thedailysheeple.com / Lily Dane / July 31, 2014
Over two years ago, the Justice Department and the FBI began a review of thousands of criminal cases to determine if any defendants were wrongfully convicted based on flawed forensic testimony.
The review included 2,600 convictions and 45 death-row cases from the 1980s and 1990s in which the FBI’s hair and fiber unit reported a match to a crime-scene sample before DNA testing of hair became common.
On July 10, 2012, Spencer S. Hsu of The Washington Post broke the story:
The undertaking is the largest post-conviction review ever done by the FBI. It will include cases conducted by all FBI Laboratory hair and fiber examiners since at least 1985 and may reach earlier if records are available, people familiar with the process said. Such FBI examinations have taken place in federal and local cases across the country, often in violent crimes, such as rape, murder and robbery.
The review comes after The Washington Post reported in April that Justice Department officials had known for years that flawed forensic work might have led to the convictions of potentially innocent people but had not performed a thorough review of the cases. In addition, prosecutors did not notify defendants or their attorneys even in many cases they knew were troubled.
jonrappoport.wordpress.com / by Jon Rappoport / July 31, 2014
Now in the UK, the government has absurdly decided it wants to hunt for 30,000 people who might have “come in contact” with air traveler Patrick Sawyer, who is said to have died from Ebola.
At first, the search was going to be aimed at only several hundred, but now they’ve multiplied the hysteria factor.
Here is one predictable outcome: at clinics and hospitals, frightened people who arrive with what are labeled “early signs” of Ebola will be labeled as probable cases. What are those symptoms? Fever, chill, sore throat, cough, headache, joint pain. Sound familiar? Normally, this would just be called the flu.
What’s (intentionally) missing in all this an understanding of the immune system. Generally speaking, a germ doesn’t stand a chance of causing serious illness when the immune system is strong.
Of course, you won’t hear about that. Instead, news accounts will feature shock and awe: “perfectly healthy people” who suddenly succumbed to the “killer germ.”
The fact is, unless a serious, honest, and highly competent practitioner does a complete workup on a patient, he has no idea whether that person is healthy and has a strong immune system.
While researching my first book in 1987, AIDS Inc., I read published summaries of “the first AIDS cases,” all of whom had been patients at UCLA Hospital. To a man, these patients were labeled “formerly otherwise healthy.” That was sheer propaganda. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The lists of their prior medical drugs put the lie to that in short order.
In areas of the world where severe malnutrition, starvation, lack of basic sanitation, contaminated water, overcrowding, heavy pollution are present, people fall ill and die routinely.
These conditions destroy the immune system—and then any germ that sweeps through the area causes illness and death, because body’s defenses are shot. That’s the real problem.
Here’s another point you won’t see discussed on the mainstream news: the reliability of tests used to diagnose Ebola.
Two of those tests—antibody and PCR—are notoriously unreliable…
from Freedom Outpost:
The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services. The report, published in April amid growing fears that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus might spread outside of West Africa, says that the portable systems are designed for “low probability, high consequence” scenarios.
Some 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have thus far been given to emergency response personnel. The systems are “rapid, reliable, and [provide] simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens,” says executive officer for the DOD’s Chemical and Biological Defense group Carmen J. Spencer.
The Chemical and Biological Defense Program has sharpened the DoD diagnostics portfolio by increasing the capability of our fielded system, some 340 of which have been provided to the Military Services.
by Pam Martens, Wall Street on Parade:
Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, will take testimony at 2 p.m. today on market subsidies enjoyed by implied future government bailouts of the too-big-to-fail status of Wall Street’s bloated and serially malfeasant banks. The hearing is set to coincide with a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
An early peek at written testimony by three separate professors set to testify guarantees a belated July 4 fireworks display — one that is not likely to enjoy a welcome reception within the Wall Street corridors of power. Expect the phone lines of lobbyists and congressional campaign managers to be lighting up all over the nation’s capitol this afternoon.
by Paul Joseph Watson, infowars:
Federal health authorities could exercise authoritarian powers to control an Ebola outbreak if the deadly disease hits the United States under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, legislation passed in the wake of 9/11 which attracted controversy at the time for its draconian scope.
With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa having been declared the worst in history by the World Health Organization, concerns are mounting that the disease could spread via international air travel. Asked whether the virus could arrive in the United States, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said, “It’s going to happen at some point.”
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, drafted during the 2001 anthrax attacks, has since been adopted in whole or in part by 33 states. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons warned that the legislation “could turn governors into dictators,” while constitutional lawyer Phyllis Schlafly labeled it “an unprecedented assault on the constitutional rights of the American people.”
by Chriss W. Street,, Breitbart:
As someone who saw his monthly health insurance premium double from $780 in 2013 to $1,460 this year, I was interested to see how long it would take for California’s Democrat leaders to fess up that there is nothing affordable about their version of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Facing political shock and awe as ten million working Californians are soon to get notices of big insurance premium increases for next year, Democrat Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones admitted July 29th that rates for individuals that enrolled in Covered California jumped by an average of 55% last year.
Patrick Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of the California Association of Health Plans, said last year just before the launch of Covered California, “The arithmetic is inescapable.”
by Brandon Smith, Activist Post:
Over a year ago I published an essay entitled ‘The Linchpin Lie: How Global Collapse Will Be Sold To The Masses’. This essay addressed efforts by the ever malicious Rand Corporation to create a false narrative surrounding the possibility of global collapse. Linchpin Theory, as it was named by it’s originator and Rand Corp. employee, John Casti, is I believe the very future of propaganda.
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / July 28, 2014
Last week brawls broke out in Ukraine’s parliament between Western Ukrainian nationalists and supporters of the Eastern Russian-speaking population on two occasions. The Eastern supporters mainly consist of Party of the Regions deputies that haven’t defected and Communist Party deputies. It should be noted that Ukraine’s parliament still reflects the composition it had prior to Yanukovich’s ouster – minus the numerous political opportunists who have defected. It is a certainty that the next parliament will look very different. After parliament rejected a number of measures, the right-wing Svododa Party and UDAR (Vitaly Klitschko’s party) withdrew from the coalition government, prompting the resignation of technocratic prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk, the US-approved paladin.
The main bone of contention was that parliament would approve neither more war funding, nor the apparently long-planned sale of half of Ukraine’s gas and oil infrastructure to US and European investors (surely no-one expected that Hunter Biden is suddenly a board member of the country’s largest natural gas company for nothing). Mish has some details on this “follow the money” aspect. There is certainly nothing wrong in principle with privatizing Ukraine’s state-owned energy assets, and neither is there anything wrong with selling them to well-funded Western investors. However, this being Ukraine, such deals will undoubtedly open vast new vistas for corruption. Incidentally they are without a doubt also the main reason why Kiev has decided to wage an increasingly brutal and bloody civil war against the secessionists in the East.
For an outside observer, the entire situation seem absurd at first glance. What is so sacred about “territorial integrity”? After all, Czechs and Slovaks have managed to part ways amicably, after having been part of a single nation state for a very long time. In Yugoslavia, the nation’s break-up into several smaller nation states was even welcomed and promoted by the West, as the various population groups evidently hated each others guts. If you are a “Moskal”- hating Western Ukrainian, shouldn’t you be glad to see Donetsk and Lugansk splitting and going their own way? After all, you hate them and they hate you right back, with little chance of this situation improving anytime soon. So what’s the point of sharing a nation state? It all becomes clear when looking at the “map that explains everything”. The great bulk of Ukraine’s own gas fields are located in the country’s East.
Ukraine’s manufacturing industries are also mainly located in the East, but since these are mainly outdated Soviet-era “smokestack” industries, they are probably not the primary target. It is the rebels’ bad luck that they happen to sit upon all that gas – we are willing to wager that there would be no civil war if that were not the case.
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / July 28, 2014
Peter Haisenko, a German aviation expert made a claim yesterday that air-to-air fire brought down MH17.
The above link is to a translated page.
As a lay person, it’s easy to be persuaded by such arguments. Moreover, even if Haisenko is an aviation expert, one has to wonder about his munitions expertise.
I have some questions later, but first let’s take a look at some images and a translation of Haisenko’s thesis.
Haisenko provides this High-Res Image of MH17 Cockpit.
- Cockpit shows traces of shelling, clean round hole, about 30 mm caliper.
- Some holes are bent inward, some outward
- Rivets bent outward
- Moreover, small cuts can be seen, all bent outward, which hint at the fact that fragments have penetrated the outer hull from the inside of the cockpit.
libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / Jul 28, 2014
Almost exactly one year ago today, I published a post which went on to become extremely popular titled: Why You Should Never, Ever Drive Through Tenaha, Texas. If you failed to read it the first time around, I suggest you take look as it provides a good outline of just what is at stake when it comes to this destructive and abusive practice increasingly utilized by police departments across these United States with zero repercussions for the offending officers. In last years article I noted that:
In a nutshell, civil forfeiture is the practice of confiscating items from people, ranging from cash, cars, even homes based on no criminal conviction or charges, merely suspicion. This practice first became widespread for use against pirates, as a way to take possession of contraband goods despite the fact that the ships’ owners in many cases were located thousands of miles away and couldn’t easily be prosecuted. As is often the case, what starts out reasonable becomes a gigantic organized crime ring of criminality, particularly in a society where the rule of law no longer exists for the “elite,” yet anything goes when it comes to pillaging the average citizen.
One of the major reasons these programs have become so abused is that the police departments themselves are able to keep much of the confiscated money. So they actually have a perverse incentive to steal. As might be expected, a program that is often touted as being effective against going after major drug kingpins, actually targets the poor and disenfranchised more than anything else.
While this epidemic of law enforcement theft is problematic throughout the country (see these egregious examples from Tennessee and Michigan), it appears Texas has a particularly keen love affair with the practice. Not only did last year’s story take place in Texas, today’s highlighted episode also takes place in the Lone Star State. This time in a town of 150 people called Estelline, which earns more than 89% of its gross revenues from traffic fines and forfeitures. In other words, from theft.
Here’s a little background on this particular story. From the Armarillo Globe News:
Is there anyone in the world who is not mocking John Kerry? As AP reports, Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Israeli media commentators have leveled almost nonstop criticism at Kerry in recent days over his attempts to bring Qatar and Turkey — two countries viewed by Israel as strong Hamas supporters — into the cease-fire negotiations – “U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry ruined everything.” The White House is not happy – in unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy. They also said the personal attacks on Kerry crossed a line. Another red line crossed?
by Mike Adams, Natural News:
The news you are about to read should be front page news everywhere. There is arguably nothing more important to humanity’s survival than the alarming facts presented in this report from NASA, yet most of the world pretends this event never happened in 2012, and they falsely assume it won’t happen again.
They are wrong. According to shocking new research published by NASA, each decade there is roughly a 12% chance of a near-wipeout of humanity’s high-tech civilization. In fact, one such event nearly wiped out technology across the planet during the summer of 2012.
“A powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) tore through Earth orbit on July 23, 2012,” reports NASA.gov. (1) “If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire.” NASA goes on to report: