Daily Archives: September 8, 2009

Martial Law Alert Over Swine Flu

Baltimore Chronicle | Sep 7, 2009

by Stephen Lendman

Massachusetts may be a trial balloon for what federal authorities plan everywhere as the fall flu season approaches, to be followed by hyped reports of nationwide Swine Flu outbreaks, perhaps caused by the vaccines intended to prevent them.

Fact check:

* no Swine Flu threat exists;

* reported H1N1 infections and deaths are uncorroborated;

* WHO predicting a global pandemic affecting “as many as two billion people….over the next two years” is falsified hype unless a diabolical depopulation scheme (by vaccines or other means) plans to create one;

* vaccines don’t protect against diseases they’re designed to prevent and often cause them;

* all vaccines contain harmful toxins, including mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and squalene adjuvants that weaken and can destroy the human immune system, making it vulnerable to many annoying to life-threatening illnesses; and

* evidence suggests that the H1N1 strain was bioengineered in a US laboratory, and the vaccines being produced for it are extremely hazardous and potentially lethal.

Under no circumstances should anyone submit to them even if threatened with fines, quarantine, or incarceration.

Government and PhRMA Are Enemies, Not Protectors

On April 26, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a “Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists….as a consequence of confirmed cases of H1N1 Influenza in four US states.” At an April 27 press briefing, Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said:

Yesterday “I issued a public health emergency declaration” as part of “standard operating procedure” to make more government resources available to combat the spread of Swine Flu. She then ordered the FDA “to proceed to permit things like Tamiflu to be used for populations that they otherwise wouldn’t be used for – in this case, for example, very, very young children.”

On November 13, 2005, Japan’s Health Ministry said it was “looking into reports of a number of sudden deaths of young people who had taken prescribed dosages of Tamiflu.” The Ministry also “found 64 cases of psychological disorders linked to the drug in the past four years.”

The Japan Institute of Pharmaco-Vigilance head, Dr. Rokura Hama, said “Tamiflu appears to be similar to other powerful drugs that can cause behavioral changes” by affecting the central nervous system. It’s the leading medication prescribed for the treatment and prevention of flu. In April, DHS ordered 12 million doses made available in locations around the country for quick access if needed.

Then on June 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) “raise(d) the level of (Swine Flu) influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6,” its highest level in declaring “The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic,” while admitting its severity would likely be “moderate (and) most people will recover from swine flu within a week, just as they would from seasonal forms of influenza.” The WHO no longer reports “confirmed” Swine Flu cases globally, yet continues to hype the scare without corroborating proof.

There was no emergency earlier or now, but you’d never know it from hyped media reports to convince people voluntarily to submit to experimental, untested, toxic and extremely dangerous vaccines that damage the human immune system and cause health problems ranging from annoying to life-threatening.

George Bush’s Executive Orders (EOs) 13295 and 13375, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21, and Military Pandemic Planning

In addition to the federal laws below, the Bush EOs, HSPD-21, and Pentagon plan suggest a hidden agenda behind today’s Swine Flu crisis as a way to institute martial law on the pretext of a public health emergency, using hyped fear to win popular acquiescence.

On April 4, 2003, EO 13295 issued a “Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases” that included cholera, diphtheria, infectious TB, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and viral hemorrhagic fevers like ebola and lassa.

On April 1, 2005, EO 13375 amended EO 13295 by adding “the following new subsection:”

“(c) Influenza caused by novel or reemergent influenza viruses that are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic.”

The October 2007 HSPD-21 “establishe(d) a National Strategy for Public Health and Medical Preparedness which builds upon principles set forth in (the 2004) Biodefense for the 21st Century and will transform our national approach to protecting the health of the American people against all disasters.”

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Amnesty: Fiji’s military regime rules by fear

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Military-installed Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama

AP | Sep 8, 2009

By ROHAN SULLIVAN

SYDNEY — Fiji’s military regime is using beatings, arbitrary arrests, censorship and intimidation to rule the South Pacific country by fear, Amnesty International alleged Tuesday.

The global rights watchdog also cited China for going against an international trend of imposing sanctions on Fiji to punish those responsible for a 2006 coup, and urged Beijing to use its new influence to protect human rights there.

Military-installed Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama did not immediately respond to the Amnesty report, the latest international condemnation of the military chief’s seizure of power and refusal to restore democracy.

London-based Amnesty said Bainimarama’s regime has committed multiple human rights violations since April when the constitution was shelved in response to a court ruling that his takeover was unlawful and emergency regulations known as PER put in place.

“The abrogation of the constitution, the promulgation of the PER, the dismissal of the judiciary, subsequent political arrests and intimidation of activists have led to a climate of fear and desperation amongst human rights defenders, lawyers, the NGO community and society as a whole,” the Amnesty report says.

Beatings, the arbitrary arrest of journalists, activists, lawyers and church leaders, and the strict censorship of news outlets were among abuses being committed in Fiji, the report said. It noted the government had used special powers to free from prison nine soldiers and a police officer who were convicted in two separate killings that may have been linked to intimidation tactics.

“The ongoing harassment and arbitrary detention of journalists, lawyers, clergy and government critics by the authorities under the broad and sweeping provisions of the PER is a tactic used to suppress freedom of expression, including any form of dissent,” the report says.

Amnesty said China had massively increased financial aid to Fiji since the coup, filling a void created by sanctions imposed by major donors such as Australia and New Zealand, which have led condemnation of Bainimarama.

“China has long claimed that it doesn’t interfere in other country’s affairs, but, in Fiji, China has clearly favored one side of a long political dispute — and in the process ignored the country’s human rights situation,” Amnesty Asia-Pacific deputy director Donna Guest said in a statement.

Former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase angered Beijing by allowing Taiwanese then-President Chen Shui-bian to visit Fiji in 2005 and later by backing Taiwan’s bid to join the World Health Organization.

China and rival Taiwan have for years used money funneled through aid programs to impoverished nations in their battle for diplomatic support. Beijing seeks to block nations giving diplomatic recognition to Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province.

Amnesty said Beijing should urge Bainimarama to end human rights abuses and “put an immediate end to any support for the (Fijian military) in any form or fashion.”

Bainimarama says he will call elections to restore democracy in 2014, after he has recast the constitution and electoral laws. Critics say he has broken such promises in the past and have little faith he intends to relinquish power.

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Frank Bainimarama

Bainimarama’s naval career spans three decades. He has received a number of honours for his service. He has been made an Officer Brother in the Order of St John of Jerusalem, and has received the Meritorious Service Decoration, the Peacekeeping Medal for United Nations peacekeepers, the General Service Medal, the Fiji Republic Medal, and the 25 Anniversary Medal.

Bainimarama displays above his office desk portraits of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and former Queen of Fiji, and of her consort Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He has described himself as a monarchist: “I’m still loyal to the Queen. Many people are in Fiji. One of the things I’d like to do is see her restored as our monarch, to be Queen of Fiji again.”

Amazon dips into memory hole to retrieve Orwellian works

Wikinews | Sep 5, 2009

1984_orwellAmerican-based online retailer Amazon.com has backtracked from its July decision and actions to remotely delete George Orwell’s classic dystopian novels, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, from customers’ Kindle e-book readers.

Late Thursday, Amazon emailed owners of Kindle readers who had previously lost copies of these novels, offering a new copy of the deleted books, or a gift certificate or check for US$30. In the email, the company’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos apologized again, and described the earlier actions as “stupid, thoughtless and painfully out of line with our principles.”

Initially, the two works of Orwell were made available to Kindle owners by a third-party company which did not have the rights to distribute them. When Amazon was alerted to this by the actual rights holder, the company removed the books from their online store then, far more controversially, remotely deleted the books from their customers’ devices before issuing refunds.

In the aftermath of significant press coverage of Amazon’s actions to remove content, legal action was started against them in Washington alleging violations of the company’s published terms of service, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Washington’s consumer protection legislation. A Michigan student named as a plaintiff in the case explained that the deletion of his copy of 1984 had rendered his annotations and notes worthless.

First published in 1949, the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four will not enter the public domain in the United States until 2044.

Italian tourist faces 15 years jail for kissing his daughter

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Beach in Fortaleza, Brazil Photo: GETTY

An Italian tourist is facing up to 15 years in a Brazilian prison for kissing his eight-year-old daughter on a public beach.

Telegraph | Sep 5, 2009

Italian tourist faces jail in Brazil for kissing his daughter on a public beach

By Richard Holt

The businessman, 48, who has not been named, was arrested following a complaint from an elderly Brazilian couple who thought he was overly affectionate towards his daughter.

Despite protests from the girl that her father had done nothing wrong, the man is being kept in custody.

The man’s Brazilian wife, who was with them on the Fortaleza beach at the time, also denies any wrongdoing on the part of her husband and said she is astounded at the way he has been treated.

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The businessman from Guidonia, near Rome, is facing charges under Brazil’s tough new anti-paedophilia laws passed last month in an attempt to prevent the exploitation of children. The child molestation charges carry a sentence of between eight and 15 years.

A lawyer for the Italian consulate says the arrest is a case of overzealousness on the part of the Brazilian couple and the local police responsible for tackling child prostitution, according to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

The Italian consulate has collected several statements testifying to the good character of the businessman.

The Italian man and his family have reportedly been spending their summers in Fortaleza, in north-eastern Brazil, for the last decade.

Barack Obama to urge schoolchildren to ‘make us proud’

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He also references Harry Potter author, JK Rowling… “Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures,” he will say. “JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected 12 times before it was finally published.

US president to tell pupils to fulfil responsibilities in speech likely to be boycotted by some schools

Guardian | Sep 8, 2009

by James Meikle

obama_kool-aidBarack Obama will today tell US schoolchildren to work hard and fulfil their responsibilities to themselves and their country, in a speech criticised in advance for being too political and prompting conservative calls for parents and schools to boycott the address.

“I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it,” the president will say, according to a transcript released by the White House.

Obama received some support yesterday from the former first lady Laura Bush, the wife of Obama’s predecessor, who said she supported his decision to address schoolchildren.

Florida Republican party chairman, Jim Greer, who said last week he was “appalled” that taxpayers’ money was being used to spread Obama’s “socialist ideology”, later called it “a good speech” after, he said, changes had been made to it and to supporting materials for teachers.

The president will tell children during a visit to a school in Arlington, Virginia: “At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world, and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfil your responsibilities.”

He also references Harry Potter author, JK Rowling, and basketball legend Michael Jordan. “Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures,” he will say. “JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected 12 times before it was finally published. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, ‘I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.'”

The education secretary, Arne Duncan, acknowledged on Sunday that a section of the speech about writing to the president on how students could help him achieve education goals was poorly worded. This had been changed. “We just clarified that to say write a letter about your own education goals and what you are doing to achieve those goals”, she told CBS.

The White House said both Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr had made similar speeches when they were Republican presidents. “It’s a sad state of affairs that many in this country politically would rather see an ‘Animal House’ food fight than inspire kids to stay in school, to work hard, to engage parents to stay involved, and to ensure that millions of teachers that are making great sacrifices continue to be the best in the world, Obama’s press secretary Robert Gibbs said yesterday.

According to the text of the speech, Obama will speak of his own early years in Indonesia, where his mother “decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday – at 4.30 in the morning” and how he fell asleep “a lot of times” at the kitchen table.

Later, talking of how his father left the family when he was two, the president will say: “I know it’s not always easy to do well at school. I know a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on you schoolwork.” But, he will add, though his life “could easily have taken a turn for the worse … I got a lot of second chances and had the opportunity to go to college, and law school, and follow my dreams.” Similarly, he will say, neither of his wife Michelle’s parents had gone to college.

Whatever the problems children faced, “at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life – what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home – that’s no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude.”

Schools, overseen by local district authorities, do not have to show the speech and some are refusing to do so, partly in response to parents’ concerns.

Laura Bush backs Obama on school speech

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Mrs. Bush was interviewed in Paris, where she was helping promote global literacy as part of a United Nations meeting.

AP | Aug 8, 2008

WASHINGTON — Former first lady Laura Bush on Monday expressed support for President Barack Obama’s decision to speak to the nation’s school children, saying it is “really important for everyone to respect the president of the United States.”

In an interview with CNN, Mrs. Bush, a former school teacher, said, “There’s a place for the president of the United States to talk to school children and encourage school children” to stay in school. And she said parents and others also need to send that message.

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Obama’s planned remarks Tuesday to be broadcast by C-SPAN to many schools across the country has drawn protests from conservatives and some parents who said the president is trying to indoctrinate the nation’s children. Some parents have said they plan to keep their children home from school because of the Obama speech.

“That’s their right,” Mrs. Bush said. “That certainly is the right of parents to choose what they want their children to hear in school.”

“I also think it’s also really important for everyone to respect the president of the United States,” she said.

Obama in his speech will urge students to stay in school.

“What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country,” Obama will tell the students, according to a transcript released Monday by the White House. “What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future.”

Mrs. Bush also decried the extreme political partisanship in the nation.

“We’re polarized. … A lot of people on the right, a lot of people on the left. We’ve seen that for the last eight years. … We’re still seeing it,” she said.

Mrs. Bush praised Obama’s performance under difficult circumstances. “He’s tackled a lot to start with and that’s made it difficult,” she said.

She said her husband has refused to criticized Obama because he believes the new president “deserves the respect and no second guessing on the part of a former president.”

Still, she said Vice President Dick Cheney, who has been sharply critical of Obama, “has every right to speak out. … It’s certainly Vice President Cheney’s right to say whatever he wants to say.”

Mrs. Bush was interviewed in Paris, where she was helping promote global literacy as part of a United Nations meeting.