatives yet polish his credentials as a moderate voice on the Court, though he’s anything but. Given a bomb-throwing radical like Scalia in dissent, he can appear reasonable even as he pursues a deeply radical conservative agenda on the Court.

Roberts will take some immediate flack from the craziest of the GOP base for upholding the ACA, but all the political benefits accrue to conservatives.

I actually hoped that the Court would strike down the ACA. I figured that nothing would disorder the GOP more than their chosen straw man suddenly disappearing. They might actually have to run on something based in reality, rather than their bizarre 11th hour conversion to the view that their policy on health care for a generation was suddenly an Obama plot to pollute all our precious bodily fluids. In addition, the only constitutional path forward to solving the health care crisis would be universal coverage, giving a truly progressive policy another chance to become law. Finally, the ACA being struck down would have energized Democrats to fight back and take back the Congress and keep a Democratic President in office to make real reform possible. Roberts did progressives no favors today.

 

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