Daily Archives: July 13, 2007

Ron Paul: U.S. In “Great Danger” Of Staged Terror

Prison Planet | Jul 13, 2007

Congressman & presidential candidate warns of economic collapse precipitated by bombing of Iran

by Paul Joseph Watson

Presidential candidate Ron Paul says the U.S. is in “great danger” of a staged terror attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation while also warning that a major collapse of the American economy is on the horizon and could be precipitated by the bombing of Iran and the closure of the Persian Gulf.

Speaking to The Alex Jones Show, the Texas Congressman was asked his opinion on Cindy Sheehan’s recent comments that the U.S. is in danger of a staged terror attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation that will validate the Neo-Con agenda and lead to the implementation of the infrastructure of martial law that Bush recently signed into law via executive order, as well as public pronouncements from prominent officials that the West needs terrorism to save a doomed foreign policy.

“I think we’re in great danger of it,” responded the Congressman, “We’re in danger in many ways, the attack on our civil liberties here at home, the foreign policy that’s in shambles and our obligations overseas and commitment which endangers our troops and our national defense.”

“Every day we’re in worse shape and right now there’s an orchestrated effort to blame the Iranians for everything that’s gone wrong in Iraq and we’re quite concerned that the attack will be on Iran and that will jeopardize so many more of our troops, so I would say that we’re in much greater danger than we even were four or five years ago,” asserted Paul.

The presidential candidate expressed his despair that the situation in Iraq will not change until there is a total collapse of the American economy.

“There’s no way we can afford what we’re doing, whether it’s domestic spending or the international spending and very few people talk about the real cost of this economically speaking….this is unsustainable and it will be a threat to our dollar,” said Paul, adding that the onset of the meltdown could be sparked by the bombing of Iran and the closure of the Persian Gulf.

The Congressman added that the collapse was in its early stages with the major indication being a reduction in the living standard of middle class Americans but that “one single major world event” could change things overnight and precipitate a major downturn.

Paul added that there had “not been a national discussion on monetary policy in many many years” and the increasingly bleak outlook for the U.S. economy was also bringing more attention to the solutions the Congressman has proposed for reducing the burden of the mammoth national deficit.

Paul said that national and world events, especially the degrading situation in Iraq, were attracting support for his presidential campaign due to his resolute position on embracing a non-interventionist foreign policy.

The Congressman concluded by surmising that record lows in approval ratings for Bush, Cheney and Congress showed that, “The American people are alive and well and disgusted yet they haven’t had good alternatives….it’s justifiable, they are looking for true answers and options and quite frankly I think that’s probably one of the reasons why our campaign is growing by leaps and bounds right now.”

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Organic fruit and vegetables really are better for your heart

London Times | Jul 5, 2007

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by Valerie Elliott

Organic fruit and vegetables may be better for the heart and general health than eating conventionally grown crops, new research has found.

A ten-year study comparing organic tomatoes with standard produce found that they had almost double the quantity of antioxidants called flavonoids which help to prevent high blood pressure and thus reduce the likelihood of heart disease and strokes.

Alyson Mitchell, a food chemist, who led the research at the University of California, believes that flavonoids can also help to stave off some forms of cancer and dementia.

She found that levels of quercetin and kaempferol, both flavonoids, were on average 79 and 97 per cent higher, respectively, in organic tomatoes. Her findings are due to be published in full in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Dr Mitchell said that previously it had been hard to make comparisons between organic and conventionally grown produce because of difficulties in comparing soil quality, irrigation practices and the handling of harvested produce. But for this study researchers used data from a long-term project in which standardised farming techniques were used to reveal trends in crop productivity.

The team believes that the different levels of flavonoids in tomatoes are due to the absence of fertilisers in organic farming.

Plants produce flavonoids as a defence mechanism; they are triggered by nutrient deficiency. Feeding a plant with too many nutrients, such as inorganic nitrogen commonly found in conventional fertiliser, curbs the development of flavonoids. The lower levels of flavonoids in conventional tomatoes were caused by “over-fertilisation”, the research team concluded.

The Soil Association is now pressing the Food Standards Agency to review its guidance on the merits of organic as opposed to conventional fruit and vegetables. Peter Melchett, its policy director, said that there was now a rapidly growing body of evidence which showed significant differences between the nutritional composition of organic and nonorganic food.

Recent research in Europe found that organic tomatoes contained more vitamin C, B-carotene and flavonoids than conventionally grown tomatoes. Organic peaches and organic apple purée were also found to have more antioxidants. Lord Krebs, the former chairman of the Food Standards Agency and now Master of Jesus College, Oxford, said that even if such benefits existed, higher flavonoid levels did not make organic food healthier. “This depends on the relevance of the differences to the human body,” he said. “Tomato ketchup has higher levels of lycopene [a strong antioxidant] than either organic or conventional tomatoes. So if you wanted lots of lycopene you should eat tomato ketchup.”

The Food Standards Agency, however, has commissioned a three-year study into the benefits of flavonoids. It said: “There is accumulating evidence that dietary flavonoids. . . may in large part explain the cardiovascular disease benefits of increased fruit and vegetable intake.”

A Declaration of Independence from the EU

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Finally, the Brits know how it feels to fall under the yoke of foreign empire, are awakening to it and starting to resist it with all their might. Best of luck to all British citizens who wish to retain their rights and sovereignty.

Now if only Americans could wake up to and resist the facts that A) we are being used as cannon-fodder and an engine of global empire and B) that we are being absorbed and engulfed by the North American Union by stealth, we might have a chance at a free world of  peaceful, cooperating, sovereign nations as it should be. This is the only way to preserve freedom and independence in this world.

PW

britsattheirbest.com | Jul 6, 2007

Reading the Declaration of Independence aloud with friends gathered for dinner, I was amazed to realize that if I substituted the EU for references to King George III and his government and substituted Britain for references to the colonies, I was hearing a declaration of independence for Britain from the EU.

The declaration begins, of course, with the affirmation that our liberties are our birthright. They are not given by government but protected by government, an idea the EU is doing everything in its power to destroy. The rest of the declaration reads as follows:

. . . The history of the present EU is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over Britain. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world:

The EU has caused Britain to remain. . .exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

The EU has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

The EU has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws. . .;

The EU has cut off our Trade with all parts of the world;

The EU has imposed Taxes on us without our Consent;

The EU has deprived us in many cases of the benefit of Trial by Jury; . . .taken away our Charters, abolished our most valuable Laws and altered fundamentally the Forms of our Governments;

The EU has declared itself invested with power to legislate for us. . .

The EU has plundered our seas. . .and destroyed the lives of our people;

The EU has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on. . .our frontiers the merciless. . . Savages whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions;

. . .The EU whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

We, therefore, the Representatives of Britain, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of Britain solemnly publish and declare, That Britain of Right ought to be Free and Independent, that it is Absolved from all Allegiance to the EU, and that all political connection between it and the EU is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a Free and Independent State, Britain shall have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honour.

EU Chief Hails European ‘Empire’

Telegraph | Jul 12, 2007

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“Sometimes I like to compare the EU as a creation to the organisation of empire. We have the dimension of empire,” says Barroso

By Bruno Waterfield

Gordon Brown was under renewed pressure to hold a referendum last night after José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, hailed the European Union as an “empire”.

The comments from the most senior EC official in Brussels will infuriate the Prime Minister as he tries to fight off growing demands for a referendum by denying a planned new EU treaty has constitutional implications.

“We are a very special construction unique in the history of mankind,” said Mr Barroso yesterday. “Sometimes I like to compare the EU as a creation to the organisation of empire. We have the dimension of empire.”

The commission president made his remarks on Europe’s historical mission while celebrating “real progress” on a new EU treaty deal to replace the constitution rejected by French and Dutch voters two years ago. Mark Francois, Conservative shadow minister for Europe, believes the “startling” statement of intent will increase pressure on Mr Brown to grant Britain a vote on Europe.

“The British public will be genuinely surprised to hear the suggestion that we are now part of an EU empire,” he said.

“Anyone who thinks that we have been exaggerating in calling for a referendum on a revived constitution only has to look at what Mr Barroso has said to realise the scale of what is now being contemplated.”

Mr Barroso, Portugal’s former centre-Right prime minister and a student radical in the 1960s, tried to argue that unlike old “super state” empires the EU was based on a voluntary surrender of sovereignty, not military conquest.

“What we have is the first non-imperial empire,” he said.

“We have 27 countries that fully decided to work together and to pool their sovereignty. I believe it is a great construction and we should be proud of it.”

The commission president warned Mr Brown that he was “honour bound” by the detailed mandate and outline for a new EU treaty signed by Tony Blair at a Brussels summit on June 23.

“There is a principle of good faith. For me it as important as any legal commitment,” he said. “It is inconceivable that an agreement that was agreed unanimously in June is reopened now.”

In an attempt to limit the damage, Mr Barroso’s spokesman said: “No one needs to have imperial nightmares tonight. President Barroso, at his press conference on the new EU Reform Treaty, referred to a quote by the philosopher Peter Sloterdijk to emphasise that the EU is anything but a superstate.

“EU member states came together peacefully, democratically and voluntarily – the president would not want it any other way.”