rather strong accusation

…Per editor of Natural News … rather strong accusation lacking any 3rd party vetting… Gates Foundation is now pumping $50 million into an Ebola vaccine which may soon be forced on us all of the outbreak reaches our own shores:
http://www.naturalnews.com/046858_Ebola_vaccines_Gates_Foundation.html

 

You can’t give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad – in fact, to do anything it wants.

…Remember it is solely your decision whether this information is sufficiently “vetted” & by whom…

is there any possible validity to it

…While the following is an assessment of the editor of Natural News … one quite dire … is there any possible validity to it…? ‘Water mafia’ in California’s future? … Residents may soon be forced to buy water on the black market just like in India…

 

From editor natural news … In recent days, residents of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities got to experience a rare treat — rainfall — but of course, it was far too little to do much to alleviate the state’s ongoing brutal drought.

That said, there is some concern that water may become so scarce — and so valuable — that its distribution and sale might be taken over by a Mafia-like criminal enterprise, just like what is currently taking place in India.


Learn more:
http://www.naturalnews.com/046854_water_mafia_drought_California.html#ixzz3DEuD8p9n

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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Looking Away

imageLooking Away

A philosophy established by those we refer to as “founders” of our nation.  A philosophy wherein practioneers are perfectly capable of uttering allegiance to a “biblical” belief on the one hand, while lying, cheating, stealing and annihilating an indigenous sovereign native people, whose land we now occupy and without whose support, these “founders” would most likely all have perished.

“Looking Away” … has over time been cleverly massaged  by “interests” fixated on control using every means at their disposal … educational, medical, philosophical, legislative, judicial, to establish a population wherein they are able to direct attention to those issues they deem of importance.

Using “manifest destiny” they made genocide of indigenous people not only acceptable, but necessary.  Packaged differently it became a focal point in the Bush/Cheney war in Iraq.

Today… looking away … is SOP for all forms of assault against person … we do not even raise an eye brow when a professional football player of incredible strength chooses to punch a woman with such force as to knock her out in an elevator and then summarily drag her as one would a sack of potatoes.   But, why should we, when we do not ask any questions about those sitting before computer screens thousands of miles away directing “drones” to kill human beings, as if it were some computer game…?

Assault against women is tolerated to the point where rape so common place as to no longer cause any commotion or raise any questions, we simply have learn to “look away” or pass it off as boys will be boys.  How can any husband, father, brother …”look away”…?

We … “look away” … even when we know those we elect to serve and to protect “us” are instead protecting themselves at our expense and even reward them by re-electing them to continue their same course of action against us.

We… “look away” …as our judicial system – now beholding to “special interests”- declares liberties we are educated to believe inviolate … freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right of assembly are summarily restricted or eliminated.

We …”look away” … as our police increasingly become instruments of “special interests” whose actions are directed against us. 

We …”look away” … as children whose only crime is to be told to escape to America are incarcerated held in often quite terrifying conditions separated from parents and family.

We …”look away” … as those mentally and physically challenged roam our streets often without any form of formal care.

This “looking away” causes me to ask of self … a query attributed to Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)…

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

 

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

 

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

 

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me

 

At what point have we … “looked away” … far too long…?

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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have difference of opinion on how the word ‘WIN” is defined

…It comes as no surprise to me that John McCann and I have difference of opinion on how the word ‘WIN” is defined…

McCain nostalgic for the good old days when Bush had Iraq won

 

Watch video here … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm7KuYwJ5mo

 

After President Obama’s speech about ISIL on Wednesday evening, former White House spokesman Jay Carney and current U.S. Senator John McCain got into a somewhat heated argument on CNN. Naturally, as of mid-day Thursday, it was the lead story on Politico, which described it as "Carney’s rough first night against McCain." I guess that makes sense given Politico’s self-appointed role as Washington’s official scorekeeper of all things subjective and trivial, but given that Carney is now just a media figure and that McCain continues to be a U.S. senator, the real story is what McCain said during the exchange.

The short version of McCain’s argument? In his words:

Fact that they didn’t leave a residual force in Iraq, overruling all of his military advisers, is the reason why we’re facing ISIS today.

Not only that:

We had it won, thanks to the surge. It was won. The victory was there. All we needed was a force behind to provide support, not to engage in combat, but to supply support, logistics, intelligence.

Which, McCain said, was exactly what George W. Bush wanted to do. And if you don’t believe him …

… you can ask Condoleezza Rice, or George W. Bush.

Carney then pointed out that Iraq didn’t want U.S. troops to remain and, more importantly:
 

I think it is a basically a whitewash of history to suggest that there was not — were not periods of enormous chaos and fighting and bloodshed in Iraq when there were tens of thousands of troops, of American troops on the ground. That is a fact. [...] The United States of America ask our military to be a permanent occupying force in a country like Iraq.

McCain’s response: Oh yes we can. For example:

… [after] the Korean War, we left troops behind. Bosnia, we left troops behind. Not to fight but be a stabilizing force.

We have nearly 30,000 troops in South Korea today, but even if he had 30,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, it wouldn’t change the fact that Iraq is not South Korea, something that McCain stubbornly refused to acknowledge.

But in a way, all of that is a distraction from the most fundamental question: Whether ISIL truly is a big enough threat to America to justify his vision for tens of thousands of troops in Iraq. And his argument for why ISIL does pose such a threat was this:

We had a hearing, and there was testimony from the counterterrorism people and the Department of Homeland Security. There is Twitter traffic right now and Facebook traffic, where they are urging attacks on the United States of America. And there is a great concern that our southern border and our northern border is porous and that they will be coming across.

So because some militant fanatics are using Twitter and Facebook to encourage attacks against America, and because McCain believes our border is porous, we should essentially fight the Iraq War all over again? Yeesh. That makes about as much sense as … saying that Sarah Palin is the most-qualified person in America to be a heartbeat away from the presidency

 

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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This is what they want you to believe … but is it true

…This is what they want you to believe … but is it true…?

Resistance is Futile: The Violent Cost of Challenging the American Police State

09-11-2014  •  https://www.rutherford.org 
"Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encou

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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Republicans defend billionaires

Senate Republicans defend billionaires by keeping Citizens United alive… are you really surprised…?

 

U.S. Senate votes 54-42 on party lines in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 19.

 

By a straight party-line vote of 54-42, the U.S. Senate defeated a constitutional amendment today that would have overruled the awful Citizens United decision.

All five Senate Democrats whose support was unknown ended up voting “yes,” whereas even Republican Susan Collins voted “no.”

This was one of the last votes the Senate will take before they adjourn for the election season—where the Koch brothers will pour millions of dollars into attack ads to fool voters.

In other words, the fact that every Democrat sided with the people—and every Republican sided with the rich and powerful—will make this a potent campaign issue in November.

Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Mark Begich (D-AK) all voted to take back our democracy: now they will be on the receiving end of attack ads made possible by Citizens United.

Mitch McConnell led the fight to defeat this amendment, and now he’ll have to answer the Kentucky voters, while he gets a little help from his billionaire friends.

In the past few months, over 500,000 Daily Kos members signed a petition to repeal Citizens United—which has been one of our most successful issues to mobilize our readers. As part of a wider coalition that includes other organizations, over 3 million people have taken action

 

Over 12,000 Daily Kos members sent personalized emails to their senators last week—and weproduced another 15,000 personalized messages yesterday alone.

Our community is engaged and energized on this issue, and I could not be more proud of all the great work you have done. Now, we must channel our efforts into making sure Senate Republicans pay the price in November.

UPDATE (12:54 PST): Here’s the roll-call vote. The four Senators who did not vote were: Tom Coburn (R-OK), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK.) Gillibrand was a co-sponsor of the amendment, so would have voted "yes" if she had been present.

Republicans Filibuster Constitutional Fix to Overturn Citizens United

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

 

You can’t give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad – in fact, to do anything it wants.

…Remember it is solely your decision whether this information is sufficiently “vetted” & by whom…

Tell me … how does the Walton family sleep at night

…Tell me … how does the Walton family sleep at night…?

Walmart May Make Up to $78 Million Forcing Employees to Pay for New Work Uniforms

Alyssa Figueroa, AlterNet

Low-paid employees working for the richest family in America have to buy clothes they can’t afford to adhere to the corporation’s new dress code. READ MORE»

 

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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